Why I Love Korean Sunscreen

Sunscreen That You’ll Actually Love To Wear

American sunscreen leaving you shiny, chalky and annoyed? You know you should protect your skin, but there has to be a better way!

Korean women are known to be a little “extra” when it comes to sun protection – wearing huge hats or even umbrellas to block the sun’s harmful rays. This is why most of them have such beautiful, youthful skin. And, they would never leave the house without slathering on a ton of SPF. And neither should you!

Even a little sun exposure can cause sun spots and premature aging. It’s a lot easier to prevent aging and spots than it is to reverse them.

Sunscreen is your best defence against aging and you should start when you’re young, before aging starts to show! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

It’s no secret that the sun is damaging to our skin, causing premature wrinkles, age spots and even worse- skin cancer! Yet, many of us skip the sunblock! Why? For me, I didn’t like the way it felt.

Have you ever applied your sunscreen and an hour later you catch a glare in the mirror, so you look and to your horror it’s your shiny nose thanks to sunscreen!

Most our American sunscreens are so thick, pasty and goopy. Even the oil-free kinds seem to leave a weird texture on my skin. I’d rather just skip it all together. And makeup, over the sunscreen? It would ball up and smear…. what a mess! Until last year, when I discovered Korean sunscreen. It’s SO different than typical American sunblock. 

Korean sunscreen is lightweight, easily absorbed and some of them even seem to work almost like a primer- making my makeup stick better and last longer!

They definitely aren’t thick and shiny! The ones I recommend below seem to melt right into my skin, becoming like an invisible barrier between you and the sun!

And, they’re super cheap! I found mine on Amazon for under $20 and it lasts a whole season/ What have you got to lose? This summer, protect your face without sacrificing how your skin looks and feels.

Once you try Korean sunscreen, I don’t think you’ll ever go back to the pasty stuff we have here.

Want To Try K Sunscreen But Don’t Know Where To Start?

It’s hard to find anything like it here in Canada, but you can find almost anything on Amazon! I am an Amazon affiliate and this post does contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no cost to you.

I have included a product showcase of some of their top rated K Beauty sunscreens below:

You might recognize the brand Biore, but you won’t find this sunscreen easily in America and it’s a shame because it is my absolute fave. You won’t even know you’re wearing it.

This Missha sunscreen is SPF 50 so it has high protection but is lightweight and goes on like silk.

This one by Etude House is actually oil controlling so it’s incredibly lightweight and not greasy. It works GREAT under makeup and lasts for hours.

 Try K Beauty sunscreen and you’ll NEVER go back to western sunblock again! Stay protected my friends:)

Korean Sunscreen Vs Western Sunscreen

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  1. Edward says:

    Humm. I think it’s useful. Where can we purchase some of those?

    1. It is so much better than the goop you typically see in America! There’s a showcase within my page showing some of the most popular Korean sunscreens! And you can also check out amazon- just search Korean sunscreen:)

  2. Fascinating! i rarely wear sunscreen because I can’t stand the scents and the texture, might just give the Korean sunscreens a try! thanks!

  3. I use sunscreen religiously but have never thought of using a Korean one, I shall definitely look into purchasing some.

  4. Oh wow, might have to order some!

What do you think? Let me know below:)