Review: Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 WetForce

Another long weekend is coming up, and for those of you who are planning to go to the beach or hike up a mountain or basically do any outdoors-y stuff and get exposed to the sun a lot, here's a hardcore sunscreen I recommend.

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 WetForce
What a mouthful! For the purposes of this review, let's just call it Shiseido WetForce.

Typical sunscreens slowly lose effectiveness once you dive into water. However, Shiseido WetForce is made with new technology that actually works with H2O. How does it work? According to Cosmetics Design, it is the first ever sunscreen that "interacts with the minerals in water and perspiration, becoming more uniform, smoother, and stronger upon contact with water or perspiration, creating a more uniform UV shield with about 120% higher protection effect." Good job, Shiseido's research and development team!


The SPF rating is a measure of the fraction of sunburn-producing UV rays blocked, while the PA system was introduced by Japan Cosmetic Industry Association to measure UVA protection.

Shiseido WetForce is one of the many sunscreen bottles I brought to my most recent beach trip. I liked it because it's very light with a runny consistency that blends and get absorbed by the skin easily. It is also non-greasy.

Barely noticeable, yes?
It comes in a 50mL bottle that's so convenient to bring anywhere. I was confident to use it in the beach with minimal touch-ups and not worried about wrinkles because I knew all about the WetForce technology. I didn't burn at all and got an even tan instead.

My only qualm about the Shiseido WetForce is probably its price. At P2,100 per 50mL bottle, it is not that affordable. The girl who gets a free sample from Sample Room is very lucky!


If you have the money to burn, I recommend getting Shiseido WetForce because it really is a wonder product. If not, you don't have to fret because you can use other sunscreens just the same. Just be mindful to reapply constantly to keep the harmful sun's rays at bay. Enjoy your long weekend!

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