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CosRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ Review

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I’m not a very “high maintenance” person - I can live without makeup, jewelry, long baths, or any number of other things. But I cannot and will not live without sunscreen. I did my full skincare routine before heading to the birth center to have my son, and I applied sunscreen before leaving there to bring him home. I take my SPF seriously.

While I usually prefer mineral-only sunscreens, lately I’ve been branching out into hybrid and chemical filter formulas. I wanted to have a more well-rounded pool from which to draw product recommendations for my audience.

One of my current sunscreens is CosRx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++, provided by GlowieCo (save 10% with code kbhobbit10 on anything from their website - they ship from California and carry a curated collection of kbeauty, jbeauty, and tbeauty). The product is also available on YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT for extra savings), Amazon, and eBay.

This sunscreen uses a combination of physical and chemical filters. The lightweight formula promises to absorb quickly without a white cast. CosRx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream is cruelty free and vegan.

How to use

  • Apply generously before sun exposure

  • Don’t forget your ears and sides of the neck

My impressions

I have combination skin with some oily and some dry areas. I prefer and matte finish overall, however some “dew” is ok with me as long as it doesn’t look greasy.

I’m pleasantly surprised by this CosRx sunscreen. I like the scent and how easy the product spreads on the skin. There is no white cast and no stickiness. It works well under makeup or by itself. I usually skip other moisturizers if I’m using this sunscreen. When set with translucent powder, I get the desired matte finish.

If I skip the powder, my skin has a healthy glow without looking oily. It’s not my preferred look, but it’s also not a deal breaker by any means. I think people with dry skin or those who like a healthy glow will appreciate this formula. And while it’s hard for me to guarantee no white cast (I am quite pale), I hope this would go on clear even on deeper skin tones.

Overall, this is a very good option, even for people who don’t like to wear spf. It doesn’t smell like sunscreen, isn’t sticky, doesn’t have a white cast - it’s like wearing a very nice moisturizer that just happens to protect the skin from premature aging. And while I try not to lecture strangers online, I feel compelled to mention that sun protection is needed daily, not just on the beach. UVA rays are present all year long and can age the skin, no sunburn necessary.

Have you tried this sunscreen? What did you think?

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I received this sunscreen for free. This is not a sponsored review.

CosRx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA.


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