Okay, so it’s been about a year since the whole Korean Sunscreen Scandal (also known as the Purito Scandal) and we now have a new sunscreen from Purito to try out. I ended up grabbing this from Jolse to try it out since I did end up trying Purito’s Centella Green Level Unscented Sun. Onto the review!
If you don’t know about the whole thing in 2021 with Purito’s old sunscreen, I can tell you some of what I know, but you’ll have to do a deeper search to know more because I don’t know a lot about it (I’m not an expert). So in 2021, an independent test showed that Purito’s Centella Green Level Unscented Sunscreen had a much lower SPF rating than what was advertised. This was a pretty big deal since this sunscreen was loved by a lot of people, and in the end, a bunch of other sunscreens ended up getting tested and either taken off the shelves, discontinued and refunds issued to customers.
None of the sunscreens that I used were affected by this, and I know it’s caused quite some changes in the skincare community. Some places that used to sell sunscreen aren’t stocking them anymore, and a lot of cult favourites were discontinued or reformulated as well. When Purito announced that they were launching a new sunscreen, I was admittedly a little wary but I was more than willing to try it out.
When they were finally being sold on Jolse, I added one to my order. The first thing I noticed about this is that the packaging is still pretty minimal and straight to the point. The tube of the sunscreen is this off-white colour and the overall colour scheme works well together.
The sunscreen isn’t too watery and it holds its shape fairly well when squeezed out, it’s super easy to apply and spreads well. This sunscreen is also super light too! It’s moisturizing for me but I feel that people with dry skin might need some cream underneath this. One thing I want to add is that it’s marketed to be scentless and I can confirm that there’s no scent to this.
However, the one thing I do not like about this sunscreen (and it seems that quite a few people agreed) is how glowy it leaves your skin. This glow will last so long, and it looks like you’re sweating – so none of that dewy skin glow here. I found myself reaching for a mattifying powder to decrease the glow every time I used this sunscreen, but other than that there’s nothing wrong with this sunscreen.
I personally think this sunscreen is better suited for winter weather use, to help add a healthy glow to the skin because I think the glow during the summer months is a bit much. However, I also have to point out that this is a great makeup base when paired with primer. It added a nice “from within” glow which is so different from the “sweaty” glow it gives on bare skin.
Would I buy this again? Not likely, I prefer sunscreens to not be too glowy so they’re easier to work with in various situations. A lot of brands have come out with sunscreens since the sunscreen scandal last year, so there are a lot of other choices out there. However, if you do like the glowy look then the Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen is perfect for you. I still recommend trying this out if you’re able to get it though because it’s still a great sunscreen other than the finish.