Review: Belo Sunexpert Body Shield SPF60

I have tried a lot of beauty products on my skin already and not once did I have an allergic reaction. For this reason, I never seem to bother to do a patch test… as in never. That is my fault.

Last month, I received a special edition beauty box from Glamourbox. It had several Belo products that I have never tried before. I was particularly excited with the sunblock lotion that they provided since it’s the perfect product to use for this summer.

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Belo Sunexpert Body Shield SPF60

“This moisturizing sunscreen effectively provides broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays. It has Cell Protect formula that strengthens the skin’s defense system while preventing accelerated premature skin aging.” 

I first tried this product two weeks ago and somehow, a day after application, I noticed 3 small dots on my left arm. It was quite itchy but I thought it was due to mosquito bite so I didn’t mind. The following day, I noticed more spots on both arms and some on my legs and since I have never had any allergic reactions to anything – except on some lipsticks – I thought that it was nothing serious. Unfortunately, it kept getting itchier and itchier by the minute and it was so damn hard to control myself from scratching so I decided to go see a doctor.

The doctor asked me if I used anything new and I said I used Belo’s sunblock lotion. He told me to get a CBC test and when the results came, he said I am not allergic to anything. He said I’m safe to eat any food I want and apply any beauty products I want. I was told that what I had was just a viral disease. It sounded more serious than an allergy but it’s actually not. The doctor prescribed Loratadine to be taken once a day (before bedtime) for 7 days. I did exactly that and soon enough, the itching stopped and the spots disappeared.

Then I figured… the doctor said it was just a viral disease and not an allergy so last Saturday, I decided to use the same sunblock lotion from Belo and can you guess what happened next?? I started getting some spots again and in a weird way, I still thought that maybe it was due to mosquito bite because I swear I did see 1-2 mosquitoes in my room. Lol!

When I woke up this morning, my skin got itchier and I saw a lot more spots than yesterday. I called the clinic where I had my check-up and the doctor advised me to just stop using the lotion. Aaarrrggghhh!!! I’m a little bit pissed. Had he told me that it was because of the lotion, I would have never used it again. Now, I have to suffer for a few more days… all because I was told that it was JUST a viral disease and NOT an allergy.

As of 11:50PM today (March 17, 2014), this is how my arms look like:

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***This product, unfortunately, did not work for me but it doesn’t mean that it will not work for you. In fact, my brother and sister used it too but they didn’t get any allergic reactions at all.

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11 thoughts on “Review: Belo Sunexpert Body Shield SPF60

  1. I can’t believe it! I’ve been using Belo’s SPF30 in past few weeks and the ‘mosquito bites’ began to show. I didn’t know this was an allergic reaction until I read this post. I really thought I was going to catch measles or something. I should stop using it, then. The ‘mosquito bites’ are only present on areas where I apply the lotion, eg arms.

    Thank you for this very useful post.

    • Yes, I would suggest that you stop using it. I applied it all over my body and I ended up with a very ugly skin for several days. You can actually inform them about what happened. Try sending them a message on their Facebook page. I did inform them last time and they instructed me to go to their doctor of choice to be examined. Unfortunately, it took them so long to contact me that by the time I was ready to go to the doctor, my spots were no longer visible. In your case, since you still have it, it would be really good if they can check you out. If they find that the cause is their lotion, they will pay for the doctor’s fee as well as the medicines needed to cure your allergy. Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. Hello Jen! Thanks for your review on this product. I just bought a Belo Sunexpert Body Shield SPF60. Can this be used on our face? Or I need to use the Belo sunscreen specific for the face?

    Thank you. 🙂

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