The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review:
While I don’t have sensitive skin (well not majorly so) I still prefer to find a sunscreen that is mild and soothing and suitable for sensitive skin because my eyes tend to be very sensitive and very easily irritated. This means I generally go for sunscreens with physical filters because I can apply them close to my eyes without irritating them (or having them run into my eyes later in the day). It’s honestly quite hard to find a sunscreen without chemical filters that is SPF50, which is why when I saw The Saem was releasing one that was SPF50 and only contained physical filters I had to try it.
I’ve also read that people who have rosacea should use physical filters, which is also why I prefer to find a sunscreen with them. My rosacea is quite mild, but I think it is important not to aggravate my skin, and so this sunscreen looked quite promising. I also liked the simple design of the tube, and the fact that the sunscreen is meant to be soothing and calming.
1. Mild Calming Sun Cream:
100% UV protecting formula and pink Calamine powder sooth and care for the skin while protecting the skin from UV at the same time.
2. Protect from impurities in the city:
Purifying tree moringa ingredient protect the skin from environmental contaminants and keeps skin in a clear and healthy condition.
3. Stress care from UV:
Natural plant power complex, containing ingredients of 4 types of plants, moisturize and sooth the skin from stress caused by UV.
Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Calamine, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Chamomile Floral Water, Rose Damascena Floral Water, Ethanol, Glycerin, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Fireweed Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Madecossoside, CarambolaFruit Extract, Chamomile Extract, Drumstick Tree Extract, Tocopherol, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
How to use:
1. After finishing your basic skin care routine, spread an appropriate amount over your face
2. Making sure to pat (not rub) it in lightly
3. Leave it to set for 5~10 minutes
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea.
The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review:
This was the second The Saem product I tried, and well I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I got it, but I’ll admit that I did have high hopes for this sunscreen.
I’ve tried a number of different sunscreens, many that smelt so bad I could barely use them. Or ones that pilled terribly, or others that somehow made my insanely dry skin greasy and oily.
So, because many sunscreens had been disappointing and failures I was both hopeful but also not expecting much from this one. Since I had already found one amazing sunscreen, I thought my chances to find a second great one to be impossible.
The sunscreen itself is a reasonably thick cream, it’s an off-white colour with a slight hint of pink to it. I was a bit concerned it would be very pink, thankfully it isn’t, and the slight pink tone works very well with pink toned skin (which mine is).
In the swatches you can see that it actually looks white compared to my skin! It spreads quite easily too, and one of the things I especially like is that it dries quite quickly. I’m not sure if you can see in the pictures – where the sunscreen ends and where my normal skin is?
I feel like there is a white cast after you apply the sunscreen, but once it’s dried the white cast isn’t obvious (at least not on me) in natural lighting.
I get up for work very early, and spending too much time waiting for a sunscreen to dry is something that quickly puts me off a sunscreen. I don’t want to get up even earlier just to wait for my sunscreen to set, and I found that this one sets quite quickly.
I tend to apply it to my face and then I go and get my breakfast ready, and after ten minutes it’s dry. It has a matte finish, but doesn’t feel overly drying to me, instead my skin feels moisturized and okay with this sunscreen on. It’s also not sticky and light enough for me to forget I’ve even got it on.
Some people say it smells bad, maybe it does but until now I’ve not noticed a scent or been bothered by it. But this is a personal thing – some sunscreens that people rave about and say smells wonderful, when I tried it the smell was so off putting that I couldn’t use it.
So, I think smells are something that we individually notice, and it’s pointless to simply say it smells wonderful. The scent for me isn’t that strong, and it doesn’t bother me at all during the day. But I have heard that some people are bothered by the scent, so if you are sensitive to smells you might not enjoy this sunscreen.
I’ve been using this sunscreen since the start of the year, I’ve used countless tubes of it. And it’s quite easily become a staple of mine, to the point where I don’t wish to find or try other sunscreens out.
One of the claims is that it is calming and soothing, and I’ve found that it is quite calming and soothing for my skin. Recently I tested an AHA cream at night, only to wake up to red, irritated skin in the morning.
My skin reddens easily and such irritations usually take several days to calm down for me. However, at night when I washed my face, the rash was gone and my skin looked perfectly normal. I can’t say that it was completely this sun screen which calmed my skin down, but it certainly helped in soothing my skin.
What I also notice is that often when I apply chemical sunscreens to my neck or body, my skin feels almost hot and bothered by the sunscreen. Which is another reason I prefer physical ones, and this one has never given my neck or face a feeling of irritation or heat.
I can also use it around my eyes, which I think is very important. Our eyelids can be sunburnt or sun damaged too, which is why it is important to have a sunscreen that you can apply to your entire eye.
This sunscreen has never once run into my eyes or irritated them. Since my skin is very dry, I’ve found that this sunscreen luckily isn’t too drying despite the physical filters and is instead slightly moisturizing.
This sunscreen is very mild and soothing and it has quickly became a holy grail sunscreen for me. I find it very easy to use, very calming to my skin and it also protects my skin well. So, yes, I will repurchase this sunscreen for a very very long time.
It also works well with make-up and has a smooth matte finish. I think it may be too moisturizing for people with oily skin especially in summer. But for normal and dry skin it should be okay in both winter and summer.
Also, because it is a physical sunscreen, there is the issue of white cast (slightly pink cast?) and what I’ve noticed is that if you apply several layers your skin can look a little pinker than usual.
While I do like this sunscreen, it can be obvious if you aren’t wearing make up over it. Because of the rosacea I generally wear a light layer of bb cream so it doesn’t bother me. But it could be an issue for someone else, unless you are very pale.
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