Sun Bum Original vs. Mineral SPF 50 sunscreen comparison review

Both of these sunscreens were available at The Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii. Which one is superior?

Sun Bum was founded in 2010 and offers vegan, cruelty-free products that support the beach lifestyle. I love their packaging, too—it looks just like the bottle has been carved out of a surfboard. I’ve always been curious about their sunscreens, so I was pleased to see that the Four Seasons resort in Maui offered complimentary “reef-friendly” Sun Bum SPF 15, 30, and 50 sunscreen to their guests. (As you might have guessed, I only hit up the SPF 50 throughout my stay.) Later,…

Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen SPF 50 For Face Review

This sunscreen has just about the highest percentages of zinc oxide (24.08%!) but it blends in pretty easily and is fragrance-free. However, it may be unsuitable for acne-prone skin.

I’ve definitely been on a zinc oxide sunscreen kick lately. It’s the best all-in-one sunscreen filter available in the U.S., and it’s reef-safe. When I first came across Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen SPF 50 For Face in CVS, the high zinc oxide percentage caught my eye: a whopping 24.08% (the FDA allows up to 25 percent in sunscreens). Plus, it was labeled specifically for facial use, and I rarely see that in a drugstore. Usually you only see general-purpose sunscreens…

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 review

This lip balm moisturizes, softens, and protects lips from UV rays. Plus, it lends a rosy tint that looks and feels natural.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment turned out to be a sleeper hit in Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018. Every time I use it, I feel like I’m treating my lips to a mini spa day. It leaves my lips feeling oh-so-soft and healthy, without a hint of waxiness or oiliness that comes from other types of chapsticks and lip treatments. And though it does lend a bit of rosiness to your lips, unlike a lipstick, it doesn’t leave a noticeable tint on the rim of a drinking glass. You can carry…

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