Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 PA+++ ($14) is an affordable SPF option from Korea that will totally change the way you feel about applying sunscreen. I think we can all agree that SPF can sometimes be a chore since many formulas are very thick, greasy, and need adequate time to set before any other skincare or makeup is applied on top of them.
Many, many years ago I migrated towards Japanese sunscreen since I loved the quick to absorb gel textures. I realize most days I’m raving how great Japanese sunscreens are but I forget how many fantastic Korean ones are around as well.
One of those being Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 but it does have one major downfall.
Like many Japanese sunscreens Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 contains alcohol denat. Sh1t!
That’s the one thing about most Japanese and Korean SPF formulas that sucks! Alcohol! Alcohol in all formulas. Where’s there’s a gel or thin formula they’ll be alcohol in my experience. It’s what gives these products their quick absorbing texture. It sucks to say the least but it seems to be a necessary evil.
Alcohol does break down collagen and of course, it’s quite drying but I have to admit I can’t be convinced to not use Korean or Japanese sunscreens because of those facts. I just love the quick absorbing formulas way too much to quit them. They absorb fast, wear well under makeup, and offer high levels of sun protection.
Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 is a light, thin, runny milk SPF that absorbs super fast into skin. At first it is a bit greasy but within seconds it sets to a very smooth finish. I actually never felt dry using this even though alcohol is the second ingredient. It’s fragrance-free but does have a sting if you get it into your eyes so beware during application.
Yes, the alcohol stinks but I still love this one and I pleasantly hide my head in the sand about the alcohol content.
Oh well! I’m sure there’s at least one skincare product you’re loving that doesn’t contain the best ingredients in the world am I right!? Spill! What is it?
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Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 is a fantastic quick to absorb sunscreen that works beautifully under makeup without feeling heavy, greasy, or leaving a white cast behind however, you’ll have to take on a high level alcohol in this formula which could prove drying or even break down collagen in your skin!
Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Rosa Davurica Bud Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Psidium Guajava Leaf Extract, Limonia Acidissima Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Artemisia princeps Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Flower Extract, Calendula officinalis flower water, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Water, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,. BHT, Sodium Hydroxide, Betaine, Caprylyl Methicone, Methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 Dimethicone, Bis- PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG- 20/5 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance
- Quick to absorb and sets fast without leaving skin sticky, greasy, or dry.
- A light, thin, runny formula allows for easy application.
- Doesn’t leave a white cast.
- Alcohol is one of the second ingredients in the formula!
If you’re willing to bury your head in the sand about the alcohol content here you might just love Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 which wears super well under makeup and other skincare with a quick absorbing formula that sets to a smooth finish and offers high levels of protection!