Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 30 Plus Sunblock -- 4 fl oz
New Formula Not As Good
Last year I would have given this sunscreen 5 stars - I liked it so much I made it a point to order again. The active ingredients have changed from 5% zinc oxide and 4% titanium dioxide to 5% of both, but is the inactive ingredients, the scent and the consistency that have changed the most. The scent is not unpleasant now but it smelled great before and while it was easy to dispense and apply to your skin before it actually runs out of the tube now - even when it is laying on it's side. I have shaken and kneaded the tube just in case there was some separation of the product but no change - it really is that bad. I gave it 3 stars only because it is still supposed to be reef friendly and it should still give sun protection provided it doesn't run off your skin first. You could mix it with a thicker unscented sunscreen and I think it would work but that's something you shouldn't need to do.
April 12, 2014
Perfect mix of ingredients- safe and effective.
This product is very easy to apply and will not leave you too white from the zinc oxide. Doesn't last as long as other surf sunscreens, so it you are going to be out long I would apply often and use something a bit more water proof for the face.
September 17, 2013
This product leaves a light film of white ashy or calky residue on any skin. You won't see this residue until 30-60mins after application. It doesn't come off easy either. Don't buy, don't use. don't Bother.
May 16, 2011
Very pure, good job protecting in the sun. I got this because it keeps it's waterproofing in the water and does not use chemicals. One issue: you are white tinted from the zinc. To be expected with mineral based products.
May 6, 2011
a good mineral sunscreen - used while in hawaii
i bought this sunscreen as part of of my arsenal for hawaii and i really like it. my husband used it as well. it is greasy, but we didn't mind since we using it for the beach anyway. i does leave a white cast so i wouldn't recommend for everyday usage. this is a mineral sunscreen so it doesn't have the gross chemicals blockers of almost every other sunscreen so i appreciated that. i think it is exactly the same product as "surf-vival", just packaged differently.
May 3, 2010