This August has not been one of London’s finer summers, though it’s living up to the British grey skies stereotype. However suncream, despite no sun, is still a valuable part of my skincare routine.
BNT News sent this Kicho suncream for me to try out, and after a long journey which included multiple calls to the post office, I finally got my hands on it! Kicho is definitely one of my favourite lesser known brands. I love the branding and the packaging of most their products. But I dislike how hard it is for me to find.
Kicho Ultra Moisturising Sun Cream Review
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl, Triazine, Silica, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol,Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Phytoplacenta Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Unsaponifiables Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin Tromethamine, Polyacrylate, Crosspolymer-6, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyl TaurateCopolymer, Polyisobutene Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Cellulose Gum, Sorbitan Oleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Genistein Methyl Ether, Fragrance
This is SPF 50, PA+++ and has both chemical and physical filters.
A long ingredient list, which includes some great plant based ingredients filled with anti-oxidants. I won’t go through all of them but my highlights are the multiple soybean extracts and the Camellia extracts. Both Soybean and Camellia are hallmarks of Kicho products, and so far my skin has loved them. Camellia and Soybean are both good for brightening and hydrating the skin.
This suncream does contain alcohol.
Love the simple geometric package of this suncream. The gold embellishes on the white package give me Scandi minimalism vibes. It’s a convenient size to pop in the handbag and comes with a pump to dispense. Easy to travel with, which is important as I like to top up my suncream when I’m out and about.
Product & Scent
This product is a lightweight lotion and easily absorbs into my skin. It doesn’t leave a white caste, and is not oily at all. I used this as a make up primer base, and it worked really well. I would rate it in line with my BioreAqua Watery Gel Essence for it’s mattifying look. It does have a scent, which is suncream but pleasant. No chemical undertones more floral in nature.
Directions of Use
I apply this as my last step in my skincare routine, and 5 minutes before I apply my foundation. If I don’t wait for it to fully sink in I find my foundation slides. I use about two pumps of this to cover my full face and neck.
Kicho continues to impress me with their products! I loved their cream, am enjoying the use of their sleeping pack and now this suncream! First the design is sleek and chic, but also practical. It’s slim tube with pump means this is a no fuss easy to travel with product. The product itself is lightweight and absorbs quickly, without leaving my skin feeling oily. It’s also hydrating, so when I’m feeling lazy or am tight on time I don’t need to apply moisturiser before this. It doesn’t clog my pores, which is another danger with suncreams. I’ve not suffered any sunburns while wearing this product, but I haven’t got the science equipment to put this through a proper UVA test. This cream is SPF50 and protects the skin from UVA & UVB rays according to it’s rating.
It’s a cosmetically elegant suncream which I would recommend to others.