Top Sunscreen Pick: Leader’s Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++ Review & Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

Sunscreen should be part of your everyday routine. Applied before your make-up and moisturiser, sunscreens should be in direct contact with the skin. Why? It prevents you from all sorts of ailments including pre-mature aging and even skin cancer. For a more indepth overview of all you need to know about sunscreen, do click on my earlier post right here, click away:

Back to Basics: All you need to know about Face Sunscreens & Sunscreen Tips

Getting back to the review, the Leader’s Clinic Senstive Sun Cream is one of my favourites. I’m on my second bottle and I have’t found a sunscreen yet that has treated me as well as this one has. This was given to me by Leader’s Clinic and I was not compensated for this review. Honesty is a given. Rarely am I willingly to go out and re-purchase a product that has been sponsored to me before. The Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Makeup was the only one thus far and it looks like I can’t do without this one either. Let’s get on shall we?

About the Sensitive Sun-Cream:

So what’s so special about this one? Leaders Clinic claims that this baby is a mild sunscreen, waterproof, is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and offers the quality of a make-up base. It also protects from UVA and UVB rays with a PA rating of PA+++ which is super impressive because that means, from my sunscreen post, you would learn that it offers the highest protection from UVB rays, the rays that cause invisible damage that can consequently lead to Melanoma and skin cancer. Opuntia Extract (I’ve reaserched and this stuff is sourced from the prickly pear cactus) soothes irritated skin caused by sun damage. Sounds good but does it live up to it’s name, we’ll see.

What Do I Think?

First of all, I absolutely love how this product is tinted. I find that too many sunscreens often give me an unwanted white over-cast but the fact that this is tinted helps me to not only protect my skin from the sun, it helps hide unwanted red spots. It’s very similiar to a tinted moisturiser and don’t be misguided by the fact that the cream says well, cream. I would say that it’s in the middle of a cream and lotion. It’s not obviously runny, but it’s light enough that it’s able to be easily applied all over the face. It’s great for everday for that reason because you don’t even feel the stuff after you’ve applied it.

Gosh I look like I need sleep. Well it’s 1:30 AM right now, so I probably look like that right now but whatever. This is me without makeup on at about 8 AM in the morning before a lecture. It’s make-up time and the first thing I apply is the Leader’s Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream. I do this before any makeup application so the sunscreen comes in direct contact with my skin as all sunscreens should. The reason is because for the sunscreen to work, it must be absorbed into the skin. I usually leave this on for about 10 minutes. I might go ahead and pack my bag for class and then I continue with my make-up.

When the product is not yet blended, you can see that it looks kind of white. It’s very similar to BB cream consistency if you’re familiar. I don’t think you should use it as a BB cream unless you’re into basically little to zero coverage but that’s cool too. Once the product is blended though, you don’t even notice it’s there. Use clean fingers to apply it all over your face. With all sunscreens, don’t forget to emphasize protruding features like the bridge of your nose or the tips of your ears believe it or not. Perhaps even your cupids bow!

And there we have it. Obviously some blemishes are still visible but you can see it looks smoother slightly but the key reason why I like this stuff is because it doesn’t have that white over-cast. Once you’ve applied the sunscreen, go ahead with your foundation. I love this product because it’s light, easy to apply, offers a bit of coverage and doesn’t give me the white over-cast. It’s not super oily either like some sunscreens are nor is it staticly matte like the Physiogel sunscreen. It’s basically I think the perfect balance.

 

But, How Can This Product Improve?

Besides being a great addition to your make-up routine, I’m looking at the ingredients list and there’s a few things that might not be too Dermatologist savvy like dimethicone, Methylparaben and Propylparaben that may cause skin irriation to those who aren’t used to it. But you know what, most make-up items have that anyway so I really wouldn’t be complaining. The high SPF 50 may also be a little overboard. Higher SPFs don’t always mean better, remember. Too high an SPF is sometimes unecessary when an SPF of 15 – 30 will do. I really am trying to find something to not like in this product though and I’m pretty much lost for words. I’m for sure re-purchasing when I run out.

roseannebeauty.com rating: 5/5 ( and I know, I rarely give 5s).

