If you’re a fan of the Neogen Day-Light Protection Sunscreen, you probably know that there’s a newly formulated, airy version!

So what changed and what didn’t? We’ll break down everything from texture, scent, to application and finish so you know exactly what’s in stores and whether the new one lives up to its airy name!

NEOGEN Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Airy Sunscreen

Protection: SPF50+, PA+++
Category: Chemical sunscreen

The Texture

When you first squeeze it out, you’ll see that it has a lightweight, whipped, essence-like texture that still holds its form – not too thick and not too watery, just like an airy, fluffy cloud.

It’s more liquidy than the original formulation but it’s not as runny as the Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid, which starts dripping the moment you put it on your face.

Once you start working it in, it absorbs almost instantly into the skin, leaving it fresh and soft without any white cast or greasy feel.

The Highlights

  • The airy, feather-light fluid sinks beautifully into the skin and leaves a silky finish without greasiness or tackiness
  • On top of the chemical sunblocks, it’s also infused with 20 plant extracts to:
    1. Soothe, hydrate, and moisturize with damask rose, aloe vera, raspberry, avocado, purslane, yarrow, and mud mushroom
    2. Reduce greasiness and help control sebum with evening primrose, giant pine leaf, acai, and hibiscus

How Does It Compare?

The OriginalThe Airy
ProtectionSPF50+, PA+++SPF50+, PA+++
CategoryHybrid sunscreen (physical + chemical filters)Chemical sunscreen
TextureMore creamy, & lotion-likeMore fluid, whipped, & essence-like
ScentHas a light citrus scent that doesn’t lingerEven more subtle than the original
ApplicationVery similar, both spread effortlesslySinks in slightly quicker into the skin
FinishMore nourished, like putting on an extra layer of moisturizerLeaves a more hydrated, comfortable, and silkier finish

Editor’s Review

Before jumping into my final verdict, let me give you a little backstory on how I fell in love with Neogen’s original sunscreen.

Hearing Ro rave about it in countless videos and in-person and seeing how she has gone through multiple tubes of it, I decided to get my hands on it last winter.

The unique texture blew my mind because it was unlike anything else I’ve used before. It looks like a creamy moisturizer when you first squeeze it out but spreads across the face effortlessly like a luxurious water cream! On top of that, it leaves the skin hydrated and nourished, as if I’ve just put on an extra layer of moisturizer!

Although I really enjoyed the original version for its unique texture, it made my normal-to-oily skin feel a little oily, especially in my t-zone area in the summer. That’s why I was super excited when I saw that they came out with this new formulation and immediately clicked “add to cart”.

And wow, am I happy to announce that it lives up to its airy name! The super lightweight, cloud-like texture spreads smoothly and sinks beautifully into the skin! Best of all, it gives a silky finish that leaves skin perfectly hydrated and comfortable without feeling suffocated or sticky!

Our Final Verdict

Being more lightweight and hydrating, I think the Airy will definitely be suitable for most skin types – from oily, dry, combination, sensitive, dehydrated, to mature skin.

With ingredients that help with sebum production, I would especially recommend this to oily and combination skin types, or anyone living in a hot and humid environment where you sweat more and your sebaceous glands tend to produce more sebum.

However, I think people with really dry skin who prefer thicker and more nourishing formulations would probably enjoy the original version more.

More About The Brand

Neogen is a brand that believes in combining up-to-date dermaceutical research to suit your skin’s needs. Their philosophy is to “create reason and value,” using science and innovation while focusing on delivering the value of true benefits to the skin.

Fel and Ro love how innovative their products are, especially when it comes to formulation and packaging. On top of the sunscreen, we love the white truffle serum for its nourishing qualities and the probiotics line to help soothe irritated skin and strengthen the skin barrier!

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