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Sunscreen Sticks I’ve Tried in 2023

This list is dedicated to the Sunscreens in Stick format that I’ve tried and reviewed this year. I use sun sticks for reapplication during the day. The last 2 are actually from 2022 but used up in 2023

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Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

I finished this one and opened another!

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I had the opportunity to purchase 3 items thru StyleKorean’s “Ready Set Glow” promotion, where you can select 3 full-sized products for $9.99. I was excited to try this sunstick, as I’ve seen so many great reviews and thr price was right to purchase. This sunscreen stick contains 5 sunscreen filters, aloe vera, green tea and Ceramide NP and provides SPF50+ PA ++++ protection. It effortlessly glides onto skin without being sticky. Sunscreen Filters: ☀️ Octinoxate ☀️ Octisalate ☀️ Uvinul A Plus ☀️ Tinosorb B ☀️ Octocrylene Key Ingredients: 🔸 Green Tea 🔸 Centella Asiatica 🔸 Aloe Vera 🔸 Cucumber extract 🔸 Glycerin 🔸 Ceramide NP Packaging/Texture: 22g dark plastic crescent shaped tube. Has twist up button at bottom. Sunscreen looks yellow in tube, but goes on clear. Has slight sunscreen smell but not really noticeable. My Experience: I apply a full amount of sunscreen every morning so I only use sunsticks for reapplication during the day. I lightly drag this sunscreen across my face to apply. It goes on clear without any white cast. I really like the curved shape, making it easy to apply around the eye and nose contours. I only use this stick on my face, but it can be used for applying to the body too. After applying, my skin has a slightly dewy but satin finish. It doesn’t smudge my makeup either, provided I gently drag across my face. Oily skin or those living in very humid climates may experience a more glowing or oily finish, but it is a great sunscreen for dry skin. I like how hydrating and moisturizing my skin feels, but it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. This is one of the best sunsticks I’ve tried in a while and I would definitely repurchase.

Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

Abib
Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++

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Vegan Peptide Bakuchiol Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

Small size so easy to fit into a small bag.

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I purchased this sun stick slong with 2 other sunscreens though the Ready Set Glow Campaign from Stylekorean where you can purchase 3 items for $9.99. This Sun Stick has a soft silky texture infused with powder particles that helps to absorb sebum & oil without stickiness. Sunscreen Filters: 🔸 Uvinul A+ 🔸 Uvinul T150 🔸 Parsol SLX 🔸 Tinosorb S 🔸 Titanium Dioxide Key Ingredients: 🔸 1% Bakuchiol 🔸 25 different types of peptides 🔸 Tocopherol Packaging/Texture: 18g sun stick with white plastic base and purple cap. Sunscreen is purple in color and has a floral scent My Experience: I was excited to try this sun stick. It has 25 different types of peptides for collagen regeneration, including Hexapeptide-2 for brightening, and Copper Tripeptide for soothing plus antioxidant benefits. Bakuchiol helps repair skin damage and tocopherol provides wrinkle protection. It just glides on skin, leaving it with a natural finish & no white cast. I liked how the slim shape makes it easy to apply all over the face, even around the nose & eyes. It has a rotating plate instead of a dial to make it easy to twist more product. I really like how it is small enough to carry around and doesn’t burn or sting in tge eye area. There is no sticky feel and it doesn’t smudge your makeup. I recommend this stick for all skin types.

Vegan Peptide Bakuchiol Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Vegan Peptide Bakuchiol Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Matte Sun Stick Mugwort + Camelia

I carried this one with me when I went to Korea in September.

