a beautiful close-up shot of Elizavecca Sun Great Block  Stick on a rose-gold background

Summer is coming, guys! Have you switched to a more potent sunscreen yet? I'm always hunting for a lightweight, but highly protective sunscreen that can double as a makeup primer or moisturizer. Is it too much to ask for one skincare product? Well, Elizavecca doesn't think so! They have one of the best sunscreens that protects, hydrates, and mattifies the skin, without any greasiness or white cast. Sounds impossible? Let's check it out!

About Milky Piggy Sun Great Block Stick by Elizavecca

The Elizavecca Sun Great Block Stick* is a convenient and portable sunscreen option perfect for daily use. It is especially convenient on the go: twist, roll on the skin, and voilĂ . This SPF 50+ PA+++ stick offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, helping to shield the skin from sun damage and premature aging. 

Enriched with nine kinds of herbal and floral extracts (I'll mention all of them a little later!), it boasts a soothing formula that leaves a non-greasy, non-sticky finish. Plus, its compact size makes it easy to toss in your purse or pocket for sun protection throughout the day.

a beautiful close-up shot of Elizavecca Sun Great Block  Stick on a rose-gold background

  • Packaging

The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Sun Great Block Stick comes in a playful and eye-catching package (every Elizavecca product does!). The tube is a bright pink plastic with a cute illustration of a cartoon pig wearing heart-shaped glasses, mirroring the brand's mascot. Once you open the cardboard box, piggy removes the sunglasses, revealing two heart-shaped silhouettes! This must be the cutest Elizavecca packaging ever!

The product's packaging is compact and has a sleek, cylindrical shape. It is perfect for tossing in a purse or makeup bag for on-the-go sun protection.

a beautiful close-up shot of Elizavecca Sun Great Block  Stick on a rose-gold background

  • Texture and scent

Now for the texture: color and the scent. Milky Piggy Sun Great Block looks transparent in the stick with a sheer yellowish tint. Once applied to the skin, it is absolutely transparent and absorbs so quickly into the skin! Unlike most sunscreens, this feels so weightless on the skin. No white cast, no heaviness or oiliness, no grainy texture, just a sheer, hydrating effect. The finish is semi-matte at first, but in a few minutes, it becomes almost completely matte.

Sunscreen reapplication over makeup? No problem! The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Sun Great Block Stick glides on so smoothly without ever disturbing your foundation. You can easily re-apply it over your makeup without smudging it. This makes it ideal for maintaining sun protection throughout the day without having to redo your everyday makeup look.

a beautiful close-up shot of Elizavecca Sun Great Block  Stick on a rose-gold background

  • Ingredients

Ingredients are outstanding, as always. Elizavecca never disappoints, when it comes to skincare products. But, let me begin with the actual sunscreen agents, used in the Sun Stick – Homosalate and Octocrylene. These are popular organic compounds that provide protection primarily against UVB rays and UVA II. In addition to Ethylhexyl Salicylate (that filters ultraviolet rays), they make such an awesome skin-protecting trio!

And now let me count each of those nine skin-beneficial hers, present in this sunblock. So, it has Lavender Flower Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract,  Rosemary  Extract, Chamomilla Extract, Bee Balm Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis aka Sage Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, and, finally, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract. 

Wow, that was a huge list! I love it when brands include natural ingredients in their formulas. These skin friends calm irritations, condition, and protect from free radicals. They also soothe and cool our skin. 

a beautiful close-up shot of Elizavecca Sun Great Block  Stick on a rose-gold background

  • How to Use Elizavecca Sun Stick?

To apply Sun Block Stick,  twist the dial at the bottom to extend the sunscreen stick, then gently swipe it across your face and neck. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your arms and legs as well, by swiping the stick up and down your limbs. Reapply every three to four hours, or more often if you're sweating or swimming. 

I like to use it underneath my makeup, as a primer-moisturizer. It is super light, with little to no soft scent to it. So, Elizavecca sunscreen goes first (it is more than enough to prime and moisturize my dry skin), then I apply a layer of BB cream (with additional SPF?), touch it up with some powder, and continue applying my makeup.

 

  Why Is It Important to Reapply Sunscreen When You Are on a Beach

A day at the beach is a blast, but the fun shouldn't come at the expense of sun safety. Sunscreen is your shield against harmful UV rays, but it's not invincible. Swimming, sweating, and even drying off with a towel remove sunscreen. That is why, constant reapplication is essential to maintain that protective barrier. You can think of it like refreshing your makeup or brushing your hair to remove tangles. Sunscreen ensures your skin stays happy and healthy, while you are enjoying your vacation on the beach.

While sunburn might be the first thing that comes to mind, the beach throws other curveballs. For example, the constant reflection from the water intensifies UV exposure. Additionally, sand particles can act like tiny exfoliants, further removing sunscreen. By reapplying sunscreen regularly, you're not just preventing sunburn, you're safeguarding your skin from long-term damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. 

Final Verdict...

So, is the Elizavecca Sun Stick SPF 50+ the best K-beauty sunscreen on the go? It offers strong sun protection, convenient application, and a lightweight feel. While everyone's skin has different needs, this sunscreen is definitely worth a try for anyone looking for a portable and protective option this summer. This handy stick makes sun protection easy and convenient, especially when you are on a vacation.