We can't say it enough: wear sunscreen, even if you're just indoors! Yes, even if you're just working from home, in front of a computer like the rest of us. So here's another article of some of our favorite sunscreens, K-beauty brands edition.
Koreans are widely known for their glass skin and luminous glow, which is the result of an extensive skincare routine, daily sunblock included. Sunscreens from Korean brands different, as they use a special system called Persistent Pigment Darkening, apart from the usual SPF system. A lot of K-beauty sunblocks also double as skin-perfecting bases, a.k.a moisturizer and primer, which is why you should totally check them out.
If you’re looking for sunscreens from Korean brands for your next online haul, here’s a list to guide you:
1. Make P:rem UV Defense Me Moisture Sun Cream
This sunscreen will not only protect your skin from harmful UV rays—it's also ultra-hydrating, but still lightweight. It's also paraben-, scent-, and sulfate-free, so you can be sure that it won't irritate your skin.
Make P:rem UV Defense Me. Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50 PA++++, P1,380, BeautyMNL
2. A'pieu Pure Block Natural Daily Sun Cream SPF45/PA
Lightweight yet powerful, this all-natural sun cream gives your skin that radiant shine, sans the oily look and residue. We’re sold.
A'pieu Pure Block Natural Daily Sun Cream SPF45/PA, P725, Lazada
3. innisfree Intensive Long Lasting Sunscreen
Infused with centella asiatica extract, this sunscreen is perfect for those even with the oiliest skin type. It's guaranteed to stay on your skin the whole day, so you don't have to worry about your protection wearing off.
innisfree Intensive Long Lasting Sunscreen, P950, Lazada
4. Dear Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++
For those with sensitive skin, this is the right fit for you. And if you’re planning to put on makeup right after, choose this sun protector that leaves no greasy trace, and only a matte finish.
Dear Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++, P1,200, BeautyMNL
5. Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++
There’s no surprise why this is always a part of various lists of must-buy Korean sunscreens. Powered by a mineral-based formula that soothes the skin, this cult fave is sure to be your next fave.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++, P440, Althea Korea
6. COSRX Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF 50+ PA++++
This sunblock doesn’t only protect your skin, it’s also antibacterial! Treat skin redness and irritation with this staple, and be amazed by its fast healing process.
COSRX Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF 50+/PA, P800, Shopee
7. Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF50/PA+++
This broad spectrum sunscreen—meaning it can protect you from BOTH UVA and UVB rays—might just be your new favorite. It's lightweight and soothing on the skin, making it the perfect base for your makeup!
Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF50/PA+++, P890, Althea Korea
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