Sunday, July 29, 2018

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk 2018 Version

I have always been on the hunt for that perfect physical sunscreen. Just when I thought I found the one (and have used it for two straight months), the explosion of sunspots told me that it was far from enough, back to Anessa I went. As much as I love something that's gentle, gives minimal white cast, works as mattifying primer and sits beautifully under makeup (I will review the Mr. Not Quite later this week) ...At the end of day all I want is something that works, I know first hand Anessa always works.
In spring 2018 Anessa Revamped their sunscreen collection, mostly by shoving skincare stuff into the original bright yellow bottle (calling them skincare milk). The mild version also had packaging update , the old white bottle changed to baby blue and the Aqua Boost Mild changed from a soft rose gold to the current baby yellow. Despite its two downfalls, I really liked the old Aquabooster mild so I was hoping to see if the formula is a little better. 
 According to Ratzilla Cosme, the UV filters remains the same Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul T, Uvinul A and Tinosorb S as for the other ingredients I didn't go over one by one.
The texture of the 2018 Mild Milk is exactly the same, oily silicone liquid that's looks dewy forever and stains clothes upon contact. The greasy formula is terrible for makeup, I can't wear any thing on top since it either smears the cream product and makes powder patchy) but dammit why does it have to be so effective.

It's my default everyday sunscreen since the start of summer and I love it more and more because it's so good at making my skintone even (preventing sunspots formation and stops acne from getting darker). When used religiously in conjunction to vitamin C, I actually don't need any cover up so I can delete "sits terrible under makeup" from its list of flaws. Maybe with my skin's texture getting more even, even the oily finish doesn't bother me (it still stains my lab coat so maybe I will stop wearing them when I have winter jacket on). 

As always, this is completely non irritating, long wearing (I don't reapply and haven't faced any consequence/spot or mark) and easy to remove with a gentle cleanser and warm water. For a non irritating effective sunscreen, this is as good as it gets. 
2018 version on left and 2017 version...or is it the other way? 

15 comments:

  1. Hi! I know this is totally unrelated to this post, but I was hoping you could review Pat Mcgrath's Mothership palette(s)? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the formula and stuff.

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    1. I would love to someday. Right now my skill is too limited for vibrant multi-pan (I get intimidated by too many colors)so I don't go for those if I don't use most of the shades. If they sell the pan individually I would get the blues and purples as accents colors.

      And I knew they are pricey when they let you pay installment...

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  2. Damn i wish Anessa was available in Australia!!!!! We have strict sunscreen regulations here, all sunscreens here have to be tested and regulated and labelled correctly that's why a lot of the overseas sunscreen brands esp asian sunscreens aren't sold here in Australia. I have dry skin and i'm sure Anessa would work for me. In america too is restricting i believe, you guys are limited in what UVA filters you can use and as a result are missing out on a lot of the newer UVA filters like tinosorb etc.

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    1. I almost stopped using American sunscreens (even European brands sold in American are sucky and give me more spots afterward because of the irritation) because of that reason because my skin reacts to sun so well that when things...

      Right now there is that huge (I think it's totally manufactured, not natural demand) hype about Korean skincare so I tried a few...I guess they work nicely in place of those American crap but they don't really work for me. I would wear them daily with hat and I tan AND get spots.

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    2. The thing with Asian sunscreens is that they don't list the % of the UV filters so you have no way to tell if the sunscreen is good. Even if it contains the newer tinosorbs etc, if it in low % then that no good you might as well use American sunscreens. That why I'm reluctant to use Asian sunscreens. In Australia and US it's mandatory to list the % of UV filters so at least you can judge it at face value.

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    3. They probably didnt list it because they dont want to reveal part of the formula. Even when they dont disclose it,I find most
      Japanese physical sunscreen quite effective ...Maybe their market is way more competitive (if people burn/tan easily with a certain product they have many options to switch to then the brand loses a customer forever...

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  3. I have been cheating out trying to convince myself sunplay n biore sunscreens are Asian sunscreens n so are good enough. Have never been able to make myself pay for anesssa. I guess I should after this review! I feel like the ones I have don't work too well to keep freckles at bay, n definitely don't even out my skin tone.

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    1. If you don't react to chemical filters the gel version from Anessa isn't expensive at all as it's 90g for 28 bucks. This mild milk also works out to be same price as Korean ones because I go through them twice as fast but I still tan!

      PS. I just bought a sewing machine (to justify hoarding of cute Japanese fabrics)and I was thinking about you!

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    2. awwwww!!! oh haha you remember my 3-minute blogs! i cant seem to have the tenacity to do blogging, unlike you!!! are you making cute things?

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    3. are you in jersey? if i ever go there will you meet me?:)

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    4. Sure. It's easier to meet in the city though since I still don't have a car (going to Mitsuwa takes an hour versus 20mins bus to midtown) and only got a bike to get around (NJ is too hilly to bike around as transportation).

      I guess the whole blog is just a way to document all the pretty makeup packaging before I dig in so I will keep doing as long as I am hoarding (hard to stop when Japanese palettes are so cute).

      The sewing started when I first saw pretty and cheap Chineses fabrics I wanted for pillow cases...Now I am just hoarding fancier Japanese cotton (I am still learning the basics though).

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    5. Have fun with sewing I love it but don't do it enough! I will totally tell you when I m anywhere near you!:)

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  4. There's a Neutrogena sunscreen that I Like, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70 (well it's capped at 50 over here) It's one of those alcohol based sunscreen that you have to shake. Have you tried it before? It's pretty much an invisible finish like Asian sunscreens. That and the La Roche Posay sunscreen (EU version) are the only alcohol based sunscreen available at the drugstore in Australia. I'm starting to wear sunscreen even when indoors because the sun comes through quite strong. If I'm not going out I will use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid. It's literally invisible. I've been wondering why my pigmentation hasn't faded much when I realized the a amount of sun that goes through the windows n blinds.

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    1. Yeah the sun in Australia and new zealand is very strong...my friend from elemantary school worked in nz for a few years and I can see the crazy tan he has gotten.

      I know which one you are talking about, I reviewed it 8 years ago and really like it. I couldnt use it every single day (due to chemical formula) and it stung my eyes when I sweat so I stopped...It was such a good formula for American drugstore brand.

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