Sun Protected with Hawaiian Tropic

This post was sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved being out in the sun. I go to Florida roughly 3x per year and love being out at the beach or at the pool. One thing I started to realize and take seriously once I got older is the effects of sun damage and the importance of skin protection (year-round!)… but I wish I knew then what I know now…

A lot of sunscreens can leave a sticky, unpleasant smell that washes off immediately upon entering the water, but one I have found to love (and have used for years) is Hawaiian Tropic. I honestly think what I love most about the Hawaiian Tropic brand, is the smell of the sunscreens and lotions. Every time I apply it, it makes me feel like I am on vacation, even if I am just sitting at my rooftop pool in Chicago. One, in particular, is the new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen. This sunscreen offers a unique, breathable formula that’s extremely lightweight and non-sticky for a protection you can barely feel. Their signature ribbons of silk proteins and shea butter provide up to 12 hours of sun protection, either inside the water or out (FDA regulations suggests applying every 2 hours). It’s also available in broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 15 and SPF 30, so there is one for everybody. Hawaiian Tropic products can easily be found in your local grocery and drug retailers for around $9.99, much less than some of the sunscreens found at Ulta, Sephora, etc.

After enjoying a day out in the sun, I like to apply the Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch ‘After Sun Moisturizer’ post shower. I’ve always applied one in the past, however, this one in particular is one of the first after-sun lotions that soothes, softens and leaves skin radiant and feeling good (& smelling good too- it’s infused with mango extract!). This lotion is one that I continue to use throughout the year- not just in the summer months.

Do you have a favorite sunscreen, or tried an after-sun lotion before?  I highly recommend checking out both of these products and trying them out for an everyday sunscreen, or for your next beach venture.  A good tip I learned?  Take a shot glass, apply at least 1 ounce of sunscreen (which should fill the shot glass) before going outside, and voila- your skin will thank you later!  xoxo

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  1. hawaiian tropic is always one of my favorite!!!!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  2. These are fab! Love the smell of these products!

    xx, Bri ||

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  3. Steph wrote:

    I love Hawaiian Tropic! It protects my skin and smells amazing. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  4. Charlene G wrote:

    Hawaiian Tropic was my favourite growing up!! The smell reminds me of my childhood.
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  5. I am always looking for a new non sticky sunscreen! Because this pale girl cannot be burning when outside!!

    Brooke | InaWorldofBees,There'sMe

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  6. Tami Q wrote:

    Hawaiian Tropic does have a wonderful scent. So much better than some of its competitors.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  7. Hawaiian Tropic is a favorite of mine! I love the smell!

    Fizz and Frosting​

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  8. Adaleta wrote:

    I'm a big fan of this sunscreen, and I love that it's a lotion and doesn't feel overly drying like some sunscreens. It applies so well, and feels nice on the skin! xx Adaleta Avdic

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  9. It's always so important to practice safe sun exposure!

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  10. I love the smell of Hawaiian Tropic, too! So beachy πŸ™‚

    Xo, Brianne

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  11. One of my favorite brands for sun protection!! And they smell amazing!!!! <3
    Amanda |

    Posted 7.11.16 Reply