I am an avid outdoor enthusiast as well as very fair skinned and prone to skin cancer. Also there is some ingredient in non-mineral sunscreen that makes my eyes water and swell up. So to say I've had a tough time finding a good dependable MINERAL sunscreen is an UNDERSTATEMENT! I have bought so many sunscreens to try...from the cheap mineral sunscreens you can buy at Target, to a $100+ European mineral sunscreen. I have tried EVERYTHING! I have wasted SO much money!
Either the sunscreens were a weird consistency, made me TOO white, melted off when I got sweaty, the list goes on and on....I came across an Amavara ad on FB and decided to give it a try. I am pleasantly surprised. I've worn it once while running in over 100 degree weather (in TX humidity) and one time Mtn biking in the same weather conditions. Usually I apply a few layers over a 20 min or so time to make sure I am completely covered before I go out. But in both of these instances I did one coat. I was out for 1 hour running, and 3 hours mtn biking. This sunscreen did not sweat off (hallelujah!!!) and I didn't get sunburned! (woo hoo!!!) what also was SOOOO awesome is that I bought the tinted version so I didn't look like a ghost on either of these occasions! (Yay!!) I am a fan! I am going mtn biking at Winterpark this coming up week and I can't wait to put it to the test! Thank you Amavara! I am off to your site in a second to order some more bottles!
For anyone with skin tones lighter than NC25, the tinted higher protection version is too dark and also oxidizes orange. It also does not dry down (not matte on my combination skin) and transfers (including to clothes). It does spread quite well, but unfortunately I can't wear this. Will try mixing with a white sunscreen to see if that helps. Would prefer an untinted version of spf 50. Mixing with the spf 30 would probably dilue efficacy. Lastly, I would really like to know the UVA protection on this sunscreen, as that is much more deadly than UVB and is constant year round.
The smell is great, it goes on more easily that traditional zinc, and did a great job in protecting my skin! My fiance appreciates the tinted option for his dark skin.
The product works as advertised. The distribution systems may need some improvement, however I can say the solution is a hands down winner.
Hi. I’ve tried the product and absolutely love it. My only criticism is the pump container it comes in. Sometimes it’s very hard to pump out the sunscreen. The pump doesn’t work that well or at least it doesn’t work well for me.
Love the face stick to keep my money maker covered!
Your tinted mineral sunscreen SPF 50 works great. No sunburn!
This is really great sunscreen, it looks a bit dark coming out but doesn't end up showing on my fair/light skin. Oddly, it does seem to give a little bit of coverage as well in that it blurs dark circles and the like without looking like make up. It holds up well, though I haven't gone swimming in it, I have sweated a lot. Highly recommend to sunscreen freaks out there! By the way, it annoys me that the review request defaults to 5 stars, but I would give it that.
I love that this product feels so great on your skin and does not clog your pores. I use the tinted sunscreen instead of foundation and the coverage is just as good if not better. I love the sunscreen facestick that is so easy to carry in my bike bag for use on longer rides.
Just got back from vacation in Northern Wisconsin and used the Amavara products for the first time with the family. Ages 1-61 and the products were great easy to apply, no crazy mess and good for the environment. Thanks and keep up the great work.
The only great thing about this is that it rubs in clear. You can get zinc sticks and zinc oxide for far less money anywhere. This product is good, but definitely not worth the high price and small tube ~ 30 SPF.
We used this on the whole family and no tears or stinging eyes. Thank you!
Holds up in water but lots of chemicals in mix. Not sure if they are ok?...
The face and body duo product are great they went on smooth and after rubbing it in, the white basically disappeared. It seems to block the sun well. Im happy with the products.
This makes my skin look flawless and give it great protection from this Arizona heat.
I ordered the SPF 30 lotion with Zinc (the non tinted one) to try it out and see if it is something I could wear everyday that wouldn't irritate my sensitive skin or make me break out. So far I've used this sunscreen about 6 times when out in full sun exposure and I have yet to get burned, break out, or have any irritation! It goes on pretty easily and another perk for me is that it isn't greasy AT ALL and there is no weird smell that unfortunately accompanies pretty much all other sunscreens I've tried. Very happy with this product and will be ordering again, thank you Amavara for making such a simple yet incredibly useful and safe product.
My 17 year old son went out to California for Junior Olympics Waterpolo and for the past 3 years he always burns when he uses Sunscreen that we purchase at the stores (Target, Meijer, Walmart). This year we used your sunscreen and this was the first year he did not burn!
Great customer service and love the products
PROS: I have tried SO many zinc-oxide sunscreens. Most of them are difficult to rub in, leave me practically glow in the dark from the white pasty residue and stain my clothes/bathing suit. This is not the case with amavara. I've only found two brands who carry tinted zinc sunscreen and amavara is the only one that does not leave me greasy or pasty! I also love that it is a small business and made in the USA.
CONS: The only things I wish I could change are the price, plastic and size! I discovered amavara through an instagram ad Kimi Werner posted. She was using a large pump dispenser bottle so I thought they might sell their products in large quantities, which I would prefer! I live in a beach town so theses 1.65 oz-3.0 oz bottles aren't going to be economically feasible for me all summer. Even a 16 oz would be great. As for the plastic I appreciate that they have made the switch to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. I have bought other sunscreens in metal tins but I am assuming they may not use this packaging because it wont suit their product. For those reasons I give the product four stars.
Overall, product-wise I would say amavara is the best zinc-oxide sunscreen on the market and it is worth buying as you can afford!
The sunscreen turns clear when it is applied, stays clean and provides great protection.
Living in San Diego sun screen is a must wear everyday and this is a product that I genuinely like to use.
I could not have find a better sunscreen. It dries perfectly on the face and sits under make up like a pro. I live in sofl so it's hot and muggy. This works perfectly.
Initially it feels heavy and gray color but after applying it, it goes on mat and not heavy.
This is a great product and the tint is undetectable, blending with many skin shades. I love it!
SPF 50 FACESTICK with EarthWell Zinc Technology
Hi. I’m currently serving as an instructor in a beach lifeguard Academy and previous to that I was a beach lifeguard for six years in San Diego Needless to say I’ve tried my share of sunscreens.
In terms of reliability, adhesiveness and blending into your skin this is hands-down the best sunscreen I’ve ever tried. The fact that it’s ocean and reef safe is a great bonus but as with all sunscreens it’s the protection that’s paramount and your product more than achieves that objective!
Thank you for making such an outstanding product that protects our skin while simultaneously let’s us enjoy being outside in and out of the water. 😎