AHC Natural Plus Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++ Review:
In the summer season I always get my hands on enough sun protection to last me for the whole year. Of course, being the sun protection lover I am, I always feel attracted to sun sticks for their practical abilities (also they can actually be washed if they fall on the sand). I love any type of sun cream I can carry in my bag – my most recent favorite being the Son Reve sun cream – and of course a sun stick is more practical to carry around.
So, seduced by Kang Sora’s perfect nose when she applies this sun stick, I got one. I even took it with me on vacation! (warning: vacation photo included)
-Effectively penetrates into the skin and effectively protects the skin from UVA aging and damage. Contains 400 nature derived ingredients, making it gentle on the skin. Safe use for sensitive skins.
-Also protects from fine dust and other fine skin polluting agents. At once, protects the skin from the sun and fine dust.
-Easy to use, and a good primer to fix your makeup. No white cast.
-Anti aging and whitening functions included.
Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate / Dicaprate, Octocrylene, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silica Silylate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Pentylene Glycol, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Silica-dimethyl Silylate, Oil-soluble Licorice Extract, Adenosine , Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mandarin Orane Fruit Extract, Glacier Water, Hot Spring Water, Seawater, ardenia Tahitensis Flower, Coconut Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil, Solanum Aviculare Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Watermelon Fruit Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Fermented Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Argan Spinosa Kernel Oil, Lavender Flower Water, Monodon Extract, American Morning Glory Seed Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Fructan, Till Hexapeptide-8, Diamino Propionic Ono One Tripeptide -33, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Bacillus / Almond / Chungho Extract / Bean / Beans / Milgyeo / Changyija Extract Of Fermented Extract, Silkworm Cocoon Extract, Yeast / Tea / Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum / Ginseng Fermentation, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Dansan Buckwheat, Extract Of Ginseng Extract, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Noni Leaf Cell Situation Mushroom / Chaga Extract Of Fermented Filtered Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vegetable Swipssak Extract, Ascorbyl Tetra Isopropyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Acanthopanax Senticosus Root Extract, Iris Extract, Gaedarae Extract, And Ryanggang Extract, Baekryeom Root Extract, Angelica Extract, Bamboo Extract, Silkworm Bark Extract, Camellia Bark Extract, Green Tea Extract, Safflower Extract, Centilla Extract, Mugwort Extract, Mung Bean Extract, Gukkkot Extract, Garlic Extract, Casualties Extract, Cnidium Extract, Barberry Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Extract, Corydalis Extract, Japanese Hawthorn Fruit Extract, Jimo Extract, Turmeric Extract, Gobon Extract, Burdock Root Extract, Yam Root Extract, Persimmon Leaf Extract, Astragalus Extract, Hanchuncho Extract, Echinacea Extract, Rhizome Extract, Loquat Leaf Extract, Nimip Extract, Sagan Extract, Ginkgo Extract, Licorice Extract, Stone Oeip / Stem Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, The District Party Extract, Lagerstroemia Indica Extract, Shiitake Extract, Motherwort Extract, Bupleurum Extract, Honeysuckle Extract, Goji Extract, Pepper Extract, Magnolia Bark Extract, Cassia Tora Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Lotus Extract, Maekmundong Extract, I Extract, Peony Root Extract, Peony Root Extract, Ginseng Extract, Ginseng Extract, Party Leaflets Extract, Phellinus Extract, Yellowish Extract, Pine Needles Extract, Chajeoncho Extract, Gilgyeong Extract, Light Gwakhyang Leaf Extract, Okjuk Extract, No. Muscle Extract, Sewage Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Plum Extract, Cherry Extract, Puerariae Radix Extract, Rehmannia Extract, Kind Of Rhubarb Root / Trunk / Branches Extracts, Rock Dolkkot Roots Extracts, Rhodiola Extract, Psyllium Extract, Moisturizing Skin Extract, Jeju Sori Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf / Root Extract, Snow Lotus Extract, Hoi Chu Extract, Omiza Extract, Water, Selaginella Tamariscina Spring Extract, Sophora Extract, Goehwa Extract, Camphor Leaf Extract, Cinnamon Extract, Platycladus Extract, Citrus Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Pine Mushroom Extract, Parenthesis Rugeun Extract, Elm Root Extract, Changyija Extract, Jujube Extract, Island Senticosus Tree Extract, Soemureup Extract, Seokchangpo Root / Stem Extract, Slender Extract, Mulberry Bark Extract, Horse Riding Extract, Hollyhock Root Extract, Kkujippong Bark Extract, A Blank Extract, Ganghwal