Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AMW Reviews: Obagi-C C-Sunguard SPF30

The week flew by pretty quickly because I've been busy going in and out of the house!  *giggles*  That made me feel like teenager all over again!  *wahahaha*

Let's get back to the reason for this report!  I will be reviewing *drumroll* my most expensive sunblock to date!  Going out of the country is the best time to test products and one product I brought along is the Obagi-C C-Sunguard SPF30.  It was the ultimate test as I know when I'm out of the country, I expose myself to the environment and under the sun!  Who would like to bring an umbrella during travel?  Not this girl!!!

When I attended the House of Obagi Event more than a month ago, all the attendees were given an Obagi-C C-Sungard SPF30 sunblock which works for any skin type!  I didn't use this right away as I am saving this for the harshest sun exposure!

Obagi-C C-Sunguard SPF30 says ---
C-Sunguard SPF 30 is formulated with ultra-sheer Z-Cote, an effective barrier that provides a superior measure of sun protection from UVB damage and against long-UVA rays linked to premature skin aging.  Regular application of C-Sunguard SPF30 can help protect your Photolumines Skin from future sun damage.


Ingredients: butylparaben, cetearyl alcohol, citric acid, C13-14 isoparaffin, diethanolamine cetyle phospate, disodium edetate, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropyl palmitate, laureth-7, methylparaben, octyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, polyether-1, polysorbate 60, propylparaben, purified water, sodium hydroxide, triethoxycaprylysilane.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Simple squeeze type packaging makes it easy to control the amount of product you want to come out.
  • Sealed upon purchase for freshness.
  • Gets absorbed into the skin easily.
  • No waiting time, finishes matte immediately!
  • Doesn't feel oily or sticky in the middle of the day.
  • No allergic reactions occur.
  • No weird scent.
  • The protection on UVA and UVB isn't seen by naked eyes but I did not turn dark in the duration of the whole trip.
  • Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Cons
  • Obviously, the price!  There are so many inexpensive sunblock brands out there!
Overall
As most sunblock lotions or creams, you cannot really see the quick effect of it as we cannot see UVA and UVB with our naked eyes.  The only basis for us to know if a sunblock works is on its physical manifestation which is getting dark or not!  

For the Obagi-C C-Sunguard SPF30 sunblock, the very positive thing that I've seen in this is the fact it finishes matte and I don't feel like I have anything on my skin for the rest of the day.  I was under EXTREME humidity and directly under the sun's harsh rays for the whole day but I went back to Manila with the same skin color!  Mind you, if I may have to add, I only applied this sunblock in the morning before I leave the hotel.  I did bring the sunblock inside my bag but I just didn't have time for re-application and so far, it still works! (Keep in mind that I do not perpire A LOT!)

Tips
  • Apply generously and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Re-apply as needed especially if you perspire a lot or after swimming.
  • Always store the product in cool, dry place.
  • If you are sensitive to certain ingredients, read labels and do a patch test prior to using this all over your face and body.
  • Keep out of eyes, rinse with water if accidents occur.
  • Wear clothing that protects your skin even if you have sunblock on.
  • Try not to stay under the sun too long.  Wear hats, sunglasses, clothing that covers major parts of your skin when needed.
Will I repurchase?
Yes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who hates the sticky feel of sunblock.  If you're under Obagi skincare treatment too.

Where to purchase and how much?
At House of Obagi Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, SM North, SM Pampanga and Ronbinsons Place for Php3,740 (approx $87.00).

A photo of me on the 5th day in Singapore.  I walked around the Lion city with Obagi-C C-Sunguard SPF30 applied once a day and so far,  my skin color did not change...at all!  So, I'm ready to say...

"WELCOME TO SINGAPORE!!!"
*arms wide open* LOL
When you're out under the sun for prolong period of time, I strongly suggest to reapply your sunblock and bring with you sunnies and hats.  (I know, I should practice what I preach but hey!  Who's the reviewer here?) *lol*

It feels good to be safe under the harsh sun!  I am actually giving this bottle to Mr. AMW as he hates sunblock application because he perspires a lot and he dislikes the moisturizing feel other sunblock brands offer. 

Love is sharing, and I'm giving up the product I like to the man I love. :D  

Would you be willing to shell out such amount of money for the super matte feel?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!





(Author received product during an event.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

16 comments:

  1. whoaaa 5 days in singapore and your skintone remain the same? mine is always always darker.lol its a must have then! where to buy this obagi item?

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  2. Oh my! This is really expensive for a sunblock! I can't shell out that much money for sunblock alone... :)

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  3. whoa!ang mahal nyan ha?merong sunblock na mas mataas ang spf kesa sa obagi-c pero hndi sobrang mahal and effective nman(?):)

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  4. wow!...i have this sunblock too.I got mineas my prize from Kikay Exchange during her 5th year blog anniversary giveaway...i was shocked at the price!I thought it was only less 1k!...oh my,i must say that im so lucky to win this that i have a chance to use this expensive sunblock...Thanks for the review ms.nikki!

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  5. That's a fantastic sunblock - it works!!

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  6. thanks for this reco sis! i'll have this in mind when i get back to Manila, may be worth hauling. kaso SPF30 lang? i use Avene's right now, which is SPF50.

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  7. @Kumiko Mae Ayan na! another quote to live by! hahaha

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  8. @Eve It's written on "Where to buy" portion :) It's also a US product so its widely available worldwide :D

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  9. @Issa OO sis! Kapag may budget lang ng BONGGANG BONGGANG BONGGA!

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  10. @jen Agree, but I think ha? Personal opinion, this is more potent? I've used other SPF30 and I still darken up! If its at least SPF50 and above, then its ok :)

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  11. @arra LUCKY YOU! Now you know how lucky you are :) Congratulations!

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  12. @MereMakeupManiac Well, if Avene is bagay sayo, stick to that! But I strongly suggest people who are under Obagi Treatment to use this! Iba kasi ang sensitivity ng skin after treatment which other sunblock may have ingredients that could make you turn allergic to it!

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  13. Yes, if you are using an Obagi treatment DO please use sunblock!

    It doesn't have to be Obagi-brand sunblock, but a lot of their products have serious prescription medicine and it's essential that you not get burned when your skin is going through treatment.

    Good post, enjoy your trip!

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  14. @Karen Agree :) thanks for sharing your insights!

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