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Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

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About Laneige

Started in 1994, Laneige is a Korean cosmetics brand. The brand’s products are focused on skin hydration. Through research and development, the brand has been able to develop skin hydrating water solutions that form the star ingredients of the products.

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About Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

The product is designed to recharge the skin’s moisture level while providing sun protection. One of the ingredients in the product is Birch Sap, which has immense moisture, nourishment and moisturizing properties. The brand also claims that it is resistant to water and sweat. The cream is also free from mineral oil, animal base material, tar coloring, talc, triethanolamine and imidazoline urea. The brand calls it the “6-Free Formula.”

Ingredients

The product has the following ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Polyacrylate-13, Phenoxyethanol, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Fragrance, Polyisobutene, Aluminum Stearate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Glycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propanediol, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Limonene, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Beta-Glucan, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Arginine, Mannitol, Pca, Serine, Sucrose, Manganese Sulfate, Citrulline, Glycogen, Histidine Hcl, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine Hcl, Threonine, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside

FunctionIngredientsWhat exactly they do

Antioxidant

Ascorbyl Glucoside

These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.

Skin brightening

Ascorbyl Glucoside

These ingredients help in getting rid of any pigmentation on the skin.

Skin-identical ingredient

Glycerin, Arginine, Pca, Serine, Alanine, Threonine

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.

Soothing

Beta-Glucan, Sucrose

These help decrease the discomfort on the skin.

Sunscreen

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (Nano)

These ingredeints help to protect the skin from the UV rays.

Abrasive/scrub

Alumina

These ingredients help in exfoliating the skin.

Antimicrobial/antibacterial

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Zinc Sulfate

These ingredients help avoid the growth of micro organisms, like bacteria or fungi on the skin.

Chelating

Disodium EDTA

These ingredients help in keeping the formula of the product stable.

Colorant

Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Aluminum Stearate

These ingredients help to give color to the product.

Emollient

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearic Acid

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.

Emulsifying

Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.

Moisturizer/humectant

Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Beta-Glucan, Mannitol, Pca, Sucrose, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.

Perfuming

Fragrance, Limonene

Add fragrance to the product.

Preservative

Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

They help in keeping the formula to stay effective for longer duration.

Solvent

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Limonene

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.

Surfactant/cleansing

Polysorbate 20

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Butylene Glycol, Silica, Polyisobutene, Aluminum Stearate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

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Price of the Product and Packaging

The product is priced at INR 1650 (USD 24.00) for 1.60 Fl. Oz. (50ML). It comes in a yellow plastic bottle. The packaging is travel friendly. There is a conical nozzle from where the product oozes out when the bottle is squeezed.

The Product

The cream is lightweight, has a very slight yellowish tint to it, and has a prominent floral fragrance. On application, it does not blend well into the skin and leaves a whitish layer on your skin. It does not feel sticky, but does leave a very light sheen after application. I wouldn’t say the texture is very watery, it is more like a gel-cream. I think that is why it isn't easily blendable.

How to Use The Product

The sun cream should be applied as the last step of the skincare routine. There are no instructions regarding the product, but it should be applied prior to stepping out in the sun.

Pros of Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++:

  • The cream is hydrating.
  • A small amount goes a long way.
  • It is non-greasy.
  • The packaging is travel friendly.

Cons of Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++:

  • The fragrance is quite prominent and for some sensitive skin types, it could cause irritation.
  • The sunscreen leaves behind a whitish layer on the skin, so you have to wait for it to disappear.

Personal Opinion

Fragrance and the whitish layer aside, I have positive thoughts about the ingredients of the sunscreen. There are some great ingredients that give a high level of functionality to the product. The only drawbacks that I could find were the fragrance and the whitish layer that it leaves behind. You have to wait for it to blend into the skin which is a concern for me. Other than that it has not caused any breakouts and doesn’t make my face feel oily. I give it a rating of 3 out of 5.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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