The best European sunscreen you'll ever try - Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ review

Saturday 31 July 2021

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++

It's hard to choose sunscreen after all the sunscreen controversy we had this year. Due to change in EU law related to shopping outside EU I've decided to choose a local option for this summer UV protection - before I figure out how the new EU law works. Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is the latest release from Vichy that totally changed my opinion on European sunscreens. Europe can make a great sunscreens with velvet finishing!

About Vichy

Vichy is a french dermo-cosmetics brand which I guess everyone knows about. Vichy was created in 1931 by Dr Prosper Haller. The name of the brand originates from the name of the city - Vichy in France. The main ingredient of Vichy products is water - Vichy volcano water. It's not your regular water, but thermal water enriched in minerals. Vichy is focusing on creating products based on research - Vichy tries its best to create hypoallergic products. Lately, Vichy is trying to make formulas and products more environment-friendly.

What’s SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It’s a way in which companies can measure the effectiveness of their sun protection products against UVB. The higher protection is, the more effective and long-lasting is the protection.

How to check UVA protection?

Depends on country and product UVA protection can be signified in few ways:
- PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening)
- PA
- Broad-spectrum

UVA systems are not as easy to understand as UVA. In Europe UVA protection (UVA-PF) should be at least 1/3 of SPF protection. PPD - the higher the number, the better the protection is, while PA is based on + system. The higher is the number is pluses, the UVA protection is better. Broad-spectrum is used mostly in the US and it means that sunscreen contains UVA & UVB protection

What’s UV radiation

UV radiation is electromagnetic radiation. The UV spectrum has shorter wavelengths than visible light but longer than X-rays. Let’s focus only on UV. We got three different versions of UV:
- UVC (100-280 nm), it’s the shortest version of UV, it is absorbed by the ozone layer and atmosphere. They protect us from this radiation since it has germicidal properties. That’s also the reason why UVC is used at hospitals and private clinics, UVC wavelength can be used as a disinfection method. This radiation is dangerous for us.
- UVB (280-315 nm) is a medium wavelength of the UV spectrum. It’s absorbed by the ozone layer in huge amounts but it still gets through the ozone layer and causes sunburns. UVB hurts the outer layers of the skin, it can’t penetrate deep but it still has a bad meaning for us. On the other hand, we need UVB for Vitamin D synthesis. UVB cause tan which is an immune reaction from our body, tan is supposed to protect your skin cells from the negative work of UVB.
- UVA (315-400 nm) is a longer wavelength. It penetrates deeper into the skin and causes early aging of skin. It penetrates through glass windows and clouds. This UV radiation can be bad for your DNA since it promotes free radicals.

UVA:UVB ratio in tanning beds is usually 200:1

What’s HEV?

HEV or High Visible Energy Light (400-500nm) is blue light from the visible light spectrum. HEV can penetrate your skin deeper. HEV is mostly associated with pigmentation and free radicals.

What’s IR?

IR or Infrared light. Usually, when we talk about IR in skincare we focus on near-infrared or IR-A (700 nm – 1400 nm). There are few brands with IR protection sunscreens like AHC, SVR or Sesderma, mostly because IR is related to heat. IR protection has a huge meaning to people with melasma since melasma can be triggered not only by UV radiation but heat.

What’s a suntan?

For many years tan has been considered as something trendy, and fashionable, but the media sees tan differently than medicine and science. Tan is a protective reaction of our body. Remember that usually, it takes 6-24 hours before you can see tan on your skin, that’s why when you sunbathe you don’t see any tan but once you come home you might see some tan or even blisters.

Mineral vs physical

Mineral sunscreen (or inorganic sunscreen) - Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide Mineral sunscreens usually leave a white cast on the skin and usually if you're allergic you'll go for this type of sunscreen because products made with the older type of ingredients can be sensitizing. If mineral sunscreen has a „nano” tag it means that it will leave no or less white cast.

Chemical sunscreens are also known as organic sunscreens are a huge group. Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate are probably the most known sunscreens, the newer types are allowed only in selected places like EU, Japan, South Korea or Australia, these sunscreens exist under names as Tinosorbs S, Tinosorbs M, Mexoryl XL, Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A Plus. Organic sunscreens won't make your skin look white, usually, formulas are less greasy but some sunscreens like Avobenzone needs a partner to work well that's why usually Avobenzone is mixed with Octocrylene.

Why mineral sunscreens are called inorganic? Let’s go back to chemistry classes - in chemistry, substances related to carbon are organic, since Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Zinc Oxide (ZnO) don’t have any carbon atom, they are inorganic substances.

SPF 100?

