Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

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On Amazon its £8.38

100ml

Supposed to hydrate the skin and soothe the skin. Excellent for oily skin. Excellent for acneic skin. Does not sting or burn.

I have Oily, acne-prone skin (most reviewers with oily skins have enjoyed this – and so have I).

Organic (Chemical) Sunblock. Contains UVA and UVB protection (ageing and burning ray protection). Meant for everyday use

Who will like this:

  • Those who hate white cast when it comes to sun blocks.
  • Those who like chemical sun blocks
  • Dry skins (this does try to moisturise your face, but you may need a serum underneath), Combo skins. Oily (Sort of, but you will shine a bit throughout the day).

Smell:

NOT TOO STRONG THANK GOODNESS. It does have that faint smell that ALL sun blocks have (you know what it is). And of course, as this has fragrance on the list, Missha has tried to cover that smell up. Honestly, I am absolutely fine with the smell of this sun block – not once has it been noticeable when I rub it on my face to a point of making me not want to use it anymore. I am so grateful that the smell has not been strong enough to turn my stomach or put me off from using it.

Packaging:

A sleek, matte tube but because of the matt-ness, there are black scratches on the tube that can’t be rubbed off.

Easily to squeeze out product and not squeeze out too much due to the little nozzle.

Also because it’s in a tube format, I suspect when I reach the end, I wont be able to get the last remainder out – So I will need to cut it to scoop the last bits out.

Texture:

Smooth, milky and light as you can see in the texture shots. This soaks up into the skin easily without drying the skin. This does retain my skins moisture and I don’t feel like I need moisturiser ever after using this.

I will say – this is so light that it can drip all over your fingers so be careful – it can get messy!

Usage

Spreadability:

Spreads really well, it first appears white on your face like milk, but then sinks in and is completely transparent.

Good under makeup?:

Yes. This sinks into the skin and doesn’t sit on top (give it a minute or two after rubbing it in).

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Oil control?

This product is NOT greasy. BUT it does not really control oil production. You will start to get a glow after sweating. But I don’t feel greasy or slick when wearing this (unlike the Innisfree water base sun block – yeesh). This does not mattify too much but sinks into the skin so darn well you don’t feel or notice it’s there.

Acne?

No I did not break out from this.

Stings the eyes?

Nope. I work out in this sun block and it did not sting my eyes.

Full Ingredients list:

Water, homosalate, alcohol denat., ethylhexyl salicylate, dipropylene glycol, silica, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, vp/hexadecene copolymer, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, water, limonia acidissima extract, artemisia princeps leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, chrysanthemum indicum flower extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, diospyros kaki leaf extract, morus alba fruit extract, pueraria lobata root extract, centaurea vyanus flower water, helichrysum italicum flower water, thymus vulgaris (thyme) leaf water, methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 dimethicone, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG-20/5 dimethicone, dimethicone, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium hydroxide, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, BHT, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance

The best sun block I’ve used this year. Mainly because 1 – it does not smell horrific. 2. It does not give me a white cast and 3. It doesn’t make me feel greasy. 4. Because I work out – this does not sting my eyes when I sweat.

Would I repurchase? Yes – absolutely.

Overall Score: 4.5/5

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