Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:
1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. ♡♡
2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.
3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.
FYI, recycling plants uses numbers ranging from 1 to 7 to help sort all the materials. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and PP stands for Polypropylene — these are both plastics. PAP represents paper / mixed paper / cardboard. See Earth Easy to learn more about your plastics.
That's it babes! Remember to love our earth; love our planet! #dontbetrashy
Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen - Probiotics Relief Sun Essence - 50ml
The Beauty of Joseon sunscreen: Probiotics Relief Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ is a chemical formula that delivers brightening and calming benefits. It blends a 30% concentration of rice extract with niacinamide and fermented ingredients to gently even out the skin tone and fortify its barrier. Creamy, lightweight and leaving no cast in its wake, it'll be your new fave!
Ideal for anyone, particularly those whose skin concerns include dullness, sensitivity, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
Apply at the very last step of your skincare routine, about 30 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply every two hours.
Precautions: Stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist when redness, swelling, or other skin irritations occur, and consult a physician. Avoid applying the product on open wounds or skin inflammation. Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of infants and children.
Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics a chemical sunscreen?
The Relief Sun Rice + Probiotics is a chemical sunscreen. This is because it doesn't use physical filters such as zinc and titanium dioxide to protect skin from UV rays: instead, it uses chemical filters, such as (get ready for some long words) Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol and Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone. These are all next-generation UV filters and are super effective but are yet to be tested and approved as a sunscreen agent by the TGA (although some are already in use in Europe by large companies like Avene and SVR). Hence, you will not find it sunscreens coming from Australia. This is also why Beauty of Joseon's SPF is marketed as a "sun essence" rather than a "sunscreen".
Is the Beauty of Joseon sunscreenactually SPF 50?
The Relief Sun Rice + Probiotic's rating appears to be actually higher than 50. Its SPF and PA rating were tested both in Korea and in Spain (the latter in accordance with EU standards), and the results were as follows: Its SPF rating was given a 52.5 ± 5.8 by the Korean lab, and 63.1 ±0.6 by the Spanish lab. Meanwhile, its PA rating was determined to be UVA PF 16.1±2.4 P++++ by the Korean Lab, and UVA PF 19 P+++ by the Spanish Lab. The chemical filters that Beauty of Joseon uses (Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol and Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone) are all next-generation UV filters, and are yet to be tested and approved as a sunscreen agent by the TGA (although some are already in use in Europe by large companies like Avene and SVR). Hence, you will not find sunscreens coming from Australia. This is also why Beauty of Joseon's SPF is marketed as a "sun essence" rather than a "sunscreen".
Can it cause acne?
There is nothing in the Beauty of Joseon Sunscreen Essence's formula that suggests it could cause acne; the ingredients are generally clean and non-pore-clogging. In this sense, it is pretty good for acne-prone skin, particularly if it's accompanied by dryness. The only caveat we would put here is that the formula is a dewy one: and while it is lightweight, it might not be the best suited for oily skin or those looking to cut down on the shine factor.
Does the Probiotics Relief Sun Essence have a white cast?
The Beauty of Joseon Probiotics Relief Sun Essence does not leave even a hint of a white cast, hooray! This is because it is a chemical sunscreen, and skips mineral filters - which, while super effective at protecting skin from UV rays, aren't exactly melanin-friendly. This product can therefore be comfortably used by everyone, no matter what the skin tone.
Is Beauty of Joseon a clean brand?
By Kanvas Beauty's definition, Beauty of Joseon is a clean Korean skincare brand. By this, we mean that it doesn't use any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, ethanol and any ingredients associated with toxicity in its formulas. Moreover, for the highly sensitive, its newest formulas also skip fragrances, both artificial and natural.
is this sunscreen waterproof?
As far as we know, BOJ has made no claims as to whether its sunscreen is waterproof. Hence, for your protection, assume it isn't. After excessive sweating or being in the water, remember to always re-apply!