Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

Upon opening my Summer VoxBox from Influenster my eyes immediately took to the perfect purse-size sample bottle of Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen.
When it comes to summertime sun protection, Hawaiian Tropic is no doubt synonymous for the beauty and budget conscious among us. I know I'm drawn to their incredibly vast array of products from sunscreen to sunless tanning to lip care- Here is the low-down on their newest product- Available in SPF 12, 30 and 50, Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen's ultra hydrating silk ribbons wrap your skin in broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection and promise luxurious moisturization for 12 hours! So to say I was enthused to try the newest addition to their diverse lineup is a massive understatement!

I pulled it out, admiring the swirl of the orange and cream lotion ribbons, which immediately made me crave a Creamsicle, haha- Smoothed my hand over the bottle, taking note of how silky they made the packaging, a perfect compliment to its name- And took the cap off for...

Moment of Truth No. 1-

The Scent: Formulated with shea butter and aloe leaf juice- No stranger to skin care products, Hawaiian Tropic adds papaya, passion flower, guava and plumeria extracts to the mix- All of the above melding to create one intoxicating scent. A hint like sunscreen, but not at all overpowering. It smells to me like a more sweet and floral shea butter lotion than anything. Light and perfect for hours under the Summer sun! I love it! Next it was time for...

Moment of Truth No. 2-

The Feel: The smooth exterior of its bottle was a dead giveaway to what those yummy ribbons of silk proteins had in store! So smooth! It glides on easily, absorbing into your skin without leaving even a hint of stickiness behind, so you're left with very hydrated, silky, touchable skin- And the tiny bit of mica that it contains leaves you with just the right amount of glow to catch the sunlight.

Of course, now that I had slathered it all over my arms, it was time to put it to the test!

Moment of Truth No. 3-

The Efficacy: Since it was just on my arms and decollete, and this was a bit of a spontaneous first-run with the lotion sunscreen, I opted to just put the top down on my Beetle Convertible and go for a nice long drive, sun a-blazin' down on my arms. I cruised around one of the two lakes in this area before heading downtown to cruise around that one as well. I could feel the heat, but wasn't turning the usual bright pink that I usually do (in about 3.4 nanoseconds, mind you). When I got back home I could see the sun exposure written all over my face, because I hadn't thought to put a little tinted moisturizer with SPF on my face before heading out, haha...but my arms and decollete still looked unscathed :) Does it live up to 12 hour claim for moisturization? Well, I didn't whip out the stopwatch on this one, but I also took serious note of how soft and hydrated my skin continued to feel after use.

Reapplication is always key when using sunscreen and this is one product that will leave you wanting to apply it more, simply because it just feels and smells so good!

This is an excellent product that has a permanent place on my bathroom shelf and in my beach bag! 
Hawaiian Tropic raises the bar once again!

*I received this product compliments of Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

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