Monday, August 8, 2011

AMW Reviews: SunPlay Watery Cool Sunblock Lotion with Menthol SPF65 PA+++

Happy Monday!  Are you lazy?  Sleepy?  Wanting to go back to bed?  *high five*  I'm sure I feel the same!  Since I came back from Shanghai, I've been very sick but it's all worth it!  It was fun walking around the city and I'm proud to announce, I did not get lost!  I made sure to do my research and ask my brother on how to go to a certain place and took down notes as I take a peek at my post-it notes every now and then as I get pushed inside the train!  *laughs* 

All worth it! 

Speaking of walking around the city.  The weather in Shanghai was as crazy as Manila!  It's hot, humid and it rains mid-day!  Though I brought an umbrella with me, I'm not used to using it to protect myself from the sun! (Bad Nikki!)  But hey, I made sure to apply sunblock approximately 30 minutes before I leave the hotel room!  

Since I knew it's going to be hot and humid in Shanghai, I brought with me the SunPlay SPF 26 PA++ Watery Cool Clear & Smooth. 

Sunplay SPF65 PA++ Watery Cool says ---

Sunplay Watery Cool SPF65 contains Menthol that provides a cool refreshing sensation. It has a Revolutionary Watery Liquid Formulation that gives you the protection that you need, without you feeling a thing!
  • High UV protection against UVA & UVB.
  • Contains Menthol for cool & refreshing sensation.
  • Japan Watery Liquid formulation is light and non greasy.
  • Highly water-proof .
  • For face & body.
AMW says ---
  • Packaging is super cute, simple, tiny packaging easily to carry during travel.
  • Packaging has a clear print on expiration date.
  • Once purchase, you know that the product you are getting is fresh from manufacturer due to its nice packaging.
  • The twist cap prevents spillage.
  • Easy to wipe/clean the tip after every use.
  • Multi-tasking product, can be used on both face and body.
  • Milky formula makes it easy to spread all over face and body.
  • Gets absorbed into the skin in no time!
  • Doesn't leave white casts.
  • Does not feel heavy on skin even if I perspired a lot.
  • I did not get dark after walking approximately more than an hour under direct sunlight.
  • I can easily use up this product because of its tiny size.   
  • It says to have "Menthol" for cooling effect but I never felt it? (could it be just me?)
  • A bit pricey for 35g product.
I had a friend who texted me telling me how she hated the feeling of sunscreen but she needed the protection, I immediately recommended this to her because I've tested this under the most extreme weather (direct sunlight, heat plus humidity) and this fairs really well!  I did not have a bit of the sticky-feel that I sometimes get in other sunblock!  Once I got back, I immediately asked Mr. AMW if I got dark, he told me: "Nope!" So SPF65 protection, CHECK!

  • Apply at least 15 minutes before you go out of the sun.
  • Do not follow my crazy steps, try to use a hat, umbrella and steer clear from direct sunlight even if you have sunblock protection! 
  • If you have very sensitive skin, do the patch test before you apply this all over your body.
  • Do the same on face application, apply a bit on one area and see if your skin reacts!  
  • Shake well before use, you can hear the sound of the "metal ball" inside.
  • Always clean the tip after every use (just my OC thing).
  • Re-apply  if you've been sweating a lot or if you were out of the sun for too long.
  • Planning to head on to the beach and you needed much more protection?  Choose their other variant that has higher SPF.  Sunplay Super Block SPF130 PA+++
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who hates the feeling of lotion or sunblock.

Where to purchase and how much?
At Watson's or selected Beauty by SM for Php349.00 (approx $8.31).

A photo to show you the water-y texture

Once applied on one arm, after less than 5 minutes
it gets absorbed into my skin without the "shine" or "film-y texture"

A good sunblock lotion that goes up to my list!  
Have you tried SunPlay?  Do you like it?

Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


  1. awesome, hope i don't break out when i use the 130 spf LOL

  2. awww..
    no cooling sensation,huh?
    looking for a sunblock that has cooling sensation is so hard talaga!

    it's good that this doesn't leave white cast!

    i don't believe in products that contains more than 50 in spf but i'm, sure that this is handy pag talagang babaran sa beach.

  3. I went to the beach and stuff on a hot sunny day in indonesia and mentholatum sunplay spf130 never failed me! it's the best sunscreen for those occasions, i didnt get a tan at all

  4. awww the penguins are cute! i have been a sunplay user for years and i really love the 130. regardless of how hot/mild the sun is...i will still use the 130 when i know i have to be under the sun a lot for the 'just-in-case' :D

  5. i haven't tried this one. thanks for the review, this is very handy during travel...

  6. @Marge Oh yeah, I strongly remember your post on SPF allergies! Gosh, wawa ka naman

  7. @~tHiAmErE~ Ewan ko nga di ko na feel, makapal ata balat ko hahahaha

  8. @K Nice! I can't wait to use SPF130 but will wait for beach moments :)

  9. @xin Really? Wow SPF130 ? Nice! you are well protected sister!

  10. @Issa OO! Especially if you know you'll get hot and sweaty!

  11. will check this out once i run out of my other sunblocks! good to know madami nang affordable but non-sticky sunblocks since this wasn't the case a few years ago.

  12. I've tried sunplay face cream with spf 50 before but it was so sticky and I threw it away soon >.<

    btw, don't forget to join my GIVEAWAY and win BB creams and cleansing foam from luview ok ^^ thank you ^^

  13. @Crystal Naku girl! you said it, I used to hate it every summer when I go swimming and HAD to use those sticky sunblock!

  14. @Lina Kim ♥ really? maybe they changed formulation? This water version is definitely LIGHTER and non sticky :)

  15. I tried Sunplay because of this post :P. Check out my review here:


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