08.08.2016
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Shine On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
0.14 fl. oz. for $22
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Last Updated:08.08.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

First, the good news: Shine On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 succeeds in its mission to provide broad-spectrum sun protection as a clear topcoat for your lipstick. Where it falters is its potent cooling/tingly sensation, which lasts for at least a couple of hours. This tingling is a sign lips are being irritated, not well cared-for.

The prime offending ingredient, menthone glycerin acetal, is a constituent of peppermint known to have an irritating, sensitizing effect on skin. (See More Info for the full scoop on the short and long-term repercussions.) We were also slightly annoyed by how the minty taste ended up mixing with whatever we were drinking, adding unwanted flavor.

While we appreciate the easy-to-use lip brush and antioxidants for anti-aging benefits, the potential irritancy issue is too major to overlook. That's a shame considering the in-part avobenzone sunscreen provides reliable UV protection, which essential for keeping lips in tip-top shape.

There aren't many glosses/topcoats offering reliable broad spectrum SPF, but here's one to consider instead.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection as a clear topcoat lipstick.
  • Contains beneficial antioxidants.
Cons:
  • Potent tingly sensation is an indicator of skin irritation.
  • Minty-ness imparts unwanted flavor to beverages.
More Info:

Irritation, whether you see it on the surface of your skin or not, causes inflammation and as a result impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your skin needs to stay young. For this reason, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known skin irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients. Fragrance-free is the best way for all skin types to go for all skin types (Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2008 & American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003)

The sneaky part about irritation is that research has demonstrated that you don't always need to see it or feel it for your skin to suffer damage, and that damage may remain hidden for a long time (Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2008).

Community Reviews
Claims
Shine-On Lip Screen SPF 50 contains antioxidant-rich grape polyphenols and sunflower seed oil to transform your favorite lip color into a protective UV shield—defending lips from dehydration and photoaging. The clear topcoat allows your base color to show through, highlighting it with a soft shine and water-resistant finish.
Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%). Other: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polyester-7, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lauryl Lactate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyester-8, Tribehenin, Phenoxyethanol, Trihydroxystearin, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Diethylhexyl , Polybutene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysilicone-15, Octyldodecanol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Benzoic Acid, Tocotrienols, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract.

Brand Overview

Strengths: All products offer broad spectrum sun protection as an added anti-aging benefit; majority of the products have non-greasy textures that easily absorb into skin; formulas are rated SPF 20 or greater.

Weaknesses: A preservative known to be sensitizing is present in a few of the products; several of the formulas contain potentially irritating fragrant plant extracts; Acai Fusion Lip Balm doesn’t actually contain acai.

OK, we have to get the confusion out of the way up front. The name “Supergoop!” sounds like it could be a line of hairstyling products, right? Not even close: Supergoop! is a company selling sun care products!

According to their Website: “We wanted to create a sunscreen that people actually enjoyed using so we created Supergoop! as a fun way to deliver a serious message. Supergoop! has a playful name—just try and say it without smiling— but tries to instill the importance of using UV protection every single day. The name also appeals to children, which is important because we want people to begin healthy sun habits starting from a young age.”

Alright, we can get behind that. The folks behind this brand are absolutely right that daily sunscreen use is a must for all ages.  Protecting skin from damaging UV rays is the best way to prevent skin cancer as well as keeping skin looking young, smooth, even, and healthy for as long as possible.

Supergoop! also stresses that anything that emits heat (your hair dryer, nail-drying lamps, etc.) also emits infrared-a radiation (IRA) which can wreak havoc on skin by forming free radicals that deteriorate collagen. We can’t confirm that your blow dryer or flat iron is causing you to age (in all likelihood that’s not the case), but certainly pollution in the air is of more concern. Either way, to combat external causes of aging, it’s important to supply skin with ingredients that can offset the damage, and Supergoop! does just that by including antioxidants in their formulas. Unfortunately, they don’t always use a high concentration of them, but some is better than none. Still, this isn’t an inexpensive line, so you’re well within reason to expect more than just a dusting of antioxidants.

We appreciate that Supergoop! strives to produce sunscreens whose lightweight, non-greasy textures easily absorb into skin and don’t feel like traditional sunscreens. Such pleasing textures mean people will be more likely to apply sunscreen on a daily basis (sun protection only works if you remember to use it). In that respect, Supergoop! succeeds brilliantly. The majority of their products feel weightless and have either a quick dry-down or pleasantly smooth absorption. Now that’s a nice change of pace from your run-of-the-mill sunscreens!

The one claim they fail to live up to with multiple products is formulating with non-irritating ingredients. The line wants you to know their products do NOT contain parabens, oxybenzone, or synthetic fragrances, yet several Supergoop! products contain ingredients you should be concerned about due to their documented potential to irritate skin. Irritation is bad for skin whether the ingredients are natural or synthetic.

