Review: Glacier Tropical Sunscreen 20 SPF
Since living in Australia as a young teenager, it’s almost ingrained within me to never leave the house without sunscreen. The harsh Australian sun – along with the massive hole in the ozone layer – means that a sunscreen is critical every day, not just for days at the beach.
Which brings me to the Glacier Tropical Sunscreen 20 SPF; a well-formulated physical and mineral sunscreen. This means that the key ingredient (in this instance, zinc oxide) sits on top of the skin and acts as a sun-reflective barrier. This is opposed to chemical sunscreens that work through absorption into the human skin to protect it against sun rays.
Needless to say, our preference is to use physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens, since it’s safer. However, physical sunscreens have its major drawback: the tell-tale white cast that makes you look like a Geisha when you put it on your skin. Fortunately, Glacier has an excellent formula that eliminates this problem. It sinks into the skin quickly without any white streaks, and still offers decent UVA/UVB protection.
The texture of Glacier Tropical Sunscreen 20 SPF is refreshingly light on the skin, making it a great choice for the face and neck. It’s also water and sweat resistant which means you’ll get protection even when you jump in the pool when the heat becomes unbearable.
Another plus about this sunscreen is that it is in an Aloe Vera based emulsion – giving it an unusually cooling effect that doesn’t feel thick or greasy on the skin.
Our only complaint about the Glacier Tropical Sunscreen is that it only has 20 SPF, which is lower than our usual requirement of SPF 30. That said, there is also the Glacier Crème Naked Protection 30+ SPF which has double the amount of zinc oxide.
Glacier Tropical Sunscreen 20 SPF Ingredients:
10% Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) , Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Phosphate, Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Glyceryl Abietate, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Cyclomethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Glycerin (Plant Derived), Polysilicone-11, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Ethylhexylglycerin (Plant Derived Preservative), Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Disodium EDTA
Available through Glacier Suncare.