#FridayFavorite :: Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen, SPF 50+ Review

Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen, SPF 50+ Review :: Crappy Candle

What's This Thing ::
Cheap-ass sunscreen for the body. I got the SPF 50, but they also make it in SPF 30.

How I Found It ::
I heard about it via Jezebel's "Shit I Bought" column (Kara Brown), so I bought that shit. I loved that shit immediately.

Pros ::
Smells great, not greasy, high SPF. It's a light, water resistant sunscreen that is more like a regular, everyday body lotion. The bottle is a sturdier plastic, so it isn't likely to get squished and make a mess in a beach bag.

Cons ::
It isn't particularly moisturizing. Also, the silicone in my GoToob bottle sucked this stuff up like nothing I've seen before. The outside of the bottle smells like it now. (I recommend using a non-silicone travel container for this.)

Ideal for ::
People that want sun protection, but don't want to smell like a Komen for the Cure breast cancer walk.

Scent ::
Pina Colada. While some might associate pina colada with sunscreen, this one does not have that plastic-y sunscreen smell underneath it.

Acne Precautions ::
It doesn't irritate the skin on my body, but I don't recommend using it on the face because of the fragrance. If you want a cheap, water resistant face product, I've had luck with Neutrogena's Liquid Sunscreen.

Ingredients :: 
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.2%, Homosalate 7.0%, Octocrylene 4.2%

Inactive Ingredients: nactive Ingredients Water, Diisopropyl Adipate, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tapioca Starch, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Coco-Glucoside, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.

How I Use It ::
I use it whenever I know I'm going to be outside in the sun for more than about a half hour, especially if I know I won't have access to shade. (Despite my California upbringing, I hate the sun with the fire of a thousand burning Nosferatus.) Because it's not terribly moisturizing, I like to apply a heavier lotion at night for moisture, then use this stuff on sun dayz for protection.

For those prone to sunburns it could be worn daily, year-round, so long as you don't mind smelling like a tropical cocktail, year-round.

My Skin Type ::
I've got a dry, dusty, reptilian body with a tendency toward chest and back acne (wink, flirt).

Cost at Time of Writing This ::
$7.99 for 6 oz.

Where to Get It ::
It's a newer product, but I've seen it basically everywhere that sells sunscreen. (I got it at Target, but they also have it at CVS and on Amazon.)

Coordinates Well With ::
Cheap-ass Beach Pop Tent -- I don't have this thing yet, but it looks like it was made for me.


#FridayFavorite is my series on beauty + other fun products that I love and want to share with all my glamour reptiles. All products have been used extensively by me prior to reviewing. These are not sponsored reviews, but affiliate links may be used. (I'm very picky about my affiliate links. More information is here.)

#FridayFavorite :: Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen, SPF 50+ Review


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