The best sunscreen is the one you use everyday and it’s much easier to get into it when you have a sunscreen that you actually love. To help you, here’s a list of our favourite K-beauty sunscreens and why we love them so much.
01 Lagom Cellus Sun Gel+ SPF 50+ PA++++, $36
A perennial favourite, especially in Japan, the Lagom Cellus Sun Gel+ (Plus) is the latest reiteration and upgrade of the popular sunscreen from this cult K-beauty brand. Formulated with Aqualicia(R) that helps keep your skin hydrated and balanced even under the most scorching sun, this sunscreen is a versatile and affordable option that will work for just about anyone and in almost any situation.
02 Shangpree Phyto Essence Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++, $40.50
When Shangpree renewed its entire line of products earlier this year, there was one product that they did not change and that’s the Shangpree Phyto Essence Sunscreen. Which tells you a little about how good this sunscreen is. Formulated with 20 kinds of natural actives, the light essence-type texture just glides on and is easily absorbed into the skin or a non-greasy finish.
03 Mulgeo Tinted Emulsion with Ectoin SPF 50+ PA++++, $48
You’ve probably not heard of this small indie K-beauty brand but the Mulgeo Tinted Emulsion is one of the best sunscreens we’ve ever tested and works beautifully under makeup. It contains Ectoin that moisturises and protects your skin providing the ideal skin condition for your foundation and follow up makeup routine.
04 Pestlo Saferecipe No Sebum Grinding Sun Pact SPF 50+ PA++++, $46
This unique sun pact starts off as a balm and grinds into a powdery substance that is easy to apply on evenly with the cushion provided. The matte finish is absolutely velvety and absorbs excess sebum preventing the annoying greasy sheen that spoils all those well worked selfies. The little compact also has a handy mirror and is a definite must have in your handbag.
05 Thank You Farmer Silky Calming Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++, $32
This compact little sunstick fits into even the littlest clutch bags. Despite its small stature, the Thank You Farmer Silky Calming Sun Stick is a mighty sun protection powerhouse. Easy to apply (and re-apply), this sunscreen contains a host of calming ingredients including Cica and Calamine to help soothe sun irritated skin.
06 Solyph Face The Wild, Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++, $49
If you’re looking for a mineral sunscreen that is light and doesn’t leave a white cast, look no further. Solyph is technically a Singaporean/Korean brand but we could not exclude the Solyph Face The Wild, Sun Cream from this list. Formulated specifically for active individuals, it is water resistant and low irritation and is the only 100% mineral sunscreen in this list. It also comes in a cute, sporty little dispenser that you can throw into your gym bag.
About the writer
Hanna is a writer, dog-lover, and beauty connoisseur. Outside of writing, she spends most of her time snuggling her cocker spaniel pup, trying all kinds of fitness classes, and attempting to learn to cook.