Hey guys! We are in the hot middle mess of summer. That said I thought it would be appropriate to write a post about sunscreens that I’ve been using this summer! There have been so many great developments in sunscreens so it can be really hard to pick one out of hundreds of choices. Well I have 5 that I like and I hope that this post will help you narrow down your search. By the way the list goes from #1 being very milky to #5 creamy.
1.Shiseido Anissa Perfect UV sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++
This is the bees knees I tell you… It has a milky texture so it’s super light, has a matte finish, and it’s waterproof. Great for the outdoorsy sporty spice type. The down side is that it’s a bit pricey. 48,000KRW for 60ml. However, if you want superior protection with all the best things a sunscreen can offer minus the white cast, shine, and greasiness, then this is for you.
2. BIODERMA Photoderm MAX SPF 50+
This one is also is a milky sunscreen, but not as milky as the Anessa one. This one is said to be suitable for a lot of skin types. Even for those who are highly intolerant to the sun. It it also photostable meaning that the product won’t degrade as soon as it’s exposed to the sun. This is also water resistant so you can wear it to the beach or swimming. This one doesn’t have a scent, so it’s good for those who are sensitive with fragrances and such. One thing I don’t like about this one is the packaging, because the opening is at the bottom and the product is so runny it’s hard to keep the opening clean as well as closing it is annoying. This cost 28,000KRW for 40ml.
3. NEOGEN Dermalogy Day-light protection Sunscreen SPA 50/PA+++
This is one of my recent faves. It great for sensitive skin and it blends really nicely. I would say the texture is between milky and cream. So if you’re not a fan of the really milky type or the cream type sunscreens then this is a perfect balance of the two. It blends easily, non-greasy or sticky, and doesn’t leave a white cast. It also gives you a boost of moisture, so it’s also great for dry skin types or for those who are out for a prolonged period of time in the sun which can parch your skin. Like it says on the packaging it’s an “optimal combination of sun protection and hydration.” I agree! FYI you can purchase this at Sephora for 30.00USD. In Korea it goes for 25,000KRW.
4. The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream SPF50+/PA+++
This is a tinted sunscreen so you can wear it alone or as a makeup base. When I say tinted it’s a light beige tint, so on darker skin it might look a little greyish. So just be wary of that. The tint will even out and brighten light skin tones by half a shade. It is also made with sunflower sprout extract to protect sun sensitive skin. This one is waterproof so good for those who do sports. It blends easily and dries fast so you have to make sure it’s all blended on or it does get a tad tacky. The smell is a little strong so that is one downside. For 50ml it goes for 16,900KRW.
5. IOPE UV Shield Sun Protector SPF+ PA+++
This one is a cream type so it’s more moisturising than the milky types. This will help repair sun damaged skin while offering you maximum protection from the sun. It also helps with whitening if that’s something that you want. It doesn’t feel greasy or sticky even though it’s a cream type. I don’t think this one is waterproof, so unless you’re a mermaid this is great for everyday use. I would have to say that this one is an all time favourite of mine. This goes for 32,000KRW.
Just remember to cleanse your skin at the end of the day! Sunscreen is a protectant so when you don’t need it, like at the end of the day, wash it off. Waterproof products usually needs to be properly cleaned off to keep your skin clear and healthy. I hope this helps and stay safe in the sun! ☀️