Physical sunscreens

Physical, also known as inorganic or mineral sunscreen, contains minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide. Physical sunscreen scatters UV radiation away from the skin to some extent (about 5%), in addition to absorbing harmful UV rays, just like chemical sunscreen. But unlike chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens do not absorb into the skin and may therefore have a richer texture.

What are the benefits of mineral sunscreen? 
Physical sunscreen may suit sensitive skin better than chemical ones. In addition, it is recommended for babies to use fragrance-free physical sunscreens.

Is physical sunscreen suitable for the face?
Both physical and chemical sun protection are suitable for the face.They are also just as effective and last just as well, as long as they are used correctly and added often enough. A good basic instruction for the face is a teaspoon of cream every two hours when staying in the sun.

Sunscreen for the face

Chemical sunscreens are usually very light and pleasant to use, and they do not leave a white layer on the skin.

Physical sunscreens are not absorbed by the skin, and are therefore often richer in texture. They may also suit sensitive skin better than chemical ones.

The Hybrid composition is typical of Korean sunscreens, which achieves a beautiful result with slight coverage, and a light and fresh composition.

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[Numbuzin] No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige
[Numbuzin] No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige
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[Numbuzin] No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige
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[Beplain] Clean Ocean Non-Nano Mild Sunscreen
[Beplain] Clean Ocean Non-Nano Mild Sunscreen
Rating: 3.3 out of 5 (9)
[Beplain] Clean Ocean Non-Nano Mild Sunscreen
€19,99 €23,99
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[Etude] Soon Jung Director's Mineral Filter Sun Cream
Rating: 3.0 out of 5 (5)
[Etude] Soon Jung Director's Mineral Filter Sun Cream
€22,49 €24,99
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[Goodal] Vegan Rice Milk Moisturizing Sun Cream
[Goodal] Vegan Rice Milk Moisturizing Sun Cream
Rating: 3.3 out of 5 (4)
[Goodal] Vegan Rice Milk Moisturizing Sun Cream
€18,99 €24,99
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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream
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Rating: 3.2 out of 5 (5)
[Isntree] Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream
€27,99
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[A'pieu] Super Air Fit Mild Sunscreen Daily
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[A'pieu] Super Air Fit Mild Sunscreen Daily
€16,09 €22,99
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Romand Zero Sun Clean
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[Rom&nd] Zero Sun Clean
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[Missha] All Around Safe Block Cotton Sun
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (4)
[Missha] All Around Safe Block Cotton Sun
€16,99 €22,99
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[Some By Mi] Truecica Mineral Calming Suncream
Rating: 3.0 out of 5 (1)
[Some By Mi] Truecica Mineral Calming Suncream
€21,99
[Mary&May] Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion
[Mary&May] Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion
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[Mary&May] Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion
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Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Air-Fit Suncream Light
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[Benton] Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream (EXP. 16.11.2024)
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[Benton] Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream (EXP. 16.11.2024)
€18,99 €25,99
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Holika Holika Make Up Sun Cream Matte Tone Up
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[Holika Holika] Make Up Sun Cream - Matte Tone Up
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[Benton] Mineral Sun Stick SPF50/PA++++
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (3)
[Benton] Mineral Sun Stick SPF50/PA++++
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[About Me] Be Clean Tone Up Sun
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[About Me] Be Clean Tone Up Sun
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[Chasin' Rabbits] G'Day Mate Sun Stick
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Torriden DIVE-IN Mild Sun Cream
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[Torriden] DIVE-IN Hyaluronic Acid Mild Sun Cream
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[Hue_Calm] Air Light Defence Sun Stick
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[Hue_Calm] Air Light Defence Sun Stick
€20,99 €27,99
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Beplain Sunmuse Mineral Sunscreen
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[Beplain] Sunmuse Mineral Sunscreen
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Cosnori Panthenol Barrier Sun Cream
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[Cosnori] Panthenol Barrier Sun Cream
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Physical or chemical sunscreen?

Korean sunscreens use both a chemical i.e. organic and a physical i.e. inorganic (mineral-based) sun protection filter. Often, to get the best result and protection, Korean sunscreens have combined both = hybrid sunscreen. In this way, a beautiful final result that slightly covers the pores is achieved, as well as a light and fresh composition. 

Physical, otherwise known as inorganic or mineral sunscreen, contains minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, in the list of ingredients these can be found e.g. with the names Titanium Dioxide or Zink Oxide. Physical sunscreen scatters UV radiation away from the skin to some extent (about 5%), in addition to the fact that the composition absorbs harmful UV rays, just like chemical sunscreens. But unlike chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens do not absorb into the skin and may therefore have a richer texture. For the most sensitive skin and babies, a physical sunscreen may be a better option than a chemical one.

Chemical or organic sunscreens are usually very light and pleasant to use, and they do not leave behind a white layer on the skin (white cast), which may make it easier to apply the necessary large amount of the product. The chemical sunscreen filter absorbs the sun's harmful UV rays, preventing them from damaging the skin. Both chemical and physical sunscreens work and last just as well, as long as they are used correctly and added often enough (a good basic guideline for the face is a teaspoon every two hours when in the sun).

Korean sunscreens

Korean sunscreen is not a concept for nothing, but there is certainly a suitable and pleasant product for everyone among these. Remember that whatever sunscreen is your favorite, the most important thing is that you apply enough of it (about a teaspoon on the face) and also remember to add more cream throughout the day 💕

SPF indicates how well the product protects against the sun's UVB radiation, but on Korean sunscreens you will also find the label PA, which is an abbreviation of the term "Protection Grade of UVA". It is a scale that measures the protection level of a sunscreen against UVA rays.

UVA rays are longer than UVB and cause less burning, but they have a significant effect on skin aging caused by UV radiation, among other things. You get the best protection against UV radiation when you choose both a high SPF and PA factor.

PA+: weak UVA protection
PA++: moderate UVA protection
PA+++: good UVA protection
PA++++: excellent UVA protection

Looking for a Korean sunscreen for the body? Every sunscreen in our selection is also suitable for use on the skin of the body, and some are available in slightly larger product sizes. But there are very few Korean SPF products on the market that are made specifically for the body. Why? Because Koreans protect their faces not only with sunscreen, but also with big hats and sunglasses. The skin of the body is thus primarily protected with clothes and even parasols, so that the sunscreen is not applied as diligently to the skin of the body. And if any part of the body is at the mercy of the sun, Koreans use the same sunscreen or even a sunscreen stick as they use for the face.