Amongst all the skincare and makeup products, what ranks top on my list of "must-haves" would definitely be sunscreen. You can diligently put on all the skincare and makeup products in the world, but sorry to break it to you: without sunscreen, most of your efforts would go to waste, simply because harmful UV rays are one of the major causes of most skin problems (ranging from pigmentation to premature skin ageing).
I can understand the hesitation for some people to put on sunscreen on a daily basis. One of my peeves when it comes to using sunscreen is that they are sometimes too oily/greasy, or leave a sticky residue... not too comfortable to wear and definitely not great for someone with oily skin like myself.
Both the Gel and Milk textures are suitable for all skin types and contain skin brightening oriental herbal ingredients! I personally prefer the Essence Gel as it feels lighter, but I do use the Essence Milk on my body especially on a hot, sunny day as it is waterproof and sweat-resistant.
Don't let the weather fool you - even if it's a cloudy or rainy day, you still need to apply sunscreen on your skin as the UVB rays can penetrate through the layers of cloud!
In terms of texture... while I was expecting that I would prefer the Essence Milk (which feels more liquidy), I actually ended up liking the Essence Gel more (lightweight gel texture).
Left: Essence Milk | Right: Essence GelBoth the Gel and Milk absorb very quickly, and are ultra lightweight. On application, it didn't feel as though either had left a residue on my skin, neither was there a white cast when I took flash photos. What I really like is how great these sunscreens work as a makeup base too.
Since they blend in so well, I can immediately apply my makeup instead of waiting around for the product to absorb! Reapplying is also a breeze, as I can simply pat on the sunscreen over my makeup without it smudging (I’m wearing concealer and loose powder on my skin in the photos).
P.S. For my budget conscious readers, the SEKKISEI Sun Protect Essence Gel N retails at just $50 for 80g, while the Sun Protect Essence Milk N is $46 for 60g! Absolutely love how they are kept so affordable!
Btw, I’ll be doing a SEKKISEI giveaway via my instagram @jamietyj, so do check out the post (search #jamietyjxsekkisei) for your chance to win some awesome products! Cheers and good luck x.
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