La Roche-Posay UVIDEA AQUA Fresh Gel

Do you know that you need to protect your skin against the harmful sun rays that will cause skin ageing even you are indoors by applying sunscreen protection product? Long UVA rays account for more than 75% of UVA rays, they reach the heart of the dermis(2nd layer of skin) all-year long even in cloudy weather, in the city or through windows and it trigger global damage to the skin quality. Applying sunscreen product can help to reflect UV ray when they are expose to your skin thus it help to protect against sunburn, pigmentation, complexion greying and ageing.

Choosing the right SPF:

There are so many product with different SPF(Sun Protection Factor), result varies on different people.
How to choose the right one: Duration you will get sunburn * no. of SPF = Protection timing
Example: You normally will get sunburn in 1 hour of exposing to sun therefore using a product with SPF30 can protect you for 30 hour. (It also depend on how strong the sun is)

Measurement of UVA Protection:

  • PPD - The persistent pigment darkening (PPD) method is a method of measuring UVA protection, similar to the SPF method of measuring UVB light protection, this method is originally developed in Japan and it is the preferred method used by manufacturers such as L'Oréal. P.S La Roche-Posay is under L'Oréal. Instead of measuring erythema or reddening of the skin, the PPD method uses UVA radiation to cause a persistent darkening or tanning of the skin. Theoretically, a sunscreen with a PPD rating of 10 should allow a person 10 times as much UVA exposure as would be without protection.
  • PA++++ - Asian brands, tend to use The Protection Grade of UVA (PA) system to measure the UVA protection a sunscreen provides. The Protection Grade of UVA (PA) system is based on the PPD reaction and is now widely adopted on the labels of sunscreens. According to the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association PA+ corresponds to a UVA protection factor between two and four, PA++ between four and eight, and PA+++ more than eight.

Measurement of UVA Protection source: Wikipedia

With new filter Uvinul A+, the La Roche-Posay Uvidea Aqua Fresh Gel offers superior
protection on the whole UVA spectrum including long UVA, in a water-concentrated gel texture that
is suitable for normal to oily skin types. Going beyond the UV market protection standard, new filter Uvinul A, is up to 2x more effective than PA++++. It has dramatically increased the PPD to 18 (Persistent Pigmentation Darkening) providing for the most comprehensive long UVA protection and allowing for 18 times longer protection against damaging UVA rays as compared to without any photo protection.

Photo Credit: La Roche-Posay


Need to apply this quiet fast as product melts instantly on skin, product is also very light, non- greasy/sticky and suitable to be use as a make-up base. I also think that this product is great for a humid climate weather like Singapore. Being in a small packing also allow me to carry this along conveniently when travelling.

In the circle is surface that is applied with UVIDEA AQUA Fresh Gel, it is slightly luminous if you can see 

Product is applied easily - YES
Product is applied quickly - YES
Product is quickly absorbed - YES
Product colour blends well - YES
Product provide sensation of freshness when applying - MAYBE
Skin is more hydrated - TRUE
Product leaves skin comfortable - MAYBE
Product does not leave skin sticky - TRUE
Skin stay matte durably - MAYBE
Product does not leave skin shiny/oily - TRUE
Product provide a sensation of nude skin -TRUE
Product is pleasant -YES
Product is suitable for my skin type - YES
I would continue using this product - YES
I would purchase this product -YES

In a senatorial test with 74 Asian women living in humid climates, 97% of the respondents commented that the Uvidea Aqua Fresh is applied easily and quickly, 95% feels that the skin is more hydrated after application and 88% feels that the Uvidea Aqua Fresh does not leave the skin sticky

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Available in Guardian, Watsons, National Skin Center and Hospital Pharmacies at $38.90/30ml

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