Yes, TikTok made me buy the Fairy Skin Sunscreen. I saw so many people vouching for it and was curious to see if it’s just hyped or actually good. I’ve been using it for a month now and here’s my review on how it fared for someone in her 30s and has dry skin.
Packaging, scent, texture
The Fairy Skin Sunscreen comes in a pink oval tube with a dent on the cap. (It reminded me of another brand’s sunscreen when I first saw it — you’ve probably already seen it too.) I still prefer typical tube packaging because it’s easier to use; the product dispenses easily. This one’s not hard to use but the tube is a bit thicker than most, so I reckon it will be hard to squeeze out the product once I’m near finishing it.
The product itself is white in color and has a runny consistency. On a hot day, it will slide off your fingers if you’re not quick.
I’m a fan of typical sunscreen scents and I’m not too picky when it comes to fragrances. This one, however, caught me off guard when I first used it. The scent was not unpleasant but it did remind me a lot of paste — yes, paste. The one we used when we were younger. The scent is no longer as strong as the first time though (and it wasn’t bad, just a bit weird).
Is Fairy Skin Sunscreen a chemical sunscreen?
Yes, it’s an oil-soluble chemical sunscreen. But what does it mean? Chemical sunscreens have chemical compounds that absorb UV rays. Many of these sunscreens have one or more of the following ingredients in its formula: octinoxate, octisalate, oxybenzone, and avobenzone.
Speaking of ingredients — if you’re an ingredient nerd, here’s what’s inside the Fairy Skin Premium Brightening Sunscreen.
Water, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Capric Acid, Parfum, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Oil
I enjoy skincare products that are on the creamier side of the texture spectrum because of my dry skin. But even though the Fairy Skin Sunscreen is runny, it is a joy to apply. I put two-fingers’ worth on my face in layers and this gets absorbed quite easily.
I’ve worn this at home and while outside several times and I’ve had no problems with it. Sunscreens that hurt the eye when sweating are the bane of my beauty life, but I’m glad to share that this isn’t part of that category.
After the initial confusion about the scent, everything was smooth sailing for me and the Fairy Skin Sunscreen. It’s non-sticky, absorbs quickly and feels moisturizing on the skin. The best part is it’s quite affordable. With so many people still not convinced by the anti-aging and brightening powers of sunscreen, this can help become a good gateway to the realm of sun protection for many people.
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.