Logically Skin Hydro Multi-Shield Sun Essence SPF30 PA++++ Review
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I love sunscreen and use it everyday, even if I don’t plan on leaving the house. It’s a habit ingrained in me over the years. Long before I was into kbeauty, I was using daily lotions with SPF. Granted, back then SPF15 was the norm, but now I prefer SPF50 (or at least 30). This isn’t necessarily because I was uber enlightened about the aging UVA rays or the risk of skin cancer, but rather because I’m fair and burn quickly. I once got sunburnt in Russia in March, which is quite an accomplishment. My sunscreen use was born out of necessity.
Logically Skin Hydro Multi-Shield Sun Essence is a totally clear, non-greasy sunscreen with a light texture and non-sticky finish. In addition to providing sun protection, it also promises to reduce redness and inflammation, help with collagen production, and protect the skin from environmental pollutants such as dust. Logically Skin is known for its proprietary ingredient Aquatide, present in many of its formulas. The Sun Essence is available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), Amazon, Jolse, and eBay.
How to use:
Apply at the end of your morning routine
Don’t forget the neck, eyes, and ears
This sunscreen is very easy to spread. It’s quite moisturizing and has a noticeable scent that I didn’t find unpleasant. The finish is natural, maybe slightly on the dewy side - I typically top off with a light layer of translucent powder as I enjoy a more matte look.
Here’s a curious observation - my tube looks identical to the one on YesStyle, with one key difference. Mine lists SPF50. YesStyle? SPF30! The brand says it’s a conscious decision to adjust the SPF for it to be a “smarter, more reasonable daily sunscreen”. Is SPF50 considered unreasonable now?
I can only guess as to the reason why, but my gut feeling is that this product was tested when a lot of other kbeauty sunscreens were going through consumer scrutiny, and perhaps SPF30 is a more accurate representation of the protection it provides. The marketing materials say that consistent, diligent application of a lower SPF in a cosmetically elegant formula is more important than a higher SPF rating, so I’m guessing SPF30 with a nice feel / texture is what they could achieve vs making it a 50. My personal opinion is that the best sunscreen is the one you’ll use consistently and willingly, be it SPF30 or 50. For the beach I’d go with as high SPF as you can tolerate, plus a hat an UPF clothing (I have some suggestions in my Amazon favorites).
The biggest gripe I have with this product is its size - I could really use a large tube, especially since sun protection is so important and each application takes about two finger lengths. Another sticking point is that this is marketed as reducing redness and inflammation, yet contains known irritants such as lavender oil, geraniol, linalool and limonene. If I had inflamed skin, this wouldn’t be my product of choice.
I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry-normal everything else. I had two tubes of this sunscreen at different times, and finished both of them. It’s definitely not bad, and my skin doesn’t react to any of the ingredients. I prefer slightly more matte formulations, but that’s not a deal breaker. It would probably be extra nice for the Fall and Winter since the formula is not drying at all (and some matte formulas can lean that way). If you are interested in my sunscreen favorites, sorted by skin type and filter type, check out this post in my Facebook group.
I would prefer a fragrance free version just so more people could enjoy it, even though I do not have sensitivities myself (or at least not yet, sometimes they develop with time). And of course I strongly lean toward SPF50, not 30, especially in the Summer, because my skin is not at all resilient to the sun.
Overall, it’s not a bad sunscreen and if I got it again, I would use it.
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Logically Skin Hydro Multi-Shield Sun Essence ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Niacinamide, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone, Ethyl Hexanediol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil, Crepidiastrum Denticulatum Leaf/Stem Extract, Heptasodium Hexacarboxymethyl Dipeptide-12, Tetracarboxymethyl Hexanoyl Dipeptide-12, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene