Rated 3.66 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best after sun product I used
I purchased this product on sale in Ulta Beauty store when looking for sunscreen. I never used this or any if Sum Bum products before, but I loved the packaging, and I also liked the description of this products quality. When we went to the beach I spent many hours in sun and used sun bum spf30 subscreen. It was easy to apply, it was spraying from any angle, I loved the smell as well. However, I was swimming a lot and forgot to apply the sunscreen as frequently as I was supposed to while sun was very active. This resulted in sun burn. I was so glad when I got home that I bought their cool down spray as well. I was not able to rub my skin with lotion because it was very painful, but Sun Bum spray bottle easily covered my whole body and was making me feel much better. Long story short the whole family was using it and loved it. We purchased two more bottles that week at the beach. And one more when we got back. This cool down spray is the best aftersun product I ever used and it saved me after my mistake if not putting sunscreen as often as I should have. I love all sun bum products I tried and I will definitely continue using Sun Bum.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great idea, poor execution
I returned one because the nozzle stopped working after a few sprays, and while the next one I got worked at first it doesn't work well AT ALL. However, it's limping along enough to wear I'll try and finish the bottle, but I'll never buy it again, and was very disappointed, as this seemed like a perfect product. I don't know if the liquid is too thick to work well with the spray design, but either way it's kind of a fail.
Reviewed by 109 customers Omg— I'm in love!
Cora from Idjsbdbjskskak
So I bought this after spending three days in Florida being in the ocean and tanning and stuff because I knew I was going to get a sunburn. The first thing I noticed it that it smells so good and like refreshing and cucumbery, it feels so good on my skin and gives it like a highlighted shimmery glow that I am obsessed with, and I can really tell a big difference in the softness of my skin after using this! I will definitely buy this again!
EJ from Los Angeles
This product is the actual worst. I never write reviews, but it's so oily and not cooling (even when left in the fridge). I toweled off after putting it on, and almost took a shower again to get it off.
Different but amazing
J from Sacramento
This is a oil based aloe moisturizer, so yes it will leave an oily shine on your skin at first BUT it is extremely moisturizing. Your skin will eventually absorb the extra oil so it's no big deal to me. This is the first oil type moisturizer I've used so I think that's why there are so many negative reviews. If you're expecting an aloe Vera gel, this definitely isn't it. If you're looking for a really good moisturizer after being in the sun all day, this is amazing. Not quite as cooling as a gel so I prefer sun bums aloe gel or cool down lotion for soothing bad sun burns in specific areas. I love the spray for all over my legs, back, upper chest, and arms. Perfect for post showering after a long day in the sun
Don't buy this
Spartangirl23 from Saginaw, MI
This is the only product I've used and returned to Ulta. Sprayed after a day on Lake Huron on it legit spit oil all over the place. Nothing cooling about it. It was disgusting.
C.Hoffa from Florida
yes its oily because its oil LOL DUH. It smells amazing and I use it everyday. I love the way it feels and it makes ur tan look sexy. Read the can ladies!!
Beats Aloe gel any day
Anna from Bama from Tuscaloosa
I love to use Sun Bum anytime I am in the sun or just after leaving the pool or the beach! This is a great product to use just after a bad sun burn, its light weight has a smooth non-sticky texture, smells amazing, and feels refreshing on a sun burn! I would highly recommend this product over Aloe Gel
A walking oil slick
CaPo from Florida
The only positive thing I can say is that it sprays well. Which, really isn't anything to get too excited about.
The oil wouldn't soak into the skin. At all. Having read other reviews I was careful to not spray a lot. I rubbed it into my skin - well, I tried to. I feel like it just sat on my skin and never soaked in. I gave it plenty of time too. I ended up having to wipe most of it off with a towel.
I generally love SunBum products so I am disappointed that this one sucks so bad.
Not As Advertised
Lacey from CA
I sprayed this all over my body after being in the sun, thinking it would dry quickly like Aloe Vera..instead, I was left feeling so oily I had to shower again to get he excess product off. It feels more like a tanning oil; had I kept it on, I wouldn't have felt comfortable sitting on any furniture. I threw it away immediately. Do not spray around any type of wood or tile especially, because it will get on your floors and be slippery for hours.
