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The Ultimate Asian Beauty Sunscreen Guide

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

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Updated 12.20.2023

Sunscreen is a hot topic in the group (and I’m so glad that you are taking steps to protect the skin from the sun!). Below is my humble attempt to organize the recommended sunscreens into categories. If I tried something myself and have a review, I’ll provide a link. Click on the store name links to go directly to the listing, click on the Review links to read a detailed review. If you have your own favorites, please comment below (and tell me why you love it).


This used to be a post in the group, however it's grown beyond the limits of Facebook formatting, and it made more sense to organize things in a blog post.


If you'd rather watch than read, check out this video review of 20 sunscreens or these tips for protecting your face and body.


Dry Skin

☀️Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defence Sun Cream - 100% physical

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Amazon Review

Could have white cast on deeper skin tones.


☀️ROVECTIN Skin Essentials Deep Moisture UV Protector SPF50+ PA++++ - 100% physical

Jolse eBay (Jolse store) YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT) Review


☀️Dr.Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Moist Sun SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Oshen Skin (code KBHOBBIT10) Review


☀️CosRx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream - Combo physical / chemical filters

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Amazon eBay Review


Oily / Combination Skin

☀️Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish - 100% physical


☀️HaruHaru Wonder Black Rice Pure Mineral Relief Daily Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ - 100% physical

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77) Jolse StyleKorean Blooming Koco Review


☀️Rovectin Skin Essentials Double Tone-up UV Protector - 100% physical

Jolse YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylekorean Stylevana Review

May not work on deeper skin tones - see review for swatches


☀️SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Air-fit Suncream Plus SPF50+ PA++++ - 100% physical

Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Jolse iHerb (code CWN6107) Amazon official storefront

May leave a while cast on deeper tones


☀️Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Review

Water and sweat resistant


All skin types

☀️Neogen Day-Light Protection Sunscreen - Combo physical / chemical filters


☀️Rovectin Skin Essentials Aqua Soothing UV Protector - 100% physical

Wishtrend (code LUCY15) YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Jolse Stylevana eBay Amazon Review


☀️Canmake Mermaid UV gel (clear) - Combo physical / chemical filters

This is too dewy for my liking, but has a cult following and leaves no white cast on all skin tones.


☀️SkinAqua UV Super Moisture Essence - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT)

Not sticky or shiny, goes on totally clear (based on reviews), doesn’t have a scent


☀️SCINIC Enjoy Super Mild Sun Essence - all chemical filters

Oshen skin (code KBHOBBIT10) YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Review


☀️Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen - Combo physical / chemical filters

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (discount code INF10KBH) Amazon Jolse

This is very similar to Canmake 01 but comes in a larger size


☀️Etude House UV Double Cut Aqua Sun Essence - all chemical filters (this is WATERPROOF!)

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Jolse Review


☀️Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel Review - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH)


☀️Make p:rem Cica Pro Soothing Sun Essence 50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77)


☀️d'Alba Waterfull Essence Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77) Review


☀️Jumiso AWE-SUN AIRY-FIT Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH)


Sticks & Powders

☀️Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH)

Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77) StyleKorean Review

This is pretty rich and is best for dry skin - see review for more info.


☀️Abib Airy Sunstick Smoothing Bar SPF50+ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH)

Water resistant; great for combo / oily skin. Much lighter than the Abib protection bar.


☀️SCINIC - Enjoy Super Active Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Amazon Stylevana (code INF10KBH)


☀️Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++ - combo physical / chemical filters

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Amazon Reveiw


☀️Make p:rem UV Defense Me Calming Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++ - 100% physical

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Review


☀️TOCOBO Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH)

Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77) StyleKorean Review


☀️I'm From Rice Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ - 100% physical

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Wishtrend (code LUCY15) Review


Water Resistant / Waterproof

☀️Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ - all chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Review


☀️Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Review

Body

☀️Make p:rem UV defense daily sun fluid - combo physical / chemical filters

Amazon YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Review


Lips

☀️Rohto Mentholatum Water Lip Balm

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Review


☀️Rohto Mentholatum Melty Cream Lip Balm SPF25/PA+++

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana Review


☀️Abib Protective Lip Balm Block Stick SPF15

YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) Stylevana (code INF10KBH) Jolse StyleKorean Review

UPF clothing

☀️Coolibar


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