5 Best Korean Sunscreens for Summer (#3 Has 36K Reviews!)

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We’ve rounded up the best Korean sunscreens including team favorites!

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K Beauty has made a name for itself in the skincare world and you might be curious about how Korean sunscreen can benefit your skin. Beauty experts, influencers, and more prefer these brands as they do not leave a white cast and have higher skin-protecting filters than US standards.

Here are 5 K Beauty sunscreens that are worth every penny

  1. AHC Natural Perfection Double Shield Sunstickbest sunscreen stick
  2. Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Pure Mineral Sunscreenbest mineral sunscreen
  3. Beauty of Joseonbest for face
  4. Missha All Around Safe Block Sunscreenbest water and sweat-resistant
  5. ETUDE SPF50 Light Moisturizing Sunblockbest for acne-prone skin

1. The best Korean sunscreen stick is Hip Sidekick, Cass’, tried & true, AND has 4K+ reviews!

korean sunscreen stick

AHC Natural Perfection Double Shield Sunstick $14.99
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This sunscreen stick is suitable for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin. It is made with 5 kinds of natural water so it is non-sticky, non-irritating, and leaves a soft finish on the face or body.

Hip Sidekick, Cass always has this stick in her bag whenever they spend the day at theme parks or outside!

2. This Korean mineral sunscreen is vegan, reef-safe, and free of 11 harmful ingredients.

two sunscreens in the sand

Not only is this sunscreen safe for the environment, but it is made with skin-loving ingredients like niacinamide, ceramides, rice bran oil, and daisy flower extract too! It nourishes, improves skin tone, soothes, and brightens your skin more like skincare than sunscreen with the added SPF bonus!

Prefer a chemical sunscreen? Grab this Haruharu version for just $16!

3. Looking for the best Korean sunscreen for face? 36,600+ reviews don’t lie! 

korean sunscreen on beach bag

Beauty of Joseon Rice & Probiotic Sunscreen SPF 50 $14.40
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Final cost $13.68!

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You can liberally apply this lightweight sunscreen, and even in large amounts, it won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or heavy! Plus, it’s made with probiotics like 30% rice extract and other fermented extracts that nourish the skin.

“What an amazing product! It is first of all it is not greasy at all, then it blends beautifully, also has a great protection, and gives brightness to your face giving such an amazing brightening effect. It gives. a dewy finish and is good for dry to combination type-skin. Especially the rice extract; it works well for your skin feels good gives glow absorbs nicely cast and care totally worth the hype!”

4. The best Korean sunscreens can do it all, even resist water and sweat. 

sunscreen with pink cap

Missha All Around Safe Block SPF50 Sun Milk Cream $17 (regularly $22)
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Final cost $17 shipped OR $16.15 shipped (10% off)!

If you know you’ll be spending a lot of time at the pool or near the water, consider grabbing this ultra water-resistant sunscreen with double layer UV protection. It leaves a silky finish and corrects the skin’s texture and tone too!

5. K-Beauty sunscreens like this one are ideal for acne–prone skin.

two korean sunscreens

ETUDE Sunprise Mild Weightless Moisturizing Sunblock SPF50 $12.44
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Final cost $11.82 shipped (5% off) OR $11.20 shipped (10% off)!

This sunscreen relieves irritated skin from UV rays and will not cause breakouts. It is also packed with naturally-derived ingredients including baobob seed oil, sunflower seed oil, Edward sedge root extract, barbados cherry fruit extract, assai palm fruit extract, cactus pear extract, aloe vera leaf extract, and kakadu plum fruit extract.

Still on the fence about trying K-beauty sunscreens? Check out Cass’ awesome feedback…

“I’ve always preferred Korean sunscreens because in my experience, they tend to be lightweight, sit well under makeup, don’t leave a white cast, and won’t dry out my skin or cause burning like some well-known brands can. My husband who has eczema and super reactive skin tends to like them better as well.” – Hip Sidekick, Cass

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About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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Comments 4



    Beauty of Joseon Rice & Probiotic Sunscreen SPF 5 costs over $30 on their official website however on iherb site, it costs around $15. would like to know if its a legit site to purchase the product as there are many reviews of fake product on amazon going around and hence the query how to trust these 3rd party sites.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Shilpa! iHerb is a legitimate site, and some Hip sidekicks have purchased from there in the past. Here’s some details from their “About Us” link at the bottom of their site – “Since 1996, iHerb has been offering Earth’s best-curated selection of health and wellness products at the best possible value. Sold and shipped by iHerb — not by third-party sellers.” Hope that helps! 🥰

  2. Amy ^_^

    Beauty of Joseon is the best!!! I have sensitive and dry skin and no issues. My friends and I have been using them for over a year. Late 30s skin here~ also in TX 🏜️

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Great to hear you enjoy this brand as well for your sensitive skin, Amy. 🤗

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