Review | DHC Acne Care Base Makeup UV Protection Milk SPF 50 PA++

July 28, 2011

Packaged in a petite white bottle with a green cap, this tinted sunscreen is quite the little wonder. Lightweight, smooth and oil-controlling, I’ve been reaching for it ever so often these hot and humid days.

The colour is a light beige that is sheer enough to suit more than one Asian skin tone. Like the DHC Suncut Q10 Light Touch sunscreen, it has an initial moist texture, applying smoothly and evenly. It is non-greasy after application and dries down well (it might be a touch too matte for people with dry/dehydrated skin, though). I love how it casts a diaphanous veil over my skin.

Although it doesn’t have a lot of coverage, it feels like second skin, making my face look just a notch better. Best of all, it controls sebum production for me. I oil up even in air-conditioned environs but my makeup is near-pristine even with several hours in air-conditioned areas, plus an hour or so outdoors and in a non-air-conditioned room.

A caveat, though: Like many Japanese sunscreens, this one contains a fair amount of alcohol. So if you’re sensitive to this ingredient, it’s best to steer clear of this product.

This product doesn’t impart an unseeming white cast, although it can be masky over certain bases. As such, I choose to use it on its own.

In the photo above, I’ve been wearing the sunscreen – paired with a light dusting of MAC Blot Powder applied with the MAC 150 big powder brush – for more than 6 hours without any blotting or touch-ups. Testimony to its staying power, no? (Eyes are the new Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette, while the lips are Lipstick Queen Goodbye paired with Shiseido Alabaster Shimmering Rouge)

Exclusively available at Watsons, this sunscreen weighs 30 ml and retails at S$31. This was a press sample but I like it so much, I’ll probably purchase another bottle on my own when I’m done with this one!

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10 Responses to Review | DHC Acne Care Base Makeup UV Protection Milk SPF 50 PA++

  1. July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Ahh this reminds me a lot of Mentholatum Acnes milky sunscreen. Do you happen to know how they compare?

    • makeupmag
      July 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Hi Ashley,

      I generally don’t use acne-related products, so I haven’t tried anything from Mentholatum Acnes. If it weren’t for the Watsons/DHC event I attended, I wouldn’t have known how good this tinted sunscreen is! :) You’ve made me curious about the Acnes version, though – I might just purchase it to compare the two. ;)

  2. milktea
    July 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    It’s lovely as a makeup base. Thank you for reviewing this product! :-)

    • makeupmag
      July 30, 2011 at 1:31 am

      Hi Milktea,

      You’re welcome. I hope you like it. :)

  3. Chantana
    July 30, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I have this tinted sunblock too… it really have good oil control, but sometimes it might feel abit drying on drier areas of the skin. (But I still like it.. lolx)

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Hi Chantana,

      I use it on its own but yes, it will make a great base! :) I agree re: it being a little dry.

  4. July 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    You’re looking very good here! I think long, straight hair suits you very well.

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

      Hi Sesame,

      Thank you! It’s funny how it gets entangled when I nurse through the night, despite the amount of conditioning products I use.

  5. Meow
    August 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

    You are looking good as usual!

    • makeupmag
      August 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks, Meow Meow! :)

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