Dr.G Nice Birdie Up Sun review

Dr.g Nice Birdie Up Sun Open
4.7/5 - (4 votes)

While looking for the “Dr.G Nice Birdie Up Sun” sunscreen, I discovered it’s exclusively sold on DR-G’s official Korean site (dr-g.co.kr) and not available on their global website. However, if you’re in Europe or America, you have the option to purchase it from Amazon and eBay.

Based on details from the official website, the Dr. Nice Birdie Up Sun sunscreen is specifically formulated for strenuous activities like swimming, climbing, and long-distance jogging. Remarkably, it maintains its efficacy even when the body is producing oil and sweat.

The manufacturer cleverly employs images of golfers to market the product, highlighting one of its notable features. Namely, Dr. G’s Nice Birdie Up Sun is lauded in reviews for not staining or leaving any marks on clothing. This is particularly appealing for folks who favor wearing white attire, as they can now do so without any worry.

I. Component analysis

Results of analysis of product ingredients provided by cosDNA. Because the list is too long, I cut it in half so you can easily see it.

It offers protection against two types of harmful UV rays through the following specific active ingredients.

  1. UVA: Zinc Oxide, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S, Titanium Dioxide
  2. UVB: Zinc Oxide, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150, Titanium Dioxide.
Cosdna Drg Nice Birdie Up Sun


Water, Zinc Oxide, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Dibutyl Adipate, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-5 Polyricinoleate, Niacinamide, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Polyglycerin-3, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Propanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Glycolipids, Ceramide NP, Hydroxystearic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, 7-Dehydrocholesterol, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Ectoin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Methylpropanediol, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Squalane, Lactobacillus Ferment, Buddleja Officinalis Flower Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Oenothera Laciniata Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract.

II. Assessing the product based on the experience of using it


Lightweight creamy texture, not runny but creamy. Doesn’t feel like other heavy mineral sunscreens. Quite lightweight. Have to take one finger length, apply to the entire face, pat it and then another finger length and then pat it properly after which I use another for the neck and pat pat pat till the white cast is no more.

Though, all this sounds laborious but actually isn’t. At all. Also, rubbing sunscreen too much reduces its efficacy and this sunscreen requires little to no rubbing. Leaves a slight white cast which goes on its own after a few mins or so. Might be an issue for darker skin tones.


Has an extremely faint smell of how any generic cream would smell.


Has a nice matte to dewy finish. Very much ideal for oily skin type during humid hot weather. It has sebum control complex which is honestly impressive.

I was so sweaty and could feel the sweat trickle down my forehead yet I could also feel like the sunscreen was there without an issue. It felt like the sweat was on top of a thin coating of sunscreen instead of just the sunscreen dissolving with the sweat. Quite impressed with that.

My skin felt dry when the AC was at 20 degree Celsius. Has a slight white cast. My skin tone is medium to fair but nothing noticeable. I refuse to wear sunscreen which require rubbing because rubbing reduces efficacy of the sunscreen. This is amazing with that.


stays on for 2 hours like any usual good sun cream would. Though, would suggest to reapply every 1.30 hours if you are under direct sunlight during peak hours.

III. Conclude

This is my personal opinion on the product’s pros and cons:

– Leaves a bit of a white cast.
– Very expensive for a 40g tube lol. I don’t have the money to repurchase this.
– Can be a bit drying for people with dry skin living in colder areas. Personally won’t go for this during cold dry winters.
– Not waterproof.
– Requires double cleansing.
– Useful for humid environment and the most effective sweat resistant sunscreen.
⁠- Has tons of antioxidants.
⁠- Easily gets absorbed without rubbing.
⁠- No alcohol or fragrance.
⁠- Did I mention the sweat resistance is literally mind blowing!
⁠- Can be used by acne prone skin without an issue.
⁠- No problem of migrating into eyes. Very much stays in place.
By Maisie Dunbar

Insufficient scientific understanding of skincare can result in significant harm, including irritation and permanent damage. Alongside the information provided by my colleagues and myself, it is crucial to arm yourself with scientific knowledge to make informed choices.

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