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

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!


+ It has hydrating ceramide and 5 types of hyaluronic acid and you can layer it, giving your skin different levels of moisture during the dry winter.

+ The skin becomes dry when it encounters cold winter wind, and this sun cream has high adherence, high moisture, and the healing abilities of ceramide to protect your skin barrier and level out its moisture.

+ It has only mild ingredients, being a safe sun cream with a melting texture.


Purified Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1, 2-hexanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Pentyleneglycol, Sorbitan Olivate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceramide AP, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Fragrance, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydrogenated lecithin, Hydroxyethyl/methoxyethyl Acrylate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolyzate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Dipropylene Glycol, Yellow Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide, Sorbitan isostearate, Acetyl Glucosamine, T-butyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate

Volume: 35ml

How to use:

Use on the last step of skin care, and reapply during the day as necessary.

My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and nutrients.

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

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

To be honest I am not impressed with the design of this product at all. I mean, yes it looks like cool snow, but it also looks like a summer breeze. It’s pretty and simple but also not interesting at all and doesn’t stick to the memory.

I know their designs are usually quite simple and basically have information written on the package, but I think it’s the gradation that makes this one look more boring. Why not just use a bold cool blue, like they did in their summer sun cream? Or a really white white that would make other whites look beige?

Regardless, there is another problem: the only information in English is the one you see in the photo.

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It does say that nice note of always using sun cream though…

That’s it for the failed design, but that’s where the bad points end also.

The sun cream pack actually comes a little empty (I guess it would fit 40 to 50ml but they put only 35), which is okay since we get the amount written on the package anyway.

Being a flat squeeze bottle it is so much easier to squeeze the product out – I know, how can it be easier than any other squeeze bottle? I don’t know, it’s just very ergonomic to hold with your thumb and pointing finger and squeeze it out with no struggle. Just believe me on this one.

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

You can see here how I hold it, I never thought changing the package to a flat thing would make it so much easier.

Now, you can also see that the sun cream is beige-pink. It looks like it is a colored sun cream. But it is not, I swear! It’s completely transparent! It just absorbs into your skin and stop being colored.

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

I know I am relatively light skinned so you may not trust me on this one, but it really leaves no white cast. Because it basically absorbs into the skin, and it absorbs almost completely, leaving a comfortable feeling of moist hydration, but not too heavy. I think in dry weather even oily skins can use this, and all other skins in any weather.

It has a perfume-y scent, on that it smells like sweet perfume, but it isn’t strong or anything.

So far I thought it was just a good sun cream, but then things started changing.

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

At first I didn’t see it because my skin was all irritated because of the weather change and extra pollution, but then I healed it and I noticed.

Ah the wonders of Hyaluronic Acid! You can see, if you pay attention, that my pores relaxed in the last photo. This is not because the sun cream covers them (it doesn’t cover my black pores, for example, and if it covered pores it would cover the black ones too). It just relaxes my pores.

So the hyaluronic acid? Definite win!

Actually it doesn’t end here. I was going to post a glowing review and recommend it, but then the first snow came and I decided to test it in real winter (have been using it in the snow for one week and a half). Then the true magic happened.

Yes my skin still gets red from the cold – but that’s it. This sun cream really helps protect my skin, it just feels comfortable. And when I wash it off I don’t have to scrub hard like when I use pore covering sun creams.

This is hands down the best sun cream I have used in winter. I have used moisturizing-enough-but-not-too-much before, and even ones with cica (also win) – but all of this with the added hydration?

I will probably try to use it in summer too, since I need my hydration to stick all year round, and SPF 50 sounds very good to me at any time of the year.

So I recommend it a thousand times!

Where to buy:

eBay | Yesstyle | Cosmetic-love

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2 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Innisfree Moist UV Protection Cream Winter Barrier SPF50+ PA++++”

    • Hi

      The ingredients published in the innisfreeworld website are for Moist UV Protection “STICK” Winter Barrier not the sunscreen cream. The ingredients published on CosmePerks are correct 🙂


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