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I purchased this sun stick slong with 2 other sunscreens though the Ready Set Glow Campaign from Stylekorean where you can purchase 3 items for $9.99. This Matte Sun Stick was developed with Ramón (@glowbyramon on Instagram) who happens to be a cosmetic chemist. It is a non-greasy sun stick best for oily or combination skin types. Sunscreen Filters: 🔸 Uvinul A+ 🔸 Tinosorb S 🔸 Uvinul T150 🔸 Parsol SLX Key Ingredients: 🔸 Camelia Extract 🔸 Tumeric Root Extract 🔸 Mugwort 🔸 Green tea extract 🔸 Aloe Vera extract 🔸 Centella Asiatica Packaging/Texture: 18g sunstick in an ivory colored plastic tube with twist dial. Sunscreen is a pale green color and is unscented. My Experience: I really wanted to try this sunscreen as I follow Ramón on Instagram and enjoy his content. I really wanted to try this sun stick because I love the BOJ Relief Sun, and even though my skin is more dry to normal, I thought it would be great to use the stick for reapplication during the day. Along with the hanbang ingredients mentioned above, this Sun Stick has an oil-controlling silica powder to help absorb sebum & oil. This sunscreen has no Niacinamide, which is a nice change from others I’ve tried recently. It glides on smoothly & leaves a satiny matte finish. It has no white cast, no scent & didn’t burn or sting my eyes. I do like that it’s travel friendly & easy to use for reapplying during the day. I use the BOJ Relief Sun as my base sunscreen in the morning, then use this while I’m out and about. It doesn’t smudge makeup and isn’t at all sticky. I definitely would recommend for combination or oily skin types, but I think it would work for everyone. I know I plan to use this again in the summer when I get a little shiny in the t-zone, and weather is more humid and hot.

Matte Sun Stick Mugwort + Camelia

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Matte Sun Stick Mugwort + Camelia

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Airy Sunstick Smoothing Bar SPF 50+

I think I might like this better than the Quick sunstick as this one is waterproof

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This sunscreen provides SPF50/PA++++ UVA/UVB protection to help prevent skin damage. It is water-resistant (up to 80 minutes) & is reef safe. ☀️Contains 4 Sunscreen filters: Homosalate, Octocylene, Octisalate, & Avobenzone Other Key Ingredients: 🔸 Camellia Japonica seed oil 🔸 Sunflower seed oil unsaponifiables 🔸 Allantoin 🔸 Ectoin Packaging: 0.81oz/23g khaki colored plastic crescent shaped tube with flip top & dial at bottom to twist the sunscreen upwards. My Experience: I’ve used the original Quick Sunscreen stick for reapplication for several months now. I like that one because of the dewy finish, & gel-like texture works well for dry skin. Both sun sticks have a curved shape, making it easier to apply on any area of the face or body. I was very interested in trying the Airy Sunstick, because in the heat of summer I want something water resistant & sweat proof. The Airy version is more powdery & leaves a semi-matte finish. There is absolutely no white cast - this goes on clear. Sunflower seed oil, Allantoin & Ectoin help keep skin hydrated, & the oil-control powder to control sebum. This Sunstick is super lightweight & doesn’t pill. You can apply it over makeup without worrying about any smudges. It actually helps blot out any oily patches during the day in my T-zone. I used it during outdoor activities & workouts, & it is definitely sweat proof. I like the Airy Sunstick for Summer & hot muggy weather since it helps reduce shine. I would recommend this sunscreen for any skin type, but it might be best for oily/combo skin vs the Quick Sunscreen, which I think is better for dry/combo skin. The size is perfect for on the go & I love how it is unscented.

Airy Sunstick Smoothing Bar SPF 50+

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Airy Sunstick Smoothing Bar SPF 50+

