Sun protection is a summertime essential and Sol de Janeiro is here to make applying SPF easier with My Sol Stick SPF 50. A reef-safe, twist up stick formula that claims to leave no white residue or sticky finish, “this FDA compliant sunscreen stick is perfect for areas that need extra love and protection- edges of your swimwear, lips, nose, ears, hands and tattoos.” Let’s slather some on and see what happens.
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Tested July 2020
I love the My Sol Stick SPF 50. If you’ve been looking for an effective, non-messy on-the-go sunscreen, go straight to SoldeJaneiro.com or Sephora and pick one up. If I had a mic to drop right here, I would. But keep reading to find out more about why this SPF stick is a winner in my book.
I’m not a sun worshipper by any means. Not big on the beach, and the thought of laying out in the sun for hours is very anti-Liz. I was the teenager under the umbrella reminding all of my friends to reapply their sunscreen on beach days, so I use this SPF stick more for day-to-day incidental sun exposure and other outdoor activities like walks, cruising outdoor shopping malls and Disneyland trips (ah, the memories of things we did before COVID).
I’ve been using My Sol Stick for over a year and this little guy is almost always in my purse. The packaging is compact, and the white lid twists on and off for secure closure so I don’t worry about it coming off in my purse and making a mess. I do have a tip here based on experience: keep the stick rolled down before you twist the lid back on. I rolled it up too far once and then screwed the lid on and smooshed product up into the cap.
This stick formula is incredibly easy to apply. Swipe it directly on to the skin and quickly rub in, or use your fingertips to pick up product from the stick to apply to small areas like the tops and sides of the ears. This broad spectrum SPF 50 with UVA/UVB protection is water-resistant for 80 minutes and contains Cupuaçu Butter to add some extra nourishment to the skin.
There is virtually zero greasy residue after rubbing this in, and it doesn’t create too much shine either; it just leaves the skin looking healthy. The sunscreen itself is transparent, so no white cast in site, which makes it great for all skin tones. I will also say that I hate the feeling of creams and sunscreens on my hands after I apply them (I almost always wash them right away), but in this regard, My Sol Stick is the least annoying of any sunscreen I’ve ever used. I still wash my hands when I can, but if I’m truly on the go, it’s not a problem and won’t leave smears on everything I touch.
Plus, the scent. Oh my gosh the scent. Sol de Janeiro is known for its fragrance, and calls this one their Doce de Leite. I think it smells like a deliciously glorious mix of caramel and butterscotch. Seriously, there is not a whiff of traditional sunscreen smell in this product. Instead it smells like eating candy on the beach. It’s AMAZING.
This is an incredible sunscreen to quickly apply on the tops of my hands or back of my neck when I’m sitting in traffic and the LA sun is beating down at its full might. I apply it all over my face on makeup free days. It’s ideal for keeping the flip flop sunburn at bay and rubbing over shoulders or exposed areas of the arms. This is not the product to use all over the entire body; obviously, you could, but it would take forever to apply and the product wouldn’t last very long. Stick to a lotion or spray for the whole body, and reserve this for touch-ups and smaller areas. It’s the kind of product I’m grateful to have on hand when I find myself standing in a socially distanced outdoor line that’s miles long with no shade in sight.
We had a couple of 100-degree days this week; I used My Sol Stick on my face while doing a few things outside and am happy to report I have had no breakouts and no sunburn. Applied to the back of my neck it doubled as a fragrance because it smells so darn good. Who would have thought that could ever be said of a sunscreen?? Really and truly, this can’t be beat and it’s worth every penny to me.