What felt like my never ending quest for a sunscreen finally came to an end. But at .88 fl oz I'll be shelling out $26 per tube + ~$10 to import the order. Buyee.jp is a courier service that'll get your Japan only Cosmetics around the world for a relatively small fee (~800JPY). They got it through customs successfully with the vague description of "cosmetics". ▫️
Shiseido's Quasi Drug (medicated) line SUNMEDIC UV recently came out with a Mineral/Filter combo PA++++ sunscreen that did not use Octinoxate. I've been trying to cut Octinoxate out of my daily routine as it accumulates in your system. I'm not afraid to be using on outdoor days but I just feel like, if it's not necessary to achieve PA++++ why apply it EVERY. DAY? There are a few Mineral only sunscreens that'd fit the full coverage claim, but I've never experienced a high coverage Mineral only sunscreen that feels 'cosmetically elegant' aka I don't want all that metal on my face all day. It ain't comfortable.
SUNMEDIC solves this by using Uvinul T 150 and Tinosorb S two very safe, high performance filter sunscreens that are NOT estrogenic!! (Octinoxate is!). Because of these two filters the Mineral SPF content can be lowered, giving is a silky smooth feeling. ▫️
▫️If the SPF ingredients weren't enough to sell me on this sunscreen, since it is a quasi drug that means there are ingredients to help remove and resist hyperpigmentation. Shiseido loads it up with Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, a Licorice root derivative that helps inhibit Tryosinase activity and smooth eczema. Also, xylitol a natural moisturizing factor. ▫️
▫️The product goes on great, on my fair skin there's no white cast but a beautiful slight iridescence. Sunmedic, you guys did it. I found my everyday sunscreen. Just please sell it in a bigger tube!!!