Where to purchase: From Yesstyle HERE
What is it?: An unscented sun block – No essential oils or fragrance. Lush.
Suitable for: Those with sensitive skins. Also those with dry skins or those living in very dry conditions.
Description: A high protection, completely unscented sun block (I agree with this). ”Helps strengthen the skin barrier with the use of ”highly concentrated centella” (ok).
Does it sting the eyes?: It doesn’t for me. However my sister tried it and she said it DOES sting her eyes. For reference, she uses La Roche posay sunblock and doesn’t find that stinging.
Packaging?: Tube with a cap. Easy to squeeze product out. It’s got a matte/velvety finish and comes with a safety bit of foil at the tip you peel off – hygienic.
Directions: Apply at the end of your regime in the AM
Sticky?: No but it’s a bit sweat-inducing (sits on top of the skin).
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Texture: This feels like a cream. In terms of texture ranking from thinnest to thickest, i would say: 1. Missha Aqua Sun Gel 2. Krave Beet the Sun 3.Hada Labo UV White Gel 4. Purito Unscented sun block. This is moisturising. I don’t need a moisturiser if I’m using this sunblock. It’s very good in that sense. But if you prefer sun blocks where you CANNOT FEEL IT AT ALL ON THE SKIN – then the Missha Aqua Sun gel is still much lighter (I would say half the thickness).
I know some people prefer a thicker cream because it can hep with ensuring an even spread whereas with a gel, you may feel to double layer just in case – but I prefer a sunblock that I can barely feel on the skin. This is because if a sunblock feels comfortable on the skin, it encourages you to 1. use it everyday and 2. Have no problem using a lot (to ensure you are fully covered) and can re-apply without grimacing.
Whereas this, I feel as if I scratched my face, some sunblock would gunk up under my nail like a cream does – does that make sense? I think it’s absolutely fine for people who are going out, but if you are going out to sweat and work out, then you would feel this on your skin. BUT at least it’s not sticky, it’s not tacky, but it feels as if I’ve put a relatively thick cream on my face. And I don’t want to feel like I have anything on – so I prefer the texture of the Missha aqua sun gel. It can feel suffocating and make my face sweat a little – Now I think that this is because I am applying a lot of sunblock BUT that is important!! I don’t want to under apply just for the sake of having this sunblock become more tolerable for me to wear. Especially when I can juse use the Missha Aqua Sun Gel or the Krave Beauty Sun block which are way lighter! Even the Hada Labo Sun block (which can sometimes ball up on me) has a lighter texture.
White cast?: This has that same effect as the Cica Sleeping Mask from Laneige – Initially when I rub this in, my face is completely white, and then the white cast goes away. So the answer is no, no white cast.
SMELL: Now – this has no fragrance. It has no smell. ONE THING THAT IS BETTER THAN THE MISSHA SUN BLOCK. when I compared the smells, I could totally smell the chemical/alcohol type smell coming from the missha sun block. I didn’t realise how strong it was!! so I appreciate that the Purito truly doesn’t have a fragrance. If I could make my Missha smell of nothing too, I’d love that! (But i still prefer the Missha sunblock’s texture over this).
Good under makeup?: YES! It hasn’t balled up under makeup or on top of serums 🙂
Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol,Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate,Centella Asiatica Extract(4315ppm), Madecassoside,Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid,Asiatic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol
This is just my thought but I think it’s the silicones in here that make it feel heavier than my Missha. I do think the alcohol used in my Missha sunblock is one of the ingredients that keep the texture light!
How long have I been using this?: About a month
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What I like:
- NO WHITE CAST
- NO FRAGRANCE
- NO IRRITATION
- Doesn’t make me look shiny
- Spreads easily
- Feels like a moisturiser (moisturises my skin – I can replace my moisturiser with this in the AM).
What I don’t like:
- This is thick for me compared to Missha / Krave.
- Can be uncomfortable on the skin (as I can feel it sitting on top)
- Can sometimes make me feel like my skin is suffocating a bit.
Overall rating and conclusion: 3.5/5 – I really appreciate that this sun block has no fragrance or essential oils, I can’t stress this enough. BUT the texture just isn’t for me – I think it’s too thick and I can feel it sitting on my face (reminds of the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask’s texture).
Would I purchase?: No. The texture is too heavy for me (I don’t even like moisturising creams on my face) but I think this is really good for those who like creams, have dry skin and especially sensitive skins. I just don’t know if those who live in hot humid climates with oily skins would enjoy this.
Ranking the sunblocks: This is a good moisturising sun block and really, I am truly happy that is has no fragrance. But for oily skins and those who really don’t want anything relatively creamy or heavy on the skin, I don’t think you’d enjoy it. I think dry skins and those in cold dry weather would like this more. But I couldn’t imagine wearing this on a hot day on the beach without sweating. I’M SURE if you under applied this, then it wouldn’t feel thick on the skin BUT I do not want to at all costs, under apply my sunblock just so that the texture feels better. So that is why I still think the Missha sun block and Krave Beauty Sun block is better.
- Missha 2. Krave Beauty Beat the Sun 3. Hada Labo UV White Gel 4. Borntree UV Gel 5. Purito Unscented Sun block
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.