In my case, I am using GT Cosmetics Moisturizing Cream. It is marketed as a whitening/moisturizing cream, but I am using it mainly as a sunblock because of its high SPF content - SPF 60. I used to be quite hesitant to use the product at first, but the moment I used the product, I was shook by how it works. It does work so well not only as a moisturizer, but also as a sunblock cream. It used to have that white and pasty look when applied to the skin, but with their I believe, enhanced version, it no longer has that pasty look nor does it make one's skin feel icky.
If you're not familiar with the product, GT Cosmetics is a Cebuano brand that crafts and offers local, handmade beauty products such as soaps, creams, and lotions, that have refined coconut oil as a base. I have tried other products from them including their toner, facial soap and lotion, but nothing beats their moisturizing cream when it comes to efficacy. I figured it out while putting on the product on my skin before hitting the beach under the midday sun. The sun's heat was harsh at that time, but surprisingly, I didn't have any tan lines or sun burn, all thanks to GT Cosmetics' moisturizing cream. Ever since then, I've used the product whenever I have to meet Mr. Sun for a long time. Here are more details that you have to know about the product as well more of my thoughts about it:
A hydrating day cream for a softer, smoother, fairer look. Nourishes skin with anti-aging, moisturizing, and whitening ingredients; brightens and lightens to even out skin tone; protects with SPF 60.
The foundation is in a petite circular container made of plastic. One can easily bring it everywhere without worrying where to place it. I guess it can easily fit in any go-to makeup bag. Details about the product such as its ingredients and manufacturing information can be seen in the on its box which houses the container.
GT Cosmetics moisturizing cream is available for 193php, that's more or less 4USD.
WHERE TO BUY
I got mine from a local drugstore but you can also purchase the product in any beauty outlet nationwide. It is also available online via BeautyMNL.
- has a good smell
- effective sunblock cream
- not available on some malls and beauty outlet
In all fairness, I am very satisfied with my cream from GT. I am not sure if it works well as a whitening product since I am not checking its effectivity on that matter. I do not have any interest in getting whiter as I am contented with my skin color.
If you are heading on a beach and you are still looking for a sunscreen, you might as well try the moisturizing cream from GT Cosmetics. I hope it will work for you just as how it worked on me.