I have been trying to find out my holy grail sunscreen after the Vichy one was discontinued. Innisfree being one of the good brands in term of skincare, I thought of giving this one a try. I absolutely loved their cushion foundation by the way.
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Price of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
INR 1050 for 50 ml
WHAT IT IS?
Sunflower oil and Jeju green tea extract help to protect the skin against UV rays2. Hyaluronic acid and ceramide included
Both provide moisture and keep the skin feeling hydrated and fresh3. Contains common purslane and Asiatic pennywort extract
Both soothe the skin and protect the skin against UV rays and external irritants4. 5-Free system
Free from animal ingredients, mineral oil, perfume, tar color and talc
Packaging of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
It comes in a cardboard packaging, with a really small twist opening which is white and yellow in colour with a sunflower drawn on it. I really like the detailing on the packaging. The twist opening is easy to use and the compact size makes it perfect to travel with. A win-win situation you see! It is easy to scoop out the product and the bottle does not get deformed as well So if this sunscreen suits you this would make a perfect travel partner.
Texture and Fragrance of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
The sunscreen has the fragrance of green tea range of Innisfree. The fragrance is really mild and soothing but remains for some time I would say. If you don’t like to wear fragrances that last for 3-4 hours or are allergic to green tea fragrance you should not buy this one.
Now talking about the texture, it has a creamy texture that converts to a water-based texture while you blend it into your skin.
My experience with Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
The sunscreen is water based which makes it perfect for the people who have really oily skin. Personally, my skin is dry. I usually use a very moisturizing day cream that takes care of the dry patches and the flakey part of the skincare as well.
Since it is too hot here in Gurgaon I wanted something lightweight that would not make me sweat and give sun protection as well. Hence, the purchase. You don’t need a lot of product for each application. The first time I used it, I applied it as a normal sunscreen and ended up having a shinny face. I stayed home for a few hours after applying it before stepping out so it did not cause any more shine after blotting it with a tissue.
Experience according to the usage:
Now, coming to the second time of using the product. I took a very small quantity. The consistency of the sunscreen changes from cream to water-based when you apply it on your skin.
It got absorbed readily into the skin and did not leave the white cast on the skin. Honestly, I am okay with the white cast on the skin if the sunscreen really works. Coming back to the sunscreen. This one made me sweat profusely that I usually don’t at all. I would just have oil on my nose, due to the oily T zone. No sweat what so ever even on the forehead. I absolutely hated the shinny texture it gave to my skin. I really felt it got melted with the sweat.
The sunscreen somehow does not melt that much when you use it with makeup. I used it beneath my Innisfree cushion foundation and compact studio fix at the top and it worked really well and did not sweat at all.
So, if you were to use it you should use a really good powder at the top of it. It makes the blending of makeup really easy though.
I somehow don’t see this one working for oily or combination skin.
Now summing up the Pros and Cons:
Pros of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
- Compact Packaging
- Does not leave a white cast on the face
- Gets easily absorbed
Cons of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
- Makes dry skin shinny and greasy.
- Makes you sweat profusely if not topped with a good powder.
- Somehow, gets washed off with the sweat.
- The fragrance stays for a long time.
- Really pricey for the quantity and the way it works.
Final verdict/ Rating of Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Essence Water Base SPF50+
I absolutely dislike this sunscreen, would not recommend this to anyone or buy it ever again.
Thank you so much for reading,
Until next time!!