This feather-light, non-sticky SPF50 is getting rave reviews for very good reason. I’ve been experimenting with it to wear under base and as we all know, when base and SPF interact then you get the dreaded squirls! Not all ingredients go nicely together, and it’s usually an oil and silicone clash to blame for the flaky squirls. I’m not a formulation expert, but I’ve put this with several tinted moisturisers and foundations and I have found very minimal interaction. Not none, but minimal. If you rub your face then it will happen slightly, so don’t rub your face and it will be fine!
It comes out of the tube as above, but is completely transparent on the skin – no cast at all and just feels like a light, mattifying moisturiser with no greasy element at all. If you start piling on moisturiser on top of this, plus base you will get interaction but my skin felt hydrated enough by the Watery Essence. Maybe the most amazing thing about this is that it’s waterproof – something you’ll see if you apply it to your hands and then wash them – water forms droplets over your skin – and therefore sweat resistant. It’s on YesStyle for £9.28 HERE (you will get charged postage) instead of £23. It’s such a good example of the excellence of Japanese skin care and in particular, sun care.
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