Isntree Sunscreens : Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel, Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream & Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick

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Kbeauty really shines when it comes to sunscreens. Of course, it shines for almost every other product category too. They just make their formulas so elegant. I love it! So, I've tried a few Korean sunscreens lately and of course, I had to share them with you. Let's begin with one brand today - Isntree.

Did you know that Isntree makes 3 sunscreens? Yes, you heard me right. They make a chemical sunscreen, a physical sunscreen and wait for it... a sunscreen stick! All 3 are fragrance-free, alcohol-free & essential oil-free - isn't that wonderful? I spoke about it a while back on our Instagram (follow us there for regular updates!) I am talking about all 3 in today's post. There's something here for everyone....keep reading! 

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Isntree Sunscreen, Isntree India, Isntree Water Sun Gel, Instree Natural Sun Cream, Isntree Airy Sun Stick, Isntree sunscreen india


This is a purely physical sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ with 1 UV filter - Zinc Oxide. 

Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Inositol, Panthenol

Price : 1650 INR for 50ml

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Easily one of the best textures in a physical/mineral sunscreen ever! 
It is not very thick and pasty like most mineral sunscreens. Instead, the consistency is spreadable & creamy. It doesn't feel heavy or uncomfortable & doesn't feel very drying either. This takes a couple of minutes to mesh with the skin - it starts out feeling moisturizing & but give it some time (5min or so) and it begins to settle down to a semi-matte finish. It also makes the skin look smoother.
However, it tends to cling to dry patches (if you have any) & emphasize them. I make sure that my skin is well hydrated & moisturized before using this sunscreen. There's a slight white cast, on my skin tone. It's not very noticeable & gives a similar effect to a Korean tone up cream...It almost goes away once I pat it in & give it some time. Make sure to double cleanse if you are using a physical sunscreen...they tend to latch on the skin for their dear life & so it's important to clean it off thoroughly. 

It doesn't work too well for reapplication & tends to get patchy. If you need a sunscreen for reapplication then I suggest looking into the one below :)

Who will it work for? This sunscreen will be best suited for combination skin & sensitive skin. Oily skin might be able to use it too, especially as the weather starts getting colder. 


This is purely chemical sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ with 5 UV filters - Homosalate, Octinoxate, Octyl Salicylate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S

Ingredients : Water, Polyethylene, Propylheptyl Caprylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Homosalate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Vinyl Dimethicone/​Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Niacinamide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Vinyl Dimethicone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/​Polyhydroxystearate/​Sebacate, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Ceramide NP, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyurethane-11, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Astaxanthin, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Propyl Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol

Price : 1850 INR for 22g 

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Let's start with how cute the packaging looks, it's small & easy to carry around/travel with. The stick has a drop shape which makes it easy to cover smaller areas - eyes, sides of the nose. 
The sunscreen has a balm-y consistency and goes on smoothly on the skin, there's no tugging. It settles down to a neutral finish on the skin. Since this is a chemical sunscreen there is no white cast. While using any sunscreen stick make sure to make multiple passes - this ensures that you get optimal coverage & don't miss out on spots.

While buying and using a sunscreen stick is not necessary and I will certainly not recommend it for everyday use at home since it is on the pricey side and will get over quickly. However, I must admit that the stick is very convenient for reapplication when I am on and about. This will work for all skin types. 

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This is a Chemical Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++. It has 6 Sunscreen filters - Octyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Tinosorb S, Tinosorb M, Parsol SLX & Uvinul A Plus

Ingredients : Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Dibutyl Adipate, Niacinamide, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Polysilicone-15, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Ceramide NP, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceteth-10, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Decyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Astaxanthin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Propyl Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl PEG/​PPG-10/​1 Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Price : 1650 for 50ml

The texture of the sunscreen is one of the best I have ever come across. It is extremely elegant. So much so that it feels like using a lotion-y moisturizer. 
You know how sunscreens can feel suffocating many times? You do not have to face that unpleasant feeling with this one. On the skin, this feels light, yet hydrating, thanks to the 8 types of Hyaluronic Acid in the formula. It feels like my skin can still breathe through. It leaves a dewy finish on the skin and there is no while cast since this is a purely chemical sunscreen. 

Who will it work for? According to me,  this is best suited for normal-dry to very dry skin & combination skin in the winter. It will feel greasy/too dewy on oily skin. 
In case you have oily skin and still want to give this a go, I think you might be able to skip a moisturizer with it. 

All 3 sunscreens are available here on Beauty Barn (*non affiliate)

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* Products gifted to try without any obligation to post here. The opinions shared are our own.

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