NOTE: Due to the Controversy with the Purito Centella unscented SPF (BLOG POST HERE) allegedly having an SPF of 19 rather than 50, I no longer feel comfortable recommending this SPF to ANYONE. I did not have a good experience anywat and did not recommend it to darker skin tones or those with dry skin/patches. But not I don’t even recommend it to oily or pale skins as I worry about the alleged SPF rating – and I only want to recommend SPF50 sunblocks where I can.
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Made in: South Korea
What is it?: A Mineral/Physical/Inorganic sun cream. This has a ”non-sticky” formula and keeps the skin feeling comfortable all-day. (I agree – it’s not sticky once it’s dried down).
Brand Description: A daily, non-nano sunblock that sits on the skin smoothly and feels comfortable.
Supposedly Good for: All skin types and even sensitive skin / baby skin (physical SPFs usually make this claim).
NOTE: Purito do state: ”It will be great for extra sensitive skin, however, as it is a physical sun cream it may leave a white residue.” – SO I appreciate that they already acknowledged that this can (will) provide a bit of a grey look to darker skin tones than light.
What I think: Combination – oily /Sensitive Skins. In terms of skin tone – I’m olive/yellow and this gave me a slight white cast, so anything the same or darker I would not recommend.
Cruelty Free?: Yes
Packaging: Plastic tube with a screw top lid
Does it sting the eyes?: No this did not sting my eyes and I worked out / sweated in this.
Sticky?: No (once it’s dried down)
Directions: 1.Apply a moisturising cream before applying this, if you have dry skin (I would agree with this statement as I’ve heard people with dry skins say that this didn’t do much for them in terms of moisturiser). 2. Squeeze out onto your index finger, from the middle creases to the fingertip. Don’t apply the whole amount all at once; apply in small portions to cover the desired area of your skin by gently tapping with your finger and spreading the sunblock lightly around (further instructions are on the website such as the regular product cautions AND explaining that you should re-apply SPF as needed).
How I use it: Because I have Combo skin, I don’t feel a need to apply moisturiser before using this, as I found this moisturising enough. Tone –> SPF is my AM routine as I go to workout straight after. As with any SPF, I apply a layer, let that settle, and then apply a second layer.
Key Ingredients: UV filters: Zinc Oxide + Titanium Dioxide – This is where that white cast comes from. Niacinamide – pore care / brightening.
Full Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
I like the addition of soothing ingredients like Madecasosside (in bold).
Texture: Cream-like! This definitely provided a hydrating feeling to my skin, like a water-based moisturiser when applying. The issue is I think the zinc oxide / titanium dioxide gives this a bit of a creamy-chalk texture which means that its difficult for me to have this product evenly be spread and fully rub in/absorb. It clings onto the dry or irritated patches of my skin and just lingers there and gives me patches of white-cast around the dry-er areas.
So I think if you don’t have texture or dry skin, this could spread out nicely, smoothly and evenly. But if you do have texture or dry skin…
That’s why I’m not sure if dry skins would like this because I fear that it would cling to the dry patches. so perhaps more oily or combination skins could prefer this. For me personally, I could tell I had a slight white cast overall and I don’t tolerate any white cast. I have an olive-skin tone and I could see that, so I wouldn’t recommend this to darker skins.
Purito state that this is a light lotion and I would agree. I could still tell that this was sitting on top of my skin (whereas my Missha Aqua Sun Gel doesn’t give me that feeling), but it wasn’t unpleasant. It wasn’t sticky or tacky either.
Purito state that this applies uniformly and for me it didn’t (clung to those patches). But it did apply as a moist layer as they state.
This is alcohol free. For me, I don’t mind alcohol in SPF because it helps keep the formula watery/milky and lightweight – which is great if one has oily skin or lives in hot/humid weather.
You can see this is a cream-like texture.
Milky look to the cream
When spreading, this product feels cooling to the touch and not really thick. Of course I got worried of the whiteness of the cream, but give it a few more minutes and it definitely settles down more than this!
