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Armada Face Cover 45 (30g)

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CLAIM TO FAME: A gentle facial sunscreen for daily use

FAST FACTS: Medium-weight cream formula; shields skin against the full spectrum of indoor and outdoor UVA, UVB, infrared and visible light; prevents melasma, sun-induced skin cancer, and photo-aging; antioxidants helps lighten melasma when used indoors daily

PERFECT FOR: All skin types

The best face sunscreen I’ve tried too bad it is out of stock everywhere!
May 8, 2014
”The best face sunscreen I’ve tried too bad it is out of stock everywhere! I have oily skin and it doesn’t make my skin worst. I’m so sad it is out of stock!”
–Tania (from Amazon.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) tube Armada Face Cover 45
INGREDIENTS: Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethanolamine, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glyceryl Laurate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aluminum Hydroxide, *Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Zirconium Dioxide.

Shake well before use. Apply liberally on face and body skin, carefully avoiding membranous areas of eyes and nostrils. For best results, apply 30 to 60 minutes before sun exposure.

VMV Hypoallergenics

What do we love about homegrown label VMV? They’re the only beauty brand with a rating system that grades a product’s safety based on the number of allergens it does NOT contain. In fact, VMV’s skincare and makeup are free of most (if not ALL) 76 allergens as listed by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies. From its sunscreens to its concealers, VMV’s range is free of fragrance, dye, phthalate, paraben, preservatives, coca-surfactant, SLES, and SLS. All products are formulated to be non-comedogenic, non-drying, pH-adjusted, and suitable for all skin types. What’s NOT to love?

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  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 28

My favorite sunscreen of all time!

I was hesitant to buy this because of the price, also, I was using Biore then which was actually okay, but after reading how indoor lights can also contribute to premature aging, I knew I just had to get this, so I waited for VMV’s annual sunscreen sale and bought an 85g Face Cover 45. I immediately loved it. It’s thicker than Biore but it’s spreadable. It’s opaque and when well-spread, it doesnt leave any white cast. I like that it doesnt contain alcohol or other harmful chemicals. I also noticed that the melasma which I developed during pregnancy was gone after using this for several weeks. This also works as a primer as it sits well under my make up. I’ll buy this forever because this is totally worth every penny! ❤️

2 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 27

A sunscreen for life

I've been using this for years and I haven't found a sunscreen that can top it. I use it daily and it doesn't break me out despite having a pretty heavy formula. It does make my skin look a little oily after applying but I just apply some loose powder to mattify my face right after. Also, it leaves your skin a little whiter than usual, which might be a deal breaker for some. For me however, it's perfect. This, along with my Innisfree powder, are the only things I need to make my face presentable on a daily basis. Btw, do apply with dry skin. When it mixes with water, it becomes difficult to apply and will leave white streaks.

8 months ago
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 28

HG sunscreen

This sunscreen is definitely not budget friendly but you get what you pay for! The small size makes it perfect for traveling. It has a great consistency and doesn't leave a white cast on your face so you can rub it on gently without worrying about looking like a ghost. This works like a dream together with my COSRX Skin Returning Emulsion in keeping my face matte and protected in the mornings. I've never had any skin reactions to this even when I' have a hormonal acne attack. Also a plus is that it's supposed to protect your from indoor light as well like your computer monitor.

12 months ago
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 35

Prevents Scar Darkening, Instant Gluta Effect + Mattifier

I have acne-prone, scar-prone combination skin, oily along the T-zone and dry everywhere else. Because this mineral moisturizer uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, you don't have to wait for 20 minutes before going out which is a plus if you're running late for work or school. The white cast is almost undetectable since it's so spreadable. But it does make your skin 1 shade lighter which is absolutely annoys me (I am in the shade NC30). But if you want that instant gluta effect, this sunscreen's got you covered. The Titanium Dioxide tends to mattify your face so if you have dry or combination skin, you might end up having white dry patches of skin after lunch, nothing that reapplying your moisturizer won't remedy. But if you're oily, this is another good reason to buy it. I used this in combination with a Vitamin C and alpha arbutin serum to prevent my acne scars from turning brown which totally worked! If you're using retinoic acid, retinol, salicylic, lactic, glycolic and other exfoliating acids, hydroquinone and other whitening products, WEARING SUNSCREEN IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. It's also made by a Filipino company and their formula's quality and packaging is impeccable! This is now part of my daily beauty arsenal until my schedule allows me to switch over to a chemical sunscreen. Did I mention that it also didn't break me out?!

over 1 year ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Facial Features Morena

Typical sunblock

It is a great sunblock. It has the typical sunblock texture - thick, creamy, and smooth. It is also like any sunblock, takes long to be absorbed by the skin. I recommend that if you use this, do not put any make up as your foundation would only slide off of your face. Your face would look shiney when using this so you might wanna powder it or use an oil blotter.

over 1 year ago
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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 28

My favorite sunscreen

Armada sunscreens are great for people with sensitive skin because it provides great SPF coverage without the breakouts and heaviness. This product, especially at the higher SPF spectrum, can leave a white cast on the face which can be both a good or bad thing. I mistakenly bought this product at 30g because my old stock was almost empty. This size would last only around a month or so. It's definitely more cost-effective to buy the larger sizes.

almost 2 years ago