Rated 2.91 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Safe and Effective
Previously I was a routine purchaser of an Aveeno sunscreen that was mineral and had an SPF of 30, but after that seemingly disappeared from Ulta overnight, I had search for something else. I found this product after I had begun using more Pacifica products, and so far I've enjoyed it! It's a thin formula that spreads fairly well. It has a very faint tint to the formula (likely to help combat the white cast mineral sunscreens tend to leave) and smells like coconut! I know other people have mentioned that it does need to be worked in, but frankly that's just about all mineral sunscreens on the market (and a fair trade off in my book to avoid chemical UV absorbers). Any sort of makeup I've applied over this has applied wonderfully so long as you don't use any sort of excessive rubbing or buffing. Cost wise it's also very affordable (seeing as Ulta constantly has coupons available as well) and a fair price for protecting your skin!
Most Helpful Critical Review Unimpressed
I love this brand and all that they stand for, so I was naturally excited when I saw that they came out with a face sunscreen, since I am a Florida native. However, the formula was way too thick, took forever to rub in (even using a small amount) left my skin feeling oily, heavily coated so much so that it was white from the sunscreen. Also, the smell did not remind me of any coconut flavor/scent I've ever encountered. I can say that for the price, I will not buy again and will not be finishing the tube I have already purchased, sadly. I hope that they can perfect the texture and smell in the near future.
Reviewed by 123 customers Great moisturizer/sunblock
BarbaraD from CT
Goes on thick, so a little goes a long way, but doesn't make my skin feel
Skincare junkie from Hemet, CA
I m really happy with this product. I like the smell and a little of it gkes a long way. I also think it helps my skin look brighter thanks to the caffeine and probiotics in it. The only issue is that it does leave a slight white cast but my makeup covers that up. I get dry skin occasionally in some spots and this really helps with that as well.
Best Face Sunscreen
Lauren B. from Palm Coast, Florida
Mineral face sunscreens are the way to go for non-greasy, skin-softening protection from the sun; this one has those factors, along with a fantastic scent!
Not a fan
christim10 from undisclosed
I was very excited about this product and have tried to use it a few times. I am really not a fan of the fragrance nor the feel of the lotion. I appreciate that it is marketed as a natural product but I will not purchase again
Broke me out
Anne from San Francisco, Ca
This sunscreen burns my face when I put it on and makes my skin red. It also causes me acne. I don't notice much sun protection maybe cause it's only spf 30 and I've always been using spf 50 from another brand. This was cheaper that's why I wanted to try it, but I will not be buying another one.
Won't buy it again
Karla from Houston Tx
I wanted to give this sunscreen a try bc is vegan and cruelty free, is not the best protection bc is 30 but is better than nothing, is not so smooth when applying and it leaves my skin looking pale so if you have dark skin I do not recommend it for you bc it would leave you looking super pale
Abbydesouza from Trinidad and Tobago
I bought this product a couple years ago and haven't stopped using and rebuying since . This product is especially great for acne prone sensitive skin . I actually find it helpful with managing oil production as well . It does leave a white cast but it's definitely due to the zinc oxide which is amazing for acne prone skin. I use this daily and really enjoy using it as a base to my makeup or just a little when I'm going bare skin.
Great for oily skin!!!
Ashley from Indiana
It's pretty thick, however if you put this on and mix it with your moisturizer, it spreads very nicely and leaves no white residue!
Please Never Discontinue!
Steeph from Toronto, ON
I'm obsessed. My skin is very sensitive to spf, most mineral spf will make my skin dry and flakey. This is SO well-balanced with hydrating ingredients that it blends in easily and feels glowy and hydrated. Will live a minor white cast, as will all mineral spfs, but really nothing substantial for fair to light-medium skin tones. Normally I give up on wearing a daily spf, but I have no problem using this every morning. I love it, I need it, I'm going to buy it forever.
the whisperer from Sacramento, CA
so upset that i was sent a expired product
Popeapotamus from Maryland- DC metro
I bought this, applied once, removed within 30 minutes and returned two days later. It does not absorb, smells strange, it's thick and left me looking pasty. My husband thought I was sick.
I usually love this brand, and was totally disappointed.
ShannonC from Baltimore, MD
Left a very terrible white cast on the face. Terrible for darker skin tones but the texture and weight and effectiveness of the product is awesome
How could you, Pacifica?!
