AXIS-Y Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen Review

Aside from the Mugwort Pore Clarifying Mask, AXIS-Y also gifted me their Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen. But before I indulge you with this product review, let me briefly talk about the difference of physical and chemical sunscreen:

Physical sunscreen uses minerals to reflect UV rays away, hence the term sunblock
  • Offers protection the moment it is applied on the skin
  • Better for sensitive skin and those prone to heat-activated skin conditions such as rosacea.
  • Richer in texture and gives white cast making it difficult to blend in on the skin.

Chemical sunscreen takes in the UV rays, transforms them into heat and releases them from the body.
  • Lighter and can be easily spread on the skin making it ideal for daily use.
  • You have to wait for at least 20 minutes for the sunscreen to take effect.
  • May irritate the skin due to multiple ingredients used to obtain UVA and UVB protection.
If I'm being honest, I am not really a fan of physical sunscreens. Now this product from AXIS-Y gave me a different perspective and I'll share how.

AXIS-Y Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen

Key Ingredients:
  • Mugwort - this is a well-known component in skincare that provides soothing, healing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Niacinamide 2% - minimizes pore appearance and fine lines and protects the skin from sun damage.
  • Squalane - has powerful anti-aging benefits and balances oil production

Application: Since this is a physical sunscreen, this product provides instant sun protection as soon as administered on the skin. No need to wait for 20 minutes like we do with our chemical spfs.

Observation: The product comes in a matte-finished squeeze tube container. The nozzle tip makes it easier to do two-finger method. Like typical physical sunscreens, it gives a white cast but this one's just minimal. It does not contain any fragrance.

It's good because...
  1. it may have a little white cast but blending it on my skin is effortless. 
  2. it does not feel greasy and stuffy but rather gives a satin and dewy finish.
  3. it provides a nice glow once applied on my face. 
  4. this product is moisturizing enough that I don't need a separate moisturizer in the morning.
  5. i didn't have any breakouts while using this product.

Even better if... my skin is not novice to Squalane. I felt tingling sensation on my face when I used it for the first time. My skin is new to Squalane, one of the ingredients, so I thought this must be the reason. I still continued using it because I didn't see anything wrong on my face, no redness or rash or anything. I'm glad my skin got accustomed to it after using the product continuously. I didn’t feel anything the day after.

Conclusion: In general, I enjoyed this product not only because of its defense from the sun but also the lightweight texture, moisturizing and brightening benefits and I don’t look like a ghost after application! I may not have any problems with the white cast due to my fair skin but those with darker skin tones may need to consider this.

You may purchase this sunscreen at Seek Space for P1200. You may watch my short video demo through this link.

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