Best Korean sunscreens that leave a radiant finish

Who said magic can't come in a bottle?

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We’ve said this before and we will say it again: Korean skincare is in another league altogether. They not only take their skincare seriously but also impart their wisdom to the whole world. Their products are innovative and brimming with ingredients we didn’t know our skin needed. For instance, their sunscreens are usually packed with the goodness of rice extracts, niacinamide, centella asiatica, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. They are almost always feather-light and leave the skin with a radiant and healthy glow. 

And because we know how painful it is to find the right sunscreen for your skin, we’ve put together a list of the best K-beauty sun protectants for you to try out. They work like magic. 

Cosrx Aloe Soothing SPF50 PA+++ Sun Cream 

If you’re already a fan of Cosrx’s cult-favourite snail mucin essence, we highly recommend you add this sunscreen to your staples. It provides you SPF 50 broad spectrum protection and can be worn by itself or under make-up. Since it uses aloe vera as its main ingredient, it is incredibly lightweight and soothing. You don’t need to worry about it leaving a white cast or feeling greasy. 

Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 Pa+++ 

This sunscreen from Missha is truly an all-rounder as it not only protects the skin from harmful UV rays and other environmental irritants but also moisturises it. Its lightweight texture is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving behind clear skin. 

Innisfree Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen EX SPF50+ PA++++ 

Looking for a reliable, daily-use sunscreen? Innisfree might have the right one. Like most products, this sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection with the power of SPF 50. But what sets it apart is the fact that it controls sebum production and lasts for up to 24 hours. So, if you have oily or combination skin, this sunscreen is the one for you. 

Beauty of Joseon SPF 50 Relief Sun Cream 

If you spend numerous hours scrolling through social media, chances are you’ve come across this sunscreen. It reached viral status due to the glowy, healthy, and caste-less finish it imparts. It’s formulated with ingredients such as niacinamide, rice extract, and grain-derived probiotics. This might just be the sunscreen you’ve been hoping to find. 

Laneige Watery Sun Cream 

If this scorching weather is drying your skin up, you need to invest in this hydrating sunscreen from Laneige. It provides SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays. The beauty of this product, however, lies in its lightweight, moisturising, and watery formula that is enriched with birch sap. So, along with providing sun protection, it also balances the skin’s barrier.