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Need an even more compact sunscreen solution? Try Raw Materials Mini Face Stick SPF 30.

Raw Materials

Birchbox Breakdown

There’s no law that says you can’t tote around a quart-size container of sunscreen—but there are more compact, less spill-prone alternatives. Like this lip balm-size solid, which offers broad spectrum protection while still fitting into your pocket. It’s concentrated formula is designed to stand up to serious, marathon-in-August sweat.

How it Works

Sunflower oil is known for its hydrating and calming properties, while jojoba oil and coconut oil soften and condition skin. Rosemary and calendula extract are astringent—they literally banish excess oil—but gentle enough for sensitive skin types. And aloe vera is something of a panacea: This miracle ingredient moisturizes, fights acne, smooths skin, and relieves sunburn.

How to Use

Apply to face and lips before braving the elements. Toss in your bag and reswipe as needed.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Oxybenzone (3%), Avobenzone (1%)

Inactive Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic JoJoba Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula Extract

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great face balm

cool face protection in a small package. Easy to carry around in your pocket. Stands up well to moisture and sun.

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Convenient

Very very convenient for on the go SPF protection and moisturizing. Its a little bit oilier than I would've liked but good for the winter months when the air is much dryer.

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Moisturizing

Product works great as a moisturizer. I haven't used it as much as I thought I would. It's good to keep on hand and it's small and easy to take with you anywhere. Fits in a pocket perfectly.

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full protection

While I am out enjoying the nice summer days I know at the same time that i also have the full safe protection on my lips.

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Great product

Nice product don't use these type of things normally but came in handy on our cruise. No dried out or burnt lips.

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Alright

It can take a while to cover your whole face with this thing, and it can be difficult to tell if you are actually getting the coverage you would like to be getting. But it definitely is a convenient alternative to carrying around a liquid or a spray.

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Great idea

My nose cheekbone areas burn easily in the sun, so like having this handy. This is a great product to have in your pocket for quick sun protection.

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Perfect for sensitive skin

If you have any sensitivity to the chemicals in regular sunscreen, this stick is perfect. It is clear and goes on easily, and you can carry it with you. I love it because it is one of the few sunscreens I can use on my face that will not give me an itchy rash, and unlike zinc creams it doesn't make you look like a patchy ghost. It is made for guys, but I'm a girl and I love it anyway.

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May get Used too

I wasn't sure I'd actually enjoy this product as it reminded me of a lip balm but it wasn't as bad as I had expected.

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Convenient sun protection

This stuff is much more convenient than carrying around a spray can or tube of sunscreen. For me it lasted about 4-5 hours before I had to re-apply. Felt a little greasy at first, but it fades.

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