[goodal] Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream Review

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I bought and used this goodal Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream quite a long time ago (over a year ago). I also wrote a review of it but back then I was posting on a different blog and never actually shared the review here. In all honesty, I was waiting until I could use this sunscreen again and update the review to make it more detailed. And I even found the sun cream being sold again at one of my favourite shops (it was discontinued for some time and reappeared relatively recently) at a decent price. But somehow, at the time when I noticed it being sold again I couldn’t place an order. I came back to the website a few days later only to see it’s been sold out. But because I still wanted to share the review with you, guys, I thought I’d post the old review here and update it when I finally get a chance to try the sunscreen again. ❤ Which I’m hoping to be soon.

 

Ingredients and Texture

I will start straight away with ingredients and texture because I didn’t save the packaging and don’t really know what the sun cream’s claims are (so sorry about that!).

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mineral Water, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Soluble Collagen, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Oxygen, Methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Octyldodecanol, Butylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol

 

Okay, then jumping straight to the ingredients list, what is really noticeable is how many botanical extracts and other active ingredients this goodal sun cream has! It’s not just a lot for a cream but a lot for a sunscreen in particular. Even though I used this sun cream over three years ago, I still haven’t come across a sunscreen that has such a high SPF/PA and such a long list of plant extracts plus things like collagen, Aloe Vera Juice, oils and a probiotic (all those ingredients are in bold green colour above).

The goodal Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream doesn’t have many moisturizing ingredients- just Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate (in bold navy) but it’s not drying at all (more about that below).

On the less happy side, the sun cream has three relatively unsafe ingredients which I put in bold yellow as they also have a yellow rating on CosDna, and three of them (put in red) might cause acne. It also contains Fragrance and Phenoxyethanol and I know some people don’t like those so I thought I’d point them out as well.

 

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The sunscreen is all over my face except for the right (your right) cheek. You can see a clear difference in colour between areas where I applied the sunscreen and the right cheek. The contrast is especially noticeable around my mouth and on my chin.

 

The sunscreen itself is white and easy to spread. It has a subtle scent which isn’t irritating. As the sunscreen is white and many physical sunscreens don’t want to blend in well, I was expecting visible white streaks after spreading it onto my face. However, although it did make my face whiter (or paler if you wish; you can see in the picture above, excuse my ugly face), there were no white streaks as was the case in most physical sunscreens I’ve tried to date.

 

My thoughts

 

Let me break my thoughts down into pros and cons of this sun cream:

 

Pros:

* It didn’t irritate my skin which is a big big plus. The ingredients list is truly amazing although there are a few ingredients that might cause acne (more about that in cons below). And the UV protection is guaranteed by the physical filters- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide- that are much less skin irritating than chemical filters.

* Have I mentioned how amazing the ingredients list is? Not only it has a lot of skin-friendly plant extracts- Mistletoe Extract, Licorice, Opuntia and so on, but also contains a probiotic which balances the skin’s pH, Sodium Hyaluronate, collagen, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment (in case you wondered what it is, it’s a microorganism from the depths of the ocean, rich in amino acids, enzymes and peptides) and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice that soothes the skin. It’s a really impressive ingredients list for a sunscreen, wouldn’t you agree?

* It provides a broad, high and long protection- high because it’s SPF 50+ PA +++ and long and broad because it’s a physical sunscreen and lasts longer than chemical ones. Plus, it doesn’t make your face shiny that fast.

* As I already mentioned, it did blend in well leaving no white streaks.

* It didn’t dry out my skin. Many physical sunscreens I’ve used tended to make my face feel like a piece of paper after application due to the fact that they contained Zinc Oxide which is an astringent, meaning it dries up the skin (which is not too good for my skin as it’s naturally dry). That’s why I would always put a thick layer of a moisturizer before applying a sunscreen to minimize that drying effect. But with this goodal sun cream I didn’t have to put a drop of any moisturizer before application. And that’s something I value because in the morning I’m usually in a hurry and don’t have time to wait till the moisturizer absorbs into the skin.

