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KOSE Suncut UV Perfect Essence SPF 50+ Review

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Hello guys, I’m back with another episode of finding sunscreens for oily skin, with no cast, and today’s episode features a Japanese sunscreen, the KOSE SunCut UV perfect essence!

I’ve written reviews for this product, literally on every platform except for my blog and I just had to change that. For this post, I’ll be sharing all you need to know about the sunscreen, including where to purchase it, with discount codes! 



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Overview of the KOSE Suncut UV Perfect Essence


The Suncut UV Perfect Essence is a Japanese chemical sunscreen marketed as a ‘lightweight waterproof sunscreen‘ with ‘outstanding sweat and water resistance‘. It’s produced by the KOSE brand, under their SUNCUT lineup, has SPF 50+ with a PA++++ UV protection factor and is cruelty-free.

It’s available in sizes 60g and 110g at a price range of $12 – $18 and you can easily shop them on YESSTYLE using the links below.


Size 60g

Bigger size: 110g

There are several other sunscreens by the brand and I definitely want to try them all! I’ve linked them below so you can also check them out:

Water In UV Protect Essence SPF50+ (80g)

UV Perfect Gel SPF50+ (100g)

Aqualy UV Protect Gel SPF50+ (100g)

Cool Water Splash UV Protect Gel SPF50+ (100g)

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As a chemical sunscreen, it has three chemical UV filters – ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate and bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyltriazine.

It also has sodium hyaluronate, squalane and several flower extracts. However, it contains alcohol so if you’re sensitive to this ingredient, it might not be the best choice for you.


Full Ingredients list (source: Yesstyle):

Water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethanol, isododecane, polysilicone-15, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate, silica, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyltriazine, chamomile flower extract, horsetail extract, Hypericum perforatum flower/leaf/stem extract, tow Calendula flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, Fuyudaidai flower extract, hop extract, pine extract, cornflower flower extract, lemon extract, rosemary extract, Roman chamomile flower extract, royal jelly extract, water-soluble collagen, BG, BHT, DPG, PEG-10 Hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, (acrylic acid/alkyl acrylate (C10-30)) copolymer, xanthan gum, glycerin, PG dicaprate, dimethylsilylated silica, squalane, behenyl alcohol, polyethylene, polyhydroxystearin Acid, K hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben.

Product Details & Thoughts

Texture: It has an off-white creamy texture and basically feels very lightweight and moisturising. After layering up all your skincare, using a sunscreen that’s lightweight enough to feel like a typical moisturiser is definitely the best choice.

Smell: It has a very unusual smell, one that I do not exactly like. To me, it smells like malaria drugs (and I hate that) but the smell disappears soon after you apply it to your face. However, if you apply to other parts of the body like your hands, the smell lingers for a long time.

Sunscreen Recommendations:

– 20 Affordable Sunscreens With No White Cast & Where to Buy Them

Thoughts: This is my new favorite sunscreen! I just loovvve how easily it blends into the skin, with no white cast at all. It gives a slightly matte finish (depending on your climate) and doesn’t leave my oily skin greasy.

I use my sunscreens in layers, and for this one, each layer takes less than 30 seconds to blend and my face doesn’t feel heavy after multiple layers. Another nice feature is that it doesn’t sting my eyes.

However, it claims to be super waterproof but I don’t think it actually is. It’s best to reapply completely if you’ve been in water/sweating and make sure to use as much as you can for proper protection.

More Sunsceen Reviews:

– COSRX Aloe Soothing SPF 50+ Sun Cream Review

– SkinScience Sunscreen Lotion REVIEW

– Altruist Sunscreen Review


This is actually one of the best sunscreens I’ve used since I started my sunscreen journey!. Apart from the weird smell, I love everything about it and and I think it’s definitely worth the try. It may not suit people who hate alcohol in their sunscreens or those who like a more shiny finish but I think it’s great for oily skin types and hot climates.

Will I recommend? Absolutely! Like I said, you may want to skip it if you’re sensitive to alcohol or like a shiny finish but I’d still recommend trying it.

Will I repurchase? Definitely yes, although I’d want to try the other versions the brand offers and do a comparison.


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Thank you for reading and I hope the review was quite helpful! You can use the links above to purchase this product and the coupons as well.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this sunscreen before and what you think of it🖤

Till Next Time,

With Love,



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