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Review: Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++

It's so difficult to find a sunscreen / sun block that is suitable for your skin, with the right amount of spf and not too pricey (well, for me at least). I bought this more than half a year ago when Missha was having sales but it got thrown to the back of my cupboard at that time as I still had Laneige Sun Block Oil-Free SPF35 PA++, totally forgot about it until I spring cleaned a couple of weeks ago!
Unlike most Korean brands, Missha's packaging always come with English instructions and ingredient list which makes it easy to understand what the product is for and the benefits that comes with it. This is an all-around sunblock but I have a couple of others for body so I am using this specifically for face, which means it can last me longer :) Up till now my Laneige sunblock still have 50% left!
Ingredient List
In addition to protecting your skin from UV rays, this sunscreen comes with 6 additional ingredients to soothe fatigue skin, protect skin from harmful environment, nourishes and moisturizes skin. I didn't read up much on the benefits before getting it so it's an extra bonus for me!
Just like most sunscreens, it comes in a squeeze tube with nozzle, good for dispensing the right amount of product you need. There's fragrance added so it doesn't smell like the usual sunscreen and yet it is not too strong. In fact, I'm addicted to the smell, it lingers on your skin for awhile after application(probably 5-10 minutes so if you don't like the smell, don't worry about this!), I feel that it brightens my day. Doesn't smelling good makes you happy? xD
After trying this, I don't think I will go back to Laneige. This is really good and much cheaper! The formula of this is lightweight, it doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything on my skin and no sticky feeling as it gets absorbed fast. With it's oil-free formula, it doesn't make my skin look dewy or glowy after application and left a matte finishing without any dry flakes as the ingredients comes with moisturizing properties too.

Most importantly, no white cast or breakouts! I have combination skin so I need something that gives matte finish and doesn't trigger my skin condition so this is perfect. Plus the additional natural plant extracts just makes it even better. Definitely my HG from now on! If you haven't found a good sunscreen / sun block, do give this a try, it won't disappoint you ;)


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