Since the weather went from 7 layers of sweaters to “oh my god why is it so damn hot?” in a week, a new sunscreen was in order. I’m trying out the Sun Bum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion ($15.99). It is also available in SPF 15, 30 and 70. It comes in spray form as well (except the SPF 70). The complete Sun Bum line is available from the Sun Bum Official Website.
The Sun Bum SPF 50 lotion offers broad spectrum protection and is oil-, paraben-, and PABA- free as well as water resistant. It also claims to be hypoallergenic and photostable.
Application is lovely. The lotion absorbs into my skin quickly without the usual stickiness or the whitish cast. However, it still feels like there is sunscreen on the skin, as expected. The good thing is that feeling doesn’t linger for long. Surprisingly, it’s actually moisturizing. I use it all over my feet when I’m wearing sandals and they definitely look more supple than usual.
The scent is somewhat sunscreen-ish with a hint of a tropical fragrance – something like coconuts or bananas. It stays on all day but very subtly. The packaging is quite cute and summery, too!
What’s your sunscreen of choice this summer?