Sun-shielding makeup guards skin in summerCome summer time, not only do you have to worry about the humidity, but harmful ultraviolet rays. Cosmetic giants address summer sun issues with makeup that includes SPF (sun protection factor) protection.
For a sheer look, try Bobbi Brown’s Lip Balm, which now comes in a 15-gram tin package you dip your finger into instead of a lipstick form.
The balm is a hydrating, non-greasy formula with an SPF of 15. Vitamin A soothes chapped lips, while Vitamin E helps heal damaged skin. Ingredients include wheat germ and olive oil. The cost is 28,000 won ($23.43).
Earlier this year, Shu Uemera rolled out its TTL Defender, a light purple cream that prepares the skin for makeup. The TTL Defender is packed with antioxidants, anti-stress agents, tuberose extract for optimal moisture and special powders. The cream guards skin from sun damage and evens out skin tones. The cost is 45,000 won for a 30-milliliter tube.
Lancome’s Renergie Intense Lift is a day cream that combines lifting, firming and anti-wrinkle benefits with protection against damaging ultraviolet rays. The cream, with an SPF of 15, is a light protection for women in their 40s or up.
The Renergie line is consistently a top-selling product for middle-aged women. This facelift in a bottle comes at 110,000 won for a 50 milliliter jar.
Clinique’s Moisture Sheer lipstick goes on glossy, all the while protecting your lips. Four colors popular in Korea are berry mocha, silver pink, coral glass and citrus glaze. The colors are sheer with an SPF of 15. Each silver 1.6 gram tube is 24,000 won.
One of Origins’s new offerings is Over Achiever. This lotion moisturizes while providing sun protection with an SPF of 25. The 30 milliliter tube is 38,000 won.
by Joe Yong-hee