Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Care

I received this product through Influenster, which is a company that send you products for free to review and give your feedback. Joining Influenster is free and I suggest you all should try it out so you can join in the fun with me. 


Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Care
Instead of one post this week, I will be doing two short product reviews on a couple items I have received from Influenster. The next post will be sometime soon. The first is this Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion. It is a gel formulation and came in the scent coconut papaya. Right off the bat, the smell is what peaked my interest. I love the hint of coconut in this lotion. I think the coconut is the stronger scent in this product since I can barely smell any papaya. Actually, I haven't had papaya in awhile, so I'm not absolutely certain what it should smell like now.

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Care formulation
The formulation is creamy sort of gel. It is actually nice, but a bit different from what I am used to in terms of a true gel. This product is much more creamy and  reminds me of a more traditional lotion than of any kind of gel (which makes sense since this is a gel/lotion mixture). It absorbs readily and doesn't leave a tacky feeling that is common in a lot of drugstore lotions. I love my body lotions to rub in and leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized, but never sticky to the touch. Luckily, because of the formulation, this seems to absorb completely. 

The after sun care portion of this body lotion comes into play with the aloe vera gel contained in the lotion. I cannot really speak for its soothing capabilities. I suppose my skin would have to be inflamed in order to really notice if there is any soothing characteristics about this lotion. Speaking generally about aloe, it does tend to have the soothing properties.

Overall, I am pleasantly surprised about this body lotion. If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, this is a great product for you to have. The aloe does set it apart from your traditional lotion, and can be beneficial for your skin if you spent some time sun bathing, or just soaking up the rays on a long walk. 

Now the ultimate question-will I purchase it myself?  Maybe. The product is around $7.19 at Target, so it pretty cheap. The question really is if I need an after sun care lotion, and the answer is that I really don't. I would consider this just as a regular lotion. However, I can see the appeal of a soothing lotion after a long day outside. If you spend a great deal of time outdoors and want to unwind after the day, this would be a great product for you.

Rating: 4/5



31 comments:

  1. I have never heard about this product, but it looks interesting!

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    1. Hi! I'm glad you found it interesting. It was a very cool product to try out.

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  2. I love Hawaiian Tropics products, i normally use there aftersun with glitter in! But this also looks amazing xxxxx

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

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    1. ooh! The glitter would make it so much fun.

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  3. This sounds like such a lovely aftersun! I've never tried anything from Haiwaian Tropic before but I really like coconut so I bet I'd love this xx

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    1. I love coconut smells too! I'm glad I was able to shed light on the product. Thanks for reading.

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  4. Hawaiian Tropic smells delicious, I unfortunately came out in blotches with it last summer in Ibiza but everyone else in the family got on with it really well. I have really sensitive skin though.. Hope you are having a great weekend. Love Laura xx A Scottish Lass ❤️

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    1. Wow, that is not good. I suppose it wouldn't be for sensitive skin then. I wonder what ingredient caused that problem.

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  5. I have used the silk hydration of this which was lovely. Great review I need to give this a go. Lucy x

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    1. I haven't tried that one yet. The HT makes it?

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  6. I love aloe vera to treat my skin after sun exposure

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    1. That is probably its defining feature. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Love this review :) Always great to use this sort of product in summer!
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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    1. I agree, especially if you are out in the sun a lot.

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  8. The coconut papaya fragrance sounds amazing! Great that is doesn't leave a tacky feeling; fab review :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
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    1. It smells so yummy! Thanks for reading.

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  10. I've got to try this product! I love Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen. Thanks for the review! Great post.

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  11. I'll definitely have to try this out, I love all of their products - especially their aftersun, it smells heavenly and just reminds me of being on holiday!

    Meg xo
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    1. You'll definitely love this. It smells so good!! :-)

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  12. Great review dear!!!

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  14. I had this a few years back and managed to lose it! From my short-lived experience though it was a really great find, with such a gorgeous scent!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. I always lose things, so no worries there :-) Take care.

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