SUNSCREEN WEEK [Day #3]: Boo Bamboo Natural Sunscreen Mini Spray SPF 30 (Regular and Baby & Kids)

Both are in the same post because they have the same ingredients. Nothing is different about them other than the marketing.

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ABOUT
“Boo Bamboo (Baby & Kids) Natural Sunscreen Spray * with Bamboo Extract provides you with natural Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection. 

Features:

  • Non-whitening
  • Fast-absorbing
  • Water resistant
  • Unscented
  • Non-nano
  • Paraben & DEA free
  • Cruelty Free & Vegan”

Price: $14.99 CAD
Amount: 50g
Protection: UVA/UVB
Strength: SPF 30

UV FILTERS:
Type: Physical
Zinc Oxide 16.5%

INGREDIENTS:
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CONSISTENCY: Liquidy lotion.

APPLICATION:
Very easy to apply with the spray nozzle. Have to take time to blend it in.

FINISH: Not too greasy, not too dry, just right. (Right leg is where it’s applied).

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FEEL: Light. Skin doesn’t feel dry or greasy.

STINGS EYES?
No. You can put this on your face if you just spray the product into your hands. I just don’t like how it feels on my face.

WHITECAST?
Minimal. It looks slightly ashy now that my skin tone is around medium. I noticed if you don’t blend it in properly it’ll cling to hair follicle areas. Otherwise, I haven’t noticed anything too drastic.

WATER RESISTANT?
Yes. However when I went into water with this on, my body became patchy and sickly looking.

SKIN BENEFITS?
None other than sun protection.

UNDER MAKEUP:
Too uncomfortable to wear on my face. Kids probably won’t care or even notice.

WHERE TO BUY:
Well.ca
Well.ca (baby version)

Great body sunscreen for everyday use with a nice ingredient list. Not greasy at all and easy to apply with minimal ashiness (on my medium tone body). I’m personally not into wearing it if I swim. I find it a little pricey for a small size. I like carrying it in my purse when I’m out and about for reapplication.

xo, M


DISCLAIMER, PR, AFFILIATES

SUNSCREEN WEEK [Day #2]: Elta Md UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+ Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen

 

Price: I bought it for $32 on amazon
Amount: 3 fl Oz
Protection: UVA/UVB
Strength: SPF 30+

UV FILTERS:
Type: Physical-Chemical Hybrid
Zinc Oxide 7.0%
Octinoxate 7.5%

INGREDIENTS: I’ve heard that the ingredients list is not in the proper order, so the ingredients at the top may not indicate this product has a lot of that ingredient. (Let me know in the comments if this is correct)
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CONSISTENCY: Fluid cream

 

APPLICATION: Very easy to blend in and cover a lot of skin.
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FINISH: Glowy. Could be borderline greasy if you’re not into very moisturizing sunscreens.
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FEEL: Light and Moisturized. Doesn’t feel like I have anything heavy on my face.

STINGS EYES? Yes.

WHITECAST?
Minimal. I don’t notice it if I were to wear it on its own outside. However when I was at the gym, it was a tad noticeable that I was a lot paler than my body under false lighting.

WATER RESISTANT? No.

SKIN BENEFITS?
Gives my skin extra moisture and I don’t feel as dehydrated by the end of the day.
Note: My boyfriend applied this to his freshly shaved face and it stung him a bit.

UNDER MAKEUP:
So far my favourite to use under makeup. My skin is nice and smooth after I use it, so adding my CC Cream on top adds to the healthy look my skin is showing.

WHERE TO BUY:
I got mine at Amazon.ca for $32, but the price fluctuates. However, their other sunscreens seem to be around $40 as I write this.
Dermstore for Americans

This is my favourite sunscreen I have EVER purchased. Love the amount I get and how cosmetically elegant it truly is! I definitely want to repurchase it, but it’s very difficult to buy for Canadians. I may need to hunt for a different staple that’s easier to buy, otherwise I would definitely repurchase an Elta Md sunscreen!

xo, M


SUNSCREEN WEEK [Day #1]: Make P:rem UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

SUNSCREEN WEEK [Day #1]: Make P:rem UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

INTRO to the SERIES

The more I delve into the realm of skincare science, the more I get into sunscreen. As much as I love being outside in the warm weather, you should always be on top of your sun protection game. While the sun is a life giver and healer, excessive sun exposure guaranteed causes burning and DNA damage. Depending on your genetic makeup and which part of the world you live, there is a unique balancing act we all have to play, but sunscreen should ALWAYS be applied well and reapplied.

Being exposed to the Asian Beauty industry and wearing their SPF products is what really begun this desire for constant sunscreen application. Undoubtedly the industry has many a comfortable and cosmetically elegant sunscreens on the market!

I’ve made quite the collection of sunscreens since and I thought I’d do some simple, but hopefully easily understood reviews on these sunscreens if you’re considering purchasing them!

QUICK NOTES:
Skin Type: Acne prone, dry
Shade: Light-Medium, Medium
Undertone: Neutral, leans to yellow or olive (mixed Asian, I am confused about this lol)
Application Amount: Nickel-size
Photos: Natural light, taken right away


Make P:rem Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

Price: $32 USD / $36 CAD
Amount: 75ml / 2.53 fl Oz
Protection: UVA/UVB
Strength: SPF 50+ PA++++

UV FILTERS:
Type: Chemical, unknown percentages
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate – Octinoxate
Homosalate
Ethylhexyl Salicylate – Octisalate
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – Uvinul A Plus

INGREDIENTS:
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CONSISTENCY: Milky gel

 

APPLICATION: Glides on easily and quickly sets
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FINISH : Glowy
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FEEL: Very light. Not tacky and doesn’t feel like it adds moisture

STINGS EYES? Yes.

WHITECAST? No.

WATER RESISTANT? Unknown.

SKIN BENEFITS?
Skin is very healthy-looking and even tone throughout the day; more in-the-moment type of effects rather than long term. Don’t really feel the “cool down” from infrared, but my skin is never irritated when I have sunscreen on.

GOOD UNDER MAKEUP?
Yes (It Cosmetics CC Cream). CC Cream is able to glide on my skin very easily and doesn’t disrupt its finish. Both products have a glowy finish, but I’ve used many different types of complexion products with this sunscreen to know it won’t make your makeup overly glowy.

WHERE TO BUY:
Glow Recipe
Bisou Beauty Bar

Anything else I should be adding that would help with this series? Let me know in the comments down below!

xo, M