Another week another beauty review. I often find myself debating which product name to use, the official name in Japan or the English that is printed on the bottle. Like this one; should I call it Solanoveil R Watery Gel (the actual product name) — the ‘R’ stands for ‘Red’, Solanoveil’s latest anti-ageing range — or what’s printed in English on the bottle? But regardless, it is aptly named.
Solanoveil R range features natural red anti-agers (resveratrol from red wine, rosehip oil, and lingonberry juice) to help the skin to protect itself. I have been testing the Watery Gel for a few weeks now (along with other sunscreens), and I can’t fault it from a short-term point of view. After shaking it (and shaking it again), the lightweight milky gel slips over the skin easily, but more of a silicone-heavy “dry-oil” slip than the dry-to-touch feel of the Biore UV Face Milks that I’ve grown accustomed to. It doesn’t feel greasy or drying, it absorbs quickly and gives the skin a very smooth, shine-free finish.
Anti-ageing is not one of those benefits that will show a huge visible amount of difference in the short-term — to me, it’s more of a long-term investment. I suppose that I put my trust in its ingredients and most of all, my tan-free skin; I tan very easily and I haven’t gotten any colour after a whole day’s worth of sun during early summer.
I’m not hugely enamoured with silicone-y smooth finish, but this actually does exactly what it says on the tin — leaves the skin feeling extra smooth. I can’t say whether the red antioxidants can actually make a difference long-term, but the ultimate anti-ageing product is sunscreen, and this is a very good one indeed!
The SOLANOVEIL R Watery Gel SPF50+ PA++++ is ¥650 in Japan.