When it comes to sunscreens, we all know that sometimes they tend to be shiny. It happens either because of their oily base or the sebum production, which increases in hot weather, and it’s when my face powders become helpful. I usually use regular non-SPF powders, but I thought I would use a specific powder with SPF to increase my anti-UV protection this year. Unfortunately for me, finding a suitable powder with SPF in Europe is almost impossible because all powders with high SPF are available in 50 shades of orange. Honestly, I don’t look good in orange, so I had to look elsewhere for an SPF powder, and that’s how I discovered the Privacy UV Face Powder SPF 50.
The formula includes a mix of zinc oxide and chemical filters. We can also find dimethicone, soybean extract, ceramide NP, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, I assume for increasing moisture, but in powder form, these ingredients seem rather strange. The product is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types. Unfortunately, the formula contains mica, but it’s almost unavoidable in face powders.
This product is everything that I could ask for from face powder. It mattifies my skin, blurs out pores, and gives a hint of glow without any sparkle. It has a pinkish tint, which compliments my fair complexion. The powder is finely milled, and it feels airy on the skin. Most importantly, it doesn’t leave a noticeable, chalky overlay. I like to apply it with the face puff that comes with the product, which allows me to press the powder onto my skin without shifting sunscreen too much, but you may choose to use a face brush instead. The product gives high protection of SPF 50+, and it has some iron oxides that protect against visible light, though it should not replace your regular sunscreen. The powder does not belong to the translucent powder family. It’s a product for the Japanese market, so it creates a sort of a brightening effect on the skin. I say sort of because it is barely there, but it may not suit everyone. If you read the reviews of this product on Amazon, you will find out that it doesn’t work well on deeper skin tones. However, if you fit into the skin tone range of this product, then you may enjoy it as much as I do because it’s genuinely a fantastic face powder. It mattifies my skin and makes it look more polished without any spangle.
I suggest you use face powder, especially nowadays, when we wear face masks daily because they tend to shift and remove sunscreen. It also happens even with ultra-resistant suncare products. Setting your sunscreen with powder prevents that.
Overall, it’s a great product; it does what it says on the tin. It works well with any sunscreen and gives a more flattering look to my face, as it takes away the oiliness of sunscreen. I highly recommend this product to everyone who seeks a finishing powder to set sunscreen or makeup.
The Privacy UV Face Powder SPF 50 is available from Yesstyle.com [aff].
5 responses to “Kokuryudo Privacy UV Face Powder SPF 50 – Review”
I stay avoiding powders/makeup until there’s a detailed look into how much sun protection is lifted off the skin on application
For sure some sunscreen lifts off the skin, but wearing a hat should make up for it, at least I hope.
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