IOPE UV shield sun protection XP review I My go to dry skin sunscreen

IOPE UV sheild sun protection XP reviewYes, we are on a sunscreen reviewing parade.  I have a ton of sunscreens I want to review for you guys to help you through the confusing world of sunscreens. The last time I tried anything from IOPE was back in 2016 when I traded someone on the internet for the famous BB cushion.  Now that I think about it, that is kind of dangerous haha but times were a bit more simple back then.  I absolutely love that cushion, but the shade was for sure way too light for my skin tone.  2021, here we are with one of the sunscreens that are on the “approved” list that have been tested to see if it is truly SPF 50+.  Let us get into the review!

Full name of product:
IOPE UV shield sun protector XP

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“UV shield sun protector SPF 50+ PA++++
Triple functional sun cream with a light and refreshing feeling that protects the skin from UV rays and fine dust.

Feather-light feeling
The light texture is absorbed without stickiness and protects the skin from UV rays.

Skin protection from UV rays and fine dust.
With micro-filter system technology that protects the skin from fine dust, it not only blocks UV rays but also protects the skin from the harmful environment to make it healthy.

Care for signs of skin aging caused by UV rays.
While taking care of the signs of skin aging caused by UV rays, VD booster strengthens the skin carrier and makes the skin healthier.”

SPF 50+ PA++++

32,000 won

Amount of product:
60 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year after opening

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
 Amazon US

Purified water, butylene glycol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, C12-15 alkylbenzoate, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyltriazine, diethylaminohydroxybenzoylhexylbenzoate, titanium dioxide, cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Trisiloxane, Nylon-12, C14-22 Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Aluminum Stearate, Poly Hydroxystearic acid, polyisobutene, alumina, stearic acid, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, C12-20 alkyl glucoside, polysilicon-11, C12-15 alcohol, methoxyPEG-114/polyepsiloncaprolactone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Carbomer, Chicory Root Extract, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Disodium EDITA, Polysorbate 20, Adenosine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Phenoxyethanol, cotton extract, butylphenylmethylpropional, glucose, hexylcinnamal, sodium benzoate, acetic acid, lactic acid, tocopherol

 Sunscreen filters:  Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (6.5%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (4.0%), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (4.0%), Titanium Dioxide (Nano)

IOPE UV shield sun protector XP review korean sunscreen controversy Product packaging:
The size of this IOPE sunscreen is quite substantial and way more affordable than I thought it would be.  IOPE is usually a mid-range to higher end brand, but this sunscreen was on sale for $18-$24 USD on Jolse which was amazing!  The IOPE UV shield sun protector XP comes in a white tube and you twist off the cap to dispense the sunscreen.

IOPE UV shield sun protection XP korean sunscreen for dry skin

Korean sunscreen controversy IOPE sunscreen texture ingredient reviewTexture, finish, white cast?:
To my surprise, this IOPE UV shield sun protector sunscreen is on the thick side.  It takes a bit of time to massage into the skin and leaves a little bit of a white cast due to the use of Titanium Dioxide in the formula.  I don’t have a problem with the white cast since it is very minimal.  This is one of the most hydrating sunscreens but it is on the thicker side compared to a lot of the other sunscreens, so I recommend this sunscreen only for dry or combination skin types. Normal skin types may also like this, however, I don’t know if you will find the texture to be too thick or not.

IOPE UV shield sun protector XP reviewFinish-wise, this sunscreen gives me a continuous dewy finish throughout the day and it didn’t dry my skin out at all!  It is quickly becoming one of my most favorite sunscreens now!  This is one of those sunscreens which you don’t have to prep your skin well with moisturizers.

There is a floral scent to it but it fades after application.  Smell-o-scale: 6/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

-long-lasting hydration
-SPF 50+ PA++++!

-takes longer to massage into the skin
-slight white cast


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
When I tried this sunscreen at first, I was put off by the thick texture and how much longer it took to massage into my skin.  But after getting over that hump, I quickly found this sunscreen to be very compatible with my skin, especially during the fall and wintertime when my skin is getting drier.  This offers me a gorgeous dewy finish that lasts all day alongside the sun protection I need.  Again, I would only recommend this for those with dry or combination skin types as the texture and amount of hydration may be too much for oily skin types.  Overall, this is a sunscreen I will continue to use, and urge those with my skin type to check this one out!

*PR sample

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