Extract, Hwangchil Tree Extract, Aralia Branches / Leaf Extract, Ringworm Blood Extract, Spectators Extract, Ash Tree Leaf Extract, Ganoderma Extract, Bisuri Extract, Magnolia Bark Extract, Goldamcho Root Extract, Mallotus Leaf Extract, Chestnut Shell Extract, Sea Grape Extract Celandine Extract, Red Rhododendron Extract, Sorbus Tree Branches / Leaves Extracts, Porphyrae Extract, Koryo Thistle Leaf Extract, Visa Tree Extract, Whitehead Mushroom Extract, Duck Duck Extract, Wuin Extract, Cordyceps Extract, Mon Grass Extract, Bleeding Heart Flower Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Barley Zhangmutou Extract, Eucommia Leaf Extract, Clove Bud Extract, Yonganyuk Extract, Fig Extract, Mangosteen Peel Extract, Gastrodia Elata Extract, Main Lobe Tree Fruit Extract, Maitake Mushroom Extract, The Living Tree Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Extract, Horseradish Extract, Extract Of Octagonal Fennel, Root Extract, Jasmine Extract, Jasmine Extract, Walnut Extract, Kuni Extract, Kelp Extract, Windproof Extract, Mangosteen Extract, Rich Fruit Extract, Ragweed Extract, Roasted Cucumber Fruit Extract, Seaweed Extract, Ginseng Extract, Holy Basil Leaf Extract, Baekhwa Leaf Extract, Rice Seed Extract, Rice Extract, Mung Bean Extract, Indian Gooseberry Extract, Fox Bead Extract, Seaweed Oil, Extracts, Peach Extracts, Taichung Root Extracts, Rhizomes Root Extracts, Pomegranate Extracts, Jonggaci Tree Branches / Leaf Extracts, Acacia Japonica Extracts, Bokbunja Extracts, Root Extracts, Root Extracts , Sandalwood Extract, Mold Extract, Ginseng Extract, Ginseng Extract, Cheongmyeong Vine Root Extract, Leaf Leaf Extract, Gadja Extract, Rhizome Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract , Tired Of Sleeping Extract, Mistletoe Extract, Winter Cherry Root Extract, Second Linden Fruit Extract, Okchokseo For Extract, Ginger Extract, Visualize A Tree Leaf Extract, Acer Tegmentosum Stem Extract, Actinidia Extract, Boksucho Extract, Agastache Rugosa Extract, Sandals Herb Extracts, Alismataceae Extract, Three Extracts, Leek Seed Extract, Alder Extract, Phone Extract, Udo Extract, Chungho Extract, Sacheolssuk Leaf Extract, Astilbe Chinensis Root Extract, Carambola Fruit Extract, Dong-seed Extract, Perianth Extract, Linen, Grass-roots Extract, Joiner Bark Extract , Extracts Of Chilo Suppressalis, Leaves Of Liliaceae, Extracts Of Lime, Extracts Of Liliaceae, Extracts Of Chrysanthemum Japonica, Extracts Of Cryptomeria Japonica, Coconut Extracts, Auditory Extracts, Horsetail Extracts, Cumin Seed Extracts, Fennel Extract, Baiji Leaf Extract, Sojipu Seed Extract, Flower Fennel Extract, Fennel Extract, Fennel Extract, Fennel Extract, Fennel Extract, Long Pomaceae Extract, Cone Extracts, Root Extracts, Radish Extracts, Solvent Extracts, Solvent Extracts, Dumpling Extracts, Dumpling Fruit Extracts, Yeast / Camphage Feriasparbital Root Stem Fermentation Extract Filter, Dipper Extract, Enzymatic Extract, Ginger Extract, Flaxseed Extract, Ginseng Extract , Mango Extract, Noni Fruit Extract, Nutmeg Extract, Extract Of Buttercup, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Extract Of Buttercorn, Single Shaft Extract, Jisil Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Scab Flower Extract, Lamiaceae Extract, Passers Extract, Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Guava Leaf Extract, Hazelnuts Fruit Extract, Acorn Extract, Nut Gall Extract, Sweetbrier Root Extract, Salicornia Extract, Sargassum Extract, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Extract Of Ganoderma Lucidum, Mulberry Extract, Bilberry Extract, Cornflower Flower Extract, Carob Bean Extract, Iceland Moss Extract, Chamomile Extract, Carrageenan Extract, , Chicory Root Extract, Hazel Seed Extract, Mono Machine Or Hawthorn Fruit Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Cytisus Scoparius Flower Extract, Water And A New Extract, Rocket Leaf Extract, Child Bright Extract, Black Deoraek Aelji Extract, Rounded Comb Corydalis Extract, Woodruff Extract , Gen Tiahna Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Western Songak Extract, Everlasting Extract, Hieracium Canadense Extracts, Western Pepper Herb Extracts, Hisop Extract, Bay Leaf Extract, Lavender Extract, Edelweiss Extract, Carboxylic Diahka Motherwort Extract, Wallabies Jiip Extract, Madonna Lily Flower Extract, Marlow Extract, Bitter Peppermint Extract, Lemon Bamip Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Penny Royal Extract, Apple Mint Leaf Extract, Menyanthes Leaf Extract, Ice Plant Extracts, Mattel Extract, Watercress Extract, Catnip Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Flower Mint Leaf Extract, Oregano Leaf Extract, Dill Extract, Anise Fruit Extract, King Plantain Leaf Extract, Bass Tail Root Extract, Black Sea Bark / Shoot / / Twig Extract, Silver Weed Extract, Primrose Extract, Black Currant Leaf Extract, Rosehip Fruit Extract, Western Rose Flower Extract, Damask Rose Extract, Rosemary Extract, Raspberry Leaf Extract, White Willow Bark Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Clary