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.
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.
Lightweight and easy to apply for a mineral sunscreen, super cute packaging, convenient tube format, non-greasy feel
Kinda expensive for 50mL at $20 so it’s probably not structured to be used liberally all over the body like I did.