Nature Republic Provence Calendula Daily Sunblock

How many times did you hear that you should be wearing sunblock regardless if the weather is sunny or rainy?

Well, you should have believed it by now.  The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays. Skin Cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.  It also helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations and slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.

Aaaaand... it is the ultimate skin care must have of those beauty personalities you see online and on tv. Oha!

It is my first time to try  Provence Calendula Daily Sunblock from Nature Republic. For those who first heard of the brand, Nature Republic is a cosmetics Korean brand that utilizes natural ingredients for their products created in March 2009.  The brand's philosophy is 'A Sense of the Beginning'.  

Nature Republic opened its first store in March 2009.  By 2010, Nature Republic has opened stores in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.  In 2011, Nature Republic opened its first store in Cambodia and launched its first store in the Philippines on November 13, 2012.

Back to the sunblock, from its name, it contains calendula floral ingredients. Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon. Calendula is also known for its ability to brighten skin and protect from blemishes.  It is generally considered safe and can be used in teas, tinctures, creams, salves and poultices/compresses.

Take an adequate amount of the product and thoroughly apply on the areas exposed on the rays.  That means you should be applying NOT ONLY in your face but at the side/back of your ears too and neck.

Here it is when applied on the skin.  

Freshly squeezed
Fully spread
  • It has an SPF 50+ which is really a great plus especially when your always outdoor.  And it's still SUMMER!
  • It moisturizes skin upon application. 
  • For all skin type.
  • Packaging is a squeeze tube product which keeps product sanitary and compact.
  • It do smells good.
  • Everything that is natural and pure organic for me is already SOLD.

  • Though the texture is light, it's a little bit dewey when applied on your face.  Be sure to apply tiny dots first.
  • Unfortunately, it leaves white cast =(. See my second hand photo? That is the white cast.  
  • It leaves oily and shiny feel on my face.  You still need to put powder on top of it to look matte.

Overall, I might finish this tube since I commute from office to work from time to time.  But after that, I think I might just go back to Belo's Sunblock. =)

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  1. Great review! I don't usually sunblock because it feels icky to the face, nakakairita hehe! I'm trying to look for gel-based/water-based sunblock if there is one. Hehe sobrang oily lang kasi ng face ko. Though I use moisturizer na water-based moisturizer from Celeteque and I love it! Hindi malagkit sa face hehe! Btw, yung sa Belo ba are you talking about yung mist? Hindi ba malagkit sa face? :) Thank you for sharing

    1. No, not the mist but their face cream. You can also read my belo review here if you want =)

  2. I always read and hear that we need to put sunblock but I don't do it everyday. As in pag nasa beach or pool lang, minsan pa nga tamad. I don't like kasi yung oily face effect after iapply kaso yung ang cons nitong sunblock.

  3. I agree with Mama Coi's comment. I am also on the lookout for a quality sunblock in gel form because i am prone to breakouts. any reco sis?

  4. Thank you for the honest review. My mom would always urge me to use sunblock. I would surely regret it daw when i get older. i believe her with the so many urging na talaga and now i found a sunblock i love. Would yet to try this as well so i would know, baka its better than the one im currently using.

  5. Thanks for sharing! At least I know what NOT to get next time haha :)

  6. I have never really been fond of using sunblocks. :) I only use lotion that does not have that sticky feeling.

    Never heard of this product though. Thanks for the information.

  7. Great review! Although what I was most interested in were just two things:
    Is it sticky?
    Does it leave a white tinge?

    Unfortunately, the answer is yes. So :( . I also use Belo, but I also love Skin Station's sunblock. It's gel so definitely not sticky! :)

  8. I use Belo, but I'm planning to switch to their mist type because the regular cream type doesn't suit our humid weather well. Thank you for this review!

  9. I don't use sunblock very much. So the last time we went to the beach, I had a huge sunburn! So I'm definitely buying a sunblock soon. :)

  10. I like that it's organic but I do wish that it's lighter on the skin. I hate how sunblocks in heavy cream add to the oliness of my face. I use Biore now.

  11. SPF 50 is great. But, I don't like that white casts. I'm on a different brand right now and so far I'm happy with it.

  12. This sounds like a great Sunblock and it looks easily absorbed by the skin too! I should start using one.

  13. I am super guilty on not using sunblock! And I also learned that you should apply sunblock 30 minutes before leaving the house.

  14. Like you I am a believer in applying sun block every day. It is a must really for every one regardless of age. Anywho, noticed that it left a white cast when applied, does it eventually fade away or does it blend eventually to your skin?