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Hooray, the highly anticipated new Purito sunscreen is here! And it passed the SPF testing (more about that in the My Impressions section). Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen is a hybrid with chemical and physical filters and SPF50+ PA++++. It’s available on YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT for savings), Stylevana (discount code INF10KBH), Amazon, and Jolse.
This sunscreen has a light texture and is very easy to spread. It’s not runny by any means, but is lighter than most other SPF formulas I’ve tried. The product is fragrance free, and I don’t notice any scent at all (fragrance free doesn’t always mean without scent, sometimes scent can come from the ingredients in the formula that are not fragrance, but this sunscreen seems to be completely devoid of any aromas). I use this all over the face, neck, ears, and chest. There is no eye irritation, which is an important thing for me, since the delicate eye area needs sun protection too. I don’t see any white cast at all.
How to use:
Apply evenly as the last skincare step (before makeup, if using)
Re-apply every two hours during sun exposure, after swimming, etc.
This is a good sunscreen. I have combination skin with some oily and some dry areas. For me, the most important thing (other than actual sun protection) about sunscreen is the feel of it on the skin. Purito sunscreen is not sticky or greasy, and feels just like my skin (but a little softer) to the touch.
I prefer more of a matte finish, and Purito Go-To sunscreen is definitely dewy / glowy, but that’s easily addressed with a light dusting of powder (I use this one).
Even with the powder on, my face has a healthy, youthful glow, and I like that. If you enjoy straight up dewy finish, then skip the powder altogether. I would love it if this came in a large pump bottle to use on the body as well, because I would love glowing, protected body skin for the warmer seasons.
On my combination skin, the sunscreen wears incredibly well. I’m mostly indoors these days, so I don’t always reapply it throughout the day (I do if I’m going for a walk), and I’m pleased to say that my face doesn’t look oily or greasy in the evening. The fact that this is fragrance free is also good. While I’m not typically sensitive to fragrance, I still prefer unscented products if that’s an option (plus, this means more people can use them!). I think people with dry skin will appreciate this as well, because it’s not drying in any way.
And now let’s talk about the whole scandal part...
If you are a skincare enthusiast like myself, you probably heard of the “Korean sunscreen controversy” or “Purito scandal” in 2020 (as if 2020 needed more bad news). I’ve written my opinion before, but to recap - sunscreen brands from all over the world fail SPF testing, and it’s usually not publicized. This is not an issue specific to Korea or to Purito. I think Purito handled the news really well. They also took on the brunt of consumer outrage, because their brand was the first one to be publicly announced as being below the stated SPF label. The news came from a competitor (said to be planning a launch of their own sunscreen), who decanted supposedly Purito products into unmarked bottles and sent them off to different labs for testing. I see a huge issue with that whole scenario. Purito did conduct its own testing, which was also below the label SPF, and never publicly said anything negative about the competitor who initiated this testing and published the results. There were several more brands who didn’t pass the testing (like Krave), and yet the sunscreen scandal is mostly associated with Purito.
I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not exactly an unbiased party. While I do not have a financial relationship with the brand and have never accepted any payments from them, I do really like them and have worked with them since their very beginnings. I think they are honest people and I do not believe they deceived anyone knowingly. Plus, almost every product I’ve tried (which is close to every product they make) worked well for my combination skin. When I was a tiny blogger with no following at all, Purito still agreed to work with me, so they will forever hold a special place in my heart. I was personally quite upset with the whole sunscreen happenings and how some people swore off the brand completely or villainized its owners.
I’m happy to see that the new, thoroughly tested formula is still very much cosmetically elegant, and I hope it works for most people and skin types. After all, the actual SPF doesn’t matter if it’s housed in a sticky, greasy, white product that nobody wants to apply.
Have you tried the new Purito sunscreen yet? What did you think?
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Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid