Review – Sunplay SPF 130 PA+++ Super Block Clear Finish & SPF 80 PA++ UV Body Mist Sunblock

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By now, I believe you should be aware that sun is the #1 cause of premature aging. And in fact, the earlier that exposure begins, the longer it goes on, the worse the damage is.

Protecting yourself from ultraviolet radiation is the most important task you should do to revere or prevent sun damage. Applying sunscreen daily is definitely one of the best sun protection you can do to your skin.

I have recently received a complimentary Sunplay SPF 130 PA+++ Super Block Clear Finish and a Sunplay SPF 80 PA++ UV Body Mist Sunblock. Many thanks to TheSampleStore for sponsoring these products to me.

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Sunplay SPF 80 PA++ UV Body Mist Sunblock

S$17.90 / Net wt. 150ml

Sunplay SPF 80 PA++ UV Body Mist Sunblock, the newest sunblock from Sunplay, is the #1 sunscreen in Japan. It will be officially launched islandwide on 18 April 2011.

This easy-to-use spray-on sunscreen with high SPF 80 protection, protect skin from harmful UVB rays that cause sun burnt and PA++ protection from harmful UVA rays that cause wrinkles and skin-aging. It has became the best seller sunscreen upon its launch in Hong Kong last year.

The benefits of UV Body Mist Sunblock

  • SPF 80 PA++ – high UVA and UVB protection
  • Water resistant, long lasting for all kinds of outdoor activities
  • Easy-to-apply one touch aerosol spray, applies evenly to whole body
  • Refreshing citrus scent, with cooling sensation to soothe sunburned skin
  • Non-greasy and light

I have noticed that alcohol is the first ingredient on the ingredient list which usually means it has high concentration in it. Although I refrain from using any product that contains alcohol as it will tend to dry up the skin but I will still continue using it as I find it easy to use and convenient. Due to the alcohol content, this sunscreen is only suitable for the body and therefore NOT advisable to use it on your face especially.

UV Body Mist Sunblock also contains minuscule amount of vitamin C and E to help fight free radicals and increase sun protection from UV rays.

I actually adore its refreshing and soothing citrus scent. Its non-greasy transparent texture feels cool on the skin upon spraying. This easy-to-apply spray-on sunscreen does feel a little sticky if I happen to spray it too close onto the skin as per image above. Therefore it is advisable to hold it 6-8 inches away from the body for an evenly spread. My skin feels comfortable even after many hours later.

Rating

Not because of the alcohol content, I would have given a high rating!

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Sunplay SPF 130 PA+++ Super Block Clear Finish Sunblock

S$17.20 / Net wt. 35g

This super duper high SPF sunscreen, yes it’s SPF 130 PA+++, has the highest available UVA and UVB Protection in the market (I believe). It is the #1 sunscreen sold in Watsons. It is designed with UV reflective technology to help reflect UV rays away.

What does SPF and 130 stands for? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and indicates how the products have UVB protective effect. 130 means your skin will only turn red or get burned if you stand under the sun for 1300 minutes which is equivalent to 21.666 hours! Who on earth will stand under the sun for so long unless you are in the desert.

And what does PA+++ stands for? PA+++ stands for Protection Grade of UVA. PA+ provides some protection, PA++ provides moderate protection and PA+++ provides higher protection.

Just simply remember that UVA affects ‘Aging’ whilst UVB affects ‘Burning’.

This sunblock lotion is ideal for face and body. It can be used alone or after moisturizer.

And here again, I have spotted alcohol in the ingredient list. Quite a disappointment!

SPF 130 PA+++ Super Block Clear Finish Sunblock is formulated with watery liquid texture. Although the texture is super light and non-greasy but I find it a mess to use. Its water-like texture is so light that it feels like lotion and the liquid will drip out of the bottle.

It leaves a white cast on the skin and my skin feels matt (probably due to alcohol ingredient in it). Its water resistant formula is claimed to provide 8 hours protection in outdoor.

Rating

Would have given a higher rating if not for the alcohol content and white cast effect!

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6 Comments on "Review – Sunplay SPF 130 PA+++ Super Block Clear Finish & SPF 80 PA++ UV Body Mist Sunblock"

  1. By now, I am very much aware that sun is the number1 cause of premature aging. And
    protecting oneself from ultraviolet radiation is the most important task one should do to prevent sun damage. Applying sunscreen daily is definitely one of the best sun protection you can do to your skin.

    But, what if your sunscreen contains METHYLPARABEN? Studies indicate that methylparaben may react with UVB leading to INCREASED SKIN AGING and DNA DAMAGE. And instead of protecting yourself from harmful UV rays, you are actually increasing your risk for skin damage. And
    SUNPLAY SUPER BLOCK and many other cosmetic products CONTAINS METHYLPARABEN.

  2. rona says:

    Where do we get to buy ths in singapore..I cant find this in any of the guardian,fair pprice or gumtree centres

  3. Shirleen says:

    Hi Rona,

    You should be able to find this at Watsons.

  4. Mirjam says:

    Hi :)
    Nice revieuw. One question… Is there a version of sunplay for the face without alcohol?

  5. Kathklim says:

    HI Shirleen,
    Sunblocks and Sunscreens are two different things.. any idea if Sunplay is Sunblock or a Sunscreen..

    Also .. unfortunately.. Zinc Oxide is the only thing that truly works.. and it WILL leave a white cast. If your choice of sun protection doesn’t leave a whit cast… then dump it. It is not doing what you think it is doing. :)

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