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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea 4 oz (113 g)

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz
 
4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rubs in well (43)
  • Effective protection (42)
  • UVA/UVB protection (42)
  • Not greasy (37)
  • Non-comedogenic (14)

Cons

  • Greasy (12)
  • Stings eyes (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (41)
  • Beach (29)
  • Sports (11)
  • Swimming (8)
  • Water sports (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Sunscreen period.

I first purchased this sunscreen after having tried several of the top sunscreens recommended by the EWG yearly report of best non-toxic sunscreens. First I tried Badger brand and my young children then experienced...Read complete review

I first purchased this sunscreen after having tried several of the top sunscreens recommended by the EWG yearly report of best non-toxic sunscreens. First I tried Badger brand and my young children then experienced their first sunburns. I then tried UV Naturals, and it worked, but I just didn't like the hefty price of $30 per bottle - we practically live at the beach in the summers and easily go through a bottle per week. Finally, I tried Alba and I will never use any other. It is the best. It goes on evenly without leaving white streaks, it works for hours in the blazing hot midday sun, and it smells divine. It glides on easily and quickly onto impatient 1 and 3 year old little girls. I even use it on our faces. This is simply the best and I urge you to give it a try.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well, but contains Oxybenzone

We used this in southern Mexico and it worked well, until we got into the water. When in the water the sunscreen seemed to come off each time we touched our skin. The...Read complete review

We used this in southern Mexico and it worked well, until we got into the water. When in the water the sunscreen seemed to come off each time we touched our skin. The sunscreen also contains Oxybenzone, a product that has been proven to increase the production of free radicals in humans, kill coral reefs, and mess with hormones in marine animals.

Reviewed by 79 customers

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3.0

Don't use on face!

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from New York, NY

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Effective Protection
  • Not Greasy
  • Rubs In Well
  • UVA/UVB Protection

Cons

  • Stings eyes

Best Uses

    Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

    I bought this because Alba Botanica is a good "natural" brand. I used this Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea fragrance on both my body and my face. After an hour or so, my eyes were burning. The stinging didn't go away for awhile even after I got home and took a shower and washed my face with with soap and water. I will only use this on my body in the future, and never on my face!
    It goes on well like a nice body lotion and it's not greasy, and it has a really nice fragrance.

     
    5.0

    My favorite sunscreen

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    from Illinois

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    Pros

    • Effective Protection
    • Not Greasy
    • Rubs In Well
    • UVA/UVB Protection
    • Wonderful scent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

      I love this sunscreen. It's physical rather than chemical, and it has a lovely light smell to it. Makes me feel happy just putting it on. It's also a good price per ounce, especially considering it's a natural brand. I'm not sure a guy would like this scent, though it isn't overpowering.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I didn't burn or break out and it smells great!

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      from San Diego, CA

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      Pros

      • Effective Protection
      • Non-comedogenic
      • Not Greasy
      • Rubs In Well
      • Sweatproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

        I have extremely sensitive skin and I'm very careful of the products I put on my skin. I also am sensitive to strong smells. I recently tried Vanicream sunscreen and it was too hard to rub in and took way to long to apply. I ordered this one after reading all of the reviews about how great the green tea smells and I'm so glad I did. Not only did it smell great and not too overpowering, but it rubbed in quickly, wasn't greasy and my pale skin didn't turn red after sitting out at the beach for an hour.

         
        5.0

        Great sunscreen and environmentally friendly

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        from Osan AB, Korea

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        Pros

        • Rubs In Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

          I really like this sunscreen. It is very lightly scented, not overpowering, and easy to apply. Some of the natural sunscreens are very paste-like and it's a little work to rub them into the skin. This one absorbs easily and stays for a good while even when a little sweaty on hikes, etc. Really like it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By 

          from Virginia

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

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          Pros

          • Mostly rubs in
          • Mostly waterproof
          • Relatively effective
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

          • Runs Easily

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Sports
          • Water Sports

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

          This worked relatively well. It says good up to 80 minutes in water/sweat; however, my niece and I burned when reapplying at the 80 minute mark. I'd highly recommend to begin drying off, and dry off, WELL, at 60 minutes and reapply sooner than 80 minutes. If any water gets in this, it significantly dilutes the effectiveness. It rubbed in mostly, not completely. Smell was fine, not bothersome and I am very picky and allergic to most perfumes. Overall, I'd recommend. Just ensure to take your time applying it and reapply every hour. I liked this and Babyganics the best. Alba goes on the easiest. The ingredients DO NOT list oxybenzone. I also tried Baby Pibu and Babo Botanicals, neither of which I'd recommend.

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By 

          from Virginia

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Mostly rubs in
          • Mostly waterproof
          • Relatively effective
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

          • Runs Easily

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Sports
          • Water Sports

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

          This worked relatively well. It says good up to 80 minutes in water/sweat; however, my niece and I burned when reapplying at the 80 minute mark. I'd highly recommend to begin drying off, and dry off, WELL, at 60 minutes and reapply sooner than 80 minutes. If any water gets in this, it significantly dilutes the effectiveness. It rubbed in mostly, not completely. Smell was fine, not bothersome and I am very picky and allergic to most perfumes. Overall, I'd recommend. Just ensure to take your time applying it and reapply every hour. I liked this and Babyganics the best. Alba goes on the easiest. The ingredients DO NOT list oxybenzone. I also tried Baby Pibu and Babo Botanicals, neither of which I'd recommend.

           
          3.0

          Slightly heavy, slightly smelly

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          from Dallas, TX

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          Pros

          • Effective Protection
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

          • Greasy or Heavy
          • Smells Bad
          • Stings eyes

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

          I purchased this product with the hopes of finding an SPF that did not smell overly like sunscreen and lacked harmful ingredients. This product has its own unique smell...a bit medicinal. It still smells better than SPF, however, and I'm happy by the ingredients list. It is heavy and a bit greasy but feels to be effective and is soft to the skin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sunscreen

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          from arizona

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          Pros

          • Effective Protection
          • Not Greasy
          • Rubs In Well
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beach

            Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

            Used this product all weekend at the lake and didn't burn at all. Smells decent, rubs in well and protected my skin. Would definitely recommend.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works well but clogs pores

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            from CA

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            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Rubs In Well
            • Sweatproof
            • UVA/UVB Protection
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Clogs pores
            • Contains oxybenzone
            • Greasy or Heavy
            • Stings eyes

            Best Uses

            • Beach
            • Daily Use
            • Water Sports

            Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

            Great sun protection but clogs pores on my face. Consistently runs into my eyes and stings. The smell is nice but can be overpowering. Also recently discovered it contains Oxybenzone. Won't be repurchasing.

             
            5.0

            Very pleased!

            By 

            from Cleveland, OH

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            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Not Greasy
            • UVA/UVB Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 45, Revitalizing Green Tea, 4 oz:

              I purchased this sunscreen because it was paraben free and I have liked other products by Alba. We used it during a recent trip to Disney World when the temp was in the 80's and were very pleased with the level of protection it provided. I would definitely recommend this product to friends and family.

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