For someone who didn’t even know what sunscreen was until 5 years ago, I can’t seem to live without them now. I now live and breathe sunscreen. So it was only a matter of time before I came across the internet-beloved Purito Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50+ PA++++. When it comes to sunscreens, I prefer chemical to physical. And because I have oily (sometimes) dehydrated skin, I tend to favor the hydrating Korean Beauty sunscreen. In fact, the price, size and almost every thing I’ve heard about this sunscreen made me eager to try it out. And now that I have, here’s my Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50+ review in details
PURITO CENTELLA GREEN LEVEL UNSCENTED SUN SPF 50+ INGREDIENTS
Centella Asiatica: Centella Asiatica is most well-known for its wound-healing abilities. So-called “tiger grass” from the legend where tigers would roll around in the plant after a battle in an effort to soothe their wounds. CICA soothes and reduces skin inflammation.
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate: It is a chemical sunscreen filter that blocks UVA rays and prevents premature skin aging.
Ethylhexyl Triazone: It is a chemical sunscreen filter that protects the skin by absorbing both UVA and UVB rays.
Water, Butylene Glycol (humectants), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-conditioning agents), Glycerin (humectants), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (sunscreen agents), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (skin-conditioning agents) , Acrylates Copolymer (viscosity increasing agents), Silica (texturing agents), 1,2-Hexanediol (stabilizers), Niacinamide (brightening), Dibutyl Adipate (skin-conditioning agents), Ethylhexyl Triazone (sunscreen agents), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate (emulsifiers), Cetearyl Olivate (occlusive), Cetearyl Alcohol (stabilizers), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (skin-conditioning agents), Sorbitan Olivate (emulsifiers), Glyceryl Stearate (emulsifiers), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (emollient), Sorbitan Stearate (emulsifiers), Centella Asiatica Extract (strengthens skin barrier), Madecassoside (strengthens skin barrier), Asiaticoside (strengthens skin barrier), Madecassic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Asiatic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (antioxidants), Disodium EDTA (stabilizers), Adenosine (improves wrinkles), Hyaluronic Acid (natural moisturizing factor/ humectants), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin (stabilizers), Tocopherol (antioxidants)
WHAT PURITO CENTELLA GREEN LEVEL UNSCENTED SUN SPF 50+ CLAIMS
According to Purito…
This is an unscented version of the Safe Sun designed for those who are sensitive to fragrance and essential oils. This sunscreen protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It effectively soothes the skin by using concentrated super Centella with a high level of Madecassoside. It has a smooth and clear application that keeps your skin looking fresh all day and wears beautifully underneath makeup. This sunscreen is for everyday wear, it is less likely to cause eye-stinging or skin irritation.
WHAT I THINK OF THE PURITO CENTELLA GREEN LEVEL UNSCENTED SUN SPF 50+
The Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50+ comes in a 60ml white squeeze tube. Most face sunscreens come in 50ml bottles so that extra 10ml at that price felt like a bargain.
Just as claimed, this sunscreen is an unscented version of the original scented one. This coupled with calming centella asiatica makes it ideal for sensitive skin. Centella asiatica and Madecassoside are well known for being very soothing.
It has a very creamy texture and like most K-beauty sunscreens, is very moisturizing. Its texture enables it to glide on easily on skin. It has a slightly cool feel to it and absorbs easily.
I noticed that if you use the appropriate amount (~1ml for face and neck) it dries down fast enough but leaves a bit of shine after about 2 hours on my oily skin. I don’t mind much because I reapply after 2 hours anyway so it isn’t really much work to dab with my blotting paper before reapplication.
Because it is already very moisturizing, I mostly used it without moisturizer underneath. I don’t really wear makeup so I can’t really say much about its performance under makeup.
This However, it falls short on its UVA claims. My hyperpigmentation only got worse on this sunscreen and I don’t even spend much time outside. I think this is where it differs majorly from the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence. I did a more direct comparison (here).
YAY OR NAY?
Because any sunscreen is better than no sunscreen, I would recommend this sunscreen. It is better than wearing nothing at all. It’s good enough if you spend most of the day indoors and only get very little sun exposure.
I would also recommend if you have relatively good skin. But if you are looking to fade hyperpigmentation, scars and discoloration, then this may not be for you.
It also melts right off the skin when you sweat so it’s not exactly heavy duty. That is perhaps one of the most important factors to consider before deciding if to buy this.