Enavose Sunbrella UV Mist SPF45: Sun Protection That Feels Light

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Enavose has launched their summer product - the Sunbrella UV Mist SPF 45. This is sunscreen, but in the form of a spray! In addition to the SPF rating (which as I've mentioned before in my sunscreen information post, only measures UVB rays) it also has a PA+++ value, so it does offer suitable protection against UVA rays too.

I got quite a surprise when I first sprayed this sunscreen and saw it out of the bottle. You're supposed to spray it directly onto your face, but for this blogpost, I've just done it to the back of my hand, so you can see the product.

The Sunbrella UV Mist is really, really light, which surprised my quite a lot, since most sunscreens I know of from European brands tend to feel a little heavier. Not the Enavose one, though. This one has a texture that is like water, and - did I mention it - is so light. I think it might be actually be lighter in texture than Japanese sunscreens, even! What you see in the photo below is actually about three sprays worth of product.

enavose sunbrella uv mist spf45 swatch

Since it has such a light texture, it absorbs fast, and doesn't feel heavy in the skin. Enavose claims that you can apply this sunscreen over your makio too, mid-day, and although I haven't tried using this over makeup yet I do think its light texture probably makes it suitable for such an application.

I couldn't find the ingredients list anywhere online, so here's my small contribution to humanity (haha!), in the form of the full ingredients list for the Enavose Sunbrella UV Mist! As you can see from the ingredients, it's primarily a chemical sunscreen (methoxycinnamate and methoxydibenzoylmethane are the two main filters, and commonly found in sunscreens), which accounts for its light, watery feel. But I also liked that there are other ingredients that are good for the skin, and some interesting botanical-derived ingredients too - glycerin, green tea leaf extract, etc.

enavose sunbrella uv mist spf45 ingredients

So, would I recommend this? Yes if you're looking for a light, convenient to use and carry sunscreen, this is right up your alley. It's got good broad-based protection and is cosmetically elegant, so I think this is worth giving a shot. The only exception in which I would not recommend it is if you are one of those types with super-sensitive skin that can tolerate physical sunblocks only, and the only gripe I have about the product is that 30ml isn't a lot of product. It's on sale in Singapore now for S$29 instead of S$39.90 for the GSS period, so if you're thinking of trying it out, now's a good time.

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


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  2. this is a photo unstable sunscreen (OMC + BDBM). a big no no!

    1. @Anonymous: You are right, BDBM can destabilize EHM without anything else to stabilize it. As you can tell, this post was written when I was less informed about ingredients, and thus was written with the primary consideration being the aesthetic elegance of the product. Since then, my knowledge of ingredients has improved, and I hope this shows through in my later reviews. Thanks for pointing this out!


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