SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 Review

Hi everyone! If you’ve been looking for a good sunscreen to wear by itself or under makeup - I’ve got a new holy grail recommendation for you! (It’s super lightweight, hydrating and even when I was wearing it today my hubby said I was *glowing*!)

Keep on reading for the full SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 Reviewskin1004 madagascar centella hyalu-cica water-fit sun serum*Product is sponsored but opinions are my own. These are my honest thoughts and I truly stand by my recommendations!

Quick Facts

INCIDecoder ingredient checker, no icky ingredients
Formulation: No fragrance added, no essential oils, no alcohol, no parabens, no mineral oil
Reef safe
4 Active SPF filters: Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
Key ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract(9,800Ppm), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate(10Ppm), Hyaluronic Acid(0.01Ppm)
Potential irritants: None
Scent: Light fresh scent, not really noticeable
Application: Very lightweight, hydrating, smooth to apply and absorb into skin. Leaves the skin with a slightly dewy finish, no white cast at all. You can probably substitute for your daytime lotion with how moisturizing it is.skin1004 sunscreen review

About the SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

The brand notes that this is a non-nano chemical sunscreen that blocks UV rays, while simultaneously hydrating the skin. Leaves skin with a moisturized, dewy finish.

I dove a little deeper into the research behind sunscreens that do have nano technology and it seems that the current findings on EWG is that “more research is needed to fully understand the extent to which nanoparticles may harm cells and organs if they’re introduced into our bodies. “

Some of the star ingredients are Centella Asiatica Extract (meant to heal and soothe the skin) and Hyaluronic Acids (hydrate and draw moisture to the skin). It was also great to see Niacinamide in the ingredients list - a great anti-acne ingredient that is amazing for combo/oily skin during this time of year.

SKIN1004 SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ Ingredients

Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Niacinamide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Glycerine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract(9800PPM), Betula Alba Bark/Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare Sprout Extract, Medicago Sativa Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica Sprout Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate(10PPM), Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside Tromethamine, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, t-Butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid(1PPM), Inositol, Hyaluronic Acid(0.01PPM), Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

*T-Butyl Alcohol — considered to be denatured alcohol that also helps to mask raw skincare smells (not classified as antibacterial or astringent like denatured alcohol on INCI). Helps with dry time of SPF (meaning better film forming abilities and therefore better SPF protection)

How to apply the SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50

SKIN1004 Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 SwatchSKIN1004 Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 after absorbing into the skin

I usually will just rinse my face with water in the morning and go straight into using the SKIN 1004 Centella ampoule and then this SPF since it’s a serum as well.

I usually let it absorb a little before makeup application and it doesn’t make base makeup pill. It has great spreadability and absorbs at about the same rate as other asian sunscreens but absolutely no white cast.

Also not really any scent which is a plus for me! I’m personally not a fan of any scented sunscreens.

It does leave a dewy finish to the skin as shown in the photo below, but if you don’t want the extra shine, I usually will blot with blotting paper in the T-zone area.

Is it good for acne-prone skin?

Yes! I get clogged pores really easily from a lot of sunscreens out there, this one doesn’t seem to irritate my skin at all and is great for my combo skin.

Summing up this SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ review

If you could call a sunscreen product “gentle”, this is how I would describe the SKIN1004 hyalu-cica water-fit sun serum.

It’s the lightest, most moisturizing sunscreen I’ve ever used and the fact that it doesn’t break me out already has me sold! Highly recommend this product and I personally will be repurchasing when I’m finished!

Do you have a current sunscreen favourite? Let me know down in the comments! :)

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