Hey y’all! Happy Monday to everyone. Unfortunately, this weekend I did not get my sun, sand, and saltwater. I got sick and was unable to go out on the boat. I did get to go to a local event on Saturday. We have this beer festival at our local zoo called “Brew at the Zoo.” You pay for the event and get a small beer mug to sample the different brew masters that are there.
I did not sample much because it was packed and I wasn’t in a beer mood. So, I stuck to cider and was only able to get 3 different kinds; Woodchuck, Stella Artois, and Original Sin. The Woodchuck sweet is AMAZING. I wanted more but they ran out fast, and once its gone, its gone. Stella Artois Cidre wasn’t too bad, if there was nothing else I would drink it. Original Sin was DISGUSTING. I took one sip and found a garbage can to pour the rest out. It tasted like spoiled champagne. Yuck. Overall, it was a good night. I did leave early because we were planning on going fishing the next day but y’all already know how that went.
Anyway, today we are talking about the Bare Republic Natural Mineral Sunscreen for the face by Coola. I had seen this product in Target a long time ago and wanted to try it but decided to hold off until the summer. Plus, living in South Florida, you automatically own a crap ton of sunscreen. Also, this stuff is 30 SPF and that is low in my opinion because I usually apply 50 SPF or higher to my face. I know, I know, anything after 30 SPF is pointless.
It is a small squeeze tube that feels rubbery smooth. It is the perfect travel size, it actually says “TSA Approved Size” on the back too. It has a snap cap with a small hole in the top for the product to come out of.
I will say you have to be a little careful because the top can get a little messy if you don’t clean it properly after each use but it is a small price to pay.
This is the smaller bottle, 1.7 fl oz, to be exact. It is $14.99, which to me is a little pricey for sunscreen. I usually use the Neutrogena Age Shield Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 110 that is $10.99 for 3 fl oz. That is a little more reasonable but I can honestly say I would spend the extra money on the Bare Republic.
It is of course a white sunscreen. It is not thick or gooey. This is the perfect consistency for a face sunscreen. The cool thing about this stuff it is NOT GREASY! It dries down into a beautiful powder. Make up lovers rejoice, this stuff it PERFECT to use under your make up to make sure you are protected from the sun and your make up won’t slide at all. This doesn’t have the typical sunscreen smell. It has a light scent that disappears instantly but the website describes it as “Natural Coconut Vanilla.” I normally can’t stand coconut but the vanilla masks it because I couldn’t detect it.
Titanium Dioxide- 3.2%, Zinc Oxide- 1.7% Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil*, Alcohol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil*, Algae Extract*, Allyl Heptoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dodecane, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract*, Gamma Decalactone, Gamma Octalactone, Gamma- Nonalactone, Glycerin*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Heliotropine, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Raspberry Ketone, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin *Certified Organic Ingredients – From the website.
Love is an understatement. This stuff is amazing. It is absolutely perfect to wear underneath your make up. Another huge plus is the fact that this stuff is cruelty free. I am so happy that I tried this product. I just wish they sold it in a bigger tube because I am going to go through this stuff like water. If you are looking for a new face sunscreen, run to the store and get this stuff. Have a wonderful day!
– ♥ Lindsey