If your childhood was composed of pool parties, beach trips, and/or street games, chances are sunscreens come with certain associations. Beyond their distinct scent, the lotion-like stuff we grew up with were also way too thick, impossible to wash off, and left us looking eerily ghost-like. Not exactly ideal for playtime, you know? Thankfully, we grew up—and so did our go-to’s for sun protection. Applying SPF is crucial to Korean skincare routines, so we’re not surprised that K-beauty is unmatched when it comes to sunscreen for every skin type. Even better, they’ve given us a ton of multipurpose options to make our lives extra easy.
Below, we list down just 3 Korean sunscreens that protect, moisturize, and prime. Every step counts, and these ones count for three!

3-IN-1 KOREAN SUNSCREENS WE LOVE

OPTION #1: Acwell Aqua Capsule Sun Control Gel, P1,300 WHY IT WORKS: Its lightweight gel formula provides ample hydration and sun protection without making your face feel like an oil slick. Uniquely formulated with peony and mint extract, this sunscreen nourishes and preps parched skin.

PERFECT FOR: Oily/combination skin

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OPTION #2: Dear Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50++++, P1,200 WHY IT WORKS: Water-based and weightless, this gel-type sunscreen effectively safeguards your skin against sun damage. It’s quick to absorb and leaves no greasy trace, giving you the perfect canvas for layering on product.

PERFECT FOR: Sensitive skin

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OPTION #3: Heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+ PA+++, P1,099 WHY IT WORKS: For a glow-boosting base like no other, opt for this brightening sunscreen. It deeply moisturizes your skin and evens out texture to leave you looking luminous all day—with or without a swipe of highlight.

PERFECT FOR: Dry skin

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