This top-rated sun cream sells one every 30 seconds in the UK

This top-rated SPF has sold out eight times in five months, and one is sold every 30 seconds in the UK. (Getty Images)
This top-rated SPF has sold out eight times in five months, and one is sold every 30 seconds in the UK. (Getty Images)

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We've already enthused about the skincare brand COSRX and its bestselling moisturiser, loved by actress Emily Ratasjkowski among others.

But now, there;'s another must-have in their range – and shoppers can't get enough. One tube of COSRX's Aloe Soothing SPF50 is sold every 30 seconds in the UK alone, and it's already sold out eight times in 2021!

Why we rate it

This skincare product from the trusted Korean brand offers tripe benefits – it moisturises the skin, hydrates, provides sun protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays and environmental aggressors, and some users have noted it has evened out their skin tone and pigmentation.

The sun protection contains Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, an anti-inflammatory which is soothing and healing for the skin.

Unlike most sun protection, this creation claims to not leave a white sticky residue, and blends invisibly into the skin.

The Aloe Soothing cream has an SPF of 50, is cruelty free, and retails for a very reasonable £18.

What the reviews say

Aside from COSRX's Aloe Soothing SPF50 being a sell-out success, it has also received over one hundred glowing reviews. Here's what shoppers have to say:

  • "I am so happy that I chose this to be my first sunscreen ever !! I just wish I made it earlier....It is literally the best under the sun. Helped me walk in broad daylight with confidence."

  • "Love the smell and texture of this product. Hydrates my skin without it feeling clogged or oily and knowing my skin is protected is an added bonus. Would recommend!'

  • "This SPF is a must have product. It works very well on my combination skin. The smell is lovely but not too strong. The texture is very cream like, not the most fluid I tried, but the skin absorbs it very fast. My skin does not tend to be irritated that easily but as far as I am concerned this product is also suitable for sensitive skin. I wear only light foundation and it worked great with this one. Absolutely recommend it and will re-purchase again."

  • "This is actually my favourite SPF for the face. I'm oily and acne prone naturally, but also have hormonal issues in addition. I like using this as a moisturiser on its own (with hydrating serums and toners underneath). I honestly don't think I'm going to be switching back from this SPF. It's not the cheapest, but it's also not the most expensive either."

  • "I use this in the AM after cleansing with micellar water and don’t use a moisturiser, just this. The consistency is really nice, it melts in to skin and leaves a really nice finish when it’s settled. I struggle with hyperpigmentation from old breakouts and have found they’ve faded much quicker than usual after using this consistently for around a month or two."

  • "This is honestly the best sunscreen I’ve ever owned!!! Doesn’t leave a white residue and feels amazing."

Buy it: COSRX's Aloe Soothing SPF50 | £18 from Lookfantastic

COSRX's Aloe Soothing SPF50
COSRX's Aloe Soothing SPF50

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