Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ versus Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) .

Last updated on September 14, 2023. Published on April 27, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens They have a total of 8 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging

Free From

They both do not contain any common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain fragrances and silicones

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Sunscreen Korean Brand South Korea
Sunscreen 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
45
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)

Benefits

Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger (2)
Irritating
Rosacea (2)
Eczema

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid (3)

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea (2)
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

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

Water β€’ Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate β€’ Ethylhexyl Salicylate β€’ Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate β€’ Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer β€’ C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate β€’ Cetearyl Alcohol β€’ Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine β€’ Glyceryl Stearate β€’ Cetearyl Olivate β€’ Cyclopentasiloxane β€’ Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer β€’ Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer β€’ Rosa Davurica Bud Extract β€’ Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract β€’ Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract β€’ Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract β€’ Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract β€’ Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract β€’ Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract β€’ Morus Alba Fruit Extract β€’ Pueraria Lobata Root Extract β€’ Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice β€’ Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract β€’ Morus Alba Root Extract β€’ Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract β€’ Portulaca Oleracea Extract β€’ Hamamelis Virginiana Water β€’ Limonia Acidissima Extract β€’ Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water β€’ Thymus Vulgaris Leaf Water β€’ Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water β€’ Sorbitan Olivate β€’ Sodium Hydroxide β€’ Polysorbate 60 β€’ Dimethicone β€’ Polyacrylate-13 β€’ Peg-100 Stearate β€’ Polyisobutene β€’ Sorbitan Sesquioleate β€’ BHA β€’ Sorbitan Isostearate β€’ Polysorbate 20 β€’ Panthenol β€’ Disodium EDTA β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Ethylhexylglycerin β€’ 1,2-Hexanediol β€’ Parfum

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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.

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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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
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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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 3.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 3.

3
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.

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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 6.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 10.

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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

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 10.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 6.

5
What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 48.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 31.

6
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.

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 49.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 26.

7
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 50.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 12.

8
What it does: Masking, Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This means every product with "fragrance" or "Parfum" in the ingredients list is a different mixture.

In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'. The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term.

For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance. One example is Calendula flower extract. Essential oil ingredients still impart a scent or 'fragrance'.

Depending on the blend, it can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin. Some ingredients that are known EU allergens include linalool and citronellol.

Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.

The bottom line is: not all fragrances/parfum/ingredients are created equally. If you are worried about fragrances, we recommend taking a closer look at an ingredient. And of course, we always recommend speaking with a professional.

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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ contains this as ingredient number 51.

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) contains this as ingredient number 39.

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

25% are loved or liked
12% have mixed ratings
35% are disliked or very disliked
27% have no rating yet
44% are loved or liked
13% have mixed ratings
33% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet

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Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ 51 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 1 review
chelle04's Avatar'
Aug 8, 2023

This is a perfect sunscreen for me and sits perfectly under makeup

This is a perfect sunscreen for me and sits perfectly under makeup

Missha All Round Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (New Formula) 39 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 1 review
kamiisamas's Avatar'
Nov 1, 2023

current HG sunscreen! <3
plenty of spf and doesn't leave a white cast on dark skin (!!!)
oil free (a must), so doesn't contribute to my oily t-zone. feels light on the face.
has really helped improve/prevent acne...

current HG sunscreen! <3
plenty of spf and doesn't leave a white cast on dark skin (!!!)
oil free (a must), so doesn't contribute to my oily t-zone. feels light on the face.
has really helped improve/prevent acne scars/hyperpigmentation - i genuinely don't scar as often and my skin is SUPER prone to scars.

i've tried other somewhat similar sunscreens but they have triggered acne, worsened oil production, and left a white cast. i'm sticking with this one for now!

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