If you’re struggling with dry skin, finding the right sunscreen can be a challenge. Many sunscreens can leave your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable, exacerbating the dryness you’re already experiencing. That’s why I was excited to try the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which promises to both protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and provide hydrating benefits.
As someone who has been trying out sunscreens after sunscreens, I can proudly say that I have found my go-to sunscreen for the Indian summer.
Hi, Arya here. Come with me as I take you on a short review journey on how I found the ONE (my HG sunscreen).
How I found the COSRX Aloe Sun Cream
So long story short – my skin before discovering Korean Skincare was, perhaps you could say – a monumental disaster (dry skin, acne, and dullness). I have tried out skincare, especially sunscreens, from multiple reputed brands but none of them seem to sit right with my skin type (I have dry skin and get hormonal acne). About half of the sunscreens, I’ve tried out either left tons of whitecast (which nobody wants) or would either give me acne breakouts (even worse).
This was perhaps a year ago where I started researching K-Beauty on YouTube, Instagram, and a couple of other renowned websites. There were multiple bestsellers, some of which were not available in India at the time. But there was one product that seemed to top the best-selling list; it was this COSRX Aloe Sun Cream. And even better – it was available in India!
Of course, I didn’t jump into conclusions all of a sudden. It took me a good week to really read up on a ton of reviews (both good and bad). But the good seemed to outweigh the bad by miles and I took the risk to invest on it and ordered it through Beauty Barn (found the store through one of their Instagram reels) and also got a good discount for it with lots of freebie samples.
After a few days, the product arrived, I was quite excited yet nervous at the same time. I tried the product the same day (it was sunny) and I was literally flabbergasted at how lightweight and soothing this Korean sunscreen was. If there’s one thing I learnt from my experience with sunscreens is – try it religiously for two weeks and if it’s giving you whitecast or breakouts or both at the same time, stop. I’ve been using this for 3 months now. No breakouts, no whitecast, just a woman in love with her new found HG (holy grail).
Here’s a quick video on the COSRX Aloe Sunscreen by Beauty Barn.
Also, below are some quick review on texture, benefits about the COSRX Aloe Sun Cream, hope it helps.
Texture of the COSRX Aloe Sunscreen
First off, I was impressed with the texture of the sunscreen. It’s lightweight and gets easily absorbed, without leaving any greasiness or stickiness behind. It also has a pleasant, subtle scent that’s not overpowering.
COSRX Sunscreen: a lightweight champ
So, as I’ve mentioned earlier, the question of the moment I had to face was – was it lightweight? I have very dry skin, and I often struggle to find products that provide enough hydration without feeling heavy or greasy. This Aloe Sunscreen was a game-changer in that regard. It left my skin feeling soft, supple, hydrated and moisturized, without any tightness or discomfort.
The COSRX Aloe Sun Cream does more than protect
Of course, the most important aspect of any sunscreen is its sun protection capabilities. The COSRX Aloe Sunscreen boasts an SPF of 50 and PA+++, which means it provides excellent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. I felt confident going about my day knowing that my skin was shielded from the harmful effects of the sun.
Overall, I highly recommend the COSRX Aloe Sun Cream for anyone struggling with dry skin. It’s a great option for daily use, and its hydrating properties make it a standout among other sunscreens on the market.
How I use the COSRX Aloe sunscreen
As for me, I use the Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ as the final step in my daily skincare routine, before applying makeup. Noramlly, I reapply every 2-3 hours, or more frequently if I’m sweating after a run or after swimming. Remember to always use sunscreen as directed and to avoid prolonged sun exposure, especially during peak hours when the sun is strongest.
The COSRX sunscreen lasts about a month
The length of time a pack of COSRX Aloe Sunscreen would last depending on how frequently you use it. If you use it daily and follow the recommended guidelines of reapplying every 2-3 hours when outdoors, a 50mL pack may last for about a month. However, if you use it less frequently, it may last longer.
This has been one of the best skincare investments I have made in a long while. If you are considering to buy the COSRX Aloe Sun Cream or any K-Beauty sunscreen, don’t hesitate and just go for it. I’ve found my holy grail in COSRX and I hope you find yours too. Thanks for reading.