Climate change pretty much changed the game for us residents of the planet Earth. The sun is much, much stronger than it used to be. And since it's summer, we have to be extra careful of our skin. Toofor much radiation from the sun can not only result to sunburn, but to skin cancer, in the worst of conditions, under prolonged exposure over the years.
I admit I was never really into using sunblock. I thought putting on sunblock is only for going to the beach or for going swimming at the pool. I was wrong. Even if we're indoors, using sunscreen is very important. Radiation not only comes from the sun but from other things around the home as well.
It's tricky to look for a sunblock that not only fits any budget (they can be pretty expensive) and also is not too heavy for everyday use. However, thanks to our ingenious young entrepreneurs, more and more sunblocks are making waves in the market and are becoming more readily available for a very reasonable price. I'm also very particular with what I use on my body. I try to veer away from cosmetics that practice animal-testing and use "chemicals." Besides, it's always a good thing to encourage local businesses that offer products that are up-to-par with international brands.
If you are an avid reader of my random ramblings here, I was crazy over Human Nature and I still am. But now, I discovered another proudly Pinay enterprise, Snoe! I first found out about them when I was doing my early research on fashion and beauty (?) blogging. Lots of Pinay bloggers were head-over-heels, especially for their famous beauty bars. Finally, after a loooong while of resisting the temptation, my curiosity got the best of me and I gave in. I got the Here Comes the Sunblock! for my first purchase and their Maximum Whitening Moringa Beauty Bar in a separate visit. They have a lot of stores all over the metro and they also sell online (and ship it to you, of course!)
Anyway, check out their cutesy store in Robinson's Galleria.
|Thanks to the two nice salesladies who were kind enough to answer all|
my questions and suggest the best products. :D
|One of their bestsellers!|
Their kiosk was sooo cute and loaded with lots of goodies! I can't wait to come back for more! Anyway, moving on to the review of Here Comes the Sunblock:
|What it says on the label.|
|Instructions on how to use + a faint vision of the ingredients|
|I love the packaging! Very summer-y!|
|Pardon the mess. I had already consumed a considerable amount |
of the product while I was in Zambales. :p
|It's got that creamy, milky consistency.|
|Spread, spread, spread.|
|Blended right in.|
Snoe has this to say about Here Comes the Sunblock:
What I like about it:
- Very affordable. I got it for Php 199 (~$5)
- Available in many locations (check out their website for local store listings) and online.
- Made of singkamas and other natural or naturally-derived ingredients
- SPF 45 - great for everyday use
- Has a very nice scent
- Comes in a handy bottle
- Just the right consistency, not too heavy and not too thick like most sunblocks
- Can be used on the face
- A little drop goes a long way. Very tipid to use.
What I dislike about it:
- Maybe it's the intense Zambales sun, but the SPF 45 wasn't quite enough for my skin. I got a little sunburned despite applying the product twice in a span of about 8 hours.
- Casts a slight whitish/grayish cast; it requires a lot of work to blend in so you won't end up with a wash of white streak on your skin
- It's a little hard to get the product out of the bottle. Perhaps if it came with a pump, that would be really helpful. :)
- If you intend to hit the beach or would go through a prolonged exposure to the sun, try their Suntervention SPF 80 for maximum coverage against the sun's harmful rays.
- It's better to use a separate sunscreen for your face. I just happened not to have one during the trip.
- Sunblock is not just for going to the beach! It's ideal to use everyday for more extensive protection against the sun and radiation.
Overall, Here Comes the Sunblock is a fun, little product that delivers. Maybe it really was the harsh sun up in Zambales that made me sunburn a little, but for daily use, this one really works fine. For its price, it's amazing how your skin not only gets protected but nourished (and whitened) as well. I'd definitely go for another bottle when I run out and maybe pick up SPF 80 too, for those sudden trips to the beach. Go ahead, visit the nearest Snoe store now! Their staff are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable - they can take on your concerns and questions about their products. I have been informed by SNOE that Here Comes the Sunblock is really just for everyday use, while Suntervention is ideal for beach trips and prolonged sun exposure. ;)
Make your skin sing this summer... Here comes the sun, too-doo-doo-doo! And I say, it's alright! ;)
What is your favorite sunblock/sunscreen? :)