Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Creme Lotion

I am a very, very pale person, so I sunburn very easily.  Fortunately I live in Seattle, where sun exposure is pretty much limited to a few months per year. But that time of year is coming up, so I've been getting the sunblock out of my cabinet and putting it on myself and the kids before we head out to play.

Thanks to SheSpeaks, I have a new product to use this summer- the Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Creme Lotion. And I love it!  This is one of a bunch of new products available from Hawaiian Tropic this summer- there are also new lotions and sprays and a variety of SPF levels available. SPF 50 is about right for my family though!

Here's some information from the Hawaiian Tropic website:
Indulge and protect your skin with our line of Skin Beauty Protection products. Rich, creamy formulas infused with an exotic blend of flora and fruit extracts provide your skin with optimal coverage. Now with our new and improved signature tropical coconut scent!
Features & Benefits:
NEW indulgent crème form!
NEW exotic coconut scent!
• Formulated with our patented SunSure® Technology
   - Tested in the natural sunlight!
   - Less chemical sunscreens
   - Advanced UVA Protection
• Very water resistant
• Oil-free & non-greasy

I really like this sunscreen a lot. The smell is very subtle, so I didn't feel like I was walking around in a big cloud of coconut sunscreen aroma.  But it's strong enough to make me feel like summer is really here! I also really enjoyed how thick the product was, that made it easy to apply, both to myself and to my wiggly kids. It rubbed in fairly easily, despite being thick, and didn't leave any greasy residue on my skin. I even used it on my face under my makeup this morning and didn't have any problems. The first time I put it on, I pushed the dispensing button a little too hard, so be careful not to do that, else you'll end up with more lotion to deal with than you want! 

So, if you're heading out in the sun this summer, definitely check out the new line of Creme Lotions from Hawaiian Tropic!

Disclosure: Thanks to SheSpeaks and Hawaiian Tropic, I received sample packets and a bottle of this product to try for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.