Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sunscreen for greasy gals, part I

There are two things I'm into investigating these days: Korean beauty products, and anything designed to help mitigate oily skin. I love being pregnant, don't get me wrong, but pregnancy does a number on skin. While the rest of my body is incredibly dry, my face has really upped its oil production. Yay, hormones!

Various Korean beauty sites, have touted these two sunscreens specifically for oily-skinned people. I slather sunscreen on religiously, but have yet to find a formula that doesn't generate excessive sheen. I'm going to give it to you all straight: neither of these products was a HG for me. Here's my take:
The Neogen Day-Light Protection sunscreen (available via Soko Glam or Sephora),  definitely has moisturizing properties which may make it a good choice to sub into your skincare routine during the winter months. It has a heavier, gel-like consistency, but blends in readily and does not leave an ashy residue.
MISSHA Mild Essence Sun Milk is exactly as described in that it has a more liquid consistency. If I had to commit to these sunscreens, I'd definitely use this one during the warm months. It is light and very easy to apply. There is no issue of a white cast on the skin after applying either of these sunscreens. However, I must say, that both left my skin overly dewy-looking in appearance. For some of you, this might be a good thing. For me, my skin looks "dewy" (read: oily) very easily on its own, so I don't need assistance in this department.
Bottom line, both are reasonably priced ($30 and $22, respectively) and a breeze to apply. Neither is particularly helpful in keeping shine at bay. I'm using the MISSHA sunscreen these days, but will not likely repurchase either in the future.

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