Friday, May 13, 2016

REVIEW | Hello Kitty Mineral Sunscreen SPF45 (Australian Gold) description:
Safe and gentle mineral lotion formula that brings FUN to sun care!

Broad Spectrum SPF 45

  • Fragrance free
  • Extra gentle for delicate facial skin
  • Yomogi Extract - Considered Japanese "wonder herb" helps beautify skin and reduce sun damage
  • Butterfly Bush Extract - Native Chinese shrub with beautiful flowers provides photo-protective activity
  • Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • PABA free
Helps prevent sunburn.  If used as directed with other sun protection measures (see warnings), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.5% (Sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 4% (Sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Artemisia Princeps Extract (Yomogi), Buddleja Davidii Extract (Butterfly Bush), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Adipate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Methylcellulose, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Water, Xanthan Gum, May Contain Citric Acid, May Contain Sodium Hydroxide

Mineral sunscreen = Better for sensitive skin
Fragrance free

Strong white cast
Very hard to spread on face

$8 for 3 oz / 88 ml

I love any useful Hello Kitty products, but this one went back to the store. The sunscreen was impossible to spread on my face (although, on my hand it seemed ok) and took some effort to blend in. The "extracts" it claims to have definitely add nothing to the texture if they do anything at all. 
It might be an ok body sunscreen if your skin is moisturized with a slippery lotion, but there are way better facial sunscreens out there.
Mineral sunscreens are supposed to be better for sensitive skin since the physical active ingredients block the sun rays instead of absorbing them (as chemical active ingredients do), something to keep in mind when you shop for sunscreens. My favorite mineral sunscreen is the Cotz SPF 40 (review here) due to its oil controlling qualities.


Would I recommend it?

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