[ Jody Liu ] IDS Journey: The SECOND step to healthier skin is Sun Protection
31 August 2021
I decided to split my current IDS Skincare Journey to 2 parts for easier reading, head over here if you missed out the first part!
 
Now, when it comes to using sun protection, I only started applying them in my teens. Growing up, I was a pretty tanned kid due to all the outdoor swimming lessons & rock climbing. It wasn't until I started working as a nature trail educator that I started applying sunscreen properly. However, I would only apply once, before I leave house, and I don't have the habit of re-applying so I will usually still end up with a tan or sunburn on my nose and cheeks.
 
Now, I pay the price of my laziness and youthful ignorance~ Hahaha! Drama aside, I think I'm not alone in the search for the best sunscreen for Singapore's climate and now with the need to wear mask. I have oily T-zone and my skin breakouts easily, so I always had a tough time searching for that ideal sunscreen... but I think my search has come to an end with this.
 
 
SPF 50 PA+++ (with Extra Blue Light Protection)
 
A comparison of S2 and DD in terms of tint and texture before blending outA comparison of S2 and DD in terms of tint and texture before blending out
 
This sunscreen is an ultra-lightweight daily skin protector that is approved by Skin Cancer Foundation.
 
With its broad-spectrum, mineral-based sun protection, patented pollution and blue light protection, and an anti-oxidant enhancement, each application is a daily health boost.


Ingredients:
 
Water, Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10, Sodium Hydroxide

Price: $73.83 for 50ml


Benefits:
  • Ultra-lightweight texture;
  • Sustainably produced squalane provides natural moisturization and anti-aging benefits while contributing to eco-conscious branding
  • Sweat-proof: 40-minute water resistance
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free
  • Broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen protects the skin from 99% of UV radiation
  • Reduces pollution-induced free radicals
  • Blocks more than 35% of blue light (HEVL)
This product is ideal for: all skin types
 
 
 
 
How to use:
  1. Apply a liberal amount onto the entire face evenly, at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
  2. Re-apply every 1-2 hours when there is prolonged sun exposure, immediately after towel-drying and/or 30-40 minutes of swimming or sweating.
 
 
My thoughts:
 
I chose this Non-tinted version of their sunscreen because it provides a more mattifying finish compared to the Tinted version. I like how this sunscreen feels like I've applied barely any on my skin and it is easy to blend. It does look scarily white before blending out, but once it is blended, this sunscreen doesn't leave a whitecast ( refer to my video).
 
I normally apply a little more than a teaspoon amount to cover both my face and neck. After a month of usage, I've used slightly more than 1/3 of the tube only. So one tube should last me about 3 months.
 
 
 
Left: Without any product, Right: With DD, after blending out
Left: Without any product, Right: With DD, after blending out
 
A lightweight makeup base that instantly minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores and blemishes, as well as softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making imperfections less obvious, while providing a naturally smooth appearance under any lighting. Works instantly to improve skin tone and reduce redness. Can be applied to the face, hands, neck or any external part of the body.

Ingredients:
 
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methylpropanediol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diamond Powder, Glycerin, Niacinamide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Triethylhexanoin, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Glycosyl Trehalose, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Adenosine, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Pearl Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Tocopheryl Acetate
 
Price: $69.55 for 15ml


Benefits:

  • Sheer, weightless coverage
  • Smoothens and evens out skin tone
  • Long lasting formula with SPF properties
  • Universal shade — suitable for most with fair to medium skin tone
  • Blends seamlessly into skin
This product is ideal for: all skin types, and suitable for fair to medium skin tone
 
How to use:
  1. Apply to clean face with fingertips or brush and blend well
  2. Layer for additional coverage as needed
 
 
 
My thoughts:
 
I like how easily this conceals my dark circles and even out the redness of my skin without feeling heavy or greasy. A little goes a long way with this product, I use this when I go to office for work twice a week and the bottle is still pretty much full after a month.
 
 
OVERALL
 
Taking into consideration that I have oily T-zone, both products stay pretty well on my skin. I will still have to retouch it after a few hours if I want my coverage to stay on, but I like how both products feel light on my skin!
 
If you've read through 2 of the posts on my IDS Journey, thank you!
I hope that you gained some insight to the products and how they might be able to help you in your journey towards healthier skin. I will share more after my second visit!
 
 
This review is sponsored, but reviews are based solely on user's experience and are in not way influenced by any other factors. 
 
 
 

*Credits to Jody Liu

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