Being a bit of an experimentalist, it was quite natural for me to take a gander at the new-ish Biotherm UV Supra D-Tox High protection Supra light fluid sunscreen launched earlier this year. (Let’s just call it Biotherm UV Supra D-Tox sunscreen, shall we?) Its been months now, and what with one thing and another, I forgot to tell you about it.
First off, let me say that I love the packaging. Its so un-sunscreen and so ergonomic and stylish. Not how one usually describes the plain jane tube packaging most sunscreens come in. Its slim, and round and cute as a button!
The Biotherm UV Supra D-Tox is a chemical based sunscreen with L’Oreal patented Mexoryl XL so if you aren’t into that, its time to leave. Texture wise, it reminded me a lot of the Kiehl’s UV Defence sunscreen.
Its got the same lotion type texture, spreading very easily on the skin and feeling light and non oily. It does feel a bit more silicone to the touch than Kiehl’s though. I find an added bonus with the Biotherm UV Supra is that there is a very light citrus scent that makes is very appealing.
What else… no white cast, non oily, and just light on the skin. It blocks UVA and UVB rays with an SPF50/PA+++ rating, and I find it works quite well because my skin does not feel hot or burnt when I’m out in the sun and wearing this.
Like most of the Biotherm products, this one’s infused with the signature Biotherm spa thermal water but as I apply it on top of regular moisturizer, I cannot tell if its helping my skin stay moist.
Like Kiehl’s UV Defence, my sole gripe is price for size. RM140 RM130/30ml is not wallet friendly for something that you need to apply generously on your face every day 🙁 Otherwise, I really like this one too!
Pros: Light, Not oily, Not sticky, No white cast
The directions say that it can be applied OVER makeup during the day. I have no doubt that its possible as its very light and absorbs quickly. I however, have not tried it.
Have you tried this one? I really like it, as I do the Kiehl’s UV Defense sunscreen. Its not quite like me to complain about high prices, but since sunscreen is a product I must apply everyday in rather generous quantities, it really hurts the pocket when I find it depleting faster than a cheaper one that might work as well.
That said, this one (like Kiehl’s UV Defense) seems to work on my skin better than other oilier versions of sunscreens I have been using before this. Might this be a justification for the high pricetag? I haven’t repurchased either, but you know what? I think I want to 😛
Biotherm UV Supra D-Tox SPF50 PA+++ Super High Protection Supra Light Fluid retails at RM140130/30ml at Biotherm counters.