Will Seoul White Korea Sunscreen be your new daily shield against the sun’s harmful rays?
I had the same question when I first picked it up. I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and I have solid thoughts about it now. Here’s my review.
Packaging, scent, texture
The Seoul White Korea Sunscreen comes in an opaque white squeeze tube that’s similar to most other sunscreens’ packaging. It has a no-frills look, though it does have a bright pink cap that’s quite easy to spot on your vanity or bag.
The sunscreen itself is white in color and has a cream texture that doesn’t feel heavy or icky on the skin. It doesn’t have the distinct sunblock smell, which those with sensitive skin would appreciate.
Seoul White Korea Sunscreen Ingredients
If you’re curious about what’s in the Seoul White Korea Sunscreen and if there are ingredients that you may have sensitivities to, here’s the list.
Water, Dibutyl Adipate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-15, Silica, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ceramide NP, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract
I use the two-finger method for all the sunscreen I use. That’s enough to cover my entire face, ears and neck.
The tube packaging and the spout makes it easy to dispense the product and put just the right amount on my fingers. As far as the texture goes, it really is like a cream moisturizer. Just make sure you don’t keep it somewhere too hot or else the consistency will change (and the efficacy will too).
It feels like a moisturizer when you put it on, not heavy at all. It does leave a white cast at first but you just need to make sure it’s thoroughly blended and absorbed into the skin to make the cast disappear.
The Seoul White Korean Sunscreen also dries down to a nice moisturized finish – no heaviness or stickiness whatsoever.
There’s also no stinging or any other unpleasant sensations – it really is just like a moisturizer.
That’s great and all, of course, but you also want to know if the Seoul White Korea Sunscreen does what it promises to. Does it truly protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun?
My family and I took this to a recent beach trip and it’s made me conclude that this is better as an everyday sunscreen than one for the beach or swimming. And, to be fair, nobody should expect it to because it’s not really a water-resistant product. As far as everyday bouts with the sun, though, this works pretty swell.
Add the brightening benefits courtesy of the niacinamide and white strawberry extract in its formula and you have a reliable and skin-nourishing sunscreen at an accessible price point. (If you’re curious about the brightening aspect, it comes from it being a sunscreen! A sunscreen is the best brightening and anti-aging product there is.)
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.