Iris Power Whitening Sun Cream is my HG sunscreen and I will tell you why below ♥
Name: The Skĭn Shop Iris Power 아이리스 파워 Whitening Sun Cream 화이트닝 썬크림 SPF45 PA+++
Price: ₩ 25,000 for 65 g
Made in: Korea
I can skip the primer step when I use this sunscreen. It does not conceal moon crater pores, fine lines or even correct my skin tone, however, it will leave a nice smooth canvas for my foundation.
The formula is a cream consistency typical of many sunscreens. The difference is it sinks quickly into the skin and does not leave a white cast behind (not sure how it will fare with flash photography though). It is virtually weightless once absorbed and has a dewy finish that will flatter any skin type.
It has the sunscreen scent that we are all familiar with, except that it also is infused with a flowery powdery fragrance, so it is more bearable. I am not particularly offended by the scent as it fades shortly after application.
If you have oily skin, you will love this sunscreen. It is so good at minimising sebum production without drying out my skin - I don't even reach for my blotting films throughout the day. It might exacerbate dry spots for those with dry skin, so you would want to go for an alternate sunscreen.
Lastly, it promises to whiten your skin with niacinamide, an important ingredient for those struggling with uneven skin tone and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I have been using whitening skincare products that I purchased with it and this combination helped me in achieving a brighter, more radiant skin after a month and a half's usage.
That being said, I doubt that it will whiten on its own - you need to use whitening skincare products in conjunction with it to see results.
I know its November, thus the fall season in many countries and many may forgo applying sunscreen. I hope that each and everyone of you will change this habit - UV rays are present every day, all year round.
(Source: Promotional images are from the-skinshop.com/)