Product Review: Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essence

Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essence SPF30 PA++ 29g
Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essence SPF30 PA++ 29g

Tired of the typical western brand sunscreens that are impossibly thick, sticky and leave a white film on your skin? You can always count on the Japanese or Korean brands, which make the best sunscreens around. Jill Stuart’s Day Care Essence, a fruity blend of strawberry juice, raspberry and grapefruit extracts, is a light essence that contains enough SPF for even those who are using whitening products.

The texture is extremely light, just like a light textured moisturizing emulsion or essence(hence the name). The scent is not overwhelming but very pleasant, as it contains the fruit extracts mentioned above. The essence goes on very smooth and you don’t really need a whole lot because it spreads so easily. Best of all, it leaves no white film on your skin and you won’t even feel like you are wearing sunscreen at all!

While I am a devoted fan of Iope’s Sunblock White, this Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essence is even lighter in texture. I love them both – both are moisturizing enough for my dehydrated dry skin.

Another big thumbs up to Kose for manufacturing Jill Stuart Beauty!


4 comments on Product Review: Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essence

  1. Esther
    August 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi, came across your website, and it has tons of information! Wished I knew about this website earlier! I am now venturing into the Korean products (Iope & Sulwahsoo) and your reviews and comments are very informative! Thanks!
    Regarding this product (Jill Stuart Beauty Day Care Essense), I am currently using Dr. Rimpler Sun Face Cream SPF 30, are you familiar with this brand? I like the texture of it and that when applied you don’t feel it on the skin which is a huge bonus! Now after reading your review on the Jill Stuart product, I wonder if this is something that I can switch too? Can this product be purchased at Pac Mall or does it have to be online? Thanks!

    • Joseibi
      September 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Esther,

      thanks for your kind words! 🙂 If you are using something that works for you, then you don’t really have to switch. The Japanese sunscreens are really light, and this one (Jill Stuart) feels like an essence rather than a cream/lotion sunblock – something that most Western brands have yet to perfect. Kose Sekkisei has a Day essence just like this too (SPF25) and feels very similar (Jill Stuart Beauty is also made by Kose) if you can’t find Jill Stuart at Pacific Mall., are the two sites that carry Jill Stuart and they will ship overseas. With they can declare a lower value for you if you request it. They are pretty good about that! 🙂

  2. Esther
    September 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi, thanks for the reply. Since I still have a tube-ful of the Dr. Rimpler product, I think I will finish it first and then try either the Kose or Jill Stuart.
    I will most likely be looking into trying Iope or Sulwhasoo for the face/eye care products (was at Pac Mall last weekend and got a couple of samples from their Laneige line as they didn’t have sample for Iope nor Sulwhasoo and the manager there said that if I didn’t have any reaction to the their Laneige line then I was safe to try the other 2 lines).
    BTW, is there any way to link this page or your comments to my email?

    • Joseibi
      September 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm (7 years ago)

      Dear Esther,

      Sorry for the late reply! Didn’t get to do this until now!

      IOPE has a sunblock called Sunblock White which is very similar to the Jill Stuart one. It goes on like an essence (richer). I used two tubes back to back. It’s a good product and costs CAD$49 (plus taxes).

      They don’t usually give out Sulwhasoo samples except with purchase, but unless you have sensitive skin (esp. towards fragrance) you may be ok with Sulwhasoo.

      I don’t know how to link the page to your email, except to bookmark it. sorry! But hope you will come back to read this! 🙂


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