In theory, sunscreen sticks sound like a great product. They’re easy to apply and you can throw ‘em in your handbag without worrying about potential spillage. But after scouring various product pages, I realized that many mineral/physical sunscreen sticks aren’t designed with acne-prone people in mind. Many of them contain at least one of the ingredients on Acne.org’s list of comedogenic ingredients to avoid—typically cocoa butter and/or coconut oil. Let me show you a few…
Remember those heavily discounted Bare Republic sunscreens I saw at Duane Reade (my local drugstore) a few months ago? I went back about a week after I first bought those and they were completely gone…replaced by Christmas merchandise. At least I had the chance to snag more than one bottle that day, including Bare Republic Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.
Now that the days are getting chillier, my lips need more hydration and protection from wind. That’s why I seldom leave the house without a lip balm in my handbag—preferably one that includes SPF, because sun protection is always in season. Lately, I’ve been using Blistex Lip Vibrance SPF 15 because it was in the last Walmart Beauty Box I received (along with the Bic Soleil razor I reviewed a few days ago).