I'm more combo / normal and oily.. mainly my nose. It can turn into an oil slick in the summer quicker than I can finish my face. This Etude House 'sunprise' is the best one I've found! It doesn't make the perimeter of my face too dry and actually helps my nose / cheek area control themselves.
This is my favorite sunscreen. Not greasy, no white caste, doesn’t irritate my skin, and wears well under makeup.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_StK9Db2CYNGQJ
I have combination skin, and my absolute favorite is Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. It's effective, affordable, widely available (that link is for Amazon), feels light, absorbs well with no white cast, and smells citrusy. I've tried a few other AB sunscreens, but I haven't liked any enough to rebuy except this one (several times now). The only thing I can't speak to is how well it wears under makeup, as I don't wear foundation at all.
I would have recommended this if you didn't. I absolutely love this stuff. It's by far the least greasy sunscreen I've ever used -- not that I've tried a ton of sunscreens, but after finding this stuff, I don't feel like I need to try any more.
product link via Amazon (US) for anyone who's interested.
I don't know if there are any UK specific brands and I'm still on the lookout because I'm sure there must be! However, I've recently got the Etude House Sunprise one from Amazon, and I'm liking it so far. I'm 90% sure it's a physical blocker, and reef safe. Little to no white cast, and I'm brown so it would definitely show up. The downside is the price and the fact that it came wrapped in a tonne of plastic when it was delivered. Pretty sure the K beauty stores in/around Chinatown may carry it but I've heard their prices are hiked way way up.
Which one do you suggest for sensitive skin? I have a korean one this one I just need to find it lol
Hi! I have anxiety that can cause sensory issues and I completely understand where you are coming from. My best recommendation would be the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. After about a minute you absolutely CANNOT tell it's on your skin. If you have any dry patches and you're using it multiple times a day, I'd recommend bringing a little bit of your favorite moisturizer and layering that with the sunscreen as it can start to dry out your skin unless you have very oily skin. It's an Asian sunscreen like everyone else is recommending! It's also fairly affordable (much more than a brand like supergoop) which is definitely a plus.
It's non-greasy & dries down quickly to matte. I have combo skin so it can dry out some parts of my face (alcohols), but I've never noticed an issue on the oilier parts of my skin & a lot of the reviews on Amazon are from people with oily skin. If you do end up buying from there just make sure when checking out that the seller is the official ETUDE since Amazon has fakes in a lot of skincare.
It's really too bad that it's drying on my skin because otherwise it's been a perfect sunscreen. Very light milky texture & no cast on my pink/pale skin which most other mineral ss have
I currently have the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+/ PA+++ that I bought on amazon! it's the mineral version. I'm SouthEast Asian and it doesn't leave a white cast on me, just a slight initial one but it does go away after letting it sit for a few minutes. This does contain some alcohol and fragrance but it does not irritate my skin at all or dry it out (esp for me as I have dry and sensitive skin too). It is also a milky texture but does not run too much. Not waterproof I believe.
+1 For Etude House Sun Milk! This is my main sunscreen right now and is normally around $8-$10 on Amazon.
When I was researching AB sunscreen on Amazon, I've come across this inexpensive Etude House sunscreen. According to the reviews it's matte and works well with make-up. Also SPF 50 and PA +++! I hope this helps!
My skin is only barely on the oily side of normal, but I really like Etude House Sunprise. It dries down nicely, never makes me feel oily or greasy, and doesn't sting my eyes or taste bitter if some happens to get wiped/sweated/dripped onto somewhere it doesn't belong.
I used Differin for a few weeks, and that dried me out really badly, and from that experience, I can say I wouldn't recommend the Sunprise to anyone with dry skin. It may also leave a white cast on some skin tones (it's mineral-based), although in the Amazon reviews, it seems like a fairly diverse crowd has success with it. I'm pale, but I haven't noticed any white cast from it, although I do get a bad white cast from some other mineral-based sunscreens (looking at you, Neutrogena.)
I mean right now I am using this one, and so far I think it balances the oily skin I have and not having any reactions trying this.
I have been using this for 7 months now. I think after I'm done using it all, I will try to buy the same one. It's not like omg this is super amazing, but out of the sunscreens I've tried, this doesn't give me an oily feeling.
