The next few days of sun protection week will be of me slathering a quarter teaspoon of sunblock on my face.
In Day 1, I mentioned that 2 milligrams of sunblock per square centimeter of skin is needed to get the SPF rating as written on the label. I don’t own a weighing scale sensitive enough to measure milligrams so I’ll be using the measuring spoon approximation. Check out Robyn’s attempt on 2mg per cm².
Vanessa told me that it’s possible to apply that much with Biore’s UV Perfect Face Milk (and still manage to look decent.)
I freaked out when I poured the sunblock on my palm because I was not planning on washing the sunblock off and waste precious grams of product. I was dead set on actually going through the day with that much goop on.
Here’s what a quarter teaspoon of Bioré UV Perfect Face Milk looks like on my face. (Note: I am not naked here. I am wearing a tank top.)
Say hello to my pale lips. Now you know why I love lipstisks. Haha!
By the way, do you have any eye makeup ideas for my
hooded, droopy, puffy, and tiny-spaced lids?
I look a bit shiny because of the fluorescent light reflection but I was actually surprisingly matte. As soon as the alcohol dissipated, it seemed like I just applied a generous amount of translucent powder on. My face wasn’t as white and slimy as I expected. Maybe people a few shades lighter than me can wear this sunblock on its own. For reference, I’m Gold Shell in L’Oreal and an NC35/ NC37 at MAC, only more yellow-olive.
I powdered my face to counter the ashiness and I didn’t need to retouch (I will have to re-test in the warmer months).
A bottle of Biore UV Perfect Face Milk is 30 ml. Assuming you’re like me who also doesn’t re-apply sunblock every few hours during the day, that’s about 24 days of use (1/4 tsp = 1.25 ml.)
I bought it from TPE Marketplace, behind Makati Medical Center, for Php 480. It seems like a sustainable fixed cost; what worries me is the alcohol. I’m ok with a little bit of alcohol in sunblock because it makes the product easier to work with. But 1/4 teaspoon of it felt like I was scouring rubbing alcohol on my face. If done daily, even the oiliest of all oily skins will dry out, I think.
I’ll write an in-depth review of this product once I use it when it’s more humid.
For now, I’ll use the more emollient sunblocks I own.
Conclusion: 1/4 teaspoon is doable with this sunblock.