Review: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50
I picked up a sunscreen stick this summer. I ran out of lip balm with SPF and thought I would give Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50 a try. It’s been so long since I’ve used a sunscreen stick. But I can’t let my lips go unprotected. I get freckles on my lips. So sunscreen sticks tend to be heavier and way too greasy on my skin. They never work on my face for that reason. But, since I’m not using it on my face, it never hurts to give it a chance to see if it works or not on other parts of my body. On the packaging of this product, it says that it can be used on delicate areas, such as the lips, earlobes, nose, and around the eyes. Yay! Let’s try it! Here’s my experience with Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50!
I started using Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 on my lips, since I ran out of lip balm with SPF. The sunscreen left a white cast on my lips, which wasn’t a problem. I applied a tinted lip balm or lipstick over the sunscreen. And poof! The white cast is covered. This product kept my lips protected and moisturized. It wasn’t super moisturizing, but there was some moisture there. It felt thicker and more dense compared to a regular lip balm. It stayed in place and didn’t melt off my lips. After using it on my lips, I attempted to use it on the skin around my eyes. It left my skin moisturized and smoother. Made my skin look softer and filled in fine lines and wrinkles. I loved it. My makeup melted on my skin and was easier to apply. It didn’t irritate my skin or get into my eyes. It worked so well at conditioning this sensitive area of my face. But that only lasted a couple of days. I realized the sunscreen made my eye makeup smudge and run. Using it around my eyes would only work on days when I don’t wear makeup.
I tried it on my lips and eyes, but I didn’t use it on my facial skin because it feels too rich and thick in consistency. Knowing that my skin can’t handle thick sunscreens, it’ll probably clog my pores. I didn’t want to take that risk. I have a sunscreen that’s lightweight and more suitable for the facial skin that I use daily. That works better for me. But I really liked this sunscreen stick. I stopped using it on my lips and around my eyes and use it mainly on my body. Sometimes my ears too. I don’t use it on my nose since my daily sunscreen takes care of that part of my face. This sunscreen stick works really well. It’s very moisturizing, glides on the skin easily, and I can bring it anywhere with me! It’s great for travel. I can use it to reapply my sunscreen without having to take out a tube of liquid or cream sunscreen in public. I get weird looks when I reapply my sunscreen, lol. This makes it so much easier. It’s mess-free and very convenient. So far, it’s been working for me. I was able to finish a whole stick just before summer is over. I haven’t had any skin irritations from this product either. Love it!
Here’s a new, unopened package of Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50!
This is what the product looks like fresh out of the package. ✨
Pros & Cons
- SPF 50 (Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 4.7%)
- Gentle on the skin
- Great for travel
- It’s only 0.5 oz. (14 g)
Out of all of the sunscreens I’ve used from Cetaphil this summer, Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 was my absolute favorite! I can’t believe I finished the whole product so quick! This stuff is awesome! It’s gentle and great for sensitive skin. The skin on my neck is so sensitive that this is the only sunscreen so far that moisturizes and clams it down. I went out and purchased a couple of more, since I loved it so much. I might even try other sunscreen sticks from other brands to see which one I like. This one is pretty good though. I highly recommend giving it a shot if you’re looking for a sunscreen stick.