Review & Swatches: Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

A sheer, hydrating, oil-free, and tinted face cream that provides advanced protection and a flawless complexion. This Shiseido innovation will change the way your skin is protected. Discover the lightweight, moisturizing, and oil-free tinted cream that brilliantly defends your skin against UV rays and environmental aggressors while blending flawlessly. It contains SuperVeil-UV 360™ offering comprehensive protection of the skin’s surface, and Profense CEL™ which protects cells and DNA, and helps inhibit enzyme activity—the causes of wrinkles and uneven skintone. It gives the skin a hint of color for a glowing, healthy-looking complexion.

Shiseido is a Japanese brand that is available through Nordstrom and Sephora. This review is for Shiseido’s Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector, which has an SPF 43 and light pigmentation. It’s available in 3 shades. Shade #2 is depicted, below.

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Packaging: 9.75/10

This tinted face product comes in an opaque, plastic squeeze tube with a twist-off cap. The packaging is light-weight, sleek, and keeps the ingredients inside stable and sanitary.

Quality: 8/10

The Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 has a light, cream formula that blends beautifully into the skin, leaving a hint of color and natural-looking finish that’s neither matte nor shiny. Even those with combination skin will find that this tinted moisturizer doesn’t exacerbate any shininess. The light pigmentation in this product will give you sheer, but noticeable coverage. Of course, you’ll need concealer to cover up any non-minor blemishes.

Best of all, this face product provides full-spectrum sun protection. The formula is very pleasant to wear. It doesn’t feel greasy and doesn’t weigh down your skin.

But, after all that is said…the major disappointment with this product is that it contains a large amount of alcohol (which you should avoid putting on your skin) and fragrance (another skin irritant). The alcohol is also probably what helps this product look non-greasy on the skin. These two major no-no ingredients pull down this otherwise A-product.

Ease of Use: 10/10

This product is effortless to use because of its light pigmentation and blendability.

Price: 9/10

For $30.00 you get 1.1 ounces, which is a tiny bit more than your average foundation/tinted moisturizer.

Final Grade

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 Shade #2 Swatch

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 Shade #2 Swatch


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

  1. amarock says:

    It’s too bad this product contains a lot of alcohol. It’s probably similar to a lot of the Japanese sunscreens in formulation in that sense. I’m curious to try it though. Thanks for your review!

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