I am not someone who do most activities outdoor like cycling, swimming, jogging, running and so on. But, I do have my fair share of staying under the sun most of the time – I roam around Klang Valley from meeting to meeting :D. During my younger days when I was very active with car races. I used to go Sepang International Circuit (SIC) most of the time. If you are a regular you will know SIC is extremely hot. Temperature at the circuit is much more hotter than KL. Other than that I used to drive up to Penang on every weekend for fun. I got tanned from the driving and I love it! So yeah, I was quite tan a few years ago and let’s just say I’m thankful that I don’t suffer any skin disease because I did not apply any drop of sunblock at all! Oppss 😀
There’s this incident that happened to me just a few days ago. I can’t remember which day it is but I had forgotten to apply sunblock to the face. I was roaming around town for meetings as usual and when I reached home, my face was literally darker. No it wasn’t the foundation that oxidize on me as my face still looked darker after I double cleanse the makeup off. I was wondering what happen. Then only I remember I had forgotten my sunblock. Wow. The sun is really strong nowadays eh? What about the body? I strongly recommend these. Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ and Sunplay After Sun Gel.
Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ (RM49.90/150ml)
I remember my very first sunblock that I bought back in 2009. It was smelly and sticky as hell. I have to bear with all that because I have no choice. I was trying to protect my skin from skin cancer. Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ is different from any other sunblock in the market. It has this icy cool feature that cools down and refreshes the skin instantly.
Sunplay is well-known for it’s Solarex-3 technology which is a unique 3-in-1 UV Defence System. What this system do is to provide superior photo stable protection, higher moisture retention and anti-aging properties which will help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well. Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ is the latest addition to the family that uses the same Solarex-3 technology.
This sunblock is a spray-on type. It is easy and convenient to use. Usually I would spray this on before getting into the car. In order for the sunblock to set faster so that it is not getting all over my car side panel, I would use my palm to even out the sunblock. It is recommended to hold the bottle 6 to 8 inches away before spraying. That way you will not feel the tackiness and the sunblock is evenly distributed all over the body. Remember to shake the bottle before each use.
This is how the sunblock looks like before it set and dry. Like I said earlier…other sunblock in the market is very smelly and sticky but Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ is nothing near that. It has this faint flowery scent to it. I like the scent very much :D. The formula is very light. It doesn’t leave a heavy residue on the surface of the skin. Once the sunblock dries down, I hardly can feel anything. No tackiness, no stickiness, no funny scent :D. I strongly recommend you to reapply the sunblock after swimming or when you are going to be under the sun for long.
Although this sunblock is for the body, you can also apply this on the face. But not spraying on the face directly. Just spray onto the palm and apply on the face using your palm. As easy as that 😀
No wonder my face is darker on the day where I had forgotten my face sunblock, not the rest of my body like my arms and legs. It is all thanks to this Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++ 😉
Here is the highlights and key ingredients in the formulation of Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist Sunblock SPF 75 PA+++.
- Superior Photo-Stable Protection – SPF 75 PA+++ that enable the broad spectrum of protection against UVA and UVB with longer and lasting protection against the harmful UV from the sun.
- Intense Hydration – Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Extracts, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that effectively hydrate the skin and locking the moisture in the skin. As the result, the skin is prevented from dryness and dehydrated so it appear softer and supple.
- Anti-Aging – Sunplay Solarex-3 formula contain highly active anti-aging ingredients such as Antileukine 6. In this Antileukine 6, golden algae and marine extract is found in it. These are rich in phosphatidylcholine, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Lipoic Acid which helps in preventing aging process. It also contain RonaCare Ectoin – an innovative substance for skin protection from UV irradiation.
- Water-Resistant and Sweat-Proof – Ideal sunblock for any outdoor and water sports activities thanks to it’s light texture, water resistant and sweat proof.
What if you still get sunburn or skin irritation for being out under the sun for too long? The solution to that is this.
Sunplay After Sun Gel (RM26.90/200g)
If only I discovered this After Sun Gel sooner as I was in desperate need a while ago to cool down my sunburn skin. Sunplay After Sun Gel is made from 100% natural Aloe Vera that is able to give the skin a 24 hours hydration, soothes and instantly refreshes at the same time. The gel itself give almost instant cooling sensation to cool down the temperature of the body. As this is a 100% natural Aloe Vera, you can count on this to keep the skin moist and reduces the itchiness from sunburn.
This is not just any after sun gel. Sunplay’s After Sun Gel are infused with interesting main ingredient besides the 100% natural aloe vera.
- Sepicalm-VG – This ingredient provides the gel the instant cooling effect and also helps to soothes and moisturize the skin.
- Xeradin-24 – As the name suggest…this provides the skin 24 hours of hydration power.
- Non-Oily and Alcohol Free – This gel is of course non-oily therefore the skin stays shine-free. Good news for oily skin. it is also recommended for sensitive skin as the gel doesn’t contain any alcohol.
Sunplay After Sun Gel comes in a clear gel form. The texture is just like any other gel, except that it is not sticky and absorbed in almost immediately. I think the texture is also light and watery when spread evenly during application. Maybe because of that, it is not sticky. In fact, when the gel dries down…it leave absolutely NO residue behind. My skin is as smooth as before, with no sign of anything applied on. Amazing.
Let’s talk about the scent. You know how particular I am with scent lol. We now know Sunplay After Sun Gel is made from 100% natural aloe vera right? So the scent is mainly dominated by the refreshing aloe vera scent. Not the raw aloe vera scent cause that’s smelly! But a processed aloe vera scent which is much more easier on the nose 😀
I don’t usually use this After Sun Gel unless I feel that my skin is aching from the hot temperature. I’ve been using this a lot last month as the sun is burning my skin more than usual, even from the short walking distance during lunch time. This gel would suit almost everyone :D. Another tips is to store this gel in the fridge for that extra boost of cooling effect. Do give it a try!
Here is the ingredient list for those that are interested.
Now that you know my secret in body suncare protection :D. My guess is many people opted not to put on any sunblock on the body due to pure laziness. It just doesn’t make sense for me if I am diligent in putting sun protection for the face but choose to neglect the rest of the body. The harmful UV ray from the sun can hit any part of the body, not just the face. Now that sunblock comes in a spray-on can, it makes applying sunblock to the body more convenient for everyone 😀
No more reason to skip sun protection for the body 😉
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.