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Customer Reviews for LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream

LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream

Sheer mineral formula delivers daily protection.
Average Customer Rating:
3.75 out of 5
3.8
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5
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Rating Snapshot (4 reviews)
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3 of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
2 Questions | 1 Answer
LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream Reviews
LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream Review #1
cateb
Connecticut
Pros: pleasant fragrance
Cons: greasy, heavy, separates!, turns your skin white
2 out of 5
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Price/Value 
1 out of 5
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Ease of Use 
1 out of 5
Age Group:45-54
Gender:F
Skin Type:sensitive

eh, it's in the lowest third of the many

-June 28, 2014
Am a physical (meaning titanium/zinc oxide) sunscreen collector, trying to find the HG. Like this type of sunscreen because it works instantly and I am not going to sit around for 1/2 hour to have it activate. I Have to wear sunscreen every day since I've had melanoma removed twice, though we all should, right? Have used MD Solar Science, Clarins, Anthelios, Josie Maran (no longer made, boo!) this one, Replenix, Skinceuticals, Peter Thomas Roth and many more.
I judge them based on (1) do they rub in or stay on the surface making my face whitish and ghostly. That's a real issue with physical sunscreens and this one doesn't pass the test.
(2) is the consistency good for the face? No, it's a bit heavy...and worse, it separates in the tube, so watery stuff comes out first, then blobs. So you have to shake the tube.
(3) is it greasy? Yeah, this one is a little, though there are worse.
BTW, Winner by a long shot is an obscure brand I found on this site after reading for hours through all the options: Replenix, which appears to have lots of other good ingredients, a bonus, on top of being a light consistency that doesn't separate and rubs in quickly to disappear completely.
LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream Review #2
pealia
the high and sunny desert
Pros: smooth texture, pleasant fragrance, rated "safe"
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Ease of Use 
4 out of 5
Age Group:35-44
Gender:F
Skin Type:combination

safe, effective, pleasant

-April 17, 2013
it doesn't absorb quite as quickly as a some other brands, but is very good, safer and less expensive than those I have bought in the past. I have recently abandoned others more expensive (but that work well) because of a "high health concern" rating according to the Environmental Working Group (an independent group/web site that rates the safety of sunscreens and other products). I enjoy LaVanila products and appreciate their less risky formulas.
LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream Review #3
dctw
Los Angeles, CA
Pros: smooth texture, absorbs quickly, pleasant fragrance, gentle
Cons: very white
4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Price/Value 
3 out of 5
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Ease of Use 
4 out of 5
Age Group:45-54
Gender:F
Skin Type:combination

Happy with Product

-March 23, 2012
Despite having several different oils in the ingredient list, the sunscreen absorbs very quickly into my skin and did not aggravate my acne. The fragrance is very, very light and natural. The sunscreen is very white, but rather quickly the color blends away on my medium-light olive skin tone. I'm not sure if it would leave a white haze on darker skin.
LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream Review #4
Elizabeth123
Alexandria VA
Pros: smooth texture, pleasant fragrance, gentle, works great
5 out of 5
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Price/Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use 
5 out of 5
Age Group:45-54
Gender:F
Skin Type:sensitive

Fabulous, gentle, non-nanonized sunscreen

-July 26, 2011
I LOVE this sunscreen! I wear sunscreen every day of the year, whether I'm staying indoors or not (I don't want any exposure, even incidental through a window). While the cream looks thick and white straight from the tube, it's easy to apply and I can very gently rub it in to create a smooth, moisturized look instead of the ghostly pale look created by other zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide products on the market. And best of all, these aren't nano-sized particicles that can be absorbed into your system and do potential harm (although exactly what they do in your internal system in unknown at this time). This is a true physical sunscreen that sits on top of your skin and stops the UVA and UVB rays from getting through, while the other products keep your skin happy and moisturized. My ultra sensitive skin is very, very happy and is protected from the sun, all day, every day--something that is critical for me as a soon-to-be liver/kidney transplant patient!
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