Review of Lavanila Sunscreen
LAVANILA Laboratories “The Healthy Sun Screen” SPF 40
Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and friends. Are any of you picky when it comes to sun screen? Do you wear sun screen? Along with moisturizers, sun screens are tricky for me as well. Either it’s the texture that rubs me the wrong way, or it just doesn’t perform how I would like it to. I’ve used this sun screen from LAVANILA Laboratories for over a month and half, and I have to say, I’m a bit on the fence with this one. I’ll later explain why.
LAVANILA Laboratories “The Healthy Sun Screen” goes for about $28USD online. This sun screen comes in a squeeze tube which is always a plus because who likes to dip their fingers in a tub, right? This tube holds 1.8 ounces (or 51 grams) of product. The tube comes sealed (as you see in the image), so you know it hasn’t been tampered with, another plus.
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide7.5%; Zinc Oxide5.0%
Other Ingredients: Allantoin (vegetable), Aloe BarbadensisLeaf Juice, Alpha Tocopherol (vitamin E), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Capric caprylic triglycerides(coconut oil), cetyl alcohol, ethyl hexyl palmitate (palm oil), ethyl hexyl glycerine(plant-based preservatives), glycerin, glyceryl stearate, green tea extract, hyaluronicacid, jojoba oil, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni Juice), Panthenol (provitamin B), Phenethyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (vegetable glycerin/palm oil), Sodium PCA (amino acid), Vanilla Planifolia Extract
The sun screen itself is an opaque white cream that spreads fairly easily on to the skin. As you start to massage the cream into your skin, the cream slowly emulsifies into a thinner, slick texture. Now, let’s talk about how this sits on the skin. If you are someone who doesn’t like to see any type of residual product left on the skin, this is not the sun screen for you. It didn’t matter much or little product I applied on my skin, this sun screen leaves a ghostly white cast. Even after about 3-5 minutes of waiting the cream to settle, you still see a bit of on the face. It just kind of sits on top your skin for a while. Which leaves me to another thing, this cream doesn’t work too well with other skin care products. Even when using the tiniest amount, if I were to layer it with – let’s say, a facial serum, the sun screen would start to ball up.
Disregarding the white cast it gives and its inability to work well with other skin care products, I did like how it made my skin look – especially during drier days. It gives this nice dewy, healthy look to the skin. So if you’re someone who has a dry skin type, you should give this a try, because it hydrates well. During the time using this cream, I did experience some flare ups. They weren’t too horrible for me and went away after a few days, but just in case, do a small test first to see if you get a reaction before applying it all over your face.
All in all, was this a bad product? No. Is this something I would recommend? I can’t say. Even though I don’t hate it, I don’t care much for it either. This is something that you’ll have to try out for yourself to see if it works or not.
Disclosure: This Product was sent to me by the Company for a Review. I am not financially compensated and all the opinions posted here are my own.