The best European sunscreen with IR protection: Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Finding a good sunscreen is a hard job. Especially now when it's super difficult to order products from Korea and Japan. Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ is probably the first European sunscreen which I enjoy. To be honest, I like it so much that I already made a reorder for duo pack version. Why Sesderma is a brand which you need to try? 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Do you need sunscreen? 

I have to admit, as a certified esthetician, I drastically failed my job. None of my parents wears sunscreen, and today (the day I made this post was up to 37C they both came home with sunburns), meanwhile I keep about 12 sunscreens + additional roll-on and sunscreen cushion in my bag. I learned that I need sunscreen from the youngest age because I'm pale, I'm almost an albino, and usually, teachers at schools couldn't understand why I hate sitting in the sun. The whole trend of having tanned skin and my previous dermatologist being an idiot (I'm sorry to all other dermatologists, if you do your job well then keep up good work, we need people like you in health system!). I ended up with a mild case of skin cancer at the age of 18. I found out at the age of 16 that there's a weird dark spot on my nose and I can't remove it in any way. My previous dermatologist told me it's a blackhead and gave me a treatment which wasn't cheap. I'm not even telling you how she told me before to sunbathe so I won't have acne. For me, every summer is a mistake because I do not only suffer from heat (I take pills which makes high temperatures even worse for me, but without them, I guess I wouldn't eat at all) but sunburns or even sun allergy. I've decided to tell you my story because we tend to remember stories more than random words like "wear sunscreen to avoid skin cancer". It's not only about skin cancer, but also ageing. We call that process photoaging. It's a process caused by UVA I, UVA II and UVB radiation (I won't mention HEV & IR in this part). The damage is not only related to earlier wrinkle forming but even changes in DNA. The only ways we can make this process slower are sunscreens and antioxidants. 

About Sesderma 

According to Sesderma's website, Dr Gabriel Serrano - a dermatologist started Sesderma in 1989. It's a sister brand to Mediderma - this one might be unknown to you since Mediderma was created for professional purposes. One of the reasons why women (and men) choose Sesderma is the amount of money they spend on research to develop new technologies that help your skin. It's not only about ingredients, but nanotechnology! Sesderma uses liposomes to transport active ingredients even deeper in your skin - something that many clean beauty products won't offer you. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ - Packaging 

Depends on the version you buy, Sesderma comes in a paper box. Inside the box, you can find a leaflet with all the important information. This reminds me more of a medical sunscreen than regular sunscreen. I have to admit that Sesderma developed Repaskin packagings well. You can get everything from this tube. The applicator is easy to use and even when I thought I'm out of sunscreen - there were always more and more of the formula inside. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ - Texture & Scent 

The scent is creamy and delicate. You don't have to worry about it, even people with low tolerance to scents should enjoy it. The texture is light, but don't you even think that this texture might not give any effects to the skin. Sesderma uses liposomes. What does that mean? Even if the texture is light, the active ingredients in the product can penetrate deeper than in other formulas. It has a white colour, but it doesn't leave a white cast. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ - Ingredients 

Aqua, * Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Coco-Caprylate/​Caprate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), * Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ergothioneine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrochloric Acid, Lecithin, Micrococcus Lysate, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Plankton Extract, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol Dimethyl Ether, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cholate, Sodium Hydroxide, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Tocopherol 

Aqua, aka Water, is an ingredient which you can find in almost every product, it's purpose in products is easy - it's a solvent. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is an ingredient that gained popularity lately. You might hear of it as Tinosorb S. It's a sunscreen agent that covers a larger range of UV radiation than other ingredients. Tinosorb S protects you from UVA and UVB radiation, which makes it an ideal sun protector. It's a stable ingredient, so it doesn't need any additional substance, but you won't see it in the US. It can't be sold as a sunscreen in the US that's why brands like Krave decided to call their sunscreens as day fluid, sun shield, daily moisturizer, etc. It's quite a new ingredient, but it is considered to be one of the safest sunscreen agents. Butylene Glycol is a moisturizer and solvent, but it's also alcohol. You see, not every alcohol in skincare is not good. Some of them have positive effects on your skin - just like Butylene Glycol is a popular substance even in eco/green cosmetic products. You can love or hate Propylene Glycol. It's an alcohol, but not every alcohol is bad. Organic skincare companies usually are against it, while in fact, Propylene Glycol helps with transferring active ingredients through the skin, it's also a good moisturizer and solvent. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Ethylhexyl Triazone or Uvinul T 150 is one of the latest sunscreen agents available. It's a stable ingredient that protects your skin from UVB radiation. Similar to Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150 is not allowed to use as sunscreen agent in the US. Ethylhexyl Salicylate or Octisalate protects your skin from UVB radiation. This sunscreen usually comes with other sun protecting ingredients to solubilize them. Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate or Octinoxate is a non-stable UVB sunscreen agent. Coco-Caprylate/​Caprate is an emollient. It's derived from coconut. It's a light emollient with smooth finishing, it makes the formula look elegant on the skin that's why you can see it mixed with pigments or sunscreen agents. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane or Avobenzone it's one of the most commonly used sunscreen agents in skincare. It provides UVA1 and UVA2 protection. Avobenzone usually goes along with Octocrylene because the stability of this substance is poor. Polymethyl Methacrylate or PMMA is a synthetic polymer, it fills the wrinkles and leaves a film on the skin. It makes the texture easier to apply on the surface of the skin. 

