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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Unboxing: Shiseido – August BDJ Box

Since the time I subscribed to BDJ Box, this (I believe) is the first time that they have been this late in distributing beauty boxes to their customers. They shipped the boxes just last Friday so some of you might get yours sometime next week. Luckily, my boxes were delivered to me this morning even though it’s a Sunday. And yes… I said “boxes” because I ordered 2 – one through my recurring subscription and then another one through the “send as a gift” option.

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Special Edition BDJ Box: Shiseido

I’m so happy I was able to order 2 because August’s beauty box is not just an ordinary box but a special one filled with samples of Shiseido’s newest line of products: Ibuki (and some others too).     *jumping for joy now…*   🙂

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Surprisingly (or not), the 2 boxes are not entirely the same – one box contains 9 items while the other one only has 6 items.

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1st box = 9 items

Let’s check each one:

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Shiseido The Skincare Eye and Lip Makeup Remover – Full size 125ml (Php2150)
*Sample size – 7ml*

I got 2 samples of this in one box (7ml) each. It’s a gentle dual-phase makeup remover formulated with Xylitol that immediately dissolves waterproof and long-wearing eye makeup and lipstick. 

If you have read my posts about cleansing oil and cleansing lotion/fluid, my number one complaint is that those products failed to remove my eye makeup completely. I hope that this particular product from Shiseido will really be very effective in removing my entire eye makeup. I can’t wait to try this!!!

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Shiseido Benefiance NutriPerfect Day Cream – Full size 50ml (Php3998)
*Sample size – 4ml*

It’s a powerful protective day cream created especially to defend skin against dryness, pollution, and the harmful effects of UV rays.

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Shiseido Bio-performance Super Corrective Serum – Full size 50ml (Php5998)
*Sample size – 2ml*

It’s a time-fighting serum that delivers revolutionary solutions to counteract wrinkles, sagging, and dullness.

This product is way too expensive which is why I’m happy that I will be able to try it without having to pay Php5998. Even though the sample size is only 2ml, if you compute it, would you believe this tiny tube’s value is already about Php240?!? Woah!!

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Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream – Full size 15ml (Php1800)
*Sample size – 2ml*

This eye cream diminishes the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.

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Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate – Full size 75ml (Php1600)
*Sample size – 15ml*

It’s a concentrated softener that penetrates quickly and deeply to build the skin’s resistance by filling it with moisture.

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Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser – Full size 125ml (Php1495)
*Sample size – 30ml*

It lathers quickly into a rich foam and effectively cleans your skin while maintaining its ideal moisture balance.

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Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser – Full size 125ml (Php1495)
*Sample size – 5ml*

It’s a purifying cleanser that contains micro-granules for a gentle exfoliating effect, removing harmful excess sebum and impurities without stripping away skin’s essential moisture. (Best used once a week)

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Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched – Full size 75ml (Php1950)
*Sample size – 10ml*

This is a multi-functional moisturizer that improves visible pores, breakouts and skin roughness caused by dryness, resulting in a smoother and more refined skin texture. (Best used at night)

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2nd box = 6 items

This 2nd box only has 6 items. It includes samples of the entire Ibuki line but no bio-performance super corrective serum, no benefiance nutriperfect day cream and no instant eye and lip makeup remover. Having said that, this box contains another product that is quite expensive and that alone makes up for all the missing samples.

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Shiseido Bio-performance Advanced Super Revitalizer Cream – Full size 50ml (Php5500)
*Sample size – 7ml*

It’s a luxurious, highly concentrated skin supplement that visibly reduces fine lines, roughness, dryness, and other signs of premature aging while energizing and re-hydrating skin.

The price of this product (in full size) is close to the price of the Serum found in the 1st box. The only difference is that the size of this sample is at 7ml which gives it a value of Php770. So for those who feel bad about not getting the other items, don’t be because the value of this product is almost the same as the value of all those 4 samples (Serum, Day Cream, 2 pieces of Eye and Lip Makeup Remover) combined. Cheer up!!

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Got some coupons too!

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Stickers, anyone? 🙂

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1st box

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2nd box

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I was able to compute the value of each box and it turns out that the value of the 1st box is slightly higher than the 2nd box. The 1st box is about Php2039.16 while the 2nd box is Php2008.60 – so close so it’s fine. 🙂

It’s really hard to compare BDJ’s special edition box to the one from Glamourbox last July (Avon Beauty Box) because they both serve a different purpose. I like the Avon beauty box because it came with a lot of full-size cosmetic products and the total value actually amounted to Php3200. However, brand-wise, Shiseido is definitely way better. I don’t mind getting sample sizes of Shiseido products since I doubt that they would be willing to give full-size samples considering it’s very expensive. Plus, I love the cute bottles and tubes from Shiseido. I’ll be going to Singapore this September so these samples will be perfect to bring with me. Yey! 🙂

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