Rated 4.05 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Sun Kissed & Not Irritated!
I am IN LOVE with all of the Pacifica skin products and this is a great addition! My skin is sensitive so every year when I'm on vacation, I have to use baby SPF and since it only comes in 50+, my face never tans like the rest of my body where I use 30. None of the Pacifica products have irritated my sensitive combo skin, only helped, so I knew I wanted to try this SPF! I'm so glad I did! My skin is fair-light, which made me nervous when getting the bronzed version. I added a pea size amount at a time and rubbed it into the area. I added a tiny bit to my under eye and eyelids so I didn't have raccoon eyes. The cream is thick and very pigmented. The color matches my Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer. After covering my face, I added some to my neck to help blend into my current base tan. I applied some shimmery eyeshadow, light blush and light highlighter on my cheeks--all from the Natural Face pallet from Too Faced. I look perfectly sun kissed! You will not be disappointed. The key really is to apply a little but at a time and don't add more to an area than necessary. Blend at your hairline and you won't see a line. I hope this helps those looking to purchase! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Orange! Not great for pale people
My skin is pretty pale so I thought it would be a good idea to get a sunscreen with a little tint in it. If you are in this same category I would not recommend this unless you want to mix it with normal sunscreen to bring down the color, or you fake tan your body, in which case this may actually be a good thing that it is so dark. But for me it looked like I was smearing orange mud on my face at first, but as the day went on (and I put fake tan on my body to match the orange) it wasn't as jarring as it was at first. Next time I will definitely have to mix it with other sunscreen, which is slightly annoying because I wanted a specific face sunscreen.
Otherwise the sunscreen aspect was great, feels good and works well and I like that it's a mineral sunscreen. If you are pale like me and want a much more natural looking tinted sunscreen I recommend the Elta MD tinted sunscreen, it's much more wearable for me. I'm sure the untinted version of this pacifica sunscreen is nice though.
Reviewed by 195 customers I would not buy this product again
syd.joy from Philadelphia
I bought this product to add to my spring/summer makeup routine. While the color is supposed to be for everyone, I found that it was very dark and had an orangey tint. It is also very liquidly. I mix it with another sunscreen to lighten/thicken it.
Sherri from USA
It separated. It's too thick. It's hard to spread and blend in. The color is terrible. And it stays sticky for way too long. Literally get any other sunscreen on earth instead of waste your money on this.
Tappanga from USA
It separates. It's too thick. It doesn't dry down. I hugged my dog and it all transferred. I'm returning this.
Lisa from NC
This is my new favorite sunscreen. Gives just the right amount of color, a nice glow, and blends right into the skin. Other facial sunscreens I've tried only sit on top of the skin, making it near and possible to apply makeup on top without it looking cakey. This gives a nice smooth finish with or without makeup. The fragrance is very mild and not overpowering which is also a plus.
imperfectposture from Nashville
Love this and use as a sunscreen, but definitely only use it on the winter since it is pretty "bronze-y" and I am a pale girl. Smells great and doesn't break me out. Make sure you mix it well by kneading the tube before dispensing
Perfect for summer!
tay from North Carolina
I really like this product! it is perfect for those summer or just no makeup makeup days. It definitely comes out of the bottle pretty orange and has a slight coconut smell but once you rub it it both seem to go away while still giving you a sunkissed glow!!
Gotta get this!
Beth from Naptown
I am 60+ years old very sun damaged and I have light to medium to medium skin in the summer. I can use this year around on my chest it stays on well. It's sweat proof. It blurs my speckled sun damage chest beautifully. I hope they never stop making it! Love love love it!
Beth from Annapolis md
Best ever! Blurring on 60 + skin. Love love LOVE. The one for the body is awesome too. I actually use them interchangeably. It blurs the spotty sun damage and provides protection on my chest from years of sun abuse
Kim c from Az
Thick, lathers on thick
Use this on top of your sunscreen
Sarah from Tennessee
I have very fair skin and the secret to this bronzing sunscreen is to use a regular sunscreen that leaves a white cast, then use this bronzing one on top. It gives medium coverage like a foundation, cancels out the white cast of your sunscreen and dries down to a BEAUTIFUL satin matte finish. I LOVE this sunscreen 20% zinc oxide cannot be beat. There is no glitter or shimmer in it, yet it has a beautiful glow that is not greasy at all! Please give this formula a try even if you have pale or fair skin!
Good Job Tinting The White Stuff
Maggie from Northeastern US
I use this to reduce the whitish cast of my daily mineral sunscreen. It dispenses as a semi solid from its tube. It dries to a subtle sheen/matte finish. No sparkle. It does not have a noticeable odor. I would purchase this product again.
More than bronze
Jhoe from USA
I wanted this because I was using a fake tanner on my body and just wanted a bronzed/sun kissed look on my face.
