Etude house Sunprise super aqua SPF35 PA++ review
To be honest, buying sunscreen is a chore for me since I feel like the chances of it being a non usable product due to sunscreens many flaws is quite high, that choosing a new one can be a nerve wracking procedure. Thankfully I have friends who provide me with samples, fellow bloggers with good opinions and occasional Sponsors who also hook me up with some new and interesting products.
So thanks to Stylekorean I got to try this sunscreen I would have otherwise never considered to try.
Why you ask?
Well I have had bad experiences with Korean drugstore sunscreens. It is not that I tried that many of them but until recently I had a much higher amount of duds in my Korean sunscreen stash than I would like. I blame Japanese sunscreens for that since they raised my expectations so much.
The good news is that this sunscreen is actually really nice!
I have a love hate relationship with Etude House. They have some really amazing products and some that are so meh or ugh that I don't know what to do with. So I really didn't expect this sunscreen to turn into one of my favorites I have tried so far!
Even though it isn't the highest protection, it is great for causal everyday wear on those hotter days with its refreshing texture. Though it looks like a regular milky lotion type cream, it is very lightweight and watery. If you are familiar with different Korean skincare textures this is the kind that turns watery when applied which in turn makes it feel cooling and refreshing. It is quite lovely and I personally really enjoy that kind of application. It is touted to being ultra hydrating, which it might be for combo or oily skin types but as a dried skinned person I would not skip my moisturiser before this. It is slightly hydrating though, so if you are looking for a little bit more moisture from your sunscreen this would be a good one to try out. The cream sinks in fast and leaves no discernible feeling behind besides the aforementioned coolness. It feels like applying any other milky product and would not be differentiable from a non sunscreen product. The finish is satin to a point that it looks just like natural skin but slightly dewier. The kind you would have on a good skin day. There is also no whitecast whatsoever. So far all my sunscreen demands have been filled so you can imagine that I am quite happy with this.
|The dewyness isn't noticeable on the swatch but there is no white cast at all!|
The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the scent. It is not super strong but it is there. Keep in mind I am very scentsitive, so I asked Johnny and he said the scent of this cream is mild. It smells kind of perfumey and I can’t pinpoint the exact scent at all since it is quite unique in a familiar way.
It wears great below foundations as well. There is no piling, slipping or any other awkwardness you could think of. It actually makes for a nice base product since its texture lends it to almost smooth skin out like a good moisturiser sometimes does.
It is also on the cheaper side and with its refreshing application that disappears into nothingness it is equally suited for the face or the body.
From the sunscreens I currently own it is definitely my favourite and in the Top 5 Best sunscreens I have used so far.
If you are looking for a cheap everyday sunscreen, have dry skin or want something that feels fresh and completely disappears on your skin you should definitely give this a try.
Since I liked this cream so much I am quite tempted to try others of the Sunprise line as well!
Available on Stylekorean
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter. For more information read my Disclaimer page.