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User reviews

Recommend 10 reviews
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90%
How well does it work for moisturization? 1 review
Poor
Excellent
How would you describe the finish? 10 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 4 reviews
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 10 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 10 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 5 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 5 reviews
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 4 reviews
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

Based on the ingredients included, we believe that "Beauty of Joseon - Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotic SPF50+ PA++++" can offer reliable sun protection. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

As a plus, this sunscreen uses some of the new generation UV filters (Tinosorb M). These filters are more stable and more gentle on the skin.

It should also be hydrating enough to use without an additional moisturizer during the day. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product helps prevent early signs of aging.

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. Here are the exact UV filters in this sunscreen: uvinul a plus 3.50% - 4.30%, uvasorb heb 1.20% - 1.40%, uvinul t 2.60% - 3.20% and tinosorb m 2.00% - 2.50%.

Irritation risk

This product contains actives that can be irritating. We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 10 reviews 90% recommend this product
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, 1 % of the reviewers found that it stings eyes.
  • As for the white cast, 1 % of the reviewers found that it leaves a white cast.
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, all of the reviewers (5) say that it does not clog pores.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, all of the reviewers (5) say that it does not pill under makeup.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell - light fragrance.

Price

The product retails from 13.33£ up to 25.67£ in the United Kingdom, for 17.98A$ in Australia and from 10.99$ up to 29.50$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

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What does the product description say?
"Additional ingredients of rice extract and grain-derived probiotics help keep skin supple and hydrated."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, saccharomyces/rice ferment filtrate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: cocos nucifera fruit extract, coco-caprylate/caprate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains adenosine, niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

This product can also help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
30%
Declared
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
5.8% - 7.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4% - 4.9%
Uvinul A Plus. A new generation broad spectrum sunscreen that offers an effective protection especially in the UVA range. It is stable in formulations. Unfortunately, is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.5% - 4.3%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
2.4% - 2.9%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2.6% - 3.2%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
1.7% - 2%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It also provides some protection against visible light. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. Its physical properties help to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. It can leave a slight white cast. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2% - 2.5%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Uvasorb HEB. A UV filter. Is effective against UVB and UVA II rays (but not UVA I). It is photostable. Unfortunately, is not approved by FDA (US) yet
1.2% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.85%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.5% - 0.8%
An enzyme-based exfoliant
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to help reduce dynamic wrinkles (for example, in the corners of the eyes or on the forehead)
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
An extract from fungus (mold) that typically appears on rice. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, might help neutralize free radicals and possibly somewhat reduce hyperpigmentation
0.1% - 0.15%
A product of yeast fermentation. Can contain humectants that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help neutralize free oxidants
0.1% - 0.2%

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