Give it a go, and if it doesn't work it's only $11
Bc it looks like it can be cystic acne I would recommend you to look for a derm, sometimes only professionals can help.
If you can't go to one or until you do, you may try during the day using a cleanser with salicylic acid like La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying, massage into your skin and let it sit for 1/2 min before rising and using a light gel moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. This sunscreen is indicated for oily skin, and it feels dry, you may try it ( https://www.amazon.com/Sunprise-Sebum-free-Non-Sticky-Protection-Sunscreen/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=sr_1_40?crid=2BPLQ2K0W0UA3&keywords=biore+sunscreen&qid=1668471554&sprefix=biore+sins%2Caps%2C209&sr=8-40)
at night you can clean again with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying, and use something that got a chemical exfoliant or retinol, like the ordinary glycolic acid toner or pixi retinol tonic, but this only can help if you use sunscreen, or it'll worsen your hyperpigmentation scaring! And the use the light gel moisturizer.
I live in Asia so i usually get it from an e-commerce site called Shopee. It's like the Amazon of Asia. Here's a link to the product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sunprise-Sebum-free-Non-Sticky-Protection-Sunscreen/dp/B00WE3XGAC?dplnkId=2f781c6f-84d1-4ea9-a232-a280ca621940
I don’t have super sensitive skin, but a lot of chemical sunscreens break me out. I really like sunprise mild airy finish:
I have sensory issues and can’t have goop on my face.
This is my go to.
Also very lazy/depressed and I keep baby wipes next to my bed for when I can’t even think about making it to the bathroom to wash my face. Not ideal, but it works lol
ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ | Sebum-free, Non-Sticky, Long Lasting Protection, 100% Mineral Based Sunscreen | Kbeauty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_3ZV0NK4JTV57TV06AG70?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I love the Etrude House Sunprise sunscreen. It absorbs completely into my skin with leaving a white cast or a sticky residue.
My daughter and I have been really liking ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_3B4VG3ZPQ1X6VCDAHH6K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It's really light, very lightly scented and is super thin, almost like a serum.
I hope you find something you like!
Etude house makes a very good one. I have the same issues with sunscreen and this is the holy grail for me. It does not leave a cast but i have a light complexion.
I love the Etude House Sunprise line. There are a couple different formulas but I like the “milk” one best. I have a hard time finding sunscreens that absorb into my skin without leaving a white cast. I’ve also used a couple brands that seem to absorb initially, but then my skin turns white when I sweat (AHEM Neutragena). This stuff is absorbs well, it’s SPF50, and it doesn’t pull under make-up (liquid or powder).
Etude House Mild Airy finish. Its a mineral formula. It was too drying for my dry skin but would work great for someone with oily skin. Super light and no white cast.
If fragrance doesn't bother you, this one is incredible! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
It's the Sunprise Mild Airy Finish one. The texture is incredible (watery) and melts into skin like nothing. Leaves zero white cast.
My only gripe is the fragrance, but I'm a stickler for fragrance free stuff. It's also pretty matte, so if you have dry skin I wouldn't use it without a good moisturizer underneath.
Still, the texture is worth it!
I’m using the Etude House sunscreen 50 SPF
I like that it’s less than $10, gives great protection & has a Very soft satin finish..no reactions at all in the year I’ve been using it.
I think Asian sunscreens that have a lot of alcohol (relative to U.S./European ones) are great for my oily skin. The one that really dries down matte for me is Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. It dries down to a matte, almost powder-like finish on me. It's also on Amazon Prime so no crazy long shipping times from Asia and it's more affordable than a brand like La Roche Posay. However, the bottle is pretty small.
Cons: It has a bit of a white cast I think (I'm about Mac NW20) and the UVA protection isn't the highest possible which is a priority for me. But I can't imagine it making your skin oilier. And again the bottle is kind of small so you may have to reorder it often. Overall though I think it's a great option for oily skin.
Etude House Sunprise Sun Milk; matte, pretty sure it's mineral only and relatively cheap, with no white cast. You can get it on Amazon.
