Sunscreen Roundup – 2022 Edition

Over the past month or so, I have received a plethora of sunscreens to review, mainly from StyleKorean and Bazzaal and two from Western brands ~ Koa and La Roche-Posay.  These reviews were originally posted on Instagram, so I have just copied that format here at my blog. This makes my reviews easy to find when folks are searching for a specific sunscreen, as IG doesn’t lend well to searching.  The sunscreens in this blog post are

  • ** Tocobo Bio Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++
  • ** Mary & May CICA Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++
  • Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++
  • Jumiso Super Soothing CICA & Aloe Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
  • ** Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++
  • ** Benton  Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++
  • Benton  Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF 50 PA++++
  • ** Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk  SPF50+ PA+++
  • ** Nacific Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++
  • Torriden  DIVE-IN Mild Suncream SPF50+  PA++++
  • ** Koa Mineral Sunscreen SPF45 PA+++  Tinted
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 60

Ones marked with ** are outstanding for my skin type.

Skin Type/Concerns: oily, blemish prone, dehydrated, aging concerns, pores, fine lines/wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation

I received 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.

Why is Sunscreen So Important?

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.

Tocobo Bio Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Purified Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Triazone (Uvinul T 150), Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid (Mexoryl SX), Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Niacinamide, Tromethamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus), Pentylene Glycol, Polysilicone-15 (Parsol SLX), Vigna Radiata Seed (Mung Beans) Extract (1000ppm), Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (1000ppm), Gossypium Herbaceum (cotton) Seed Oil, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Glyceryl Stearate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Fragrance cosDNA

Mary & May CICA Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone (Uvinul T 150), Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M), Coco-caprylate/caprate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone (Uvasorb HEB), Glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Fragrance, Carbomer, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment, T-butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Betaine, Inositol, Madecassic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Asiatic Acid cosDNA

Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Isononyl Isononanoate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Nylon-12, Polysilicone-15, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid ,1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Tromethamine, Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydroxyacetophenone, Stearic Acid, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 ,Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, t-Butyl Alcohol cosDNA

Jumiso Super Soothing CICA & Aloe Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Isononyl Isononanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Hexyl Laurate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Acrylates Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Isododecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyhydroxystearate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Polyglycerin-6, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate cosDNA

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Synthetic Wax, Dibutyl Adipate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Octocrylene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate(Octinoxate), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Salicylate(Octisalate), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate(Uvinul A Plus), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine(Tinosorb S), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ozokerite, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Curcuma Longa (turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (cotton) Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Oenothera Biennis (evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Bisabolol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopherol, Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance cosDNA

Benton  Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate(Uvinul A Plus), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone(Uvinul T 150), Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone(Uvasorb HEB), Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Xanthan Gum, Butyl Alcohol cosDNA

Benton Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF 50 PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylyl Methicone, Niacinamide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Calamine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Madecassoside, Inositol, Panthenol, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol cosDNA

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk  SPF50+ PA+++

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate(Octisalate), Caprylyl Methicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Limonia Acidissima (Thanaka)  Extract, Rosa Davurica Bud Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Psidium Guajava (guava) Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S), Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Helichrysum Italicum (Everlasting) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra (Quinine) Bark Extract, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexylbenzoate (Uvinul A Plus), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate),  Isopropyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,  Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Alcohol Denat., Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris/Trimethylsiloxy)Silyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Benzyl Salicylate, Disodium EDTA, CI 77492, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, CI 77491, Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Silica Dimethylsilylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Rhodiola Rosea (Rhodiola Rosea) Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Zinc Oxide, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract  cosDNA

Nacific Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, T-butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Limonene, Geraniol cosDNA

Torriden DIVE-IN Mild Suncream SPF50+  PA++++

Ingredients: water, zinc oxide, cyclohexasiloxane, butyloctyl salicylate, propylheptyl caprylate, propanediol, dicaprylyl carbonate, isododecane, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, caprylyl methicone, sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, potassium hyaluronate, dimethylsilanol hyaluronate, hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate dimethylsilanol, panthenol, allantoin, trehalose, ceramide NP, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, portulaca oleracea extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, 2,3-butanediol, disteardimonium hectorite, magnesium sulfate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, lauryl polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, glyceryl caprylate, caprylyl glycol, butylene glycol, tocopherol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, melia azadirachta leaf extract, melia azadirachta flower extract, coccinia indica fruit extract, solanum melongena (eggplant) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis flower extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, corallina officinalis extract, ocimum sanctum leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, malachite extract cosDNA

KOA Mineral Sunscreen SPF45 PA+++ Tinted

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (12%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Propanediol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, C15-19 Alkane, Caprylyl Methicone, Niacinamide, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 cosDNA

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 60 Broad Spectrum

Active Ingredients: avobenzone 3%, homosalate 10%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 7%.  Inactive Ingredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, alcohol denat., silica, dicaprylyl ether, styrene/acrylates copolymer, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, polymethylsilsesquioxane, nylon-12, dicaprylyl carbonate, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, phenoxyethanol, lauryl peg/ppg-18/18 methicone, sodium chloride, caprylyl glycol, PEG-8 laurate, isostearyl alcohol, poly C10-30 alkyl acrylate, disteardimonium hectorite, p-anisic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, disodium EDTA, cassia alata leaf extract, propylene carbonate, sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, tocopherol cosDNA

Where to Purchase

Most of these are fairly popular brands, with only a couple of newcomers here ~ I have listed YesStyle, StyleKorean, Jolse and Amazon USA as primary online stores to purchase these sunscreens as well as some Western shops for the Western sunscreens.  Just click on the link to the shop of your choice below to purchase. The differences in prices is due to some shops do charge you shipping by weight ~ StyleKorean is one of those; whereas others have a set fee for shipping or free shipping when you reach a threshold. All prices are in USD ~ please note that prices can change.

Tocobo Bio Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ 50 mL

Mary & May CICA Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++  50 mL

Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++  50 mL

Jumiso Super Soothing CICA & Aloe Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ 50 mL

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA++++  19 grams

Benton Air Fit UV Defense Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ 50 mL

Benton  Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF 50 PA++++ 50 mL

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ PA+++ 70 mL

Nacific Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ 50grams

Torriden  DIVE-IN Mild Suncream SPF50+  PA++++ 60mL

Koa Mineral Sunscreen SPF45 PA+++  50 mL

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 60  50mL


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