Friday, 26 August 2011

Product Review : AMPM Dual-Phase Tone Correcting Tinted Sunshade SPF35 ***

Ever since I saw this on my favorite beauty show, 女人我最大, I've wanted to try this. In case some of you don't know, 女人我最大 is a Taiwan beauty show that gives you tons of tips on skincare, make up and even clothes. It's a really popular show and often, each guru will recommend products that they've used and found to be fantastic.

So what did I see that sparked off my interested in this product?

Yes, it's the AMPM Dual-Phase Tone Correcting Tinted Sunshade SPF35 ***! I was intrigued to try this because firstly, it's white, and if my eyes did not fool me, I thought I saw the sunscreen turn slightly pinkish beige and then finally, it just melted into her skin.

Here it is ^____^ I've not reviewed sunscreen in awhile and I KNOW some of you are interested!

SPF 35, this is perfect for those of us who are sitting in classrooms / office / home. If I'm not mistaken, those 3 stars should stand for the 3 plus too. And that is the maximum protection you can get. The number on the sunscreen doesn't represent the "ability to let you remain fair", it actually just represents how long it will last you throughout the day.

Also if you do get this, make sure this is on your product packaging~

NIU ER'S FACE. It's like an authenticity sticker cause you know, there's lotsa fake stuff out in the market these days and you don't really want to risk it.

Part 1 of the ingredients list.

Part 2 of the ingredients list. I don't usually split them up but the tube was too long for me to take the ingredients list in one shot. If I'm not wrong, this product is fragrance free. I couldn't detect any scent despite sniffing really hard!

Here's the description! The word that's blinded by the spot of light is formula.

You'll get 30ml in nice hygienic squeeze tube.

I'm glad product doesn't just ooze out of this tube. I've had problems previously with sunscreens / bb creams that just oozes product out continuously even if I cap them!!!

Here's a few images taken from Naruko to show you their description + benefits of this sunscreen!

Okay okay, I know most of you wouldn't want this review to be just about what Naruko says about this product because you can read it yourself! Do note that I will not be judging on the anti aging factor as I do NOT have wrinkles/fine lines/dark spots on my face currently. I'm hoping I'll not have them anytime soon!!!

Here's MY SAY on the AMPM Dual-Phase Tone Correcting Tinted Sunshade SPF35 ***

As seen in the video, it's creamy and white. However I did not squeeze a lot out for this swatch because... I have to conserve the remaining of this precious for my face don't I!

L - Without / R - With

Yay for no ghostly white cast! I'm not sure if you can tell the difference just by looking so let me tell it to you. If you squint carefully at the picture, you'll be able to tell that the mole with the sunscreen on looks slightly lighter. Also, once again I'm not sure if it's very visible in the picture but this sunscreen gives you a beautiful dewy finish.

When I say dewy, I know those peeps with oily/combi skin will start worrying about this sunscreen being greasy. Okay to this, I'd say watch the video if you understand Chinese. If you don't, you'll have to attempt understanding my own translated version of her words. Basically, this product does contain a lot of goodies for your skin, like Vit E. To prevent the greasy problem we often face with sunscreen, this is developed such that the nutrients are as though kept in this little ball that only breaks apart and gets absorbed into your skin after you apply it all over! Does that makes sense? Like it only gets "activated" after it touches your skin.

Personally, I also noticed the white sunscreen turning slightly pinkish beige on me before magically disappearing into my arm / face.

L - Before / R - After

Can you tell the difference now? In the before picture, my complexion was more yellow and dull. After application of this product, my complexion's more even, radiant and pinker as opposed to the yellow skin before. It gives my face a nice dewy finish, not the oily-disco-ball kind though. It is super light and I don't feel anything on my skin afterwards. Also, no concealers were used in the picture. I didn't need one anymore, except for my eye bags maybe. Do note that though it evens out your skintone, coverage is pretty sure so if you skin requires a more heavy coverage, I recommend pairing this up with a 2 way cake or a loose powder.

I can't tell if this is sweat or waterproof since I don't have a test to help me judge in this aspect. I did however become fairer after using this daily for almost a month? At the same time, remember that this is not some kinda face bleach. You will not become 10 shades fairer just from using a sunscreen.

All in all, this is a pretty handy 2-in-1 item as I often use this during the early mornings while I'm feeling like a zombie. Just slap this on with a bit of powder to set it and I'm off for work. And maybe a lil bit of concealer on my under eyes and I'm good to go. Really convenient if you're the kind who doesn't require a whole lot of coverage. It's great for peeps with dry skin too because this is hydrating. Note, hydrating but not greasy!

This product is now easily available at most Watsons outlets near you! Naruko SG has kindly written up a note with a list of Watsons outlets that carry their products HERE. Alternatively, if you're feeling a little lazy and prefer to do online shopping, you can get it HERE too at a discounted price of $29.90 for a limited period of time.

Effectiveness : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (I think it evens skintone and protects against the sun pretty well.)
Texture : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Creamy but light, easily spreadable and blendable.)
Coverage : ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (Really sheer but this is just to even out your skintone, it's not a concealer.)
Oil Control : ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (It's not oily but it doesn't have much oil control.)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (I like it, slightly poor oil control but this product never claimed to do that.)

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P.S. Though this product has skincare properties, you need to remove it thoroughly with a make up remover at the end of the day.

Chiharu ❤

Disclaimer : This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes by Naruko SG. This does not affect the honesty of my review in ANY way and it is 101% honest as usual. 


  1. I've been wanting to try this, I think I will get it now thanks for the great review! i love your blog very informative :)

  2. Hi love, thank you for your compliment!

  3. You look so cute in your photos!
    Does this product come in different shades? Or is it a one-colour-fits-all type of thing?

    The big question is: did you repurchase this item after you finished it?

  4. Thank you again dear! This product doesn't come in different shades though. It's supposed to blend in smartly with your skintone!

    Unfortunately, I have yet to repurchase this because I've yet to finish it! I'm trying to use up my older products before they expire instead =/


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