 

Cons:

* It was expensive, at least when I bought it some time ago. In comparison to the sunscreens I normally buy this one was far the most expensive. I purchased it for about $20 from RoseRose Shop. I suppose you can actually buy it cheaper on eBay, but I’d be very careful as you never know if you can trust that the seller sells genuine products. It always seems fishy to me when I find something really cheap. I would never be able to tell if a product I bought is fake or not so I’m trying to stay away from eBay. But of course, there are amazing sellers out there and maybe you already have some that you trust.

* There are a few ingredients that have a yellow safety rating (Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane) and a few that might cause acne (especially Stearic Acid that has a rating 2).

* It’s not waterproof which was quite annoying for me because in the place where I live (North West England) you never know when it’s going to rain. I’ve been caught up without an umbrella so many times that now I wear one with me everywhere, no matter whether it’s sunny or cloudy outside. Better safe than sorry.

 

I got to like this Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream quite a lot. I would’ve given it 10/10 but it was way too expensive for me when I bought it. Also, there are days when I just don’t like looking paler than I already am and this sun cream does whiten the skin (not significantly, but it does nevertheless).

But I have to say I noticed the difference in my skin’s condition after using this sunscreen- it didn’t feel that dry and seemed to have become more bouncy. And I loved the feeling that when applying it I was actually doing something really good to my skin- protecting it from the UV radiation while nurturing it with all those plant extracts and other goodies. ❤

I will repurchase it again in the future when I have a chance. It’s definitely worth it!

 

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[Innisfree] Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ Review

Author: B.

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ Review

 

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So a week ago, I purchased Innisfree’s Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++. I decided to switch to a new sunscreen cause my former sunscreen didn’t do much with oil control 😐 Anyway, I have been using this for a week already & now, I can finally share my thoughts 😊

Product claims:

☀️ contains Sunflower Oil & Jeju Green Tea Extract that protects skin against UV rays

☀️ has Portulaca Oleracea & Centella Asiatica Extracts which soothes skin that has been exposed to UV rays and other harmful environmental conditions & offers a strong astringent effect

☀️ controls sebum production and keeps face clear & matte

☀️ perfect for oily/combination skin

☀️ 5-free system: free of animal ingredients, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, tar dye and talc

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My thoughts:

✅ really kept my face matte for around 4 hours (which is a miracle for my oily face 😅)

✅ has a powdery, matte finish

✅ has a mild scent which I liked

✅ has a light coverage

➖ leaves a white cast BUT can easily be covered with makeup

So far it has exceeded my expectation with oil control and as of now, I must say it’s my fave sunscreen ❤

[Nature Republic] Ice Sun Puff Review

Author: Tiffany

This review comes from her blog which you can access here. She’s also very active on her Instagram which I highly recommend to all k-beauty fans- it’s packed with great photos of a range of k-beauty products worth having a look at.

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Nature Republic Ice Sun Puff Review

 

When the Korean skincare brand Nature Republic reached out to me to do a review, I was very excited to try their Ice Sun Puff sunscreen. it may literally be the coolest sunscreen I have ever seen. To operate the sunscreen, you twist the cap to the ON position, shake it a few times, and press on the cap. The aerosol function cools down the liquid and dispenses it on to a cushion, which you then dab on to your face. This sunscreen truly lives up to the ice in its name!

Nature Republic Ice Sun Puff in California Aloe

WHAT’S IN THIS SUNSCREEN?

This is a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as filters. It also includes aloe leaf juice for soothing and niacinamide for brightening.

This product also contains fragrance and denatured alcohol, which may be sensitizers to some.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • People who want to cool down when it’s hot outside. (Seriously, it’s like pressing an ice cube to your skin. SO REFRESHING.)
  • People who want to touch up their sunscreen without disrupting their makeup. (Since this dries on clear.)

WHO IS IT NOT FOR?