I don't know I'd 100% trust this as a sunscreen, but also The Inkey List's Zinc moisturiser. It's got zinc in for a mineral block, but I think it also contains Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) which is a chemical sunscreen and banned in Hawaii for environmental reasons. It's matte, pretty cheap and no white cast. However, The Inkey List don't advertise it as a sunscreen, they advertise it as a moisturiser and kind of talk around the sunscreen properties - likely to get around any extra testing that sunscreen has to go through.
I recently started using the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk and I've noticed it tends to flake up as I apply it on my face. I've been trying to gently rub off the flakes with my towel, but does this reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen?
If anyone here is looking for a kbeauty sunscreen for oily and sensitive/acne prone skin - I’ve finally found the one that doesn’t break me out or cause a white cast! It has a matte finish and blurs our pores pretty nice, and wears better under makeup than any primer I’ve tried. And, it’s only $9 — Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ | Sebum-free, Non-Sticky, Long Lasting Protection, 100% Mineral Based Sunscreen | Kbeauty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_pzQpFb2AF9FKG
Etude House off of Amazon! Only $10 and seriously amazing.
I skipped sunscreen for years because I couldn't find one I liked, until this one! I have super oily and acne prone skin, and it doesn't break me out at all and actually helps mattify my face without drying it out! Can't recommend enough!
It's also a physical sunscreen and not chemical, so it won't sting or burn your eyes.
I really like one on Amazon from Etude House called Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk. It does leave a very faint white cast, but it's easily rubbed out and not noticeable if you're extremely pale (like me). It doesn't pill at all and works well with all my other creams and serums in my system. It also lasted me about 6 months.
You need this one from Amazon in your life!! Mineral, so no stinging. But NO white cast at all! And it smells minimal/good! Almost a bit lemony. And it's on the matte side. And it's $9.50!! I seriously can't recommend it enough.
I hate to recommend Amazon, but try Amazon for KBeauty brands. I like Etude House Surprise SPF 50. I have sensitive, acneic, eczema-prone combination skin and this has never caused any breakouts or eczema flare ups or other issues. It goes on smoothly, absorbs and dries down quickly, doesn't pill or behave strangely under makeup (in a way it actually sort of acts as a primer since it dries matte). It's also just under $10!
There's a lot of really excellent, competitively priced Korean sunscreens available now--I don't think you can go wrong with many formulations as they all tend to be very gentle. Just make sure you're checking ingredient lists and reviews. Good luck with your search!
Mineral instead of chemical should fix that! So zinc and titanium dioxide instead of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, etc as active ingredients. My favorite is this one from Amazon, but it's mattifying. I love it because I have oily skin, but probably not recommended if your skin is dry.
This is my HG sunscreen: Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+/PA+++ (1. Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_J4RLBb31Y8JFN A couple minutes after applying, it doesn't feel like it's there at all. It smells nice, and my sensitive skin likes it. Just have to remember to shake it before applying.
I use this Etude sunscreen Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7-N1Ab4N9SPP5 and it works great! It has a nice faint smell and dries on perfectly, I forget I’m even wearing sunscreen.
I just really like skincare and shit so I spend a lot of my free time learning about it and I spend a lot of time on skincare subreddits. I also have had acne since 8th grade so ever since then I got into skincare. Also helps that I'm going to college to be a cosmetic chemist ��
Edit: I'll add the sunscreen I use if your interested in checking it out but I really recommend it since you have oily skin :)
I have good results with Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy.
Mattifies like the dickens. I use it as a primer under foundation makeup.
Rant+Rave at the same time! Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish
I really want to love this suncreen. i really do. i want to stop dropping money into this endless sunscreen pit. with that said..
pros: IT DOESN'T BURN THE BEJEEBUS OUT OF MY EYES -- AT ALL. that alone makes me want to keep using it regardless of the cons below. it's the first sunscreen that i can apply liberally over my WHOLE face without a fear of running to the bathroom minutes later with tears streaming down my face. it almost makes me wonder, is it effective? is it really doing its job if it doesn't make me cry? after all the sunscreen abuse i have gone through. it also has a very watery texture that glides onto your skin without pulling it and leaves your face feeling clean and velvety dry. however...