A little bit goes a long way!
Karina from IL
Great product, first time using spray. But just spray lightly, a little bit goes a long way. Perfect for after tanning naturally.
Nice After Sun
KKH from VA
I bought this thinking that it was more for a sunburn, but this is definitely just a moisturizing after sun product. For what it is, I really like it. I do think it is oily, but I have very dry skin even in summer. I am kind of keen on the slight sheen the product gives me. And just like with the sunscreen, it has a nice light scent to it. I will probably buy this product again, especially if there's a sale.
Horrible, greasy, gross product!
Colbertaj from Wenatchee Wa
This product is nothing like it describes! It is NOT cooling at all, it's greasy and gross!!
Courtney from Virginia Beach
It's so crazy oily. I don't know if I just got something defective but this stuff was weird and I don't like it.
I'd buy this stuff a hundred times over
Ginger from Ohio
This stuff is Amazing sunburns!!!
Eddy from Wi
Sprayed it on after a shower and had to reshaped because I was so greasy.
Pungent and greasy
Slimeball from USA
A little goes a long way. Not really cooling and it is like putting vegetable oil and dollar store perfume in an aerosol can. Not impressed at all. But now my bathroom is like a slip n slide and I got to take an extra shower to rinse off some of the excess.
L_S_Jones from NY
Seemed like a good idea - in theory. Product nozzle was awful to operate and mostly just a slick of oil came out instead of a spray or mist. Oil leaked and ended up staining my hardwood floors, so that's a disaster. Annoyed at myself for purchasing this mess.
This is THE BEST to use for a sunburn!!!!!
AngelaC from Perrysburg, Ohio
I haven't found anything that works better on a sunburn. This stuff works so well! Soothes and heals and sunburn. Also moisturizes sun tanned skin and smells good!
Greasy and oily
Dani B from Ohio
After sun feels good, not ideal to lay in bed with it. Little goes a long way. Regular aloe works better
anna from louisiana
I got this thinking it'd be a nice alternative to the lotion version but it's sooo oily!!!! I figured it just takes a few minutes to soak up but it never got any less oily.. The only good thing I can say about it is that it smells good.
My go to body oil
Jordan from New Jersey
This is an oil so yes you will feel "greasy" until it absorbs. My favorite way to use it is after I get out of the shower, I spray it on myself while I am still damp. After I put my body lotion on and it really helps lock in any color I got that day or heal my sunburn. I use this throughout the year bc it is a body oil and makes my skin feel super soft. I have white sheets and spray this before bed all the time and have never experienced any weird colors on my sheets from this.
Works well, BUT...
SparkplugsAndSunshine from Texas
I may have just gotten a one-off, but my ONLY complaint is that it is hard to spray. my can feels like the spray button jams up and it's hard to spray. Once it does, the product goes in evenly and smooth and works very well. May be best to have a friend spray you down.
I would not buy this product again
Sophia from New York
Bought this product off a friends recommendation and was told to only use a little on my sunburn since a little went a long way but still with the little amount that i used made my skin feel greasy. It did however have a good smell and made it stop hurting from the pants i was wearing. I also used this product at night an hour before bed and it turned my white sheet blue almost like a pen exploded on my white sheet. Was not happy waking up the next morning and seeing that on my sheets.
Soothing and easy to apply
Jeanette from San Antonio
I love this product as an after sun spray. I can see how there are complaints about it being greasy but it is an oil and I wouldn't expect anything less. It's easy to use and has a great smell. It soothes the skin nicely after being out in the sun. However, this is not a product I'd use if I had a bad sunburn. I'd use straight Aloe Vera.
Locks in tan
Emily from New Haven, CT
This product definitely helps to lock in your tan. I use it when I get a burn too and it turns the burn into a tan within a day. It is a little oily but I don't mind it after I've showered and put on lotion. Smells great too.
carolyn from Michigan
I loved the sun bum lotion version of this so was really excited to try the spray. but it's just too oily. it gets all over and doesn't have that same moisturizing effect.