Review: Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF50

Supergoop SPF50

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  • What I loved: convenience; high SPF (SPF50!); scent (rosemary and mint); controls shine; Clean at Sephora label
  • What I didn’t love: residue can be see on clothes/hair
  • Ingredients:
    -Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 4%, Octisalate 3%, and Octinoxate 6%: Deliver broad-spectrum sun protection.
    -Silica Silylate: Helps to control oil and reduce shine.
    -Rosemary Leaf Oil and Peppermint Stem/Leaf Oil: Soothe redness while providing an uplifting sensory experience.

    Alcohol Denat, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isododecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Silica Silylate, Water, PVP, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Stem/Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil.

  • Perfect for: anyone on the go; anyone who wears make-up and needs to re-apply SPF
  • Rating: 4 / 5

I love this sunscreen for one huge reason: convenience. Running late? This is my first choice. Need to reapply sunscreen? I bring this along with me. Moving? I pack this where I know it’ll be at. I know it’s a setting mist, but I use it even when I am not wearing make-up because you can protect your skin from the sun while taking advantage of its convenience. Seriously, if it wasn’t because I wanted to write blog posts about sunscreen, this would probably be the only sunscreen I ever use.

With that said, though, there are some caveats to this product. Its convenience lies in it being a spray, but also because it is a spray there are some give and take. I have noticed is that right after spraying this all over my face, I notice the mini mists left all over my skin. But it eventually fades and it does not look like I am wearing anything. Some people complain about its nozzle — I don’t have much of a complaint there, but I wanted to let you know that may happen. The other thing is that, because it is a spray, you may end up with some residue on your hair or your clothes. It’s not invisible, either, especially if you have dark hair or are wearing dark clothes (like me, and I love wearing dark clothes). But of course I have some tricks up my sleeves. I usually tie my hair back when I am using this sunscreen; if I am feeling super picky, I might even cover the top of my head with a towel. To protect my clothes, I usually put a piece of cloth on top of my clothes so that the cloth catches any mist that misses my face. For real, though, it’s a spray… there will be mists that will not make it to your face.

Also because it’s a spray product, you may end up smelling a lot of the scent. For me, rosemary and mint smell amazing, but also I can see how the scent can be a overwhelming. On top of closing my eyes and tucking my lips in before spraying this all over my face, I also always hold my breath.

This sunscreen also claims to helps control oiliness. While I cannot back that claim up, I can tell that it controls shininess on my face. The sunscreen itself is not a matte finish, and if you touch your face at the end of the day, you may feel the product. But it’s lightweight and I generally don’t feel like I am wearing the sunscreen, which is also nice for me because I don’t like feeling product on my face. I have also tried this while wearing make-up and in my opinion, it does its job. Disclaimer, though, I don’t usually wear heavy make-up. On some occasions I will use primer, concealer, eye make-up, blush, and highlighter — and everything stays in place by the end of the day after using this SPF setting mist.

Overall, I choose this sunscreen mainly for its convenience. While some people complain about it leaving residue on hair and clothes, I don’t mind it when I take extra precaution to prevent any of the product getting on my clothes. I am all for “work smart, not hard” so this sunscreen is on the top of my list when I just need to get out the door. It’s easy and provides great protection against damaging UV rays. While it doesn’t have other added benefits like other sunscreens I’ve tried in previous posts, I choose this as a general sun protection when I am in a hurry.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts on this?

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