Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel Review

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What is it?: A hydrating và soothing SPF which is excellent for acneic skin which does not sting or burn.

An organic (Chemical) Sunblock. Contains UVA và UVB protection (ageing & burning ray protection). Meant for everyday use.

Description: ”A gel-textured sunscreen that cools down the skin upon application và delivers protecting, hydrating, & soothing ingredients whileshielding the skin from sun damage.”

Contains ice plant, glacialwater, antozone-rose & thanaka extracts lớn refresh, moisturize & reduce blemishes on skin.” – Missha

Note: Missha state that this is water & sweat-resistant. I agree as I work out and this doesn’t seem khổng lồ melt/disappear & run down my face (of course always re-apply sunblocks).

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Good For: Recommended fornormal lớn oily skin types.

And also good for:

Those who hate trắng cast when it comes khổng lồ sun blocks.Those who lượt thích chemical (organic) sun blocksOily Skins Those who lượt thích a matte finishThose who want a lightweight, almost weightless textureThose who need a sunblock to lớn exercise in
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Directions: Apply lượt thích as you would an SPF, after your moisturiser.

How I use it: I apply this in the AM at the over of my routine. I do have lớn use a moisturiser or serum under this, this absolutely does feel drying if absolutely nothing is added onto clean skin. This requires some sort of hydrating cream or serum underneath. I use a 1/4 teaspoon for my face and a 1/4 teaspoon for my face and then another 1/4 teaspoon for the back of my neck và my ears. I also usually địa chỉ just a tad bit more on my eyes.

Key Ingredients: Contains ice plant, glacialwater, antozone-rose and thanaka extracts to refresh, moisturize & reduce blemishes on skin.” Apply regularly.

Antioxidant:Morus Alba Fruit Extract,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Soothing: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water


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Full Ingredients list: (please know that alcohol/ethanol in SPF is a necessity if one wants a lightweight texture & no it does not usually dry out the skin as it is in a small %; besides, you usually wear a serum or cream underneath an SPF, thus preventing alcohol having any sort of drying effect it could possibly have. An example is the Krave Beauty Beet the Sun SPF which also contains ethanol (in most likely a small amount).

Water, homosalate, alcohol denat., ethylhexyl salicylate, dipropylene glycol, silica, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, vp/hexadecene copolymer, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, water, limonia acidissima extract, artemisia princeps leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, chrysanthemum indicum flower extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, diospyros kaki leaf extract, morus alba fruit extract, pueraria lobata root extract, centaurea vyanus flower water, helichrysum italicum flower water, thymus vulgaris (thyme) leaf water, methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 dimethicone, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG-20/5 dimethicone, dimethicone, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium hydroxide, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, BHT, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full hàng hóa breakdown HERE

The Sun Filters: Sunscreen:Octocrylene,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine,Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate,Ethylhexyl Salicylate,Homosalate

I don’t like Thyme Leaf Water as I’m not a fan of essential oils. There’s a lot of ‘floral’ ingredients và flower extracts which I don’t think are necessary. I think Missha has put them in khổng lồ state that they provide a sort of soothing and calming effect to the skin. As someone who has suffered with easily irritated và acne prone skin, this SPF does not seemed to have irritated my skin.

Texture: This is definitely a lightweight and matte formulation with no trắng cast. It’s spreadable và I don’t have to hang around khổng lồ wait for this lớn dry. It rubs in easily và well. Yes when first applying, this does have a strong ‘chemical’ scent, but the texture is so good, I forego it, because at least it doesn’t flood my nose with essential oils or a sort of fragranced ‘soap’ scent. This absolutely does have a ‘cooling’ effect on the skin when applied – making it good for Winter và Summer use.

Smooth, milky và light as you can see in the texture shots. This soaks up into the skin easily. It’s a matte finish, so no, I don’t get a moisturising effect from this product, but that is what moisturising creams và hydrating serums bởi for me underneath my SPF.

I will say – this is so light so it can sometimes drip down one’s fingers (because this is very much lượt thích a milk).



This hàng hóa disappears into the skin after it’s been rubbed in. Yes it has a sort of chemical-like smell but I’ve smelled worse from other SPF (i.e. The moonshot SPF smells intensely strong).

