While shopping at Riley Rose, the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream caught my eye and I was intrigued because I never tried an aloe suncream before. The only aloe vera product I’ve used was Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel which I absolutely love. Since I love aloe vera and how it hydrates the skin, I bought the suncream. I tried the suncream on today but holy moly, I did not like it. At. All. I know a lot of people love this product for its hydrating property and it didn’t break them out. Well then… GUESS I’M THE UNICORN. … Plz don’t come at me with pitchforks… 😦
COSRX Background: COSRX is a brand that was built from 13 years of experience from the Korean cosmetic world. They gathered customers’ feedbacks on what they need and their skin concerns to create ingredient-oriented brand. They minimize cost and don’t put much emphasis on advertising and packaging in order to produce products with the best ingredients. Their vision and goal is to create a high performing cosmetic brand with safe and natural ingredients. All of their products are affordable and targets all type of skin concerns such as dark spots, blackheads, blemishes, etc.
Product Details: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ is a sun cream that contains aloe which helps to soothe and hydrate the skin. It protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays. This sun cream is made for all skin types. The suncream is white and it has a creamy texture which glides onto the skin well. It has a slight fragrance that smells floral but the smell isn’t too invasive.
Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Alcohol,Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta
Price: Eh… I think this sun cream is on the pricier side. It doesn’t even contain that much product. Honestly, you could find great sun creams with more product with a lower price range.
Performance: At first, the sun cream was light on my face but however, it felt heavier throughout the day. I was really hoping it would be matte on my face… BUT NOPE strands of my hair kept on sticking to my face so I had to tie my hair up. But man… it made my face so shiny and not in a good way. It wasn’t even a dewy shine but I knew that shine was from my oil. In a span of one hour, I had to blot my face and usually, I use 3 blotting papers but today, I used at least 5. I had to blot my face again during late afternoon and I also used 5 blotting papers. Around 3pm, I noticed I developed a small pimple on top of my lips. I remember my face was clear of any pimples today… Well on the bright side, it didn’t leave a white cast or I would’ve looked like really oily mozzarella cheese that just came out of water LOL.
Conclusion: Yea… this is definitely a no go for me. It said it was made for all skin type but I think it was rather TOO hydrating for me. I think this sun cream will work best for those who have dry skin. But as for me, I have combination skin and this sun cream just triggered a gallon full of sebum on my face. Ugh… I really wanted to like it since I love aloe but I guess some things aren’t meant to be. So farewell to you… I’m just going to continue to use my Innisfree sun cream until I find a better sun cream that’ll mind blow me. The sun cream deserves a 1/5.