Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
This is my new favorite product for sun care! I typically burn easy, I have rosacea and have to be very careful in the sun (which is why fake tanner is a necessity for me)! I tested out the Kopari sun shield while doing yard work yesterday. I was outside for four hours in the sun! Now usually I would come in as red as a tomato and not be able to move for several days, but thanks to the Kopari sun shield, I'm not burned at all! I love how the product looks on my skin and it leaves me feeling super hydrated! This held up against sweat and a ton of dirt and was not affected by any of it! I'm super impressed! Ignore the red splotch in my photo I had my legs crossed, how I noticed I really like the nice sheen the product gives my skin, and then decided to take the photo and had to uncross and recross to get good lighting!
This is a body oil, not a gel. It has an oily feeling on the skin, squeezed out of the bottle, and the oils in the ingredients make it an oil. It does not feel like a gel. There are too many unique problems I encountered while using this product. I've also never seen another spf product packaged in a clear container, and they aren't supposed to be exposed to sunlight.
Sunscreens always recommend reapplication or to be applied liberally on the skin, but no other product I've used requires two layers. Does this imply that one isn't enough to protect the skin. One layer alone never fully dries, I can always feel the slippery oil that never absorbed. I didn't bother with two layers because of the inability of the first layer to dry. Hours later I couldn't feel the oil as much as I did when I first applied it, but I'm not sure if this is a result of absorption or rubbing off. The oil has rubbed off on my phone and other surfaces I have touched.
There is barely any shimmer, and I was really excited to try this product because there aren't many shimmer sunscreens with okay ingredients. I've been using Supergoop Glow for the body and that has more shimmer, but isn't overdone. Kopari's sunscreen on the body isn't as shimmery as the bottle.
The smell isn't my favorite. It's like a less strong version of Equate (tropical scented) or Alba Botanica (Hawaiian), and personally it isn't for me. If it was stronger, it would be intoxicating, which the two products I mentioned are.
This product reminds me of applying coconut oil as a lotion. In theory it sounds good because it's "natural" and trendy, but unless you're going to be off your phone and avoid sitting/touching anything all day, 99% of people won't find it practical. I'd also be lowkey scared of wearing this at the beach in front of a bonfire or at home cooking on the stove, the oil close to heat would probably make the entire body flammable. And because of the body's natural temperature and summer heat, oil will always be wet and transfer.
Because this product is so new, I feel like it's a "rough draft" of Kopari, considering they only have one other spf product. But due to the slight itching and burning I experienced while wearing this out (in the sun, not in water), and the amount of reviews that mention burning, I wouldn't be surprised if this product was recalled or the subject of a lawsuit. And I always tan, I rarely burn.
aadin from Boston MA
I like to catch this on sale and it smells like coconut! I don't recommend this for a beach day bc the sand stuck to my hands (but I'll do it anyway). So you should follow the directions and allow it to absorb into the skin before going out in the sun
Rachel from Ashburn, VA
Smells amazing. I have super dry skin and although this is an oil it didn't leave me feeling greasy. I have the body oil too and I love both of them. This product makes me feel happy when I put it on. I think it is the amazing scent.
Lisha from Florida
It is thicker and stickier than I was expecting. It definitely not worth the price. Had the same feel on skin as the Vaseline coco butter oil that i tried, and hated, years ago. I'd return if I wasn't so lazy.
Korinne from Manhattan Beach, CA
My friend recommended this sunscreen to me and I am literally hooked - I used all of mine this summer and I smelled like a mix of sweet coconut and a tropical vacation. It protected me from the sun, never got burned. I'll be repurchasing it.
Kay O. from undisclosed
Love this sunscreen. Not only does it work great, it also nourishes your skin and leaves it feeling smooth & moisturized. I highly recommend!
Thavy Y. from undisclosed
It give your skin a beautiful sheen but without the stickiness. My skin feels nice and moisturizes throughout the day.