cons: its lemony scent with cinnamon undertones MAY seem pleasant at first, but give it a few moments and you will find yourself wondering, why is my head hurting so badly? as i type this i am suffering from a mild headache (surprise) from the smell. it also has a very high alcohol content, and while it is not doing anything bad to my skin, i can definitely feel the dryness in my cheeks and forehead. it also leaves the slightest white cast, so if you are having a flaky skin day like i am today -- it will make those flakes even flakier.
i'm gonna try to power through this -- i'm so sick of throwing away full bottles of sunscreen -- but i may or may not be secretly adding that biore sunscreen to my cart that everyone is raving about.
for spf to be effective you need to apply 1/4 tsp of sunscreen product.
this amount of sunscreen is ok for most but that amount of a moisturizer with spf can feel too greasy or heavy especially if you have oily skin. most people using moisturiser with spf won't end up using enough so won't get enough protection.
I recommend using a lightweight gel moisturiser and a separate sunscreen like la Roche posay Shaka fluid, etude House sunproof, or biore watery essence
Agree with the suggestion to try an Asian sunscreen. I use Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++.
This is hands down best extremely cheap sunscreen I’ve ever tried. It’s great for oily skin - slightly matte finish, dries slightly powdery, it’s super light and NO sunscreen scent.
Etude house sunprise mild airy finish
I’m not sure if the amazon product is old, here it is from the etude house website
From YesStyle: https://www.yesstyle.com/en/etude-house-sunprise-airy-finish-spf50-pa-55ml-55ml/info.html/pid.1039258908?rco=D8KHKA
I personally hate the tatcha sunscreen, it is very pricey and smells so strongly of sunscreen.
I also have ones I love from Hada Labo, missha, and skin aqua, but they are more moisturizing.
I love these threads!
Rose Hip Seed Oil from The Ordinary: This is finally the thing that killed my adult acne. Smells beautiful and moisturizes my very parched skin without breaking me out. And cheeeeeaaap.
Seconding the Freedom Moses sandals I've seen others mention: I have 2 sparkly pairs. They are the perfect quarantine shoe.
Aerie RealMe Leggings: These exceed the hype. I've been a Lululemon Aligns devotee for years and dare I say, these are softer and more comfortable. The only bad thing is they fall down on me even in the right size for my body, but they pill less than the Aligns and cost a third of the price. Again, perfect quarantine leggings.
Etude House Sunprise Sunscreen: I love Korean sunscreens, they are so weightless, and have such a pleasant smell and texture even with 50 SPF. This is my favorite and it's cheaper than Supergoop / other fancy American sunscreens.
I got mine off of Amazon!
Thirding. Here's a US Amazon link, OP, if you're in the US
This stuff is the only product I've found thus far that I consider HG. I wouldn't recommend it for people with dry skin (it has alcohol high in the ingredient list, and it's like highlighter for dry skin flakes), I wouldn't recommend it for people with sensitive skin (it has fragrance as well as a bajillion plant extracts fairly high in the ingredient list), and I'd only cautiously recommend it for people with darker skin tones, since it's mineral-based and could leave a more noticeable whitecast on darker skin. (I mean, it's remarkably whitecast-free for a mineral sunscreen, but it's still a mineral sunscreen).
If you don't fall into one of those three categories, I'd recommend it. It goes on easily, blends well, is cosmetically elegant, smells nice (the best sunscreen is the one you wear, and fragrances be damned, I like how it smells), dries down quickly, stays matte, and is not horrifically expensive.
Ingredients, per their website: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Carex Humillis Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cellulose Gum
I use Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50 and like it! But not sure if it’s similar to Kiehl’s I’m afraid.
Etude House plays nicely under makeup and doesn’t leave a white cast.
This is what I'm currently using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WE3XGAC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It seems small, but it has lasted longer than I expected. Pro: it doesn't leave my skin oily Con: the scent is stronger than I would like
I've also used several by Neutrogena including this one: https://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Dry-Touch-Resistant-Non-Greasy-Sunscreen/dp/B000EPA4GQ/ref=sr_1_31_mod_primary_new?dchild=1&keywords=sunscreen&qid=1607217941&s=beauty&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sr=1-31 I've yet to find one by Neutrogena that isn't greasy on my skin
You could also check out Aveeno. I believe I've used their Positively Radiant sunscreen before.
