Hawaiian Tropic • Shimmer Effect SPF 20 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in coconut papaya (green bottle) and now this one and I love this stuff. It has just enough shimmer not too much, not glittery, soaks into my skin well, has that coconut island smell and smells delicious, lasts all day and will def stock up on it to wear all year around, but most of all, it has SPF. This one also has more bronzer in it than the Coconut Papaya and I love the way my skin looks in the sun when I put it on and go out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This sunscreen smells amazing and leaves a beautiful shimmer on your skin. I haven't tried it on my face yet, so I don't know how it would work there but it is great on the rest of my body.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely adore this sunscreen lotion!
I have my favorite sunscreen (Celazome) & my favorite shimmer lotion (Burt's Bees), but this product combines both in one & its performance exceeded my expectations.
The shimmer is subtle & imperceptible in normal indoor light, so it's not at all garish or obvious. In sunlight the skin gleams softly with a beautiful subtle bronzy sheen. Thankfully the mica particles aren't an ugly shade of gilded yellow gold like Jergens lotion. Mica is a wonderful natural mineral shimmer.
The kicker that surprised me was that not only was the sunscreen waterproof through swimming (lasted all day @ the beach, 6 hrs) but also the glowy shimmer clung to my skin the whole day too. I assumed the shimmer would wash away as soon as the water touched my skin. It's amazingly waterproof! And the lotion is thin & spreads easily (as opposed to Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch which is a thick paste). I love that the shimmer shows me where I applied it so I can avoid any unprotected spots. It feels good on the skin, looks amazing, absorbs in right away & like someone else said it's not sticky.
As a bonafide shimmer nut, I ran around hunting this down. I love a nice shimmery glow on summer tan skin. I finally found this @ CVS for $11 & also bought the companion After Sun shimmer lotion too, which has a delicious tropical Coconut Papaya scent. Nothing but good things to say about these products (except the clunky packaging needs improvement).
These are definite re-buys & am going to go get backups!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The best sun block ever!!! I rarely get sunburned but I get sunspots if I don't wear it so I have to. I would hate wearing sunblock because it makes my skin a dull gray color.This sun screen doesn't do that. I love wearing this stuff! It makes my skin sparkle and glow. I love,love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I don't have anything new to contribute that other reviewers haven't already said about this, but I loved it so much, I wanted to review. The one thing I would add is that because it's such a subtle effect, I will likely wear it all year, and although I always wear sunscreen on my face, I generally just use plain old lotion on my bod...so this could be the product that gets me to use sunscreen every day. Kuddos to HT for that!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Once again a Hawaiian Tropic Lotion has not failed me :). The Shimmer Effects Lotion is currently one of my favourites to use during the day time. I love the glowing look it gives my tanned legs. I also love how it does not feel sticky; feels like you are wearing nothing at all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Another summer staple for me -- this smells nice (light coconut scent), has a pretty, subtle shimmer, doesn't feel sticky or tacky, and keeps my arms and chest from getting burned during my commute to work. I walk a lot downtown and do everything I can to avoid sun damage (or the city version of a farmer's tan.) HT also sells a cute 2 oz. bottle of this that is good for trying it out, travel, or carrying in your bag for reapplication. It's good and good for you!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use body lotion daily and was looking for something that would serve as a sunscreen and lotion in one. This is it! It smells great and doesn't leave a white veil on my skin. It leaves a nice shimmery effect along with a nice, light coconut smell. I am very fair-skinned and I usually get a slight burn from the first day of being in the sun in my bikini and I spent the day yesterday in my bikini with no burning! Also, this product isn't tested on animals, which is a requirement of mine. Will buy again and highly recommend!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
As soon as I saw my skin in the sun I was in love with this sunscreen. Very tiny golden shimmers, it was so pretty and subtle. So often products that claim to shimmer actually have large pieces of glitter, so I was pleasantly surprised to find such finely milled shimmer in this. I mixed this half-and-half with my other sunscreen so it will last longer and even using half of it I still got a good amount of shimmer. Got this BOGO at Walgreens and it came with a free tiny bottle of aftersun shimmer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought the 8oz. Sheer Touch SPF 30 and received a 2 oz. Shimmer Effect SPF 20 as a bonus. I had debated long and hard over just buying the full-sized Shimmer Effect but then opted to get the Sheer Touch just in case my boyfriend ever needs to borrow it. I think now that I will go back and buy the full size anyways since I am in love! When you try this in the store, the shimmer probably looks invisible, but when you go outside in the light it is noticeable. Don't be scared though - this is NOT large glittery flakes and you're not going to look like a glitter ball. I thought it made my skin look dewy like a VS model on a photo shoot. I have been even using it when just going to the office as a highlighter for my collar bones and shins. The hue tends to be a golden cast and it really flatters my pale fair skin. I imagine it would be even better on medium and darker toned girls.
The scent is wonderfully tropical and coconut-y, like all Hawaiian Tropic lotions. If you want to wear other fragrances and don't want competition, don't worry because it does fade after about an hour.
I would say that it feels comparable to the Sheer Touch in that it melts in and I forgot I was wearing sunscreen. The shimmer stays put and doesn't rub off all over your clothes. I am so glad I bought this and the experiment was worth it since now I have a purse-sized sunscreen for emergencies.
Active ingredients: avobenzone 2%, octocrylene 3%, oxybenzone 3%. This is a UVA/UVB sunscreen.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm actually reviewing SPF 20; I am very, very fair and bought this to use while in Vegas, where it was 90 degrees and sunny. I was in the sun for 1 1/2 hrs the first day with absolutely NO burning, and for 3 hours the 2nd day and had minimal burning where I was skimpy with the sunscreen. The bottle doesn't say it's waterproof (at least I couldn't find it on there) but it totally is. It is very shimmery and pretty so it makes it easier to tell where you've put it. I would definitely buy this again for great sun protection!