Specific to parabens, research has made it abundantly clear that parabens are safe as used but tells a different story about fragrant plant oils such as eucalyptus and lemon oils—both ingredients Supergoop! does use, seemingly without knowledge of how they could hurt skin.

To further clarify, oxybenzone and parabens are nothing to be afraid. Still, we realize that many consumers have been led to believe that those ingredients are bad so it’s understandable that Supergoop! avoids the issue altogether by omitting them—but then why include such fragrant ingredients when fragrance-free is best for everyone’s skin?

The bottom line: This sun-care-themed brand is one of the few to offer an entire lineup of products that offer broad spectrum sun protection. However, not all the formulas are worthwhile given their potential for irritation. See individual reviews for a play-by-play on which products earn our seal approval.

For more information about Supergoop!, call 210-787-1378, or visit www.supergoop.com.

Note: We would like to extend a special thank you to the team at Supergoop! for providing products and information necessary for us to do a thorough review. It is the rare cosmetics company that goes to any length to assist us, and we’re grateful to Supergoop! for their help.

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Strengths: All products offer broad spectrum sun protection as an added anti-aging benefit; majority of the products have non-greasy textures that easily absorb into skin; formulas are rated SPF 20 or greater.

Weaknesses: A preservative known to be sensitizing is present in a few of the products; several of the formulas contain potentially irritating fragrant plant extracts; Acai Fusion Lip Balm doesn’t actually contain acai.

OK, we have to get the confusion out of the way up front. The name “Supergoop!” sounds like it could be a line of hairstyling products, right? Not even close: Supergoop! is a company selling sun care products!

According to their Website: “We wanted to create a sunscreen that people actually enjoyed using so we created Supergoop! as a fun way to deliver a serious message. Supergoop! has a playful name—just try and say it without smiling— but tries to instill the importance of using UV protection every single day. The name also appeals to children, which is important because we want people to begin healthy sun habits starting from a young age.”

Alright, we can get behind that. The folks behind this brand are absolutely right that daily sunscreen use is a must for all ages.  Protecting skin from damaging UV rays is the best way to prevent skin cancer as well as keeping skin looking young, smooth, even, and healthy for as long as possible.

Supergoop! also stresses that anything that emits heat (your hair dryer, nail-drying lamps, etc.) also emits infrared-a radiation (IRA) which can wreak havoc on skin by forming free radicals that deteriorate collagen. We can’t confirm that your blow dryer or flat iron is causing you to age (in all likelihood that’s not the case), but certainly pollution in the air is of more concern. Either way, to combat external causes of aging, it’s important to supply skin with ingredients that can offset the damage, and Supergoop! does just that by including antioxidants in their formulas. Unfortunately, they don’t always use a high concentration of them, but some is better than none. Still, this isn’t an inexpensive line, so you’re well within reason to expect more than just a dusting of antioxidants.

We appreciate that Supergoop! strives to produce sunscreens whose lightweight, non-greasy textures easily absorb into skin and don’t feel like traditional sunscreens. Such pleasing textures mean people will be more likely to apply sunscreen on a daily basis (sun protection only works if you remember to use it). In that respect, Supergoop! succeeds brilliantly. The majority of their products feel weightless and have either a quick dry-down or pleasantly smooth absorption. Now that’s a nice change of pace from your run-of-the-mill sunscreens!

The one claim they fail to live up to with multiple products is formulating with non-irritating ingredients. The line wants you to know their products do NOT contain parabens, oxybenzone, or synthetic fragrances, yet several Supergoop! products contain ingredients you should be concerned about due to their documented potential to irritate skin. Irritation is bad for skin whether the ingredients are natural or synthetic.

Specific to parabens, research has made it abundantly clear that parabens are safe as used but tells a different story about fragrant plant oils such as eucalyptus and lemon oils—both ingredients Supergoop! does use, seemingly without knowledge of how they could hurt skin.

To further clarify, oxybenzone and parabens are nothing to be afraid. Still, we realize that many consumers have been led to believe that those ingredients are bad so it’s understandable that Supergoop! avoids the issue altogether by omitting them—but then why include such fragrant ingredients when fragrance-free is best for everyone’s skin?

The bottom line: This sun-care-themed brand is one of the few to offer an entire lineup of products that offer broad spectrum sun protection. However, not all the formulas are worthwhile given their potential for irritation. See individual reviews for a play-by-play on which products earn our seal approval.

For more information about Supergoop!, call 210-787-1378, or visit www.supergoop.com.

Note: We would like to extend a special thank you to the team at Supergoop! for providing products and information necessary for us to do a thorough review. It is the rare cosmetics company that goes to any length to assist us, and we’re grateful to Supergoop! for their help.