2020 Best Sunscreens By Director Pi

I’ve been waiting for this post from Director Pi as new-released sunscreens were on my mind, although I still have lots of unfinished sunscreens however new products are always tempting, refreshing to me – not a good habit though^^;

☀️2020 Sunscreen Trends

  1. Reef-safe Formula
    You may already know that sunscreen contributes to coral bleaching and harms marine environments, so it is good that most of Korean sunscreens are formulated without these harmful UV-absorbing agents.
    • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate)
    • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone)

2. Various formulas with different names
New sunscreens have shown vary fast development at least the title: sun essence, sun ampoule, sun primer etc. – sounds like giving ultimate skincare benefits to encourage ‘SKIPCARE’, however it may not work on your skin condition, so Do proper skincare and Don’t miss the sunscreen step on your beauty routine.

Also the formulas, beyond that SPF, broad spectrum(filters both UVA/UVB rays) and water resistance, new trends say ‘Good For Under Makeup’ not all products describe but getting popular that is mentioned on product details with related ingredient.

3. Hyper-detailed Sunscreen
Is it really matter? Well, customers become more conscious of the value of sunscreen so it’s happening in Korea (To me, is too complicated 😅 however Director Pi’s satisfied with this as she is the cosmetic ingredient analyst so she knows what is good for our skin as well as our future in cosmetic industry)

It’s like choosing your foundation shade(21W, 23N, 23C…), the divisions are getting deeper, for example ‘Zinc Oxide Physical, Titanium Dioxide Physical, Sun Primer and Baby Physical Sunscreen etc,. (OMG I just want ‘A Sunscreen’ that suits me. 😹 ) I assure that these innovations in sun protection make sunscreens better for us.

☀️2020 Director Pi’s Recommendations

< Semi-matteTone Up, Physical Sunscreens >

  1. ATRUE Origin Safe Mild Sunblock SPF50+/PA++++
• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oils
• Higher the amount of Zinc Oxide may increase dryness
• Semi-matte finish with semi-tone up effect
• vegan product

(*Just letting you know that above icons mean, made easy to understand & less typing)

2. Fation NoSCalm Repair Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oils
• Higher the amount of Zinc Oxide yet glides smoothly
• Semi-matte finish with semi-tone up effect
• Soft, creamy texture & whitening functional product

3. Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Suncream SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oils
• Semi-matte finish with semi-tone up effect
• Soft, creamy texture absorbs quickly

4. Dr.G Green Mild Up Sun Plus SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc Oxide), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oils
• Semi-tone up effect, Ideal for oily & dehydrated-oily skin
• Renewal version that minimized white cast

5. Dr.G Baby Mild Up Sun SPF35/PA+++

• Physical(Zinc Oxide), Non-nano sunscreen & silicone oil free
• Non-harmful ingredients that perfect for baby
(glides on smoothly, however settled into lines instead of absorbing – as it says “For Baby”)

6. Dr.Jart+ Solarbiome™ Zincream SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc Oxide), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oil
• Semi-tone up effect, Non-sticky residue
• Contains fermented extract

7. Dr.Orga Premium Sun Protection Cream SPF50+/PA+++

• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oil
• Semi-tone up effect, Ideal for dry skin
• Great for ‘No Makeup’ makeup look or makeup base

👍 Her recommendations in order of preference

< Essence Type 💦 Physical Sunscreens >

  1. Medicube Red Capsule Suncream SPF50+/PA++++
• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen without silicone oil
• Semi-tone up, Essence-like texture, May not be good for under makeup
• Contains Niacinamide, Recommend for oily skin type

2. The Saem Eco Earth All Protection Suncream SPF0+/PA++++

• Physical(Titanium Dioxide), Non-nano sunscreen without silicone oil
• Hydrating formula with refreshing finish, No white cast
• Contains Niacinamide

3. Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Physical Sunscream SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Titanium Dioxide), Non-nano sunscreen without silicone oil
• Hydrating formula with refreshing finish, No white cast
• Contains Niacinamide

4. Botanic Heal boH Derma Defence Panthenol Suncream SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc Oxide), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oil
• Lightweight texture with semi-matte, semi-tone up finish
• Recommend for combination to dehydrated oily skin types
• Contains Niacinamide & fragrance

5. Dr.Jart+ Solarbiome™ Fluid SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oil
• Water-droplet texture with semi-tone up finish
• Water-proof, Sweat-proof formula with excellent adherence
• Contains ethanol, silica & calamine, Ideal for oily skin type

6. Dr.Jart+ Solarbiome™ Primer SPF50+/PA++++

• Physical(Zinc & Titanium), Non-nano sunscreen with silicone oils
• Semi-matte finish with white cast, Good for under makeup
• Contains Niacinamide

👍 Her recommendations in order of preference

To be continued with Chemical Sunscreen Recommendations..
(Thanks for reading~ 😂 )

*Article source from Director Pi’s Blog Post

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