Looking for a lightweight, fast absorbing sunscreen to protect your skin from the ever-present UV rays and humidity? Boasting a true blue packaging to match its watery texture, Innisfree’s Aqua Water Drop Sunscreen might just be what you’re looking for! But let’s see how it has fared for me in this write-up, shall we?
1. Refreshing finish with no stickiness
A watery sunscreen with an ultra-light texture that provides moisture and leaves the skin feeling refreshed without any stickiness.
2. Multi-functional sunscreen
It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and brightens the skin while protecting your skin against UV rays.
3. Sunflower seed oil & green tea extract
With sunflower seed oil and green tea extract, the skin stays moisturized and healthy.
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, Centella Asiatica Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/leaf/vine Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance.
Contains only chemical/organic UV filters, ie:
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
- Ethylhexyl Salicylate
- Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
- Ethylhexyl Triazone
PERIOD AFTER OPENING (PAO):
Opaque blue tube with a white flip-top cap. Comes with an outer cardboard box packaging.
HOW TO USE:
1.As the last stage of your skincare routine, apply onto your face, neck and other areas of the body exposed to strong UV rays. Reapply every 2-3 hours for maximum sun protection.
*Recommended to double cleanse skin at night to remove sunscreen completely.
Strong citrus smell that does linger for awhile upon application.
Off-white in colour with an oily, watery-cream consistency. Spreads and absorbs into skin easily. Has a noticeable dewy finish, that can look a little too greasy for oilier complexions.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
OVERALL THOUGHTS & EXPERIENCE:
After a few months of using this on and off, I have to say that while I wanted to love it because it’s so easy to apply and feels very moisturising on the skin… it’s just an “okay” product for me. But wait, does it live up to its claims?
Well, actually, it does! It indeed has an “ultra-light texture that provides moisture and leaves the skin feeling refreshed without any stickiness” but after it sets in for a few hours, I’ve noticed (on my skin at least) that I will end up looking very oily. So, while my skin does err on the dry side lately, this sunscreen might just be too moisturising for me.
I’ve also noticed, unfortunately, that if I stay out in the sun for too long using this sunscreen, my skin tends to burn… which is what a sunscreen should not be doing! So despite being alcohol-free and essential oil-free, it’s not wholly safe my sensitive skin. Though, I find it okay to use indoors.
All in all, while it’s not “the one” for me, if you prefer sunscreens with a dewy finish and extra moisturising benefits to offset any dry patches, you’d probably enjoy this! Though I’d advise to use this blue baby for the indoors only as I don’t think it’s waterproof.
*NOTE: Innisfree updates their products’ packaging often, so just a side note to inform that while I have the latest version, both of these (as seen in the comparison picture below) have the same ingredients/formulation and only the packaging differs.