Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Long Lasting
I was actually quite surprised by how well this sunscreen actually works, and how long it actually lasts. When the Summer hits, you can find me INSIDE at almost all times. I am VERY pale and burn almost instantly (haha). But this works well for me and gives me a good amount of protection. It rubs in and absorbs quickly without being too greasy or oily. The only thing that I don't like about this sunscreen is the scent. It was an odd scent to me... not very pleasant but not absolutely terrible either. I just wish it was a fresher scent.
Most Helpful Critical Review Too Heavy
I really didn't enjoy this. The scent wasn't bad but it wasn't necessarily very good either, and I found that I could smell it on myself throughout the day as I wore it. It also felt heavyweight, almost a little greasy, instead of sinking into my skin. Although it seemed to protect my skin reasonably well and I didn't burn, it isn't a sunscreen that I would reach for in the future mostly because it felt like it sat on my skin and never absorbed well and I was happy to wash it off at the end of the day.
Reviewed by 131 customers I won't buy this product again
Lali from IL
This sunscreen "lotion" is really a very heavy cream that is thick and difficult to spread. I know that's considered to be a characteristic of mineral sunscreens but I've used other mineral sunscreens that are easier to use. I won't buy this one again.
Jasmin K. from undisclosed
I really like this sunscreen. I goes on really well and I've gotten great coverage with it when applied every 80 minutes like it suggests.
Good protection, but grainy texture.
Grace from georgia
I may have gotten a bad batch. Something in this sunscreen is scraping my skin. it does provide good protection.i love that it's crulty free & reef friendly. I probably wont buy again because of the grainy texture.
Amazing Sunscreen for Those Who Burn Easily
J from CA
This sunscreen is amazing. I have light skin and burn very easily. It's difficult for me to find sunscreens that prevent this from happening. Bare Republic Mineral Sport 50 SPF takes the cake. It smells absolutely amazing too.
Some commenters have noted this sunscreen is very thick and leaves white streaks. That is true, but it works wonders and prevents burns. But I also am someone with light skin and can see how a person of color might not want the white streaks.
Horrible and sticky
Ali O from Dallas, TX
I was so excited when I bought this sunscreen because of the natural ingredients. I regretted buying this the moment I put it on. It's incredibly sticky and doesn't rub on well at all. It immediately left a white tint on my body, no matter how long I rubbed it on. The smell is odd, too. After working out in the sun, I noticed that my sweat was making the white tint on my skin even whiter. If you are looking for a transparent sunscreen that smells good, don't buy this one!
Thick but good
Brie T. from undisclosed
Overall I like it. It's pretty thick and can take some time to apply. It seems to last though. We use it on the kids for the pool
Great Mineral Sunscreen
meg from New York
I run outside and I am very fair skinned, and this sunscreen always protects me from getting burned. There is a bit of a white cast but I don't mind that for a body sunscreen. It is a MINERAL sunscreen, so of course it requires a bit more effort to work into the skin and the white cast is normal. I would take a mineral sunscreen that is good for my skin and protects me from the sun over the chemical ones any day.
Glades from OR
It was sticky and greasy and because of that it was hard to put on. Leaving an extra white layer just sitting on top of my skin. I found a different sunscreen that I actually like and says what it does. The blue lizard is amazing.
Did not like it.
Alex P from Philadelphia
I really didn't like it. It's extremely thick and takes a very long time to actually sink in.
Unlike the Spray, this actually works
Ash from Rogers, AR
No white residue like the spray bottles and you won't burn
Like it !!!
Rosa G. from undisclosed
Great product. Good sun coverage.
I recommend to other people.
Ingrid S. from undisclosed
Love the natural ingredients- smooth non clogging feel of this very effective sunscreen!
Goes on so smooth
Jeffrey P. from undisclosed
Really nice stuff. I'm a total sunscreen snob too. Right ingredients, great texture. I have not yet windsurfed this spring, that will be a good test for Bare, but so far, so good
Bill C. from undisclosed
We bought a tube of Sport SPF 50 at a store in Guam because we were heading to Palau, and all-natural sunscreen products are required there to protect the coral reefs. First time I'd ever used this (or heard of it for that matter!) Two of us pale faced Caucasians were out in the sun for well over five hours, right through midday on a kayaking and snorkeling expedition. Needless to say, there was a lot of time in the water involved. This stuff was fantastic! No ill effects from too much sun for either one of us. I'm not a big writer of reviews and -- frankly -- I really detest using sunscreen unless I really have to, but I've found the product for me. I was impressed enough to track down this web site and see about buying more direct from the manufacturer.
Islandgurldiaries from undisclosed
This sunscreen lotion is amazing for outdoor activities. It applies evenly and blends smoothly just like a lotion should. Love the clean ingredients list. I've been using this for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. Product was received complimentary from influenster for testing purposes.
The one sunscreen to rule them all!
Erica B. from undisclosed
It's really hard to find a non-greasy, ghost-free spf 50 these days. Most good sunscreens are only spf 30, but I like a stronger protection for all-day sun scenarios. This one is something everyone in the family can use while we are out hiking sunny trails or hitting the beach. Thanks for making such a great product!
If only it went on more easily!
Nancy B. from undisclosed
Pros: reef-safe; light, pleasing fragrance; did not burn.
Cons: difficult to rub in, which must be done to get rid of the whiteness.
Great for being active out doors!
Donna G. from undisclosed
Smells good...goes on pretty zinc white but fades mostly when dry) - but rubs in well - not greasy, and stays put and NEVER stung my eyes when sweating a lot.
Paige from Chattanooga TN
This has a terrible sour rancid smell. I bought it and tested a drop on the back of my hand and instantly put it back in the bag and returned to Ulta. I could not imagine going an entire day smelling like that!
Nothing but the best
katzndogz36 from undisclosed
Excellent coverage as always from Bare Minerals. The scent is great, too!
Didn't Like This
Lovelyy3 from Pennsylvania
I did not like this at all. The sunscreen comes out white, thick and gloopy. Once I put it on my arm, I decided I would not use it on the rest of my body because the smell was pretty intense. It smelled too artificially sweet and made me slightly nauseous as I kept wearing it for the rest of the day. It lingers for a long time. However, seems to protect me from the skin as I did not get burnt.
kmilez from undisclosed
Love the way it makes my skin glow and all the healthy minerals and cruelty free!!!!!
ITS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE A WHITE CAST
Adrianer91 from Knoxville
ITS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE A WHITE CAST. That means it's working. It doesn't rub in well because it creates a barrier. Regular sunblock rub into your skin allowing the sun rays to still penetrate thru your skin. You want the cast if you want real protection. Before purchasing and writing reviews, please do your research. There's plenty of articles explaining the science behind sunblock with/out mineral ingredients.
Toula from Alaska
This left a white cast on my skin all day, no matter how much I rubbed it in it wouldn't fade. It was almost impossible to rub in as well. Then the minerals almost seemed like they would ball up during the day because I would find grit on my skin throughout the day. The only pro was how good it smells.
Brittney from Charlotte, Nc
Has a pleasant light scent, goes on white and blends into your skin easily! I've been using this daily and enjoy it.