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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil 4.5 fl oz (133 ml)

 
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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (4)
  • Rubs in well (4)
  • Non-comedogenic (3)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Beach (8)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (5), Budget shopper (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Favorite Product

My husband and I are addicted to this dry lotion, it give you a great glow! We've bought it for the last 3 summers. Since its SPF is low, we tend to use...Read complete review

My husband and I are addicted to this dry lotion, it give you a great glow! We've bought it for the last 3 summers. Since its SPF is low, we tend to use it after a "base tan" is somewhat established (though I avoid my face). The smell is wonderful and the texture is not too greasy. You have to reapply if jumping in the water, but that is the case with tanning oils. I love that It doesn't have all the chemicals and junk that most sunscreen products carry.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Watch out if you have allergies

I bought this because although I have to be careful due to allergies, I am safe with coconut oil, coconut based anything. I still try "regular" sunscreens because I have had...Read complete review

I bought this because although I have to be careful due to allergies, I am safe with coconut oil, coconut based anything. I still try "regular" sunscreens because I have had reactions from some of the supposedly natural, nothing bad in it, perfectly safe, fragrance free(but smells like chemicals anyway) products. There are a few good ones, but it completely depends on what you are allergic to o what your skin reacts to and some of those so-called safe products have things that I react to even though you would think it doesn't.

I did not realize it had Macadamia nuts - which doesn't seem to bother me in small quantities - candy bar/chocolate covered, cookies, etc. But if I eat alot -half a jar did it for me once I get a rash. Anyway,I think this is what gave me the rash-it was similar to a rash I got on my hands after using macadamia oil in a recipe that called for it-was kneading with my bare hands...

Anyway, the rash from Alba wasn't just a minor skin irritation though, within 15 minutes I had a prickly heat looking rash all over my leg (I used it only on my one leg the first time to test it out, used only a little bit, about a quarter size amount, twice). It became super red, swelling, itchy, and burned like I was on fire (not when applying, a/b 20 minutes later when the rash started getting bad)It clearly has enough macadamia to put me over the top when using a small amount-so it's not a minor ingredient. The rash also did not go away after washing it off, like it does with other rash causing agents. I couldn't get rid of this until I used hydrocortisone gel all over my leg for three days-this ended the redness, swelling and burning but it was a full week before the bumps were gone, there were millions it seemed and covered my leg.. No allergy cream, prescription allergy medicine, over the counter Benadryl, nothing would work except the cortisone-which I only use for extreme skin reactions, maybe once a year. Considering I only got the rash in the one place where this sunscreen was used, I'm certain it was the cause. I am very careful when trying to eliminate a product or test a product for allergy purposes. Sadly, it is one of the few sunscreens I've tried that didn't smell like a chemical factory. It's my fault for not noticing macadamia nuts was in this, and also because I would probably not have thought there was enough in it to cause such a bad reaction because I really thought the primary base was coconut. Anyway, buyer beware.

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5.0

Totally love this oil.

By PAL

from Mississippi

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Pros

  • Effective Protection
  • Rubs In Well
  • Tropical Fragrance

Cons

  • Runs Easily

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

This is oil so it's oily, I mean really. However, it rubs in and my skin soaks it up quickly and leaves me silky smooth. No need to use a lot. The fragrance of this is so wonderful. Very tropical and sort of sweet like coconut and plumeria. It reminds me of suntan oil that smells so good. I get compliments all the time about how great I smell. I use it on my arms and neck as a sunscreen/moisturizer/"perfume". I am acne prone so I do not apply it to my face but if you have dry skin I guess it would be ok. After the bath is a nice time to use it, just wait a few minutes before putting your clothes on and don't apply too much. Apply a little to your hands and rub into the tips of your hair, again not too much. I love this product!

 
5.0

Gorgeous Tan

By April Sun

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Smells great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beach

    Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

    This dry oil gave me the best tan of my life. It's not for people who don't want to tan. This is for tanning! I used it in Mexico and as of 3 weeks, my tan is still looking amazing. The oil smells amazing and it is smooth to put on. It is not water resistant . Again, it is for tanning. You have to reapply a lot because it washes off in the water. It has kept my skin smooth, soft and moisturized.

     
    5.0

    Addicted. Love the smell!

    By Sjm

    from San Diego, CA

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't rub in well
      • Greasy or Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Beach

      Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

      Okay so it's a little greasy. BUT it smells amazing and is easy to apply. I bring it to the beach and reapply often. Does it protect my skin from getting burned? Nope! Does it smell fantastic and make me think of summer and the beach and Hawaii? Yes, yes it does!

       
      5.0

      amazing

      By reeni

      from los angeles

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      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smellls Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beach

        Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

        this stuff is amazing!! it feels just like putting on regular dry oil which i do every day after i shower, it rubs in pretty well and it isnt sticky like tanning oils. it doesnt make me sweat as much as normal sunblock, and doesnt pill and give me an uneven tan like most natural sunblocks. i love that it isnt tooo much protection so i can still get tan. and it SMELLS AMAZING. its not cheap but worth every penny.

         
        3.0

        smells great

        By no nickname

        from NJ

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        Pros

        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

          good for everyday use, not strong sun block. Smells great.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Definitely oily

          By Mountaintop girl

          from Bryn Mawr, PA

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't rub in well
            • Greasy or Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

              I was looking for a 15SPF natural sunscreen and picked this after reading some reviews. The smell is great but it is just too oily for me. Despite only using a small amount it never really soaked in and anything I used on top of it was oily than as well. If you are an oil user I definitely recommend trying it out but its just too oily for me.

               
              5.0

              Great everyday sunscreen

              By jamojo jackson

              from Grand Canyon, AZ

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              Pros

              • Non-comedogenic
              • Rubs In Well
              • Smells great
              • UVA/UVB Protection

              Cons

              • Washes off easily

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

              I use this everyday before I walk to work. I love the way it smells; it doesn't smell like you're wearing sunscreen. Great coverage, not sticky or greasy.

               
              4.0

              love this!!!

              By sallyforth

              from pittsburgh pa

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              Pros

              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Heavenly

              Cons

              • No UVA Protection

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

              I love this stuff for an after-shower moisturizer!!! It smells so good, and it really does ease dryness. Plus, then you have the added bonus of a little SPF help. BUT, I would NOT recommend using this as a heavy-duty sunscreen. It just doesn't give enough protection. But as a body oil, awesome!!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The smell takes me to other places...

              By Hildebran79

              from Higgins Lake, Michigan

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-comedogenic

              Cons

              • Greasy or Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Beach

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

              I use the oil when indoor tanning as well as for a day out on the water! I love it for both. It is a little more "oily" than I would like, but that pretty quickly soaks into the skin.
              And, I love, love, love the smell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It takes me to other places - tropical places - the ocean - the beach - palm trees - drinks on the sand...

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Favorite Product

              By oceanrae

              from Southern California

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              Pros

              • Not Greasy
              • Smells great

              Cons

              • Lower SPF

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Sunning

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry-Oil Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15, Nourishing Coconut Oil, 4.5 fl oz:

              My husband and I are addicted to this dry lotion, it give you a great glow! We've bought it for the last 3 summers. Since its SPF is low, we tend to use it after a "base tan" is somewhat established (though I avoid my face). The smell is wonderful and the texture is not too greasy. You have to reapply if jumping in the water, but that is the case with tanning oils. I love that It doesn't have all the chemicals and junk that most sunscreen products carry.

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