I have been on a hunt to find a sunscreen that I can integrate into my rotation…don’t get me wrong, I adore Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF 30, but since it is quite an investment, I thought that having an equally effective physical sunscreen alternative for less sun-intensive days of the week would be prudent. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk SPF. Retailing for $42 for .85 ounces, this opaque sunscreen has been a delight to use for the past seven days.
In light of the fact that I apply sunscreen everyday without fail, regardless of whether or not I actually make it outside, I prefer to use a physical sunscreen instead of a chemical one. I know that the research on the negative effects of chemical sunscreens is largely inconclusive, however, if there is even a perceived risk (as opposed to “no risk” with the physical versions), it is not a chance I want to take for the long term.
|Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk comes in a small, shakable plastic bottle with a nozzle tip that neatly and effortlessly dispenses the product.|
According to the Koh Gen Do website, the UV Care Milk contains ingredients that…
Prevents skin aging and repairs damage with anti-aging botanical ingredients:
Inflammation – Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Dullness – Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract and Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract
Dryness – Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) and Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil
Discoloration – Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract and Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower
Slackness – Lactobacillus/Soybean Extract Ferment Filtrate and Citrus Junos Fruit Extract
Soft focus function creates a makeup effect
Sweat- and oil-proof for long-lasting protection
|A single swatch of the Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk.|
After a week of daily use, I can attest to the fact that this sunscreen has not caused any breakouts, keeps oil at bay (no more or no less than Cashmere SPF 30) and looks great in pictures (no flashback!). While I prefer to test drive skincare products for at least three weeks before weighing in with an informed opinion, sunscreen is the exception. Within a week, I know whether or not a product will interfere with my sensitive skin and since it is sunscreen, as long as my facial skin is protected (e.g., not getting darker when in the sun), I know it is doing its job!
|The section of my hand directly to the left of the opaque sunscreen swatch reflects UV Care Milk that has been completely rubbed in…this is a very white product but, when well-blended, it becomes completely transparent, rather than leaving behind an obvious white cast.|
Bottom Line: I am so pleased that this sunscreen, which also boasts skincare benefits, was released this month…it is difficult to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast (in person or in photos!) while still being purely physical and high in SPF. I have been beyond pleased with the majority of the Koh Gen Do line and this is no exception…highly recommended!