It’s difficult to find physical sunscreens that are the very high in UVA protection, so I was pretty excited when I came across Shigaisen Yohou UV cream 4+. This physical sunscreen uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as it’s UV filters and has a listed rating of PA++++.
The packaging is quite small, measuring only 40g for a full size.
It is very white and quite runny compared to other physical sunscreens I have tried. It almost has a ‘watery’ feel to it when first rubbed in.
How it feels:
It’s runny when first rubbed in, but becomes dry very quickly. While it does have a slight white cast (as many physical sunscreens do), it illuminates the skin and leaves quite a nice finish. However, this may not be suited to darker skin tones.
This is a great sunscreen because it has fantastic UVA and UVB protection. It has a number of moisturising ingredients which are great for dry skin and leaves a very nice and smooth finish. It’s formulated collagen and hyaluronic acid to help moisturise the skin, making it perfect for those with normal to dry skin. It claims to have resistant to sweat, making it perfect for the summer months. For people wanting to take a more natural direction, it also doesn’t contain alcohol, parabens, dyes or fragrances! The only downside to this product is the small packaging. However, I would highly recommend this to those with normal to dry skin looking for a high protection sunscreen with a smooth and illuminating finish.