All posts tagged: sunscreen

Review: Eucerin Sun Fluid Face Mattifying SPF 50+

I have recently gone on a sunscreen “European Tour” since I made the move across the Atlantic Ocean. I have been all about the Korean suncare life since I started my skincare journey so I wanted to broaden my horizons. I was mindlessly wandering European Pharmacies upon my arrival & I knew as soon as I tested this sunscreen on the back of my hand that I had to make it mine. Eucerin was established as a brand in 1900 by dermatologist, Dr. Isaac Lifschuetz. The German company is known for designing simple products for sensitive skin. The company is owned by Beiersdorf AG, which has historically been a respectable organization. During Nazi Germany, the board had Jewish members that the company helped flee the country & produced Nazi-free advertising during the era. The company refused to lay-off a single worker during the Great Depression from 1930-1933. Most of the sustainability efforts are seen through the parent-company. Beiersdorf has a “We Care” campaign that is designed to show corporate transparency, environmental impact efforts & future sustainability goals. …

Review: Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+

Etude House’s makeup line is internationally renowned, but their skincare products tend to get a bad reputation for their strong fragrances & lack luster ingredient lists. I have seen a lot of improvements in the last few Etude House skincare lines though, this sunscreen is definitely more than just cutesy packaging. Etude House was originally created in 1985 & acquired by Amore Pacific in 1990. Etude literally translates to “Study of Chopin”, which is a French culture scene of young women trying new things. However the most obvious attribute of Etude House is their princess theme, which is obvious by their cutesy packaging & their brand motto is everyone is born a princess. I could find little information on Etude House’s sustainability efforts, but their parent company has done a number of female empowerment campaigns over the last few years & incredibly active in sustainable cosmetic production. PURPOSE This is a physical sunscreen that offers UVA & UVB protection. It is strong enough for normal daily activities, but does not claim to be waterproof or sweat resistant. This product claims to …

Review: Missha All-Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk SPF 50+

I did a major sunscreen haul this summer because I moved abroad & looked forward towards having a more active lifestyle than I had in Chicago! Missha has long been my favorite brand of sunscreens & this particular product quickly became a cult favorite for the season. Missha is one of the big names in the South Korean beauty industry, offering a variety of lines to cater towards the budget conscious & luxury items, along with creating cheaper dupes or high-end brand like SK-II & Estee Lauder. I also consider Missha to be the master of cosmetic sunscreens. Missha also appears to be involved in some sustainability efforts, such as recycling program for environment protection & “assist neglected & estranged neighbors”. I have followed up with Missha, who has great customer service, for further clarification on the latter & I will update one I have more information. PURPOSE This is a combination chemical-physical sunscreen that offers UVA & UVB protection. It is advertised as being waterproof & sweat-resistant. This is designed for sebum control on oily or combination skin so …

Review: Eucerin Sun Cream [Dry Skin] SPF 50+

I have recently gone on a sunscreen “European Tour” since my recent move across the Atlantic. I decided to try a few European drugstore options since I only had ever sample Korean sun care before & I heard great things about Eucerin sunscreens online. I did a superficial comparison of my sunscreen collection  earlier this summer, but now it is time to delve deeper into the individual sunscreens & Eucerin Sun Cream for Dry Skin is the first on the chopping block! Eucerin was established as a brand in 1900 by dermatologist, Dr. Isaac Lifschuetz. The German company is known for designing simple products for sensitive skin. The company is currently owned by Beiersdorf AG, which has historically been a respectable organization. The board had Jewish members during Nazi Germany that the company helped flee the country & produced Nazi-free advertising during the era. The company refused to lay-off a single worker during the Great Depression from 1930-1933 as well. Most of the sustainability efforts are seen through the parent-company. Beiersdorf has a “We Care” campaign that …