Extract , Elder Flower Extract, Soap Grass Extract, White Plaid Thistle Extract, Angel Steer Extract, Narae Solidago Virgaurea Extract, Meadow Sweet Extract, Chickweed Extract, Comfrey Leaf Extract, Line Thyme Leaf Extract, Linden Extract, Red Rabbit Pulkkot Extract, Nettle Extract, Bilberry Leaf Extract, Even If Valerian Grass-roots Stem / Root Extract, Meolreon Extract, Kkoripul Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Yarrow Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Savior Couch Grass Root Extract, Virgin Choip Extract, Angelica Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Chyabil Extract, Kid Nibe Chwikkot Extract, Celery Extract, Bear Blackberry Leaf Extract, Arnica Flower Extract, Asparagus Stem Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Daisy Flower Extract, Bar Berry Roots Extract, Beetroot Extract, Borage Extract, Kohlrabi Extract, Broccoli Extract, Karen, Two Rakkot Extract, Heather Extract, Parsley Extracts, Rosaceae Oil, Pine Needle Oil, Mint Leaf Oil, Cowpea Seed Oil, Sun Thyme Flower / Leaf Oil, Clove Lemon Balm Oil, Lemon Balm Oil, Lemon Balm Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Purified Water, Propanediol, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer , Lecithin, Caprylic Rilgeul Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-hexanediol, Hexyl Echil Glycerine, Sodium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Citrulline, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Clophenethine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Perfume
Volume: 16g or 20g
How to use:
At the last step of skin care, twist the dial until the stick is around 5mm out, and apply from the center of the face outwards. To reapply it can be reapplied on top of makeup by applying on your fingers and patting gently.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
AHC Natural Plus Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++ Review:
The first thing I noticed in this sun stick was the amount of ingredients. At the time little did I know it was over 400! I did find funny how they were written inside the pack, and the only way to read them is to destroy the pack completely. Which, of course, I did not! I just went online and checked (even though they only have it available in Korean).
I really thought the package was cute, with that small gradation from dark blue to light blue. These sun stick designs can be pretty boring, and the previous version of this sunstick was very very boring.
I always keep that small protection, in case I accidentally roll it up, I don’t want to ruin it or something. But I guess after the stick is short enough that it “hides” inside the pack you can just throw it out.
If I have to mention a problem to my habit, is that it always makes that shape because I keep pushing it down. But in my case, it’s preferable since I’m clumsy and when I close lids I always (always, including lipsticks) take a lump of the product out by accident.
I have the 20g version, and this is how much I can roll up the product. It lasts forever, believe me. I just wish I knew what to do in the end when it doesn’t peak out anymore. Maybe I should just use my fingers when the time comes?
Before we continue to the actual application of this product, I want to say it smells like citrus. With all those ingredients, the scent they decided to give was of citrus! It’s a little disappointing, why not a plant smell, instead of… common citrus? But it is a nice and pleasant smell.
When applied on normal skin (not oily, not hairy) it really nourishes the skin. It looks really healthy after applying it. Also, I have used it several times this summer (as my main under-the-face sun protection) and it protects with such wonder, even though it barely feels like I have anything on at all! (with one small exception, read below)
The one small problem it has, is that it brushes my hair and makes it stick to my skin and that’s very uncomfortable. So I either have to spread it with my hand after or apply it directly on my hand and spread it on my skin.
However it is too oily for my skin type. Correction, it is not oily, it makes me produce an infinite amount of sebum. The left photo is without the sun stick, middle one with the sun stick. You can see that my skin looks better after application.
However, after only 30 minutes of applying it boom – sebum explosion! It’s so much sebum it’s useless to apply sebum powder for it always comes back. It’s so much sebum, also, that it’s pointless to apply makeup, it just unsticks from my skin like crazy.
So, to put it short, I love it as a body sun protective agent. As I said, I don’t even feel it at all. It is very practical and hygienic! But as a facial sun protection it’s a definite no no for me.
I won’t say I would repurchase it, but I always have a sun stick around and this is a good option.
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Have you tried AHC Natural Plus Sun Stick?
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