make p:rem UV Defense Me Sunscreen Comparisons

Everyday is a Sunscreen Day! Many thanks to Credithink for sending me five sunscreens by K-Beauty brand make p:rem.  I have reviewed several products by make p:rem on my Instagram account and will be doing a full roundup review on this brand in a few weeks.   

Skin type/concerns:  Oily, aging, blemish prone, pores, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

I received some of these products complementary to review and was not paid.  All reviews are my own honest opinion and  I never have been asked to write copy for a brand.  This blog post might contain promo codes, affiliate and referral links, which using my links will help generate a small commission that helps support my blog at no extra cost to you.   product images from make p:rem promo material

Whenever I do a sunscreen review, I always like to include this in my blog post.  It may seem repetitive if you are familiar with my blog posts, but not everyone reads every review or clicks on resources to find out what I am referring to.  If you already know this information, skip over to read  my comparisons of make p:rem UV Defense Me sunscreens.

We all know what SPF rating means, but what does PA stand for?   I am very familiar with SPF (sun protection factor) and that it ranks based on protection from UVB :: ultraviolet B (shortwave) rays.  But the PA rating is something newish to me and a lot of Western readers, and I really notice it on Asian sunscreens, not so much American brands.    PA is the amount of protection the sunscreen offers from UVA :: ultraviolet A (long-wave) rays.  PA ranks with + signs and the higher the + signs, the more protection you will get from UVA rays. 

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UVB is what causes sunburns and reddened skin and has direct links to cancer.  UVA is what causes us to tan, and age ~ wrinkles and deep lines are caused by UVA exposure.  A really fantastic article about ultraviolet rays and how they affect our skin can be found here at the Skin Cancer website  and I highly recommend reading it.   One thing I have learned is that a broad spectrum sunscreen is the proper choice as it will help deflect the UV rays and not allow them to penetrate into your skin layers.  All of the make p:rem UV Defense Me sunscreens are rated SPF 50+ PA++++

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TL;DR:  You need to wear them.  Don’t skimp on or skip this step.

UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Fluid

  • Key Ingredients: Soothing water lily and cotton seed, moisturizing and skin repairing panthenol, madecassoside, hyaluronic acid, xylitol
  • Texture: Thicker fluid, doesn’t run
  • Color: Bright white
  • Function: All in 1 formula for face and body
  • Sun Protection: 100% Inorganic Non-Nano Mineral
  • UVA/UVB Filters: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
  • Scent: Green floral
  • Skin Type: Sensitive, All
  • Microparticle Dust Protection: Yes, with horehound extracts
  • Size: 200 mL
  • Notes: No white cast for me, not greasy or overly dewy. Works well under makeup

Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Betula Alba Juice, Panthenol, Centella, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol,Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Anhydroxylitol, Butylene Glycol, Xylitol, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Cardiosperum Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Glucose, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol cosDNA

UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel

  • Key Ingredients: Soothing water lily and cotton seed, moisturizing and skin repairing panthenol, madecassoside, hyaluronic acid, xylitol
  • Texture: Lightweight gel
  • Color: Pale yellow
  • Function: Brightening, Anti-wrinkle, Watery Sun Gel with 67% moisture essence
  • Sun Protection: Chemical
  • UVA/UVB Filters: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
  • Scent: Green floral
  • Skin Type: Oily, Oily-Combo, Blemish Prone
  • Microparticle Dust Protection: No
  • Size: 75 mL
  • Notes: Despite looking like a cream-gel out of the pump, this is the most lightweight of the five sunscreens. No white cast for me. Cooling, moisturizing, not greasy or sticky.  I love this one so much that I will write a review on it on my IG feed and repost here.

Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerin,  Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine,Pullulan, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol,Betula Alba Juice,Dipropylene Glycol,Butylene Glycol,Xylitylglucoside,Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract,Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol,Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract,Glycerin, Glucose, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Alcohol, Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytosterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin,Lysolecithin,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,  Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate,Potassium Sorbate,Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool cosDNA

UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Cream

  • Key Ingredients: Soothing water lily and cotton seed, moisturizing and skin repairing panthenol, madecassoside, hyaluronic acid, xylitol
  • Texture: Lightweight cream
  • Color: Bright white
  • Function: Moisturizing, mild, hypoallergenic sensitive formula
  • Sun Protection: 100% Inorganic Non-Nano Mineral
  • UVA/UVB Filters: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
  • Scent: Green floral
  • Skin Type: Sensitive, All
  • Microparticle Dust Protection: No
  • Size: 70 mL
  • Notes: This is not the thickest sunscreen of the five ~ it’s in 4th place, too moist and dewy for face – great for body. No white cast for me

Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Caprylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Madecassoside, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Extract, Betula Alba Juice, Panthenol, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Inositol, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Butylene Glycol, Xylitol, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Glucose, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tocopherol cosDNA