Dawn Delle from Jupiter, FL
I LOVE this sunscreen. Yes, it makes my face a bit pale. I don't care. It works so well on my skin. It lasts. It doesn't sting after I've used Retin-A. It's my favorite face sunscreen. Unfortunately I understand it is no longer being made. I'm so disappointed. I am flying my protest flag!
Lori from South Carolina
They changed the formula it's thick and white coating doesn't go away ..I liked the old formula it didn't have titanium oxide
madoymam from undisclosed
I really like the smell I have tried it and it is very good it is not that expensive. No 3s greasy and leaves a very good feeling on your face
Me gusta mucho el olor lo he probado y es muy bueno no es tan costoso. No 3s grasoso y deja muy buena sensacin en tu rostro
No do not purchase
Maddie from New Braunfels texas
I don't like it I put a little amount on my face and it was really white I rubbed it in and it did not sheer out at all it made my fave super white
Threw it away
Jeannette108 from UT
This stuff is terrible. It's thin enough that it all comes out of the bottle at once so you end up with more than you need, but thick enough that it leaves a thick white pearlescent sheen on your face. I'm someone who tries to stay pale and this was too much for me. I was embarrassed to leave the house with this on my face. After unsuccessfully diluting it with a non shiny face lotion and still looking ridiculous whenever I left the house I ended up throwing the mostly full container in the garbage.
Italian Blonde from Dallas, TX
Nooooo! I'm so disappointed I didn't read the reviews on this. I love Pacifica and their coconut scent is my favorite. When it says, mineral, they mean it. It's like they mixed zinc oxide with sand. The texture was unpleasant, reminded me of their underarm scrub, and when people say the white doesn't go away, they aren't kidding. I'm blonde Italian. My face is significantly paler than the rest of my body, but this was a shockingly noticeable pale. I'm glad I put it on in the mirror at home because I was able to wipe it off with a makeup wipe and use something different. I will definitely be returning! 😣
Love this stuff
Desert Dwellings from Tucson, AZ
I use this sunscreen daily and love how it goes on and looks on my face. It give a pretty sheen and provides great coverage. I've always been an Elta MD and CeraVe fan and consider myself a sunscreen expert because I live in Arizona. Anyway, I really like this product!
Just Me from Houston, TX
I was recommended this product by store staff and I don't know if I got a bad batch or what, but this was not good for AT ALL. Let me start by saying I'm hispanic (neutral olivish foundation shade) and as soon as I put this on my face was a noticeably white shade. I'm sure it blocks the sun because I was the same shade after being outside for at least 4 hours as when I started my outdoor time. The product is thick/dense, difficult to spread and fast-drying. My skin felt like it couldn't breathe well. Application on me left a white layer almost is if I had on the Lancome hyrdogel sheet mask. I felt very uncomfortable and self conscious with this.
Works however leaves the face a little white
Jamie from Newport News, VA
This product does work however it does leave my face white side with white streaks. The Sea and C line work amazingly and with zero whire steaks.
A little chalky
Skiergirl from New Hampshire
I was so excited about this product as I wanted a good face sunscreen but I am a little disappointed by how chalky it is. The first time my husband saw me put it on he made a comment about it looking like I had put on clown face make-up. That was disappointing especially when I thought I had done a good job rubbing it it. Overall it does give the protection I was looking for, so that is why I gave it 4 stars.
Great ingredients, but will not rub in
Briana from Montrose, PA
I love this product for its ingredients and I don't doubt its abilities, but I cannot get this product to absorb in without looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Shelby L from Boise, ID
I love it and the smell. I actually found out about it from a Youtuber who is a dermatologist and she struggled with acne for many years. So this was her go to, if you tend to break out, use this! The only down side is that it does leave a white hue on your face after applying and if you have dry skin it may grt some of the dead skin off of your face as you are rubbing it in.
Will leave a white cast but protects well
Marissa M from Pittsburgh
I am extremely fair skinned and burn very easily. I recently went to the beach, the day I used this my face was fine. I used my friend's Supergoop SPF 50 a different day and my face burned. If you apply a thin layer to your face you will be fine. It starts to pill if you rub it in too much but just let it absorb on its own and the white cast goes away some. I do not recommend for use under makeup.