Dr.G – Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA+++
Product Name: Brightening Up Sun+
Water Resistance: Not Waterproof
Formulated by: Cosmax
Manufactured by: Cosmax
Distributed by: Gowoonsesang Cosmetics
Country of Manufacture: South Korea
Functional Cosmetic Certifications: Dual-Functional Cosmetic (UV Protection, Whitening)
Original Retail Price: 24,000 KRW
Date of Release: February 2022
Shelf life: 36 months before opening. 12 months after opening
Sunscreen type: Hybrid (organic + inorganic filters)
UV Filters: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide
Notable allergens: Artificial colorants
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Niacinamide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cetearyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Buddleja Officinalis Flower Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Magnesium Sulfate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491)
정제수, 사이클로펜타실록세인, 에칠헥실메톡시신나메이트, 징크옥사이드 (CI 77947), 사이클로헥사실록세인, 에칠헥실살리실레이트, 부틸렌글라이콜, 메틸메타크릴레이트크로스폴리머, 폴리글리세릴-3폴리다이메틸실록시에틸다이메티콘, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 다이프로필렌글라이콜, 에틸헥실팔미테이트, 나이아신아마이드, 비닐다이메티콘/메티콘실세스퀴옥세인크로스폴리머, 솔비탄아이소스테아레이트, 다이메티콘/비닐다이메티콘크로스폴리머, 카프릴릴메티콘, 프랑스해안송껍질추출물, 타라열매추출물, 코토니추출물, 포도씨오일, 밀몽화꽃추출물, 감나무잎추출물, 녹차추출물, 다이메티콘, 다이스테아다이모늄헥토라이트, 폴리메틸실세스퀴옥세인, 마그네슘설페이트, C30-45알킬세테아릴다이메티콘크로스폴리머, 알루미늄하이드록사이드, 스테아릭애씨드, 카프릴릴글라이콜, 글리세릴카프릴레이트, 폴리메틸메타크릴레이트, 트라이에톡시카프릴릴실레인, 1,2-헥산다이올, 프로판다이올, 다이소듐이디티에이, 폴리비닐알코올, 황색산화철 (CI 77492), 적색산화철 (CI 77491)
Mild sunscreen with a soft, tone-up formula.
“Brightening Up Sun+” is a tone-up sunscreen that revives and perfects complexion, helping to brighten up skin and protect it from UV rays at the same time.
The sunscreen features a peach-coloured formula that provides a tone-up effect for 24 hours and keeps complexion looking lively all day long (In-vivo test conducted by P&K Skin Research Center on 20 women aged 20-59 from 2 December to 4 December 2019).
“Brightening Up Sun+” contains Pycnogenol, an ingredient extracted from pine trees that helps enhance skin’s immunity.
The sunscreen was tested to be suitable for sensitive skin:
- In-vivo test for sensitive skin suitability conducted by P&K Skin Research Center on 32 adults aged 20-55 from 8 February to 10 February 2021.
- In-vivo skin irritation test conducted by KC Skin Research Center on 32 adults aged 19-59 from 17 February to 19 February 2021.
The product offers quintuple protection against UVA, UVB, blue light, infrared light and fine dust.
- In-vitro test for blue light protection conducted by KC Skin Research Center on 9 December 2019.
- In-vivo test for evaluation of infrared radiation protection conducted by IC Korea on 20 adults aged 20-60 from 13 January to 22 January 2020.
- In-vivo test for lipid peroxidation performed by P&K Skin Research Center on 20 men aged 20-59 from 4 December to 6 December 2019.
“Brightening Up Sun+” boast a soft tone-up formula that is absorbed without stickiness. Since it brightens up complexion, the product can be used in place of a make-up base.
The sunscreen was formulated with Tannin Complex that regulates excess sebum productions and keeps skin soft all day long. Tannin Complex is composed of Green Tea Extract to minimise the apperance of pores, Grape Seed Oil to relieve skin and Persimmon Leaf Extract to regulate sebum production.
The product comes in an eco-friendly paper packaging that is easy to recycle.
Dr.G privately commissioned tests to verify the UV protection of the sunscreen and obtained the certifications below. Please note that these tests were privately commissioned by the company and are not legally equivalent to the pre-market tests required to commercialise a sunscreen in South Korea. For more information on sunscreen regulations in South Korea, please refer to this video.
At the last step of your skin care routine, take an adequate amount and apply it evenly across areas of the skin exposed to UV rays.
Please consult a specialist if there are any abnormal symptoms or side effects such as red spots, swelling or itching when using the cosmetic or after use. Keep away from children. Store away from direct sunlight. For external use only. Do not use on wounds or if you are allergic to any ingredients of this product. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product.
Other editions and formulations:
- Brightening Up Sun SPF50+/PA+++ (launched: March 2017, formulated and manufactured by: Cosmax)
- Brightening Up Sun SPF42/PA+++ (launched: April 2014, formulated and manufactured by: Cosmax)
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Reviewed by Odile?
Source: Dr.G website
Translation: © 2022 Odile Monod
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