[REVIEW] Missha – All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++

Hi! How’s your weekend going so far?

Today, I will be telling you my experience with a chemical sunscreen that I recently tried which is Missha – All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel. I’ve been looking for an affordable sunscreen (to save le money in the bank) and I heard a lot of good things about missha’s sunscreen. So, I decided to buy the aqua sun gel because I just thought that it would be lightweight as I don’t like a heavy, thick, and greasy sunscreen.

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So, I got this about three weeks ago but I didn’t try it immediately because I still have my other sunscreen left and I don’t want to waste it. I’ve been using this for around 2 weeks. Anyway, the packaging is really simple, it’s the new packaging as the previous one is blue colored tube. The only thing changed is the packaging, the formula is still the same as the previous one.

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Product claims

  1. UVA & UVB Filtering Upgrade for Outstanding UV Protection
    Dual-filter, double layer UV blocking system allows for outstanding UVA & UVB protection
  2. Glacial Water and Ice Plant Extract Cool and Moisturize
    Glacial Water and Ice Plant Extract combine to create a lightweight water gel base that moisturizes and cools and is quickly absorbed by skin
  3. Antozone-Rose and Thanaka Extracts Soothe Skin
    Antozone-Rose protects skin from environmental stressors while Thanaka extract provides a cooling effect

Ingredients

Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol Denat., Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Water, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Limonia Acidissima Extract, Rosa Davurica Bud Extract, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG-20/5 Dimethicone, Methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance

This sunscreen does contain alcohol, I don’t really have problems with alcohol so I kinda ignore it and decided to buy it anyway eventhough alcohol denat is considered as the ‘bad’ alcohol according to a lot of researches. This sunscreen might not be sensitive skin friendly because it contains alcohol and fragrance.

Texture and Scent

As expected, this sunscreen is really lightweight and absorbed really quickly. The texture is like lotion, its very spreadable and it doesn’t leave any trace behind. I don’t really notice the scent of this sunscreen eventhough it contains fragrance, its a really faint scent.

My thoughts?

I’d say I love but I also hate this sunscreen. At one point, this sunscreen is my dream sunscreen. It doesn’t leave any whitecast, it absorbed super quick, it doesn’t leave any film or greasy finish, it has SPF 50 which is really high, and it doesn’t break me out. But, I find this sunscreen making my skin dehydrated, I tested it several times, I use it interchangeably with Klairs’s mid-day blue sun lotion and everytime I use this sunscreen, I experience the ‘dry’ feeling in my skin a few hours after I applied it. At first I thought it was because I spent my days in an air-conditioned room, but then again when I use Klairs’, my skin doesn’t feels dehydrated. I guess this happen because this sunscreen contains alcohol denat which can make our skin dry. It also claimed to have a soothing and cooling effect, but I don’t experience this.

Repurchase? No, I’d rather try something else or repurchase the Klairs’ sunscreen.


So that’s it for today! have you ever tried this sunscreen? let me know your opinion on the comment box!

See ya later!

xx,

Salsa

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