Festival Season MUST - Sun Protection!
Who was at Head In The Clouds in NY this past weekend? It was definitely a weekend of amazing performances from the likes of XG, NIKI, DPR IAN, DPR LIVE, Warren Hue, ITZY and so much more and with Coachella finishing up last month and HITC LA just being announced - festival season is definitely up and running and we can’t wait.
BUT! If there’s one thing we’ve learned about festival season, there is no escaping the sun and our number one absolute MUST HAVE item for festival season? Sun protection! In all forms! From sun creams, to sun sprays to sun sticks, we’ll be sharing our top 5 (in no particular order) sunscreens that’ll keep us protected all through festival season and beyond.
Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun + Rice Probiotics
Image via Beauty of Joseon Official Instagram
First on our list, of course, is our tried and true holy grail, the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics. If you haven’t already gotten your hands on the viral Beauty of Joseon sunscreen, we definitely suggest you try it out and see why everyone (including us!) has fallen in love with it. It’s a lightweight, creamy sunscreen that is SPF 50+/PA ++++ and leaves your face feeling super moisturized and looking so glowy. It’s non-sticky and sits comfortable on the skin, making it perfect for underneath makeup or just on its own! Formulated with rice and grain fermented extracts that contain vitamins B, C, E, amino acids AND minerals, this sunscreen is not only great for protecting the skin but also perfect for keeping the skin feeling moisturized all year long.
IUNIK Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen
Image via IUNIK Official Instagram
For our girlies with easily irritated skin, we’ve been loving IUNIK’s Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen. It’s moisturizing, it’s organic, it has no added fragrance, blends easily into the skin and does not feel sticky at all! It’s formulated with Centella Asiatica Extract which is known to help calm skin from external stressors (including UV exposure) and Beta-glucan which helps provide moisture and helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier! It’s a multi-functional sunscreen that is a MUST for - not only festival season - but for all those scorching sunny days!
Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen
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If you love Beauty of Joseon’s Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics, we assure you, you’ll also love Round Lab’s Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen. Aside from also being SPF 50+/PA++++, it’s also easy to blend, leaves the skin feeling moisturized and doesn’t leave a white cast! Formulated with birch tree sap, this sunscreen nourishes the skin and can double as a light moisturizer for those hotter days or for those with more oily skin. It also contains a trio of active ingredients - Niacinamide, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice and Hyaluronic Acid - that helps with hyperpigmentation, reducing inflammation and hydrating the skin! It’s a top rated sunscreen in Korea and continues to be a favorite in the Korean market.
Vaseline UV Protection Sun Stick SPF 50+/PA++++
What’s more important than applying sunscreen everyday? Reapplying sunscreen!
Your initial application of sunscreen won’t last you all day, so making sure you reapply your sunscreen is key to ensuring that your skin is constantly protected throughout the day. One way we love to reapply our sunscreen, whether it be reapplication on a glam makeup, light makeup or no makeup day is with a sun stick. Vaseline’s UV Protection Sun Stick is a pocket sized sun stick that’s perfect to bring with you on the go making reapplication easy and seamless. Simply glide the sun stick across your face and keep your skin protected all day, every day. This sunstick has a smooth texture and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy, all while providing SPF 50+/PA++++. It can also be used to apply sun protection on your arms, legs, or anywhere that is prone to UV exposure.
JM Solution Glow Luminous Flower Sun Spray
Image via JM Solution Official Website
As mentioned, reapplication of your sunscreen is KEY and aside from sun sticks, another way we love to reapply our sunscreen is with a sun spray! The Glow Luminous Flower Sun Spray from JM Solution boasts an SPF of 50+/PA++++ and is formulated with 6 kinds of flower extracts and peptides that help to revitalize the skin as well as brighten skin tone! Because this sunscreen is in spray form, it’s perfect to use under makeup as well as over makeup for sun protection reapplication. One of the things we also love about this sun spray is the cooling effect that it also provides making it great for hot summer days as well!
Regardless of the season, it’s always important to apply sunscreen on the daily and to also make sure you're reapplying your sunscreen throughout the day as well. As mentioned, that first glob of sunscreen that you apply in the morning won’t last you all day, so finding products that’ll help you reapply seamlessly throughout the day is also key. We’ve got many other sunscreen options on Masksheets but the above are definitely some of my personal favorites and ones that I’ll be consistently reaching for this year.