It's Skin UV Layer Sun Stick Mild SPF50+/PA++++

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Hi everyone :D
 
Today I have a review of a stick sunscreen from the Korean brand It's Skin.
It's Skin is one of those Korean brands that are super famous and that you can easily find either online or at Sephora. Sephora offers only a small range of their products though and typically this sunscreen is not available there. I got mine from Jolse.
 

 
Stick sunscreens have been super popular this summer and it feels like if you haven't tried one of them, you're really missing something. I was a bit hesitant at first because the only sunstick I've tried was some year ago and it pilled so badly (it was from the brand Daylong, apart from this stick Daylong is a great brand that said). Then I saw that It's Skin had a new range of sunscreens including a mineral sunstick. I usually find difficult to find a mineral sunstick, most of them are chemical sunscreens. So when I saw it, I immediately decided to get it!
 
 
Availble in 3 version:
  • Clear - Transparent sun-stick that spreads as natural as possible.
  • Cooling - Delivers freshness to your skin, suitable for the dry skin.
  • Mild - 100% Mineral sunscreen that mildly spreads on the skin and protects it from the UV light.

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    WHAT IS IT?
    This is a sunscreen in a stick format. It's convenient when you travel as it's solid and great to put it in your purse. Often with liquid sunscreens, you get some product on the package and it can quickly become a mess when you have to put it again in your bag. Here it's easier and cleaner.
    You can swipe it across your face and you're done. I like to pat it down a bit but that's not necessary which is also convenient when you're outdoors and don't want to touch your face with your fingers.
     
    It's a 100% mineral sunscreen (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide).
     
     


     
     
    HOW IT LOOKS / FEELS / SMELLS
    This is a stick sunscreen housed in a pretty pink packaging. When you remove the pink cap, there is a protection on top of the stick.
     
    It's a solid white stick that leaves some product behind when you rub it with your finger or apply it on your skin. What's left on your skin is a silky smooth balm. It doesn't look white, just transparent.
    It doesn't feel sticky. You can't actually really see it, but it makes the skin a bit more matte/velvety. Importantly you don't have to press very hard to apply the product, it's creamy enough for an easy application but not too creamy to the point it gets messy. It's a balm consistency.
    So overall I really like how smoothly it applies. Moreover when I follow with foundation, it doesn't pill.
     
    In terms of scent, it does have a scent. You can smell it when you apply the stick and for 2-3min and then it dissipates. It doesn't contain synthetic fragrance but the scent comes from the various flower or plant oil extracts (orange, basilic, rose-scent geranium, Siberian fir, patchouli, ylang-ylang). To my nose it's a mix of rose and fir scent. It's a scent I find calming. It's not a very strong scent but it's there.
     
     
     
     
    INGREDIENTS
    Zinc oxide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyethylene, Ceresin, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Triphenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Microcrystalline Wax, Acrylate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Ethylexyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyhdrocystearic acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum Oil, Abies Sibirica Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Plankton Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Methicone, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
     

     
     
     
    THOUGHTS / SUMMARY

    Sun stick are so popular at the moment and I can understand why. They're really convenient to travel with as they're solid. They're therefore totally mess-free. Moreover, they're compact and therefore easy to carry around in your purse. You can also reapply them really easily as you don't even need to spread them with your fingers.
    Concerning this UV Layer Sun Stick Mild SPF50+/PA++++ from It's Skin, it has all these qualities :D It's a 100% mineral sunscreen and that's something I really appreciate as I'm more into mineral sunscreens. I also like the high protection against both UVA and UVB. It's therefore an approriate sunscreen for outdoor activities as it also seems to adhere well to the skin.
    I like how smoothly it applies and importantly it doesn't pill when you apply foundation on top.
    In terms of ingredients I'm not mad at it but would have preferred it without the flower oils as people with very sensitive skin might react to them. That said they're there in really low concentration so it should be OK. At least on me it wasn't an issue. I would also have preferred it without polyethylene which is not eco-friendly.
    Is it a product I could repurchase? Yes, despite the 2 cons I mentioned I still like it. I like how it applies and how convenient it is and that's why I could repurchase it.
    PS you can also use it to reapply sunscreen on your arms and hands during the day!



     
    Purchase info
    It can be purchased from jolse.com. It is listed here for USD 15.98, but is currently out of stock. You can always request for specific products so if you're interested in it you can send them a mail to ask for a restock (I don't think it's a limited edition).
    If you're looking for other sun sticks, you can have a look here.
    The Face Shop also has a mineral suncreen (here) and it doesn't contain flower oils so may be a better option if you have sensitive skin and it's in stock.


     
    *I received it from Jolse.com for review. I could chose what I wanted to get in their shop*
     

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