Where Can I get this Product?

Selected Gaurdian stores in Singapore. It retails for S$34.95. Be sure to check out their FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leaders-Clinic/108600675824696?ref=ts for more information, or the distributor’s website at http://www.serenityallure.com

Because it may be a little hard to find as well, here is a:

GIVEAWAY!

I will be GIVING AWAY 1 Sensitive Sun Cream!

Just comment on this post in the following format to enter

1. Tell me your favourite sunscreen and why. If you don’t use sunscreen, just tell me which ones you have on your wishlist (you better go get one hun!)

2. Email

3. Username that you’ve followed roseannebeauty with (so I can check)

For example:

1. Leaders Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream because it’s light, great for everyday and doesn’t leave a white over-cast

2. roseannetangrs@gmail.com

3. roseannetangrs

Conditions:

1. Giveaway is international and will be picked via random.org

2. Only one entry per person only

3. Giveaway ends on Monday, March 21, 2011

4. For followers of the blog only.

Good Luck! And to the future winner, I hope you’ll like this baby as much as I do!

Don’t forget to like their FB Page or check out their website at:

FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Serenity-Allure/133275123419510
Web: www.serenityallure.com

Love, Roseanne

71 comments

  • effloresce

    1. I actually don’t have any at the moment :/ I’m thinking of trying one by Avene maybe, because I’ve got really sensitive skin and almost everything breaks me out!!

    2. rach.tanki(at)gmail(dot)com

    3. effloresce

  • musicplayson

    1. I’m loving Biore’s sunscreen! :)
    2. Email: theworldiswarm@gmail.com
    3. Musicplayson
    Thanks babe for the giveaway! :D

  • myinnerbeauty

    1. I’m still in the search of a good sunscreen since I have very oily T-zone so I’m very picky when it comes to oily sunscreens. Plus I do not like the white cast that most sunscreen give. I hope to get a chance to win this to try out this awesome product.(;

    2. ruzanna1390@hotmail.com

    3. myinnerbeauty

  • Lidija Vajda

    1.I really don’t use sunscreen..I never found a good one. I would like yo try this one.
    2. lidijavajda@yahoo.com
    3. Stardust066

  • tanyl66

    1. I’m using kose sunscreen spf 50 PA +++. It doesn’t leave a white overcast and i dont find it oily (:

    2. tanyl66@hotmail.com

    3. i’m not really sure as i’m using gmail to follow. it should be tanyling66@gmail.com (:

  • gilmangirl

    1. My favourite sunscreen is Estee Lauder Cyberwhite UV Protector. It gives me a matte and clean finish without leaving a white cast.

    2. liyeewong@gmail.com

    3. gilmangirl

  • Daenerys

    1. My favourite sunscreen is Avene SPF 50+ Very High Protection. It’s fragrance free and waterproof, perfect for my really white and sensitive skin but if i don’t blend it reaaaaaally well, it can leave a white cast…

    2. lucille.etienne@gmail.com

    3. Dae

  • NA21istm

    1. I’ve never use any sunscreen before, but i would love to try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunscreen! Heard many great reviews on it!
    2. azri0605@hotmail.com
    3. NA21istm

    Thanks for the giveaway! (:

  • Annie Hobbs

    1. I haven’t found a good one yet that doesn’t make me break out. I’m thinking of picking up a Neutrogena stick type one to try.

    2. hobbs.annie@gmail.com

    3. Anniemcbeth (youtube is Brodwybabe)

  • spinnelrain

    1. I’m currently using the mineral powder sunscreen by Peter Thomas Roth spf 45 (still haven’t found the perfect sunscreen though that doesn’t clog my pores though).
    2. spinnel_rain@hotmail.com
    3. spinnelrain (same as youtube)–I connected w/ my facebook acct to follow

  • redberried

    1. Physiogel Sunscreen. I actually like the white overcast this cream leaves on my face! Maybe it’s because I bought couple of foundations are in the wrong shades so they kinda balance out nicely in the end on my face.

