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Banana Boat
Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

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It's a good drugstore option


Skincare is my hobby, I'm always on the look out for affordable, decent sunscreens. This one is okay. It's a good option to try if you're not super acne prone, but still sensitive. It's pretty thick and sticky--as is most drugstore stuff. One of the perks of spending a little more is getting a better texture. It'd be a good sunscreen for kids though! Even though there's a white cast. A little rubbing and it does go away. With most drugstore stuff if you wait 10-15 mins and then rub in, it saves a lot of hassle. That way it sinks in a bit instead of just smearing it all over and irritating your skin more. This banana boat is a psychical sunscreen, which means it lasts longer. If you're looking at sunscreens for anti aging purposes, psychical sunscreens are the ones to go for so you don't have to reapply every 2 hours. (And also don't sting.) My biggest problem with this particular sunscreen is that it has vitamin e. People love it in skincare, but vitamin e can actually be a problem and makes a lot of folks break out. Like myself. It doesn't help that vitamin e is usually referred to as Tocopheryl Acetate. Your average person isn't going to look up individual ingredients. Absorption It's a little thick so it takes a bit to absorb.



Good sunscreen for all (or most) of the family!


I bought this sunscreen mainly because it has physical barrier sunscreens titanium oxide and zinc oxide opposed to chemicals I have never heard of and can't pronounce. I feel safer using it on my 4 year olds sensitive skin as well as my husband who burns easily. I also use it on myself, no sun burns as of yet applying it as often as we are supposed to. It is definitely a good choice for those with sensitive skin or who are watching out for what is going onto their or their children's precious skin. It goes on fairly smooth, just rub it in well to get rid of any white streaks. Better for your skin (and the environment) than some of those spray aerosol cans out there. Scent Smells like any other sunscreen. No real perfumed smell like some others, which is great for sensitive skin. Absorption Does well once it's rubbed in to not feel greasy or sticky on your skin. Longevity Lasts about as long (or even longer) than other sunscreens I have purchased. Effectiveness Seems to do it's job very well, even with direct summer sunlight. Ease of Application Takes slightly longer to rub in than some other products, but well worth the effort.

Kittery Point, ME


Banana Boat Natural Reflect is my new favorite sunscreen!


Although convenient, I don't like spray-on sunscreens. They feel slimy and produce obnoxious fumes. I like to use as many natural products as I can, so this summer season, I opted for **Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50**. Although not completely natural, the sunscreens it uses are natural, mineral sunscreens; the kind that create a barrier on your skin (the best kind of sun protection). I also like that this product is paraben-free, oil-free and PABA-free. The only issue I have with this product is that it is fairly expensive. I buy completely natural sunscreens from LuckyVitamin that are cheaper. This product is more expensive than those and not completely natural. The bottle calls this a "more natural mineral sunscreen". Scent This product has no scent and I like that. Too often sunscreen smells like chemicals or artificial, which gives me a headache, so I'm pleased that this product has no scent. Absorption When you first apply this, it leaves your skin looking white, but just rub it in thoroughly and the white disappears. It doesn't leave my skin greasy feeling, but you can tell there's something there. It is not unpleasant. Longevity I apply sunscreen frequently because I have already had a malignant melanoma removed from my body, so I can't be sure how long each application lasts. I haven't gotten burnt and that's all that matters to me. Effectiveness Neither of my kids or myself have gotten burned while using this sunscreen. I think a big part of that is because the sunscreens this product includes are natural, mineral sunscreens (Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide) that literally block the sun. Ease of Application While not as convenient as a spray sunscreen, I do like the tube this product comes in. Simply squeeze some out and apply the product to your skin. The consistency is nice and thick, so it doesn't all gush out at once.

Camp Lejeune, NC


Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

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