Barr centella soothing sun essence SPF 50+ PA++++ review

Barr centella soothing sun essence reviewYes, we are back with more sunscreen reviews.  I think I’m getting a little bit obsessed. I am kind of guilty for not writing this review sooner, but we are finally here aren’t we ;).  Barr Cosmetics is one of those up and coming brands, but I’ve had the pleasure to test out some of their other products and loved it!  Let’s see if this sunscreen will be light and comfortable for the summertime.

Barr cosmetics sunscreen reviewFull name of product:
Barr centella soothing sun essence

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“Centella Soothing Sun Essence with centella asiatica extract and ceramide NP in a lightweight, non-sticky, non-white cast formula.

Barr cosmetics sunscreen review

UVA + UVB blocking: daily sunscreen that can be used safely.
Organic UV protection: refreshing formula without stickiness
Triple functional product: UV protection, wrinkle improvement, whitening function
Skin soothing and moisturizing ingredients that are comfortable for sensitive skin.

Wrinkle improvement (adenosine), whitening (niacinamide), UV protection (SPF50+PA++++) triple functional product, this essence contains Centella asiatica extract that not only blocks ultraviolet rays but also helps to soothe the skin, ceramide for comfortable moisturizing and hyaluronic acid that is good for replenishing moisture.  It is a product that can even be used for skincare.”

SPF 50+ PA++++

28,000 won

Amount of product:
50 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year after opening

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:

Purified Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Coco-Caprylate/​Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10- 30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Acrylate/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer- 6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, T-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Rice Bran Oil, Ceramide NP, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin

Sun filters: Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (chemical)Ethylhexyl Triazone (chemical)Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (chemical & physical)Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone (chemical)

How to use:
After doing your usual daytime skincare routine, apply a generous amount of sunscreen on your face and neck.  Make sure to reapply every 2 hours!

Barr cosmetics sunscreen review

Barr cosmetics soothing sun essence sunscreen review

Barr sunscreen reviewProduct packaging:
Following the eco-conscious trend, a lot of brands are testing out paper packaging these days.  No, this isn’t one of those false advertising paper packaging with hidden plastic on the inside.  This is truly heavy-duty paper packing which I’m somewhat scared to puncture in my travel bag.  So far, so good though however it might be a good idea to store this in a baggy or pouch of sorts. 

Barr cosmetics sunscreen reviewThe dispensing lid is your average lid, with a pop-off top and a small hole to dispense the product.

Barr cosmetics Korea sunscreen review

Barr cosmetics sunscreen reviewTexture/ Finish:
The texture of Barr centella’s soothing essence is exactly what the name sounds like.  It is a super comfortable, lightweight, chemical-based sunscreen that absorbs into the skin effortlessly and doesn’t leave a white cast behind.  This is one sunscreen that also doesn’t dry my skin out nor does it pile after reapplication.

Best Korean sunscreen for the face reviewExcuse the scar on my hand. There was a little incident while working.

No whitecast sunscreen review Barr cosmeticsAnd with flash photography, there is no flashback either!  So you can definitely wear this sunscreen if you needed to go to a party where you will get photographed.

There is a slight fragrance of Centella, but it is very light.  Smell-o-scale: 5/10 in terms of how strong the scent is and it does fade after application.

-no white cast
-soothing/ calming benefits

No complaints


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I’m very impressed with this sunscreen!  It is everything I want in sunscreen, from being lightweight, hydrating, and has no white cast.  I do have to mention though, this sunscreen didn’t blow me out of the water as it is similar to a lot of other Korean sunscreens I’ve tried.  I’m not sure if it is manufactured by the same manufacturers as other brands, but they are all starting to feel the same and look the same.  I do still love this sunscreen and it is one of those sunscreens I have in rotation. Overall, I’m very pleased with how this sunscreen performs and will definitely recommend it to all skin types!

*PR sample

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