Banana Boat • Natural Reflect Baby • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
*** Error!! This review is for the Banana Boat Natural Reflect SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Lotion. The one without baby in the title! ****
I love this product. I've tried so many sunscreens and this is wonderful. I'll list why:
Price - can't beat it
Effectiveness - it works - I used this at the beach and my face and neck got no sun from this
Bonus - works as a primer
This is a thick product and when you initially put it on you will freak out. It comes out like a paste and is very white. But put on the appropriate amount - don't skip and blend. Some people have complained at how long you have to blend. I timed it and it was only for 1.5 minutes. The trick is to walk away for 10 minutes after you've blended it in completely. Come back later and apply your makeup. I was not shiny or greasy at all - and I have combination skin. This works almost like a primer. I absolutely love it and use it on my face and neck daily.
My foundation of choice is neutrogena healthy glow sheers, and almay 3 in 1 concealer. After I apply those two there is no shine or grease all day nor is there a white cast.
For the price try it - what harm can it do - I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I broke into rashes after 1 week's use. It has the chemical sunscreen Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene hiding in the list of ingredients. I'm now using Badger SPF 16 sunscreen with Aloe.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a very decent sunscreen option from the drugstore. There are 3 products in this line, All-Purpose, Kids, and Baby. The formulas for all three are virtually identical, offered in the same sizes and at the same price point. The main difference is that the Kids and Baby formulas have 3.6% titanium dioxide as opposed to 2.8% in the All-Purpose (all three formulas have 4% zinc oxide). I was interested in using this for daily wear but it's a bit too heavy for me for that purpose (I can definitely feel it on my face). I save it for outdoor days and it's suitable for that. This sunscreen goes on very thick and white at first and takes some time to work in and absorb. Once it does it dries to a satin finish on my oily skin, not overly greasy. I can apply my cream foundation or mineral powder over this with no issues. It does leave a bit of a white cast on me although I'm pretty fair but it's not enough to prevent me from using it. This sunscreen seems fairly tenacious although i have not tested it in water. I have not burned or gotten any additional color while using this so I believe it's quite protective. I would repurchase this for outdoor use for myself and my 4 year old son. I have added the ingredient listing for this product as well as the Kids version.