Cyclopentasiloxane is not only an emollient but silicone. I'm aware that because of the internet, people treat silicones like the worst ingredients you can find in the product. But are they as bad as people say? No! Silicones are ideal for the skin since they work as occlusives - what they do is protect the skin from dehydration. Cyclopentasiloxane is a volatile silicone, which means that once you apply it on the surface of your skin, it will evaporate. It won't get absorbed by the skin, that's why you shouldn't be scared. If you're allergic then the good news is that the chance of getting allergic reactions to silicones is very rare. Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane - it's an emollient and silicone. Titanium Dioxide (Nano) - is a mineral sunscreen. It protects your skin from UVB and UVA (II) radiation. Usually, Titanium Dioxide leaves a white cast on the skin. Many people with sensitive skin prefer to use Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide instead of organic sunscreen (organic sunscreen agents contain carbon, inorganic sunscreens aka mineral sunscreens doesn't contain carbon). Nano version of Titanium Dioxide fixes the problem with the white cast (not fully, but you can spot the difference). Usually, when people see Alcohol in skincare, they treat it as the worst thing that exists. The fact is that Alcohol has a positive and negative meaning for our skin. It all depends on the amount of Alcohol. One of the main reasons why companies use this ingredient in their products is better penetration of the skin, thanks to Alcohol substance gets deeper than when it's used on its own. We can't deny that Alcohol kills microorganism and bacteria. It's a long topic, but if you ever search for alcohol to sanitize your hands or makeup brushes - search of Isopropyl Alcohol in 40-70% solutions, they are more effective than 90% versions. Ascorbyl Palmitate is an antioxidant in an ester form of Vitamin C. It's a bit more stable version of Ascorbyl Acid, soluble in oils. It brightens the skin, stimulates blood vessels and collagen synthesis. You can even find it in food as an antioxidant. BHT is used in low concentrations in the skincare products. In such concentrations, you shouldn't be scared of it, because it works as an antioxidant. Caprylyl Glycol is a moisturizer and an oily emollient. It leaves a delicate, protective film on your skin. But that's not all, Caprylyl Glycol is useful when you want to keep your product free from bad stuff like microbes. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Carbomer is a thickener and stabilizer. You can often see it in gel formulas. Citric Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) - a chemical exfoliant. It's derived from fruits like lemon. It's a weak acid and usually weaker AHA acids act like moisturizers. In this case, Citric Acid helps with the pH level of the formula. Decyl Glucoside is a delicate surfactant. Dimethicone is a dry emollient, that some people might find clogging, but it keeps your skin moist and protect it from dehydration. It has a positive effect on skin barrier by creating occlusion and it helps with scars. It can also smooth your skin visually. It's also a silicone that's why some people like to talk badly about Dimethicone just because of this fact, but there's no reason to be frightened. It gives your skin an occlusive film, but it doesn't suffocate your skin. We need occlusion to prevent water from TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) - to keep the skin moist. It protects your hair from dehydration and weather and it makes it easier to brush your hair. Disodium EDTA is a synthetic stabiliser and preservative. It helps with the viscosity of the product. Ergothioneine is an amino acid with antioxidant properties. It is derived from different types of mushrooms. Glycerin is one of the most popular humectants in skincare. There's a large number of myths around glycerin like it can clog your skin. It doesn't clog your pores, but too much glycerin can make a sticky layer on the skin and even make your skin dryer than before due to TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). Still, it's an ingredient which we want to see in formulas. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Glyceryl Oleate is an ester of Glycerin and Oleic Acid. It works as an emollient and an emulsifier. Glyceryl Stearate is an ester of Glycerin and Stearic Acid. It's an emollient and emulsifier, and you can find it in oil in water formulas. It's a superb ingredient, but in some solutions, Glyceryl Stearate is problematic for me since it feels like it clogs my skin, but just because I'm not a fan of it, it doesn't mean your skin won't like it. Every skin is different. Hexylene Glycol is a solvent. Hydrochloric Acid is an acid which you probably know well because it exists in your body. It's one of the components of gastric acid. This ingredient regulates the pH of the product. Lecithin is an emollient. Micrococcus Lysate is a product of controlled lysis of Micrococcus Luteus. This ingredient helps to repair DNA damage caused by UV radiation. Almost right after Micrococcus Luteus, we can find Plankton Extract. Sesderma used liposomes technology to provide your skin with better penetration of active ingredients. It should help regenerate your skin after damage caused by UV radiation. Phenoxyethanol is a preservative. Polysilicone-11 is an ingredient that leaves a delicate film on your skin and gives a silky skin look. Polysorbate 20 - a surfactant and emulsifier. Potassium Sorbate is a preservative. Resveratrol Dimethyl Ether - a derivative of Resveratrol. 