If you're able to, I'd recommend perusing somewhere like Target to see what fits into your price range. If you buy sunscreen at a place like Target (or CVS and maybe Walgreens?) and find that you don't like it, you can return the product for a refund even if you've used it.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk is my first and thus far only HG product ... which thank goodness, because if there's going to be a product I REALLY like, I'm glad it's a sunscreen.
I don't think it's waterproof, but it ticks all the rest of your boxes. I tried the Biore once and thought it was ok, but I broke out a little bit after using it, so I stopped. That might have been a coincidence, though. At the time, I think it also took like a month and a half to get it through Amazon, although maybe there are better distributors now?
Otherwise, my only other comparisons are this Andalou Naturals sunscreen, and the physical and chemical Neutrogena sunscreens. The Andalou one was ok but a little greasy, and the physical Neutrogena was thick and goopy and left me greasy and white-tinged, and the Neutrogena chemical sunscreen left me shiny for at least 30 minutes and stung my eyes/tasted bitter if I accidentally got some on my lips.
The Etude House is thin, so it goes on easily. It takes all of 10 seconds to rub in. It leaves no white streaks or tint on my skin. It smells good (although the scent is perhaps a little strong.) It leaves my skin matte all day, and it doesn't break me out. It's the first and only sunscreen I've ever used that doesn't make me feel like I'm wearing sunscreen all day -- and I'm super sensitive to having stuff on my face, to the point that I hate wearing makeup because I can feel it on me all day.
The absolute best: amazon link
It’s SPF 50+, PA+++
Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SONrCbFZ97AWC
I feel your pain. Never expected to worry about acne and wrinkles at the same time. Earlier this year I found a great one that doesn't break me out. I've used several made specifically for the face that say non-comedogenic, and they still fucked with my skin. I've been using Sunprise Mild Airy Finish for several months and it's fantastic - can't feel or see it. It's SPF 50 and $10 on Amazon. South Korea makes fantastic sunscreen. https://www.amazon.com/Etude-House-Sunprise-Finish-SPF50/dp/B00WE3XGAC
I also have oily skin. Have you tried Etude House or Misscha sun milks? Etude House in particular is a life changer for me.
I also have very oily skin, or I think it's very oily, anyway. These are what I use:
Etude House (my favorite): https://www.amazon.com/Sunprise-Sebum-free-Non-Sticky-Protection-Sunscreen/dp/B00WE3XGAC
I use Etude House or Misscha on my face, Biore or Blue Lizard on everything else. I like Etude House better than Misscha, which I probably won't repurchase. I also use Supergoop SPF eye cream.
Etude House link: https://www.amazon.com/Sunprise-Sebum-free-Non-Sticky-Protection-Sunscreen/dp/B00WE3XGAC
HANDS DOWN THE BEST SUNSCREEN EVER!!! For anyone looking for a inexpensive light-weight formula with no white-cast this is it.
tell me how a run of the mill dermatologist profit from sunscreen?
the natural alternatives; sure there are mineral sunscreens who use titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as uv filters which are abundant in nature. they are as natural as putting clay on your face.
just note that even chemical sunscreens aren’t harmful to you but if it will make you feel better, please wear mineral sunscreen.
these two are great for daily use. won’t leave white cast, don’t feel greasy at all and won’t cause acne.
Finding the right sunscreen is hard so I have a few sunscreens that I use now, mostly mineral. The trick with mineral sunscreens is that most leave a white cast which is not nearly as much of an issue with chemical ones. A lot of the mineral ones are tinted though to make up for it so part of it becomes about finding your tint. If just using around your eyes, this should be less of an issue though.
I'm not sure where your skin tone lies but I would say if you have "fair" skin, untinted is probably fine. For reference, the makeup color I buy is usually "light neutral" or something along those lines and I use the same sunscreen allover my face (including my eyelids). Below are my thoughts on my mineral sunscreens but, as I mentioned, I think if you're just using for the eyes then I would also look at mineral sunscreen sticks.
Paula's Choice Resist Super Light SPF 30 (link) seems to work well for me, relatively light-feeling and the tint blends in decently. Main downside is that it's not water/sweat resistant.
Etude House Sunprise Airy Finish SPF 50 (link) has even lighter finish and the tint is maybe a bit lighter than Paula's. This one is my favorite. Also not water resistant.
