Innisfree is an eco-friendly brand of skincare originating in South Korea and is the first Korean brand to use all natural ingredients. They have a range of makeup and skincare, including several types of sunscreen. Today I am reviewing their Eco Safety Perfect Waterproof Sunblock. This sunscreen is a physical (or mineral) sunscreen, meaning it’s UV filters are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. For more information regarding UV filters, you can read Skinacea. The sunscreen works by deflecting or blocking the suns rays, whereas chemical filters work by absorbing the suns rays.
It contains organic sunflower oil, which is great for dry skin. It also uses a 5-free system: free from animal ingredients, mineral oil, artificial colorants, synthetic fragrance and talc.
$21.11AUD from Innisfreeworld
This sunscreen is high protection, as it’s rating is SPF50+ PA+++. SPF refers to the UVB protection, the rays that cause sunburn and damage to the epidermal layers of the skin. PA+++ refers to the UVA protection, the rays that penetrate deeper and cause skin aging, tanning and even skin cancer. The PA system is used in Asia to determine the amount of UVA protection a sunscreen has. The higher the number of pluses, the more protection. In Japan, it reaches as high as ‘PA++++’, but Korea has regulations limiting the marked rating as ‘PA+++’.
It has a slightly beige colour and a citrus-y scent.
How it feels:
It is slightly heavy on the skin when first applied, but quickly sinks in. There is a slight white cast: which is not noticeable after several minutes. It has a nice finish which would be perfect to wear under makeup, as it looks and feels like a primer.
This is a perfect sunscreen for those who can’t tolerate chemical filters. It’s quite gentle on the skin, and perfect for every day use. Because it’s waterproof, it’s great for summer as well. I have used this sunscreen for a while now and have not broken out on my sensitive skin. I like the product and would recommend it to those who are looking for a high protection physical sunscreen and have normal to dry skin. Also note worthy is Innisfrees’ eco-friendly and recycled packaging