Muzi-c to My Ears: The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Baby Mild Sun Cream

While frolicking with Angela in Flushing, Queens, in July, we came across The Face Shop which had the ENTIRE line of The Face Shop x KaKao Friends collection. Not one to hesitate at grabbing ANYTHING cyyyute and yellow, I was immediately drawn to the below.

And yes, I am posting something I saw in July for TWO reasons: I spent July-September in Europe with crappy wi-fi. And I just actually finished the entire tube of this, so the experiment is complete.

Behold The Face Shop x Muzi Natural Sun Eco Baby Mild Sun Cream

This sun cream is something very special because it is mineral-based and doesn’t contain one out of the 35 ingredients to which I am severely allergic. Chemical sunscreens have advantages, because they offer more coverage and tend to be more lightweight. Finding a mineral/physical sunscreen that doesn’t turn you into a shade of Oompa Loompa can be a challenge. It’s not just branding or price that you can rely on.

Below is the ingredient list, which I thoroughly read. The Asian in me is usually skeptical of Asian sunscreens because they tend to be very chemical-laden, even as the Asian brands tend to market themselves as ‘natural.’ And even ‘baby’ sunscreen can contain crazy chemical stuff (I’m looking at you, Coppertone.)

So after my victory dance, I happily slathered this. ALL. OVER. At every beach opportunity. It was pretty light and applied smoothly. It didn’t give off that white-gray-purple tint all over skin. It was easy to rub in. Buuuuut….it’s pretty drying. My hands felt like I needed lotion after the application. I guess it’s all the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. After all, they are minerals. It’s an ok trade off for good coverage of SPF30+ and no allergens.

For a tiny 50mL tube it sure went a long way. I spent 2-3 pool parties and a week in Chania, Greece with it. Of course this required squeezing out every last drop and cutting the tube open.

Even after the Muzi collab is over, I would purrrrchase with regular ol’ The Face Shop packaging.

And errrrrmmm……yeah this was my back when I didn’t properly apply the sunscreen UNDERNEATH the bikini straps =( Looks like a bridge of some sort.

Pros:

Lightweight and easy to apply for a mineral sunscreen, super cute packaging, convenient tube format, non-greasy feel

Cons:

Kinda expensive for 50mL at $20 so it’s probably not structured to be used liberally all over the body like I did.

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