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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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Very Handy!
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This comes in very handy. You can use it on your lips, areas that are already showing signs of wrinkles such as crows feet and smile/laugh lines.

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Good product
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Honestly I am just reviewing this the points! It's just a non descript chap stick.

As I get older chap stick does not do the job, yet I like the black chap stick because it does not look girly and is not a weird shape. This looked tomboyish, perfect for hiking but it really works better than chap stick. Very moisturizing.

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greasy but good
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Easy to apply, and does a great job at preventing sunburn! It does finish a little greasy on your face; but it also leaves your skin super soft. I will def. purchase again!

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For my boy
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I purchased this for my son, who lives in sunny and hot Las Vegas, for those times he's out in that hot searing sun. He loves this product! He used it on his ears and nose; which usually burn. He said it was nice for once that they didn't. He wants me to purchase it for him again. DONE!

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For Windburn
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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