why antioxidants?

May 03, 2018

SPF Hack: How Antioxidants Can Take Your Sunscreen to the Next Level

Do you wear sunscreen every day? Congratulations!

About the product

What Is It:

Don’t be shiny — gleam! Missha Flash Up Sun gives you a glowy, prismatic, natural finish with the highest UVA and UVB protection available on the market. Formulated with a special ceramide coating powder — what they call “Cera-powder” — to infuse skin with a lit-from-within glow, this sunscreen features a patented Natural Flash-On technology to blur flaws and impart a smooth, even finish. Antioxidant-rich botanical ingredients help boost the free radical-fighting powers of this hybrid mineral-chemical sunscreen, which has passed skin irritation tests, making it great for all skin types.

Our insight:

Why are antioxidants so important to have as sunscreen’s sidekick? Find out why here.

How to use:

As the last step in your skin care routine, apply to your face and body as needed. Pat in to absorb.


Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate , Dipropylene Glycol , Octocrylene , Ethylhexyl Salicylate , Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Glycerin , Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine , Mica , Titanium Dioxide , Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract , Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract , Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract , Morus Alba Fruit Extract , Pueraria Lobata Root Extract , Butylene Glycol , Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water , Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Water , Ceramide NP , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Hydrogenated Lecithin, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG-20/5 Dimethicone , Methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 Dimethicone , Dimethicone , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer , Isohexadecane , Tocopheryl Acetate , Sodium Hydroxide , Polysorbate 80 , Sorbitan Oleate , Disodium EDTA , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin , 1,2-Hexanediol , Fragrance

Brand info:

Perhaps one of the best known K-beauty brands, Missha offers a huge selection of department store quality skincare and color cosmetics at reasonable road shop prices. From their Time Revolution First Treatment Essence to their Perfect Cover BB Cream, Missha has garnered a loyal following around the world for their iconic, must-have products.

Reviews & Comments 6


Love this sunscreen! I was a bit thrown by the smell at first but like the other reviews said that fades fast. The glow it leaves me with is exactly what I was hoping for.


Instant dewy look and sun protection all in one? Count me in! I love using this under makeup or wearing it alone, no matter how much you pack on there is no white cast however you will look perfectly healthily dewy, with nary any shimmer or glitter in sight. I'd say it wears like the Tatcha dewy cream but with the added benefit of SPF and its 1/7 the price.


Do you think it would work for someone with a medium-tan skintone,? no white cast,?


I LOVE THIS SUNSCREEN. It. Is. Beautiful. I wore a strapless sun dress and used this all over my neck, shoulders and decolletage, and glowed. I have super oily skin so I was hesitant to use this finish on my face (especially since it's nearly 90F here), but it didn't bother my skin at all or increase oiliness, and I think having the glow all over gave my skin a more cohesive look so my face didn't look as shiny in comparison, if that makes sense. I need more of this.

Ruth Kim

This is one of my new favorite sunscreens. Not only is the packaging gorgeous, I love the way this sunscreen brightens up my skin without any white cast. It just adds a luminous effect that subtly shines through underneath my makeup — the result is seriously the "lit-from-within glow"!

For reference, I have dry skin that leans sensitive. There is the slightest tingling when I apply this sunscreen. I would definitely agree with leilaor's review that it has an iridescent finish and could act as a primer!


I’ve bought it recently and used it today. This sunscreen has a flowery smell which doesn’t linger on the skin . It is moisturizing without being too much, the weather is not too warm at the moment. However it might be too much for people with oily skin once summer hits. Still, this suncreen does give a toned up finish, my skin is definitely on the irridescent side. So it can be used as a primer too !


wow! package design so pretty!


All of Missha's updated packaging looks awesome!


I agree!


This is definitely worth buying it just for the sparkly packaging alone, wow! 😍