Brightening Up Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Average rating from 2 Ratings
3.5

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients


UV Protection from 4 Ingredient(s):
Zinc Oxide Ethylhexyl Salicylate Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate Titanium Dioxide

Promotes Wound Healing from 4 Ingredient(s):
Panthenol Centella Asiatica Extract Sodium Hyaluronate Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

Anti-Aging from 2 Ingredient(s):
Ceramide Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
7
1
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
3
2
Sensitive Skin
3
2

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
89%
5%
2%
5%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 61 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
3
A
Cyclopentasiloxane
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Hair Conditioning)
Silicone
Silicone
6
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
(Uv Absorber, Uv Filter)
UV Protection
UV Protection
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
A
Cyclohexasiloxane
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Hair Conditioning)
2
3
Zinc Oxide
(Skin Protecting, Bulking Agent, Sunscreen Agent, Cosmetic Colorant)
UV Protection
UV Protection
Good for Oily Skin
Good for Oily Skin
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)

Latest User Reviews

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It'd be good if only..
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Rosacea, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I tried using this and it went from 'Eww' to 'Ohhh wow' to 'Oh Gosh No!' in no time. At first I noticed the horrible smell which reminded me of my great great great grandma's fragrance, but I was willing to put up with it. Around 30 minutes later I was impressed - it was very matifying, evened out my skintone and didn't leave any greasy feeling.
After 3 hours, however, I noticed just how badly it dehydrated my skin. I have an oily to combination skintype and used moisturizing products (toner, essence, serum and cream), yet it still managed to completely dry out my oily skin! My skin never felt that tight before, as if someone pulled strings on it and places a dry mask on me.

If you have any tendency towards dry or dehydrated skin then better avoid this!

Love this product, works well under foundation and on its own
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: None

Out of everything I've tried, this sunscreen is my most favorite ever. I'm currently using my second bottle

tldr: this one ingredient aside, this is my perfect sunscreen because it keeps my skin matte and even and I don't really need to wear foundation on a good skin day

What I like about it:
- does not leave my face shiny or greasy
- does not break me out
- keeps my skin matte for several hours even when I don't wear any foundation+powder
- works well with both makeup (doesn't pill) and no makeup on top (because it's tinted)
- the peachy tone evens out my pores (they're not super large though) and I also feel like it maybe masks the white cast causing mineral ingredients?
- this shade looks great on my pale with yellow undertone skin (for reference I use NARS 'gobi' for foundation, and 'vanilla' for concealer)
- leaves a bit of a white cast (none if comparing to an avene and la roche posay mineral sunscreen) but it quickly disappears after it absorbs

What I don't like:
- there is this one ingredient on the list that EWG labeled as potential endocrine disruptor, so I'm very disappointed and probably won't repurchase because I think I've found a good alternative:
- the SAEM pink eco earth sunscreen - however, it's not quite the same as it's more cold pink, and the white cast is more intense but it's not an issue for me because it disappears after it's absorbed. Mattifying properties are similar

*if this helps, what I've tried so far:
- korean: THE SAEM pink eco earth; CUSKIN super sunblock liquid; TONYMOLLY watery sun essence; INNISFREE 35
- europpean: LA ROCHE POSAY spf 50 and 60; AVENE tinted mineral; CAUDALIE 50; NUXE 50
- japanese: ALLIE gel 50, SHISEIDO waterproof blue bottle 35, ANESSA 50.