Made in: South Korea
Can be purchased: on Yesstyle.com – You can use my 10% off discount code (at no further cost to you) CVQFZA
Price: £10.71 on Yesstyle
What is this?: A sun block(gel) that provides ‘greasy-free, non sticky hydration to the skin.’ – I agree that this is non sticky and relatively hydrating/moisturising for a sun block. Due to the hydration factor – this makes the sun block not very mattifying but at least you don’t look greasy.
Who is it for: All skin types. (I agree mostly with this unless you have very large pores as this could accentuate their appearance).
Texture: Very smooth like a gel (not like milk). As you can see – it gives a hydrating finish (a bit dewy but I never looked greasy or shiny wearing this, even at the gym).
Key Ingredients: If you would like a breakdown – Skincarisma have a good breakdown HERE
Contains Chamomile, Aloe and Bamboo water to soothe the skin.
(Provides some brightening benefits and ‘wrinkle-care’ but hmm).
WATER, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, HOMOSALATE, ALCOHOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, SILICA, NIACINAMIDE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, PROPANEDIOL, SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ADENOSINE, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE STEAROXY ETHER, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BAMBUSA VULGARIS WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, FRAGRANCE
Fragrance: Yes there is in the list. However I can’t smell any perfume. It really smells like a ‘chemical’ sunscreen. It doesn’t have that beach smell that chemical sunscreens may have.
Video: K-Beauty SPF Swatch and Comparison – you can see what the sunblock looks like here in live video.
What I like:
- No white cast
- Easy and quick to blend
- Does not dry out my skin
- Sweat proof
- Does not sting
- Does not sting my eyes (even when sweating)
- Not sticky
- Seems to be fine for sensitive skin
What I don’t like:
- Does not hide pores (and may emphasise them)
- No oil control
- Very chemical smell
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5
A really good sunblock. I think anyone in hot and humid conditions would really enjoy this! And people who have sensitive skin and acneic skin. But even dry skin types wouldn’t dislike this I don’t think! I would say however if you have large pores, you may not like this (may accentuate the look)
Would I repurchase?: Yes. This was just a sample size but I would purchase a full size IF i didn’t have the Missha Aqua Sun gel which is still my OG sun block.