The Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun cream has been hanging out on my vanity shelf for a while. I remember seeing it on social media a couple of times which eventually made me go online and add it to my basket. After all, it is my hobby to review sunscreens and find the best ones that work miracles on sensitive skin.
The brand has been around for a while, and this sunscreen is the first product I have ever gotten from their SPF line. This sunscreen combines a bunch of skin-loving agents like the Cica barrier complex, Centella extract, and other goodies. So, naturally, I had pretty high expectations for this sunscreen.
Let’s see if the Dr Ceuracle sunscreen can be your new favorite, go-to sunscreen, shall we?
Product claims: What does Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun cream claim to be?
This Dr Ceuracle sunscreen claims to be an all-in-one sunscreen that promises a non-sticky finish with a lightweight texture. It provides skin relief and soothing effect thanks to Cica barrier complex in the formulation. It has completed the dermatological test for gentleness and safety, and is approved for vegan certification.
Basically, the main claim is that this sunscreen is a one-stop-shop for the skin’s UV protection and moisture needs. Also, it is made with chemical (organic) filters, which means that unlike mineral (physical) sunscreens, it leaves no white cast.
Labeled as: SPF 50+ and PA ++++ (highest protection from UVA rays)
Actually tested: SPF 53.8 (UVA protection) and 16.9 (PA++++, aka UVA protection)
Side note: PA refers to a grading system that indicates the level of skin’s protection against UV rays. The PA++++ in the Dr Ceuracle cica sunscreen equals Extremely High UVA protection.
Best suited for:
This sunscreen works for every skin type, ranging from normal to dry. I can confirm that this works for sensitive skin too. If you have oily skin, Dr. Ceuracle – 5 Alpha Control No Sebum Sun Lotion can be a better option.
Things to know:
The Dr Ceuracle cica sunscreen:
- is vegan
- offers high UVA and UVB protection
- is made with chemical filters
- has a lightweight texture
- leaves no white cast
- is suitable for sensitive skin
- has a non-sticky finish
- contains fatty alcohols
We appreciate an eco-friendly packaging made from biodegradable materials for this sunscreen. It comes in a tube that fits 50 ml of product. The tub comes with a seal for sanitary reasons.
I will very straightforward about the smell of this sunscreen: I am really not into it. It is kind of medicinal and sadly, I am not a fan. It is not an added fragrance though, rosemary leaf oil is mainly the culprit here. Perhaps that’s why it didn’t cause any irritation on my skin. The good news is that the smell doesn’t linger on, it is gone the moment you apply the sunscreen.
Application and Texture
I am a big fan of the texture and application of Dr Ceuracle cica regen vegan sun cream!
It has a creamy texture that spreads on the skin with no problem. It melts into the skin into invisible sunscreen. The texture is light, non-greasy, and nourishing. It doesn’t have a shiny finish, it is somewhere between matte and semi-matte. In my opinion, this sunscreen brings enough moisture and hydration to the skin party.
The application is very forgiving, as with all sunscreens, I did the two-finger method to slather it on. I didn’t have to go back for more, it coated the skin pretty well.
Although the brand claims that you can use this product as a 2-in-1 product, meaning moisturizer and SPF at the same time, I’d still use my moisturizer underneath. Not that it doesn’t work that way, it is just you want to use a moisturizer separately. I can totally see the appeal because it is quite moisturizing.
The ingredients of Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun cream
As evident from the name of the product, the Cica barrier complex is the central ingredient of this sunscreen.
Here is the full list of ingredients:
Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Tromethamine, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Pentylene Glycol, Polysilicone-15, Actinidia Arguta Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Methylpropanediol, Polyether-1, Carbomer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine, Myristic Acid, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid
The formula infuses Cica Barrier Complex that includes Centella Asiatica, its other forms, and flower extracts for skin relief purposes. Here is the breakdown:
Centella Asiatica and TECA: Also known as tiger grass, Centella Asiatica can be found in almost every skincare product in South Korea. It is great for restoring the skin barrier, which is excellent news for sensitive skin with a damaged barrier. Plus, it has been proven to be moisturizing and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
TECA™ is a purified extract of Centella Asiatica. Its content is made of Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, and Madecassic acid which are listed here.
