Review: Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Sun Fluid SPF50+/PA+++

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What it is: A sunscreen suitable for both body and face, with a cosmetically elegant formula.

TL;DR: This is my favourite sunscreen of all time. There, I said it.

I will argue that this might be the best deal for a high-quality sunscreen for sensitive and/or acne prone skin like mine, and, though I have strayed from time to time, I have been using this pretty much constantly for the past three or so years.

Dr Jart has since rebranded this beauty but luckily kept the formula the same – more on that later.

Ingredients:

Source: cosDNA

Honestly, the ingredients don’t look too good on cosDNA. I can assure you however that this has never broken me out in spite of the fact that my skin is quite reactive and sensitive.

Price & Availability: Online or locally at Olive Young chemists here in Korea. They usually retail for ₩29,000 but I like to wait til these babies go on sale, at which point you can score this sunscreen for ₩23,600 if I remember correctly. It usually comes with a GWP (gift with purchase) too, lately it’s come packaged together with their Microfoam foam cleanser.

Let me gush about what GREAT value this is. This comes in a HUGE (for a facial sunscreen) bottle holding 100ml of product, and comes in at KRW 29,000 (ca USD27). Where else can you get this kind of a deal??

My Thoughts

First off, let me go on a tangent. As a child, my parents would slather my brother and me with the cheapest sunscreen they could find at the local supermarket, which inevitably would always be greasy, smell horrendous, and would just not sink in.

As a result, I was traumatised and did not return to wearing sunscreen until my early 20s, when I moved to Australia and sunscreen became a requirement, lest I wanted to attract skin cancer by 25.

Nowadays, I wear sunscreen religiously, come hail or shine, so I go through sunscreen relatively quickly. My husband has taken to wearing it too, as he has started to develop some hyperpigmentation (he is Korean, and pigmentation due to ageing and sun exposure is a bit more common in Asians than it is in Caucasians). Both of us have oily, acne-prone skin, so a light, watery texture is a must.

Scent

The scent is very light and clean. Korean cosmetics tend to highly fragranced, so this is a nice change.

Sun Protection

This contains both UVB and UVA protection, which I’m grateful for. I’ve never had a sunburn while I had this on.

Do keep in mind that I’ve never been one to stay out in the sun, and that I use sunglasses pretty much year round. In summer, I’ll use parasols and try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, so I can’t really tell you how well it would fare if you were to go to the beach with this on.

Application

This sunscreen goes on super light and almost watery. Though white when squeezed out, it becomes transparent when applied. Three fingers of this sunscreen go a long way, though of course this is one thing you wouldn’t want to skimp on.

It wears well under makeup and layers equally well on top of my skincare. Do note that I wear lots of thin layers of moisture and hydrating products, so I can’t tell you how well this would do under richer or oil based moisturisers.

EDIT: I have taken to wearing richer moisturisers these days and it is still ok, I just need to massage in the moisturiser a bit longer but the sunscreen applies well on top. It doesn’t pill or separate.

This has never broken me out our exacerbated active breakouts.

Packaging

This comes in a slim, light plastic bottle that is easily stowed away in your purse or carry on luggage. You might even be able totake it on board of an airplane, since it doesn’t exceed 100ml? Product is dispensed easily. I usually squeeze out three thin lines on my index, middle and ring finger each, then massage into skin.

Final Thoughts

I have yet to find any cons or downsides. Great price, packaging is sturdy yet easy to travel with (although the new packaging is a bit more square and robust), soothes my skin, and protects it from sun damage. Love love love.

11 thoughts on “Review: Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Sun Fluid SPF50+/PA+++

  1. This sounds like exactly what my skin needs! a lightweight sunscreen that really is lightweight and doesn’t cause breakouts. Yet another product I’m adding to my list of things to try, thanks to your reviews 😀

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