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

This is the most recent one I’ve tried and reviewed last week

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I received this item from StyleKorean and Skin1004 in a Try Me Review Me giveaway back in August in exchange for my honest review. Unfortunately due to a few shipping issues, I only received this sunscreen a couple of weeks ago. The Hyalu-Cica Water-fit sun serum is one of my favorites so was thrilled to get the Sun Stick for reapplication. This is a travel-friendly chemical sunscreen that is a combination of Centella Asiatica and Hyaluronic Acid that soothes and hydrates skin. ☀️Sunscreen Filters☀️: 🔸Uvinul A+ 🔸Uvinul T150 🔸Parsol SLX 🔸Tinosorb S Other Key Ingredients: 🔸Tocopherol Acetate 🔸Aloe Vera 🔸Tumeric Root Exty 🔸Blue Agave Extract 🔸Green Tea Extract This is a very lightweight stick in a pretty pale blue color that glides on smoothly, with a slightly powdery finish. It isn’t at all sticky, nor does it leave any oily residue, as it is sweat and sebum resistant. I like how it soothes & hydrated my skin, and the small size (20g) makes it easy to carry around for reapplication throughout the day. I don’t really recommend as your only SPF protection, but it is great for reapplying later after using a sunscreen serum or cream as your first layer.

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

This is actually from 2022 but I just finished it up.

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I purchased this sun stick from @stylekorean_global through their Ready Set Glow promotion, which allows you to purchase 3 items for $9.99. I picked the Heimish All Clean Balm cleanser in Mandarin, and the Numbuzin No 3 Skin softening serum, along with this sun stick to try in exchange for my honest review. The Cotton Soft Sun stick provides SPF50+ PA++++ protection and is hypoallergenic, vegan and cruelty free. UV filters: ☀️ Octocrylene ☀️ Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate ☀️ Ethylhexyl Salicylate ☀️ Unival A Plus ☀️ Tinasorb S ☀️ Titanium dioxide Key ingredients: ▪️ Cotton Extract to hydrate ▪️ Herb AC complex- 4 herbs to calm/soothe ▪️ Anti Sebum P - complex that includes evening primrose to provide skin oil balance ▪️ Tocopherol Packaging/Texture: 19gram light blue tube with pale blue gel-like texture. Slight powdery scent My Experience: I’ve seen several rave reviews about this sun stick, so was excited to have the opportunity to try this for myself. The sun stick has a lightweight gel texture that glides onto skin easily. It has no white cast, and provides my skin with a soft matte finish without greasiness. My skin feels soft after applying and I actually do like the powdery scent as it reminds me of fresh linen or just washed cotton. It layers well with my cushion foundation without pilling and the size makes it super easy to carry in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. The container is shaped like a deodorant stick, you just click and apply. I actually use a different sunscreen fir my first application and mainly use this stick for reapplying throughout the day. My only negative is that the shape makes it a little difficult to apply in the nose area. I wish it was curved or slanted on one side to make application a little easier. I recommend for all skin types except maybe if you have any sensitivity to the plant extracts or added fragrance.

Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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Mineral Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++

Technically I got this in December 2022 but including anyway 🤣This needs to be applied in light layers or it leaves a white cast

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I received this sun stick for free through the StyleKorean Try Me Review Me promotion, along with 3 other products from Benton. Key Ingredients: ☀️ Titanium Dioxide ☀️ Hyaluronic Acid (3 kinds) ☀️ Tocopherol (Vitamin E) ☀️ Purslane Extract ☀️ Centella Asiatica Packaging/Texture: 15g/0.52oz white plastic tube with blue top. Sunscreen has a soft balm texture and no noticeable scent. My Experience: I was interested in trying this mineral sunscreen to use for reapplication during the day. Since it is small in size, it is easy to carry around in my purse or in a pocket. I do prefer chemical or hybrid sun protection products since the usually don’t have a white cast. All of the mineral sunscreens I’ve tried leave a cast, and I have light skin. I did experience a slight white cast when I initially tried the Benton sun stick, but only because I applied too much. It did fade after a few minutes, but when I applied in light layers I didn’t notice a cast. This sun stick glides on the skin easily, leaves a matte finish and is not sticky. I think it is intended for oilier skin types, as I found it a little bit drying. Since it claims to be sweat proof and waterproof, I will try it out in the summer months.

Mineral Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++

BENTON
Mineral Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++

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