Sunscreen might be essential in a routine, but it’s also a tricky product to love. It can break you out, feel heavy on your skin, and even make you look unnaturally whiter than you are. (If you’ve tried and tested your fair share, then you know exactly what that feels like!) But while some of us have found our go-to formulas by now, there are others that are just coming to discover theirs. One that’s been gaining a lot of hype? Face Republic’s Super Screen Sun Gel.
Apart from the high-level sun protection, this sunscreen is said to keep your skin cool, refreshed, and hydrated. (Apparently, even local Youtuber Rei Germar is a big fan of the formula!) There’s a lot more to it, though. So what exactly is it that makes it deserving of all the 5-star praise? We went through the words of our customers to find out. Read what they have to say, below!
1. IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT
Precious, 25, Oily Skin: “What I love about this product is how it instantly gives me that healthy glow. Prior to this, I used biore and even though that worked for me as well, I would still go for this baby as it dries faster and feels light on skin. It does not break me out too! I’m on my 3rd tube already 💯”
Mariah, 23, Combination Skin: “When I started using this, I’m no longer afraid that my skin will be damaged by the sun because I know I’ll be protected. This is the most light weight sunblock I’ve ever used. Plus, it has a brightening effect and can be used as your base for make up. After applying this sun gel, I put baby powder on top and I noticed that it somewhat helps me cover my acne marks! The smell is very refreshing and it’s worth the price. You get what you pay for.”
2. IT WON’T LEAVE A WHITE CAST
Camille, 22, Combination Skin: “For the price, this product is definitely worth it. I’ve been using it for almost three months. No white cast, perfectly wearable under makeup. I feel more confident to go out in the sun. I’m not a big fan of fragrance in skincare products, this one has a very tolerable scent. It never broke me out. Will definitely repurchase.”
Hannah, 25, Combination Skin: I love this product for a few reasons: 1) It’s very lightweight. 2) I breakout easily and this product doesn’t break me out. 3) Since it’s lightweight, it’s easily absorbed by the skin so you don’t have to wait long for it to dry on your face. 4) It doesn’t leave your skin a white/gray cast. 5) It’s SPF 50. 👍🏽 Con: It has a perfume-y scent to it and I wish it’s more of a scent free gel sunscreen, but I can live with it as long as it’s working for me. :)”
3. IT’S NON-STICKY NOR GREASY
Ria, 18, Oily Skin: “I super looove this sun gel! From its texture as you apply it on your skin, it has no tacky or sticky feeling. It just feels like your skin and it gives you a natural glow without appearing haggard or tired. 🤩”
Xyra, 16, Combination Skin: “Giiirl this sunscreen is not playing. It’s really light and does not have that sticky and oily feeling. This serves as my primer cause I think it is a good base for my makeup. Or if you have really good skin and aren’t a fan of makeup, wear this alone. Not only do you protect your skin from the sun, your skin is also glooowing. It is definitely worth the price because the claims are true.”
4. IT WEARS WELL UNDER MAKEUP
Kathia, 20, Combination Skin: “Been struggling to find the best sunblock for my skin type. I tried the sample size since tube version is sold out. Damnnn this sunscreen made my makeup stay all day. My face was less oily than I expected. Plus no white cast! Oh! And I love the smell too ❤️”
Leriza, 27, Combination Skin: “This reminds me of Vita moisturizer ng iwhite Korea.No scent pero solid yong moisturizer content niya. It gives glow to your face especially when you put make up on, superb yong quality. Inienhance niya yong makeup lalo para lumabas. I got no rashes in this sunscreen. Hindi rin maputi sa face unlike other sunscreen.”
5. IT’S EASY ON SENSITIVE AND TROUBLED SKIN
Charina, 20: “I love this sun screen! I used this a week after it was launched and until now ginagamit ko parin siya. Sobrang sulit P499 cuz matagal siya maubos! I have very sensitive skin and hindi ako nag break out or nag rashes ever since ginamit ko siya. It gives me that glass skin effect! Malagkit siya at first, pero wait for it to set and mawawala na stickiness niya. This also acts as my primer! My makeup really doesn’t budge! Sobrang recommended for sensitive skin types like me—actually, FOR ALL SKIN TYPES!”
Allyson, 16, Oily Skin: “So I used the sachet version of this for like a month and decided to buy the full size since I really fell in love with this product. Among all the sunscreens I tried this is the only product that didn’t give me bumps or breakouts. Plus, this doesn’t leave a white cast and it smells really good. This is the love of my life 💖”
Think you’ll be giving this customer-fave a try? Share your thoughts with us in the comments, below!
Minor edits have been made for brevity and clarity.
PROMO: Get up to 20% on Face Republic items. Valid until November 27, 2019 ONLY. While stocks last!
The Face Republic Sun Gel SPF 50+ (50ml) is on sale at P399 for a limited time only on BeautyMNL. Shop it right here!
For more cool stories and members-only perks, sign up for BeautyMNL!
Like us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram (@beautymnl).
Tweet us on Twitter (@beauty_MNL).
The BeautyMNL App is also available for iOS and Android! For Apple devices, download it on mobile here. For Android devices, download it on mobile here. Stay tuned for updates and app-exclusive promos!