I’ve been wearing less and less make up every day, honestly I feel much better and lighter than before. As part of my newly morning routine, I always make sure to apply enough layer of protection against the sun harmful rays. But looking for a perfect suncscreen that is light, grease free and perfect for daily wear is harder than choosing a perfect red lipstick.
Last month I received an email about Althea’s newest product. Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway is a light almost to invincible sunscreen that stay on the skin throughout the day. I received my welcome box containing the Petal Velvet collection as one of my perks for becoming an Angel.
a lightweight translucent sunblock that is great for everyday use with its velvety texture filled with Damask rose petals for a fresh and petal like finish. Althea’s Petal Velvet Sunaway protects the skin from harmful UV rays and has SPF50+, PA++++
So what does PA++++ in sunscreen means?
According to colorscience.com, PA means Protection grade of UVA rays which is used to measure the level of protection your cosmetic from moderate to best.
These conversions go as follow:
If a product’s PPD = 2 to 4, PA = PA+
If a product’s PPD = 4 to 8, PA = PA++
If a product’s PPD = 8 to 16, PA = PA+++
If a product’s PPD = 16 or higher, PA = PA++++
Damask rose extract – rich in vitamins and great for sensitive skin. it soothe irritation, minimize redness and strengthen the skin. Damask rose extract has antioxidants and anti-aging effects.
Geranium oil – used to treat acne. Geranium oil is used to achieve a beautiful and radiant skin.
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, DISILOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SORBITAN CAPRYLATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Scent and Texture
The product has Damask Rose extract so the rose scent is really strong. It has a white runny cream like texture that needs to be shaken well.
Althea’s Petal Velvet Sunaway is sealed in a white plastic container with a snapped screwcap in color pastel pink. The texture is a bit watery but you can easily control the amount of product you get because of the squirt nozzle attached to the plastic container. You can bring this wherever you go because the bottle is perfectly sized to fit your makeup bag, handbag or pocket. The design is simple and the color combination is cute. The product description, ingredients and direction was placed around the box.
How to Use
Shake well! (I forgot to shake mine before so I was shocked when clear mixture of water and oil like came out of the squirt nozzle)
Apply even layer after toning and moisturizing and allow your skin to absorb the product before going out or before you apply your make up.
I was never a fan of sunscreen because of the heavy greasy feeling it gives and I invest more on water based sunblock. I was hesitant to use this product before because I thought that it has the same texture like what a normal sunscreen have. The product claimed that it can give you a petal like finish and after using it for the first time I was amazed on how well it blend as a primer. It works well with Althea’s Petal Velvet Powder and I never have to wear foundation again because of how my skin look now.
The micro particle acts a barrier to dirt and UV rays, it has sebum control so you’ll feel fresh and less oily throughout the day. What I love about this product is it has no white cast like a normal sunscreen and the formula is lightweight, has natural ingredients, filled with lots of rose extract and cruelty free.
I would suggest to have a tinted version with lavender because my sister has a darker complexion, she uses the Petal Velvet Powder in beige after applying the sunscreen. The light almost translucent sunscreen is perfect for lighter shade and best paired with Petal Velvet Powder in translucent or pink lavender.
Will I buy this again?
Yes! My sister and I love this product so much and we both use this every day. Suitable to all skin type, great for everyday use, water proof, sweat proof, works well as a primer and has high protection against the sun.
How much and where to buy?
Althea’s Petal Velvet Sunaway cost P480 and available only at Althea.kr
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