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The burning question, and yes, the pun is intended, the burning question whenever you review any sunscreen, like I will the Dr. Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti Dust Sun Gel today, the burning question always is: Does the actual SPF of the product match the one on the label?
Well, I obviously can’t say for sure as there has been no official statement that I could find, but I have a few pointers that might indicate it isn´t, and I will get to them – and everything else I have to say about the product of course.
Does the Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel offer the claimed SPF 50?
So while you obviously can’t judge a product from its ingredient list alone, you can definitely get some hints by looking at it. (And if you want to learn more about how to read an ingredient list, I have a post on that here.)
First of all, the Dr Ceuracle sunscreen uses only two filters, Uvinul A Plus and Uvinul T 150 (read more about differnt filters here). While both of them are amazing filters, even if they were used in the maximum concentration allowed that would give you an estimated sun protection factor of around 29 according to the BASF Sunscreen Simulator. Again, formulation matters more than individual ingredients, but that is a pretty strong gap in estimated vs claimed protection.
Second: It is allegedly made by the same manufacturing company that formulated the dear Klairs and the Purito sunscreen, so it wouldn’t be far fetched to assume they have similarities, If you compare the ingredient list side by side, the first third is very, very similar, with the main differences being the “marketing ingredients” like plant extracts rather than the main players like the filters.
And third: This sunscreen is currently out of stock wherever I look, which might indicate that it is undergoing reformulation.
Based on all that, I would not count on getting more than the SPF 27 Purito reached, which is why I made a point to use it up before it got all sunny here in Germany.
With that out of the way, let’s continue with the review as usual.
What the Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel SPF 50 claims
Dr. Ceuracle´s Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel, with Cica active ingredient Centella Complex, repairs and balances your skin, while protecting it from UV rays and pollutants. It soothes and regenerates damaged, sensitive and irritated skin.
Facts about the Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel
Prize and size
One bottle contains 50 ml and did retail for 28 €.
Texture and scent
What immediately noticed when applying the product is the herbaceous smell this has, not unpleasant, but not what I expect from my skincare. It feels like a hydrating moisturizer on the skin and it was easy to apply a generous amount.
How to use the Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel
Due to my doubts regarding the protection factor I made sure to only use it when I knew I would be spending all day indoors anyway, without close proximity to a window and less than 30 minutes outdoors in total when going to and from the office.
I also made sure to use a generous amount, as you should always do, using the three finger method as demonstrated in the video. The cream spreads easily and leaves no white cast, but a slightly dewy finish.
Dr Ceuracle Cica Regen Anti-Dust Sun Gel Ingredients
Hover the mouse over an ingredient for short explanation. Read more on INCIDecoder.
We talked about the filters already, so I am not going to touch on that any further. I like that the formula contains Glycerin for hydration and Niacinamide as one of my all time favorite ingredients, but want to point out that there is perfume, fragrance and Limonene, Geraniol and Linalool present, all of which could be problematic for people sensitive to that.
Does it live up to its claims?
I don´t think it does in terms of protection and I wouldn’t exactly pick it if I had sensitive, irritated skin either.
How does it compare to…
Purito Unscented Centella Sunscreen
This is of course purely hypothetical, as none of them is available anymore, but the Purito one contains no fragrance, no essential oil components and has extra compounds of the Centella Asiatica Extract like Madecassosisde added, which is why, hypothetically speaking, I would pick that one.
Read my full review of the Purito Centella Unscented Sunscreen here.
Would I repurchase?
Even though I liked it as a hydrating moisturizer with some added sun protection during the winter, I would not repurchase even if I could and would not encourage you to do either.