Before I start with the Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream review, I am going to say this again, everyone needs UV protection every day even though you don’t live in a tropical country. Someone from Reddit’s r/AsianBeauty thread mentioned, “different latitudes receive different intensities of sunlight, so if you’re in a tropical/equatorial region, you’ll definitely need a higher SPF than someone in the northern US, Canada, or Northern Europe. The air temperature isn’t directly related, just another side effect of more direct sunlight. Similarly, despite being colder, very high elevations also get more intense sunlight due to less atmospheric interference diffusing the sun’s rays.”
Now that is cleared, the Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream is one of the products I bought from iHerb earlier this year because I ended up loving its toner. And coincidentally, it is also one of the mineral sunscreens that Dr. Judy recommended for those with sensitiveskin.
Etude Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream is definitely the best physical sunscreen I ever used! I usually opt for chemical types because of my oily skin, but this one is a little bit dewy but it is surprisingly non-greasy.
It never felt itchy on my skin and didn't worsen my acne.
Leaves a white cast.
WHAT IS IT?
Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream provides inorganic sun protection with a low-irritant formula. Easily dispensed, the formula penetrates quickly into the skin and creates a skin-friendly barrier against the ravages wrought via UV exposure, without leaving your face feeling suffocated.
It also claims to have a non-sticky and lightweight formula with strong broad spectrum SPF49 which guards your skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s rays, so you can enjoy the sunshine in safety.
Infused with Panthensoside™ which I think is a Panthenol, and Cooling Relief™ which I guess is Madecassoside, that calms and heals irritated skin due to external aggressors such as fine dust, stress and sun rays. You can check its full ingredient analysis in Skin Carisma.
APPLICATION: At the last step of your daytime skincare routine, evenly apply on areas exposed to UV rays such as the face, neck, and arms.
SCENT: It is unscented but you can still smell a mild generic cream scent in it but almost undetected especially when you apply it on your face.
PACKAGING: It is packaged in a minimalist white squeeze tube. It also comes in a box with the same design.
TEXTURE & FORMULA: Despite being a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide, this is surprisingly non-greasy, lightweight, and doesn’t leave a white cast that much, it disappears when you blend it really well. Even people with oily skin will surely like it.
This is definitely the best physical sunscreen I ever used! I usually opt for chemical types because of my oily skin, but this one is a little bit dewy but it is surprisingly non-greasy! It feels light too. It almost feels like my favorite chemical sunscreens Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence and Purito Green Level Safe Sun.
It wasn’t soothing but it never made my sensitive skin feels itchy or worsens my acne, unlike most sunscreens.
WHERE TO BUY?
You can purchase the Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream in iHerb for $14.54 and they ships internationally.
If you live in the Philippines, this is available in Go Bloom & Glow for Php810. And don’t forget to use the code MARIM60 to Php100 OFF on their entire order (minimum of Php1000, single-use only).
What do you think of this Etude House Soon Jung Mild Defense Sun Cream review? Which sunscreen do you prefer, physical or chemical?