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Sunscreen Favorites

We know that we are in the middle of summer but that doesn’t mean we can start slacking on our sun protection routines. I know sometimes I start to think “Oh, I have a base tan, I’m done with sunscreen“. It’s key to keep up with a solid routine of protecting your skin and sensitive areas like your face against harmful UV Rays… no matter the time of day!

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Here is a little review of 9 of my favorite sun protection products. Maybe you share some of my favorites!

Coppertone SPORT High Performance

SPF 30

Waterproof

Would I buy this again? Yes.

Likes: Lasts for quite awhile even while you are swimming in the lake or pool. This one seems to be great while I am working out outside or going for a run in the middle of the day. It doesn’t have a residue that starts to drip off while I am sweating.

Dislikes: Liquid formula and scent

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SUN BUM 3 In 1 Leave In

UV Protecting Formula

All Hair types

Would I buy this again? Yes! Yes! Yes!

Likes: This smells amazing, it makes you feel like you are at the beach even if you are just getting ready for work in the morning after a shower! I like to use this all over for detangling purposes and to help protect my scalp from sunburn. I have very thin hair and this product does have a UV Protecting Forumla BUT they do recommend that you use an SPF 15+ to prevent your scalp from burning. This does not leave a greasy residue which is another huge plus.

Dislikes: Even though this product does use a UV Protecting Formula there is no SPF level.

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CeraVe

SPF 30 Face Lotion

Water Resistant for 40 minutes

Would I buy this again? Yes!

Likes: I love this because of it’s lightweight and oil-free formula. My fiancé uses this on his sensitive skin and it does definitely prevent sunburn. It does not leave an oily finish which is also another great thing about this product. CeraVe is known for their sunscreens because of their physical sun protection formulas as well as vital ceramides for healthy skin care needs.

Dislikes: This face sunscreen lotion contains a high level of ZINC OXIDE which is AWESOME…. but… make sure you rub it all in on your face and ears otherwise it will leave white residue over your entire face. It’s a bummer that this product is only water resistant for 40 minutes, so remember; if you use it, reapply often.

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Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen

SPF 60+

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? Yes!

Likes: This is one of my favorite sunscreens because of the way it applies to your skin. It is a liquid formula but it is easy to rub into your skin. I like to use this on my chest, ears, and shoulders where I tend to collect  A LOT of freckles, which can be cute but dangerous at the same time. This one is water resistant for up to 80 minutes which is an improvement from the other sun screen above.

Dislikes: This one isn’t exactly made for your face but it is the #1 Dermatologist Recommended Suncare formula.

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Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces

SPF 50

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? NO.

Likes: I love how this is another formula for sensitive faces for people with breakouts or even something like rosacea. It says that this sun screen will not clog pores or cause breakouts.

Dislikes: This product did protect my skin from the sun but it created an oily finish on my skin. It says that it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts but my skin definitely did not agree with this line of Coppertone products unfortunately. I would not buy this specific Coppertone product again. (Please know, I am still a loyal customer for other Coppertone Products, just not this one)

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SUN BUM Clear Formula Zinc Oxide

SPF 50

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? YES x10

Likes: I love how this can fit inside my purse and it smells amazing. This is straight ZINC OXIDE. If you can picture life guards back in the day with the white lotion on their noses, that’s what zinc oxide is. This formula does need to blending into your skin but it does not leave a nasty residue. It is alcohol free and contains aloe which is also another great ingredient for your skin’s well being. I use this on my face, nose, ears, scalp line, and shoulders. I use a generous amount to help keep my skin safe!

Dislikes: I don’t like sharing this product because it is not in a squeeze bottle formula. You literally have to use your fingers to scoop it out of the container which can be super gross if you are sharing it with others, definitely not sanitary.

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COOLA Classic Sport Sunscreen

SPF 50

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? Yes and No

Likes: This product is great because it blends in quickly and has a Fresh Mango scent. It does protect you from the sun and is actually a certified organic product because of it’s ingredients.

Dislikes: Price. That is the only reason I wouldn’t buy this product again.

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Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen

SPF 30

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? Yes (I do realize this sunscreen is currently expired)

Likes: This sunscreen uses cellular responsive technology to help protect your skin in an oil-free formula. You need to apply this product liberally (like all other sunscreens) but I feel like this one soaks into your skin really quickly so you do need to use quite a bit to get the desired skin protection results.

Dislikes: Scent, consistency.

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Coopertone water BABIES Lotion Spray

SPF 50

Water Resistant for 80 minutes

Would I buy this again? YES! I DO EVERY SINGLE SUMMER!!!!!!

Likes: I saved the best for last with this product. This is my ultimate favorite sunscreen, maybe because the scent reminds me of my childhood. I love the spray lotion formula, it is cool to the skin which is nice when it is hot out, and it is one of the products that is sensitive for children’s skin. It is hypoallergenic and doesn’t irritate or sting already sun burned skin. I use this everywhere except my face. I like to spray my scalp line with it, legs, arms, everything! It’s such a great product.

Dislikes: The fallback with spray lotion is that you still have to rub it in to prevent missing spots and getting a weird sunburn.

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