Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Product Review: Banana Boat Sunwear Sunblock Lotion SPF 50

So my roommate's sister and I were having one of our many conversations. She and I have a deep understanding on skincare. She's been working as a medical assistant for a dermatologist for years. We both agree that the best anti-aging product is...SPF! Against both UVA/UVB rays. An SPF of 15 doesn't sit well with me so I usually find a product with more SPF coverage. I've been using Eucerin Sensitive Skin SPF 30 lotion on my face mixed with some moisturizer. That kept me content for awhile it was just a pain mixing the two products and the Eucerin does give a 'white cast' appearance. So she recommended this and it's fairly easy to find! So here's the review on Banana Boat Sun Wear Sunblock Daily Lotion SPF 50.

Product: 5out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5out of 5
Price: $7-8
Available: walmart

Would I buy this again? YES!

Pros: A ultra sheer sunblock! This is one of the problems I have with sunblock especially with a high content of SPF. I'm there gently rubbing the product in till my skin absorbs the product for quite some time with my Eucerin. This product I have no problem with. Also it doesn't have that typical sunblock scent, this Sunwear has a clean fresh fragrance and it's not overwhelming either. Another plus is that it's non-greasy and hypoallergenic! I didn't have that problem too much with my Eucerin but I know that it's something that people take into consideration. I've been using it daily on my face because in Hawaii since it's crazy sunny, plus it's okay to use it daily on the face. It's non-comedogenic, meaning that it doesn't clog pores and cause blackheads and whiteheads. It also has essential organic botanicals like bamboo, pea and tamarind help to increase skin elasticity and at the same time it moisturizes.

Cons: The packaging of the squeeze tube is thin. I would want to carry this with me but I fear of it opening in my bag because of the pressure. It does have a snap on lip but it would be a pain to clean up if it does open.

Overall: A cheap investment! I think it's so important to start anti-aging routines soon as possible. I'm always looking for ways to improve my skincare regimen. I also got my male roommate hooked!


Cristina [BarbieLuvsMac] said...

great review!!!

i hate how spfs leave that white overcast!

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

hey thanks for this post. i will definitely check this out. thanks for the review.