The Sunscreen Project, Part 7

/ Thursday, May 3, 2012 /

The Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream Sunscreen, SPF 32 is the seventh sunscreen I have tried during my quest to find a good sunscreen. I bought a few samples of this online via Ebay awhile ago and decided to try it during this time.

This eye cream is not a sunscreen for the entire face, per se, but since the eye area is still part of the face, I decided to include it in this series.

This eye cream has received a lot of rave reviews in many different places. As seen on Makeup Alley, Amazon and Sephora, it is seen as something that is very effective and provides a lot of protection from the sun.

The active ingredients list states: Octinoxate 4.9%; Zinc Oxide 9.3%

Hmm... those two ingredients. Useful or not? What did I think of it? Pretty good, overall.

When I first applied it, I felt as if my face did not have anything on it, anything heavy at all. It felt very light and refreshing. It settled into my skin and was absorbed very quickly. Afterwards, I just put on eye makeup around the area, e.g. concealer, eyeshadow, etc, and they did not melt off my face, aka were compatible with the makeup products. However, it felt very good and felt as if it were giving good protection.

It does not have Avobenzone, the only active chemical ingredient that is known for providing full-spectrum UVA ray coverage, but the thing is that avobenzone burns the eyes, and this eye cream certainly doesn't, so I think it is a good compromise. Zinc oxide, on the other hand, is definitely good in that it makes up for both UVA and UVB ray coverage.

Note: Sun rays can really damage the eye area, as the skin around the eye area is some of the thinnest and most delicate.

The only thing I don't like about it is the price. It is $32.50 for 0.5 oz. Granted, 0.5 oz will last you a long time, but still, I think that is a lot of money to shell out.

Pros: Very good coverage, high SPF (32), easy to absorb, can be used with makeup
Cons: Really high price

Overall, what do I think? If I had a lot of dough, yeah, of course! But, alas, that is not the case, so I will still keep looking.

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Past posts:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Vanicream SPF 30
Part 3: Solbar Avo SPF 32
Part 4: Pur~lisse Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Part 5: Coppertone Sport SPF 30
Part 6: Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15


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