As some of you may know, I run a nail polish blog too. I’m kind of a skincare and nail freak, always on the lookout for new, cool products to hoard in my bathroom drawers.
Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for sunscreen for those long hours on the trail. I am deathly terrified of sprouting more moles and getting skin cancer, so a good sunscreen is deeply important to me. Additionally, my skin is an allergic nutjob to nearly everything.
I think I have finally found my holy grail of sunscreen: Sun Bum PRO SPF 50 Sunscreen.
This sunscreen is mineral-based, so you don’t get any of those crazy chemicals in regular sunscreen. It’s hypoallergenic, so if your skin is nutso like mine, you won’t get any adverse reactions. Additionally, once you apply it, it sticks in one spot. It doesn’t run into your eyes or melt all over your face. And it doesn’t leave behind any weird, iridescent sheens, either. My boyfriend is kind of weird about helping me apply sunscreen and won’t do it if it gets his hands greasy. This isn’t greasy! And because it’s not greasy, it doesn’t make you break out either.
Other notables? Paraben-free, PABA-free, oil-free, frangrance-free, oxybenzone-free.
The packaging for this is great too! It’s small, round, and ergonomically designed. It fits well in your hand for quick and easy application. Bonus points to the 1.5 oz bottle for being small enough to toss into pants pockets for easy access, and being travel-sized. I’ve been hiking the last couple weeks with this tucked into a side zip pocket. The lid pops up to dispense sunscreen, and slides back down seamlessly. This is not a sunscreen that is going to explode everywhere in your pocket or bag.
They’ve also got an arsenal of other sunscreen in their product line ranging from lotion to sprays to lip balms and baby products. To check out the full product line, visit this link here. I’m looking forward to eventually picking up the moisturizing sunscreen lotion for summer days.
Last updated on March 12, 2015.