For those of you well in-tune with the skincare world, last year Purito (and others) pulled their sunscreens off market as they were not meeting the SPF claim as indicated on the label. Recently they launched their new and (supposedly) improved sunscreen called Daily Go-To Sunscreen with an SPF50+ and PA++++. I decided to give them a chance as out of all the brands that experienced similiar issues with their sunscreens, Purito seemed to be the most upfront. In general, I also find Purito takes customer feedback well and have seen them reformulate their products throughout the years. Looking at the ingredients list alone, I felt like they did just that.
Information on Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen
“The new PURITO hybrid sunscreen is formulated with both chemical and physical filters to provide exceptionally high, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
The fragrance-free and moisturizing formula instantly melts on the skin during application, allowing an easy and even spread. The lightweight texture leaves a sheer finish with no white cast. This sunscreen has been designed specifically for easy re-application and effective performance when worn with makeup or alone.”– puritoen.com
Price: $19.50 USD
Packaging: Opaque white plastic tube with a twist-off cap.
Water Resistant? On box package, it says to reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, but on the tube and website I don’t see this number. I’m going to say no, this is not water resistant, because it shouldn’t be this confusing to figure out.
Ethylhexyl Triazone – Uvinul T 150 (UVB)
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine – Tinosorb S (UVB, UVA1 & UVA2)
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – Uvinul A Plus (UVA1 & UVA2)
Titanium Dioxide (UVB & UVA2)
UVB: SPF 50+
UVA: PPD 16 or more
INGREDIENTS: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid
Just like their original Green Level Unscented Sun (reviewed), Purito’s Daily Go-To Sunscreen contains Centella Asiatica Extract and it’s constituents Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid. Their skin benefits range from wound-healing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Aside from that, there’s not much else going on other than having a base to provide the texture and moisture! For those of you sensitive to Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, and/or Niacinamide, those ingredients are not in this formula. It is also free of alcohol and additional fragrance.
My Experience with Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen
APPLICATION: Applied all in one go all over my face and neck. I saw a little bit of white as I blended the sunscreen and there was no gross industrial type smell.
FINISH: It looks like there are particles in the formula that help diffuse the look from shiny to glowy.
FEEL: Light, has an oily finish for a while.
STINGS EYES? No.
UNDER MAKEUP: If you plan on wearing foundation, I recommend either blotting or applying a grippy primer for the oily, slick finish stays for a while.
Final Thoughts on Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen
- Highest protection offered in Asian sunscreens
- No “industrial” smell – quite scentless
- Removed some key ingredients that may not be so nice for those with irritated skin, making it as friendly as possible for sensitive, acne-prone skin types.
- I want consistent labels, especially if one package says to reapply after 40 minutes of swimming but the other says immediately.
- It is possible Purito told us foreign consumers one thing about their previous sunscreen manufacturer and another to the Korean Cosmetics Association. Watch this video to get more detail.
- This sunscreen is nowhere to be found on their Korean website. Why? It’s being sold on their American and Russian website. Why is it not being sold in their home country? I buy sunscreens from South Korea because I want a sunscreen that’s regulated in the their market.
Overall Purito’s Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ has been okay to use – I like that it’s gentle, has no weird smell and is still at a decent pricepoint. However it’s quite disconcerting that the truth of last year’s low SPF value may be different to what us foreign, non-Korean speaking consumers heard. To add a cherry on top, they’re not even selling their new SPF in the Korean market, which to me makes the whole situation even more odd.
WHERE TO BUY:
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As always, I hope you found this review helpful and informative!