Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
I love this product! For different reasons:
1. I know it sounds minuscule, but the fact that I don't have to squirt sun screen out onto my hands and rub it on my face to get the sun protection is AMAZING for my ADHD brain/life. It's a good product size, so it's easy to find in my Mary Poppins purse; take it out quickly, do a quick few spritzes, and I'm done! And since it's so easy, I reapply more often than I do with a "regular" sunscreen.
2. The smell, duh! I don't know how a smell could be "velvet-y", but they figured it out. The smell is divine, and makes the experience that much better. When I spray it on my face, I don't choke on the product that gets inhaled from breathing. As someone who lives with asthma, I'm very grateful!
3. It doesn't burn my eyes when sprayed directly onto my face. Other spray sunscreens recommend spraying onto hands and then applying to the face to avoid product burning the eyes. With this one, you don't have to do that. And again, this has lead to reapplication more often, meaning more protection throughout the day!
4. I didn't have any issues with leaking while it was in my large, bottomless bag. I noticed the tension that held the cap onto the bottle loosened a tad, but the cap never come off unintentionally.
5. Doesn't leave my face greasy or oily. I have combination skin and live in Texas where its normal to take 2-3 showers a day because of all the sweating during the hot months. So a face product that doesn't add more oil/grease is fantastic. I don't wear makeup too often, but when I did, the reapplication didn't lead to any runniness, excess oil or shininess.
6. Finally, I LOVE that it is SPF 50. The fact that it is a spray can sometimes make me wonder if I am receiving full protection because it doesn't "feel" like I am compared to a "regular" sunscreen. But I had no qualms about giving a few more spritzes to make it feel like I was covering my whole face.
All in all, I loved this product. The fact that its a spritz makes for a great experience and so much easier to reapply during the day. Would definitely invest in another one when I run out of my current bottle!
First, the pluses! Being a fan of Vacation I was so excited to try this face sunscreen as I've used the body spray and had absolutely wonderful results. The scent is amazing, nostalgic and gets you right into the summertime spirit, making your sunscreen easy to apply and fun as well. This round ,however, simply wasn't for me. I tried this sunscreen two separate times and after each time I had a almost retinol-like reaction once applying. The first time I had actually used a retinol the night before and wanted to protect myself from sun as retinols can leave you very reactive to sunlight. However in this instance it did not help and I had a full blown reaction for three days - red skin, swollen and itchy and scaley. Let me first say that this could have very easily been triggered by the retinol use and therefore I decided to give it another go a couple weeks later after my skin had calmed and I made sure not to use any harsh ingredients before applying. I applied it to the right side of my face to see if the reaction occurred again. Unfortunately I still had redness and slight swelling and a little bit of itchiness - not nearly as severe as the first application but I simply had to decide at that point that this is probably not the sunscreen for me. I gave it two stars for my reaction, however I do believe that the brand as a whole is phenomenal and I hope to try more from them in the future. I don't think most people would have the experience I did. **This review was created through an educational promotional event hosted between the brand and beauty experts.**
Alex from Baltimore , MD
I love the smell of Vacation fragrance and have almost finshed off a bottle. Wanting to have an easy sunscreen mist I bought this for the summer.
It went on great then my eyes seemed to be irritated. Why? Idk
My eyes were closed when I sprayed it on. Tried again thinking it was a fluke. And my eye was just burning non stop. I had to rinse my eye out in a department store bathroom. That helped only a bit. Then my sinuses flared up.
I had to just take a shower at home and wash my entire face off. Thats the only thing that helped. Ended up returning it.
jinhyun from oahu, hi
i was really looking forward to this purchase because its so much easier to reapply suncreen with spray instead of a stick or cream. but even though its says lightly scented it smells too much of body sunscreen. i ordered online because we dont have it in store here so i didnt know prior. keeping it bur probaly wont repurchase
Heather from Los Angeles
This little product sent me to urgent care. I dont have sensitive skin nor have I ever had an allergic reaction to a product like I did with this. My face was SO swollen (my eyes were almost swollen shut) and my face and neck were covered in itchy hives and red splotches. It would not go down on it's own so I had to get a steroid shot and take oral steroids for an entire week. The swelling did not completely dissipate until the 6th day. I've also seen many other reviews with the same experience as me. I just wouldn't buy this. It's absolutely not worth the risk.
Daniela from Albuquerque, NM
I bought this about a month ago and I have been using it nonstop. I had been looking for an SPF spray for a while and I'm so glad I found this. I love the smell and it definitely gives me some nostalgia, it reminds me of The Beach water park in Albuquerque. I did notice that it smells quite a bit of alcohol so perhaps it's not for people with sensitive skin.
Paige from California
I wanted to love it, but makes the face really oily, doesn't really dry down, and burns my eyes. 2 stars for cute and convenient packaging lol
sav from Los angeles
i really wanted to love this but its so expensive and burns the heck out of your eyes no matter how long you keep them closed. bummer, i loved how it smelled, sorayed, and the bottle design /:
Erin from Hammond
It's great for both your face and scalp.