    2. PM me

    3. Redberried

  • Marsbeauty112

    1. I really like the Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens because they smell good and really work. :)

    2. itsmarika@hotmail.com

    3. Marsbeauty112

  • darlene morris

    well i really dont use it but my kids do they use hawaiian tropic sunscreen one because it smells so yummy and two it works very well thank you for this giveaway sweetie much love to ya
    destroydj0503@aim.com
    youtube destroydj0503

  • makeawish2468

    1. I like the Lancome face and body sunscreen because its not too oily.

    2. nina.shi@gmail.com

    3. Nina Shi

  • Kim Bui

    1. I love my Shiseido ultimate sun protection cream because it isn’t greasy and helps my make up go on smooth. But I can’t afford to constantly repurchase. :(

    2. kimolie@hotmail.com

    3. Keemersy

  • igotnocookieforu

    1. I want to try the shiseido ultimate sun protection cream because i heard a lot of good reviews about it on youtube.
    2. itsamieexp@yahoo.com
    3. AmyC

  • witchz

    1. My current favourite is the sunscreen milk from Aqualabel. However I am not sure if it is too oily for my face as I go get blemishes every now and then.

    2. witchz@gmail.com
    3. witchz

  • rzrz

    1.My fav is Biore Face Milk SPF50 PA+++ because its not oily at all! Very comfortable to wear.
    2.rzrz [at] ymail [dot] com
    3. rzrz

  • cheryluh12

    1. My favourite is Loreal UV Perfect Matte 12H longlasting UVA/UVB Protector SPF 30/PA+++.
    It blends very well and is not sticky at all, unlike some others in the market. The thing I liked is the light mattifying finish is the ultra fine and the smoothness when applying as well as not leaving white streaks on your face.
    2. cheryl_forgottened@ymail.com
    3.cheryluh12

  • xoxovinna

    1. kiehls Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is my fav Spf for e moment, it didn’t cause any breakout to my acne-prone skin.
    2. Email: vinna_Er@hotmail.com
    3.Xoxovinna

    Cheers for the giveaway!

  • Ct Kathy

    1. Avon Naturals… It has a whitening effect and gives me a matte finish… :)

    2. ct_kathy93@hotmail.com

    3. Sitti Khadijah ( I followed through Google Friend Connect)

  • honeylustre

    My favorite is Neutrogena’s dry touch. I love that it’s oil free and has a matte finish, not all greasy looking.

    gracewatson195@msn.com

    honeylustre

  • shimmeryluvdust

    1.Currently using the Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Spf 50 Facial Moisturizer as I’m prescribed to use the gentle cleanser under the same range and hence decide to pick this sunscreen up as I have ratehr sensitive skin.. However, it still feels a tad sticky and shiny despite dusting on the loose powder too.. hope to give leader’s clinic’s sun cream a try!
    2. shimmeryluvdust@gmail.com
    3. shimmeryluvdust

  • Ida Erin Chan

    1)My Fav Sunscreen is Clarins UV Plus Hp Day Screen High Protection because its light and its SPF AVA-AVB PA+++
    2) yayang_baby@hotmail.com
    3) Ida Erin Chan

  • heeseung93

    1) my favourite sunscreen is nutrogena ultra sheer dailry face sunscreen lotion SPF 30+
    its suitable for normal to oily skin and it’s not greasy.
    2) hspark87071@hotmail.com
    3) heeseung93

  • Ange Demon013

    1.I don’t have a favourite one. I’ve been using Ego Sunsense Matte, a tinted oil-free cream base sunscreen (middle between gel and cream), which I wouldn’t recommend for very oily skin. I’m still looking for one that will keep my T-Zone matte for at least 5 hours. IWhich one would be better for those with oily skin: Physiogel or Leader’s Clinic?
    2.Springleaf84@gmail.com
    3. Angedemon013

  • Princess Jae

    1. I use SUN SENSE Daily Face. This is actually the only one i’ve tried along with NIVEA, it protects my face well with SPF 30+ and it has a tint so i never really looked for another one ^^”
    2. princess.jae–@hotmail.com
    2. Princess Jae.