Silica is a thickener with magical properties for acne-prone and oily skin. It absorbs sebum, but at the same time, it can reflect the light to make your skin looking healthy. Sodium Chloride is nothing else than salt. It's a thickener. Sodium Hydroxide regulates pH level of the product. Thermus Thermophillus Ferment is a ferment derived from Thermus Thermophillus - a bacteria. But instead of looking at Thermus Thermophillus Ferment itself, sometimes we need to look at groups of ingredients. Sesderma is a brand that spends lots of money on researching substances used in products. Venuceane™ complex developed by Sesderma is an anti-aging ingredient. It is supposed to protect your skin from damage caused by UV radiation, but also IR radiation. For some people, IR (Infrared) radiation might not have 'huge' meaning, but if you have melasma or PIH then IR might make your problems worse that's why we need ingredients to protect skin from damage caused by IR radiation. Tocopherol or Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It's a water-soluble ingredient. Some people think it's a natural preservative, but Tocopherol itself in formulas is not the best to preserve the product. It boosts UVB protection, and if you add Vitamin C - you'll get better effects of both vitamins. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ - how does it work? 

At first, I didn't plan to create a review of Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+. It's an interesting sunscreen, but as you can see, I'm mostly focused on K-beauty. The reason is simple - the majority of people coming to my website are searching for reviews of different Asian sunscreens and products. I just stick to that, because my skincare isn't different. I do have some changes in my skincare as sticking to European micellar waters. Still, some products in Europe just don't exist like sun cushions or cushions in general. Mascaras? My eyelashes are flat, and my experience with mascaras are usually bad, that's why I stick to Missha. One of my favourite body lotions for acne-prone skin also comes from South Korea. Still, Europe has many products which need more recognition. I bought Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ because it has IR protection. What does that mean? IR protection is needed when you have melasma or any heat-induced pigmentation. The reason why I went for IR protection is not pigmentation, but the reaction to temperature due to antihistamine meds I take. And honestly, I feel like I stand summer better with IR sunscreens. Sesderma has a white colour of the texture, which on my cold undertone skin doesn't change the colour of the skin at all. If you have warmer skin - it might be different. It's a chemical sunscreen, so no white cast is not a surprise. The formula is delicate and easy to apply. I enjoy it so badly, that I've decided to buy a duo pack of this product. The main pros of this sunscreen besides a broad spectrum of protection are quite a low price (I paid 99 PLN for two sunscreens - about €22.50 or $26.50) and how well it works with makeup. I tested a few sunscreens this summer, and one of the sunscreens (which I'll introduce you to soon) burned my nose. Other one had a problem with stickiness. Sesderma doesn't burn my skin. It protects my nose well. I can even apply it on my eyelids, and it won't migrate or irritate my eyes. Quick note/pro tip: Remember to apply sunscreens on your eyelids, ears, hands, neck and ankles - I keep forgetting about ankles, and everyone thinks I have some serious problems with veins. It works well with makeup. Moreover, you can put foundation on and use a setting spray (I use setting sprays from Urban Decay) - if you use protective masks just like we do in Poland so every time you go to store you need to mess up your makeup in a good cause, this sunscreen might be helpful. It's one of the best sunscreens I can recommend you this year. 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ - Price & Where to get it? 

Sesderma Repaskin Fluido Invisible SPF 50+ costs 99.99 PLN (duo pack or single, if you choose to go for duo pack since it's more economical). EU customers can get it for €24.95 from Sesderma's website. Sadly, this sunscreen is not available in the US due restrictions related to Tinosorbs and Uvinul T 150. Both ingredients are not allowed to use in the US as sun protecting agents. But Sesderma has different products in an offer for you - mostly, products which you can combine with other sunscreens. The same problem is in Canada - this sunscreen (and many other sunscreens from Sesderma) are not available on Sesderma's website. If you're searching this sunscreen in Asian countries - Sesderma has Chinese and Taiwanese pages. Sometimes you can find Sesderma on Qoo10.sg, but I haven't found any sunscreen from this brand there. You can always try to order it from European Amazon or Ebay. 

Have you ever tried this sunscreen? What's your favourite sunscreen? 

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