Celeteque DermoScience Sun Care Matte Moisturizer
Bought for: P150 | SRP: P230/50ml
Available at all leading supermarkets and department stores
Before I get to the point, Merry Christmas, everyone! This year has been full of blessings, new learnings, challenges and motivations that I can't thank God enough. I can't help getting emotional in retrospection of the past that molded me to be a better woman I am right now--more responsible and product-oriented. And to start with, here's a review on a product that has been sitting on the shelves of beauty shops for quite a long time now but the late bloomer me noticed it just a few months back.
It started when I was running out of moisturizer and sunscreen and that pave way to me searching for an affordable product that suits my very tight budget. The 'sun care' is quite interesting and the 'matte moisturizer' made it look a lot even better for only P230. And oh, I didn't even spend P230, just P150 for this because of a voucher code. It's the cheapskate in me, sorry. The verdict? This is an average product--among the typical ones with pros and cons.
Packaging-wise, I like that it comes in a squeeze-type plastic tube but with very limited information such as the manufacturing and expiry dates, direction of use, etc. The accompanying box has all the necessary information which is not very useful right now 'cause I already throw it away when it was severely squashed during transit. I end up looking for the complete list online though. It's not as if I would stop using it if I found out harmful ingredients (which is not the case)--I just live with the habit of going over a product's list of ingredients while I carefully apply it on my skin. It just kinda make the moment more significant while you imagine all the goodness you're putting on...or is it just me?But overall, the product is very hygienic to use and looks very nice and clinical.
Texture, Consistency and Ease of Application
This sunblock has an opaque white and creamy consistency that reminds me of Elmer's Glue in terms of texture but of course, the latter is sticky lol. It has a subtle scent so those who are very sensitive to fragrances will find it tolerable. At first, I thought that it would create a nasty white cast on the skin 'cause it blends and gets absorbs well with a bit extra effort. But once it finally set it, it just yields bright complexion that looks a bit dewy and well-moisturized. Just don't over-apply so you won't end up having obvious white streaks on the face. And oh yes, it does not completely dry matte (just like how it's advertised) and it leaves a teeny bit of sheen on the skin but it's amazingly lightweight despite the dewiness.
So this product claims to have SPF30 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB Protection due to the Titanium Dioxide alone. Although SPF 30 is a decent amount of sun protection, I still prefer to use my Belo Essentials SunExpert Face Cover SPF40 and PA+++ or Beach Hut Max SPF100+ Unbelievable Light Lotion Sunblock--just among the most lightweight and affordable sunblocks sold in local drugstores. Both cost a bit more than Celeteque's but they are still better-performing in most aspects. One more thing, I did try applying this sunblock under makeup and I ended up having cake-y base.
Having oily skin, this product is more on the dewy side which is but fine 'cause even I, still need a good moisturizer to begin with. If you are familiar with those sunblocks in the market which, in general, leaves a sticky and greasy residue and feels heavy on the skin, Celeteque DermoScience Sun Care Matte Moisturizer works better, I daresay. It has a good amount of product considering its price and a little goes a long way so a tube will last you months. Even though it claims to be matte, I still think it will work just as nice to those with dry and sensitive skin for its hydrating and mild properties.
Are you thinking of trying Celeteque DermScience Sun Care Matte Moisturizer with SPF30? Have you? What do you think of this product?