[#Gifted] d’Alba UV Essence Waterfull+ Mild Sun Cream Review ☀️

𝐝’𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐚 needs no further introduction on my blog as this will now be my 9th d’Alba skin care review. This time I want to discuss their 𝐔𝐕 𝐄𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝗪𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥+ 𝐒𝐮𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 available at Glam Touch UK

𝘒𝘦𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰:⁣

  • This is a lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect skin against 𝐔𝐕𝐀 & 𝐔𝐕𝐁 rays,⁣
  • Suitable for sensitive skin,⁣
  • Mild formula provides a 100% Mineral Filter,⁣
  • SPF 50+ (recently retested and identified as SPF 63.5 (PFA 22.10, PA ++++).

This sun cream was created to serve as a multi-beneficial skin care product, ultimately shielding skin from damage by environmental factors whilst also replenishing damage which may already have occurred. The “Essence Waterfull+’ refers to the nourishing, calming and hydrating ingredients throughout the sun cream’s formula.

A like several other d’Alba products, this sun cream contains their famous White 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭 (Tuber Magnatum extract) as a source of nourishment with rich minerals & Vitamin B. With Chateau Margot 𝗪𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭 thrown into the mix, the sun cream’s secondary function is to soften skin with a degree of anti-aging and brightening effects. Niacinamide & Centella Asiatica calm skin which is easily irritable. ⁣

Full ingredients list: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Wine Extract, Tuber Magnatum Extract, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Propanediol, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Octyldodecanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol

As Korean & European approaches are fused together here, to curate a product for improving skin health, this sun cream contains many Botanical extracts and is free from synthetic preservatives, colouring agents or fragrances. ⁣

𝘔𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴: Just after one use I came to appreciate it. It has a really soft non-greasy texture that melts into skin quickly for convenience and ensures that skin stays comfortable without sticky residue or film across skin. It doesn’t interfere with the application of makeup, mainly because it does a good job at softening skin.

Throughout the day it didn’t make my skin produce any more sebum than usual, nor did it shift or ‘bunch-up’ like some facial sunscreens do. It has a matte finish but it genuinely isn’t ‘powdery’ or drying at all; it’s as if it moulds itself to skin. It starts off as a creamy texture, then blends down to a watery but ⁣but not runny texture before adhering without much of a trace. Did I mention it smells of tangerine? 🍊


Remember to drop by Glam Touch‘s website. They’re currently donating 10% of their August profits to help support the Red Cross in Lebanon.


Disclaimer – The products featured in this post were gifted via a giveaway. This is not sponsored or paid content.


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4 thoughts on “[#Gifted] d’Alba UV Essence Waterfull+ Mild Sun Cream Review ☀️

    1. Good question. It doesn’t advertise itself as being reef safe, but that may be due to the fact that the majority of K-Beauty brands unfortunately don’t seem to be strongly focused on that factor. However looking at the ingredients list it doesn’t list any of the commonly known ingredients associated with being unsafe for reefs, etc. It does contain diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate – which is usually considered to be a safe UVA absorber that’s EWG graded as safe (grade 1-2), although apparently it hasn’t been tested enough on coral.


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