Asian Sunscreens for Dark Skin

I am a huge advocate for sun protection for dark skin because there is still that myth( which a lot of people still believe) that black skin does not need protection. The truth is we do and there is a lot of SPF’s on the market. There is also a lot of these that leave dark skin with a white/grey cast which tends to also put people off. I have been testing sunscreens for a while, looking for products that are suitable for us and can be worn without makeup/disguise.

This year I fell in love with Asian skincare and from YesStyle, I purchased products (ok a lot) including sunscreens. I initially got 6 and I have reviews of all them on my blog. This post is a quick summary of all of them and links to purchase if you are interested.

Be warned some of the pictures below are horrible lol but anything for my blog!

Use my discount code SARAHF1 for ££ off your order!

Missha SPF 45 PA+++, £7.48

Is it invisible on dark skin? Yes. Full review here

Beautiful lightweight texture that sinks into the skin with ease. I really like this because it’s a high factor sunscreen without the oily residue.


Etude House Sunprise Airy Finish SPF 50 PA+++, £8.69

Is it invisible on dark skin? No. full review here

I got this after a recommendation from my friend but it didn’t work out for me. Its super matte and leaves a white cast on the skin. A few reviews I read stated it was indeed clear on dark skin but for me it wasn’t. I ended up throwing this out


Shiseido Hada-Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++, £6.61

Is it invisible on dark skin? Yes. Full review here

This was the one I was most excited to try because it’s very popular on YesStyle. It’s a lightweight texture that feels very similar to a primer. This was one of my fav textures to use.



OMI – Menturm The Sun UV Protect Gel Water-Proof SPF 50+ PA++++, £9.16

Is it invisible on dark skin? Yes. Full review

This was my favourite, its super lightweight and 100% invisible on skin but. BUT it has ethanol in it! It’s the 1st ingredient. And it leaves my skin feels tight and dry in the day.






OMI Solanoveil Protect Face Milk SPF 50 PA+++, £7.39

Is it invisible on dark skin? No. Full review here

I really liked the texture of this and the ingredients. It’s the only one I have used without any alcohol in it. It’s clearly not suitable for dark skin because it leaves a cast.


Missha SPF 50 PA+++, £8.29

Is it invisible on dark skin? Yes. Full review here

This has a lovely texture and I like this as much as the Shiseido Hada SPF. It feels light on the skin however this piles if you use a lot of it!

If you have tried any other Asian sunscreen, drop me a line. For more sunscreen reviews, check out the Dark skin sunscreen section under Beauty


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Sarah Fynn

Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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