Hawaiian Tropic

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64 products

895 reviews

78% would repurchase

Recent Hawaiian Tropic Reviews

Sunscreen -Hawaiian Tropic -Silk Hydration FACE oil-free sunscreen SPF30


I'm still hunting for my ideal suncare for my face. I wanted to like this, because I use Hawaiian Tropic products on my body, and loved them. Unfortunately, I don't think this is for me.

I like the hypoallergenic claims it has, but it contains fragrance and alcohol, which is a huge no-no for my skin. While it's hydrating when first applied, it leaves my face feeling quite dry pretty soon after.

I wish it didn't do that, otherwise it would be perfect, especially since it doesn't leave any annoying white cast on my skin.

I might try this again when summer rolls around to see if it's less drying, but for now during the colder months it's a no.

Lotions/ Creams -Hawaiian Tropic -Ultra Radiance After Sun

on 10/11/2017 3:32:00 PM


I was gifted this and brought it along when I went on a sunny vacation. I always like to use some kind of after sun and/or aloe product after lounging in the sun for the majority of the day. I'm not actually sure if they are any better than any old lotion (in fact, I am doubtful that they are), but they are often quite cooling, not to mention nicely scented. The best thing about this after sun is definitely the very fine, discreet shimmer that just gives the skin a glow-y look that I haven't found any other product to achieve. It's only if you look at the skin very close up that you see the shimmer, mostly it just looks like you have really nice and glowing skin. It also sinks into the skin quickly and without leaving a greasy feel, which means that you can get dressed very quickly after application without feeling sticky. Overall, I really liked it, but I won't be repurchasing. Mainly because I found that Hawaiian Tropic isn't cruelty free. It's owned by Energizer Holdings Inc, which choose to sell their products on markets that require animal testing.

+ Looks beautiful on the skin
+ Sinks into the skin quickly
+ Smells very nice - fruity and summer-y

- Brand tests on animals when required by law
- Not all that moisturizing, and not the most cooling sensation either
- Contains silicones, so the smoothness of your skin is mainly due to those
- The pump unfortunately came right off my bottle. Not sure if I was just unlucky or if the packaging is of subpar quality

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Sunscreen -Hawaiian Tropic -Silk Hydration Weightless SPF 30


I have been on a sunscreen-buying kick lately and came across this sunscreen recently. Note that there are 2 versions of the Silk Hydration Weightless SPF 30 sunscreen lotions - one that is specifically labeled for use on the face, the other has no such label (so I assume it is meant for the body). But I purchased the one that is *not* labeled for use on the face, with the intention of using it on my face. Why? The price of course. The "Silk Hydration Weightless FACE" (SPF 30) comes in a 1.7 oz (50 mL) bottle and is about $7.99 at Target. The one that is not labeled for the face and is called "Silk Hydration Weightless" (SPF 30) is 5.1 oz (150 mL) for about the same price as the one for the FACE and both are oil-free. Frankly, I am skeptical that there is much difference between the 2 versions so I decided to try the more cost-effective one.

After using US sunscreens early in my sunscreen-wearing history, I switched to Euro and Japanese sunscreens. But because of their cost and the fact that I have to constantly order them from overseas, I have decided to revert back to using US sunscreens in the meantime.

Active ingredients are listed as follows: Avobenzone (2.0%), Homosalate (5.5%), Octisalate (4.5%), Octocrylene (4.0%). Inactive ingredients are listed at the end of this review.

This lotion sunscreen claims to provide 12 hour moisturization and the bottle says that it "feels as it is barely on." It does not have oxybenzone, which is a plus for me. There are mixed views about oxybenzone as an ingredient in sunscreens, but I prefer to use a sunscreen that does not contain this ingredient. I have combo skin and usually prefer to use a lightweight moisturizer before I apply my daily sunscreen on my face; but because this is moisturizing, I skip using a separate moisturizing lotion.

In terms of texture, it is thick and creamy. But it absorbs decently and doesn't feel tacky. However, I wouldn't necessarily say that this is "weightless;" I think this is still better suited for people with dry skin or combination skin that leans on the dry side. If you want to try something that is more lightweight than this, try the Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen with SPF 50, which I also like (it also has no oxybenzone but it does have a tropical fruity scent).

I love the packaging of this bottle - it comes with an airless pump! It does have a strong tropical scent that eventually fades away.
However, if you are sensitive to fragrance, you may not like this.

Because I work indoors, I include this sunscreen in my daily rotation of sunscreens. But if I were to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, I would not use this as I would prefer to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 50. I think this is a decent drugstore sunscreen for my face so I gave it a rating of 4 lipsticks (I reserve 5 lipsticks for the more cosmetically elegant Japanese sunscreens).

Inactive Ingredients: Water,Isohexadecane,Diisopropyl Adipate,Ethylhexyl Benzoate,Butylene Glycol,Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,Cetearyl Alcohol,Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer,Phenoxyethanol,Caprylyl Glycol,Fragrance,Methylparaben,Ceteth-10 Phosphate,Dicetyl Phosphate,Propylparaben,Polysorbate 60,Disodium EDTA,Xanthan Gum,Aminomethyl Propanol,Mica,Tocopheryl Acetate,Titanium Dioxide,Panthenol,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,Silk Amino Acids,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract,Colocasia Antiquorum Root Extract,Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract,Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract,Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract,Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract,Iron Oxides.

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Lotions/ Creams -Hawaiian Tropic -Silk Hydration After Sun

on 4/26/2017 11:38:00 AM


This is an HG product for me...I've repurchased many times. It's the only thing I've found so far that actually keeps my skin from peeling when I get a sunburn. It also seems to extend my sunless tans (I use St Tropez Classic mousse) and keep them from getting too patchy as they fade. It just does a better job than regular body lotion when I've been in the sun or I've been self tanning. I really don't care for coconut scents, but the coconut isn't very strong in this at all IMO. I don't put it on my face, though. I usually buy 2-3 at a time because the bottles are small and Target, Ulta, etc always sell out!

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Self Tanners -Hawaiian Tropic -Island Radiance Self Tanner

on 4/15/2017 5:23:00 PM


The best I've used so far I get a real looking tan it smells great no staining clothes no streaking I leave it in 6 hours I don't find any benefit to leaving it on longer, but I always get the perfect tan never patchy it goes on smoothly it's easy to rub in, it lasts me a week before needing to be reapplied. Usually one coat of med-dark is enough if I do 2 it's pretty dark which is okay in summer but to much the rest of the year.

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