Review – Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++

 

Do you know sun damage is the No.1 cause of premature skin aging? Even with low-intensity exposure to UV rays but in a long-term, it will still cause significant aging of the skin eventually.

Nevertheless, sunscreen is ultimately the most important skincare product I can’t leave without whether I’m in or out of home. And it is absolutely necessary during the timing from 10am to 4pm, even on a cloudy day.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++

Recently, I was being introduced to a new sunscreen by Yves Saint Laurent and what got me excited about this product is the PA++++! It is the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++. It is a new addition to its Top Secrets collection and was launched in April 2013.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++

Wow! PA++++? This is the only sunscreen I’ve came across that is formulated with the highest PA++++! So far, the highest PA rating we can find in most sunscreens is only PA+++.

When choosing a good sunscreen, apart from having a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 to 50 which protect skin (sunburn) against UVB, PA rating system is the crucial factor I will consider to help protect my skin against harmful UVA that causes skin aging. UVA (Ultraviolet-A) rays penetrate deep into the skin, which can cause premature signs of aging, including sunspots, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++ – S$69 / 30ml

Product Profile :

Imperceptible SPF50 / PA++++ protection, the UV SHIELD effectively combats UVB and UVA rays. Enriched with an anti-pollution active ingredient, it helps the skin fight against everyday external aggressions. This TOP SECRETS care is ideal for keeping the skin protected each and every day.

The secrets of a “triple shield”

For even skin, protection against sun-induced spots and preserved radiance, UV SHIELD acts like a super-effective triple shield.

An anti-pollution barrier: enriched with Shea butter extract with detoxifying properties to protect skin against everyday urban aggressions by capturing floating metal particles.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++

The active sunscreen ingredient is the nano Titanium Dioxide. Spotted alcohol denat in this product , thankfully my skin doesn’t feel dry nor irritated with it.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++

As this sunscreen contains Titanium Dioxide, the lightweight texture leaves a tinge of translucent white cast upon application that makes my skin appears smooth and bright yet natural. It doesn’t leave a greasy feeling and my skin feels hydrated all day long. It has an ultra light fragrance scent that fades quickly.

My skin appears brighter and glowing and hence I can leave without any foundation at all. All I need is to dust a tinge of loose powder on the entire face and apply cheek blush; and I’m good to go. I actually receive compliments from peers on a few occasion actually. :D

Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++ is so far has the highest PA rating I’ve came across and if you are looking for a sunscreen that provides the high protection against harmful UVA rays, look no further then.

 

Availability

Top Secrets UV Shield High Protection UV Skincare SPF 50 PA++++, retailing at S$69, is now available at ION Orchard #B2-34, Tel : 6509 7423 and Tangs Beauty Hall @ Tangs Orchard, Tel : 6235 9206.

 

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