Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C - Review

Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C

You may have heard that a new study out of Australia shows that daily sunscreen use can slow down the aging effects of the sun's ultraviolet radiation.  According to Bloomberg News
"...researchers in Australia [studied]...900 young and middle-aged adults [and]  showed that those who applied sunscreen most days had no detectable aging of the skin after 4 1/2 years."  
That's right. They did a 4+ year study and monitored the aging effects of participants.  (If you want to read about the entire study and watch a video on how they determined the aging effects, click HERE).  The article went on to say 
"The finding, published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, provides scientific backing for what some people have considered common sense, the authors said. The results also suggest sunscreen may be a cheaper alternative for a fresher looking face than the billions of dollars spent annually on anti-wrinkle creams and lotions."
So basically. Use sunscreen EVERY DAY and you can save money on those expensive creams and lotions to fight the signs of aging!  I will say that using a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is best. That means a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays, but there are also IRA rays.  What are IRA rays?  They are infrared A radiation (IRA) these rays can penetrate the skin reaching deep down to where the cells are formed. IRA rays may generate free radicals that ALTER collagen, elastin and protein structures in skin. That means fine lines, age spots and dryness!  Yikes!  Thankfully the Broad spectrum protection from Supergoop! also blacks the IRA rays!

So lets us look at the sunscreen I was sent from Supergoop!

Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C

I ADORE spray on sunscreen. It's easy and fast to apply and honestly I like it better than most.  However yo have to remember that after spraying it on you still have to rub it into your skin to make sure you are covered evenly. I love it for my chest, backs of my hands, and back of my neck. I am always forgetting to put sunscreen on the back of my hands and within the last three years I have noticed two new spots on my left hand...the one that gets most sun exposure from now I'm religious about using sunscreen every day.

The SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C is water resistant and oxybenzone-free.  This sunscreen provides complete broad-spectrum protection and easy application. Not only does it provide complete broad-spectrum protection for a full 80 minutes in water, it is made with 35% less alcohol than other leading sunscreen sprays. That means those of us with sensitive skin or dry skin can enjoy this sunscreen without those drying side effects. Supergoop! has a special patent-pending Vitamin C formula which is supposed to penetrate the skin immediately and go right to work upon application.  As we know, Vitamin C enriches the skin with a more radiant, healthy appearance, preventing free radical and environmental damage. There are TONS of Vitamin C face creams on the market, but what about for the body? And what about for sunscreen?  Nope. I think this is the first one I have ever heard of.  

The Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C applies in a fine mist that once on the skin does not feel oily or have an oily residue.  It also seemed to moisturize my skin, but to be honest I always use lotion so I didn't notice a distinct difference.  The sunscreen smells nice with a slight citrus scent. It didn't feel greasy or sticky. After spraying I rubbed in the sunscreen to make sure the coverage was even and went about my merry way. I reapplied after being outside for several hours and at the end of the day I didn't have any visible sun damage. I burn really easily so being outside for more than 15 minutes at a time and not getting a burn or slight tan is a miracle for me.  I love the ease of application and the leak proof travel twist lock. I haven't used the sunscreen enough to tell you if the Vitamin C has made a difference in my skins appearance, but I know it has worked as far as being water resistant and long lasting!  Even Darthypie is OK with wearing it and he remarked that it smelled nice!  This is safe for children over the age of 6 months and adults.

The sunscreen is photo stable, which means it wont break down once exposed to sunlight thanks to the Avobenzone AND Octocrylene combination in the ingredient.  This sunscreen is free of oxybenzone (which is believed to cause hormone disruption and possibly to cell damage, which can lead to cancer.) and is also paraben free.
The Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C retails for $19 for a 3 oz spray bottle.  You can find it for sale on the Supergoop! website or at Sephora
To learn more about sunscreen, the FDA guidelines and about photo stability check out these articles

Sunscreen 101: What You Need to Know about the New FDA Regulations  An Infographic that tells you about the changes the FDA made to Sunscreen terms in 2012

Summertime Means Sunscreen - Explaining the difference between Chemical and Physical Sunscreen

Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (10.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%), Octocrylene (10.0%)
Inactive Ingredients:
Alcohol Denat, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tridecyl Neopentanoate, VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil.


  1. I feel really bad now for having walked in the late morning sun for about half an hour today... unprotected yes. I know I should've put on sunscreen, but ehhh...

    I don't mind using it on my body, but I just wish they'd invent a sunscreen product for oily faces, and one that can be reapplied throughout the day, even when you're wearing make-up. I know, I know, I am asking for a lot :-)

    1. Jane Iredale makes a great foundation with SPF20, available at and Nordstrom. Peter Thomas Roth also makes a Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral Powder in SPF40 that you could try. Sephora sells it.

    2. The complete name of the Jane Iredale product is PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation. It's a pressed powder formula in a compact.

  2. Mist is good. ANy non-greasy sunscreen is good. I used to be so diligent about putting it everywhere but I really do need to start, at the very least, taking better care of my neck and hands. I'm fortunate (in this regard) that I live in an area that doesn't get a ton of sunlight but obvi I still stand to benefit from some protection. Thanks for the review :)

  3. From the link: "Octinoxate 7.5%: Delivers broad-spectrum sun protection and provides photostability for Avobenzone. "

    I thought octinoxate destabilizes avobenzone and is a no-no with avobenzone? And that it's octocrylene that stabilizes. Confused. :/

  4. OMG!!! This is what I badly need. We are going to the beach this weekend and I need to bring one of this. It seems like a great product to try out. I'll def check this one out.

  5. I love that it's called Supergoop! That's the best name ever!

  6. This sounds like a really great sunscreen! I really like how it's a spray on and how it doesn't leave behind a greasy feel like many other sunscreens I've tried in the past!

  7. thanks for the article link! those aussies, they know their sunscreen. they use it like water!

    and i've been eyeing supergoop. still have a stock of neutrogena but i think i can start branching out.

  8. I never use sunscreen in my hands, neck or arms except when I'm on the beach. With the Aussie study, I swear to use it regularly. If Supergoop is non-oily, I should try it. I hate the ones that makes my skin sticky.

  9. This sounds like a wonderful product. I'll definitely need a good sunscreen, and this is a great choice.


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