I went to the grand opening of The Face Shop, Sibu in February and discovered their Dr. Belmeur line. They gave me some samples to try and the products were gentle for my sensitive skin. As I ran out of sunscreen, I decided to try the blue sunscreen from that line.
About Dr. Belmeur and Skin-Sync Rx
As written on packaging: Dr. Belmeur is a domestic brand from TFS formulated with pure ingredients and diagnosed safe by skin experts that helps you to achieve beautiful, healthy skin that feels great. Skin-Sync Rx is Dr. Belmeur’s custom-made formula that offers key solutions to common skin problems by skin-friendly activating of the plant-based component which is similar to the skin’s structure.
There are two categories, Daily Repair and Clarifying. Daily Repair is for dry and delicate skin while Clarifying is for combination and oily skin.
About the Product
Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Blue Sunscreen, SPF 50+/ PA++ 50ml, RM 93
+ Contains Guaiazulene, chamomile flower water and natto gum that helps soothe skin irritated by external elements.
+ Formulated without 5 additives: Parabens, tar colorant, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients and talc.
+ Formulated without potential fragrance allergens
+ Dermatological tested on eye area and skin irritation
Full Ingredients List
WATER•ALCOHOL DENAT.•ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE•ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE•BUTYLENE GLYCOL•CAPRYLYL TRIMETHICONE•MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) EXTRACT•BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE•GLYCERIN•HYDROGENATED LECITHIN•DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATEISOAMYL P-METHOXYCINNAMATE•PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID•POLYSORBATE 20•HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER•MICA•TROMETHAMINE•POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6•FRAGRANCE•PEG-10 RAPESEED STEROL•PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE•ALANYL GLUTAMINE•STEARIC ACID•BEHENIC ACID•GUAIAZULENE•MYRISTIC ACID•TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL HEXYL DIMETHICONE•SILICA•ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER•PHYTOSPHINGOSINE•MONARDA DIDYMA LEAF EXTRACT•BETULA PLATYPHYLLA JAPONICA JUICE•SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT•CORCHORUS OLITORIUS LEAF EXTRACT•1,2-HEXANEDIOL•NATTO GUM•ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN•
As advertised, the star ingredient, Guaiazulene, is a constituent of chamomile oil. In my previous post, I explained it gives the calming blue color and helps to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin.
The ingredients also tell that this product is a chemical sunscreen rather than a physical sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
Plastic bottle with aluminium. Product comes out easily by a gentle pressure on the bottle. I like its travel friendy size where I can just put in my bag or purse.
- It is quite fluid-y but not watery
- Feels a bit sticky on skin but goes away after a while
- Does not leave a white cast on face
Smell like sunscreen with a hint of herbal scent
My overall view
To be honest, I have not found my holy grail sunscreen yet. There are two things I look for in a sunscreen: high SPF and good formulation. This sunscreen have high protection but the formulation to me is still okay as it felt a bit heavy on my skin. Nevertheless, I appreciate the gentle ingredients in this product.
Would I recommend?
Yes, for sensitive and dry skin. I rate this 3/5.
Would I repurchase?
No. I would love to try other sunscreens. Let me know what’s your favourite!
Where to buy online?
Thanks for reading! Remember to apply your sunscreen daily 🙂
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