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Kawaii Tokyo Brighten-up UV Blocker SPF50/PA+++

Posted on: January 22, 2010

Kawaii Tokyo, a skin care series that available at Sasa store. Both product manufacturing and expiry date are also clearly indicated on packaging, hence the product age will be transparent to consumer. I tested the textures of the product line at store and finally decided to get the sunblock, something I would surely use.



According to the product label, this included ingredients of brightening (Vitamin C Derivatives, Alpha-arbutin), anti-aging (Vitamin A, B2, B3), moisturizing (Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Squalane), pore care (Witch Hazel Extract) and anti-inflammation (Platinum Nano-colloid, Licorice Extract). This is also free of alcohol and animal-based ingredients, water-resistant. Normally I will not go for a sunblock with too much skin care ingredient, especially those with chemical sunscreen ingredient, but this is mineral sunblock so that is fine to me.



Shake well before use. The milky consistency has kind of unpleasant plastic/chemical odor upon applying it, but it dissipated in few seconds, so that not a big problem. It is easy to spread over and leaves hardly noticeable white residue. But, having said that, due to drier skin condition in mid day, it leaves heavy white residue during re-application that required carefully blending. However the white residue would gradually fade off in few minutes, leaving skin glossy and luminuous. Generally it has no coverage, but less visible skin imperfection can be expected due to light-diffusing capacity. No greasiness but slight tacky right after application. Normally I either satisfied with the dewy radiance skin or take it as make up base.


 Left:  bare skin      Right: with Kawaii Tokyo UV Blocker


Despite its thick texture, it is not exactly moisturizing. If I did not prepare a proper moisture base underneath, skin will feel tight as though it clings onto skin tightly. When applied thickly or wore something heavy underneath in humid days, it gave me 1-2 clog pores at the end of the day.  Therefore I think it may be best suitable for normal, combination and dry skin without dehydration issue.



As you can seen from above attached picture, the pressure in the plastic tube was causing the content oozed out by itself when newly-opened. That was quite wasteful in first few days. Still, I pleased with it overall because it is not an easy task to find a well-rounded mineral sunscreen at affordable price, especially I do not fancy online purchase. This costed me MYR75/40ml during the promotion, normal retail is MYR90 or HKD210.


Rating: ….)))     Good. Willing to buy again.



Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Squalane, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Tocopherol, Sodium Riboflavin Phosphate, Niacinamide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Alpha-arbutin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Retinyl Palmitate, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Platinum Powder, Silver.


5 Responses to "Kawaii Tokyo Brighten-up UV Blocker SPF50/PA+++"

little out of topic, but would you happen to know ingredients to Lunasol’s Creamy Makeup Base? (I avoid alcohol)

Hello Leeloo,
Thanks for dropping by.

I don’t have the ingredient list of the Lunasol creamy makeup base and I couldn’t locate it online so far. I can understand your concern of ingredient because I was doing the same. If you can wait for few more days, I can help you to check the ingredient list at the beauty counter of department store, as I am at BKK airport now and the duty free didn’t carry this product. “v

Hi Leeloo,

I just checked with Kanebo counter here and unfortunately the label of ingredient list is in Japanese language. In Thailand, usually the full English ingredients will be listed on importer sticker, but this creamy makeup base only highlighted the active sunscreens (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate and Titanium Dioxide), so I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you if it contains any alcohol. You may want to check with someone in a country with stringent enforcement on product ingredients.

good article

Thank you, geovanny.

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January 2010

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