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Beauty Review: Sun Bum SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion and After Sun Lotion


What It Is:

As part of the range from sunscreen line Sun Bum, the brand’s SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion claims to be a dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic product which will not clog the pores. The sunscreen states that it will protect the skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, while also moisturizing the skin, offering anti-aging benefits and guarding against free radical damage due to the antioxidant Vitamin E in its formula.

Meanwhile, Sun Bum’s Cool Down Moisturizing After Sun Lotion claims to hydrate and nourish the skin cells after sun exposure. The after sun lotion is made with a mixture of aloe, Vitamin E and cocoa butter. It also states that it will extend the life of a tan, along with soothing the skin from painful sunburns and windburns. It claims to moisturize the skin, protecting it from chafing, itchiness and the effects of dry or damaged skin.

Both of the products are also said to be gluten-free, 100 per cent vegan safe and free of alcohol.

What We Thought:

Before stepping out on sunny day, we applied Sun Bum’s SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion. At first whiff, the product has a harsh, almost tropical scent which lingers once it is rubbed into the skin. For skincare addicts who prefer lighter scents or unscented products, the heady, strong fragrance may not be a winning choice.

However, the sunscreen managed to moisturize our skin during a day in the great outdoors. While some sunscreen lotions bring on the SPF protection but leave the skin feeling dry and in need of a body treatment, Sun Bum’s offering luckily offered a hint of hydration and even protection from the sun’s rays.

Fifteen minutes after sun exposure, we then tried the Cool Down lotion to wrap up our sun care regime. Like the SPF 30 lotion, the powerful fragrance packs quite a punch once it is first applied to the skin. Thankfully, it did leave our skin feeling moisturized and smooth after we came indoors from the sun.

Pro: Both products left us with nourished, soft skin. The SPF 30 lotion offered even protection against sunburns, while the Cool Down lotion was hydrating.

Con: The strong fragrances may not agree with those who have sensitive noses or prefer lightly scented skincare buys.

Photos: Sun Bum 

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