In European Union, you won’t find sunscreens with SPF 100 or sunblocks unless they are registered as medical products. This law was created for a reason - products with SPF50+ do not block UV fully.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ - Packaging

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ comes in a paper box, the box itself is not huge - just like the bottle. A bottle of Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily contains only 40ml of the product, and sometimes you can see it listed as fluids instead of sunscreens, but we will talk about it in a second. It has a pump which I like, but once you get near ending the bottle, it starts to have tiny problems. What kind of problems? You have to keep the bottle straight so the pump can take the rest of the amount left in the bottle.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ - scent & texture

This product has a scent, sadly I can't find out what it reminds me of, but even in ingredients, you'll see 'parfum' as one of the ingredients. The texture colour is more yellow/beige toned than regular sunscreens - usually, sunscreens are white and leave a white cast. This one has a different texture shade, but it won't make your skin tinted.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ - ingredients

Aqua/​Water, Alcohol Denat, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, C12-22 Alkyl Acrylate/​Hydroxyethylacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Perlite, Tocopherol, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Parfum/​Fragrance

Water is an ingredient that you can find in almost every product. Its purpose in products is easy - it's a solvent. Usually, when people see Alcohol in skincare, they treat it as the worst thing that exists. The fact is that Alcohol has positive and negative meanings for our skin. It all depends on the amount of Alcohol. One of the main reasons why companies use this ingredient in their products is better penetration of the skin, thanks to the Alcohol substance gets deeper than when it's used on its own. We can't deny that Alcohol kills microorganisms and bacteria. It's a long topic, but if you ever search for alcohol to sanitize your hands or makeup brushes - search for Isopropyl Alcohol in 40-70% solutions, they are more effective than 90% versions. What does Alcohol Denat in this formula mean? It means that this ingredient has some additional substances to stop people from drinking it. Diisopropyl Sebacate is a dry, but very helpful emollient - especially in sunscreens. Silica is a thickener with magical properties for acne-prone and oily skin. It absorbs sebum, but at the same time, it can reflect the light to make your skin looking healthy. Isopropyl Myristate is an oil-soluble emollient, it makes a delicate occlusive film on the surface of the skin, but some people might not like it since it can clog the pores. Ethylhexyl Salicylate or Octisalate protects your skin from UVB radiation. This sunscreen usually comes with other sun protecting ingredients to solubilize them. Ethylhexyl Triazone or Uvinul T 150 is one of the latest sunscreen agents available. It's a stable ingredient that protects your skin from UVB radiation. Similar to Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150 is not allowed to use as a sunscreen agent in the US. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is an ingredient that has gained popularity lately. You might hear of it as Tinosorb S. It's a sunscreen agent that covers a larger range of UV radiation than other ingredients. Tinosorb S protects you from UVA and UVB radiation, which makes it an ideal sun protector. It's a stable ingredient so it doesn't need any additional substance, but you won't see it in the US. It can't be sold as a sunscreen in the US that's why brands like Krave decided to call their sunscreens day fluid, sun shield, daily moisturizer, etc. It's quite a new ingredient, but it is considered to be one of the safest sunscreen agents. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane or Avobenzone it's one of the most commonly used sunscreen agents in skincare. It provides UVA1 and UVA2 protection. Avobenzone usually goes along with Octocrylene because the stability of this substance is poor. Glycerin is one of the most popular humectants in skincare. There's a large number of myths around glycerin like it can clog your skin. It doesn't clog your pores, but too much glycerin can make a sticky layer on the epidermis and even make your skin dryer than before due to TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). Still, it's an ingredient that we want to see in formulas. Propanediol is a solvent with moisturizing properties. Similar to Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol is an ingredient that some people try to avoid. You're most likely to see Propanediol instead of Propylene Glycol in an organic skincare product, and the reason for this change is simple. Ecocert recommends it. Niacinamide is a miracle ingredient. It does lots of great work. Do you have problems with dark spots? Try Niacinamide! Acne? Niacinamide will be an ideal pick for you too! Maybe you've got issues with the skin barrier? Solve it with Niacinamide! Wrinkles? You might want to try Niacinamide as well. Sensitive skin might find Niacinamide a bit problematic when it's mixed with Vitamin C or used in the same routine as Vitamin C. I can't deny Niacinamide is a skincare treasure!

