Missha Sunscreen Review
It’s summer and it’s blazing hot! What better time than now to talk about sunscreens. I’ll admit I was never really a fan of sunscreen until my early 20’s. Sunscreen back then was always thick, greasy, sticky, and left a horrible white cast. I started out using La Roche Posay because they had the most comfortable formula back then, but as I ventured into the world of KBeauty it was like I hit the jackpot. I’ve tried Dr. Jart, Innisfree, Clinique, Shiseido, Neogen, several other brands, but Missha is the one I keep returning to. I've tried a few of their sunscreens and here are my thoughts.
What It Is
Missha sunscreens are all lightweight formulas that provide UVA and UVB protection. They offer many varieties with features such as waterproof and matte finishes. In terms of price point, they are quite affordable at $20 and under.
Where To Buy
I’ve purchased all my Missha sunscreens through Soko Glam. Aside from Missha’s own website, they can also be purchased on Amazon, YesStyle, Ebay, etc.
This one was the first and best Missha sunscreen I used and I wish they kept this formula! It had the perfect amount of moisture/grip to make my mineral foundation look perfect. No joke, my skin looked glowy and poreless. It was so good I wish I bought a few more bottles as backup. It was not the thinnest formula, but it was still comfortable, non- irritating and did not cause breakouts. Sun protection was great and I never experienced burns or freckles. COSDNA rated this product safe to use and low in irritants. This was a chemical sunscreen and it did not cause eye irritation.
I bought this one when I found out it was the new formula that replaced the one I mentioned above. I hoped it would be just as good or better, but it’s thinner and not as hydrating. It works as a sunscreen should, but it doesn’t make my makeup look as good compared to the old formula. This is another chemical sunscreen and is safe to use all around per COSDNA’s analysis. I did not experience any irritation or breakouts, sun protection was good, and no burning eyes! There is a light fragrance, but it dissipates quickly.
This waterproof version is the sunscreen I’m currently using. It contains zinc oxide along with other chemical sunscreens so this product is a hybrid! It is water resistant and controls oil production quite well. This formula is pretty thin so it does run. Upon application it kind of feels like a dry oil, but it leaves a matte finish. My makeup lasts longer and I don’t have to powder my face- score!!! When the oil finally breaks through by the end of the day, it just looks like a natural glow. It’s definitely not hydrating so you have to moisturize pretty well prior to application. Just like the other two sunscreens I tried, this one has a light fragrance, but doesn’t cause any irritations and ranks similar on COSDNA. For hot weather and combo/oily skins I definitely recommend this one!
Of the few Korean sunscreens I’ve tried, I think Missha did a good job offering protection for every skin type and lifestyle. They’re the most comfortable sunscreens I’ve tried and they're relatively easy on the wallet. If you’ve been on the fence about trying them or are just looking for a good sunscreen definitely check out Missha.
P/S: Please excuse the lack of photos. I no longer have two of the sunscreens I talked about and this post was about all three so it seemed only fitting to compose a photo that was complete.