Review of 3LAB Hydra Day SPF 20

Posted on July 29, 2013


Having reviewed two previous 3LAB skin care products and loved them both (Super H Serum & M Cream), we decided to conduct a 3rd in-depth product review of the luxury Korean skin care brand’s multi-purpose moisturizing sunscreen. Here are out thoughts on their Hydra Day SPF 20 product:

3Lab-Hydra-Day-SPF20-broad-spectrum-sunscreen-moisturizer-skin-care-luxuryThe Hydra Day SPF 20’s goal is to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection while moisturizing the skin. After a strict two week trial of this product, we found that this product does exactly what it promises.

First off, we loved the fact that this water-based formula provides NO GREASINESS or heaviness feel. Its super light feel is quickly absorbed into the skin within seconds of application and leaves no residue or shine making us question ourselves “Are we even applying a sunscreen onto our face?” The hydrating properties lasts for hours and softens and smoothes skin. It did not clog pores so this product is great for all skin types.

Key ingredients used in the Hydra Day SPF20 are micronized Titanium Dioxide (provides physical sunscreen protection), Ceramide 3 (replaces the natural lipid barrier that protects the outer parts of the skin), Panthenol (acts as a superb skin conditioner), and Sodium Hyaluronate (provides moisture to skin surface keeping it feeling soft and nourished).

Our female staff loved to use this product as a pre-makeup base as it did not interfere with their makeup. Our male staff enjoyed it as well due its light-weight feel. There is also no detectable scent or fragrance for this product. One thing that we would recommend to our readers is that if you are planning to go out into the intense sun, the SPF20 sun protection is adequate but we would use more precaution and apply an additional stronger SPF30+ sunscreen on top for maximum protection.

Priced at $85 for 2 oz / 60 ml, the Hydra Day SPF20 sunscreen moisturizer is one of the more affordable products from the stellar 3LAB Skin Care line. We found that the product works just as advertised and provides solid skin hydration and depth to the skin. We do not think it is the best moisturizing sunscreen on the market because it’s only SPF 20 rated, but it definitely ranks up there for its non-oily and comfortable feel. Recommended by our staff, we give it a two thumbs up!