Review: Daylong SPF 50+

It’s summer in the Philippines once again! Those who are in the tourism industry especially beach resorts are definitely seeing a surge in the number of guests coming over. But before you frolic in the beach in your colorful bikinis, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, remember to always protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunscreens are a hit during this time of the year but in a tropical country like ours, it should be a hit the whole year. Yes, the use of sunscreen is not for summer or outdoors only. Everyday use is recommended even if you will be out in the sun for just a few minutes.

In this post, I will be reviewing the sunscreen I am using daily - the Daylong SPF50+. I have been using this for four months already so I think it’s about time that I review this product.

Product Description

Suitable even for sun-sensitive skin or oily skin that is prone to breakouts. This formulation is oil-free,  easy to apply, absorbs quickly, and nurtures skin with vitamin E. Photostable UV filters offer very high and effective UVA, UVB and IR protection. Without additional preservatives, emulsifiers, or perfumes.


Packaging and Appeal. Daylong SPF 50+ comes in a typical white tube with orange flip top cap. The product itself looks like cream, but the label says it is light gel for face and body. During the first time I use it, I find it a bit hard to apply and lather on the face maybe because of its creamy texture and maybe because I got used to my previous sunscreen (Sunskeen Protech) which seems to glide smoothly on the skin during application. To deal with the issue, I tried applying Human Heart Nature Sunflower Oil first before sunblock and I also tried mixing the two together before application but the two methods made my face more oily. Eventually, I have gotten used to its texture thus I apply the product on its own now.

Effectiveness. I bought this product intending to be my daily protection against the sun but sometimes, I use this during beach trips and other outdoor activities where I will be out most of the day. So far it has been effective and I haven’t suffered from any sunburn or whatsoever. During outdoor activities especially swimming, I just re-apply every couple of hours or so to ensure that I stay protected.

The product claims to be oil-free and has non-greasy formula which is ideal for people with sensitive to oily skin like me. However, I don't think that the product has kept me oil-free throughout the day. Just a couple of hours after application, my face is already shiny even if I am just inside an airconditioned room.

The product has SPF50+ and labelled both UVA and UVB. In other words, this sunscreen filters 98% of UVB rays because of its SPF rating. It is also a broad spectrum one which shields not only UVB (ultravioulet B, causes sunburn and contributes to skin cancer) but also UVA (ultraviolet A, tan and age skin and also contribute to skin cancer). The PA, which corresponds to the UVA protection is ++++. 

Scent. This product is fragrance-free though lately I notice that greasy smell each each time I apply the sunscreen.

Ingredients. Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dibutyl Adipate, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Dimethicone, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lauryl Glucoside, BHT, Propylene Glycol

As you can see in the list, the product contains titanium dioxide which sit on top of the skin and reflect and scatter the sun's rays. In other words, Daylong SPF50+ is a physical sunscreen hence make it ideal for sensitive skin as what the product label claims to be. However, physical sunscreens tend to leave white cast on the face which is true with this product.

Price. This product costs Php 630, a bit cheaper than the brand I got from my dermatologist. I have been using this 50ml tube for four months already and I think this could last for one more month.

Availability. Daylong SPF 50+ is available in most Watson’s branches and SM Health and Beauty department all over the country.


Aspects Rating
Packaging & Appeal 3.5/5
Effectiveness 3.5/5
Scent 4/5
Ingredients 4/5
Price 3/5
Availability 3.5/5
Overall Rating 3.58/5


Daylong SPF 50+ is a great sun-protection product even to those with sensitive skin. It hasn’t caused any breakout or skin allergies however if you have oily skin and aims to get that fresh-looking face, this may not be for you

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