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Rave: Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF45PA+++

Great sunscreen can truly change your skin. I swear by this. You can use Safeguard for your face forever and if it works for you then I won’t recommend you use anything else - that is, anything else but sunscreen. Use sun protection everyday as if your life depended on it and you won’t regret it when you’re a few decades old!

My current absolute fave sunscreen for my face is the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF45PA+++ (P2,000+). I love it because it has an ultra-light watery texture and a brightening finish that gives a healthy sheen to my skin. It has no sunscreen scent even with the high multi-spectrum sun protection; it has no scent, period. It feels like nothing on my face too.

It actually looks like a white layer of doom when it’s freshly applied, but the white cast fades in a couple of minutes, leaving just a nice glow. It might be a bit of a turn off if you’re oily - it’s almost shiny, the finish - but I recommend just setting it with your fave powder. The product has micro-mineral brighteners that give this effect. I adore it because I love anything brightening, but some people might not. It depends really!

I also like the Even Better DSD because of its long-term effect on my skin. I’ve been using this regularly for about three months now and noticed that my blemishes lightened faster, or didn’t darken that much to start with. My complexion is also now much more even, meaning that are no dark areas around the nose or mouth where my skin typically tend to get pigmentation. I can get away with not wearing foundation anymore at this point! My typical base routine just consists of this Clinique SPF, concealer, and a sheer mineral powder.

Overall, the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF45PA+++ is pretty awesome. It’s light to wear, has an instant brightening effect, and has demonstrated long-term benefits, at least for my skin. I will definitely purchase when I run out! 

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