Elta MD UV Elements Tinted SPF 44 (link) is a bit thicker but super moisturizing (could probably use instead of a regular moisturizer in the morning). I would consider this tint to be "medium toned" and probably darker tinted than most mineral sunscreens out there. This one is water resistant. This is a great sunscreen and I used this as my main one for over a year and stopped mostly because I stopped wearing makeup over it and the tint started to bother me - it was too dark. I still use it as my weekend sunscreen though since it's water resistant. They do have an untinted version which I haven't tried.
Try the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy spf 50! Amazing and can get even on Amazon for like $13
You don't have to wear only mineral sunscreens. They tend to not irritate the skin as much, but their effectiveness against UV is about the same as the organic filters.
Colorescience and EltaMD make great zinc based sunscreens that all have at least PA+++, which is a very robust UVA protection measure. Etude House Mild Airy Finish is another really good mineral sunscreen, with PA+++. For organic filters, I personally reach for Neutrogena's Hydro Boost sunscreens or their Invisible Daily Defense sunscreen.
If you want an organic sunscreen with labelled UVA protection, then Japanese brands like Shiseido, Bioré, and Rohto all make great ones. You can purchase them on a website called StyleVana.
This information can feel very overwhelming. Just remember not to over think it. All sunscreens with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher offer very similar protection to one another. Its best to just pick one that you like, and wear it consistently. That's what's most important overall.
I've been using this Etude House one and so far it's been very good in my opinion!
Despite not typically being greasy/oily, what's your skin type generally? I'm very oily especially during the summer, and what's helped me immensely since adding it to my routine is Etude House's Sunprise mild airy finish sunscreen. It's SPF 50, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a white mask, and leaves me matte all day! I'd apply early morning on a hot day, and I'll go at least until late afternoon without too much of an oily shine if any. Without it I can clear a blotting sheet after a couple of hours easily, but with it on I'd be damned if I clear at least half of one. And it's $10 on Amazon :)
I'd also keep a pack of blotting sheets on hand, preferably something paper (not the waxy Clean & Clear ones, but that's just me). A spray bottle of toning lotion that specifically targets shine and oiliness also helps (I use Lush's Tea Tree Water).
I have so many! LA Girl Pro Conceal HD, Essence Shine shine shine clear gloss(I've been using the ELF clear gloss but I like this one more and you get more product for the price), Maybelline Dream BB Fresh, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, ELF Baked Highlighter - Moonlight Pearls, and Peripera Velvet Cheek #6. These are all essentials in my "no makeup" look.
This one's not make up but on Amazon the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ is super cheap for a mineral sunscreen and doesn't break my skin out.
And my one and only liquid eyeliner that I'll ever buy for my oily ass lids, HEROINE MAKE Smooth Liquid Eyeliner. I've seen it in Japanese specialty stores in my area for $20, on amazon it's only $10.49. All other eyeliners get crusty and flake off within a minute of application. This eyeliner has been a game changer.
I'm on tret right now too, and the winter shift is really drying out my skin so my criteria for a sunscreen has been a moisturizing one. I recommend the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+/PA+++, it's less than $20 on Amazon and available for Prime shipping*.* I'd used it throughout the summer and loved it but am now trying out the Tony Moly Watery Sun Essence from SokoGlam (expensive shipping costs to Canada, sadly), and I've also found it very moisturizing.
If you search "sunprise" on Amazon.ca, you'll also find one that's "Mild Watery Light" instead of "Mild Airy Finish", the difference is that the airy is supposed to have a matte finish and the watery does not. I did not find the matte finish of the Airy drying but others may disagree. The "Watery" is cheaper but a longer shipping time.
I forgot who recommended this on SA, but the $10.99 kroger sunscreen invisible gel SPF 40 is INCREDIBLE. it feels really thick when you first put it on, but after a couple seconds, I can't even tell that I'm wearing sunscreen. on the box, it says the sunscreen has the active ingredients of the supergoop! SPF 40 unseen sunscreen (which costs $34).
prior to the kroger sunscreen, I was using the etude house sunprise sunscreen (after hearing good reviews of it on SA), but it made my forehead oily and I looked super pale after application.
