Review | DHC Suncut Q10 Light Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++

Exclusively available at Watsons, this sunscreen from DHC surprised me with how easy it is to apply. Runny and very emollient, it goes onto my skin like a moisturiser and has an even, transparent finish – I appreciate that it doesn’t give off a white cast at all.

Though it has a moist quality to it and an almost-oily slip, it isn’t greasy or tacky. I’d peg the texture as a light moisturiser with some slip; the phrase ‘light touch’ in its name is no misnomer. :) As with many Japanese sunscreens, I believe it contains alcohol – the smell of it is fairly strong (I can’t verify this as I can’t locate the ingredient list). Despite this, the formula is such that it manages to preserve its moist feel.

Its glide and emollience afford me more play time with liquid foundations, especially drier ones. It can dry relatively fast in an air-conditioned environment (because of the alcohol?) but even then, it’s still fairly workable.

With my skin needing more hydration these days, I’ve been reaching for this sunscreen almost every day because it minimises the fine lines on my face. I love its feel too and enjoy how my foundations go well over it.

My current favourite base combination? This sunscreen + Sasa HD Perfect Foundation and Anna Sui Protective Loose Powder SPF20 PA++ for a smooth and lasting finish. :)


  • Clara says:

    Hi Mag! Been following your blog for quite sometime now, and I need your advice regarding skincare for Day vs Night…

    I understand that during the night, we need to have clean skin & proper hydration.

    What I’m always confused is day-time, as we put on makeup, I usually would use a primer. Could you do a regime? Cause I usually wash> primer> makeup. Is this enough? As I’m using heroine makeup base which has SPF30, is it sufficient? should I change my skincare? Cause my skin is getting rougher :(

    Need your expert advice. sigh. Appreciate it a lot :)

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Clara,

      Sorry for the late reply.

      For day time, I would remove whatever skincare that still remains on my skin from the night before with a gentle toner (I use the Clinelle purifying one). If my skin looks clear and supple, I skip this step. Then I’ll use a moisturiser (no SPF, if I’m using a sunscreen or a base with SPF), over which I’ll apply my base makeup. This varies, depending on which products I’ll use.

      You mentioned roughness – perhaps you need to exfoliate more? You could do it manually with a scrub or with an AHA or BHA product. Depending on your needs – in general, AHA is for photo-aged/dry skin, while BHA is for oily skin.

      Hope this helps! :)

  • karenteo says:

    Your post is so timely! I have been looking for a ‘watery’ sunscreen with high spf and pa factor for quite sometime now. Hope this will work well for me too.

  • fate says:

    hi, does it work for oily skin? :)

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Fate,

      I wouldn’t recommend it because of the obvious emollience. I’d recommend the new Shiseido sunscreen for people with oily skin – it seems to control sebum production very well!

  • Fate says:

    Thanks for the quick reply! Which particular shiseido sunscreen are you referring to?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Fate,

      The new one that will be launched in June. It’s called Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++. ;)

  • odelia says:

    What a timely review. I am looking for a sunscreen as well. Do you have any recommendations for combination skin?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Odelia,

      Either the new Shiseido one (I’m still drafting my review) or the Aqualabel SPF 50 one! :)

  • fate says:

    oh no. i missed reading your reply and bought the old shiseido sunscreen and now hates it. i tried it this week and makes my oily skin oilier. :(

  • fate says:

    the one with the grey cap and white bottle with 30spf. do you have other suggestions that are out in the market now? or do you have other suggestions on how i can 2nd-hand sell the shiseido i bought…? :(

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