Finished look: You can see that this provides the skin with a ‘Tone up’ look. AND – CAN YOU SEE. IT might not be so easy to see BUT. My hand is dry due to the dry weather these days. And if you look closely, you can see that the SPF has sort of ”CLUNG” to the dry-er areas of the hand. It collects as white patches in those regions. And this is the same experience I had with this product on the face.
Do you see – the hand covered in SPF is definitely whiter/brighter than the hand on the left? AND ALSO can you see a bit more clearly how this has patches of white, clinging to the lines / dry patches of the skin? It makes the skin’s texture look grainy and uneven by clinging to certain dry parts of the skin in my opinion.
What’s bad – this does provide a bit of a white cast. What’s good – I really like that the finish isn’t greasy/oily or too shiny. This has a simple moisturising finish without looking wet and greasy on the skin.
Youtube Video – Purito Comfy Water Sun Block LIVE SWATCH
Note: I HIGHLY recommend you watch the above Youtube video – I go into a lot more detail about the ingredients
Fragrance?: No added fragrance / EO – and this doesn’t have a strong scent.
Layerable?: I was able to re-apply without much difficulty. This is that type of product, like the centella SPF, where rubbing can encourage balling / pilling. So one has to be gentle when re-applying to ensure the initial layer doesn’t lift.
Good under makeup?: Does have the tendency to ball / pill up. I think because of the foundation I used, it didn’t go well together. So it takes some experimentation to find the correct SPF that could go with this (I haven’t found it yet).
How long have I been using this?: I tried this on everyday for a week and I couldn’t continue because of the white cast/patchiness HOWEVER I gave this to my sister who is lighter than me and she has been using it with little complaint. So I do think those with lighter skins can enjoy this product and wouldn’t discourage you from trying too much (unless you have dry patches or irritated patches of skin as this may cling onto that).
The Effect?: Hydrated/Moisturised, sun-protected skin…with a slight white cast (if one has darker skin).
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What I like:
- No added Fragrance
- No Essential Oils
- 60ml > 50ml
- Not sticky or tacky
- I like the High SPF rating
- Cooling effect when applied
- I like the addition of Niacinamide + Madecassoside
- I like the high SPF rating
- I like that the finish is not dewy
What I don’t like:
- White cast (for me – it clings onto the dry areas of my face / places I haven’t rubbed in properly – it will sit there and give me a white cast in patches).
- Doesn’t disappear into the skin which I think spfs with alcohol in them have an advantage over, texture-wise i.e. the Krave Beet the Sun SPF (review HERE) or the Missha Aqua Sun Gel (review HERE).
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 2/5 – I like the way this feels cooling on the skin + hydrating / moisturising. BUT I’m not even a deep skin tone and this gives me a hint of a white cast, so no way can I recommend it to deeper skin tones. I don’t like the way I do look a bit sick when wearing this. I also don’t like how it clings to the dry patches on my face and my hairline in white patches (difficult to smoothe/blend-out). I feel like someone with acne would have this product cling to those spots and highlight them (if they have a tanned/darker skin tone). This does not seem to or want to spread nicely and disappear.
HOWEVER yes this wasn’t a good product for me BUT I think those with light skins, particularly those with light skin sin hot/humid weather or have oily skins, could enjoy this product! For me it was enough of a moisturiser in the AM.
So I think those with lighter skins would find this much more preferable as the finish (not shiny or greasy looking, and also didn’t dry out my skin) or the level of sun protection or even the packaging that I have much of an issue with (and this doesn’t even ball up or pill up like the Purito Centella SPF did for me) but it’s the slight patchiness and slight white cast I just can’t handle.
Would I repurchase?: If purito managed to make a CHEMICAL/ORGANIC spf with this same texture (watery, cooling + moisturising/hydrating) – I’d purchase, but not this.
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
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.
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