Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored by make p:rem in any way. I just love the product so freaking much and wanted to share the love with everyone!
If you take your skincare game seriously, you would know by now that SPF is an absolute non-negotiable. It must be worn at all times whether sunny or cloudy.
That’s right. Even during fall and winter when we’ll definitely be seeing less of sun, your skin must be protected with a good layer of SPF.
As you know, we are exposed to UV rays all the time. Just because the sun is shrouded by clouds or it’s raining, doesn’t mean that the rays don’t get through. Especially if it snows where you live, it’s imperative that you protect your skin with SPF because UV rays can also bounce off snow and cause burn and damage.
So we’ve established that sunscreen is a necessity during fall and winter. But we also deal with other skin concerns during the colder months - one of the main ones being dryness. That’s why every single product we include in our colder months skincare regimen is selected with utmost care. Right?
Therefore, for today’s post, I wanted to talk about a sunscreen that I swear by during the colder months. I absolutely love it because it protects my skin and it’s also super hydrating, which feels so nice during fall and winter.
It is nonother than make p:rem’s UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel. This Korean sunscreen has been adored by many skincare gurus for the past few years now and it surely lives up to the hype.
make p:rem UV defense me Blue ray sun gel
- SPF 50+ PA++++
- 75ml or 2.53 fl oz
- approx. $32 (depending on retail site)
-lightweight, hydrating formula, dries completely invisible
This is a non-greasy, lightweight, and hydrating chemical sunscreen that has SPF 50+ PA++++ and claims to “counteract the damage caused by hot Infrared waves and radiation by cooling down the skin surface by multiple degrees while still providing superior UVA and UVB protection.”
As listed on Glowrecipe, the key ingredients include:
Chia seeds, which help with hydrating the skin and protect the skin from premature aging
Centella Asiatica, which helps to soothe redness and irritation
Niacinamide, which helps fade discoloration on the face
I first fell in love with this sunscreen last winter, when I was on the lookout for a sunscreen that didn't’ feel too “stiff” and mattifying on my skin. I remember my sister, who has dry, sensitive skin, raving about this product all year round, so I decided to give it a try. And it did not disappoint. (Just an FYI, I have a normal-combination skin, which tends to lean more dry during fall/winter.)
I love that it feels like a second layer of moisturizer AND also a moisturizing primer under makeup. It’s also completely invisible on the skin, which is another plus. When coupled with a good moisturizer, it leaves such a beautiful glow and I don’t have to worry about any dry spots on the face.
I usually do one pump for the entire face, and maybe an extra half a pump if my neck is exposed. (Can’t neglect the neck, guys!)
This sunscreen is 75ml or 2.53 fl oz. and retails for around $32 (averaged between the prices I found on different retail sites). If you’re interested, you can purchase a bottle on Glow Recipe or Amazon (this one seems to be packed with more freebies for the same price!).
So to sum it up, this sunscreen is perfect for:
All skin types (excellent for sensitive skin as well)
Colder months (while it performs excellently during summer too, I just wanted to highlight the fact that it also feels amazingly hydrating during fall and winter as well)
Those who are looking for an invisible, glowy, hydrating finish
Strong sun protection
Those who would like to minimize their makeup routine, since this also works as a great base.
Sun protection is no joke guys! Don’t let the shorter days make you skip on SPF! Just being diligent with sun protection can go a long way with your skincare game. It’s the key to maintaining healthy skin and a youthful glow.