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Size up with the full-size, but still travel-friendly Raw Materials 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

For Windburn
Purchased

This is a perfect usage on your cheeks and nose when you are outside. It is non greasy, helps with skin repair, and can be used with our regular facial moisturizer. Living in Oklahoma, it is perfect to use...as when we do recess duty (and I am blonde hair, blue eyes, so burn easily), and when we dismiss the students to cars, and we have stream lined, and it to take just 30 minutes, and brutal in wind, cold, hot, etc.

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Great for On the go

Living in SoCal you'll more than likely always need SPF, so it's great to have this in my purse for those outside days when the rest of you is covered but your face is not. I especially like using it on my nose and even my scalp. Works great and love the price!

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Fanastic for bikers

My husband loves this, I just purchased him another one. It's awesome for using around his entire face without mess and so small and easy to carry in his pocket while biking

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50/50 review

The good:

this stuff works really well, I mean really really well. This immediately soothed my very chapped lips. It was amazing. I'm in awe.

The bad:

This stuff smells and tastes like dirty wet cardboard. Definitely a choice of function on this item; I can see how peppermint oil that would made it taste/smell good wouldn't be good for your face, but maybe a little lemon or violet or something????

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works great as a lip balm

I rarely use this as sunscreen or moisturizer, however, it is a great lip balm

it's nice knowing i could use it as a moisturizer in a pinch

i have bought this since and will continue to use it

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Great concept

While this is a great concept, the practicality of it lacks. Seeing as it is the size of a lip balm, it's difficult to ensure full coverage of the entire face. Great for areas such as the nose and lps, but not really ideal for the entire face.

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be thorough

so i can see how this is good for spot blocking, under the eyes, bridge of the nose kind of thing but i bit cumbersome for the entire face or shoulders, etc. although i guess it's really designed for that.

be realistic about your expectations and if you're wanting to cover more than a strip make sure you're overlapping, so you don't end with stripes.

terrific for ears and lips!!

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Great for the beach

This product is the perfect size to carry with you to the beach. I get sick of dragging bulky items to the beach, and this product helps.

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Very good

Great taste and scent. Not overpowering though. Also very long lasting even when working hard and sweating. Even though this is very good I'll stick with Burt's Bees chapstick for now.

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life saver

so i'm on the paler side of the skin tone spectrum so being able to carry this around with me to apply and reapply whenever i need to when i'm outside has been amazing. loved this product.

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