Who Is Sun Bum?
What I love about Sun Bum is their continual focus on providing sun protection products that are high quality and are curated from a closet-knit, small company based in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Their products are also tested, approved, and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. This foundation is the only international organization that is devoted solely to the education, prevention, & treatment of skin cancer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers up a product finder tool [find it >here<]; this unique online tool allows you to search & filter by category type (examples: moisturizer, clothing, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, & more!), SPF level, Seal Type (i.e. Active or Daily Use), Application Method (i.e. cream, gel, spray, stick, etc.), and then by brand. You can find several of Sun Bum's products in the Skin Cancer Foundation product finder :)
Sun Bum sets themselves apart in other ways too! All of their products feature the highest possible Water Resistance rating of 80 minutes and they base their formulations in real science. Parasol 1789 is a good example of this science as this ingredient included in Sun Bum products, provides full spectrum UVA protection. Sun Bum items are curated with paraben-free, oil & PABA-free, & hypoallergenic formulas too! Want to know more? Get the lowdown on 3 of my fav Sun Bum products, below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
SPF 50 Original Sunscreen Lotion
I've tired Sun Bum products in the past and loved them, so I had a feeling I would love this classic formula that contains a high SPF of 50. I was definitely right as I noticed from the first application that I kept me from burning. I have ultra sensitive and fair skin, which also means that I burn quite easily. It also doesn't have an annoying or over-powering scent, but a nice & light summery scent that won't irritate either.
This formula absorbs well into the skin and contains Vitamin E, Parasol 1789, and it's water-resistant for up to 80 minutes too! If your a vegan fan, this is the perfect choice to you as well since this product is 100 % Vegan :) Plus, Sun Bum's SPF 50 Original Sunscreen Lotion is formulated without parabens, glutens, PABA, or oils- it won't clog your pores and it's great for sensitive skin since it's hypoallergenic as well!
SPF 50 Clear Zinc Oxide
If you prefer a Zinc Oxide formula, this is the way to go! It's super affordable, gluten & alcohol-free, Vitamin E enriched, and disappears once it's applied. This is perfect for applying to sensitive areas, like your face & neck :) Packed with Aloe, it offers up a cooling & soothing sensation when applied. The easy-to-use container makes this a great item to take with you on-the-go too!
What I like in particular about this product, is that its great for applying in sensitive areas like my face, without causing irritation & breakouts. Plus, it smells light & pleasant- with a light & creamy texture that absorbs easily into the skin as it disappears! At just around $10, that makes this item a fantastic deal ;)
Beach Formula Shine On
Although pictured last in my fav items recommended from Sun Bum today, this is my fav item out of all 3. I'm a big fan of sun protection products that are designed specifically for your hair and that has to do in part with the fact that there just aren't that many out there :0
The few products that I have come across turn out to be the opposite of what I'm looking for: I don't want a product that weighs down my hair or leaves it looking & feeling greasy. Plus, I want it to actually work- otherwise...what's the point in using it?!
Sun Bum's Beach Formula Shine On hits it right on the mark for me :) It doesn't leave my hair looking or feeling yucky and instead leaves it feeling shiny and healthy. The uniquely-designed pump action nozzle means you can easily get out the needed amount between your palms, rub them together for a couple of seconds to warm up the formula, and then apply on your entire hair.
You will end up with manageability, brilliant shine, & great smelling hair ;) It won't leave an oil residue behind- which is quite impressive, considering that it's packed full of healthy oils like: pure Coconut oil, Argan oil, Sweet Almond oil, Sunflower Seed oil, & Banana Leaf! I'm DEF in LOVE with this product = 5 STARS *****