Korea has always been the frontrunner when it comes to innovation in the beauty industry. Most Asian sunscreens have a higher SPF level than other sunscreens available on the market. This is most apparent when you perceive the vast list of Korean sunscreen products that offer effective protection from sun damage without using additional oils. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out more!
Korean sunscreen for face
Take a look at the 10 best Korean sunscreen products that you should try out:
1. Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing Watery Sun Cream SPF 37 PA+++
Innisfree is an eco-friendly brand that uses natural ingredients from the island of Jeju. This sunscreen product has a lightweight texture and offers strong protection against ultraviolet rays. Blueberries have potent antioxidant attributes that guarantee healthy skin and delay the aging process by firming the skin tissue. The pH balance of your face is maintained at the optimum level due to the sub-acidic pH levels of the cream. Apply it to your face and décolletage and get sorted for the day! This sunscreen is also suitable for dry skin.
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2. Innisfree Intensive Triple Care Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
Another great product from the Innisfree brand, the Intensive Triple Care Sunscreen with an SPF value of 50 comes in an attractive yellow package that instantly reminds one of summer. This sunscreen is water and oil resistant, so you can hustle hard during the day without sparing a thought about pesky sweat. The silky-smooth texture of the cream allows you to apply it evenly on the exposed areas of your skin.
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3. Mineral sunscreen: Étude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA+++ Sunscreen
Étude is one of those unique beauty brands that constantly strives to highlight a woman’s inner beauty with its trendy and playful products that underline the essence of sweetness. This UV milk has mild, mineral-based ingredients that perfectly suit sensitive skin. It is completely devoid of the greasy feel that is characteristic of most sunscreens. The portulaca oleracea and aloe vera extracts give your skin the soft touch that every woman seeks. This sunscreen is also suitable for oily skin and acne-prone skin.
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4. IOPE UV SHIELD SUN PROTECTOR XP SPF 50+ PA++++
The scientific focus of IOPE to come up with better technologies to solve all skin concerns is this brand’s USP. This non-sticky UV Shield product is equipped with the Micro-Filler system that not only reflects UV rays away from your skin but also prevents dust from harming it. Moreover, the V.D. Booster strengthens the epidermis to ensure healthier skin.
5. Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk
Missha knows that flawless skin is not achieved overnight. Therefore, its products, such as the Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun with SPF 50, offer value at an affordable price range. Heat, sweat, and UVA/UVB rays are both vanquished through the Double Layer Polymer System of this sunscreen and the natural plant extracts prevent aging while hydrating your skin for a brighter countenance. This sunscreen is also suitable for oily skin and acne prone skin.
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6. Espoir Water Splash Sun Cream 60 ml
The “Power of Transformation” phrase inspires the philosophy of Espoir—it aims to empower women to unleash their boldness. The Espoir Water Splash Sun Cream has an SPF value of 50 and keeps your skin soft and moisturised with its refreshing and revitalising cream. The best part? You can use it both on your body and face.
7. HERA Sun Mate Daily (SPF 35/PA+++) 70 ml
In 1995, HERA was founded with the idea of catering to a “woman with allure.” Several decades later, it retains its prestigious name with the integration of modern technologies that shell out good quality products each and every day. The high molecular oil system allows the cream to soak into your skin without a sticky feel. Indoor and outdoor stress factors also get negated and the catalase ingredient stimulates the ski’s defence factor.
8. O Hui Perfect Sunblock
The O Hui brand seeks to offer premier quality products to its customers who want a quick and effective solution to sun damage. This tinted sunblock can also be used as a makeup base due to its moisturising properties. It is particularly helpful if and when your complexion becomes wheat-ish after sunburn.
9. The History of Whoo Jin Hae Yoon Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++
This is a mild and lightweight sun cream with gonginbidan that lightens your complexion and smoothens your skin tone. It acts as a barrier against sun damage and soothes irritated skin in case of sunburns. After applying this sun cream, your skin is revitalised.
10. TONYMOLY My Sunny Watery Sun Essence
TONYMOLY’s innovative beauty tradition and quality products has made it an iconic brand in South Korea. The way this brand combines stunning products with fun ideas can be perceived in My Sunny Watery Sun Essence, a powerful UV ray repellent, which also has a hydrating essence. The liquid texture leaves no sticky residue or white powder. The dual hyaluronic acid, glacial water, and vitamin complex makes your skin nourished.
In 2019, Korean beauty culture has adopted sun sticks—a convenient alternative to sun cream that you can apply to your skin’s surface directly without fear of accidental spills.
Korean sun sticks
Here are the most popular Korean sun sticks that are making waves are as follows:
1. JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Sun Stick SPF 50+
The combination of marine collagen and Gangwon-do seawater makes this sun stick one to reckon with. The moisturizing effect is intensified with hyaluronic acid, which in turn reduces the occurrence of wrinkles and whitens your complexion.
2. A.H.C [AHC] Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick
This portable product controls and regulates sebum secretion from your skin with a soft finish. It can be used for both your body and face. It is equally effective during the summer and winter months and protects your skin from sun damage even after heavy exercise. This sunstick is also suitable for sensitive skin.
3. LANEIGE Air Light Sun Stick
When you bring together xylitol (with its moisture properties) and rosehip oil (with its rejuvenating power), you get a sun stick that protects you against harsh sun rays in the driest of environments. The diagonal shape is useful, as the asymmetrical stick can be used to cover up the areas of your face that are difficult to reach.
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