Sun Protect Water Gel SPF 50 PA+++

Average rating from 338 Ratings
4.6

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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 3 Ingredient(s):
Ethylhexyl Triazone Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
2
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
None
Sensitive Skin
1

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
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24%
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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 17 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
6
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
(Uv Absorber, Uv Filter)
UV Protection
UV Protection
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
5
6
B
Ethanolamine
(Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent)
3
B
Propylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Skin-Conditioningagent - Miscellaneous)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
3
A
Dimethicone
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Antifoaming Agent, Skin Protecting)
Silicone
Silicone
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)

Latest User Reviews

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Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Fungal Acne (Malassezia), Sensitive Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Beware of the Ethanolamine if you have sensitive skin and contact allergies!! Luckily I patch tested this on my cheek and this product BURNS. I will say that it has a nice consistency and leaves a bare skin finish. It didn't break me out which is also a plus. But it did give me a reaction which took 3 days to heal.

Lightweight and protective
Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

If you're a fan of the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence you'll like this sunscreen. I like that it comes in a pump bottle and you also get quite a bit of product. This suncreen doesn't break me out, and dries down matte. It's also not drying for the skin either. I like to use this as my first layer of sunscreen, then go over with my Elta MD UV Clear for extra sun protection. While its not going to help with acne, it won't exacerbate your skin or leave you feeling oily. It will help protect my skin however, and aid in fading those dark marks faster by shielding it from the UV rays. I would highly recommend this sunscreen.

HG Sunscreen So Far
Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

This is my first Asian-brand sunscreen, and I chose this after looking at multiple forums for which sunscreens were actually safe to use on your skin.

Before using this product, I was using Neutrogena's SPF 55 Ultra Sheer Sunscreen and Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection SPF 55, and both of those products clogged my pores after using them for more than 1 hour. Additionally, both of these products produced a white cast over my skin, which was probably the main cause of my pores being horrifically clogged.

This is why I believe Nivea is a HG. It left no white cast, the product was cooling and very light, and it was very easy to apply with the pump bottle design. Just make sure not to accidentally let this sunscreen get into your eyes, because that really burned!