Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics versus COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ .

Last updated on November 25, 2023. Published on February 02, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free sunscreens. They have a total of 6 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin and dark spots

Free From

They both do not contain any oils, parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain silicones

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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 (4)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Niacinamide

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting (2)
Brightening (3)

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (4)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Exfoliators

Benefits

Hydrating
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Dark Spots
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (3)
Acne Trigger
Irritating (3)
Rosacea (4)
Eczema (5)
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Ingredients Explained

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1
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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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 1.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
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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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 13.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 3.

3
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.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 14.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 13.

4
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 31.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 33.

5
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising
Community Rating: Disliked

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer. It is used to thicken and improve the texture of products.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is also an emulsifier. Due to its properties, it can prevent water and oil ingredients from separating.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 32.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 30.

6
What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 38.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 34.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

46% are loved or liked
24% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
2% have no rating yet
16% are loved or liked
9% have mixed ratings
62% are disliked or very disliked
13% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics 41 ingredients

3.9 /5
from 74 reviews
ShreyashiV._305's Avatar'
Jul 10, 2023

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other...

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other than that I really do love this product :(

shure's Avatar'
Jan 9, 2024

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just...

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just like any other Korean skincare products, and its acceptable). it controlled my oily Tzone good, and don't cause any whiteheads. what I like most about it is that it's so hydrating that I don't have to put moisturizer on before I reapply, so practical!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
Light Scent
y3mi's Avatar'
Dec 4, 2023

immediately made my skin so soft!!

immediately made my skin so soft!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
Light Scent

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ 45 ingredients

2.4 /5
from 17 reviews
mooj's Avatar'
Nov 28, 2023

this sunscreen stung my eyes super bad. even when i took care to avoid my eye area, it still burnt. left my skin red and irritated looking.

this sunscreen stung my eyes super bad. even when i took care to avoid my eye area, it still burnt. left my skin red and irritated looking.

Irritating
Strong Scent
Doesn't Work
nastyk's Avatar'
Jan 16, 2024

Gave me a lot of texture. Pills. Has somewhat of a scent. Stings my eyes. Simply did not enjoy this product!

Gave me a lot of texture. Pills. Has somewhat of a scent. Stings my eyes. Simply did not enjoy this product!

Drying
Irritating
Heavy
Pilling
Light Scent
Doesn't Work
AnaRitaSantos's Avatar'
Jun 6, 2023

Worst product from COSRX
Not suitable for oily skin because the amount of silicone in it causes a lot of pilling and it's horrible to use with other products. Not suitable for sensitive skin, it triggered irritation and redness on my...

Worst product from COSRX
Not suitable for oily skin because the amount of silicone in it causes a lot of pilling and it's horrible to use with other products. Not suitable for sensitive skin, it triggered irritation and redness on my face after one week of using it.

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