People who want a full-coverage sunscreen. Unfortunately, the design of this container is not ideal. There are only 3 holes in the aerosol, so only a little bit of liquid is dispensed with each press. Sometimes only the center of the cushion gets soaked. You have to shake multiple times to get enough for a touch-up.

EXPERIENCE

I read a review that described this as the Bop It of skincare,” which is hilarious. I think this is the most fun and innovative sunscreen I have seen, with some missteps in execution.

First, what I like:

  • The cooling sensation is perfection. I am always amazed at how cold the cushion gets. I am surprised that cooling sunscreens are not more common, given that this solves a common need: Protection from the heat of the sun.
  • The scent is delicious. This is one of my favorite scents of all time. If Nature Republic came out with a California Aloe perfume, I would buy it in a heartbeat!
  • The ingredients. Niacinamide is an ingredient that I look for in my moisturizers and serums, so to have this well-researched brightening and wrinkle-prevention ingredient in my suncare is a plus.

What I wish were improved:

  • The dispense mechanism. Like I mentioned above, you have to shake and pump multiple times to get an adequate amount of product for coverage.

RESULTS

I have only tried this on normal days where I go to work from 9-5 or am walking to brunch on the weekend. I have not tested this at the beach, so I can’t say whether this truly protects me from the sun. Given the limited coverage, I would not trust this to be my go-to sunscreen for an outdoor activity. I would use this only for touch-ups.

PRICE

This is available in the USA at naturerepublicusa.com for $28. This is a 100mL bottle which comes with 2 cushions.

VERDICT

I’m traveling to hot and humid southeast Asia later in the summer, and I am definitely bringing this product with me. I think the friends who are traveling with me would really benefit from this as well, so I am considering buying one for them too. However, I would file this product underskintertainment” – a fun, indulgence purchase that fits certain use cases, but not a skincare staple.

Please note that I received this product from Nature Republic for free in exchange for my review.

 

[The Saem] Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream Review

Author: fabyourose

This review comes from her lovely Instagram profile. You can access the original post here.

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The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream Review

 

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Finally posting about The SAEM Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream that I tried recently!

Claims:
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💗Mild Calming Sun Cream:

100% UV protecting formula and pink Calamine powder sooth and care for the skin while protecting the skin from UV at the same time.
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💗Protect from impurities in the city:

Purifying tree moringa ingredient protects the skin from environmental contaminants and keeps skin in a clear and healthy condition.
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💗Stress care from UV:

Natural plant power complex, containing ingredients of 4 types of plants, moisturize and sooth the skin from stress caused by UV.
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(Swipe left to see the notable ingredients!)
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My Thoughts:
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💗It has a slight pinkish tint, as the name indicates. Initially, it was too much of a white cast for me! I hated it. But once it’s set into the skin (maybe after 5-10 mins), the white cast has majorly subsided and just left a slightly “toned up” smooth matte finish—which I liked! It was an emotional roller coaster first impression tbh Hahaha 😂
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💗It has an almost similar texture of a bb cream, but once blended into the skin, I didn’t feel anything. It’s lightweight!
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💗it helped to calm down my skin’s redness, and since it has a smooth matte finish, I think it can be doubled up as a primer. And it kinda blurred out my pores and kept the oil at bay a bit longer too I’m surprised??? I tried skipping my primer once, and it did actually work well under my makeup!
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💗BUT you CAN’T skip moisturizer before applying this (well at least for me 😂). One time I skipped moisturizer (which I do when using my Bioré UV Watery Essence bc that doubles up as a daytime moisturizer for me 😄), and I had a hard time blending it! Some areas even looked patchy! So yeah, moisturize!
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💗Verdict: I like how it brightens the skin and leaves a matte but non-drying finish. The only downside for me is I have to wait a bit for the “white cast” to subside. Nevertheless, I like this sunscreen!
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Have you tried this already? Did you like it or not?

