We’ll take all of them please.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun Daily Defense Kit Is now sold out.]
“Did you apply SPF today?” is such a common question in the skin care world that Twitter bots and merch lines have dedicated themselves to championing the sun care reminder.
It seems wherever we skin care lovers go on the internet, we’re reminded that we must slather on our favorite sunscreen before even opening up our blinds. Although this reminder may at times seem like a skin care inside joke and has almost turned into a full-fledged internet meme on TikTok, SPF and sun care is no joke.
Here at the Klog, it’s something we take very seriously- skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Did you know 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70? Or that simply having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma?
Many of us are unaware of skin cancer’s prevalence. That’s why this May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, K-Beauty pioneer Soko Glam wanted to do something special for their community, to help them better understand sun care and protect their skin from the sun. Welcome Soko Glam’s Sun Daily Defense Kit, an eight-piece sun care set that prioritizes protection and hydration with ingredients like propolis, aloe, vitamins, and lotus water extract.
Soko Glam will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this set to the Skin Cancer Foundation to further raise awareness, push research forward, and give people peace of mind when dealing with skin cancer itself.
Get to know more about the skin care stars that made it into Soko Glam’s highly curated Sun Daily Defense Kit below.
The Sun Daily Defense Kit
We know, sunscreen can be the make or break of your skin care routine – but it’s a vital step and cannot be missed! Prevention is the best form of protection.
This chemical sunscreen works for all skin types, so don’t be hesitant if you’re oily and acne prone – ingredients such as aloe and avocado extract help to control sebum production. This is also a great option if you have sensitive skin, as it’s formulated without artificial fragrances and colors, parabens, animal products, alcohol, mineral oil, or silicone.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, regular use of at least 15 SPF can decrease your risk of skin cancer by 40-50%. If it’s not in your routine now, it’s never too late to start!
Any moisture added to the skin is beneficial, but a moisturizer that reinforces your skin’s natural moisture barrier is key in protecting it from pollutant damage. Polluting particles and sun can mutate skin cells over time and with more exposure, so protecting the barrier in between can be a very important step in achieving overall skin health.This water cream utilizes natural flavonoids to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and goes even further by utilizing lotus flower extract to absorb impurities and toxins from the environment, both of which result in healthy, glowing skin.
Did you know that vitamin C is an antioxidant powerhouse when it comes to skin care? This waterless cleanser includes papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells while vitamin C goes to work preventing free radicals, like those from the sun, from wreaking havoc on skin.
Sometimes you need to add a little magic back into your skin from spending too much time in the sun – it happens to the best of us! This serum was formulated to calm and heal irritated and inflamed skin, and because of that, can also be great for acne-prone skin too! With the primary ingredient, propolis, being naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and able to improve cellular turnover, the skin will heal quickly while the secondary ingredient, niacinamide revives the complexion and adds antioxidants back into the skin. What can we say, this serum is literally honey for the skin.
Okay so maybe your burn is worse than you thought (did you not know you’re supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours?!), we got something for that. Your typical aloe gel is one thing, but aloe and propolis gel? This after-sun gel is naturally fragrance free and helps to immediately bring relief to aching and burned skin. Use it to bring pain relief to that burn, to maintain hydration throughout the day, or to even fade acne scars over time. No matter how you use it, you’ll be happy to have it in your arsenal.
Yuzu actually has three times more vitamin C than a lemon, and that’s why yuzu extract is such a key component in this mask! This sleep mask will help revitalize skin overnight using the power of yuzu to fight free radical damage and other environmental stressors that damage the skin while retinol helps increase cellular turnover and keeps skin smooth and niacinamide to brighten across the board. Yeah, you read all that right – it’s a powerful mask like we said. Of course, retinol can increase sun sensitivity, so it’s important to follow up with SPF (the one that comes in this kit is a great compliment.)