80% would repurchase
on 3/19/2017 6:21:00 PM
More reviews by tamstorck
I think it is about time that I review this hidden jem. Being Wonder Bread white and having a history of skin cancer I take my sunscreen seriously. Like many of you, I have been forever on the hunt for the HG of all sunscreens and have tried many, many products both high-end and DS. I look at EWG ratings (more about that in a minute), wearability, price, and availability. Though this is Ocean Potion Face is not perfect, it is pretty close for these reasons;#1 EWG (from their website) "provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any." http://www.ewg.org/sunscreenThe EWG rating for Ocean Potion Face (OPF) is a 3. 1 is the best score and difficult to come by. The reason that OPF received this score is due to the chemical ingredients such as octinoxate (7.5%) and oxybenzone(5%), and propylparben. These chemical (plus a few more) are a potential health concern and should be avoided. The EWG favors natural physical sunscreens such as zinc oxide which OPF has (7%).I have never experienced any tanning or burning while wearing OPF :)#2 OPF is very wearable. It plays nicely with make-up, dries to a matte finish and is somewhat moisturizing. After it soaks in it feels no different than lotion.#3 I buy OPF (1oz) from Walmart.com for about $2. What a super deal. I do not feel guilty for slathering on the recommend amount like I do some other expensive SS.#4 You can buy OPF from most online retailers. I have never found it in a store, but I live in a small town.If you have never checked out the EWG website take a look at it. You can look up your sunscreen and see how it rates. It is very informative.
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on 5/4/2016 1:41:00 PM
More reviews by jvan219
I adore this stuff. It's light and smells excellent, like creamsicle! The aloe in it is soothing to a sunburn, but I use this as a daily moisturizer in addition to aloe. I am not a fan of how regular aloe Vera gel feels tacky, and this doesn't do that. I also use this as a facial moisturizer, as it deeply moisturizers without being heavy. I'm obsessed with this, and I recommend to everyone!
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on 12/12/2015 7:33:00 AM
More reviews by Eire1
I got this from my aunt and I think I am hooked! I have semi-oily skin. So when I saw the claim to absorb quickly, and it is a chemical sunscreen I had to give it a try. This does absorb quickly. I give it about 5 minutes and it leaves no traces of being on my skin at all unlike mineral sunscreens. This does not pill, flake or roll up, wich is always a deal breaker for me. This also does not feel greasy, or sticky on my skin. Although, I know better the fragrance in it smells so delicious! it is like a vanilla-lemon smell. I will admit though that the smell is a little overwhelming as I can smell it from my face , and I know fragrance isn't good for the skin. Now onto the claims: This claims to be a broad spectrum sunscreen, that contains vitamin D, and no parabens. First of all this is a broad spectrum sunscreen. It has 'avobenzene', for UVA protection and an SPF of 70. Secondly this does have vitamin D3. It is listed as the fifth ingredient out of 20. The type of vitamin D is known as :'cholecalciferol' . This does not contain Vitamin D2, but that vitamin is sadly overlooked often. I don't know the effect of vitamin D in any sunscreen. I looked and there is scant research on it. Most research revolves around the vitamin D deficiency. But if I had to make a guess I'd say that the vitamin D in here would at least make a good antioxidant. This has trace amounts of olive oil, vitamin A , and Vitamin E wich also can offer some UV protection, and antioxidant activity.
on 8/24/2015 12:10:00 AM
More reviews by CatEyeFrames
It says "Scent Of Sunshine" on the package, but vanilla-tinged oranges (or an Orange Julius) is what Ocean Potion Anti-Aging Sunblock SPF 50 most closely smells like to me.Being a chemical sunscreen, you need to reapply this one throughout the day or before sun exposure, although it is effective for the 2 hour window it claims to work. The texture is creamy but thin, and it is moisturizing but not overtly greasy.
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on 8/5/2015 12:09:00 AM
More reviews by TartNTangy
I ran out of my usual moisturizer and was going to be spending my whole weekend outside, so I stole my boyfriends CeraVe AM moisturizer. Knowing that my skin is sensitive to alcohols and glycols, I really shouldn't have. Within a day I broke out in cysts and ended up spending a lot of my time putting a hot compress on them. Unfortunately, I still needed a moisturizer for my dehydrated skin, so I purchased this sunscreen because it had no fatty alcohols or fragrance, a strong humectant, and niacinamide, which promotes ceramide synthesis.It wasn't greasy, it wasn't drying, it didn't sting my skin, it payed well under BB cream, but it did smell like plastic for 15 minutes or so. It has now been 4 days of wearing it, and while it hasn't made my skin plump, it does keep the flakies at bay and I have had no new break outs. What about my weekend in the sun? Only my lips got sunburned since I didn't lotion them for obvious reasons...For reference, I have used the Asian sunscreen Mentholatum Sunplay Super Block PA++++ (dried out my skin and caused break outs for some reason), Trader Joe's sunscreen, various Neutrogena sunscreens, Cetaphil DermaControl SPF 30 moisturizer (its excellent, but stung my face and made it red every time), and a bunch of others throughout my life.I will update if my opinion changes.Note: I know I used the body sunscreen on my face, but the facial one didn't have B3 in it and it had a fatty alcohol. Also, I can just use the same on for my entire body + face.
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