Fasio Multi Block Super UV Screen Mild SPF50+ PA+++
Posted May 11, 2010on:
Kose Cosmenience is drugstore brand by Kose, included Happy Bath Day, Fasio, Whitist and Junkisui Prime. I was having hard time to look for an affordable, non-fragranced, moisturizing mineral sunscreen locally. And I remembered Beaute de Kose UV Blocker never over dried my skin out in previous dry season, but as it contains mineral oil, I was hesitated. After many disappointments, instead of constantly suffer dryness from mineral sunscreen, mineral oil is really not a big deal. Though most milky sunscreens are unlikely free of alcohol.
Fasio Multi Block Super UV Screen has four colors indicated for different occasions. Blue (daily use) for light wearing; Dark blue (very waterproof, not available in TH) for water activities; Pink (Pearly) for bling makeup base at night; Green (Mild) for sensitive skin and kid. The blue, pink and green colors are all non-tinted with SPF50+ PA+++ sun protection. All of them are fragrance free, containing alcohol and mineral oil.
I admit the blue and pink colors looked more tempting, having a sensitive skin, green color (Mild version) is the one. According to the product packaging, this provides broad-spectrum against UVA/B rays, contains no UV absorber, no artificial colorant, both water and sweat resistant, non-drying, can be served as makeup base. I was aware the ingredient- Calcium Cerium Oxide is filed as UV absorber but rated safe. However, I wasn’t too concern about it since it never classified as active ingredient of sunscreen to against UV.
Shake well before use. The milky content is lightweight, moisturizing and very runny to spread across the skin yet it settles a smooth film on skin quickly, skin appears subtle glowing with minimum white tint. It has no strong alcohol smell when newly opened and the smell slowly faded out. It works beautifully on my combination-dry skin without cause excessive dryness after few hours, non-greasy, and no oily-shine. But, having said that, I still need a proper moisture care under the sunscreen. When the skin turned to be oilier in very humid climate, I would need a tiny powder to blot out the excess shine, may be few times in a day. Compare to Clarins’s, Clarins’s imparts radiant glow on normal-dry skin while this Fasio’s imparts radiant glow on combination-normal skin. That is fine to me, most important it never felt heavy on skin and didn’t break me out or contributes blackhead.
In fact, it’s one of the lightest sunscreen I’ve tried. I’ve no problem to apply 3/4 teaspoon of this Fasio sunscreen for face and neck at one go, even re-apply. It just settles and dries out quickly. I normally dispense the desired amount on palm, then apply evenly to skin by fingers little by little, build up gradually until all done. I cannot do this with Clarins and Shiseido because they take time to settle the film, Biore has no problem of this but possibly end up with heavy white residue. As general, It won’t leave a powdery matte finish like Biore Face Milk, it’s also not leaving shinny glow like Clarins UV Plus, not a thicker finish like Shiseido Gentle Sun Protection Lotion SPF30+++, and not tacky and heavy like Tokyo Kawaii UV Blocker. May be a tad similar to DHC White Sunscreen but only half price of it and having better sun protection. (Side note: Amid the 6 sunscreens I mentioned here, only Biore contains UV absorber)
Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Water (Aqua), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Hydrated Silica, Calcium Cerium Oxide, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Trifluoropropyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycosyl Trehalose, Trifluoropropyl Dimethicone/Trifluoropropyl DivinylDimethicone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Platinum Powder.