I wouldn't recommend this for fair skin and oily skin type.
Personally I couldn't get this product to look right on me.
I think I would work for darker skin with normal/dry skin type.
Mar from Denver
I think this works great in terms of sun protection but it is VERY golden/orange (I have fair skin neutral undertones) and it does not blend well. Dries fast. A little bit gritty too now that I think of it. Will not repurchase
Good for tan skin
ExtraSpicy from Virginia
I don't think this product is marketed correctly.
It's dark enough that I can use it as a BB cream and skip foundation as a NC42ish person.
I don't mind using it even though it's coconut scent and I hate coconut fragrance. It's pretty thick so I use a brush to blend it in. No white cast and it stays in place with setting spray and it has a subtle sheen that looks nice.
If you get this on your clothes it's a disaster and the stains are permanent afaik.
Will be repurchasing because it works as well as more expensive products. I would compare to Supergoop in that it's not the usual white or gray cast I get with mineral sunscreen.
Please never discontinue
Thankful from Nc
I love this mineral sunscreen as a black women it's very hard to find mineral sunscreen and this is perfect !!! Thank you so much !!
Great if you want a bronzed look
Monika from Las Vegas, NV
This definitely isn't an every day sunscreen for me, but it works great if you're going for a natural bronze look on your face or body. The texture is thick but once you rub it in it doesn't feel thick or heavy on the skin, & the finish does feel slightly tacky once it's rubbed in all the way but it's not uncomfortable at all & my skin can still breathe.
Also, this smells like chocolate & coconut. It doesn't go away and stays with you until you wash it off for skin. I personally like it and don't mind the smell, but if you're someone who doesn't then beware!
Best no make up look
M.cash from North Carolina
I love this sunscreen! One the days I don't feel like doing my whole make up routine this is my go to! It adds just enough coverage & glow to even out my skin tone & then I top it with a little translucent powder.
Wish it was pineapple
ExtraSpicy from Virginia
I feel personally victimized by the dominance of coconut fragrance in skincare. This is the best coconut fragrance I've tried so far.
I would use this every day if it came in the pineapple. But maybe scented less than the body butter.
It's pretty close to my skin color, NC40, so plus for me. I use it as a tinted moisturizer and spf. Great 2 in 1.
I find this applies best with a flat kabuki. It's pretty thick but feels nice once you sheer it out with the brush. Not the best if you want spf on your neck, the product will transfer to your shirt and stains are impossible to get out.
Like peanut butter
betsyboo from 🇺🇸 & 🇦🇪
I had been looking for a bronzer / moisturizer with SPF for a long time, so I bought this product with MUCH anticipation! But it's so thick and sticky that it never fully dries on your skin! My face and neck were tacky to the touch and my hair was sticking to my neck because of it. Gross!! I'm so disappointed! 😭
Spf bronzing goodness in a bottle!
TeacherCoachAdventurer from Nj
I was on the fence to purchase this and I'm so glad I did. The consistency is a little thicker than I expected, but it rubs in nicely and doesn't feel heavy on the face. The color is nice as well. I have light skin with pink undertones, and gradually get tan over the summer. This gives me a nice color boost and the spf coverage that's so important. I wouldn't wear this if you're going to sweat a lot because it may stain fabrics if it runs on to your shirt collar or hat, but it's great as an everyday spf.
mila from Boise, ID
I'm alway hesitant about tinted lotions, but this bronzing face sunscreen is great! Adds just enough color that I don't look dead, but not so much that it looks unnatural. as someone who never wears makeup or foundation, this is a great way to add a "touch of sun" without damaging my skin.
Bronzey Goodness that Stays Put
Alexandra from Cincinnati
Holy moly this stuff stays on. My face and neck are always so much lighter than the rest of me in summer so this evens the situation out, allowing me to skip foundation for that purpose. It's habitually in the upper 80s/90s with high humidity where I live so this really doesn't make me feel like greaseball which is shocking. Like another reviewer mentioned, it's incredibly difficult to remove. I double cleanse (oil cleanse then regular cleanser) and I HAVE to go in twice with the oil cleanser to get it off.
Nice, subtle color
Dina K. from Kent, OH
Nice subtle color that lasts. Would buy this & the body lotion version again for sure. Both come in handy especially when I don't have time to tan!
This has REPLACED my need for foundation!
Dani206 from Seattle, WA
I absolutely love the feel and the smell of this product! Very lightweight and great feeling on the skin but enough tint/color that it has completely replaced my need for full coverage foundation and the SPF is a bonus!
It's so dang small
it's me not you from OK
I don't mind spending money on a good product but All of Pacifica's products are really small for the price... packaging is so terrible on their products and I don't understand why! I will keep searching for something else