Shiseido Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50+ Review | Oily Combination Skin

Another SPF? Yes, I am addicted to trying new sunscreens that work for sensitive and acne-prone skin types. As you know the original Shiseido Senka SPF 50+ (review here) is my holy grail but when it goes out of stock and you've waited for months it's time to try something new: the Shiseido Senka Mineral Water SPF.

This sunscreen has SPF 50+ that blocks out UVA and UVB rays. UVA protection is for skin ageing and skin cancer and UVB is protection against sunburn. It claims to be suitable for all skin types and there are 40 ml of the product within the bottle that needs a good shake before use. 

Cyclomethicone, Water, Isododecane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Polysilicone-15, Zinc Oxide, Ppg-17, Peg-9 Dolydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Talc, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Triethyloxycapriylylsilane, Trisodium Edta, Orange, Bht

This is a gel SPF and does not have any strong fragrance. When you first apply this on the skin it feels cooling and you do need to work it into your skin. It almost feels oily but once it's sunk in it leaves a semi-matte finish with no white cast. 

I prefer my SPF to be more moisturising as my foundations are more on the matte side so I do have to work quickly when I apply my foundation. When I use this SPF there's no need to set my foundation as the semi-matte SPF and matte foundation does the job for me. 

The bottle itself is smaller than what I expected it to but the product works fantastic. I found the summer version of my holy grail SPF and I wish I discovered it sooner! No white cast, easy to blend and factor 50, what more can I ask for?

Have you tried this SPF?

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Until next time!

Joyce x

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  1. This sounds like a great SPF I have to say. I haven't tried much from Shiseido at all, I know LookFantastic have a dedicated limited edition box with them at the moment. I have been tempted to try.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I've seen the box too! And I want to try it too x

  2. This sounds lovely and the texture looks great!

    1. It does doesn't it! I didn't expect to like it as much as i did x

  3. Any skincare that has uv in it is an absolute win for me! I love the sound of this and the formulation sounds perfect, not too wet but not too thick!


  4. Sounds like a good one!

  5. Sounds like a good SPF, I love the gel consistency! |

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