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2023 Empties: Sunscreens

Here are the Sunscreen products that I used up in the 2nd half of 2023. This doesn’t include the Sunscreens I emptied in Jan-Jun 2023, but I will still mention them: Jan) AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick Feb) Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk #1 Mar) Neogen Day-Light Protection Sunscreen Apr) The Lab by Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid Sun Essence May) Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing sun cream Normally I use up one sunscreen every month, but I also received several different sunscreen products in giveaways, so I have at least 10 open ones that I need to use up. I was able to finish some of those during the year.

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

One of my favorite sunscreens! I saw this at Olive Young when in Korean and bought several for gifts.

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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I received this sunscreen for free from Skin1004 and Picky in exchange for my honest review. The Water-fit Sun Serum is formulated with special hyalu-cica complex to soothe & moisturize & extracts of arugula, green tea & broccoli improves skin condition while providing sun protection. 4 Sunscreen Filters: ☀️ Uvinul A+ ☀️ Uvinul T150 ☀️ Tinosorb M ☀️ Uvasorb HEB Key Ingredients: ▪️ Niacinamide ▪️ Centella Asiatica ▪️ Hyaluronic Acid (3kinds) ▪️ Adenosine ▪️ Tocopherol Packaging/Texture: White 50ml tube with light blue pump. Sunscreen is white in color with a light creamy lotion consistency. No fragrance My Experience: This is a hybrid sunscreen that includes some nice ingredients that provides hydration and sun protection. I prefer sunscreens with the newer filters not available in the US as i find they work better on my skin without a heavy feel. This is super lightweight and spreads easily, absorbing into skin quickly without a greasy finish. There is no white cast on my skin & it isn’t sticky either. I find that it gives a dewy, slightly glowy appearance on my skin. It is easy to reapply and layers well with other products. I did not experience any burning around my eye area either. I would definitely repurchase as it is great for everyday use. However it is not water ir sweat resistant so keep that in mind if you do strenuous outdoor activities.

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

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Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Mine was in the old packaging but still looks and applies just the same. Another favorite sunscreen!

Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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I received this sunscreen for free as part of a Tiktok challenge through StyleKorean for free in exchange for my honest review. This Sun Gel contains 6 sunscreen filters: ☀️Octusalate ☀️Homosalate ☀️Tinosorb S ☀️Tinssorb M ☀️ Parsol SLX ☀️ Uvinul A+ Other Key Ingredients: 🔸Niacinamide 🔸Maritime Pine Bark Extract 🔸Ceramide NP 🔸Centella Asiatica 🔸Purslane extract 🔸Heartleaf extract 🔸Fig Fruit extract 🔸8 different forms of Hyaluronic Acid This product has a lightweight gel-lotion consistency that is very hydrating, with no added fragrance. It glides easily onto the skin and absorbs into skin quickly, without any stickiness or greasy feel. It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin either. The finish is very dewy, so I think this is best for normal to dry skin folks. I like how I can skip using moisturizer in warmer months when using this sunscreen. There is absolutely no white cast and it provides long lasting moisture. I love how it doesn’t sting eyes, doesn’t pill when using with other products, and very easy to reapply. I’ve used this one before (in old packaging) when it first came out & remember how much I love it! Was happy to get a new one!

Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

ISNTREE
Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

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UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++

I used up 2 of these this year. It was renewed in 2023 with slightly different packaging but unsure if formulation had changed. I love the texture of this and how well it works with other products.

UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
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I really like this Japanese sunscreen although the bottle is only 40ml in size. I got this in Japan as it was super cheap, but I have seen it on YesStyle before. It provides SPF50+ PA++++ protection and is a hybrid sunscreen with 3 sunscreen filters: ☀️ Zinc Oxide ☀️ Octinoxate ☀️ Uvinul A Plus Other ingredients include Glycerin, 2 types of Hyaluronic Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Arginine. Unlike other Japanese sunscreens, this one has no alcohol. This is a sunscreen emulsion, meaning it has a more watery texture than some other sunscreens. Before applying, you need to shake well, or you will have a watery mess. There is a little ball inside the bottle to mix the Sunscreen. I usually shake for about 30 seconds before I start applying to my skin. It has a milky, runny texture, that initially seems a little bit greasy, but as it dries down it leaves a satin finish. I can feel a very thin film on my skin, but I think it is like that due to the sweat resistant properties. You definitely need to double cleanse to ensure that you remove it completely. Although it contains zinc oxide, it surprisingly doesn’t have any white cast on the skin. I like using this as a primer because it doesn’t pill and works well with other products. This sunscreen works well for me, as it is water and sweat resistant, great for humid summer weather. I purchased the 2023 version last year when visiting Japan as it was less than $7.

UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++

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UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++

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Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

I liked this sunscreen quite a bit. Great texture and didn’t burn my eyes.

Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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I received this sunscreen for free from StyleKorean in a Tiktok Sunscreens Challenge giveaway, where I received 6 different sunscreens to try in exchange for my honest review. Nineless is a Korean haircare brand, known for incorporating “9 less bad things and 9 more good things” in their hair products. This sunscreen is their 1st skincare product and is formulated for sensitive skin. It is Vegan certified and fragrance free. ☀️ Sunscreen Filters☀️: ☀️ Uvinul T150 ☀️ Uvinul A+ ☀️ Tinosorb S Key Ingredients: 🔸 Niacinamide 🔸 Ivy leaf extract 🔸 Adenosine 🔸 Apple extract 🔸 Centella Asiatica (Cica) 🔸 Noni extract 🔸 Hyaluronic Acid 🔸 Tocopherol (Vit E) 🔸 Vitamin Tree (Sea Buckthorn) 🔸 Triple Ceramide Packaging/Texture: 50ml white tube, comes sealed. Sun cream is white with a thicker, creamy texture, with no fragrance. My Experience: I generally prefer using sunscreens with more of a lotion texture, but I enjoy using this one while the weather is colder. It feels very soothing and moisturizing after applying. Despite being a thicker consistency, it is easy to apply and absorbs quickly without any greasy or sticky feel. There is no white cast and it leaves my skin with a natural dewy finish. It works well with other products without pilling and doesn’t sting my eye area. I don’t know of any other sunscreen using Noni extract (good for sunburn) which along with Cica helps soothe & repair skin. Those with oily or combination skin could use this as both a moisturizer and sunscreen, since the Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramides hold in moisture. I think it is great for dry skin and I’d definitely repurchase.

Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

NINELESS
Essentials UV Shield Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

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Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++

This is an inexpensive mineral sunscreen. I tried both the old and reformulated version and prefer the original. This is one of the few mineral sunscreens that I liked, as white cast wasn’t too bad. But I prefer chemical or hybrid ones.

Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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This is a 100% mineral sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection. It claims to be safe for sensitive skin and provides long lasting sun protection without leaving a white cast. Key Ingredients: ☀️ Zinc Oxide (UVA+UVB) ☀️ Titanium Oxide (UVB) ☀️ Centella Asiatica ☀️ Aloe Leaf ☀️ Purslane ☀️ Sunflower seed oil ☀️ Prickly pear ☀️Acerola fruit I generally prefer to use a chemical or hybrid sunscreen, but this is my favorite mineral sunscreen, especially in summer months when it gets hot and humid. I like how it has a lightweight, fluid milky texture and glides on easily with no sticky residue. You need to shake it before use or it is a little runny. It has a nice scent (a little fruity due to added fragrance) that fades after applying. There is a slight initial white cast on my skin (I have light skin) but it fades quickly after blending in. It leaves a nice matte finish that makes my skin look smooth and I experienced no pilling when applying makeup after. On my skin I find it is water-resistant but not sweat proof.

Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++

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Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA++++

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Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

I like this sunstick quite a lot and carried it around for reapplication during the summer. However I do prefer the new Airy sunstick version. But I would recommend!

Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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I had the opportunity to purchase 3 items thru StyleKorean’s “Ready Set Glow” promotion, where you can select 3 full-sized products for $9.99. I was excited to try this sunstick, as I’ve seen so many great reviews and thr price was right to purchase. This sunscreen stick contains 5 sunscreen filters, aloe vera, green tea and Ceramide NP and provides SPF50+ PA ++++ protection. It effortlessly glides onto skin without being sticky. Sunscreen Filters: ☀️ Octinoxate ☀️ Octisalate ☀️ Uvinul A Plus ☀️ Tinosorb B ☀️ Octocrylene Key Ingredients: 🔸 Green Tea 🔸 Centella Asiatica 🔸 Aloe Vera 🔸 Cucumber extract 🔸 Glycerin 🔸 Ceramide NP Packaging/Texture: 22g dark plastic crescent shaped tube. Has twist up button at bottom. Sunscreen looks yellow in tube, but goes on clear. Has slight sunscreen smell but not really noticeable. My Experience: I apply a full amount of sunscreen every morning so I only use sunsticks for reapplication during the day. I lightly drag this sunscreen across my face to apply. It goes on clear without any white cast. I really like the curved shape, making it easy to apply around the eye and nose contours. I only use this stick on my face, but it can be used for applying to the body too. After applying, my skin has a slightly dewy but satin finish. It doesn’t smudge my makeup either, provided I gently drag across my face. Oily skin or those living in very humid climates may experience a more glowing or oily finish, but it is a great sunscreen for dry skin. I like how hydrating and moisturizing my skin feels, but it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. This is one of the best sunsticks I’ve tried in a while and I would definitely repurchase.

Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

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Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

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Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

I liked the texture and finish of this sunscreen. I found it soothing and it didn’t leave any white cast. But it does contain Alcohol and Lavender Oil, so while I didn’t have any issues, these ingredients might not be good for sensitive skin.

Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++  product review
Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++  product review
Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++  product review
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I received this sun cream for free through a StyleKorean Try Me Review Me giveaway. This sunscreen has 5 chemical sunscreen filters: 🔸Mexoryl SX 🔸Uvinul T150 🔸Parsol SLX 🔸Uvinul A+ 🔸Tinosorb S This product has a soft creamy serum-like texture that absorbs quickly. It is very calming & soothing with a glowing finish & no white cast. It does contain Alcohol, Lavender Oil & only 970ppm Centella Asiatica which I thought was interesting since the brand focuses on Centella in the product name, but it is towards the bottom of the ingredient list. It has a distinctive lavender scent from the Lavender EO as well as added fragrance. I personally don’t mind alcohol in sunscreens for texture reasons, plus it doesn’t irritate my skin, but it might be irritating if you have sensitive skin. This felt nice without burning or stinging, and I like how it has some great filters for UVA/UVB protection, but there are other sunscreens that I like better so I probably wouldn’t purchase.

Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

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Centella Asiatica Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

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Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++

Another one of my favorite sunscreens! Very hydrating, no white cast and doesn’t burn my eyes! I also saw this in Olive Young in September when in Korea and I saw several shoppers with tubes in their baskets to purchase.

Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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This is an organic sunscreen enriched with 30% rice extract & grain derived probiotics that deeply hydrates and nourishes skin without a white cast. UV Filters: ☀️Uvinul A Plus: high UVA protection (chemical) ☀️Uvinul T 150: provides UVB protection (chemical) ☀️Tinosorb M: broad spectrum coverage (hybrid) ☀️Uvasorb HEB: Offers UVB and UVA II range coverage (chemical) Other Key Ingredients: ☀️Niaciniamide ☀️Glycerin ☀️Adenosine ☀️Tocopherol ☀️Rice extract ☀️Grain probiotics complex with grain fermenting lysate ingredients Packaging/Texture: ☀️50ml tube with white cap, comes sealed ☀️Creamy white texture, no scent ☀️Retails for $18 My Review: I prefer Asian sunscreens as they use newer UV filters that are not approved in the US. The BOJ sunscreen contains 4 of these filters and I have seen several Influencers rave about it all over Instagram. I personally have been using this sunscreen daily for the past 2 weeks. It has a light creamy texture & melts into the skin like a lotion as it dries down. I do not notice a white cast on my skin, but I’m pretty light so darker skin tones may notice one. My skin feels soft and hydrated after applying with no greasy feel. However, my skin leans dry so I use a moisturizer before applying this sunscreen. But if you have oily or combination skin, you may be able to skip moisturizer, especially in the summer months. My skin looks slightly dewy with sort of a semi-matte finish. I did not experience any irritation or burning around my eyes, but my experience may be different than others. I like how there is no noticeable scent – most of the other sunscreens I’ve used have either a medicine or citrus fragrance. It does contain alcohol for that elegant texture found in other Asian sunscreens, so be aware. So far I like this sunscreen but my only complaint is how fast I am going through the tube 😊. Like other Korean sunscreens, it is 50ml but seems smaller. I will continue using before deciding if I would repurchase as I do have other sunscreens I prefer.

Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++

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Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++

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Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50

I’ve heard so many good things about this sunscreen, but it is quite expensive. I purchased this one from YesStyle before traveling to Japan to see how I liked it. I did like how it felt on the skin, and the fact that it has very high protection. But I decided not to purchase it while in Japan because it was just as expensive there too.

Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50 product review
Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50 product review
Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50 product review
Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50 product review
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I got this in the mini 20ml size to try as it was quite expensive, even in Japan (I think it was equivalent of $30 for 50ml) and has a protection level of SPF50+ PA++++. It is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. I believe this was an older version as Japanese sunscreens tend to be renewed every couple of years. I believe the latest version no longer contains Octinoxate. I’m not sure if mine is the 2020 or 2021 version, but I got this on YesStyle so don’t know. Depending on the version, it contains following sunscreen filters (according to Ratzillacosme.com the BEST source for Japanese sunscreen information) ☀️ Zinc Oxide ☀️ Octinoxate ☀️ Octocrylene ☀️ Octyl Salicylate ☀️ Uvinul A Plus ☀️ Titanium Dioxide ☀️ Parsol SLX ☀️ Tinosorb S It also contains collagen, glycerin, Hyaluronic acid, green tea, tocopherol, plus alcohol and added fragrance. This is a Sun milk that has a watery consistency best for dry skin. It has a ball inside the bottle to mix the product prior to applying to the face (or body). It is a white milky Sun milk with a fruity floral scent. I can feel a slightly oily film on the skin as it dries down, leaving a powdery finish on the skin. I did notice a slight white cast, but that faded quickly. This stuff doesn’t budge in hot weather against sweat or in water, so great for outdoors. I’m glad I was able to try this, but there are other less expensive alternatives. Did not burn my eyes or irritate my skin.

Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50

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Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk SPF50

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I love Skin1004 so much!!
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Love this brand and products
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Love this sunscreen
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Great List! 💙
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