I swear by this. It dries clear and you can use it over your eyelids without any burn or tears.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I got mine from Etude’s actual account on Amazon! So it’s reputable. Here’s the link https://www.amazon.com/Etude-House-Sunprise-Finish-SPF50/dp/B00WE3XGAC
(( FYI- I am NOT an expert)
#1 I recommend is SPF ! It'll help with skin sensitivity and hyperpigmentation. Are you in the states? Yesstyle.com or Amazon have some great options, personally I really like the Etude House Sunmilk SPF 50 but I know there are some really good/more serious spf reviews you can find here. Don't bother w/ SPF 15, yes SOMETHING is better than NOTHING but moisturizer w/ SPF 15 isn't super effective.
#2 Is your routine just cleansing? CreaVe and Cetaphil are pretty inexpensive drugstore brands that have awesome products for hyper sensitive skin.
#3 Adding a light water-based moisturizer (AM&PM) could be a good first step.
#4 I would also recommend using an oil at night, if your skin is dehydrated AND oily you probably need to nourish the dryness before targeting the oiliness. My skin LOVES rose hip oil, but YMMV- Jojoba, marula, and other oils work as well.
Hope this helps! Again, not an expert :)
It was too dry for me, but lots of folks on r/AsianBeauty really love Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. You can usually find it on amazon.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ / PA+++. Been using it for three years now, and it's my absolute favorite! I have extremely oily/acne-prone skin and this keeps me matte all day, while not causing any breakouts. I also have hypersensitive skin, so certain sunscreens give me an allergic reaction, but this one is mineral and I haven't had any problems. No white cast (NC45 skin shade), very moisturizing and it sets well under makeup, also reef-safe. It's only $7.30 on amazon, and the product has never changed in quality.
thanks! i think i found it https://www.amazon.com/Etude-House-Sunprise-Finish-SPF50/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=asc_df_B00WE3XGAC/? - is that it?
Etude House Sunprise is often recommended for oily skin.
Alright, would this sunscreen help? Thank you!
https://www.amazon.com/Etude-House-Sunprise-Finish-SPF50/dp/B00WE3XGAC. Leaves. No white cast. Looks beautiful under makeup. Also, I’m about an NW43 in MAC foundations, and I have acne prone skin.
I also have a benzoyl peroxide/antibiotic prescription that helped clear up my skin a lot, but I'm trying to wean myself off of it/go back to straight BP if my skin will let me. If prescriptions count against my three, I'd kill off the face-specific moisturizer and just use whatever other bottle of lotion I use on my body.
If I could add two products to the list, the other ones I reach for every day are:
Desert Essence Oil Blend. It has a few different oils that people here recommend by themselves, so I saw this and got it on a whim. If one is good, ALL OF THEM MUST BE GREAT, RIGHT? (Poking fun at myself here. But my bad logic worked out this time.) It does have orange peel oil in it, which might be irritating for people with sensitive skin, but I like it because it smells nice.
A facial cleanser. My current favorite is probably Acure Radically Rejuvenating Cleansing Cream, but I also kind of love/hate the St. Ives Apricot & Manuka Honey Cleansing Stick (it's very trendy/buzzwordy -- Manuka honey! Cactus water! On a stick! -- it has some questionable ingredients like coconut oil, I'm not convinced that it wouldn't melt in a bag left in a hot car when travelling, and it seems unsanitary to rub the same piece of soap on my face every day [says the girl who uses bar soap], BUT I do actually think it cleanses well/leaves my skin soft/smells nice). I have Vanicream cleanser too, and it does a good job but is kind of a snoozefest.
It sells for $12 on Amazon (Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LmMiBbHJ1TRDY) so is it possible to get it at $10 shipped?
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_M8WIAb6FFF4NR
Is there a reason it has to have an SPF? I use Clinique's DDMG and this sunscreen.
Yup, I got this one Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++.
I use Etude House Sunprise and I looooove it. Here is a link for where I purchased it on Amazon.
Etude House Sun-prise Mild Airy Finish is very mattifying and has great oil control.
LRP moisturizing spf stings your eyes because it has chemical filters. Try Etude House Surprise Mild Airy Finish SPF. This SPF uses physical filters zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The texture is thin with little/no white cast and good for oily skin.