Suncut UV Whitening Essence SPF 50+ – Review

2021 regarding sunscreens isn’t starting well; I hope it won’t be as bad as 2019. 

The formula includes derivatives of vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside) and glycyrrhetinic acid as brightening agents. There’s a mix of zinc oxide and chemical filters resulting in high anti-UV protection. The product contains alcohol, but no fragrance. Suitable for all skin types. 

I bought this sunscreen in the late summer, last year, a few days before Dr. Dray showed it in one of her hauls. A few weeks later she reviewed it, and she said that she didn’t like the sunscreen. It was surprising as she likes many sunscreens, and her negative review of the product made think that it wasn’t a great purchase. 

In short, Dr. Dray was right. A few days ago, I attempted to test this sunscreen twice, but I failed. At first, I applied a quarter of a teaspoon, and it went on smoothly. Upon a quick glance at my face, I noticed a bit of pilling around my nose, but I dismissed it and got on with smearing another quarter of a teaspoon of the sunscreen. And it’s when I encountered significant problems. The sunscreen creates an odd film, it feels like a layer of latex on skin, I don’t know how else to describe it. It wasn’t easy to spread more of the product on the already dried-up base, but it shouldn’t happen because people need to reapply sunscreen. So I decided to pat the sunscreen on my face instead of rubbing it in, and as I was patting the sunscreen, it literally started to peel off my face and ended up on my fingers. It was a hilarious look, an imprint of my hand on my cheek and sunscreen residue resembling scrambled egg whites on my palm. After a laughing fit, I washed off the sunscreen and gave it another go. The second time I used a lesser amount, but after inspecting my face closely in the mirror, I noticed pilled up sunscreen bits all over my face. I removed it and applied a different sunscreen. Immediately after, the product ended up in the bin. It is a shame because the sunscreen has a minimal white cast, and it didn’t gather around my stubble despite the inclusion of zinc oxide. 


Active Ingredients: L-ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Ethanol, Low Temperature Calcined Zinc Oxide, 2-Ethylhexyl ParamethoxyCylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer / Isohexadecan / Polysorbate 80, 2- [4 -(Diethylamino) -2-hydroxybenzoyl] Oleic acid hexyl ester, Otogirisou extract, Chamomile extract (1), Shinanoki extract, Sugina extract, Tokinsenka extract, Sodium hyaluronate (2), Hop extract, Pine extract, Yagurumagiku extract, Yokuinin Extract, lemon extract, rosemary extract, roma chamomile extract, sodium N-stearoyl-L-glutamate, sodium N-stearoyl-N-methyltaurine, xanthan gum, hexamethylenediisocyanate / trimethylolhexyllactone crosslinked polymer, polyhydroxystearic acid, Methylhydrogenpolysiloxane, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (20E.O.), potassium hydroxide, hydrophobic hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, silicic anhydride, phenoxyethanol ( [aff]

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