Review: Sun Bum Face Mist, Aveeno Protect & Hydrate, Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Sunscreens
I tried out some new sunscreens! They are…
- Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45
- Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60
- Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30
Here are my thoughts!
Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45:
Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 comes in a 3.4 fl. oz. (100 mL) spray bottle. The packaging is really cute. It’s a pale yellow color. It’s a nice color that I can look at, ha. The sunscreen is a face mist, but on the packaging, it says to spray liberally into the palm and apply evenly to the face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Once again, it’s supposed to be a face mist, but it states to use it another way. I didn’t use it as a face mist, by the way. I sprayed it into my palm and applied it to my facial skin. I’m not a fan of spraying products on my face. The application would be uneven and a waste of product. Yeah, it defeats the purpose of a face mist, but whatever.
When I applied the sunscreen to my face, it smelled like bananas, felt really greasy, and ruined my makeup application. It smeared all over my face. I wasn’t happy about that, but I gave it a go anyway. I can’t tell if it protected my skin in a day of use on my face, but I noticed breakouts after using it once. It gave me pimples on my chin and jawline. I’m pretty sure it’s this sunscreen because it was the only new product I introduced. So, Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 didn’t work for me. I used the rest of the sunscreen on my body instead. Since it contains alcohol denatured in it, the product sinks nicely into the skin. I loved that aspect of the product when used on the body. My face didn’t like it at all.
I was able to finish this sunscreen product within a month of using it on my body. It absorbs so well. But I won’t repurchase it because it is too costly for a sunscreen spray. I just don’t think it’s worth the money. It was nice to try, though.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60:
I’ve been eyeing Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 for some time. I finally picked it up this summer. This is another sunscreen product that contains alcohol denatured. That is one of the reasons why I hesitated to purchase this product. My experience using sunscreen products with alcohol denatured (for my face) has been mainly misses. They don’t seem to agree with my skin. But here I am, giving Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 a try.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 comes in a 2.0 fl. oz. (60 mL) bottle. It is a sunscreen lotion. I love the texture of this lotion. It absorbs into the skin well and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky. Pretty sure it’s the alcohol that’s doing that. My oily skin really loved this sunscreen. It just sunk right into my skin without leaving it all messy like a bunch of other sunscreen products. Loved it! But not so fast! Unfortunately, my skin started breaking out after one day of use. Thankfully, I caught the breakouts on time! Yep, breakouts. This sunscreen made me break out. And yes, another sunscreen that contains alcohol denatured that clogged my pores.
This is another sunscreen that truly works well on my body. Just not my face. The smell of the product is pretty bad, too. It smells like plastic to me. I guess I finally killed my curiosity about this product. I won’t purchase again.
Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30:
I’ve been meaning to purchase Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30. I needed a face powder that would decrease the shine on my face. I’ve been walking around with an ultra-shiny face all summer, lol. So, I finally picked up a face powder. Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30 is a loose face powder that comes in a retractable bottle with a brush. The brush feels really soft on the skin. The packaging of the product is terrible. Do not twist open any caps on the bottle, or you’ll risk the powder spilling!! I can’t imagine tossing this product into my bag. The cap may loosen from movements and will get everywhere. I was disappointed in the type of packaging when I first received it. Fortunately, I was able to catch the powder from spilling everywhere. Just a heads up!
The ingredients in this product are fairly straightforward. The sunscreen active is Zinc Oxide (24.5%). Here’s the ingredient list if you’re interested:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.5%
Inactive ingredients: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Fragrance, Sea Salt, Ceramide Np, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides.
The powder is fragranced, which I didn’t like so much. It’s pretty intense. If you are sensitive to fragrance or powerful scents in general, this may not work for you. Once again, I didn’t like it at all. Since it’s a loose powder, it can really get in the air, and you know what happens next. I had to transfer the powder into one of my powder containers to prevent spilling any of the product. The packaging is just plain terrible. Applying the powder was relatively simple. I would take a brush, tap the excess powder off, and lightly brush it onto my skin. The powder has amazing staying powder. It doesn’t budge. I tried applying concealer on top of the powder because I do light touch-ups sometimes. It didn’t work. I couldn’t even blend my concealer in. Not even a little bit of concealer. I’m amazed at the staying powder!!
The finish of the powder is light and smooth while absorbing excess powder. I really liked how it made my skin look! But, sadly, I experienced breakouts from this powder. It reminded me of those mineral makeup days. Those powders also irritated my skin and gave me acne. I had the same experience with Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30. I stopped using it on my face and am attempting to finish the rest of it. I won’t purchase it again. Another product I was curious about that didn’t work on my skin.
That’s my review of some of the summer sunscreens I’ve tried. I hope this was helpful! 🙂
Review: Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser
Let’s talk about facial cleansers! Here’s one that I used before. I wanted to share my thoughts on it. It’s the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser. This facial cleanser is a brightening facial cleanser that contains moisture-rich soy-extract that lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup. It helps to enhance natural radiance and improve skin tone and texture. It’s gentle on sensitive skin. Oil-free and soap-free. Did it work on my skin? Keep reading to find out! Now here are my thoughts on this product!
This face wash comes in a 6.7 fl. oz. (200 mL) bottle with a pump. It’s a gel facial cleanser. The texture and consistency of the product is very soft. It has a shimmery golden sheen to it. The first a couple of times using this facial cleanser, I noticed that it didn’t lather up or become foamy. That was a little disappointing. I prefer facial cleansers that are soapy and sudsy. Even just a little bit. As I continued to use the face wash, I noticed that it cleansed my skin without drying it out and left my skin feeling moisturized. Also, there was a brightening effect that was temporary, so it didn’t leave my skin brighter or make it appear more radiant (as advertised). The brightening effect faded over time.
My first impression of Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser was decent. I wasn’t too ecstatic about it. I just thought, it could work if it cleansed my skin properly. A good facial cleanser has to remove oil, dirt, debris, and all of that gunk off of my skin properly. After 3 weeks of using this face wash, it all went downhill. I noticed that it didn’t leave my skin feeling as clean as it should be. I have really oily skin, and this face wash just didn’t get the job done. My skin just didn’t feel completely clean. Since it didn’t clean my skin well, I ended up with acne on my chin, around my mouth area, and nose. I developed blackheads too. The end results were very upsetting. So I stopped using the face wash after experiencing breakouts.
Pros & Cons
- Gentle on the skin
- Great for sensitive skin
- Contains soy extract to brighten the skin
- Doesn’t clean the skin well
- No long-lasting brightening effect on skin
- Broke my skin out!
- Doesn’t foam up
I stopped using Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser a while ago. The breakouts were terrible while using Aveeno. I’m glad I stopped using it, but it took me 3 weeks to notice that it clogged my pores. Whew! I’m glad that’s over. So, I’ve already moved on to another facial cleanser. Check out my current facial cleanser right here ~ Trader Joe’s Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil.