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REVIEW┊ Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++

REVIEW┊ Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++

Though we are nearing the end of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, SPF should be on everyone's mind (and face + body!) The Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ has been the one that got me through this summer with NO sunburns and NO clogged pores. If the fact that more than 90% of the signs of aging are caused by the sun doesn't scare you, how about skin cancer being the most common cancer in the US? That's pretty frightening for my US readers... X.x


The Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen provides broad spectrum (UVA+ UVB ray protection) for face and body in an oil-free, non-comedogenic lotion. This moisturizing, lightweight, and fast absorbing formula is ideal for daytime. It's also cruelty-free--yay! 


The active ingredients are 15% homosalate (UVB), 7% octocrylene (UVB + stabilizer for avobenzone), 5% octisalate (UVB), and 3% avobenzone (UVA). For those of you who are worried about avobenzone in the formula, Paula's Choice has a wonderful article to help ease those worries. 

There's two sizes available. There's the smaller 2.4 oz/71 ml for $19 USD ($7.92 USD per oz) and the larger 18 oz for $48 USD ($2.67 USD per oz). 


It has quite a lot of emollients which is good for keeping the skin hydrated. There are a couple of oils at the end that can be irritating for some people, like orange peel oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, lemon peel oil, geranium maculatum oil, and basil oil so I'd get a sample and patch test in an inconspicuous place before buying the full size. For the record, I have been using this since the beginning of August and I haven't had any adverse reactions to this product so far *knocks on wood*. 
REVIEW┊ Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ ingredients list


The packaging for the smaller 2.4 oz is in a tube. Since I had never tried this out before, I wanted to get the smaller one and it seemed more convenient to take with me to reapply throughout the day as compared to the huge pump bottle. I haven't had problems with the cap twisting off randomly. The cap securely fits the tube but I have found leakage around the opening of the tube. It feels like I'm wasting product but I just make sure to wipe it clean before I screw the cap back on.


The formula is quite liquidy compared to other sunscreens I've tried. When I say liquidy, I mean so liquidy that it runs out like water. When I first unscrewed the cap and tilted it over to squeeze the tube, it just ran out so quickly. I would be very careful when using this and tilt the tube carefully. 

True to it's claim, it is lightweight and very moisturizing. I have combination skin on the oilier side. This was a bit too moisturizing for my tastes. It left me very shiny--I almost always have to powder or blot my face to remove some of the shine. It's sticky so my hair and whatever else floats by my face that day will surely stick to it, necessitating the powder to prevent that from happening. This doesn't do anything for oil control and might actually add to it. This can be a good or bad thing for me depending on what I feel like that day. On days I wear liquid foundation, I like that it's on the more moisturizing side because it keeps my skin from drying out throughout the day. On days where I want to only wear sunscreen, it's a burden to add a powder foundation or blotting papers to take down the shine I get with this. Since we're heading into fall and winter here, I think this will work a lot better for my skin then. 


It doesn't have the typical sunscreen smell, which I appreciate. It does have a citrus-y scent that isn't unpleasant or remind me of Pine-Sol. Once on my face, I don't detect any lingering smell whatsoever.


Since the formula is so runny, I hold the bottle with cap side up and then screw off the top. I tilt the bottle over carefully to dispense about a US quarter- to a US half dollar-size amount of product for my face, neck, and ears. Sometimes I have too much product, which I then proceed to use down my decolletage and shoulders. It's quite easy to rub in, even when I have too much product (can't say that for my zinc oxide + titanium dioxide sunscreens!). It doesn't give a white cast whatsoever but I don't know how it fares in flash photography. 


Since it's colorless, I'm not too sure how to record this. Let's just say that the hydration lasts for more than the two hours that you're supposed to reapply. Since it's so sticky, the thought of reapplication is not pleasant. I haven't been outside all day to necessitate reapplication (pretty much just walking to class or to the mall all summer) but I haven't burned at all this summer. I do have a light to medium skintone and don't normally burn (I tan more often) so take that with a grain of salt. 

It does state that this product is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so this would be good for swimming at the pool or splashing at the beach.


Price-wise, I thought it was a good deal. When I did the math, a lot of the ones I found in the drugstore were actually more expensive per oz as compared to the Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen. For example, the Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 retails for $13.99 USD for 1.7 oz ($8.23USD per oz). The only thing is, it's quite runny so I think I'll run out of it a lot sooner than the Neutrogena, Aveeno, and the Cetaphil I used to use before this one. Good thing I got a backup!


I'd repurchase it. It's a good deal and can be used on the face and body. Next time, I think I'd get the huge 18 oz pump bottle as that would be more cost-effective. I apply my sunscreens religiously, rain or shine. I think that physical sunscreens last longer and my skin and prevent me from tanning (not that I oppose tanning but I tan unevenly so I'm a patchwork of different skin colors right now) but they are so hard to apply and leave a white cast that makes me feel self-conscious. Synthetic sunscreens are hassle-free and aesthetically more pleasing (though that shouldn't be factor but call me vain!). 



SEPHORA | Buy (individual tube/bottle) | Buy (a set that contains day cream, serum, full size sunscreen, and lip balm in a cute pouch)

REVIEW┊ Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++
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but here you go for those who are curious!
Let me know what are some of your summertime essentials! 
Also, if you have a sunscreen perfect for combination skin 
that produces a ton of oil like there's no tomorrow that I should try next, 
don't hesitate to let me know down below.

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