Turning Sunscreen Into Water?!

The sun might just be the skin's biggest enemy: it dehydrates, scorches and leaves pigmentation spots behind among other skin troubles. Sunscreens are essentially superheros for the skin. They keep the skin looking youthful by shielding away UVA and UVB rays that can penetrate the layers and harm the cells that make up a good complexion. The thing is that sunscreens have a notorious reputation for leaving a white cast, feeling too heavy or just having a terrible smell that clogs both the pores and the nose. If you're on the hunt for something clear and lightweight that feels amazing on the skin, be prepared, because you're about to have your mind blown.

Vella Cosmetic's Ultra Hydro Sun Essence is a one-of-a-kind sunscreen that, to be perfectly honest, doesn't look or feel like a sunscreen in the traditional sense. This "sun essence" is a combination of skincare and suncare, and is made with 61% Hawaiian Kona deep ocean water. With an SPF of 50+ and PA+++, this product contains udaria pinnatifida, carrageenan and laminaria cloustoni extracts that revitalize and repair damaged skin while a complex of oils made up from coconuts, sunflowers and avocadoes keep the skin hydrated and protected. It also contains aloe barbadensis leaf extract and nymphaea alba flower extract to soothe and cool down the skin.

The magic of this product is definitely in the texture and application: it flows out translucent, and almost melts into the skin, leaving behind a hydrating glow. It doesn't leave any stickiness behind, and best of all, not a white cast to be seen for miles and miles. The formula is also hypoallergenic and lightweight, making this suitable for all skin types. The scent is light, citrusy and fresh, making this a pleasant change from other sunscreens available.

How to use: Apply an adequate amount onto the skin and gently pat in till absorbed. Reapply as needed throughout the day.

Vella Cosmetic's Ultra Hydro Sun Essence is free from parabens, benzophenone, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, mineral oils, artificial flavouring agents or colours, so you don't have to worry about it irritating the skin. We love how this feels on and the packaging makes it super travel-friendly as well, plus it bring us closer to our "chok chok" skin dreams!

Like what you see? For best results, we definitely recommend bringing this around with you so you can reapply it throughout the day if needed. What about you guys? Would you guys try this innovative sunscreen from Vella Cosmetics? Let us know in the comments down below!


  1. I'd like to try it and make a review on my blog! When will it be available?


  2. Yes I would like to try

    1. Woohoo! :)It's quite an interesting sunscreen, isn't it? You can find this on our main site at www.althea.kr (just put "vella" into the search bar).


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    1. Annyeong!

      We're so sorry about that! Unfortunately, we do not sell that product on Althea anymore. However, do check out Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway as it has many great reviews. ❤️



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