Sylvia from undisclosed
This body sunscreen smells so yummy and feels so smooth. Give light shimmer nothing too crazy. Keeps my skin hydrated all day. I would totally recommend this product and be purchasing again.
stemleo99 from Fort Worth, TX
I loved the smell and how it made my skin look. I like the oily look especially during the Summer. The pump is also high quality.
Michelle E. from undisclosed
Feels great on your skin and provides a beautiful glow while keeping you protected.
Samanthan from Ohio
I do not burn easily, I have to state that first...but I was in Belize in August and the UV was 11! I applied it as directed...but I seldom reapplied...maybe once throughout the day! I was in the pool, ocean or on a sailboat most of the days. I never had an issue...my daughters...who do burn more easily ... used it and reapplied more often and we loved it! It is light weight and smells amazing. I do admit that sand lice seemed to like it so I would choose a nonscented option for the beach to ocean moments if you ever run into those nasty creatures. Otherwise it lasted a long time and did it's job....reef friendly too. I will buy again.
Brendye from Dallas, TX
I'm not sure how I'm the world they're marketing this as a non greasy formula! It's SO greasy anything you touch has a slimy film on it. The scent is a very spf kind of smell. Zero shimmer - only a sheen from how slimy and gross your skin feels. I've had this for a week trying to love it and I absolutely do not. Returning.
Aly from South Texas
I love this sunscreen! I needed everyday spf that doesn't smell or feel like traditional sunscreen. The formula is moisturizing and melts quickly above lotion. The glitter is not excessive so it's great for everyday use. My skin did not react negatively to the formula, thankfully. I had to throw away my first bottle during TSA at the airport and felt determined to replace it afterwards.
Sharon from undisclosed
This left my skin feeling soft, not oily with a nice sheen. With SPF 50 I'm hooked! I am 66 years of age and believe 100% in Kopari products.
Amy N. from undisclosed
Still love this stuff! Second bottle this summer. Best product out there. Moisturizing, but light. Not overly scented or overly sparkly. This middle aged lady is very pallid and needs all the sun protection she can get. I actually enjoy putting this sun lotion on and feel fabulous afterwards 😁🤩 It's pricey, but does its job and makes you feel like an invincible power siren even in your 50s +🔥
Jackie H. from undisclosed
A summer staple!!!! Smells great, feel great, protects my skin while leaving a healthy glow!!!
Jody from Alaska
Unexpected trip to Texas in July required sunscreen for some unacclimated Alaskans. No sunburn and it was easy to apply and attractive to boot. Highly recommend!
Lisa H. from undisclosed
Loved it. Took it on Vacay with me to Sint Marteen ! Amazing stuff!
Rach from Iowa
I have sensitive skin and I'm able to wear this product. And it makes your skin so smooth and silky. You will love it.
@KariDee9 from Chicago, IL
After using this product one time (ONE) I got a contact dermatitis rash that lasted almost SIX WEEKS. I had to go to multiple doctors, culminating in seeing a dermatologist who was FINALLY able to prescribe a topical to get rid of it. I wish I could give this product negative stars.
Mayelin P. from undisclosed
It's not that shiny and the smell could be better, it's way too subtle.
Heather H. from undisclosed
This feels great on your skin. It's lightweight and shimmery. I'd love a 30 spf too. I usually don't wear 50 unless I've been in the sun for a long time.
Kristin B. from undisclosed
It didn't work for me. I reapplied at the beach 3-4 times today and I still burnt pretty bad. Maybe if you will be outside for a short time it's good but not long term on the beach My experience anyway
CB from Charlotte, NC
very disappointed, the product does not glow, it is extremely sticky, and packaging is awful.
Kailie from Menomonee Falls, WI
For the cost, this sunscreen is pretty medicore. I was expecting a more jelly type product where this is an oil. It gives a mostly oily/greasy appearance and gives very little payback for how much effort is needed to blend the product into the skin. Not a fan of the scent, artficial sweetener mixed w plastic.
Pamela A. from undisclosed
Absolutely love this