The Sunscreen Project, Part 24: ChapStick LipShield 365 SPF 50+

/ Monday, May 13, 2013 /
ChapStick LipShield 365, Skin Protectant/Sunscreen, SPF 50+
FTC: I paid for this product with my own money. I do not receive any compensation for this review.

Earlier this calendar year (think January-ish) I decided that a good investment for the summer would be a chapstick with SPF. As lips are definitely susceptible to lip cancer and they are very important, I decided to go for a product with a HIGH SPF factor. Thus, when I saw a nice little display at the front of Randalls one auspicious day, I decided to go for it. Dollar bin box!

Ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Dimethicone 1.5%, Homosalate 6%, Octinoxate 6.5%, Octisalate 4.5%, Oxybenzone 5%

Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Butylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Castor Oil Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Collodial Silicon Dioxide, Diethylhexyl 2, 6 Naphthalate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly (C6 14 Olefin), Isopropyl Myristate, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Methylparaben, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Paraffin, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Sorbeth 2 Hexaoleate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sucralose, Titanium Dioxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ubiquinone, Vitamin E Acetate, White Wax

Now that I've used this product for about 1 month, I decided it was a good time to review it.

Pros:

  • Good protection against UVA and UVB rays
  • SPF 50+, so very high protection (98+% of rays covered)
  • Coconut smell
  • Slightly sweet taste
  • Glides on smoothly and clearly
  • Moisturizing
  • Contains vitamin E, humectant products, flower extracts 
Cons:
  • Has oxybenzone (for those who are worried about it)
  • Has organic sunscreen ingredients (for those who are worried about them)
  • Isn't long-lasting: have to keep on re-applying
I personally think a chapstick with spf is a good investment for the summer, in fact, for the entire year.  This product definitely is affordable ($1-$2 at most drugstores and supermarkets), gets the job done, and is nice-feeling and smelling at the same time. For those who want a more permanent application without frequent reapplication needed, I would suggest another product.



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