Sun protection is of great importance to me all year round but I try to be even more vigilant during the summer months. I have a few go-to sunscreens and I also like to try out new ones on a fairly regular basis since the technology and formulations keep improving. There are a number of debates out there about whether physical or chemical sunblocks are better. I happen to believe there are advantages to each and vacillate between the two. And I frequently use Asian sunscreens which often combine both physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients. The Korres Suncare Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, I'm reviewing today happens to contain chemical type sunscreen ingredients. Read this To learn more about physical versus chemical sunscreens and also get some essential sun safety facts!/div>
About the Brand: The Korres brand is billed as a modern Greek apothecary and it was actually founded out of the oldest apothecary in Athens in 1996 by a Greek pharmacist and a chemical engineer. The foundation for their products are four groups of natural and organic ingredients including Greek flora herbs, food ingredients, medicinal herbs, and a range of highly effective natural active ingredients. The line is also backed by clinical research which tests the individual ingredients on a cellular level and determine how the products will work on the skin.
Product Claims: A fast absorbing, ultra sheer yet nourishing natural sunscreen that provides broad spectrum UV protection while moisturizing skin. Wears beautifully under makeup and reduces irritation for redness prone skin. For centuries, Greek grandmothers applied yogurt to soothe and heal sun damaged skin. This product contains no nano-sized particles.
Key Ingredients: Sunscreen: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octinoxate 6.5%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%. Yoghurt is rich skin repairing proteins that help keep skin nourished and protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Rice and camapu extract provide deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure. Provitamin B5 helps reduce inflammation and supports natural cell regeneration while jojoba oil seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth. Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
Packaging: A cleanly designed lightweight plastic bottle with a tightly secured cap and a nozzle dispenser which effectively controls the amount of product that comes out. The bottle is nice looking and sized for portability if you want to take it on the go.
Price: $35 for 1.69 fl. oz. / 50 mL
How to Use: Shake well. Apply liberally and evenly onto face 15 minutes before sun exposure. Can be worn alone, over skin care product, and under makeup.
My Impressions: The Korres Suncare Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil has a thin, watery consistency with a pleasant coconuty yogurt scent that disappears pretty much right after it dries. There is a slight cooling sensation when applied and it sinks into the skin with a non-drying semi-matte finish. This product feels lightweight and almost imperceptible when layered under my cushion compact. I also tried it over my makeup with similar results and it reapplies smoothly as well. I've used this sunscreen on my face and neck for a little over a week and haven't experienced any irritation or reactions and it removes easily with my double cleansing process. I really like how this sunscreen offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection along with skin conditioning and moisturizing benefits without feeling sticky or greasy. Since this is a chemical type sunscreen, there are no worries that it will leave a white cast and it does live up to it's claims that it layers well with makeup. I would forget that I was even wearing it and that is one of the marks of a good sunscreen in my book. Other than the bottle being on the small side, there's nothing I don't like about this product.
Korres Suncare Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is available for sale through Sephora and Amazon as well as the Korres website.
Do you tend to prefer physical or chemical sunscreens? What's your favorite sunscreen?
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