Niacinamide: Also known as Vitamin B3, this holy grail ingredient does an excellent job of controlling excess sebum and skin redness.
Actinidia Arguta (Kiwi) Fruit Extract: It is an amazing source of antioxidants for the skin that fight against free radicals (cells that wreak havoc in the skin).
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract: Did you know that Hibiscus syriacus is South Korea’s national plant? It makes so much more sense now! Hibiscus flower extract is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C that repair and brighten the skin.
Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract: This skin conditioning agent softens and soothes the skin.
Polyquaternium-51: Technically, it is a synthetic polymer used in skincare products. It is mainly hailed for its water-binding properties for the skin. It provides long-term moisture and helps protects the skin barrier.
Chemical sunscreen filters: Ethylhexyl Triazone, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-15, and Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine. The latter is considered to be one of the best sunscreen agents to protect the skin against both UVA and UVB rays.
Also, Alcohol: I am pretty surprised that the formula has Alcohol denat which is commonly drying. I know that skincare brands use it to boost the efficacy of the product. It didn’t dry out or irritate my skin at all, which means there is nothing to worry about. It also has a fatty (good) alcohol – Cetearyl Alcohol. Yes, alcohol can be good sometimes. Find out more here.
Overall impressions: Does the Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun cream work?
I have had very positive experience using the Dr Ceuracle cica sunscreen, except for the scent. If you don’t count the scent factor, here are reasons why you should consider getting one.
Rich and lightweight texture: We all know what a challenge it is to get a sunscreen that doesn’t make your skin look like a grease ball at the end of the day. The Dr Ceuracle cica sunscreen provides the right amount of lightness and nourishment. I like the balance here: not too little, not too much.
Hydrating and moisturizing: If you have dry skin, this sunscreen will make sure it is packed with moisture. It doesn’t have a sticky feel, unlike other sunscreens. Also, didn’t pill up, so you can layer it with no problem. Also, no white cast!
Suitable for sensitive skin and undereye area: You know how it is with sensitive skin, some sunscreens work on your face but once you put in under your eyes, it burns or itches. You should never forget to “SPF” your neck and under eyes! The Dr ceuracle cica regen vegan sun is totally safe for sensitive eyes.
I guess the only deal-breaker with this sunscreen is the smell of rosemary leaf oil.
How to use dr ceuracle cica regen vegan sun cream?
Use it daily, followed by your moisturizer 20 minutes before going out. Don’t forget to reapply, it sucks to get sunburnt when you don’t reapply. Use a two-finger method and put it on your neck, face and under eyes. I think this would make an excellent primer under makeup too.
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The Dr Ceuracle sunscreen is sensitive skin approved and can be your new go-to sunscreen. It is a multitasker sunscreen that can also work as a moisturizer + sunscreen. The lightweight consistency and non-sticky finish are what I am sold on. Minus the scent, obviously!
Would I repurchase this? Absolutely. Then again, I am always distracted by new Korean sunscreens hitting the skincare market! It is hard to resist.
FAQ on Dr ceuracle cica regen vegan sun
Yes, Dr ceuracle cica regen vegan sun is suitable for sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic tested.
No, it doesn’t. It is a chemical sunscreen that leaves no white cast.
Yes, you can. If you have dry skin, we recommend putting a moisturizer and layer it with sunscreen.
No, this Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun Review isn’t sponsored content. Here at THESKINVERSE, we independently purchase and review products.
Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun CreamDr Ceuracle Cica Regen Vegan Sun Cream
Sensitive-skin friendly5/5 Amazing
- High protection from UVA and UVB lights
- Non-sticky and non-greasy
- Creamy, moisturizing texture
- No white cast
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Quick absorption
- Can be used as a moisturizer too
- Scent (rosemary leaf oil)
- Contains Alcohol denat