Drometrizole Trisiloxane or Mexoryl XL is a sunscreen agent used only in products created by L'oreal group since this company has a patent for Mexoryl XL, it protects skin from UVA & UVB. Perlite is a natural substance that absorbs sebum. Tocopherol or Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It's a water-soluble ingredient. Some people think it's a natural preservative, but Tocopherol itself in formulas is not the best to preserve the product. It boosts UVB protection, and if you add Vitamin C - you'll get better effects of both vitamins. Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride is an emollient. It's a combination of coconut oil and glycerin which makes mild, gentle and delicate emollient. It thickens the formula, but it also makes skin feel smooth in touch. Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a carbomer's distant family. It works as a stabilizer and thickener. Caprylyl Glycol is a moisturizer and an oily emollient. It leaves a delicate, protective film on your skin. But that's not all, Caprylyl Glycol is useful when you want to keep your product free from unfriendly stuff like microbes. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is a water-soluble substance derived from rice. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein in cosmetic products is a humectant. Hydroxyethylcellulose is a thickener. Pentylene Glycol is a humectant with antimicrobial properties. Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid or Mexoryl SX is another sunscreen reserved for the L'oreal group. This sunscreen agent protects your skin from UVA radiation. Triethanolamine regulates the pH of the formula. Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate or EDDS neutralizes ions in the formula to make your product fresh for a bit longer. Vitreoscilla Ferment is an extract derived from gram-negative bacteria. It might sound scary, but every skincare ingredient is used in skin care products for a reason. Vitreoscilla Ferment strengthens the skin barrier, it can be used with eczema, allergy and many other skin problems. It helps our microbiome, and it can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Parfum/​Fragrance is a scent composition.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ - how does it work?

I have to admit that my relationship with European sunscreen has been always bad - I'm almost an albino - phototype I, I got light skin, light hair and in general I just burn instead of getting a tan. I'm probably not the only person with this problem. I tried Avene sunscreen, Vichy sunscreens and some cheap drugstore sunscreens. My main problem with them was oiliness, but what has changed my mind to try Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++? The reason why I went for Vichy was... Purito controversy which I wrote about. Add new EU tax for packages from outside EU (still, I'll blame the local government because ***** *** - just google that and maybe you'll find out what 8* means in Poland), so with growing inflation, slow working post because obviously changes in law made local posts, even more, slower (even DHL became slow, but at least they feel more honest with taxes than local posts + people working at DHL are nice while local posts treat you like a criminal for ordering from China or South Korea, I swear I'm pretty sure they think that South and North Korea are the same things, not to mention how people treat you when you get PR packages - you're treated like the worst person ever). Back to the topic, Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ was the best option possible + few of my friends tried it and fell in love with Vichy UV-Age immediately. Let's be honest, Vichy is not a cheap party, and I was scared "what if I didn't like it" - just like Biore Athlizm IR, I bought it and it was a waste of money. Thankfully, Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is a positive surprise. It comes in a tiny bottle - 40 ml of products only, but I used it for over a month. On some websites, Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is sold as fluid or tinted sunscreen. It does have some shade like a beige shade of texture, but on my skin, you won't see any tint, but if you have darker skin - there might be a more visible tint. I know that chemical sunscreens based on Tinosorb S and M are usually more visible on warm-toned pale skin than on cold-toned. The formula itself is lightweight thanks to netlock technology. What does netlock technology stand for? It's an encapsulation technology patented by L'oreal, this allows L'oreal to create ultra-light formulas with high protection sunscreen agents. Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is not the only sunscreen based on netlock technology, previously L'oreal used this technology in their other products such as famous La Roche Posay Anthelios, Garnier Ambre Solaire and Mixa Solaire products. This formula provides you high-quality protection - SPF 50+ and PPD/UVA-PF 46. According to the brand, it won't sting your eyes, it can be used on all skin types, it's non-ecotoxic for the environment. The formula is also water & sweatproof, it does not only help to protect your skin from UV damage but also protects from wrinkles and age spots.

I did a quick search because Vichy also tells us the number of main ingredients in this formula. 10% Vichy Volcanic Mineralizing Water + Probiotic Fractions - the probiotic fractions is supposed to strengthen your skin barrier, but according to the Russian version of Vichy's website, 0,1% of the ingredients in Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ makes probiotic fractions itself. This formula also contains 4% of peptides, 2% of niacinamide and 1% of vitamin E. I do not have wrinkles or dark spots, but I believe this sunscreen really works because I use it in my eye area - it's so gentle and delicate, it never stings my eyes - and I feel like it makes my eye area looks better than many other sunscreens with heavier formulas. It does not migrate on the skin, and it probably really is sweatproof since this year I didn't burn my nose while wearing sunscreen - even if my skin is super sensitive after retinoid treatment. My love for Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ wasn't instant - at first, I hated it, because it didn't work with my routine and makeup. I did some small changes - I removed HA serum from my morning routine. Since then, I've been using this sunscreen on daily basis. Application of this sunscreen can be tricky since the formula is lightweight, it reminds me of milk - it's not a typical cream sunscreen. Not everyone will be a fan of this sunscreen, but for summer trips and everyday use it's ideal - the small size helps a lot if you plan to put it in a bag or cosmetic bag. Even sensitive skin shouldn't have problems with it, but if you have sensitive skin I would recommend you checking mineral sunscreens since sometimes sensitive skin types react badly to chemical sunscreens.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ - price & where to buy it?

