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Rovectin Skin Essentials Double Tone-up UV Protector SPF50+ PA++++ Review

If someone forced me to choose just one skincare step (which would be cruel) to use for the rest of my life, I would choose sunscreen in a heartbeat. I have very fair skin that burns easily, plus the UVA rays are present all year and can really age the skin. And, of course, the skin cancer risk is a real concern.

Because of my unhealthy (or healthy, rather), obsession with sunscreens, I’m always trying new ones and am constantly on the hunt for something great. I prefer mineral / physical filters, and greatly dislike greasy finishes or white cast.

When Jolse offered me to pick out anything from their website to try (thanks, Jolse, I’ve been a loyal customer for 4 years), I had to include Rovectin Skin Essentials Double Tone-up UV Protector. It’s available for purchase on* Jolse with global delivery. You can see the other products I chose in this unboxing video.

Rovectin is a new-to-me brand that I started using in 2020, and so far have loved everything I tried. You can read my other Rovectin reviews here. The sunscreen promises to protect from the sun, improve the look of wrinkles, and even out the skin tone. The matte finish makes it a possible 2-in-1 product to be used as a makeup base.

Centella in the ingredients can help soothe acne-prone and irritated skin, and niacinamide is a well-known ingredient for minimizing the look of pores and reducing hyperpigmentation.

Pictures: left - right after application; right - when the product sets (takes a few minutes).

Rovectin Double Tone-up UV Protector isn’t really tinted, but it does have a certain pinkish color to it that almost works as a foundation for me. Almost, because it lacks the coverage of makeup, but makes my skin look brighter, smoother, and more even. I am not a cosmetic formulator, but I think it may somehow scatter light in just the right way.

How to use:

  • Apply at the last stage of skincare

  • Really oily types can use this as their morning moisturizer

  • I have combination skin (plus it’s winter right now), so I apply a different moisturizer, let it absorb, then use the sunscreen

My impressions

I don’t recall ever having a tone-up sunscreen before, and apparently I’ve been missing out. I love how this formula goes on - very easy to spread, not greasy. It looks slightly dewy at first, then sets to a nice satin finish. It’s not overly matte and doesn’t highlight dry areas on my face (huge plus).

I find myself using translucent powder on top of most sunscreens, but I don’t need it here. The finish is perfect for my liking. As far as working under makeup - no issues. Rovectin SPF doesn’t interfere with any makeup I choose to wear, which is admittedly not very often.

The high SPF is another selling point for me. Is SPF50 needed in my daily life? Probably not. But most people, and I’m sure I’m one of them, do not apply SPF perfectly and do not apply enough of it, so a higher SPF rating may mean that I’m getting better protection.

I’m so happy that more people are realizing the importance of daily SPF, and that there are many brands that come out with great, non-greasy formulas that are a pleasure to use. I’m loving the Rovectin Skin Essentials Double Tone-up UV Protector (ok, I wouldn’t be mad if the name were shorter haha) and highly recommend it. Admittedly, I am not sure how the tone-up / tinted thing would work on deeper skin tones, but on me it looks great.

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This product was sent to me for free. This is not a sponsored review - all opinions are my own.

Rovectin Skin Essentials Double Tone-up UV Protector SPF50+ PA++++ ingredients:


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