I quite like the sunblock, but I will not be able to use this on a daily basis. :(
The 2 biggest cons for me are the colour (the sunblock is slightly tinted beige), and creasing/overly drying my face. When I use the recommended 1/4ts of this on my face it leaves a very noticeable white-pink cast. And it takes a very long time to fade a bit, which makes it problematic to put on my make up. And once I do, the sunblock sinks into my smile lines and makes the make-up crease very noticeably there. The rest of my skin gets dryish too, which makes my BB cream + powder look nasty. I even tried using my greasiest moisturising ointment under it but the sunblock still managed to mattify that, and my make up went on just as badly.
That makes me so sad, because if it weren't for these cosmetic problems I would stick with this product the rest of my life. It didn't give me a reaction (although I did only use it for a few days), and it didn't bother my eyes.
I probably will only be using this when I am not going to be wearing make up, even if it makes my face noticeably pink-white (I look like I'm wearing a mask or a hilariously mismatched in every way foundation, it's awful), because the SPF is quite good - the mix of titanium dioxide and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate protect you from UVB, and the zinc oxide takes care of the UVA rays. The zinc content could be higher, but it's not bad for a daily sunscreen.
- Have a coolish undertone (I'm neutralish, pull slightly yellow)
- Need a mattifying base
- Get moderately or quite oily
- Work/study indoors and will not be exposed to the sun excessively on a daily basis
- Like the idea of Innisfree's '7 Free'
...I would recommend this sunblock to you wholeheartedly. I really wish the colour would work fo rme, but alas.
I've recently started religiously applying sunscreen every morning before leaving the house, and I picked this up on my recent trip to Korea. True, the name is not very sexy, but it does what it says and I love it so far. I'm not too bothered by the low spf, as the texutre of the suncreen is more important to me. Previously, I used YSL's sunscreen, but found it to be too oily, which was really unsuitable for a tropical and humid climate. I also like how this product is free from artificial dyes, paraben, benzophenone, ethanol, animal ingredients and mineral oil. I try to keep myself on the natural beauty track whenever I can.
I use this after my serum but before makeup (which is only bb cream these days and basic eyeliner lipstick finishing powder). I let it sit for a bit while I change into my clothes, before I apply my bb cream or make up on. I have a slightly oily complexion, so I love that the texture is not oily (as how you expect more sunscreens to be) and the colour isn't too pasty.
It is good at control oil and lastlong without parabens, mineral oils, talc, animal materials, artificial fragrance. Absorted quickly. However, it is not revalued by famuos quality control firms and it is too white with person who has dark skin. Good character with natural skin - it's me. I'll buy again and again
The name may not be so sexy but the product does exactly what it says. I have very oily skin which normally turns my T zones into an oil slick by mid-afternoon. No oil controlling powder or primer had been able to significantly delay this process.
Then along comes this sunscreen in a convenient little squeeze tube.
The sunscreen is meant to double as a makeup base so it is tinted and slightly thicker than you would normally expect. I personally did not find white cast to be a problem when applied under my regular foundation, but ymmv (I'm around NC20 with slight yellow undertones for reference).
The oil-control function is just amazing. I no longer need to blot my face, not even once, and my face still stays shine-free right through the evening.
I've been using it everyday since purchase and will probably continue to do so. Will definitely purchase again. LOVE!!