COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ Review

Back again with another COSRX review: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50!

It’s no secret that COSRX is one of my ultimate favorite Korean skincare brands. Every COSRX product I’ve tried so far has always delivered the results it promises.

Importance of wearing sunscreen?

Sunscreens are a must have skincare product for everyone one irrespective of age and gender. A good sunscreen protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

What are UVA & UVB rays?

UVA Rays: Ultraviolet A are often referred to as “UV Aging rays”. They are responsible for long term skin damage including pre-mature ageing, wrinkles and sun spots.

UVB Rays: Ultraviolet B and are often referred to as “UV Burning rays”. These rays are responsible for sunburn and are the common cause of most skin cancers.


A good way to point out if a sunscreen is worth investing in would be to look for the the kind of rays it protects your skin from and the SPF count. Those that protect your skin from both UVA and UVB will always be ideal. The COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream with SPF 50 has been on my wishlist for a while, alas, I’ve finally got my hands on it (yaay!)

The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream is a mineral sun protecting cream that not only promises to protect the skin, but also hydrates and soothes the skin. SOLD!

Formulated with 5,500ppm (points per million) of Aloe Leaf Extract, you can rest assured that this sun cream will sooth, hydrate and cool down your skin while protecting it from the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays. The presence of Aloe leaf also makes this sun cream suitable for all skin types ( sensitive skin gang. Rejoice! )

Another positive factor is the SPF 50. SPF (sun protection factor) refers to the ability of the sun cream to deflect UVB rays. Always opt for SPF 15 + to help protect your skin from sunburn, pre mature ageing and skin cancer. The higher the SPF the better the protection.

Texture & Scent:

The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream has a very light weight formula that quickly absorbs in to the skin. Unlike most sun creams, it leaves behind no greasy residue or white / grey cast.

This fact is very important to me as I’m very particular when it comes to sun creams. More often than not, sun creams tend to leave my skin feeling greasy or leaves behind a ghostly grey cast. As you can imagine, these sun creams can be an absolute nightmare and are most likely to clog pores & cause a breakout!

If you are an adventurous person, have a summer vacation coming up, or live in Dubai, give it a try! Your skin will not experience any clogged pores or irritation due to a reaction to all the sweat and varying weather conditions.

The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream does have a very faint fresh scent to it. However it doesn’t linger on after application. You’d most probably forget that it has a scent.

The COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream’s formula is by far the most impressive sun cream formula I’ve tried till date. It pretty much feels like a good light weight moisturizer but with awesome UVA and UVB fighting super powers!


I’ve tested the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream in a number of different occasions and overall I’m very impressed with the results. I like to apply a generous amount all over the skin that is exposed to the sun. Then re apply on the go as and when needed ( every 2 hours is ideal )

Because of it’s great formula, your skin will be protected without making it appear oily or dull. If worn alone ( ie without makeup) your skin will look and feel like it usually does after applying a light weight hydrating moisturizer. If you have oily / combination skin, expect a slightly oilier t-zone at the end of the day. It’s formula also enables your makeup to go on flawlessly without an issue.

Packaging & Price:

The COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream comes in a simple and clean packaging just like all COSRX products. The easily sqeezable plastic tube contains 50ml worth of product. I find the packaging to be extremely effective and efficient particularly for those who like to reapply on the go. You may also pop it in your bag while traveling as it’s small enough to fit anywhere and it will pass through airport security without an issue.

You literally have no excuse to not protect your skin this summer!

For just 60 AED I strongly believe that it’s worth every penny (tbh, I find that the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream performs better than some western high end sun creams).

Get yours now from They deliver to all GCC countries and do offer Cash on Delivery (COD). Those based in Dubai, you can get you orders within 2 working days!

NOTE: This post has been sponsored by eTARIQ. However this post only contains my honest opinions on the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream based on my experiences with the product. 

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