Soak Summer Pick: Top 5 Korean Sunscreens For Every Skin Need

No doubt, summertime is a great season to soak up the sun, but it does come with repercussions. Take, for instance, UV rays. They give you a healthy summer glow yet are also known for doing a lot of damage to your skin. 

For this reason, we can’t stress enough the importance of generously applying sunscreen every time you go out. Even if it isn’t sunny, those harmful Ultraviolet rays hidden behind the clouds can still harm your skin.

Best Stick Sunscreen

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We love sunscreens in the stick form for a few reasons. First off, they are convenient and effective, which means that you can use them on the go for a fast sunscreen fix. 

All you have to do to protect your skin from the sun is to swipe the sunscreen stick over your face. This is the perfect solution for those with a busy lifestyle who don’t have time to get messy when applying sunscreen.

AHC’s Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick has a great formula that keeps it lightweight and non sticky, thus giving the sunscreen an advantage over its competitors. It’s gentle on sensitive skin while also preserving properties like long-lastingness and sweat resistance for protecting your skin in the summer heat.

Where to buy AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick 50+/SPF PA++++:

Best for Oily Skin

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This Dr. Jart+ mineral sunscreen is a holy grail for everyone blessed with oily skin. It’s super lightweight and airy to the point where it feels more like a powder than a liquid. 

Best for Dry Skin

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Water-based sunscreen is perfect for those with dry skin because of its moisturizing and protective properties. The Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream has a smooth texture that makes it glide onto the skin without leaving behind a sticky residue. 

Its clear consistency and smooth texture makes it invisible, so you’ll never have to worry about chalky streaks across your face.

The best part about this sun cream is that it’s a moisturizer-sunscreen hybrid. This means that your skin can soak in hydration for a dewy effect while also deflecting UV rays.

Where to Buy Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream: SokoGlam

Best for Normal Skin

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The Missha All Around Safe Finish Sun Milk is one of our favorite all-around sunscreens for the normal skin type. It has a very lightweight formula that stays on for a long time without leaving the typical sunscreen streaks.

With a milk-like texture that lives up to its name, this Missha product is non-greasy and non-sticky, which llows it to leave a clear but dewy finish on the skin. It also contains Thanaka extract that brings a cooling effect to the face when applied. 

This type of sunscreen is perfect for normal and combination skin types, so you can still go out to enjoy the sunshine without worrying about damaging your skin.

Where to buy Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF50+PA+++:  Missha Official Site

Best on a Budget (under $10)

The Etude Sunprise Sunscreen is a mild and extremely lightweight sunscreen. It’s very thin and watery yet effective in protecting your skin from the sun. 

Not only does this product work super effectively, but it also won’t break the bank. You can find it online for just $9 per bottle.

What’s more, its moisturizing properties make it quickly absorb into your skin right after the application. We recommend using this product as the last step of your skincare routine for effective, comfortable sun protection.

Where to buy Etude Sunprise:

Any one of these unique but extremely effective sunscreens is well-worth adding to your skincare routine. At Soak, we love to share all the different kinds of products that are suitable for every skin type, need, and budget.

It’s so important to protect your skin from damage everyday – rain or shine. Try out the one that seems to fit your routine the best, and get out there to soak up all the sunshine.

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