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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ versus Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ .

Last updated on September 22, 2023. Published on August 01, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens. They have a total of 12 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin and reducing pores

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, parabens or sulfates

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Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea
Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Vitamin E (2)
Exfoliators
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (5)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening (3)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger
Irritating
Rosacea

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Ceramides

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (2)
Acne Fighting
Brightening

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

DimethiconeVinyl DimethiconePolyethyleneCetyl EthylhexanoateHomosalateEthylhexyl MethoxycinnamateDicaprylyl CarbonateHydrogenated PolydeceneEthylhexyl SalicylateTocopheryl AcetateDiethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl BenzoateBis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl TriazineOzokeriteCitrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel OilCitrus Nobilis Peel OilLitsea Cubeba Fruit OilCamellia Sinensis Leaf ExtractCamellia Japonica Flower ExtractLavandula Angustifolia Flower ExtractCentella Asiatica Extract WaterOpuntia Ficus-Indica Stem ExtractOryza Sativa Bran ExtractArgania Spinosa Kernel OilAloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceCitrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit ExtractCalendula Officinalis Flower ExtractCocos Nucifera OilVanilla Tahitensis Fruit ExtractHelianthus Annuus Seed Oil UnsaponifiablesSea WaterLactobacillusDioscorea Japonica Root ExtractPseudoalteromonas Ferment ExtractOriganum Vulgare Leaf ExtractChamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf ExtractSalix Alba Bark ExtractTremella Fuciformis ExtractPortulaca Oleracea ExtractCinnamomum Cassia Bark ExtractScutellaria Baicalensis Root ExtractNymphaea Alba Flower ExtractEpilobium Fleischeri ExtractCinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark ExtractNephelium Lappaceum Branch/Fruit/Leaf ExtractLitchi Chinensis Fruit ExtractGarcinia Mangostana Peel ExtractGardenia Taitensis Flower ExtractHelianthus Annuus Seed OilBisabololLauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl DimethiconeDehydroacetic AcidHydrolyzed Hyaluronic AcidDipropylene GlycolButylene GlycolGlycerinXylitylglucosideAnhydroxylitolCapryloyl GlycineSodium Palmitoyl ProlineHexylene GlycolXylitolSarcosine1,2-HexanediolCitric AcidCaprylyl GlycolPotassium SorbateOxygenEthylhexylglycerinTocopherolCitralLinaloolLimonene

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic compound that provides UVB protection. It often goes by the more common name of octinoxate. It is created from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate absorbs UVB rays with wavelengths between 280-320 nm. UV absorbers protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy.

UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA, causing sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer.

The state of Hawaii has banned sunscreens containing octinoxate due to its potential impact on coral reefs. More research is needed to bridge gaps in this research. The European Union allows higher levels of octinoxate in sunscreens than the US and Australia.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is oil soluble. It is not stable and may lose efficacy when exposed to sunlight.

Learn more about Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 6.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 3.

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Disliked

Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an organic compound used to block UV rays. It primarily absorbs UVB rays but offers a small amount of UVA protection as well.

Commonly found in sunscreens, Ethylhexyl Salicylate is created from salicylic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. You might know salicylic acid as the effective acne fighter ingredient and BHA.

The ethylhexanol in this ingredient is a fatty alcohol and helps hydrate your skin, similar to oils. It is an emollient, which means it traps moisture into the skin.

According to manufacturers, Ethylhexyl Salicylate absorbs UV wavelength of 295-315 nm, with a peak absorption at 307-310 nm. UVA rays are linked to long term skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation. UVB rays emit more energy and are capable of damaging our DNA. UVB rays cause sunburn.

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 9.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 7.

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What it does: UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (DHHB) is a chemical UVA absorber. It is formulated for high UVA protection (320-400 nm) and photostability.

DHHB has been approved by the EU, Japan, Taiwan, and South America for use up to 10%.

UV absorbers are an agent that absorbs UV rays. They protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy.

UV rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation from the sun. Other sources include tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation is the emission of energy. UV Rays are divided into 3 groups. UVA (320-400 nm) contains the least amount of energy. They are linked to long term skin damage such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA in skin cells. UVB causes sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer. UVC (200-280 nm) contains the highest amount of energy. Our ozone blocks UVC. UVC can also originate from welding torches, mercury lamps, and sanitizing bulbs.

Learn more about Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 11.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 8.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

You might know this ingredient as Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol. It is a UV filter that covers both UVA and UVB rays.

Bemotrizinol has two peak UV absorption peaks ( 310 and 340 nm) and is able to absorb both UV-A and UV-B rays. Skin exposed to UV causes free-radical molecules to form. This ingredient works by preventing the UV from reaching your skin.

It is highly photostable and helps prevent the photodegration of other sunscreen ingredients such as avobenzone.

Bemotrizinol is not approved in the US but is allowed in the EU, Australia, and Asia.

In fact, it is the most effective UV absorber at maximum concentration (measured by SPF) permitted by in the EU.

It is oil-soluble.

Learn more about Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 12.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 9.

