Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen review

This SPF 55+ sunscreen is designed to be safe for babies and adults alike. It applies smoothly and includes beneficial ingredients like bisabolol and shea butter.

Another day, another zinc oxide-based sunscreen to review. Today I’m going to share a review of a sunscreen I first started using last summer: Hello Bello Minteral Sunscreen SPF 55+. I liked it enough to bring it on vacation to Hawaii, and it did its job. We didn’t get sunburned! And the water resistance was put ot the test because we were outside walking around (i.e., sweating) and swimming. It’s marketed to babies, but it works well on adults, too.

Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen ingredients

Active ingredients: zinc oxide (20%)

Inactive ingredients: bacillus ferment, arachidyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, behenyl alcohol, bisabolol, butyloctyl salicylate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calendula officinalis flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, caprylhydroxamic acid, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, caprylyl glycol, cellulose gum, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, citric acid, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, coco glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, diheptyl succinate, glycerin, methyl dihydroabietate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyhydroxystearic acid, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, sodium gluconate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium stearoyl glutamate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, tocopherol (sunflower seeds), triethyl citrate, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, water

I did notice a curious claim on the label: prebiotics. It said it was there for “extra skin support,” whatever that means. I asked my dad for his thoughts on this claim, as well as his opinion of this sunscreen formulation in general.

My Dad the Chemist’s review of Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen

Dear Emily, just marketing claim story, sounds appealing but wouldn’t work for this claim. However, I like all the ingredients in this sunscreen formula, it should work well.

Love, Dad

It sounds like he is skeptical of the “prebiotics” marketing claim, but he likes the ingredients. He has mentioned his liking of shea butter in the past and I think he also likes bisabolol because it’s a soothing ingredient.

My review of Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen

Hello Bello Minteral Sunscreen SPF 55+ markets itself as free of synthetic fragrances, which is nice. However, it does contain orange oil, which may be irritating for some people. The orange oil lends a nice fruity fragrance to the product, though. That was actually the first thing I noticed about this sunscreen when I first started using it: It sort of smells like Froot Loops. Also, how did I get this far in life without noticing that the Froot in Froot Loops is spelled like that?

I love the way this sunscreen blends in smoothly. It also doesn’t leave a waxy finish like some other mineral sunscreens. This made me wonder if it was truly water resistant, but it worked successfully in Hawaii (where we spent plenty of time in the pool). It comes in a 3-oz. bottle that’s perfect for your carry-on baggage.

Hello Bello Minteral Sunscreen SPF 55+ Review

Hello Bello Minteral Sunscreen SPF 55+ is a great addition to my mineral sunscreen rotation. I use it when I exercise and it doesn’t leave too bad of a white cast (though it does still leave one, of course). I also like that it has ingredients that you would find in any quality moisturizer, such as bisabolol, shea butter, and green tea leaf extract (camellia sinensis leaf extract). And it’s actually really affordable compared to other sunscreens out there. I definitely recommend it for kids and adults alike…especially anyone who likes the smell of Froot Loops.

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