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You can tell how lightweight và almost watery this texture is. Vì chưng you see when spreading this out, initially you get worried that there will be a whitecast, but this is not the case.


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Once spreading out, the white WILL disappear. Just letting the sản phẩm dry down for a moment…

Voila. The hàng hóa dries down, there’s no thick layer or sheen left behind and my skin feels like it can breath. Me personally, because this is so lightweight – I would go in with an extra layer just to lớn make sure that my face is fully covered BUT even applying 2 layers doesn’t change the thickness or texture of this product. It is layerable.


Fragrance?: This has fragrance & floral ingredients added + Thyme water, but weirdly enough it doesn’t smell of ‘perfum’ lớn me or of essential oils. Instead this has a simple chemical fragrance when spreading. Vị I wish they left out all these ingredients all together, yes. BUT the smell of this does not put me off as it just smells of a chemical sunblock, & the smell disappears once rubbed in. I’m not walking around all day with an SPF that noticeably smells.

White Cast?: NO! Initially when spreading this over the face, you get trắng streaks, but these disappear very fast & don’t linger.

Good under makeup?: Yes. This sinks into the skin và doesn’t sit on đứng đầu (give it a minute or two after rubbing it in).


Oil control?: Yes this is a matte formula (but I would NOT say that makes one look dry) and therefore it is NOT sticky. Of course once you start sweating/working out, this SPF does little to lớn hold back your sebum glands.

Irritation?: I didn’t get any, even with active acne. The only time this has stung is when I overdid it on retinol, but all Organic/chemical spfs stung.

Stings the eyes?: No. I sweat and exercise in this, it did not sting my eyes and also does NOT emulsify (turn milky or streak) when sweating.

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What I Like:

High protection (SPF 50, PA++++)LightweightDries down quickEasily SpreadableI didn’t experience irritationThe fragrance although initially present (a chemical-like scent) it disappears. Doesn’t make me look dewyDoes not become streeaky when I sweat

What I don’t Like:

Why does every SPF have to lớn be 50ml? It’s far too small và I run out too quickly. Applying this right onto plain skin does make the skin feel tight/dry (because it is mattifying và because I don’t find the formula moisturising – but I prefer this as I want a lightweight formula instead of a dewy thick/heavy texture. But this does mean that I can’t just wash my face, apply this & run out the door. I vì chưng have to lớn wash my face, apply a serum or moisturiser, & then this SPF và run out the door. Because it is so lightweight, 2 layers are needed just to be on the safe side. This may be annoying for some people, but regardless, I double apply my SPF anyway.Not a fan of fragrance or the addition of Thyme water + so many floral extracts which I find unnecessary. Some people regardless of how quick the fragrance disappears, may not like the ‘chemical’ smell of this product và actually prefer a masking perfume or essential oil scent.

Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4.7/5 -It’s not 5/5 because of the addition of some floral/essential oils. Also I really wish Missha sold this in 100ml instead of 50 because I run out so quickly. Also because this isn’t in a pump bottle, it means that one can end up wasting sản phẩm (when you get to the kết thúc of the bottle & you know there is still some remainder hàng hóa in the tube. So then I have lớn cut the tube to lớn get the remainder of sản phẩm out by scooping it into an empty container and use that.

HOWEVER I still want to lớn say that this is the best sun block I’ve tried so far.

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Mainly because 1 – it does not smell of perfume or floral-y 2. It does not give me a white cast & 3. It doesn’t make me feel greasy. 4. Because I work out – this does not sting my eyes when I sweat or become streaky.

Would I repurchase? Yes – absolutely. My favourite sunblock ever. Matte, non-greasy, lightweight and no trắng cast (and it isn’t streaky when I sweat). It’s perfect for me.

Dupe?: The only other sunblock I can think of which is the CLOSEST to this sunblock in terms of texture is the Moonshot SPF HERE – Extremely lightweight, water-based & cooling as well as being completely transparent once dried down. The only thing is, if you don’t lượt thích the smell of the Missha, you really wont like the Moonshot as that smells lượt thích a more concentrated version of the Missha. But I’ve also noticed that the moonshot is 40ml