09.08.2016
1472
Sun Spray Lotion SPF 30
8 fl. oz. for $15.95
Expert Rating
Community Rating (8)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:09.08.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

With any sunscreen, a key factor in ensuring consumers use it and will want to reapply is how the product feels once set. Unfortunately, this issue rears its head in an unpleasant way, making Sun Spray Lotion SPF 30 a water-resistant sunscreen we suspect you'll want to avoid!

The spray-on lotion formula initially feels light, and is capable of providing broad spectrum protection. It's easy to apply and blend but once this sets, wow—and not wow in a good way! Unlike most water-resistant sunscreens, Sun Spray Lotion SPF 30 feels unusually sticky! This effect will discourage liberal application and reapplication—keys to ensuring your skin stays protected when outdoors.

The stickiness eventually softens to what we'd consider an annoying tackiness (trying to apply more causes a dragging sensation on skin), but there's no reason to put up with a sunscreen that feels like this when there are so many that don't—and you'll find them on our list of Best Water-Resistant Sunscreens.

Pros:
  • Provides broad spectrum sun protection.
  • Easy to use sprayer mechanism with convenient lock feature.
  • Contains plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants.
Cons:
  • Leaves a sticky, tacky "you're definitely wearing sunscreen" feel on skin.
  • The lingering, unusually tacky finish could discourage liberal application (and reapplication).
Community Reviews
Claims
Our Sun Spray Lotion is convenient and easy to apply – great for kids, too! Sun Spray Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 is a remarkably effective sunscreen easily dispensed from a unique trigger spray. This creamy lotion offers broad spectrum SPF 30 protection that is water resistant. Best of all, our trigger has a locking mechanism to avoid unwanted S.I.T.s (squirts in transport). What’s more, Kiss My Face procures non-nano minerals for use in our sunscreens.
Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Avobenzone 3.00%. Other Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Olivate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Water
Brand Overview

Kiss My Face At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; generous sizes; some very good sunscreens, occasional use of antioxidants without troublesome plant extracts; some fragrance-free products.

Weaknesses: Nearly all products contain one or more problematic plant extracts or volatile plant oils; the Obsessively Organic line is a dud; no products to treat acne or lighten skin discolorations; several bar soaps; no reliable AHA or BHA products; irritating toners; problematic self-tanner.

Lining the shelves of many health food stores and the "natural" skin-care aisles of quite a few national grocery store chains is this sweetly named line of skin-care products. Similar to competitor Burt's Bees (where Burt himself sold handmade products out of the back of his pickup truck), the owners of Kiss My Face are also vegetarians. (What does dietary preference have to do with skin care? We don't know, but it's mentioned several times in the information about this company.) Also similar to Burt's Bees, the founders of Kiss My Face started on a farm and took their products and concept to the big city, where it was well received.

Of course, the farm setting juxtaposed with the urban success speaks to the company's desire to maintain their natural image, despite using several ingredients that aren't natural in the least. If anything, many of the natural ingredients Kiss My Face chooses are a problem for skin because they cause irritation. Even more upsetting is that they do so without exerting a benefit. The company claims to use the latest scientific research mixed with the best nature has to offer, saying that doesn't leave any room for "unnecessary chemical additives," but there is a lot of research about all kinds of ingredients, natural and synthetic, that indicates they are excellent for skin. Kiss My Face must be doing some inadequate or extremely limited research.

What Kiss My Face lacks is a product range that keeps up with state-of-the-art options from neighboring lines in the mass market. We are leery of any skin-care company that claims to be using the latest research and yet sells sunscreens without reliable UVA protection, toners with irritants, and far more bar soaps, which are also a problem for skin, than water-soluble cleansers. Again, what research are they using? Although the natural slant here is more a front than factual, there are some winning products to consider, and the price point is very attractive, as is the simple packaging. Shopping Kiss My Face carefully can result in some great beauty bargains.

For more information about Kiss My Face, call 845-360-2060 or visit www.kissmyface.com.

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Kiss My Face At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; generous sizes; some very good sunscreens, occasional use of antioxidants without troublesome plant extracts; some fragrance-free products.

Weaknesses: Nearly all products contain one or more problematic plant extracts or volatile plant oils; the Obsessively Organic line is a dud; no products to treat acne or lighten skin discolorations; several bar soaps; no reliable AHA or BHA products; irritating toners; problematic self-tanner.

Lining the shelves of many health food stores and the "natural" skin-care aisles of quite a few national grocery store chains is this sweetly named line of skin-care products. Similar to competitor Burt's Bees (where Burt himself sold handmade products out of the back of his pickup truck), the owners of Kiss My Face are also vegetarians. (What does dietary preference have to do with skin care? We don't know, but it's mentioned several times in the information about this company.) Also similar to Burt's Bees, the founders of Kiss My Face started on a farm and took their products and concept to the big city, where it was well received.

Of course, the farm setting juxtaposed with the urban success speaks to the company's desire to maintain their natural image, despite using several ingredients that aren't natural in the least. If anything, many of the natural ingredients Kiss My Face chooses are a problem for skin because they cause irritation. Even more upsetting is that they do so without exerting a benefit. The company claims to use the latest scientific research mixed with the best nature has to offer, saying that doesn't leave any room for "unnecessary chemical additives," but there is a lot of research about all kinds of ingredients, natural and synthetic, that indicates they are excellent for skin. Kiss My Face must be doing some inadequate or extremely limited research.

What Kiss My Face lacks is a product range that keeps up with state-of-the-art options from neighboring lines in the mass market. We are leery of any skin-care company that claims to be using the latest research and yet sells sunscreens without reliable UVA protection, toners with irritants, and far more bar soaps, which are also a problem for skin, than water-soluble cleansers. Again, what research are they using? Although the natural slant here is more a front than factual, there are some winning products to consider, and the price point is very attractive, as is the simple packaging. Shopping Kiss My Face carefully can result in some great beauty bargains.

For more information about Kiss My Face, call 845-360-2060 or visit www.kissmyface.com.