It's hard to tell how much this sunscreen costs, but Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is available in many countries - not only in Europe. It can be pricy since in Poland it costs about €20 or even more, but it's the first European sunscreen which I repurchased and I can recommend.

Overall, Vichy Capital Soleil UV-age Daily SPF50+ Pa++++ is a huge surprise worth a try.

Which Korean & Japanese sunscreens are legit?

I know that since the Purito controversy, sunscreens became less credible, but currently, lots of companies as well as the Korea Institute Of Dermatological Sciences are doing additional tests to make sure that UVA & UVB protection labels fit the actual protective factors of the sunscreens. I was surprised when I heard that even in Poland right now testing companies have a long queue of clients because some brands prefer to test their sunscreens few times to get the most accurate results. I teamed up with Christina - my fellow blogger & Instagrammer to share with you K-beauty & J-beauty sunscreens with legit information on SPF and UVA protection. Obviously, this list might be a bit longer and we based information on what brands and Ahn Insuk from Korea Institute Of Dermatological Sciences posted.

Good sunscreens to try

Based on information shared by Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences, Tonic15 and brands:

CKD Guaranteed Green Propolis All-Mild Sun SPF 50+ PA++++

- Reef friendly
- SPF59.8 ± 4.7
- PFA 21.61 ± 3.17 [PA++++]
- CKD Guaranteed Green Propolis All-Covery Sun SPF 50+ PA++++
- Contains propolis extract, niacinamide, adenosine, allantoin, tocopherol, panthenol, ectoin
- Contains essential oils: lavender, rosemary, & linalool
- Zinc oxide
- Butyloctyl Salicylate - UV agents stabilizer

CKD Guaranteed Green Propolis All-Covery Sun SPF 50+ PA++++

- Reef friendly
- SPF58.6 ± 8.3
- PFA 21.11 ± 2.97 [PA++++]
- Contains propolis extract, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, allantoin, tocopherol, panthenol
- Contains essential oils: lavender, rosemary, & linalool
- Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
- Trimethylsiloxysilicate - water resistance
- Butyloctyl Salicylate - UV agents stabilizer

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day Mild Sun SPF 43 PA+++

- SPF43.4 ± 6.5
- PFA 8.6 ± 1.0 [PA+++]
- Non-sticky promoted as for sensitive skin
- Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient
- Contains Glycerin
- Contains EOs: bergamot oil &Limonene, Linalool

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day Waterproof Sun Milk SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF55.3 ± 6.1
- PFA 19.5 ± 4.1 [PA++++]
- Uvinul A Plus, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb M, Iscotrizinol
- Contains: niacinamide, Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, Mugwort Extract, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Ceramide NP

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF53.5 ± 6.3
- PFA 20.71 ± 3.37 [PA++++]
- Hypoallergic
- Homosalate, Octisalate, Tinosorb S, Tinosorb m, Parsol SLX, Uvinul A Plus
- Contains Niacinamide, Pycnogenol, Ceramide NP, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Astaxanthin, Tocopherol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine

Nature Republic California Aloe Daily Sun Block SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF61.3 ± 6.3
- PFA 20.71 ± 3.37 [PA++++]
- 2.75ppm aloe vera leaf extract
- Homosalate, Octisalate, titanium dioxide, Avobenzone,
- Contains: glycerin, niacinamide, adenosine

Nature Republic California Aloe Waterproof Sun Block SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF59.3 ± 8.8
- PFA 19.09 ± 3.97 [PA++++]
- Waterproof, ideal for water sports and outdoor activities
- 2.75ppm aloe vera leaf extract
- Contains tocopherol
- Zinc oxide, Titanium Dioxide

Round Lab 365 Derma Relief Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF60.0 ± 5.9
- PFA 18.48 ± 2.6 [PA++++]
- Non-nano formula
- zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
- Contains: ceramide np, squalane, Centella Asiatica extract, panthenol, allantoin, artemisia leaf extract, pinus sylvestris leaf oil, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

Round Lab 365 Tone-Up Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

- Tinted product
- SPF51.4 ± 8.5
- PFA 9.99 ± 2.10 [PA+++]
- Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
- Contains: calamine, Allentown, tocopherol
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

