UV rays damage skin’s cellular DNA, either directly or through the production of free radicals. They create fine lines, sunburns and blemishes, damage collagen and elastin, becoming the main cause for skin’s premature ageing. That is why protecting skin from UV rays is the most crucial step in the Korean skincare routine.

Luckily, nowadays we have sunscreens and BB/ CC creams that provide broad spectrum protection.

If a product provides broad spectrum protection, it means that it passed the critical test to protect the skin from:

  • UVA rays that can penetrate deep into the skin’s surface releasing free radicals and cause DNA changes (UVA rays have almost the same intensity all year round, no matter if it is a sunny or cloudy day, that’s why it’s so crucial to wear sunscreen all year round)
  • UVB rays that reach the skin’s surface and cause tanning, burning and inflammation

Having this protection allows us to relax and enjoy outdoor activities.

If you love summer, you will definitely love our sunscreen collection!

K-Beauty: sunscreens, Dr. G, dermaBUD

This is it, our guide to the best sun protection available in the market.

DermaBUD Multi-sun block SPF40 PA+++

K-Beauty: dermaBUD sun cream

This double-functional cosmetic is a harmonious emulsion of extracts made from Korean medicinal plants and organic oils. Its formula has been designed to brighten the skin, provide an anti-ageing shield and address skin issues caused by industrialisation and environmental changes. Antioxidants such as grape seed extract and kaki leaf extract improve fine lines and wrinkles.

DermaBUD sunscreen is hand-made and prepared for individual order in Jeonju Universtity Atopy Research Institute. It contains 100% refined natural oils extracted from different parts of the plant including flowers, leaves, fruits, stems and roots.

The product is paraben-free with no chemical preservatives or artificial colouration. It is suitable for all skin types, however, as it has a rich texture, we recommend it mostly for dry and normal skin type.

This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. It has been designed to tackle also couperose-prone skin which is typified by redness, dryness and sensitivity. The redness is a result of dilated blood vessels which, due to the skin’s weakened elasticity, expand when there is a rush of blood to the skin but do not contract afterwards as would happen in normal skin.

This sunscreen is a perfect solution for people living in a modern city. It supports the protective skin barrier and is a great shield against pollutants, industrialisation and stress factors.
It protects not only against sun (UVA and UVB protection) but also internal LED light (light-emitting diode) that is created by computer monitors, TVs and smartphones.

This mineral sunscreen has a light texture which hydrates the skin.

It received an EWG (Environmental Working Group) certificate confirming that it only contains natural ingredients. Among these there are ceramides which replenish the natural lipids that are lost from exposure to harsh environmental factors. They restore moisture, fortify the skin’s natural barrier, at the same time slowing down the ageing process. It is supported by centella asiatica extract which has an anti-inflammatory purpose and pullulan which gives an instant tightening effect.

Dr.G Gowoonsesang Medi UV Block Suncream SPF50+ PA+++

A light textured mineral sunscreen that provides broad spectrum sun protection (UVA and UVB), this product provides light hydration, spreads easily and is absorbed quickly.

This sunscreen is something we all are looking for. The amazing list of ingredients contains minerals and antioxidants among which you can find a hero ingredient niacinamide (known as vitamin B3) which improves epidermal barrier performance, improves redness, protects the skin from heat and regulates oil flow. It minimises lines and wrinkles as it boosts collagen production and is accompanied by vitamin E and a number of flower and plant extracts.

Dr. G sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and works really well even with oily skin as the lightweight texture does not leave a greasy film.


This bestselling sunscreen in Korea and Asia was ranked as the best tone improving sunscreen.  Its amazing broad spectrum protection formula (protects against UVA and UVB) instantly brightens dull and uneven skin tones. Its Albutin and Coenzyme Q10 brighten skin, because they prevent the deposition of melanin pigment. In addition, the product has an excellent, non-sticky sebum control and pore contraction formula.

DR.G Brightening Up Sun SPF50 PA+++ contains an anti-pollution complex that provides protection from pernicious ingredients. Its natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and betaine moisturise the skin, and aloe vera and green tea extracts soothe the skin and have anti-inflammation properties. The tannin complex is  effective for oily and complex skin. The product reduces shine on skin and provides a light and clean finishing touch, as a result, it is ideal to be used under makeup.

It is free from paraben, alcohol, benzo[a]pyrene, mineral oil, tar pigments, petrolatum and oxysurfate.

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If you want some extra colour to be added to your skin, take a look at our range of BB and CC creams

BB cream is short for ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm’. Very often called an all-in-one product, a BB cream is a tinted moisturiser which provides skin-perfecting benefits to refresh, brighten, hydrate and even out tone for a flawlessly radiant look. They also typically contain sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

CC cream stands for ‘colour corrector’ and it offers coverage of redness, pigmentation and dullness plus anti-ageing benefits.

K-Beauty: BBcreams; Dr. G Radiance Dual Essence BB cream

Here is our selected range.


Dr. G Perfect Pore Cover BB SPF 30 PA++ is a bestseller from Asia, designed for oily skin types prone to large and clogged pores and blackheads. In addition, this lightweight BB cream protects your skin with SPF 30 and helps your skin to retain its natural moisture. Its light pigment allows you to build coverage to fit with your natural skin tone. Overall, your complexion looks balanced and youthful and it provides a refreshed and cleansed feeling after use. Sebum control powder and mojito complex control excessive sebum and oil production while providing coverage for enlarged pores and uneven textures.

This product will make your skin appear more even and glowing and is perfect during summer days when you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup. It is ideal if you are going to the gym and are planning a workout but do not want to leave home with ‘no coverage’.

This product is free from alcohol, mineral oil, genetically modified, benzophenone, and tar pigment.

Among the ingredients you can find lime tree water that soothes any redness on sensitive or irritated skins and helps bring back a healthy glow to dull complexions. In addition, there is cabbage extract which moisturises the skin, rose hip oil and lemon balm extracts, Sebucontrol-5 and titanium dioxide ingredients which create a powerful pore tightening system.


DR.G Radiance Dual Essence BB SPF50+ PA+++ was designed to provide skin with the multi-care function of the mixture of an essence with sun BB cream. The moist essence forms a water-retaining protective film over the skin and the sun BB cream which contains crystal powder makes the skin clear and transparent. The white base contains an essence to supply nutrients and moisture while the beige base acts like BB cream to create healthy ceramic like skin. This amazing product brightens up dull skin and covers redness.

It’s hero ingredient longevicell is a purified fraction obtained from myrtle and it stimulates cellular longevity.


This anti-ageing BB cream with broad spectrum protection has an amazing formula which not only protects your skin from the sun with sunscreen but also helps to block heat, pollution and arid winds from invoking damage and dryness. Essential oils support cell repair and recovery making this product a perfect solution for anyone who wishes to tackle signs of ageing.

In addition, this lightweight and lightly scented balm also includes just enough pigment to even your skin tone immediately as it works beneath the layers of your skin. It is easy to blend which makes it customisable for your preferred coverage, resulting in the radiant complexion you’ve always desired.


This Brightening-up Cushion Foundation combines the benefits of Brightening-up Sun sunscreen and colour correction with portability, making it possible for you to finish base makeup and skin care at the same time.

Furthermore, Dr.G’s Brightening-up Cushion Foundation contains a barrier complex component to create healthier skin by protecting and strengthening the skin barrier. SPF 50 /PA provides strong UVA and UVB protection, while the cushion-type foundation allows you to look after your skin by blocking strong sunlight and to fix your makeup simply by reapplying it on your face.

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