Which of the following things is true of this product?
A. It has a smooth, creamy texture, is very moisturizing, and wears well
B. It has a non-irritating broad-spectrum sunscreen containing octinoxate
and zinc oxide
C. It is marketed as being “very water-resistant” and perspiration-
D. It smells like someone set off a dirty bomb made of home perm kits
in your bathroom
E. All of the above
Bonus essay question: In 500 words or less, explain why Shiseido thought it would be a good idea not to put the expiration date of the sunscreen on either the tube or the box. No, seriously. I’d like to know.
The company has recently changed its formulation so that the SPF is 38, so that’s the product I’ve linked to below. I have no word on any comorbid change of scent.
Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream For Face, SPF 38: $30 at Nordstrom’s
Provenance: Purchased (not at Nordstrom’s)
Price/Value Ratio (high-end: poor/fair/good/excellent): Fair.
Purchase again? Yes, along with a bag of clothespins for my nose. I really hope the SPF 38 version is unscented; the stuff really does stink to high heaven.
(Have you used this product? Love it? Hate it? Want it? Give a holler in the comments!)