Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[Review] Kawaii TOKYO Brighten Up UV Blocker

Who loves to be out at the beach, lake or at the pool on a nice hot Summer day? I do, I do! Seriously, being close to a huge pool of water when the scorching sun is out is a must, because to cool off you can just jump in the water. Now that we are on the topic of a hot Summer day, how many of you remember to put on sunscreen? For those of you that said yes, great for you, and for those of you that were so quiet you can hear the crickets chirping, I am with you on that. Yes, I am one of those that forgets to put on sunscreen. Although I hardly ever get sun burned, I know that sunscreen is a must especially if the sun is out shinning down on us. I was super excited when I found out I've been given the opportunity to review Kawaii TOKYO's Brighten Up UV Blockers.

Here's the 411: Kawaii TOKYO's skin care line, Brighten Up, has 2 UV Blockers. The Daytime Rescue contains 28 SPF and has a spray on application that helps block harmful UV rays. It's a non-chemical formula that is also recommended by dermatologists. Daytime Rescue contains a blend of multiple fruits and plant extracts that has anti-aging properties. It's resistant to water, and perspiration.

The Sun Survivor contains  50 SPF that also helps block harmful UV rays. It has a combination of a 'reflection' block formula and beauty essences that act deep within the skin to help protect and nourish. It's a non-chemical formula that is also recommended by dermatologists. The Sun Survivor has a blend of Vitamin C derivatives and arbutin that gives your skin luster while also protecting it from the sun's UV rays. It's water proof and also resistant to perspiration.


Sun Survivor
Let's start with the Sun Survivor. I love the sleek and slender packaging. It's such a great size and fits perfectly in my purse, leaving me with tons of room to put in other items. It has a twist off cap, and a squeeze bottle application. What's great about the squeeze bottle application is that the opening is small, which means no messy application, not like some of the other sun screen bottles out there that just squirt out on their own. You have control of how much product you want to squeeze out.

What I love most about the Sun Survivor is how amazing the product lays on my skin. It's not thick, doesn't have that greasy feel and it doesn't leave the white residue that you get from normal sun screens. I love that I don't have to sit there for 5 or 10 minutes rubbing the lotion in. Just a quick massage onto your skin and you're left with a nice lustrous sheen. It doesn't have a funky smell, but it does have a very light airy scent to it. I like the scent, because products with too much fragrance makes me light headed [weird I know]. It has anti-aging properties of Vitamins A, B2 and B3 and the anti-irritant properties of Platinum Nano-Colloid and Licorice extract. The Sun Survivor also contains the moisturizing properties of Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Squalane and the astringent properties [pore care] of Witch Hazel. We all know that we need some good vitamins and moisturizing ingredients in our outdoor skincare. I also love to use this as a foundation base before I apply my makeup. Just a tiny squeeze here and there and it makes a perfect primer.

Daytime Rescue
Now for the Daytime Rescue. It's a spray on application that is quick and easy to use. It reminds me of those spray on lotions, just not as thick as lotion. The packaging is also slim and slender, which is a perfect size to travel with. I love that it doesn't have a heavy scent, I can't really put my finger on what exactly it smells like but I'm glad it doesn't reek. I love that the product is light and I don't have to sit there for minutes trying to rub it all in. It actually leaves my skin feeling cool and refreshed.

What I love most about the Daytime Rescue is that it has quite a few natural ingredients derived from plant and fruit extracts. It has anti-aging properties from ingredients such as; Starfruit, Bilberry, and Shell Ginger extracts and the astringent properties [for pore care] of Prune extract.. It also has the moisturizing properties of Wild Thyme extract and the anti-irritant properties of Licorice extract. I also love how light the Daytime Rescue is and it doesn't leave a nasty white residue. This too is water and perspiration resistant [sweet! because I tend to sweat quite a bit during the summer hehe].

I know I'm not getting any younger, so now is the time to start taking better care of my skin. Whether or not I get sun burned, I still need to protect it from the UV rays. I love the Kawaii TOKYO's Brighten Up UV Blockers. They both are amazing products and I really love how light the feel of both products are. They both do not, I repeat, do not leave the left over white residue that normal sun screens do. Best of all they both have multifunctional properties that are derived from natural ingredients and are certified under the 'Halal' standards of the Islamic Law.

Would I recommend this to everyone I know? Why of course I would! What do you beauties do to protect your skin from the sun? Don't forget to stop by Kawaii TOKYO's Facebook Fan page to stay updated on products, reviews and more info.


Let me know what you think? I would love to hear your thoughts =)