After reading some positive reviews about this product from various beauty bloggers, I decided to get one for myself since I am quite a huge fan of Kose products nowadays. This particular sunscreen came in two forms – normal and medicated.
I actually wanted to try the medicated version as it was the highly reviewed one. But Stephanie, the BA at Kose, Boulevard Hypermarket told me that she doesn’t have it at her counter as medicated skincare products require prescriptions and it could only be bought from pharmacy. I am not sure about the case in West Malaysia but that’s how it is in East Malaysia according to her.
I started using this sunscreen couple of days ago since I am planning to bring my almost finishing Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++ with me on my upcoming KL, which is on the mid of next month.
This particular sunscreen comes with higher quantity compared to Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++ or Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ PA+++. Kose Sekkisei Sun Protector N SPF50+ PA+++ comes in 60g which is 10g more than Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ PA+++ and 30g more than Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++.
The consistency of the liquid is much more watery compared to the Shiseido which I had been using. When I first tried it at Kose counter few months ago, I could feel that it’s a little bit oily. I wanted to go for Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Gel SPF50 PA+++ since it felt less greasy on my hands compared to the former. But Stephanie advised me to go for the liquid version if I am more likely to be exposed under the sun for quite a long time. The gel version would do just fine if I am only exposed to the sun for a short period of time and staying indoor most of the time.
So, I followed as instructed and got the liquid version. The first day when I was trying out the product, I don’t really like it but there’s nothing I could do since I bought a full size bottle. I even planned on giving it away to my Sister. But then I decided to give it another shot on the next day by lowering down the dosage so that it wouldn’t make my face looking like a grease ball and it worked!
The texture is not as thick as Shisiedo Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++ and it’s easily spread all over the face without leaving a white cast. It did feel a little bit greasy at first but it will be absorbed into the skin after a short while and leaving your skin feeling smooth. And what’s good was that it doesn’t break out on my skin.
Albeit being a little greasy, my skin doesn’t secrete much sebum throughout the day. In terms of the smell, it smelled like any other Kose Sekkisei range of products but less stronger. It wasn’t able to even out the skin tone as well as Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++ did but I still find it good enough for my expectation.
1. Smelled like any other Kose Sekkisei range of products but less stronger.
2. Comes in 60g, which is a lot more compared some other brands of sunscreens.
3. Doesn’t leave a white casting.
4. Leaves skin feeling smooth when the sunscreen was fully absorbed.
5. Doesn’t break out on the skin.
1. A little bit greasy.
2. Doesn’t absorb instantly.
3. Couldn’t even out skin tone.
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5