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🏜️Comparison of Highly Rated Sunscreen

Hey there, I thought it will be fun to compare a few of highly rated Korean sunscreens that I had tried this year!

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

Top of the top sunscreen! My top 1 chemical sunscreen in my list!!! - no irritation or redness observed with every use - Lightweight: 5/5, feels like a lotion - Absorption: 5/5, super fast! - Hydration: 3/5, good enough for oily skin, not enough for cold and dry environment - Cost-effectiveness: 5/5, worth every penny - Repurchase meter: 200%

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 product for free from Picky and Skin1004 in exchange for an honest review. 1. My first impression I like the pump, it is easy to use and control. The sunscreen has a cream consistency and a shea butter liked scent to it. No whitecast from testing. 2. How it feels? Easy to blend, lightweight and it has a dewy finish. The sunscreen absorbs fast into the skin yet it is not greasy or sticky. This is a chemical sunscreen, so there's no whitecast at all ( tested with darker skin tone too). Since the consistency is so fast absorbing, I tend to use more than the amount I would normally apply. It lays well underneath my primer, and didn't cause any pilling issue. When I reapply sunscreen after several hours, it still feels light on skin. 3. Suitable for? All skin type. My skin usually feels slightly irritated with chemical sunscreen, but I don't have any issue with this. 4. What's the best part? I like the pump and how light it feels on skin.

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

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

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4.8

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Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

One of the best sellers in Korea, great and amazing reviews among local Koreans! - Lightweight: 2/5, feels like a creamy lotion - Absorption: 3/5, moderate rate accompanies with greasy looking for oily skin - Hydration: 5/5, ideal for cold and dry environment - Cost-effectiveness: 4/5, they are sold in twinpack - Repurchase meter: 50% (not recommendable for oily skin)

Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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1. My first impression - I purchased two of these because of all the good reviews online. Since it is ranked first in Korea's HwaHae apps for SPF, my expectation for this product is really high. When I first tried it, I felt that it's like a very lightweight moisturizer that melts into the skin within seconds. 2. Suitable for? - All skin types, but especially dry skin. If you have oily skin and didn't like the 'dewy' or 'glow', you should skip this. For my combination skin, I can see slight dewyness throughout the day with this spf. 3. How it feels? - It feels like a lightweight lotion/moisturizer! It doesn't feel greasy or sticky. It spreads well and easy to blend in. It's great for multiple reapplications as it absorbs into the skin nicely and wouldn't pile up. 4. Whitecast? - Absolutely no whitecast. But you'll see your skin became slightly reflective (dewy), that's similar to the glow you see after applying a moisturizer. 5. What's the best part? You don't feel the sunscreen on your skin. It is absorbed immediately into the skin. Very lightweight!

Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

Round Lab
Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

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4.7

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Clean Ocean Moisture Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Sunscreen promoting environment awareness from a reputable brand! Has a weird scent to it! - Lightweight: 2/5, feels like a cream - Absorption: 3/5, moderate, not too slow - Hydration: 5/5, ideal for cold and dry environment - Cost-effectiveness: 2/5, pricy for a heavy sunscreen especially if you were to wear it to the beach - Repurchase meter: 2%

Clean Ocean Moisture Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Clean Ocean Moisture Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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How it feels? - Very moisturizing for oily skin. It left skin with the slight greasy look (some people might think it as glow/dewy). If you have extremely oily skin, you should skip this. I recommend this to dry skin. The consistency is lotion-liked which blends well into the skin. Weirdly, I didn't enjoy the scent of this product. Whitecast? - No whitecast at all, since it's a chemical sunscreen. What I like about this product? - As mentioned in their product name, it's a product for clean ocean. It doesn't contain oxybenzone and octinoxate which makes it a reef-safe product. It's perfect to use for beach vacation! - The packaging is made of biodegradable plastics.

