Are you in search of the perfect sunscreen for your skin type? Well, you know where to go – “to the world of Korean skincare.” We know that Koreans are top-notch regarding skincare and K-POP! And just like any other skincare, Korean sunscreens are at their peak, dominating the market.
Korean sunscreens give a high performance as the formulation highlights protecting your skin from UV rays and other beneficial ingredients added to treat dark spots, brighten skin, soothe the skin, and so forth. Thus, Korean sunscreen is not just about protecting your skin from harmful UV rays but also about providing extra benefits to your skin. Let’s look at why Korean sunscreens are so popular and check out the best Korean sunscreen for your skin type.
Why are Korean sunscreens so popular?
Like any other Korean-based skincare product that gets a lot of attention, Korean sunscreens have become an absolute favorite for many reasons. Let’s look at it.
Korean sunscreens have more innovative formulas.
The quick approval process and acceptance of many SPF filters in Korea has led to more innovations/advancement in SPF formulation. And thus, it has made Korean sunscreens preferable as their formulas are lightweight and feel comfortable on the skin. The typical or, let’s say, the old formulation of sunscreen does not have a good reputation amongst many of us, as sunscreens were thick primarily and uncomfortable to wear, let alone the infamous white cast. However, Korean sunscreens have become a savior, making skincare users more satisfied with the formulation. We no longer are reluctant to apply sunscreen (because of the chalky finish). We want more of it!
Korean sunscreens are multi-taskers.
Korean sunscreens give dual benefits to our skin and can be rightfully said, “it’s more than just protecting your skin from the sun.” You will find soothing, hydrating, anti-aging, brightening, and other skin-benefiting ingredients. Besides the sun protection aspect of sunscreens, you will find many Korean brands adding treatment ingredients to the list, which is a bonus for your skin. They have mastered the sunscreen game by infusing skin treatment ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramides, etc., into the sunscreen with the primary task of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.
Which is the best Korean sunscreen for your skin type?
If you are searching for the best Korean sunscreen available in India for your skin type, check out this list where we have chosen the best for you.
COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++
Aloe Vera in sunscreen? The COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream is formulated with aloe leaf extract to soothe and calm your inflamed skin while protecting you from harmful UV rays. It is a hybrid sunscreen, a combination of physical and chemical filters. This sun cream has a light creamy texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves no white cast. The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream is known to be moisturizing and suitable as a daytime moisturizer for people with dry skin. This sunscreen is perfect for dry, normal, combination skin types.
ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF 50 PA++++
The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel is making waves on the internet! Let’s owe it to the formulation, which has eight types of hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and Centella Asiatica to repair and soothe your skin along with the SPF. The Isntree Watery Sun Gel is a chemical sunscreen with a creamy and runny lightweight texture and leaves no white cast. This one is perfect for dry, dull, and dehydrated skin. Oilier skin types can use it as both AM moisturizer and sunscreen step.
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++
Give the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream a second glance if you have sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is a physical sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide and other ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramide to lock in moisture and protect skin from environmental damage. Also, it contains niacinamide which has brightening and anti-inflammatory properties. This Natural Sun Cream has a creamy texture, leaves a minimal white cast (that sets and fades in 10-15 minutes), and gives a slightly matte finish.
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++
Perfect for carrying around, the Isntree Airy Sun Stick is a chemical sunscreen consisting of eight hyaluronic acids to hydrate skin and niacinamide and adenosine to brighten and repair the skin barrier.
It is a sun stick with a (solid) balmy texture and glides on effortlessly. The sun stick leaves no white cast on the skin and gives a neutral, light finish. Easy to carry around, and reapplication of sunscreen was never this fun and simple! Suitable for all skin types.
Axis-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen
Mugwort in sunscreen! Along with Mugwort and Niacinamide, which has inflammatory properties, The Axis-Y Physical Sunscreen has squalene on the list of ingredients to keep your skin supple and moisturized. This physical sunscreen provides broad-spectrum sun protection while giving your skin benefits. It has a light creamy texture and leaves a subtle white cast without any stickiness. The Axis-Y Physical Sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and perfect for oily, normal, combo, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. ￼
Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++
Not just the simple and minimal packaging impress us, but also the list of ingredients in the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun has intrigued us! Benefit your skin with the 30% rice extract + Grain fermented extracts, which help keep your skin nourished and moisturized. This chemical sunscreen has a lightweight cream texture and gives a natural glow without leaving a white cast. Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun also has niacinamide for brightening. Suitable for all skin types and will be perfect for dull and dehydrated skin.
A pretty fantastic sun blogging cream, this Benton Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF50+/PA+++ is a physical sunscreen with a Zinc Oxide UV filter to give broad spectrum sun protection. Along with high sun protection, the sunscreen also gives moisturizing, soothing, and brightening effects to the skin with its witch hazel and calamine content. It has a lightweight, not greasy- soft texture with a minimal white cast which disappears in about 3-5 minutes. It has a mild rosemary scent that is not too overpowering. This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for oily to combination skin types who have dehydrated skin.
Benton Mineral Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++
Benton Mineral Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ is a mineral (physical) sunscreen consisting of titanium dioxide, which blocks UV rays and protects skin from sun damage. It is formulated with three types of hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and deeply hydrate the skin. It has a soft balm texture and glides amazingly onto the skin without any stickiness. It has a slight white cast which fades when rubbed. It is suitable for all skin types and recommended for people with oily skin and who do not want heaviness on the skin.
Benton Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++
Centella Asiatica is one incredible ingredient for soothing and repairing. This Benton Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++ has this goodness of an ingredient to protect your skin barrier along with broad-spectrum sun protection. It is a chemical sunscreen with a mint green color and a creamy texture that does not leave any white cast. It gives a cooling effect upon application to the skin and has a light rosemary scent, which fades away after a few minutes. It also offers a moisturizing and glowing finish without the greasiness. This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin and who have damaged skin barrier.
COSRX Vitamin E Vitalizing Sunscreen SPF 50+
This chemical sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for those with dry and dehydrated skin. Consisting of vitamin e, an incredible antioxidant, this COSRX Vitamin E Vitalizing Sunscreen SPF 50+ helps prevent free radical damage and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The power of vitamins e and c increases photoprotection, so you can add vitamin c serum under this vitamin e sunscreen. This combo will also boost the brightening effect! As for the texture, it is lightweight and leaves a soft, smooth, and moisturizing finish upon application without any white cast.
By Wishtrend UV Defense Moist Cream SPF50+PA++++
It comes in a stunning plastic pump bottle to please your skin! It is a chemical sunscreen with 5,000ppm panthenol for all the soothing action on the skin. It is an excellent moisturizing ingredient that improves moisture retention in the skin and prevents trans-epidermal water loss. It also has adenosine which restores skin and stimulates collagen production, improving fine lines and wrinkles. It has a creamy texture which leaves the skin moist. Therefore you don’t need to apply moisturizer in the morning; this is enough to keep your skin moisturized! It has no white cast and absorbs instantly without tackiness, giving a dewy finish. It is suitable for all skin types and recommended for dull, dry, and dehydrated skin.
A soft and smooth finish is what this Tocobo sun stick gives! It is light blue and has a solid balm texture that melts perfectly once rubbed on the skin. It is a hybrid sunscreen.
It has an Herb AC complex that gives anti-inflammatory effects and soothes the skin. Suitable for all skin types and recommended for oily skin types.