Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45 Review

Hello beauties,

I just cannot do without my lip balm, be it at home or outdoors. I never realised how important it is to save your lips from sunburn till my lips got totally burnt. That is when I picked up this one. There wasn’t any research that I had done. Read on to find out if this fared as a debuting superstar for me.

Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45 Review

Price: $1.97 for 14 oz
Product Description:
Hawaiian Tropic® Tropical Lip Balm is a delicious way to protect your lips. It adds moisture and safeguards your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it’s great for use on those often-forgotten spots like your nose, ears, and cheeks

Features and Benefits:
⦁ Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes
⦁ Helps reduce your chances of chapping, blistering and sunburn
⦁ Lightweight and non-waxy
⦁ Made with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter and Vitamins A, C & E
⦁ Delicious tropical flavor
Shelf Life:
24 months

Usage:
⦁ Apply generously and evenly to the lips, nose and ears.
⦁ Reapply occasionally after swimming, excessive perspiration, eating or drinking.
⦁ For best results use daily
Ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (1%), Octocrylene (10%), Oxybenzone (6%)

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Inactive Ingredients: Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisobutyl Adipate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Flavor, Adipic Acid/Diethylene Glycol/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Linoleate, Dimethicone, PEG-8, Sodium Saccharin, Propylparaben, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, BHT, Mineral (Paraffinum Liquidum) Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia (Plumeria) Extract, Colocasia Antiquorum Root Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), PEG 8 Dimethicone, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Octyldodecanol, Silica.

Packaging:
The lip balm comes in a cute white twist up tube with a picture of a hibiscus on it. Nothing fancy, just a simple and neat tube. It is travel-friendly and just fits into any of your makeup pouch or purse.

My Experience with Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45:

I stay at a place where the climate is extreme and hence I load on sunscreens. Apart from applying sunscreen on the body, it is very important to use a lip balm with SPF since the skin on the lips is very sensitive and can burn easily. The lip balm is transparent, almost white, just like any other Chapstick. The only difference is that it is sheer finish and doesn’t leave a white cast. So, you can wear it beneath your lipstick too.

Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45 Packaging

It glides on smoothly and easily and gives a sheer and muted finish. It is non-greasy and gives a velvety feel. Even though it’s not visible you can still feel the moisturised layer on your lips. This product has really worked like magic for me. Earlier, a trip in the sun and my lips used to get badly burnt. But, this one has taken care of everything.

Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45 Packaging

As the company claims, it works well on other dry areas too. They claim that it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, but I am not sure. I haven’t gone swimming and not sure what’s the best way to check that claim. The only thing I dislike about the product is the smell and taste. It has a very sugary aftertaste, but since it’s taking care of my lips and provides a broad-spectrum protection, I don’t mind that.

Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45 Tube

It has a lot of fruit extracts and that could be the reason for the sugary aftertaste. I wish it had a tint too. This lip balm with SPF 45 provides more than essential protection from the damaging UVA and UVB rays. Please make sure that you always apply a lip balm with SPF, regardless of the season.

Pros of Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45:

⦁ SPF 45
⦁ Smooth application
⦁ Moisturizes the lips well
⦁ Non-cakey
⦁ Soothes and conditions lips
⦁ The balm has a light scent
⦁ Non-sticky and non-greasy
⦁ Lightweight texture
⦁ Can be used underneath a lipstick
⦁ Doesn’t leave a cast on lips; very sheer
⦁ Waterproof

Cons of Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45:

⦁ I prefer tinted lip balms (maybe not for everyone)
⦁ Sugary aftertaste
⦁ Some may not like the fragrance

IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm SPF 45?
Most certainly. I have tried Banana Boat earlier and didn’t like the aftertaste at all. This is way better. This is – as they call it – “the perfect sunscreen stick”.

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