In this year of 2022, Kanebo changed the formula of Allie, their famous sunscreen. Allie Extra UV Facial Gel N is changed to Allie Chrono Beauty Facial UV Gel EX.
I bought new Allie Chrono Beauty Facial UV Gel EX. And still I kept my Extra UV Facial Gel N, what I had repeated few times in couple of years. Let me compare how it changed.
Also, I know some of the stores are still selling the previous formula. Please pay attention when you buy.
How design changed?
In the package of 2020, it was described as “ UV3.0”, and it was plastic package. In the formula of 2022, they are using paper (plastic coated) package, less using plastics.
Also according to Kanebo, this formula is Reef Friendly formula. In some places, like Hawaii, USA, there are some law/ regulations about “Sunscreen Ban”, but this Allie is a Reef Safe.
In this formula, they release this product 60g.
Generally how I felt
As this is a facial gel, upon application it has a rather thick, watery, bouncy texture that is more moisturising. I find that when I apply this, it goes on smooth on my face, and provides enough moisture that is sufficient enough for my drier skin. I use this product in the morning as my primer/moisturiser in one.
There are some comparisons.
Comparing Allie Chrono Beauty Facial UV EX & Allie Extra UV Facial Gel N
First comparison is with previous formula.
OOPS it is described as “Formula od”, but it is a typo of “Formula of”, of course!
Both are turning to my skin slightly white, some of the sunscreen makers are promoting this white cast as “Tone Up”. In case of “Allie Facial” line, I feel it settles to natural quickly, and I don’t see it turns white cast with water.
To be honest, as a customer who lives in sea side, but rarely goes into the sea — I haven’t in this decade!!, it is the most important that “good sunscreen” than beach friendly/ reef safe.
I had thought if the quality of 2022 is less than 2020, I would switch to Anessa or other, but seems it is the same quality with the previous formula. Really nice.
Comparing with Allie Chrono Beauty Gel UV EX
I also bought Allie Chrono beauty Gel UV EX.