Looking for an easy to use and easy to carry sunscreen? Or are you looking for a sunscreen that feels light, not greasy, and not tacky yet can effectively cover your face? Then you’re on the right page, read this Hello Sunny Essence Sun Stick Fresh review and you may end up switching to this.
The Banila Co. Hello Sunny Essence Sun Stick glides smoothly on the skin, has a matte finish and it feels cool on the skin too. It also has a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Cooling on the skin.
Perfect for those with oily skin.
It's also really easy to carry.
Not for dry skin.
WHAT IS IT?
The Hello Sunny Essence Sun Stick Fresh has an SPF50+ PA++++. This non-greasy sunscreen essential is the ultimate shield from free radical and oxidative damage, thanks to its powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
It comes in a sleek twist stick that can be mistaken for a deodorant. But it only weights 18.5g and small enough to fit in your purses. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
Apply as the last part of your morning skincare routine, after moisturizer. Simply twist the stick and glide onto the skin. May also be used on shoulders, arms, and legs.
FORMULA & TEXTURE
It has a matte finish and feels a little cooling on the skin. It’s lightweight, non-tacky, and non-greasy. It’s a fast and mess-free application.
I was hesitating on getting this at first fearing it might be greasy or tacky because this is a physical sunscreen, but it isn’t! The Hello Sunny Essence Sun Stick glides smoothly on the skin yet it has a matte finish and it feels quite cool on the skin too. So it also helps to prevent my skin to look oily. But the icing to the cake is that this has a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. But if you have dry skin, you may want to try their Glow or Aqua variants instead.
If you read my post about powder sunscreen, I mentioned in there that you need something that will fully cover your skin, that’s why choose a broad-spectrum option that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation and a high SPF such as SPF50+ to keep your complexion even, prevent premature aging, and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
I read one negative review of this product in an online store, and the reviewer said this gave her a sunburn because “it doesn’t have enough protection and doesn’t get absorbed by the skin.” Well, it is true that it doesn’t get absorbed by the skin because this is a physical sunscreen, not a chemical sunscreen (you can read about the difference here). And this is also not waterproof, so every time you get wet or sweat, you really need to reapply.
Another common concern with a sunscreen stick is hygiene. Of course, you directly glide it on your skin and you will reapply. A product like that can cause you to break out. So every after use, I get a tissue and wipe off the top. And I never experienced a breakout. I brought this on my trip to Japan, and it was so convenient!