d’Alba Piedmont UV Essence Waterfull+ Sun Cream Review

lightweight • moisturizing • multi-functional

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What are the basic requirements that I’m always looking for in a sun protection product? Well, it has to be: 

  • gentle on the skin
  • provides a broad spectrum sun protection  
  • packed with skin loving ingredients, especially provides hydration 
  • lightweight
  • non-sticky
  • can be worn under makeup without leaving a white cast

Let us see if the the UV Essence Waterfull+ Sun Cream from the Korean brand d’Alba Piedmont satisfies these standards and if it is true to its claims. But before we jump into it, let me first tell you how nice and simple the packaging is. Its clean and simple with a size that can fit even on a small purse. 

Lightweight Formula The quick absorbing lightweight and non-comedogenic formula is gentle enough to use around the eye area and wears well alone or under makeup without leaving a white cast.

Lightweight? Check! It really feels nothing when worn and also absorbs by the skin instantly. I think one of the reasons might be its consistency because it’s somewhat thinner for a cream and transforms into almost water once blended… maybe that why waterfull+ was attached to its name. The cream has a hint of yellow tone that disappears when blended on the skin. 

The UV Essence Sun Cream has no single trace of  stickiness both to the feel and to the skin. Knowing that this sun cream does not clog pores and sensitive skin friendly is a huge plus. I tried wearing the sun cream on its own and under makeup and it performs fine without leaving a white cast. 

Sun Cream worn under makeup 
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Sun Cream under flash photography – notice how the tone of my face and neck looks even?

Moisture Retention Incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skin, this product features Hydro Tapping technology and Aquaxyl for hydrated skin

Aside from skin sensitivity, I also have dry skin so any product that I use must always provide hydration or moisturization. Knowing that this UV Essence Sun Cream has a technology that provides hydration on the skin made me happy, again hence the term waterfull+.

Sun Cream bended on the skin 

Once applied, I noticed that my skin has a certain dewy glow that does not look oily. This product has no blurring effect like what few sun creams provides, but it makes my skin looks healthy and moisturized. 

Sun Cream on my bare face 

Multi-functional Sunscreen With broad spectrum SPF 50+, PA ++++ this daily facial sunscreen helps improve wrinkles and brighten the skin for smooth, even tone

It is very important for a sun protection product to have a broad spectrum SPF because sun protection factor alone (no matter how high) won’t matter if it can’t protect you from both UVB and UVA rays. So for that, the UV Essence Sun Cream deserves a clap. Since this sun cream also promises to improve wrinkles, it is also best for matured skin. 

Skin Care Rich complex of white truffle, France Chateau Margaux wine extract helps defend skin from environmental aggressors and prevent the first signs of aging

You must be wondering why Italian terms were used in the brand name knowing that the brand itself is Korean. In fact, d’Alba means “dawn” in ItalianThis is because white truffles aka “diamonds in the ground” is the main ingredient used by the d’Alba on its products grown in an Italian sanctuary. 

When white truffle is infused into skin care products it is good for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging purposes. It is full of numerous minerals and vitamins. Its high vitamin C content is the main reason behind its brightening power and vitamin B12 lightens pigmentation. White truffles also contain vitamin B3 or Niacin, essential in repairing damaged skin and vitamin B6, which prevents dry and irritated skin. That’s perfect for intensively treating dark spots, blemishes, and dull complexions. An added benefit is long-lasting moisture sure to keep skin soft and supple.

And now onto my list:

  • √gentle on the skin
  • √provides a broad spectrum sun protection  
  • √packed with skin loving ingredients, especially provides hydration 
  • √lightweight
  • √non-sticky
  • √can be worn under makeup without leaving a white cast

Raining check marks yey! In a nutshell, I think that the d’Alba Piedmont UV Essence Waterfull+ Sun Cream is a great sun protection product after knowing that it stayed true to its claims. I think that this sun cream is best suited for sensitive, dry or maturing skin types. You can find this product at Online Shops such as StyleKorean, YesStyle and BeautyMNL price ranges from P1,200.00 to P1,700.00 (22.88 USD to 34 USD). You can also try checking in at your trusted local Shopee stores.

– PR Gifted *not sponsored post 


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