Yes, TikTok made me buy the Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen. And chances are, you saw it on TikTok too and you’re here because you’re unsure about taking the plunge and trying it.
Well, I took one for the team! I’ve been using it for almost a month now. Is it as good as the skincare gurus on TikTok say? Here’s my review.
Packaging, scent, texture
The Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen comes in a plastic tube packaging. But it’s definitely not a cheap kind of plastic. I’ve tried a US-made sunscreen before that’s priced higher than this but this has better packaging, in my opinion.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I prefer tube packaging for creams because it’s super easy to use up the products in this format.
Now, in terms of scent, this one has nothing — definitely not like the usual sunscreen fragrance we grew up with.
As far as textures go, this one’s is incredible. I truly feel like those who are particular about textures will be fond of the Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen.
It’s a silky cream that, as cliche as it sounds, glides on smoothly on the skin. There’s truly no tugging, no stickiness, no uncomfortable feeling whatsoever. The last time I felt this texture was with a high-end serum.
What’s in it is the most important thing, of course! Well, aside from ingredients that shield your skin against the harmful rays of the sun (it’s a chemical sunscreen certified to contain SPF50+ PA++++), this sunscreen also contains skin-nourishing products such as rice and grain fermented extracts that are said to be rich in vitamins B, C, E, amino acids and minerals.
Here’s the full ingredients list, if you’re curious:
Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract (30%), Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Coco-caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Monascus/Rice Ferment, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol,Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Aspergillus Ferment, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate
I use the two-finger rule when applying any sunscreen I use. I also do it in layers so I don’t work with a big blob of product on my face.
As far as this particular sunscreen is concerned, application is a joy. As you may have guessed from my thoughts on its texture above, this sunscreen is nothing short of wonderful.
The Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen is truly the best sunscreen I’ve used when it comes to application and wear. The silky texture feels luxurious on the skin. It gets absorbed pretty easily too and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.
And it’s not just me who noticed it! My husband, who gets to use all the products I use (not by force, I promise), also commented on how different this feels on the skin. He particularly liked how it made his skin feel soft after application.
It leaves a teensy bit of white cast upon fresh application but it does go away once the product is fully absorbed. It also gives a glowy, glass skin-like finish. While it’s lightweight on the skin, those who are more on the oily side and don’t want the dewy finish may not appreciate the added glow.
But this is a sunscreen, of course, so I’m sure you’d like to know how it fares when it comes to protection.
My husband has used this on his bike trips and he’s never come home with prickly, burnt skin. We also used this on our beach trip to Morong, Bataan and it worked really well in protecting our skin. I reapplied every two hours and sure enough my skin was safe from the sun’s rays — no redness, no stinging, no flaking.
I have to caution against using this in places with extremely hot temperature because the texture thins out a bit. I noticed it went back to normal though as soon as we departed from the beach.
With all things considered, the Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen is truly the best sunscreen I’ve tried so far. It does go beyond the 500-peso mark price-wise — which can be a bit steep especially if you’re looking to use it daily — but the experience and effectiveness is all worth it, I promise.
Wanna try other sunscreens before committing to this? Check these out:
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Fast absorbing and lightweight
Can be too shiny for oily skin
A bit pricey for everyday use