    Thanks for this giveaway Roseanne !

  • sweetsnuggle

    1. Currently i’m using Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense & i like it because it’s light, not sticky & provide me with the protection i need.

    2. yongyuanaiinii@gmail.com

    3. Jerlyn

  • ineludible

    1. Shu Uemura UV Armor High Protection Sun Protector Face Cream because it’s not too oily nor sticky and dries wonderfully (and quickly!). Plus I like that it’s SPF50 PA+++ :)

    2. snapsandvignettes@gmail.com

    3. ineludible

  • sonstaar

    1. my favourite sunsreen is piz buin, it’s really smooth, the bottle is sleek unlike most sunscreens and it doesn’t smell bad either. It comes in a range of protections too :)

    2. sonal_chotai@msn.com

    3. sonstaar

  • Jy Ting

    1. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Control Base with SPF33 (even though it is not purely a sunscreen) because it offers good coverage and oil control for makeup to last a long time.

    2. happiolucki@gmail.com

    3. Jy Ting

  • purrbliss

    Za true white day protector. it acts as an acceptable primer too :)
    purrbliss@hotmail.com
    onsugar username: purrbliss

  • oreoinmilk

    Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection (tinted). its non greasy and very lightweight.
    oreoinmilk@hotmail.com
    oreoinmilk :)

  • Claudia U

    1. Haven’t used any yet. Heard that IQQU is good but the product is too expensive for my liking.
    2. Email: lovinmunchies@gmail.com
    3. lovinmunchies

  • Claudia U

    Sorry, just noticed my username is Claudia U! Hopefully I can still enter :(

  • lisuatying

    Neutrogena Ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 50+ because i heard that helioplex is a good ingredient that wont degrade after exposure to the sun. and it doesnt leave a white cast on my face too. :D
    lisuatying@hotmail.com
    lisuatying

    thankyou <3

  • Pollya

    1) Heliocare advanced SPF 50 gel broad spectrum sunscreen because it’s the lightest sunscreen I’ve tried from among like 10 different brands — it is indeed gel like in texture (like what it says on the tube) so I can apply quite generously and it doesn’t clog up my oily skin. But it’s expensive so I’m always on the lookout for more reasonably-priced brands that won’t clog pores!
    2) pkmm0108@zoho.com
    3) Pollya

  • kelseyhi

    1) neutrogena face sunscreen! it’s not greasy and it feels light on your skin
    2) kelsey449@yahoo.com
    3) kelseyhi

  • penda

    1. I don’t have a favorite but i’m using The face shop sun cream SPF35, would love to try more to find my fav!

    2. dotsxz@gmail.com

    3. penda

  • pepperpepper

    1. Biore UV Bright Face Milk – cheap and good.

    2. blinkin85@gmail.com

    3. Blinkin

  • Gobilina

    1) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunblock SPF 50+ which I ordered online. It leaves no white cast but it does still make me look shiny after a couple of hours :(

    2)mizlopez@gmail.com

    3) Megsy

  • Wen Ting

    1) I love love ZA day protector, it give SPF, whiten my skin complexion and leave a nice glow on the skin. Its a gd make up base also.

    2) xinyu1160@yahoo.com.sg

  • Trillian Alice

    1. Avon Spf 30 and Dr., Denese 30 which is very nice but expensive.
    2. Trillianalice@gmail.com
    3. Trillian Alice or Alice Trillian

    .