[The Face Shop] Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream Review

Author: Blue

This review originally appeared on the blog The World of Blue.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author. 

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The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream Review

 

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I’ve been using this The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream for quite a while now and I can honestly say it’s one of my favourite k-beauty products so far. There are a lot of reasons for that which I’m gonna list below, but first- some pictures!

 

 

The sunscreen comes in the golden-matte box with some orange bits. The tube itself is of the same colour and I didn’t have any problems with squeezing the cream out. It’s also a bit heavier than the sunscreens I’ve reviewed here up till now (I meant the tube) due to the cap.  So even though the sunscreen comes in a 50ml tube (1.69 US fl. oz.) it’s heavier than the one from goodal (same capacity of the tube) for example.

 

 

The first picture is the ingredients list. You can find it here as well, with some additional information on the ingredients and what they do, although I did notice a few ingredients are missing.

The sun cream contains two physical and one chemical sunscreen- Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (physical) and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (chemical). They all provide broad sun protection and because there’s only one chemical filter in the cream, the risk of skin irritation is fairly low. The physical filters provide excellent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. How so, you can check here.

The sunscreen also contains some skin-friendly extracts such as Nutmeg Extract (Myristica Fragrans Extract on the ingredients list) and other beneficial stuff like Adenosine or Panthenol.

The texture of the cream is quite heavy but it’s easy to spread. It’s also beige-like in colour which is quite unusual for a sunscreen with physical filers. The sunscreen was designed to resemble a little bit a BB cream so that you get foundation-like effect along with high and thorough sun protection. After application the suncream blends in really well so there’s no (or very minimal) white cast left.


So now let’s get to the juicy bits of the review. Some pros first.

 

Pros: 

* it leaves minimal to none white cast. Blends in really well and the skin colour is just a bit enhanced (just like with a discrete foundation I’d say). The manufacturer claims that it conceals small imperfections and that’s true indeed. But don’t expect miracles.

* it’s long-lasting- provides long and broad-spectrum protection against the sun (due to physical filters) and it’s also waterproof.

* it doesn’t break out or irritate the skin- at least it didn’t in my case. Physical sunscreens (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) generally rarely cause skin irritation- that’s why people with sensitive skin (me) opt for sunscreens with physical filters.
* it contains some really skin-friendly ingredients (the mentioned above Panthenol, Nutmeg Extract, etc.)

* it’s relatively affordable, although it depends on from where you buy – I bought my first tube on eBay for less than £10 if I remember correctly, and was lucky enough not to have come across a fake. But if you buy one from other places, it may be a bit more expensive.


 

Cons:

* it’s hard to get rid of it- I have to use olive oil to break down the waterproof barrier, face scrub and cleansing cream to get my skin cleansed (which is really bothersome if you’re like me and you’re a lazy being). However, I got used to it and since I started using more makeup due to my new job, I have to use oil to cleanse my face anyway. So it’s not that bothersome in the end. And if you do it properly, it can get quite fast to remove it. So it may be a bit con for some, but maybe not such a big one for people used to wearing makeup.

* it could contain more skin-friendly ingredients. There are some but I wouldn’t complain if there were more. The more, the better, as they say.

* you have to wait about 15-20mins before heading outside- for the first few minutes your skin is a bit oily, most likely due to the chemical sunscreen in it. So it has to settle to make you get full benefits out of it. After that time, though, it has an interesting finish- your face is dewy but not too dewy to appear oily.

* you have to spread it evenly and pat it in to make it blend well; otherwise there will be noticeable traces of it left on your face. So even though it doesn’t leave that much white cast when compared to other sunscreens, you still need to pay a fair bit of attention to spread it well.


