Beta-Carotene has been a focus point for many K-Beauty brands since late last year and has fully become all the rage as of this year. I’ve used it in oils and serums, and last month brought the opportunity to try Carrot Root Extract in a sunscreen. The 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐭 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 (𝐒𝐏𝐅𝟓𝟎 + 𝐏𝐀++++).
🥕 It’s a broad spectrum inorganic physical sunscreen to protect skin from ultraviolet light.
🥕 Additionally serves as a brightening & anti-wrinkle care.
🥕 Claims to have a fresh and moist texture which is soft to the touch and easy to spread without stickiness, oiliness or a white cast.
🥕 Key ingredients include 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵 (𝟹.𝟻𝘱𝘱𝘮), 𝘕𝘪𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘦 & 𝘈𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦.
🥕 50ml tube that is flat and compact for taking on-the-go.
Full contents list:
Water, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Methyl Trimethicone, C13-16 Isoparaffin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Palmitic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, CI 77492, Lmonene, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Centella asiatica extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, CI 77491, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Geraniol, Tocopherol, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract(3.5 ppm), Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil
𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚-𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞? – It’s a antioxidant & precursor to Vitamin A, naturally found in vegetables such as Carrots. Essentially it is a skin conditioning ingredient & is often used as a natural alternative to artificial dyes used in yellow/orange toned cosmetics.
𝐃𝐨 𝐈 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧? – Short answer first, yes – I like this sunscreen. I’m always searching for creamy sunscreens which aren’t greasy but still give that satin and not totally matte finish to skin. This sunscreen absorbs quickly, yet not totally undetectable as is it’s vanished into thin air minutes after application. It has a soft texture, although I wouldn’t describe it as ‘airy’: not that’s it feels like it’s dragging skin either, it’s the ideal medium.
I appreciate how it’s peach colour is natural rather than synthetic. For anyone wondering, it’s not a tinted sunscreen as such. Once blended out the colour doesn’t stay like a tinted sunscreen or tone-up sunscreen. You must work the formula well into skin to actually ensure there isn’t a white cast, but actually that goes without saying. I’ll be reviewing the Watermelon version of this Sunscreen soon and will compare it to this Carrot one.
Disclaimer – The products featured in this post were gifted in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.