Since I first developed acne at 11, facing skin sensitivity and irritation issues have been a recurring nightmare for me despite all the skincare I’ve fed my skin with over the years. Hence why it’s not surprising that I try my best to analyse ingredients and formulations to avoid triggering any allergic reactions.
Enter Cell Fusion C, a brand dermatologically-certified by dermatologists in 42 countries worldwide. With an aim to provide complete skin care solutions exclusively through skin care specialists, the brand offers hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic solution to all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Sounds like a dream for me, right? Let’s see how this humble sunscreen which claims to be safe for even freshly lasered or chemically-treated skin fares on me!
Cell Fusion C’s Laser Sunscreen 100 SPF50+ PA+++ is a low irritant UV protector that perfectly protects stressed skin damaged by the external environment. Using the golden ratio of inorganic and organic UV filters, it prevents skin aging caused by the UV rays including premature signs such as dullness and dryness in the skin.
With ingredients rich in peptides and collagen, Laser Sunscreen 100 also aids in strengthening skin elasticity, keeping the skin firm and healthy.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminium Hydroxide, Aluminium Stearate, Methicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ubiquinone, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Fragrance, Phenoxyethannol.
Contains both physical/mineral/inorganic and chemical/organic UV filters, ie:
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (chemical/organic)
- Ethylhexyl Salicylate (chemical/organic)
- Zinc Oxide (physical/mineral/inorganic)
- Titanium Dioxide (physical/mineral/inorganic)
OTHER NOTABLE INGREDIENTS:
- Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E and is known as an antioxidant, anti-aging agent and anti-inflammatory. Also capable of enhancing the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients and reducing transepidermal water loss.
- Ubiquinone: Also known as Coenzyme Q10. An antioxidant that may aid in preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles and loss of firmness in the skin due to sun exposure.
- Hydrolyzed Collagen: A natural collagen that has the function of strengthening the skin’s barrier and elasticity.
- Acetyl Hexapeptide-8: An ingredient similar to Botox. It provides elasticity to sagging skin.
35ml (this 1+1 offer from Hermo means that you get 35ml x 2)
Opaque white plastic tube with red/silver details and a white twist-off cap. The applicator is a fine-tipped nozzle dispenser, and is covered with a small aluminium safety seal/strip when brand new.
If you manage to get the 1+1 deal like I have via Hermo, then you’ll be lucky to get 2 sunscreens for the price of one in a neat, cylindrical metal tin. Fun fact: as you open the tin, just pull on one of the tubes of sunscreen for a neat elevation mechanism!
PERIOD AFTER OPENING (PAO):
HOW TO USE:
Apply onto the entire face at the last stage of your skincare routine. Re-apply frequently and generously to maintain protection.
*TIP: Advised to apply 30 minutes before going out and recommended to use 2mg per 1cm of skin (or just use the 2-3 fingertip rule like I do for the face and neck). Applying to the face by tapping it in smoothly leads to better absorption.
Moderate flowery-perfume scent. I wasn’t a fan at first due to my sensitive nose, but I’ve gotten used to it. The scent does linger, though.
Creamy, moisturising white lotion texture which spreads onto the skin smoothly. Can feel a little thick on the skin, especially in our humid Malaysian weather, but it absorbs well into the skin eventually and leaves a smooth, satin finish.
Depending on your skin tone, there will be at least a hint of a white cast. On my medium skin tone, there is a noticeable tone-up effect after application, which blends in nicely with my skin overtime. Overall, I don’t mind it as it has never made me look like a ghost! Instead, the mild tone up effect makes my skin look less dull, which I appreciate, especially when I don’t feel like wearing any base makeup for a quick grocery run!
Slightly, but overall not really. So I would keep this only as a daily sunscreen option.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone.
OVERALL THOUGHTS & EXPERIENCE:
After almost a month of using this sunscreen as my sole sun protector, I have to say… I find this a very reliable SPF for my sensitive skin. While the white cast and fairly strong fragrance could be improved upon, I love how clean the formulation is overall (free of drying alcohols and essential oils, notably) and how it has worked to provide effective soothing protection for our hot, humid weather.
I do have to note however that I strongly recommend this more for those with dry, dehydrated, normal and combination-dry skin. While I do think it can suit all skin types, I feel that if you have oily skin and are living in tropical weather… you’d find this a bit suffocating due to how richly moisturising and occlusive it is. Alternatively, just pat on some toner and use this as a 2-in-1 moisturiser/sunscreen!
4/5! I’ve really enjoyed using this sunscreen, and I find that it did not irritate my skin nor cause clogged pores to trigger an acne outbreak. However, as always, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary, ie. what works for me might not work for you and vice versa)! 😄