Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Alcohol Free [Review]

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Hello! I have been trying a lot of sunscreen/sunblock lately. Since I have become aware the importance of using sunblock to help my skin to heal and repair, I have been actively searching for the right sunblock for my skin. Surely you will find more sunblock products review here in my blog. I have to admit, ever since I started to diligently apply sunblock to my skin, my skin able to heal better apart from other skin care routine that currently I have. Here in Malaysia, the awareness of using sunblock is really lacking. While you have done all the steps to have beautiful skin but it will go to waste if you don’t add sunblock steps in the routine to help secure your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

Perfect Water Essence SPF 50 PA++++ (Alcohol Free)

I bought this sunblock at Watson which I believe less than RM 30, I don’t remember exactly how much it costs. One of the label that attract me to buy this sunblock is “Alcohol free”, so I grab it and just give it a go. I have been using half of the tubes already and here is my review.

What It Claims:
Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence is easy to use for everyday and Alcohol free. It a gel type sunscreen for fresh and moist skin.
            SPF 50 + PA ++++, a super blocking formula
            Water-based formula! A gel type sunscreen that feels like water on skin
            Perfect for daily use.
            Can be used as a makeup base
            Can be removed by usual cleaning
Three naturally derived ingredients - Royal Jelly Extract, Aloe Extract, Yukinoshita Extract
Three kinds of Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic Acid Na, Acetyl Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
Allergy test has been implemented (Not all people suffer from allergies)

Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 70, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Oleate, Fragrance, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Tocopherol, T-Butylalcohol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

Let’s Check the Ingredients:
Has pore clogging ingredient (Sorbitan Oleate)
Sorbitan Oleate (Acne - 3, Irritant – 0) act Emulsifier.
Steraid Acid (Acne – 2, Irritant - 0) act as Surfactant, Viscosity Control & Emulsifier.
Tocopherol (Acne – 2, Irritant - 2) act as Antioxidant.
85 % Low risk, 7% Moderate, 4% High Risk and 4% unknown. It has really good ingredients then.
Sorbitan Oleate – Bad for Oily Skin, Comedogenic Rating – 3.
Steraid Acid – Bad for Oily Skin, Comedogenic Rating – 3.

How to Use It:
Use it at the last step for skincare and before you start your makeup. Use two (2) fingers method to measure how much you need for each application.

Personal Review:
Paraben free, Sulfate free, Alcohol free, Silicone free, EU Allergen Free – yeayy! It contains 50g of the products. SPF 50 and PA++++ - super great! Very broad spectrum sunscreen (covers well in filtering UVA and UVB) and it has four (4) UV protections:
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – UV filter with high absorption in the UV-A range and oil-soluble UV filter.
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate aka OCTINOXATE – Chemical sunscreen ingredients and UV-B filter that absorbs UV-B rays.
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine – aka Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol that absorbs UV-A rays
Titanium Dioxide – is a physical sunscreen which usually give white cast on your skin.

In terms of packaging like I said previously, I like coloured skin care items, it surely looks good on your vanity. I like it in tube form, just squeeze the products out instead of dipping your fingers in the products – it is more sanitary for me. The hole for the products to be squeezed out is quite big so you have to be careful while squeezing it.

This sunscreen is moisturizing and I like it how it blends like moisturizer instead of like a typical sunblock feels. It has Citrus scent – very fresh scent which I love! The texture is watery and the colour is a bit yellowish. When I applied it, no white cast was visible but there are some stickiness after applying the product. It may be due to how moisturizing the products is that contributes the sticky textures.

It is all nice actually – the  ingredients is nice, and with its SPF and PA rating is good. However, I’m on the fence actually. It has all the good stuffs but, whenever I used this sunscreen, it accentuates my pores more and I have noticed that it can clogged my pores too sometimes. As I mentioned before, even though I have dry skin, but I also have dehydrated skin which my pores are easily clogged.

I found that each time after using this sunscreen I don’t think I have a nice make up day. My pores are more visible than usual, it looks shiny but there are no actually oils in my face and my pores are sticking out. It surely not a pleasing complexion for me. I hate when that is happening and it is a hard pass for me. Currently I’m only using it, if I am staying at home and can’t wait to finish this one and then, I can try other sunscreen! And no one else is going to see my pores. ;P

Overall opinion:
Do I like it?
Yeah and No.

Will I re-purchase it?
Nope. :( It doesn’t flaunt my skin.

Do I recommend it?
Yes, because it has all good stuffs. Try it for yourself maybe it suits you.

Perfect Water Essence SPF 50 PA++++ (Alcohol Free)
Available at Watson & Hermo.

Thank you for your time and I hope this has help you. These are merely my personal opinion, experiences and preferences. Keep coming back, more reviews and tips are coming up. For any products suggestions or any tips that you would like me to try it out, you may do so, just leave your comment okay?

*Disclaimer: Any products review in this blog are purchased with my own money and no sponsorship or paid review whatsoever unless it is stated. Merely my own experience and opinion on these items.

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  1. Simply wanna state that this is very beneficial, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  2. Good post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

  3. sunblock ni ada broad spectrum ka sis? TQ

    1. Yes dear, I explained kat dalam posts yang sunblock ni ada broad spectrum cover both untuk UVA & UVB.


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