REVIEW: UV Expert XL Block

I used to hate putting sunblock on my face, coz almost all the sunblock I've tried (including derma-formulated sunblock) feels thick and sticky. Until I tried L'oreal UV Expert XL Block.


Product Description: Perfectly hydrates and protects your skin against UV rays, skin darkening and skin aging.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Terephthalylidene Dichamphor Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Mannitol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Ethylparaben, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Nymphaea Alba Extract / Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylproprional, Linalool, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract / Shea Butter Extract, Vitroscilla Ferment Extract / Vitreoscilla Ferment, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Parfum/Fragrance

This comes in a travel friendly small, flat, sleek, twist cap tube 30ml container. It contains Meroxyl which is a chemical sunblock that is patented by L'oreal. It claims to block both UV-A and UV-B rays which cause aging.
I love this sunscreen as this is thin and spreads easily over facial skin, so a little goes a long way. It doesn't make my face look ghastly white and serves as a good make up base!  It takes a minute or two before it got absorbed by the skin,  I just comb my hair while waiting. Some may find it bad that this has a slight fragrance but it doesn't matter to me. What I don't like in this sunscreen is that it makes my face a little shiny. No biggie though as I just dab some powder and a blush on, and I'm good to go. It even make my face a little dewy. Isn't dewy equates to being glowy? Haha. I don't know.

How shiny does it go? Hmm like this:

I used this sunblock in my recent trip to Cebu and never had I felt so confident basking in the sun. Note though that when I recommended it to my sister for her beach trip, she hates this as it didn't do anything to her, she told me that she should have just used her trusted Nivea sunblock (which I hate since it's sticky and has white cast when taking pictures).
 
This , I believe, is my HG sunblock, unless I get to try the Heliocare sunblock presribed to me by my derma which costs more than 4 times of this sunblock, LOL!

Available in 3 variants , go get yourself one! 

Anti-Dullness - a little hint of Purple with shimmers
Transparent Skin -
ClearPorcelein - Tinted


Wallet damage: 495 (got mine for 400 @ 10% discount as they normally goes on sale)
Will i buy again: yes! (I'm almost done with this tube hence the icky sticker in front LOL)
Where to buy: L'oreal counters at Watsons, Mercury Drug, Supermarket
Rating:
 (HG material!) 

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