Clean Ocean Moisture Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Beplain
Clean Ocean Moisture Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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4.7

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Ato Mild Sun Cream

The most raved about brands! This sunscreen is suitable for all ages, including infants!! - Lightweight: 3/5, feels like a creamy lotion - Absorption: 4/5, fast! - Hydration: 3/5, the hydration level felt similar to the skin1004! - Cost-effectiveness: 4/5, the largest quantity compared to all in this list - Repurchase meter: 100%, felt assured with a baby safe sunscreen😆

Ato Mild Sun Cream product review
Ato Mild Sun Cream product review
Ato Mild Sun Cream product review
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Pyunkang Yul Ato Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+, PA++++, surprisingly the spf is not mentioned in the product name. It's also labelled as 'for all ages' with a baby icon, showcasing that this product is gentle enough for babies. Looking through the ingredients, its a hybrid sunscreen containing zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and homosalate. How It Feels? - The cream reminds me of how a physical sunscreen will feel on skin. It's more solid as a cream, such that it holds its shape well. Not as spreadable as cream products, but its acceptable. However, it doesn't feel heavy on skin, easily absorbed and not sticky. No fragrance, and no irritation on skin. Whitecast? - Yes, even on my fair skin, I can see whitecast. The whitecast lasted for a bit and faded into my own skin tone after a few hours. After long hours of wear, - The sunscreen kinda melted with my sweat and oil. Whenever I wear this sunscreen, I will see white pilling of sunscreen mainly on my forehead and near the nose. What's the best part? - My skin is very sensitive to chemical sunscreens, yet this sunscreen doesn't irritate me at all! I also felt safe to apply this to my little niece and nephew, due to its kids friendly ingredients formulation. Its lightweight, and moisturizing enough for oily skin. The price is very affordable for its 75ml, 2.53oz quantity!

Ato Mild Sun Cream

Pyunkang Yul
Ato Mild Sun Cream

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4.3

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Extra UV Gel SPF50 + PA ++++

It's a famous Japanese brand that I sneaked in as it reminded me of roundlab's and beplain's sunscreen👀 - Lightweight: 3/5, feels like a creamy lotion - Absorption: 3/5, avoi - Hydration: 4/5, ideal for colder and dry environment, ideal for dry skin - Cost-effectiveness: 3/5, slightly more affordable than beplain - Repurchase meter: 1%, avoid it at full cost if you have oily skin! It made my skin looking greasy all day!

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- friction and water proof, so you don't need to worry it rubs off your face - makes skin feels moisturize for the entire day with the hyaluronic inside it - gel consistency, lightweight and transparent so it won't leave a white cast - long lasting

Extra UV Gel SPF50 + PA ++++

Allie
Extra UV Gel SPF50 + PA ++++

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4.1

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Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

The waterproof sunscreen that works on my oily skin! - Lightweight: 3/5, feels like a creamy lotion - Absorption: 3/5, moderate - Hydration: 4/5, a bit too much for oily skin yet ideal for dry skin - Cost-effectiveness: 4/5, price is great for waterproof sunscreen - Repurchase meter: 70% (will only repurchase it when I need to be in the water)

Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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Oily/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Face Republic and Picky in exchange for an honest review. 1. How it feels? It feels lightweight and hydrating on skin. It glides on skin easily, and won't pill underneath makeup. It is not sticky nor heavy, unlike other waterproof sunscreens I've tried. Layering this product is ideal for reapplication as it is lightweight. It does left skin with an obvious dewy look (reflective). The scent reminds me of pharmacy😆 2. Whitecast? No whitecast at all. 3. Suitable for? All skin types! Especially recommend this to people going to beach or swimmers as it is reef-friendly💙 4. What's the best part? I like how it is waterproof yet it is lightweight! Support the effort of producing certified Vegan and reef-safe sunscreen to protect marine life ecosystem. 5. Extra (face republic vs skin1004) Since both texture feels quite similar, I decided to compare both. Photos of comparison included.

Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

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

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4.7

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Great list! If you could make a similar one for mineral sunscreens! 😍
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