A. TRUE BLACK TEA ALL DAY AQUA SUN GEL SPF 30 /PA ++
June 08, 2017
A.TRUE is a Korean skincare brand that only uses black tea water in the formulation of their products. Black tea water contains anti-oxidants which help revitalize the skin delivering nutrition to rebalance the skin. Black tea water helps care for the skins complexion by maintaining a clear and healthy look even under the hot sun.
Before I go into detail about Black tea all day AQUA SUN GEL I would like to briefly explain the difference between SPF and PA++ .
The simple answer is SPF indicates the level of protection from UVB rays whole PA indicates the level of protection from UVA rays. The PA protection comes in several grades, PA+, PA++, and PA +++.
PA+ can provide protection between two to four hours
PA++Can provide protection against UVA rays up to eight hours for people who have moderate Sun exposure.
PA+++ would be recommended protection for individuals exposed for more than 8hours to intense sun exposure.
A detailed post about the difference will be published in the future. If you have any questions about what was mentioned please leave your questions below and I will answer all of them. In the meantime, on with the review.
WHAT IS A. TRUE BLACK TEA ALL DAY AQUA SUN GEL SPF 30 /PA ++
The daily Sun gel helps refresh your skin, giving it a more radiant look. Simultaneously, it will protect you from any harmful UVA or UVB. Other types of environmental damage such as dryness and hit temperatures are also acted against.
CAMELLIA SINESIS LEAF WATER (12,553mg): anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a stimulant.
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXCYCINNAMATE: sunscreen chemical
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE: sunscreen chemical
NIACINAMIDE: skin stimulant and skin smoother.
HOW TO USE IT
Sun gel is applied after your moisturizer. Use about a dime size amount all over your face and down your neck daily. (This should be done if you are staying in or going out).
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT?
April 28th- June 7th
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE
Oily, Combination, and Normal
Sensitive skin, allergic to perfume of essential oils and dry skin types
I think I would stick to Dr Jart sun gel (click here for review)
It absorbs quickly
No white cast on skin
Comfortable on your skin.
Did not burn even though it has alcohol in it neither did it irritate my skin like other sunscreens have done in the past
It is gives me great coverage (SPF 30) but not heavy
Fragrance in skincare products can be an irritant to some skin types or it could be a little overwhelming for certain individuals.
Alcohol: alcohol in skincare products can be drying for some skin types so I was disappointed to see this included in this product. To be honest, my skin did not feel drier than normal when I used it; even my husband used it and didn't react to it. However, professionally I would not recommend this to all skin types.