UV Defense Me Calamine Sun Milk

  • Key Ingredients: 2% calming calamine, soothing water lily, skin barrier strengthening and skin repairing birch sap, panthenol and madecassoside
  • Texture: Very thin, almost watery; it will run and drip.
  • Color: Pale pink
  • Function: Anti-pollution care, trouble skin care, natural tone up
  • Sun Protection: 100% Inorganic Non-Nano Mineral
  • UVA/UVB Filters: Titanium Dioxide, Calamine: contains Zinc Oxide
  • Scent: Faint natural scent
  • Skin Type: Oily, Oily-Combo, Blemish Prone
  • Microparticle Dust Protection: Yes, patented FILMEX reduces 29.7% of fine dust adhesion
  • Size: 150 mL
  • Notes: I have used this one before. It’s a favorite of mine. most fluid but not the most lightweight, will give skin a bit of a brightening effect

Original IG Review

You know I LOVE calamine in my products. This sunscreen is rated SPF 50+ PA++++ and is a non-nano mineral sunscreen for your face and body, which is why it is so HUGE at 150 mL.⁣

What makes me very happy with this sunscreen is the addition of 20,000 ppm of calamine ~ it is a very soothing ingredient and will help reduce swelling and itchiness. It is also an antiseptic, which will help prevent infections, disinfect and it is an astringent as well. Calamine can cause brightening of the skin tone as it is basically zinc oxide, which helps fade blemishes, hyper-pigmentation and give an overall brightening effect on your face. In fact, many people use calamine lotion to help fade and prevent blemishes, control oil and also as a moisturizer. ⁣

This also has a ton of antioxidant botanical ingredients with apple, vanilla, astringent birch juice, red algae, water lily and green tea, along with soothing, healing centella-derived madecassoside, moisturizing panthenol, ecotin, sunflower seed oil and bitter almond seed oil

UV Filters: This is a mineral, not a physical sunscreen and by first glance, it looks like there is only one filter: titanium dioxide (UVA/UVB). However, calamine contains zinc oxide, ferric oxide, phenol and calcium hydroxide ~ so you get the added filter of zinc oxide for UVA/UVB filters. ⁣

This is a lightly pink-hued lightweight lotion, which comes from the calamine. I can smell a very faint natural scent to it, but that must come from the ingredients, as there is no added perfumes to this product. Due to the physical mineral ingredients, this does go on with a pinkish-white cast, but as I tap it into my skin, it absorbs cleanly without any noticeable casting. My skin does look brighter as calamine does have tone-up properties, but it doesn’t look WHITE or fake. I was initially alarmed as my skin looked SO dewy and this sunscreen is marked for oily and sensitive skin types.

However, after about a minute, once the sunscreen was absorbed, my face was not shiny but had a nice healthy glow and satin finish. ⁣ This isn’t water or sweat-proof, but I feel this is a great sunscreen for normal daily use and if you have rashes, blemishes or irritated skin that could benefit from the calamine ingredient and protect you from the sun! I am VERY happy with this pink sunscreen in the huge bottle!! I totally recommend this one if you have oily skin, sensitive skin and even for kids.  

Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Propanediol, Calamine (20,000ppm), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Ectoin, Betula Alba Juice, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Madecassoside, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbitan Caprylate, Alumina, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Octyldodecanol, Dipropy lene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Fructooligosaccharides, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Pullulan, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract cosDNA

UV Defense Me Moisture Sun Cream

  • Key Ingredients: Hydrating, moisturizing polysaccharide derived from tamarind seed, anti-aging, moisturizing, skin barrier care peptides from acacia seeds, panthenol, shea butter
  • Texture: Thicker cream
  • Color: Off white
  • Function: Made with more than 88% moisturizing ingredients to help support your skin barrier
  • Sun Protection: Chemical and Mineral
  • UVA/UVB Filters: Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
  • Scent: Floral
  • Skin Type: Sensitive, Dry
  • Microparticle Dust Protection: No
  • Size: 60 mL
  • Notes: Very moist and thick for a Korean sunscreen, no white cast. Not for my oily skin

Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Betaine, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Inositol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyisobutene, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Alumina, Tranexamic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan Oleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Glucose, Dipropylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Beta-Glucan, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Citric Acid, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Behenyl Alcohol, PPG-14 Butyl Ether cosDNA

Final Thoughts

Even though some of these sunscreens won’t go NEAR my face as they are too rich for my skin type, I really think these are all fantastic sunscreens with a SPF50+ PA++++ rating.  They aren’t water or sweat proof, so if you are looking for a sport sunscreen, these are not it.  However, these sunscreens are for normal daily use and they work great!  For my oily skin type, my top favorites are the UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel and UV Defense Me Calamine Sun Milk.  

Where to Purchase

Amazon USACredithink carries all of these products and more! These do have free Amazon Prime Shipping.  Click here to purchase.  The prices range between $31.99 to $37.99 USD as the sizes range from 60mL to 200mL on these different sunscreens.  Use my promo code of COLEBC10 to save 10% off at the Credithink store on Amazon USA only (click here).

Credithink has their own store as well ~carries these products as well (click here) and do not offer free shipping to most countries.  

[ disclaimer: products received complementary for review purposes.  blog post contains affiliate links.  stock images and charts from make p:rem promo material ]

 


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