  • Cendana K

    1) I’m loving Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50+ PA+++ – inexpensive but effective, has really decreased my skin from tanning too fast or getting blotches or break outs from the harsh sun, without it feeling icky or sticky.
    2) blushfully [at] hotmail.com
    3) blushfully aka Cendana K

  • dancingaround

    1. vichy UVPRO SECURE SPF40+. I like it soo much cos its light, no white cast aft applying and best of all it suits my oily skin :)
    2. lmj.mei@gmail.com
    3. dancinggal

    Hope RAMDOM.ORG will choose me :)

  • dancingaround

    opphhh..sry… typo error…

    1. vichy UVPRO SECURE SPF40+. I like it soo much cos its light, no white cast aft applying and best of all it suits my oily skin :)
    2. lmj.mei@gmail.com
    3. dancingaround

    Hope RAMDOM.ORG will choose me this time round..:)

  • cherrypongpong

    1. Acnes mentholatom oil control moisturizer.
    Well it’s not exactly a sunscreen but it has SPF 15 and PA++.
    I like it alot cause it is light, moisturizing, and it protects me from the sun!
    It has a very nice lotion consistency and absorbs quickly.
    I would really like to try leaders clinic too!

    2. Cherrypongpong@yahoo.com

    3. Cherrypongpong

  • Anonymous

    1. I LOVE Neutrogena’s dry touch. It doesnt leave a shiny, greasy look because its oil free.
    2. ishalbme@yahoo.com
    3. LittleMissNails (adrienne)

  • Emily Tsang

    My favorite sunscreen is Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38 PA++. For Face/Body.

    This multi functional sunscreen is very Water-Resistant Sunscreen. It is also a anti-Aging Suncare which protects me from UVA and UVB . It is also highly nourishing, moisturizing and preps my skin for a flawless foundation application.

    hk.candy@hotmail.com

  • missychelle

    1. I have a Hanskin bb cream and it has SPF in it. It is winter here and I don’t go out often. I am getting one for the spring and summer though :)

    2. michellecarasham@gmail.com

    3. michellecarasham

  • roseannetangrs

    CONTEST OFFICIALLY CLOSED ——> ENTRIES BEYOND THIS POINT WILL NOT BE COUNTED. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

  • She Shops Makeup

    1. I use the Laneige SPF 40 sunblock because it works even for the beach and doesn’t have white residue.

    2. Sheshopsmakeup@gmail.com

    3. Sheshopsmakeup

  • She Shops Makeup

    Lol!! Great timing :)

  • DomofiedPockyx

    1) I really like the neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch sunblock because it doesn’t have that greasy feel that I HATE and it has never irritated my quite sensitive skin.
    2) sorhavattiy@aim.com
    3)DomofiedPockyx

  • roseannetangrs

    Haha same time! I’ll count you in :)

  • DomofiedPockyx

    Aw darn, it was still march 20th here, in Boston when I posted my entry . Ah well

  • lveneo

    1. Im using and loved Laneige Sunblock Oil Free SPF35 PA++. keeps my skin keep skin fresh and matt
    2. chole73@gmail.com
    3. Neo Bea

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  • world clock

    Top Sunscreen Pick: Leader’s Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++ Review & Giveaway! – roseannetangrs – just great!

  • Vivian

    1. Neutrogena Dry Block Sunscreen SPF 45 because it is the only sunblock I’ve used that does not break me out

    2. vivz.lo@gmail.com

    3. I follow via google reader using my email above

  • Vinh

    I react to a lot of sunscreens, would love to check out this one. I can’t view where to get it.

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      you can get this in Guardian stores in Singapore :)

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  • Jus

    Hey Babe, just sharing I have been using Heliocare sunblock for the past few years. It has very good protection and anti-aging. And it’s recommend by my doctor. Currently I manage to buy the sunblock at a good price on Qoo10! http://list.qoo10.sg/g/406160279

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