SCINIC Enjoy Super Mild Sun Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF57.6 ± 7.5
- PFA 23.51 ± 2.42 [PA++++]
- Based on glacier water
- Cooling effect
- Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S, Parsol SLX, Tinosorb M, Uvinul T150, iscotrizinol,
- Contains niacinamide, glycerin, sodium Hyaluronate, green tea extract, Centella Asiatica extract, adenosine, Panthenol,

SCINIC Enjoy All Round Airy Sun Cushion EX SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF54.1 ± 7.3
- PFA 16.56 ± 2.69 [PA++++]
- Based on glacial water
- Good for reapplication
- Zinc oxide, Titanium Dioxide,
- Contains: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ceramide NP, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Glycerin

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF 55.2
- Octinoxate, Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S,
- Contains Xylitol, glycerin, Arginine, royal jelly extract, maltose, sodium hyaluronate
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient
- Has fragrance

IOPE UV Shield Sun Protector XP SPF 50+ PA++++

- SPF 57.5
- Octinoxate 6,5%, Tinosorb S 4%, Uvinul A Plus 4%, Titanium Dioxide Nano
- Contains niacinamide, tocopheryl acetate, bifilar ferment lysate, adenosine, glucose, lactic acid, tocopherol
- Fragrance, limonene, Linalol, citronellal, + other scent ingredients

Dr. Orga Premium Sun Protection Creme SPF 50

- SPF 58.7
- Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
- Contains Aloe Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Beeswax, Alpha-Bisabolol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylityol, Xylitol, Jojoba Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Rose Oil, Glucose, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Salix Alba Bark Extract, Skullcap Root Extract
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream (renewed formula from a different manufacturer)

- SPF 55
- Uvinul A Plus, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb M, Iscotrizinol
- Contains niacinamide, glycerin, birch sap (1,425 ppm), sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, artemisia annua extract, roman chamomile flower oil, ascorbic acid, adenosine, tocopherol

Make P:rem Defense Me Calming Tone Up Sun Cream

- SPF 53.7
- Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
- Contains calamine, tocopherol
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

Dr. G Medi UV Ultra Sun SPF50+ PA+++

- SPF 50.9, PA+++
- Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Octisalate, Titanium Dioxide, Tinosorb S
- Contains Glycerin, Niacinamide, Aloe Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sea Buckthorn Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Adenosine, Panthenol
- Contains Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Geraniol
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

- SPF 60.72 (tested by Tonic15)
- Octinoxate, Homosalate, Uvinul A Plus, Octocrylene
- Contains: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
- Contains Fragrance

Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Moisture Sun Cream

- SPF 59.8, PA++++ (18.90) - tested by Goodal
- Jeju Houttuynia Cordata Extract
- Gentle formula, essence-like texture
- Uvinul A Plus, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb M, Iscotrizinol
- Contains: Glycerin, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Tocopherol

Rom&nd Zero Sun Clean

- SPF 53,4 PA 17,2/ LAb2: SPF 57,1 PA 16,3
- Hypoallergenic
- Lotion texture
- Eco-friendly packaging
- Two versions: tone up with zinc oxide and titanium oxide & fresh version with no white cast or stickiness
- Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
- Contains: Tocopherol, Glasswort Extract (from Jeju)
- Contains essential oils like Rose Geranium Flower Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, German Chamomile Flower Oil, Roman Chamomile Flower Oil
- Aluminum Hydroxide - TiO2 coating ingredient

EUNYUL - Daily Care Fresh Sunscreen Tube Version SPF 46 PA+++

- SPF 46, PA +++ tested by brand
- Hydrating formula, no white cast or stickiness
- Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S
- Contains glycerin, niacinamide, adenosine, sodium hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, sodium hyaluronate Crosspolymer


Natural oils are antioxidants and they can be positive for your skin. If you believe that raspberry oil gives you SPF 30 or SPF 50 protection level then try to sunbathe with pure oil on - I do not recommend you to do that. Research papers say, that oils have max SPF 8 and they are a great company for chemical and mineral oils.


Do you know that some substances which you eat or apply to your skin can be photosensitive? Photosensitive substances are substances that we use in phototherapy(PUVA), psoriasis is one of the diseases that sometimes need phototherapy - usually, you take Psoralen orally or you can soak in a psoralen solution. It gives a better effect in therapy but when you use them during the UV exposure without control - they can make your skin vulnerable to UV exposure. Photosensitive substances are different groups of products like drugs/medicines - contraception, histamine, etc But also herbal teas and some skincare ingredients like bergamot or lemon peel oil, calendula, angelica or even food like carrot, parsley and celery can increase your sensitivity to UV.



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