[REVIEW] Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++

Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45PA+++ Review

Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++ Review:

If I’m not mistaken, in 2018, Missha repackaged their sunscreen line, giving them a more minimalist face lift. And while I’m not entirely sure if some of them were reformulated, I’ve checked the ingredients for this one, only to spot no difference – or none too drastic, at least. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this review, shall we?

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[REVIEW] ETUDE HOUSE UV Double Cut Fresh Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

ETUDE HOUSE UV Double Cut Fresh Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

ETUDE HOUSE UV Double Cut Fresh Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ Review:

Choosing a sunscreen product is always a tricky matter for me. As far as I know, Korean brands don’t develop sunscreen products range as vary as they do toward serums, essences, or toners. Thus, I personally have my own limitations and provisos for my options, such as paraben-free, no white cast, minimalist greasiness, etc.

While I was eyeing some options, one of them was ETUDE HOUSE UV Double Cut Fresh Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++. I was slightly confused because the review of this product was very scant (maybe because this product was still pretty new), but I finally decided to give this a try due to the convincing claims and advertisement of this product.

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Oat Mild Moisture Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Innisfree Oat Mild Moisture Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ Review

Innisfree Oat Mild Moisture Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ Review:

I’m a total sunscreen junkie and always on the hunt for sunscreens that provide adequate coverage and don’t dry out my already dry skin. I’m trying to delay the aging process for as long as possible and sun is known to be the number one factor in premature aging so I take sun care very seriously!

Innisfree is one of my favorite Korean brands as a lot of their products use natural ingredients such as fruit and vegetables and many of the ingredients in their products come from Jeju Island. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jeju Island, it’s known as the Hawaii of Korea.

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[REVIEW] NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Sunblock Calendula SPF50+ PA++++

NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Sunblock Calendula SPF50+ PA++++ Review

NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Sunblock Calendula SPF50+ PA++++ Review:

I was running out of my old Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum Sunblock when I ran into this NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Sun Block Calendula SPF50+ PA++++. The brand NACIFIC, previously known as Natural Pacific, is famous for its hyped Fresh Herb Origin Serum, and it also claims to use natural ingredients on all their products. Thus, I was intrigued to try this one; does this product do well just like its ‘cousin’ from the same brand?

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Moist UV Protection Cream Winter Barrier SPF50+ PA++++

Innisfree Moist UV Protection Cream Winter Barrier SPF50+ PA++++ Review

Innisfree Moist UV Protection Cream Winter Barrier SPF50+ PA++++  was purchased by Cosmeperks.

I was very excited to first hear of a sun cream specific for winter, and even more so when I saw it had a super high SPF. Everyone, and that includes “skin care gods” like Koreans, thinks they are safe in the winter, that the sun will not get them. Here in Korea it’s especially difficult to recognize the difference between a cloudy day or a polluted day – unless you are sensitive, asthmatic, or have an app that gives you air notifications.

So whereas I accept that in cloudy days people may be deceived into thinking the sun “is okay”, here we have more polluted days than cloudy ones. And in the dry winter how can I use the anti-sebum sun creams I use in the summer?

So with a sun cream for this especially difficult season, of course it spiked my interest. Weirdly enough it isn’t as popular here as I thought it would be!

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[REVIEW] Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ Review

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ Review:

Klairs is a well known k-beauty brand whose tagline is “simple, but enough”. The focus on simplicity carries on into their product packaging, which has a minimalist aesthetic, and with their focus on simple formulations. Moreover, Klairs claim not to use colorants, alcohol, parabens or artificial fragrances in their products.

This particular product, Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++, is vegan and not tested on animals. Other Klairs products are not tested on animals, but may or may not be vegan.

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[REVIEW] Etude House UV Double Cut Clear Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++

Etude House UV Double Cut Clear Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

Etude House UV Double Cut Clear Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++ Review:

I didn’t notice when Etude House posted their UV Double Cut series on their social media account until I watched Law Of The Jungle where Red Velvet’s Seulgi using this product and, yes, I wanted to try it out too. Perfect timing since I needed to buy a new sunscreen at the moment.

So, Etude House UV Double Cut line consists of 3 products which are Fresh Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, Moisture Tone Up Sun Fluid SPF 48 PA+++ and Clear Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++. All of them are interesting, though. The Fresh Sun Gel is well marked as the best seller and winner of Marie Claire’s Smart Beauty Award. The Moisture Tone Up Sun Fluid has extra function to brighten up skin tone. And the Clear Sun Stick looks very easy and quick to use.

To be honest, I eliminated the Moisture Tone Up Sun Fluid once I read it highly contains Titanium Dioxide (it tends to, or absolutely will, leave whitecast and I want to avoid that). I did the same for Fresh Sun Gel since it has alcohol in its ingredients list. I know, I sound too picky but I really want a friendly product for my sensitive skin without any whitecast effect, so yeah, the Clear Sun Stick seemed to be the best choice.

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[REVIEW] The Saem Eco Earth Power Green Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++

The Saem Eco Earth Power Green Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review

The Saem Eco Earth Power Green Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review:

I’ve been using The Saem’s Pink sun cream for almost a year now, and you can say that while I’ve grown bored of it, it’s still the one sunscreen that I always reach for. Earlier this year when I went to order it, I noticed that The Saem had a couple of different sunscreens, ones that I had never seen before, namely this green sun cream. Naturally, I looked it up and found that the ingredients looked very similar to the pink one.

Because I find the pink one a bit drying in winter, I wondered whether the green version would be more moisturizing and better for winter than the pink version. I decided to try the green version out after noticing that titanium dioxide was higher up in the ingredients list than in the pink version. Mostly I just decided to try it out because I was feeling bored with the pink version of the sunscreen.

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[REVIEW] Missha Flash Up Sun SPF50+ PA++++

Missha Flash Up Sun SPF50+ PA++++ Review

Missha Flash Up Sun SPF50+ PA++++ Review:

My skin has recently been the driest it’s ever been, and luckily enough it happened just around the time that Missha launched their Flash Up Sun line. All the other sunscreens I own became too drying and matte for me, and the Flash Up Sun sunscreen was marketed as a glowy finish, so naturally I had to pick it up (and not to mention the packaging is super pretty too!)

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