Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AMW Reviews: L'oreal UV Perfect XL Block Advanced Spray Protector

Funny how I've always snubbed sunblock, now I knew the importance of it, I'm addicted!  If I haven't stress enough on my blog how important sunblock is, well I'm nagging YOU again! :P

After my first sunblock experience from The Face Shop, as I sailed through Neutrogena Sun Block, then with my first L'oreal Sunblock experience in Cream Gel form, now I'm on with a spray form!  If you don't call that addiction, you can call it paranoia! lol

L'oreal UV Perfect XL Block Advanced Spray Protector SPF40 says ---

To better protect sensitive skin against outside and inside aggressions and prevent premature skin-ageing. 
  • Protective shield against external aggressions.  Advanced UVB/UVA protection reinforced against UVA, thanks to its patented filtering system XL Block with Mexoryl SX and XL.
  • Protection of skin barrier function.  UV Perfect contains Ceramide 5 which stimulates the synthesis of lipids to reinforce functioning of skin barrier.
  • Your skin is immediately protected against harmful UV rays and premature skin-ageing: brown spots, dryness, loss of elasticity
  • Hydrated and smoothed, yoour skin stays fair and young looking.
  • Exposed body zones: Chest, arms and hands
  • Without colorants
  • non greasy/non sticky texture
  • water resistant
Ingredients (you can click to enlarge)

AMW says ---

  • spray type packaging makes it easier, no overspilling
  • water resistant
  • absorbs to the skin easily, no greasy feel
  • has SPF40!
  • no weird scent
  • no allergies
  • liquid consistency, easy to apply
  • manufacturing  date printed

  • though it is not sticky or greasy, there is still a weird feeling of "barrier" especially if you perspire
  • if you're into scent, sorry this doesn't have any!  Just a faint sunblock smell
  • because of its "pearlescence", taking photos with flash may make you look "oily" or "perspiring"
L'oreal UV Perfect XL Block is the sunblock I take along  with me if I plan to go swimming due to its water resistant properties.  I like the spray type tube especially with its watery texture as it wll easily spill without this type of packaging.  I like spraying this all over my legs and arms before I hit the sun and how it felt so light and gives out a nice and natural glow on my skin! 

  •  water resistant, did not state perspiration resistant so do reapply if you're out in the sun too long
  • apply 10-15 minutes prior to sun exposure
  • always check expiration date, chuck out expired products
  • if itchiness or allergies occur, STOP using the product immediately
  • wait for sales ! L'oreal always have sales down here, 10-20% is worth the wait!
Will I repurchase?

Where to purchase and how much?
Available nationwide at SM Department stores and Watson's Beauty stores, PCX, The Landmark, Robinson's Department Stores, Shopwise, Rustan's Supermarket, Mercury Drugstores and Gaisana Metro Department stores for Php495.00 (approx $10.80)

A closer look on one spritz
Pearly white color, very watery in texture

Easy to spread


Easily absorbed


Haven't I stressed enough on the importance of sunblock?
Am I sucessful? *I hope I am*
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
Happy Humpy Wednesday!


  1. yay! i'm so happy that this doesn't have much smell. I HATE the sunscreen smell. It's so disgusting. UGH. BUt, I still use it becuase it's important. XP

  2. Okay I'd be the first to admit sometimes I skip my sunscreen 'cause I don't like how heavy my face feels with sunscreen under my makeup. Doh! I won't do it anymore I swear! Lol.

    Thanks for the review, Nikki! I'm going to check this out next time I go to the drugstore :)

  3. this has spf 40 pala? akala ko 30 lang. anyway, it looks like a good product. i'll think about this first though since i'm happy already with my vaseline spf 30 :P

  4. the spray bottle is so cool!!!hmmm i wonder if we have it here..

  5. hi! i love your nail tutorials and i was wondering if you can do a review on the elf nail polishes because i see you use them a lot and its caught my attention. thanks so much!

  6. nice product to try.. love the high spf! perfect to protect my arms while im driving.. how I wish L'oreal would come up with a similar product that can be used on the face! *wink*

  7. cool! I didn't know Loreal has this sunblock... neither I have seen this at our drugstore counters... sigh~

  8. Oh perfect review! It is summer here and I am desperate need of a new sunscreen after my last one broke me out terribly!! Thank you :)

  9. yes you are successful nikki< i dont use much of sunblock before but now I use it alot hahaha... I havent tried any spray sunblock, it seems very handy to bring along :)

  10. I love the L'Oreal sunscreens, and I'll be sure to pick some up in Oman!

  11. Oh, I love the fact that it's in spray form. I am currently using Neutrogena's Dry Touch sunscreen and Nivea for my body when we go swimming. I might try this but yes, you're right, I'll wait for the L'oreal sale. Hehe.
    - Kaith

  12. Y, I know what you mean about the strong sunscreen smell! That puts me off! That's why I don't use much sunscreen in the past!

    Fifi, hahahah no worries, I trust you :) It's never too late to start using sunscreen!

    Crystal, yup, this one is SPF40, good enough for daily use!

  13. Xin, yes, I love the spray bottle but of course you still need to rub :)

    Melody, oh, sure! :)

    Khymm, I believe L'oreal came out with the tinted version of sunscreen! I am using it at present and so far so good :)

  14. Sue, I know! It's nice to have a good drugstore brand come out with products like these!

    Sarah, no problem, my pleasure as always

    Acutelife, thank you! I'm glad to know I'm successful in stressing out the importance of sunscreen :) Thanks sweetie!

  15. JC, enjoy shopping!

    All Women stalker, I've used Neutrogena one too and it works too! I love it! I don't know why I keep on trying different stuffs, I just love new stuffs! hahahha It's a sickness Kaith!

  16. before, i also tend to forget about sunblock until this year.

    i saw one sunspot on my right hand, i almost freaked out LOL

    so now, i reliqiously put sunblock all over my face and my hands :)

  17. Anonymous, thanks for sharing your experience, I just recently started and I will be hooked to it :)


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