 

Rating: 8/10

I like this sun cream a lot. It’s far better than most I’ve tried so far. I like the fact that it conceals small imperfections (but at the same time I’d like my Korean skincare routine to improve them so that I don’t have to hide those imperfections. Which I’m continuously working on, although constant stress rather exacerbates than improves my skin. At that rate I’m gonna look 60 when I’m 30.). I also appreciate the waterproof aspect of the sunscreen that works great when I’m at work and I’m in constant danger of contact with water (or other liquids) or when I go somewhere on foot and it starts to rain (which happens quite often in the UK) and I didn’t take my umbrella (happens from time to time but I generally try to remember to take it with me). The sunscreen doesn’t make my skin dry which I’m grateful for. Although after spending some time outdoors, my face can get a bit too oily and hence shiny due to the chemical filter it has. Which is quite annoying.

Overall, the sunscreen’s really good in terms of protection, appearance and skin-friendliness. It’s not perfect though, that’s why I gave it only 8/10. Would I purchase it again? I already did.

[MISSHA] Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock Review

AUTHOR: Blue

This review originally appeared on the blog The World of Blue.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author.

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MISSHA Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock Review

 

Hi, beauties! Today’s K-Beauty product review is all about MISSHA Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock.

So, to begin with-  the claims. What is the sunblock supposed to do?

 

Claims

According to misshaus.com, Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock:

  • ‘provides an “anti-pollution” skincare solution that effectively protects the skin from fine dust particles’
  • provides a ‘natural ionic film formed from botanical extracts [that] protect [the] skin’
  • ‘uses skin-friendly technology to help care for skin and ensure breathability’ (not sure what this ‘skin-friendly’ technology is, though)
  • its ‘Herbal Garden Complex cares for skin affected by external stressors and keeps it hydrated’
  • ‘is less greasy and sticky compared to other sunblocks, which hinders the adherence of dust particles to the skin while providing full-spectrum UV protection’.

In My thoughts subheading, I’ll check those claims against the reality. But first- the appearance of the sunblock.

 

Packaging

The Missha’s sunblock comes in this:

A white box and a white tube. I had no problems opening the box nor with squeezing out the sunscreen from the tube- it works perfectly okay. Nothing to complain about, really. Just a standard (sunscreen) packaging.

 

 

Ingredients and Texture

 

The first two photos show the sunscreen’s texture. It’s white, quite watery and easy to spread. Sinks in quite quickly as well. It leaves a matte finish, however, it also made my skin too dry. It might be it’s actually moisturizing but only when it’s relatively warm (I tried it in the spring and during spring it’s quite cold in the UK). But I think it should be moisturizing regardless of the temperature (within the reason, of course).

The last photo is a list of ingredients which you can also find here (although the ingredients aren’t in the same order as they are on the sunscreen’s box so may not give the adequate impression as to in what’s the proportion of every ingredient in the cream). As the Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock is a physical sunscreen, it contains both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide that provide broad UV spectrum defense and are good for sensitive skin. Additionally, the sunblock contains quite a lot of skin-friendly plant extracts, such as Jasmine Extract and Rosemary Extract.

My thoughts

The Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock does have a quite impressive ingredients list in terms of the plant extracts (I suppose that’s what’s meant by the ‘Herbal Garden Complex’). It made me feel that not only do I provide adequate sun protection for my skin but I also care for it through the addition of various extracts. However, just as the claims that it’s not sticky or greasy hold true, the sunblock leaves noticeable white cast (which even for me- a person with really fair skin- was way too white). It may not be an issue, though, if you apply makeup on the top of it. I didn’t try it as I don’t wear any foundation, but because it’s not sticky or greasy it may sit well under the makeup.

In addition, the sunblock wasn’t moisturizing for my skin at all. It didn’t moisturize it nor kept it hydrated. That’s a really big minus. Especially for me as my skin is sensitive AND dry/dehydrated.

I love k-beauty products. This one disappointed me a bit, though. It’s not hydrating as it claims to be and leaves the horrible white cast. On the bright side, it has the skin-friendly plant extracts and physical sun filters that help protect the skin from the damage caused by the external factors. So I suppose if you’ve got oily/combination skin, you should give it a try if you don’t mind the white cast.