It’s been some time since I did a sunscreen review, but I’m very excited about this one. The Cell Fusion C Laser Sunscreen 100 SPF50+/PA+++ is actually very popular in Korea. This is a combination sunscreen including both inorganic (physical) and organic (chemical) filters. It comes in a 50ml tube, but I got this 10ml sample to try from Stylekorean.
How does the Cell Fusion C Laser Sunscreen 100 SPF50+/PA+++ perform
SPF 50+, PA+++
I used this two times in very hot weather (36°C) and direct sunlight when I HAD to go out and not only I didn’t get greasy, but there wasn’t even a drop of sweat on my face, which surprised me. Also, I didn’t tan and my face wasn’t red or feeling hot either. So, I’d say the protection power is really good.
The texture is creamy, but doesn’t feel heavy at all. And it absorbs pretty fast into the skin.
• What’s the finish like?
It dries down to a semi-matte finish with a subtle sheen, and you’d think oily skin wouldn’t like that, especially considering the creamy texture. BUT, it has this powdery feel to it that keeps the skin grease-free – for a long period of time! There is zero stickiness so hair won’t stick to your face. Mattifying as time passes, but non drying and doesn’t make my face feel tight.
• Does it contain alcohol?
Yes, it does contain fragrance. I personally actually really like how this smells. It has a mild floral scent.
• Does it leave a white cast?
The whitecast is very noticeable upon application! But my skin is fair and it disappears on me within 15-20 minutes. I do notice a bit of a tone-up effect afterwards which means it doesn’t go away completely. Hence, I strongly feel this won’t be suitable for darker skin and wouldn’t recommend it.
• Irritation or breakouts?
Not only this wasn’t irritating, but I felt the redness on my cheeks subside. I’m always getting a pimple here and there, and recently I had only 2 new litte bumps on the skin, but cannot say with certainty if it’s the sunscreen or not. So, I will continue using it for sure.
• Easy to re-apply?
Whereas with some sunscreens I need to blot the skin and others are almost impossible to re-apply, this one was the easiest for me.
• How does it work with makeup?
There are sunscreens that I don’t even bother to test with makeup, because maybe they feel a bit heavy or look a bit more shiny than I’d prefer. Because this one sits very well on the skin I’ve tried it with concealers and I love how it looks. It kind of gives a blurring effect on the skin.
• Does it sting the eyes?
It doesn’t sting my eyes. To clarify, I do not apply sunscreens on my eyelids, but very close to the lower lashline and both corners of my eyes, as well as on my brow bone.
The UV filters of this combination sunscreen are: Mineral filters – Zinc Oxide (UVA/UVB) and Titanium Dioxide (UVA/UVB). Chemical filters – Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate a.k.a. Octinoxate (UVB) and Ethylhexyl Salicylate a.k.a. Octisalate (UVB).
Other notable ingredients of this formula: Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ubiquinone Q10 as antioxidants.
It also contains Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 for anti-ageing.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Stearate, Methicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ubiquinone, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Hydroxylcitronellal
- Great oil and sweat control.
- Mattifying as time passes, but non drying for me.
- It doesn’t sting the eyes.
- It doesn’t pill.
- Semi-matte finish.
- Not sticky or tacky at all, so the hair won’t stick on your face.
- More suitable for oily, combo and normal skin types.
- Works well with other skincare and makeup.
- Would leave a white cast on darker skin.
- Maybe not the best choice for very oily and dry skin types.
- It contains fragrance for those that are sensitive to it.
I truly wasn’t expecting to like this sunscreen so much. When I first applied it I thought it would feel heavy and greasy, but on the contrary, it doesn’t feel occlusive on my oily skin. I love the non-sticky semi-matte finish. This reminds me a bit of the Avene Very High Protection Dry Touch Fluid SPF 50+ due to that dry touch quality, but I prefer the Cell Fusion C much better! I so enjoy using it in hot humid weather as it keeps my skin grease and sweat-free. But, at the same time it doesn’t feel drying on me (I usually hate the tight skin feel so much that I’d rather look shiny/dewy to be honest). This is the easiest sunscreen I’ve tried so far to re-apply which is kind of a big deal. However, this would only work on pale/fair/light skin, unfortunately.
I highly recommend this and would definitely purchase it! It has become a HG for me.
Where to buy:
If you’re interested in purchasing this sunscreen, you can find it at Stylekorean:
[Cell Fusion C] *renewal* Laser Sunscreen 100 SPF50+/PA+++ 50ml for currently 20% off at the price of $24. Check out their Shipping Info to make sure they ship to your country.
Did you find this Cell Fusion C Laser Sunscreen 100 Review helpful? Have you tried this sunscreen before or any other skincare product from Cell Fusion C? If yes, please share your thoughts and skin type!
*PR Sample – kindly gifted, but opinions are completely my own.
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin health.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.