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🌞 Best Korean Sunscreens of 2023

Not sure which sunscreen to pick? We've made a curation list with the best of the best K-beauty brands from 2023! Check these Korean Sunscreen essentials and let us know which one is your favorite.

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

Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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vinci


Oily/Resilient

🌾 A creamy organic sunscreen containing 30% rice extract and grain fermented extracts that provide moisture and nourishment to the skin as the brand claims. SPF- and PA-tested. 📦 Packaging. In a screw cap tube similar to most toothpaste packaging. Easily dispensed. Note: Packaging could get smeary with residue of the product in hands as you replace the cap. 🧴 Key Ingredients & Benefits. Rice & grain fermented extracts that are rich in vitamins B, C, E, amino acids, and minerals to help moisturize dry skin. 💧Form & Fragrance. White cream with moderate consistency, without fragrance but with a mild scent. (Tested in a tropical, hot, humid region) 🙋🏽 Experience. Many have this as their HG. First tried this when I asked for some from my sibling who truly likes and repurchases this product. My initial impression was that since it has rice ingredient in it, it would feel or leave a powdery effect because that’s how rice grains are to touch. With actual use, this is rather the opposite, it’s moist. Does not leave white cast, does not clump, does not sting the eyes, isn’t sweatproof or waterproof, a moisturizing sunscreen. 💲 Price. ₱598 ($10.80~) per 50mL tube in Lazada PH. Buy during double day or pay day sales for discounted price or rebates. (Not a sponsored post. Bought it from my personal pocket.)

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

BEAUTY OF JOSEON
Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++

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Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
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glowandsunshine


Dry/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Picky and Benton in exchange for my honest review. The sunscreen comes in a pretty mint-green 50ml tube. The box is made from 100% sugar cane paper and printed with soy ink ♡ The product itself is also mint-colored and has got a strong rosemary scent to it; it needs some getting used to but it was okay for me personally. It has a lightweight texture and goes on very smoothly. I didn't need to rub it in as hard as others I had used so far and reapplication is easy too! Didn't leave a whitecast and also wasn't sticky on my skin ✨️ Leaves a very glowy finish that I love on my dry skin! Might be too much for oily skin types Check out my reel I made for this sunscreen on IG if you want 🤭 https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cdake17onuA/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Update: I am on my third tube <3

Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

BENTON
Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

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All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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noelka


Oily/Sensitive

New from @klairs.global sunscreen with 4 new stable chemical filters 🔥 does not need renewal in city conditions! 📍I love these new filters because I often wear make-up and don't want to renew it, plus for normal/combination/oily skin it replaces the cream, you don't need to apply another layer underneath. 📍 does not leave white marks, is not sticky, moisturizes well and serves as a makeup base 📍does not leave an oily shine on the face, only a light natural shine 📍light texture and easy to spread 📍 a good option from the brand, if you are not familiar with them, then this is Korea 🤗 it is they who, in my opinion, make the most comfortable SPF creams (not only theirs, but the topic is not about that now). As part of : 🌱Niacinamide - improves skin color, stimulates the synthesis of ceramides, strengthens the protective functions of the stratum corneum and lightens pigmentation. 🌱Aloe extract - has a moisturizing, softening, healing and anti-inflammatory effect. 🌱 Barberry root extract - has pronounced antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, improves skin quality and has an anti-inflammatory effect. 🌱 Panthenol - soothes and moisturizes the surface of the epidermis, has a softening effect. 🌱 Allantoin heals, stimulates recovery and regeneration, soothes, relieves redness and itching, reduces reactivity. 🌱Adenosine is one of the most frequently used components in the fight against age-related changes. Tightens, smooths wrinkles, accelerates metabolism and slows down age-related changes. 📍Suitable for all skin types. 📍cream-gel does not contain ethanol, silicone, steroids, artificial dyes, flavors and components of animal origin

All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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Skincarejohnkie


Oily/Resilient

🌻 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙩𝙤𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩: -Very lightweight and absorbs easily by the skin! Doesn’t make my skin look greasy💛 -Ingredients are very straightforward -Comes in squeeze-form so you can easily control the amount -Does not have a white cast!

Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Face Republic
Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

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Onion Newpair Suncreen SPF40 PA+++

Onion Newpair Suncreen SPF40 PA+++ product review
Onion Newpair Suncreen SPF40 PA+++ product review
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skinsupportco


Oily/Resilient

Rating 4 stars out of 5 I really wish I could rate this spf higher but I can’t in good conscience. My experience with the Onion Newpair SPF 40 PA+++ sunscreen by Isntree and Casandra Bankson has both positive and negative aspects to consider. Let's start with the positives - there's a lot to love about this sunscreen. The texture is simply amazing, offering a smooth and pleasant application that leaves my skin feeling soft and pampered. Not to mention, it works wonders in minimising the appearance of my pores, giving my complexion a refined and polished look. The added benefit of SPF 40 PA+++ provides much-needed sun protection, which is always a top priority in my skincare routine. However, there's one major drawback that I cannot overlook – the stinging sensation it causes in my eyes. Traditional chemical sunscreens like this formula has tend to be a culprit of this. It's a real bummer and made me hesitant to continue using it. To work around this issue, I've had to be extra cautious and avoid applying the sunscreen anywhere near my sensitive eye area. Instead, I opt for a non-irritating sunscreen specifically designed for the eye region. Now, here's the interesting part. Despite the eye irritation problem, I find myself still considering repurchasing this sunscreen. Why, you ask? Well, the truth is that the benefits it brings to the table outweigh the cons, at least for me. The fantastic texture and pore-minimising effects are simply too good to pass up. So, even though I'd normally write off a product with this level of eye irritation, the sheer performance of this sunscreen has me willing to make an exception. That being said, I must admit that if it weren't for its pore-blurring prowess, I wouldn't rate it as highly. The pore-minimizing action is a game-changer for my skin, and it gives the product a unique edge that sets it apart from others in the market. It will not completely eradicate your pores, but does soften their appearance which is a really nice feature in my eyes In conclusion, the Onion Newpair SPF 40 PA+++ sunscreen presents a compelling case with its luxurious texture and pore-minimising abilities. The unfortunate eye stinging issue has been a challenge, but by adjusting my application technique and using a separate eye-friendly sunscreen, I'm able to navigate around it. It may not be a perfect sunscreen, but for me, the benefits make it worth considering for future use. ✨pr/gifted for isntree with no obligation to post✨

Onion Newpair Suncreen SPF40 PA+++

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Onion Newpair Suncreen SPF40 PA+++

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Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ product review
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skincaretuning


Oily/Sensitive

I was so excited about this sunscreen. One of the best sunscreen I ever tried! And the packaging so Eco friendly. My first impression was, It is lightweight with no white cast and doesn’t sting my eyes. It goes very well with other skin care products without pilling issues! I have combination skin, but it feels amazing on the skin.It’s great for reapplication. It sits beautifully under my makeup.

Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

PURITO
Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

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

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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SacredV


Dry/Resilient

I received this product from @go.picky & @skin1004_korea for my honest review.  SKIN1004 - Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 PA++++ - 50ml is a Hyaluronic Acid & Madagascar Centella Asiatica combo spf. The texture is very lightweight & somewhat watery💧. Extremely easy to blend with no white cast, no greasy aftermath, & a dewy supple finish. The super star 🌟 duo, hyal-cica provides ample mositure along with calming & soothing effects. This combo combined with the serums other properties including 7 types of sprout extracts like root & cocoa. Also, niacinamide & adenosine which all together leaves the skin bright, bouncy, tight, protected, & of course hydrated. No harmful ingredients included which supports our ecosystem & reefs. A huge 🥰 in my book! It has a slight fresh scent but this dissaptes almost immediately. Great for sensitive skin & does not sting the eyes. This spf does wonders ✨️ from protecting & supporting our skin to protecting & supporting our environment. This is a big COOL 😎 for me & a new addition to my top 5 spfs! Worth the try for sure!!!

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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Oily/Resilient

Nice one
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Ah my favorite is missing! The orange Jumiso one (forgetting the name right now 😅)
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