Kristina from CA
Well my face got burnt and swelled like crazy. I convinced there is so SPF in this... it is itchy and red and irritated :( never had issues with colorscience or super goop. Similar issues with Coola so if you react to Coola don't bother with this!
Drake_GSD from Boston
So admittedly, I'm not always the best at remembering to put on my SPF. But this product makes it almost TOO EASY! I love it! Love the scent too! All my friends have been fighting over who gets to use it next! 🥰
Annie from Los Angeles
I was disappointed that this face mist formula doesnt play well with makeup. Whether you apply it under makeup or on top of, it is quite oily and will melt your foundation, eyeliner etc. It doesnt really dry down, and it leaves a shiny cast. I am still giving 3 stars because it does the job of protecting skin from UV damage, and the scent is delicious. Also a very cute retrowave package design, and unlike some spray borrle products it doesnt gum up or drip or leak. It truly is a mist, and sprays very evenly.
Jessica from Little Rock, ar
This burned when I applied it and it broke my face out really badly. Would not recommend if you have sensitive skin
Rye from California
Considering the price, I would not repurchase. It's spraying more product in the air than on your face. Needs different packaging
Sam from Providence
I love everything else ive bought from thjs brand, but this is not good. Mist is way too agressive for the face, and also cery very greasy. Got it to top off over makeup and it just blasted me in yhr face and messed it all up.
Prin from Chicago, IL
Not sure how "clean" these ingredients are because I don't have sensitive skin and I had a terrible reaction to this stuff. Face was itchy and swollen. The first time it happened, I thought it was something else. Tried it a second time and the same thing happened. Awful.
Ms. Amber from San Diego
- fits easily in my bag
-need to do a handful of sprays in order to get your whole face.
-leaves an oily finish = makes my skin feel dirty by the end of the day
L from New Mexico
I bought this based on the reviews and wanted to try a sunscreen spray to reapply every two hours.
When I first bought it, I sprayed it all over my face which had a nice scent. After the day ended I realized that my eyeliner is smudged and my eyeshadow smudges as well! After covering my eyes It did not smudge anymore. Would I buy it again? No
Lysa from Los Angeles
I walk every day at work to ensure I move. I spray this on before I head out. Goes over my makeup great. It sets nicely. Make sure you close your eyes when spraying.
kals from temecula
this sunscreen is extremely greasy! i felt so gross after i sprayed it on over my makeup, it made me super shiny looking so i had to wash my face. im going to try to use it as a arm and hand sunscreen for when im outside as i dont want to waste it but i highly suggest not buying this unless your skin is super super dry. its the most greasy sunscreen ive tried. i suggest the coola sunscreen in the light blue glass bottle. its way less greasy and has oil control.
steph g from Miami, FL
The pros. it goes well over make up and it doesnt make your face oily, and as you wear it through out the day you dont feel oily either. youll look oily immediately after applying but it goes away soon after.
The Cons. it really does BURN the eyes. you might think obviously its sunscreen its not for the eyes. however this formula should be formulated to be more gentle for the face. of course you close your eyes when you apply it. however youll start to feel your eyes burning minutes after. NOT worth it at all. Also, your eyes will continue burn even after youve washed your face. you gotta be really careful because long term use can cause serious side effects for your eyes. Keep looking. this is not it.
Caroline from Atlanta, GA
Smells amazing, but gave me horrible breakouts.
Mils from Visalia,CA
I purchased based on the good reviews however I had to return. It doesnt burn my eyes like other reviews but it does burn my lips not a good feeling! Definitely couldn't keep it.
Meg from Tennessee
I love the body spray from this brand but this facial spray is WORSE THAN AWFUL. It burns my face and sprays terribly unevenly. It also has too much fragrance for a facial product.
B from Florida
This mist has multiple benefits! The ease of application and the SPF strength is what sold me on this product. The classic beachy scent is so nice that I purchased the Vacation perfume to match! All around a pleasant experience. This product dries fast enough and did not leave behind an oily residue. Love it!
claire from Washington DC
i don't dislike alot of products and the ones i do dislike, i usually make it work, but this was one that was not worth keeping. the worst part is it burns your eyes really bad. no matter how i covered my eyes, at least a little always ended up in my eyes. sweating also makes it alot more likely to get in your eyes which is counter intuitive if this is an spf. even washing your face/taking a shower will get this in your eyes even if you keep your eyes closed. bottom line i couldnt find a way to not get it in my eyes and its hard to get out of your eyes once its there. the second con is that it smells insanely strong for 1-2 minutes, it was so strong i just tried to hold my breath as long as i could. after that there was a nice banana smell almost but between it getting in your eyes and not being able to really breath for a few minutes i dont think this product is worth it
Rach from Tacoma, WA
I was hesitant to try after reading some reviews but I have been SO happy with this product after trying countless others! I am sensitive and pale as can be, this didn't burn or leak into my eyes.. I barely notice it except the smell which is not too fragrant after applying. Buying two more while it's on sale!!