Another good Korean sunscreen! Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++ (dry skin review)
Yet another good Korean sunscreen! This one has a lightweight cream texture, but without the dewiness and oiliness. It only makes me dewy if I apply a ton. Other than that, it basically feels like nothing on my skin.
Pretty self-explanatory packaging this time! Here are the English sides of the box it comes in:
The full list of ingredients can be found here on Missha's US website.
Here is the tube. It's made of soft plastic, so it deflates when you use it:
I thought the shiny cap was quite pretty ^.^
It smells light and refreshing, I want to say like flowers?
It’s a lightweight cream. It spreads easily and requires a bit of blending, but it doesn’t tug at your skin:
On my face: It feels gooey and sticky at first, but it absorbs within a few minutes. After that, there is no dewiness or oiliness. My skin feels matte, and at the very most, slightly tacky. There's no white cast with this one.
Now if I apply a ton, that is, closer to the 1/4 tsp that you’re supposed to apply, then my skin gets pretty dewy:
And after all that completely absorbs (in about 10 minutes or so), my skin feels like it has a thin coating of oil on it. It's as if I had applied an oil ampoule. It doesn’t feel heavy, though.
Basically, it really depends on how much you apply! If you apply a little, there’s not much texture once it absorbs. If you apply a lot, you get a bit of oil coating left on your face.
Foundation’s texture: When I apply a lot of this sunscreen, it makes my BB cream look slightly less powdery, but not by a whole lot. Here is a close up picture:
It's noticeably smoother close up, but not so much from an interpersonal distance. If you want a greater effect on your foundation, I’d go for something creamier or oilier.
Foundation’s lasting power: It did not weaken my foundation’s lasting power.
I like it a lot and would definitely recommend it! Good texture, great scent, and a sliiightly positive effect on my foundation.
I will say, though, that if you have very dry skin, this sunscreen probably isn’t your ideal. It’s good, but maybe not great. It doesn’t offer the dewy moisture that other sunscreens (like the Skinfood or The Saem) do.
Other than that though, I have no complaints! It all comes down to your personal preference, really. :)
Thanks for reading! If you have any specific questions about the sunscreens I have (like which one is creamier between the two), feel free to ask ^^