Drugstore Buy of the Week - Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion, SPF 30

Here's another great budget friendly option for those of you with drier or more mature skin that needs moisture and sun protection in hot/humid weather.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion - SPF 30 combines a sheer, silky and light texture with a very hydrating formula.  An added bonus is that it that ALSO happens to smell quite nice and tropical.  It's not quite as strong as the classic Hawaiian tropic scent, but it is slightly floral and sweet and doesn't smell like "sunscreen".

The lotion has peach and white swirls which layers the sunscreen and the lotion together.  The lotion comes out white out of the bottle.  I found that it has a nice slip to it and easily glided over my skin while plumping and softening it instantly.  The lotion absorbed very quickly with no oily or greasy feeling. The finish is slightly shiny, but again, for those of you with dry skin, this will work well.  My skin felt hydrated all day, even on days when I was outdoors for the majority of the day in the sun. The lotion is also quite concentrated, so just about a dime-sized amount was more than enough for my face and neck.

On days when I wanted added protection, I would use this as a primer under my BB Cream/Foundation.  The lotion didn't cause my makeup to slip, fade or melt away during the day.  If you have very dry skin, I would recommend trying this with a tinted SPF moisturizer for continuous hydration and coverage during the day.

Since it is water resistant, I didn't feel like it was melting or slipping off, even if I perspired or was in contact with water.  However, I did reapply, (as recommended by dermatologists), a few times on a day when I was out in the sun for the majority of the day.

I also love the size and shape of the bottle which makes this a breeze to pack in a travel bag or gym bag. - RLB

*This product was provided courtesy of Hawaiian Tropic PR for reviewing purposes.

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