Made in: South Korea
Where to purchase: On Yesstyle.com, the link is HERE
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Can also purchase on the etude house website: HERE
What is this?: A Sunblock with a high SPF: A non-sticky & no turbidy UV milk that provides long-lasting UV protection with 100% mineral based mild ingredients for sensitive skin. I agree with this statement i.e. for sensitive skin. Also for oily skin I would say and less dry skin as this is mattifying.
Good for: Oily skins and sensitive skins. Also people who want a matte-finish sun block.
Acneic skin?: I’m not too sure. But I do know that people with acneic skin have enjoyed using this. So I think it depends on personal preference. As this mattifies, I could see acneic skins enjoying this. Have a look at the ingredients list and see if you’re ok with essential oils and alcohol in your sun products.
Directions: ‘After skin care, apply to sun exposed areas of the face/body and massage for skin to absorb into skin.
Often layer several times in case of exposing skin to UV occasionally.’
How I use it: Slather this on after my moisturiser. (I recommend using a moisturiser for those with dry skin as this is not really moisturising).
Texture: This at first feels oily (i.e. leaves an oily residue after rubbing in) But then it does, after fully absorbing – turn chalky? Like slightly mattifying. If I touch my skin it has that near-chalk glide on top. SO this means it would be good for oily skins, more so than dry skins.
Full Ingredients list: (Don’t like the alcohol) As you can see some of the ingredients give the sunblock that mattifying feeling by sucking out the oils from your skin and the use of silicone. Also I don’t like the essential oils in here. Appreciate the aloe vera and centella.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Carex Humillis Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cellulose Gum
Fragrance?: YES. It is that awful citrus-type essential oil smell I don’t like. I do however prefer this smell to the thick, swimming-pool type chlorine scent that western sun blocks have. This reminds me very much of the Innisfree sun gel in terms of smell.
Good under makeup?: It has been ok for me.
Things I like:
- No milky emulsion when I sweat (i.e. no streak lines)
- Doesn’t feel suffocating
- High SPF
- 55ml is 5ml more than most sunblocks that are 50ml.
- No-mess packaging (squeezy tube)
Thins I don’t like:
- Alcohol high up on the list – DRYING.
- Don’t like the fragrance
- Gave me a slight white cast (my sister noticed it)
- Takes a while to rub/blend in
Overall Rating and thoughts: 3.8/5 – I really really appreciate that this dries down matte and therefore doesn’t give me and stickiness or greasiness. The issue is the slight white-cast this gives me and the essential oil fragrance. I do like however that this did not emulsify/turn milky when I sweated in the gym. Also, really not a fan of the alcohol in this. HOWEVER I do think oily skins really will appreciate this. This did not sensitise my skin. But I do think lighter skins should be using this instead of darker skins.
Would I repurchase?: Not if I have my Missha sunblock with me. This was more mattifying than the borntree sun block I used which is nice. I don’t know if I will continue to use this as I’m not a fan of the white cast. May just use it on my hands.