This is my first foray into Guerlain skincare. The Skin Aqua series is targeted at moisturising the skin (Aqua should tip the nod!) while imparting anti-free radical effects to help with anti-aging. When I was handed the new Guerlain Super Aqua Triple Protection Shield SPF30 cream, and told that its a sunscreen cum moisturizer, I looked a little sceptical.
Before I go into its sun protection qualities, let me tell you how this one feels.
The Guerlain Super Aqua Triple Protection Shield comes in a tube and I thought that was it. Open, squeeze, apply and go. But not quite. The gold metal cap actually covers a pump mechanism which I initially though “Eh?!” But am now happy with it.
1 pump (no more than that please!) is more than sufficient to deliver lasting moisture to your skin with a silky satin touch. I initially thought that 1 pump was too little but any more than 1 pump and it feels too heavy on the skin.
Scent wise, like most things Guerlain or from the French powerhouses of cosmetics, there is a strong fragrance. Its actually quite nice – smells of roses and does not linger on the skin.
I might even venture a suggestion that the use of this cream (together with a couple of other stuff) might have helped my skin lately. My skin was feeling dry in the day time and foundation had a tendency to flake; but after about a month, I’ve realised that my skin’s now feeling more moisturised in the day and my foundation stays on better.
As for the sunscreen factor, the active ingredients listed on the back on the tube are octinoxate, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, octocrylene and sulisobenzone. It states a SPF30 sun protection with UVA and UVB protection and despite the presence of titanium dioxide, it is not drying nor does it leave a white cast on the skin.
It could be enough for some people but I always apply a separate sunscreen because I prefer it that way. Because the Guerlain Super Aqua cream is so light, I don’t feel that using 2 creams in the day is heavy. Or might it be that I’m just used to it?
Being by Guerlain, don’t expect it to come cheap. A 40ml tube retails at RM319.
Pros: Lightweight texture, Absorbs into skin quickly, Keeps skin moisturized, Contains sunscreen protection, No white cast
I’m told that the Guerlain Super Aqua series is suitable for most skin types with emphasis on those who prefer moisturizing properties with anti-aging benefits.
I do like this cream and I can expect a tube to last a long long time. If you have the budget, its worth a shot!
A 40ml tube of Guerlain Super Aqua Triple Protection Shield SPF30 retails at RM319 at all Guerlain counters.