Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 50


17 reviews

88% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$


on 7/16/2015 12:53:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Protege bien del sol, lo malo es la sensacion grasosa que deja

on 6/25/2015 1:31:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I ilke this sunscreen. I have it in SPF 60 ''sheer touch oil-free sunscreen'' and I really like it.

Like every Hawaiian tropic product, I like the smell. I also like the fact that it's mostly like a lotion and not a oily sunscreen, I put it on and it doesn't leave me shiny (unless I put it on my face). I used it at the beach and at the pool and it was fine, my only complaint is that if I use it on my face and do sports, I feel super oily and sweaty. It's not my sunscreen of choice for my face but for the body, it's perfect :)

I will repurchase again and again.

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on 9/17/2014 10:58:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love that coconut scent of Hawaiian Tropic sun products. It is the most delicious smelling sun lotion ever. To me, it is the scent that makes the lotion irresistible for me. I do like the texture of the lotion very much too, not too thick, not too runny, just like a regular body lotion, very easy to apply.

on 7/9/2013 7:26:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I got this for free and It sat in my trunk for a month before I tried it since I'm not a big fan of sunscreen without any physical ingredients. I have to say though that for the body this is a decent product and absorbs just like a lotion. The scent is nice and not so strong that people smell you coming. I have this in spf 50 and while it does keep me from burning in the FL sun I still tan with it on so for those of you looking for more complete protection look elsewhere for something with a physical ingredient in the mix. This leaves no white cast and works well in place of moisturizer when I get out of the shower. I make sure not to accidentally get this anywhere above my chest though.Chemical sunscreens with similar ingredients and texture in other brands do bad things to the skin on my face and neck and burn like hell when I sweat or hit salt water. I don't have that problem elsewhere on my body so this is a nice alternative to some of the heavier sunscreens.

on 5/3/2013 2:25:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

Ended up using this (in an SPF 45) when my regular trusted sunscreen (L'oreal Ombrelle) was reformulated and was not cutting it anymore. This is a lovely sunscreen, not very greasy, absorbs quick, smells amazing and protected my extremely fair, sun burnt prone skin even when I spent the entire day on the beach in the sun. Would definitely repurchase.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 8/31/2012 4:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this sunscreen. It smells so great and I love that for the protection factor, it isn't thick and white. I hate sunscreen (usually at SPF 30 or higher) that is thick and turns my skin a whitish-purple. This definitely does not. I just took a trip to Hawaii and used this the whole time. I only slightly tanned and didn't burn at all.

Don't forget--you can't just put on sunscreen and jump in a pool or the ocean--you HAVE to apply a good 15 minutes before doing so otherwise it won't be effective.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I loooove this product. I tried the SPF 30 and loved that I could find the SPF 50.

It smells lovely, having a nice tropical scent, as opposed to the usual, stinky plastic chemical smell.

I have very oily skin, so even the SLIGHTEST bit of oil/grease in sunscreen makes me look like I've bathed in a vat of oil. I look THAT bad. Add heat, sun, and sweat to the mix, and I look awful.

This doesn't do that to me. I've worn it in cool weather and hot, blistering sun, and it feels like I haven't put much on at all. I've put it through repeated tests and I've been great. I get none of the burning.

I have literally tried every brand of sunscreen, from generic, house brand to Neutrogena, and THIS is the best. (I can't afford the super expensive stuff at Ulta or Sephora, so I never tried that... But with this, I don't need to.)

I usually hate cream sunscreens, but this is a winner for sure. I will not need to try anything else.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have this in spf 30, since there's isn't even a 10% protection difference between 30 and higher spf. You still have to apply them throughout the day, and they say at least a golf ball sized amount for your whole body. The average family should use two bottles in one day. That's kind of shocking... I cannot stand the chemical scent of sunscreens or the greasy feeling, so this is HG for me. It has the old school HT scent, but it's nowhere near as strong as it used to be back in the day. This absorbs and is nicely scented. I don't feel like I need to take a shower after using it, and it doesn't leave that film-feeling like most do. If you have dry skin, then go for the new lotion/spf formula.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 12/30/2011 1:40:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I put this on before I went to the pool and it burned the heck out of my skin. I tried to get it to stop burning but the only relief was to jump in to the pool... :'(

on 12/28/2011 8:04:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

Edit: Hawaiian Tropic does indeed test on animals. They belong to the Energizer Group who also distributes Banana Boat.

I am saddened by this, and won't repurchase, but still stand by my original review of the product itself with the exception of one more thing: in recent days the harsh Canadian winters have left my face a little more sensitive than usual. I'm finding that this sunscreen (which I'm using up) stings and turns my face a little red upon application. It goes away within 5 minutes, and I have not noticed breakouts, but maybe something to keep in mind for people in similar environments. I've removed 2 lippies for this.


This is my HG sunscreen for face and body. I have this in SPF 45, but have tried every SPF from 30 to 50 to even 70. None of them are heavy or greasy beyond reason.

I regularly use the SPF 45 one as I find it more than sufficient. I am terrified of tanning as I am already naturally fairly dark. The lotion itself is white and goes on perfectly colourless. I put a layer on after moisturizing and before foundation every morning. It takes one minute or so to sink in and then my face is primed for foundation. Its smooth finish is part of the reason as to why I love this so much! Makeup applies better and looks more polished when I use this sunscreen. I have never had problems with breakouts or burns in the summer. It's fairly waterproof as I have found less of a need for re-application during beach days. And as others have already mentioned, the smell (coconut) is absolutely delicious!

The price is higher than some drugstore sunscreen brands at about $14 for a 240mL bottle. However, it lasts forever since it spreads so easily, and its dependability cannot be disputed. I have been on the same bottle for over a year now. Also, Hawaiian Tropic does not test on animals, just another plus!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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