Review: Neogen Dermalogy Probiotics Relief Sun Essence

Neogen Probiotics Sun Essence Review

Neogen's Probiotics Sun Essence is said to be a water-based, gel-type formula that gives protection against UVA & UVB rays. It's formulated to fight signs of ageing and infused with super probiotics to restore skin’s elasticity while with hyaluronic acid and milk protein extract. Keep on reading to know if this sunscreen does what it claims.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different.

What is Neogen Dermalogy Probiotics Relief Sun Essence?

It's a chemical sunscreen that's also described as an essence. It's said to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays and at the same time give moisture and restore skin conditions.

What Neogen Claims on its Probiotics Sun Essence

  • Protects skin from UVA & UVB rays with SPF50+ PA++++
  • Contains SUPERPROBIOTICS to restore resilience, moisturize and soothe skin
  • Moisturizes and improves skin texture with Aquaxyl, milk protein extract and 3 kinds of hyaluronic acids
  • Aqueous gel texture allows it to be layered up without leaving a white cast
  • Proven hypoallergenic

Key Ingredients

Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, 

Hyaluronic Acid 
Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate

Milk Protein Extract 
Increases skin hydration and improves skin's moisture retention

Sunscreen Agent
Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane, Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine 

Product Details


Price: 27USD (50ml)

Origin: Korea

Skin Concern: Block UV Rays

Skin Types: All Skin Types

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-30/10 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Parfum(Fragrance), Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Adenosine, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Isopentyldiol, Xylitol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glucose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Milk Protein Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Hyaluronate

My Thoughts on Neogen's Probiotics Sunscreen

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Super duper love the packaging! It comes in slim plastic tube-like most sunscreens nowadays but the colour combo looks so pretty like bubblegum. I know its nearly 2021 already but I'm still the type who will fall prey and buy anything that looks pretty on the shelves. LOL...

Anyhow, the shape and size is similar to the other neogen sunscreens only the design for the probiotics range follow the cute pink peachy theme.

It's quite a thick cream, and it takes some time to blend it in the skin. It doesn't leave a white cast and it's very pleasing wearing it as well. I was so hoping that the sunscreen wouldn't be sticky but it turns out to be sticky.

The scent of bubblegum is very strong for this one but I like it.

Neogen Dermalogy Probiotics Relief Sun Essence is with SPF 50+ PA++++. It's pleasing using this probiotics sun essence since its hydrating to the skin but the downside of this is that it stings the eyes. I've tried it numerous times until I couldn't take it anymore. It stings the eyes so badly that it puts me in a bad mood as I can't open my eyes at all. I usually wear sunscreen from around 8AM since and around 10AM my eyes usually starts to sting. So I've stopped using this in the morning when I tend to move around a lot even though I don't even sweat much because I've been staying indoors, it still stings the eyes.

I haven't yet tried this in the afternoon yet where I usually apply sunscreen again and do work in an air-conditioned room. I hope it doesn't sting the eyes because I like using it since it doesn't dry the skin.

Overall Thoughts
It's a shame that this sunscreen doesn't have SPF+++, which I feel living in a hot country requires SPF+++ PA++++ at least. However, that's not really a big issue, the main concern is that it stings the eyes. I encountered a similar experience with Neogen's other sunscreens though, so probably their formulation isn't suitable with me. That's sad.

My Rate
Rate: 3/5
Repurchase: Nope

Other Products From Neogen's Probiotics Range

1. Probiotics Masks
A mask suited before makeup application as it goals to give instant hydration

2. Probiotics Relief Toning Pad
Neogen's famous toning pads now adds a probiotics choice

3. Probiotics Youth Repair Mist
A promising mist with a long list of super ingredients to boost skin moisture instantly

4. Probiotics Double Action Serum
2 different serums in one product-focused for hydrating and strengthening the skin barrier

5. Probiotics Youth Repair Emulsion
An emulsion rich with hyaluronic acid and berry extracts

6. Probiotics Youth Relief Cream
A super yoghurt-like texture cream that's lightweight that's infused with super-rich ingredients.

7. Probiotics Youth Repair Cream
A 'special' kind of cream from this range that contains different ingredients from the range

Till then peeps!