I think I’m now ready to review the Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Ice Sun Block that I have been using for quite some time.
Top 6 ingredients:
- BUTYLENE GLYCOL: an organic alcohol derived from petroleum which is commonly used in cosmetics as a texture enhancer. This also serves as a humectant, solvent and emollient.
- ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE: sunscreen active that is used to protect skin from UVB rays. This active is not very stable, when exposed to sunlight, it breaks down and loses its effectiveness, not instantly but over time – it loses 10% of its SPF protection ability within 35 minutes.
- SODIUM HYALURONATE: salt form of skin replenishing ingredient hyaluronic acid; considered more effective for skin than pure hyaluronic acid due to its greater compatibility.
- SWEET ALMOND OIL: fatty acids that functions as an emollient .Often used due to its great smoothing, softening and moisturizing properties.
- ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE: works as a UVB sunscreen filter. Not a strong filter in itself. It is always used in combination with other sunscreen agents to further enhance the SPF and to solubilize other solid UV filters.
Other notable ingredients:
- TITANIUM DIOXIDE
- SHEA BUTTER
- MACADAMIA OIL
- GRAPE SEED OIL
- GREEN TEA
- ALOE LEAF EXTRACT (6TH TO THE LAST IN THE INGREDIENT LIST)
Texture: at first glance, it looks like a cream but it blends into a watery essence almost gel-like.
My experience: Honestly for me, this does not do so much. It is lightweight and has no white cast but it makes my skin greasy AF though it is true to its claim that it has a cooling effect. This has titanium dioxide hence making it a physical sunscreen. Upon researching on its ingredients, I learned that the sunscreen actives they used for this isn’t as stable. But I guess most sunscreens are that’s why it is recommended to re-apply once in a while.
Another thing to note is that this contains fragrance so if you are sensitive to that, you might want to skip this one.
They also market this as a JEJU ALOE but if you look on its the ingredient list, the aloe leaf extract was listed 6th to the last. LMAO aloe where????
Aside from the Aloe making it to the bottom of their ingredient list, it honestly shocked to see many good ingredients in here. It even has Niacinamide! (My fave active) I’d say, if you are just staying at home and still want to put on sunscreen, you can give this one a try.
Would I repurchase? Hmm, probably.
Giving this one a 3/5
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