Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA+++

Product overview

Brand: Dr.G
Product name: Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++
Korean Product Name: 브라이트닝 업 선 플러스 SPF50+/PA++++
Protection: SPF50+/PA++++
Water resistance: Not water resistant
Capacity: 50ml
Formulated by: Cosmax
Manufactured by: Cosmax
Distributed by: Gowoonsesang Cosmetics
Country of Manufacture: South Korea
Functional Cosmetic Certifications: UV Protection, Whitening Dual Functional Cosmetic.
Original Retail Price: 32,000 KRW
Date of Release: February 2022
Shelf life: 36 months before opening. 12 months after opening.


Sunscreen type: Hybrid (organic + inorganic UV filters)
UV Filters:
 Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide
Notable allergens: Niacinamide

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)

Product description

Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” is a tone-up sunscreen with a matte finish.

Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” for lively, vibrant complexion.

  • Tone-up sunscreen with a mild, gentle formula.
  • The sunscreen provides comprehensive 5-pronged protection for sensitive skin by shielding it from UVA, UVB, blue light, infrared and pollution.
  • The sunscreen boasts a weightless, matte formula that helps control excess sebum.
  • Clean Beauty sun care specifically designed for sensitive skin.

Gentle tone-up sunscreen that adheres seamlessly and firmly to the skin

Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” is a tone-up sunscreen designed to revive and even out complexion, helping to give your skin a more lively and vibrant appearance while shielding it from UV rays.

The sunscreen’s peach-coloured tinted formula delivers long-lasting tone-up effects that last for 24 hours. This sunscreen boasts a peach-coloured tinted formula that provides a 24-hour tone-up effect1, ensuring your complexion stays vibrant throughout the day.

[1] The sunscreen successfully passed in-vivo tests aimed at assessing the longevity of its tone-up effects over a 24-hour period.
Tests conducted by P&K Skin Research Center Co. Ltd.
Participants: 20 women aged 20-59.
Date: 2-4 December 2019

Pycnogenol promotes skin health

Extracted from pine trees, Pycnogenol is an ingredient known to enhance skin’s natural resilience.

*The statements above only pertain to the characteristics of the raw material.

Suitable for sensitive skin

In-vivo tests confirmed that Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” is suitable for sensitive skin.

  • Sensitive skin compatibility tests conducted by P&K Skin Research Center Co. Ltd. Participants: 32 adults aged 20-55. Date: 8-10 February 2021.
  • Skin irritation tests conducted by KC Skin Research Center Co. Ltd. Participants: 32 adults aged 19-59. Date: 17-19 February 2021.

Complete protection

There are other harmful factors besides UV rays, that’s why Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” offers a 5-pronged defence mechanism.

The sunscreen not only shields the skin from UV rays but also offers protection against blue light2, infrared rays3, and pollution4.

[2] in-vitro test to assess blue light protection.
Tests conducted by KC Skin Research Center Co. Ltd.
Date: 9 December 2019.

[3] in-vivo tests to evaluate the product’s infrared protection factor.
Tests conducted by I.E.C Korea Co. Ltd.
Participants: 20 adults aged 20-60.
Date: 13-22 January 2020.

[4] in-vivo tests to assess the product’s efficacy in preventing lipid peroxidation.
Tests conducted by P&K Skin Research Center Co. Ltd.
Participants: 20 men aged 20-59.
Date: 4-6 December 2019.

Weightless, non-sticky matte formula

Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” is a tone-up sunscreen with a weightless, matte formula that absorbs easily without any stickiness. The sunscreen helps revitalise your complexion, making it a suitable replacement for a make-up base.

The sunscreen maintains a matte finish throughout the day, without any shine. Infused with Tannin Complex5 to control excess sebum/oil, Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” ensures your skin stays matte all day long.

[5] Tannin Complex consists of: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract to help tighten pores + Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil to soothe skin + Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract to help control excess sebum.

Clean Beauty

“What if I want care for both my skin and the environment?” Introducing the latest trend: Clean Beauty.

  • In-vivo tests confirmed that Dr.G’s “Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA++++” is suitable for sensitive skin. The sunscreen has a hypoallergenic formula confirmed by tests, ensuring the product meets your skin’s needs. The product successfully passed: skin irritation tests and sensitive skin compatibility tests.
  • Non-nano sunscreen. The sunscreen is formulated with non-nano particles to keep both the environment and your skin healthy. The product successfully passed particle analysis tests.
  • Eco-friendly packaging. Dr.G uses eco-friendly packaging for more convenient recycling. The product is shipped with paper cushion wrap in a glue-free delivery box.

Recommended for

  • Those who who require both sun protection and skin tone correction at the same time.
  • Those with very oily skin who are looking for a product with a matte finish.
  • Those looking for a natural-looking tone-up product to wear instead of a make-up base before going out.
  • Those looking for a sunscreen that’s been tested to protect skin not just from UV rays, but also blue light and pollution.


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.

Dr.G – Brightening Up Sun+ SPF50+/PA+++


At the last step of your skin care routine, take an adequate amount of product and apply it evenly across areas of the skin exposed to UV rays.


  1. Immediately consult a dermatologist if symptoms such as red blotches, swelling and/or itchiness appear while using the product, or in case such symptoms appear when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight after use.
  2. Do not use the product on open wounds.
  3. Storage and handling precautions:
    • Keep out of the reach of children.
    • Keep away from direct sunlight.

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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Source: Dr.G official website and official product packaging
Translation: © 2024 Odile Monod. You may not reproduce the above translation for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the translator.

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