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What it does: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic
Community Rating: Loved

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is derived from the leaves of the tea plant. Black tea, green tea, and oolong tea are all harvested from this plant.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract has many benefits. It contains polyphenols, a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight off free-radical molecules that damage skin cells. The antioxidants in green tea neutralize free-radicals from the sun. This gives the skin some extra UV protection, but should not replace sunscreen.

Many components of tea have anti-inflammatory properties. Polyphenols and L-theanine help soothe the skin and reduce irritation. L-theanine is an amino acid that makes up most of the amino acids found in tea leaves. The caffeine in Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract helps calm inflamed blood vessels.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract also contains Vitamin Bs, linoleic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract also has antimicrobial properties.

Research has shown both drinking Camellia Sinensis Leaf Tea and applying it to the skin can help boost skin elasticity and hydration. Studies also show using tea extract may reduce sebum, or oil, production.

Learn more about Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 17.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 12.

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What it does: Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing, Tonic
Community Rating: Loved

Centella Asiatica Extract is derived from an herb plant native to Southeast Asia. It is rich in antioxidants and amino acids. In skincare products, Centella Asiatica Extract is used for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Many active components found in Centella Asiatica Extract, such as Madecassic Acid and Asiaticoside, encourage the skin to naturally produce hyaluronic acid. This helps keep our skin hydrated. Many of these components also show antioxidant activity and may help reduce the signs of aging.

Research shows Centella Asiatica can help increase Type I collagen production by increasing fibroblast production. Fibroblast helps form connective tissue.

The combination of all these properties makes Centella Asiatica Extract effective at soothing the skin.

Other components of Centella Asiatic Extract include Vitamin A, vitamin C, several B vitamins, and Asiatic Acid.

Recent studies found madecassoside may help prevent damage from UV rays by preventing UV-induced inflammation. Further research is needed.

This plant has been used as a medicine and in food for many centuries. As a medicine, it is used to treat burns, scratches, and wounds.

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 20.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 13.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 21.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 18.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice comes from leaves of the aloe plant. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is best known for helping to soothe sunburns. It is also anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, and can help heal wounds.

Aloe is packed with good stuff including Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins are antioxidants, which help fight free-radicals and the damage they may cause. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice also contains sugars. These sugars come in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, and choline. These sugars are able to help bind moisture to skin.

It also contains minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Learn more about Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 25.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 14.

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What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 57.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 19.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 58.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 17.

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What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Disliked

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

If you spot Citric Acid near the end of an ingredient list, it's likely there as a pH adjuster rather than an active ingredient.

As an AHA, Citric Acid removes the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 67.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 27.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 71.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 29.

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41% are loved or liked
10% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
22% have no rating yet
47% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
7% have no rating yet

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AHC Beauty Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ 73 ingredients

3.5 /5
from 2 ratings
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sarahabma

1 year ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

Broke me out :(
Applies smooth, no white cast, but can't recommend for acne-prone skin

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screamadelica

8 months ago · Normal Skin
Review

great sunstick!
this is only the second sunstick i’ve tried after the scinic super active airy sun stick. if i had to pick, i’d probably say i...

great sunstick!
this is only the second sunstick i’ve tried after the scinic super active airy sun stick. if i had to pick, i’d probably say i slightly prefer the scinic, but this is another excellent option. like the scinic sunstick, this goes on smooth (even near my eyes), doesn’t leave a whitecast for me (granted my skin is fair), and barely messes with my makeup. i love the angle, too.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ 30 ingredients

3.7 /5
from 6 ratings
Light Scent (2) Works Well (2) Great Value (1) Light (1)
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AshN.

4 months ago · Dry Skin
Review

(Using Since Jun 2023) Love using this for sunscreen reapplication. It's portable (small enough to fit in my cross-body bag), relatively affordable...

(Using Since Jun 2023) Love using this for sunscreen reapplication. It's portable (small enough to fit in my cross-body bag), relatively affordable (compared to most hyped sunscreen sticks), considering the SPF value/rating and the amount that you get. Big fan of the shape as it contours around the face easily, no white cast, not irritating to my sensitive skin despite the light, pleasant scent. As I only wear under-eye concealer most days, I can't speak on if it goes well over makeup. But I've notice that when I do apply it over my under-eye area (4-5 swipes) it doesn't remove much product (Then again I apply setting spray/powder in my makeup application) At most I just have to touch it up with a small brush. I would say it's also slightly mattifies my moisturizer.

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EvgeniaLoik_986

8 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

Ok but not as amazing as everyone says!
I wanted to like it, but after using it for the whole summer l think you may skip this one on your hunt for...

Ok but not as amazing as everyone says!
I wanted to like it, but after using it for the whole summer l think you may skip this one on your hunt for a perfect sun stick. Things l think makes it a very overhyped product are;

A) You can’t layer it on top of the makeup - it slips and slipped okay but it does drag your foundation on and there is no saving grace after you’ve applied it on top.

B) I have combo skin and usually can get away without too much blotting and powder but this stick makes me look like a greasy mess; to be fair it’s not super silicony to the touch but it does look like you are greasy nevertheless

C) and last but no least, it’ feels like a waste of money - if you accidentally drag it a bit too much (which l did) it might fall off in places so it’s agronomical shape looses it’s function;

Anyway, buy at your discretion

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