Direia's Stem UV Protection Cream SPF 50+ | Made in Japan
Meet a UV cream that protects skin from the sun while restoring it with stem cell technology. Skin will love this SPF 50 with the benefits of Japanese skincare.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Collagen, Niacinamide, Oligopeptide, Stem Cell
Stem Cell Extract
Helps promote cell turnover and increase collagen production.
Helps protect the skin from external aggressors and strengthen the barrier.
Helps boost collagen for plumper skin.
Helps hydrate, nourish and protect the skin.
Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Ethanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxysilicate, Isododecane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyltriazine, DPG, Cyclopentasiloxane, Human Stem Cell Culture Medium, Sh-Oligopeptide-1, Sh-Oligopeptide-2, Sh-Polypeptide-10, Sh-Polypeptide-11, Sh-Oligopeptide-9, Sh-Oligopeptide-60, Niacinamide, Hybrid Rose Flower Water, Damask Rose Flower Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, St. John's Wort Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Capryloyl Dipeptide -17, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-18, Sodium Hyaluronate, Edelweiss Flower/Leaf Extract, Propyl Ascorbyl Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Royal Jelly Protein, Glycyrrhizinate Dipotassium, Squalane, BG, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl Diisostearate 10, Silica, Polysorbate 80 (From Wheat), Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lauryl Hydroxysultaine, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetanol, Sodium Phosphate, (Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate) Copolymer, Sodium Metaphosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Myristyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.
How to use
1. Prepare skin with basic cosmetics before applying sunscreen 2. Apply an appropriate amount evenly across the face in this order: Cheeks (left and right), forehead, chin, then nose 3. Carefully spread from the center of the face to the outer corners in a lifting motion 4. Be sure to reapply for continued protection, focusing on the nose and cheekbones
UV cream protects from the sun's rays, but also from harmful blue light emitted from screens and technology! Consider wearing a UV cream like this daily for optimal protection.
This product is for step 5 for moisture lock and protection.
AMAZING sunscreen, TERRIBLE name
Let me start by saying I've been using Japanese UV products since the 90s. Shisedo, Kose, Anessa. Not greasy or heavy or irritating like the western brands, and never irritating or made my sensitive skin break out. The other think you need to know about me is I sweat. Not cute, not delicately, profusely, summer, winter, it's a given, so I need something that lasts without making me break out. A friend in Tokyo sent this to me so I was glad to find this, but saying the name out loud in English is never going to happen. Scented, but not lingering, dries soft with a slight sheen but no color, leave a soft almost velvety base, can wear under or without makeup, and lasts even on sweaters. People who sweat. Sensitive skin people who sweat. Will be buying again, will, after 30+ years of swearing by Japanese skincare still be scratching my head over why they still insist on having the entire front of the package in English but having none of it run by a team of native speakers. As a note, the entire back is only in Japanese. As a Japanese skincare fanatic, I use an app called google lens to scan the back of the package or product to read the important stuff. (I've uploaded what it looks like to give you an idea)
Wonderful but *really* needs another name
I hate sunscreen. It always feels and smells like chemicals. This one doesn’t. I usually prefer fragrance free but I don’t mind this fragrance, it’s like something from a spa. Most amazing, it feels like a luxury moisturizer, none of the chemical oiliness of any other sunscreen I’ve tried. It does stay on your skin, you have to wash it off with a cleanser, but to me that’s any product. I don’t wear makeup however so that might change if I needed to layer on top of it. Overall, a wonderful sunscreen that’s more like a high end moisturizer than something you put on for sun protection! But the name. Oh, the name. There’s no way to pronounce it that makes it any better. I can’t imagine what they were thinking or what the meeting was like when it was approved. If you buy it, just turn it over so you don’t have to see the name.
Pros: Goes on smoothly and dries almost instantaneously. Not tacky where you have to wait for it to dry like many other UV blocking moisturizers, sunscreens, or primers with SPF. Works really well under makeup, and I tried it with a variety of foundations (from Neutrogena to Estee Lauder). No sliding. Neutral: White cast with pearlescent finish. Leaves a glow under light-handed makeup. Cons: Hard to wash off. Really sticks to skin. Some pore clogging as a result.