Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen Review

 Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen is a brand new product, the only "sunscreen with hydrating ribbons for continuous in-sun moisture. With it's ultra luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydrating lotion sunscreen nourishes and pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and 12 hour moisturization when out in the sun." This is my first Hawaiian Tropic product. Though I've never bought anything from this brand, I've admired their packaging for a while. I was sent this sunscreen for review by Influenster. The fill size of this sunscreen retails for $8.99 for 6oz. My little sample bottle contains 2oz (about $3 in value). Hawaiian Tropic claims that they do not test on animals, though there's some conflicting information out there, so please do your research and form your own opinion. This product is endorsed by the Skin Care Foundation, who recommends this product for daily use. This sunscreen was made in the USA.
 I really like Hawaiian Tropic's packaging in general, Silk Hydration's is no exception. The sample comes in a recyclable plastic bottle with a brown flip top cap. The label features the brand and product name written in reflective bronze lettering. Some pretty orange flowers decorate the label as well. The back label is very informative, including product and company info, directions, warnings, and information on sun protection. It's rare for a sample/travel sized item to have such thorough labeling. The only downfall of this product's packaging is that it's a little bit hard to squeeze product out. That kinda takes away from the good points. The full size bottle is a little bit different, so perhaps it's a little more functional.
 This lotion/sunscreen hybrid is layered together in the bottle, creating a pretty design of peach and white swirls. The lotion comes out of the bottle as a light peachy cream. It smooths over the skin very easily and sinks in quickly. If the greasiness of traditional sunscreens bothers you, Silk Hydration is a great alternative. It's not even a little bit greasy. Silk Hydration is the perfect name for this product. Immediately after application, my skin is silky smooth, fully moisturized. Hawaiian Tropic claims that this lotion provides 12 hours of moisture, I can't really speak for that, but it gives great moisture nonetheless. Hawaiian Tropic also makes mention of added luminosity; I never noticed it til today, it's subtle but there. As far as I can tell, there is no shimmer or glitter in the formula, so it may just be from the added moisture. Another great perk of this sunscreen is that you don't need to slather on a bunch of it. I've used it 6-7 times, and I've only made my way through 1/3 of the 2oz bottle.
 I'm gonna start a controversy here. I barely ever wear sunscreen. Only when going swimming, to Kennywood or the zoo, outdoor concerts, the like. Never on a daily basis, mostly cause I rarely spend a lot of time outside. I walk about 2 blocks a day, that's not a lot of sun exposure. However, the other day I set out on my daily adventure, which usually lasts between 10-15 minutes, and wound up spending nearly 2 hours outside talking to a neighbor. Had I not been wearing Silk Hydration I probably would've burnt to a crisp, but I didn't even turn a little bit red. Impressive. This stuff stayed on even though I was sweating bucket. I can't really say it's better than any other sunscreen, but it gets the job done, at least for me. Now that I told you a little story, let's get to the facts. Silk Hydration is available in three levels of SPF; 12, 30, 50. The SPF 30 that I have is claimed to be water resistant for up to 80 minutes. This and all sunscreens should be applied 15-20 minutes prior to sun exposure for maximum protection, and should be reapplied when you get out of the water. The active, sun protecting ingredients are Octocrylene (5%) Oxybenzone (3%), and Avobenzone (2%).

 Hawiian Tropic calls Silk Hydration's scent "light&tropical". Pretty accurate. This sunscreen completely foregoes the classic sunscreen scent, which I personally love. However, I also enjoy Silk Hydration's scent. It's very light and smells like a mix of coconut and orchid. Very summery and pleasant; less in your face than the scent of a traditional sunscreen. I really like the way Silk Hydration's scent sits lightly on my skin all day long, it makes me happy.
Silk Hydration was a great introduction to Hawaiian Tropic. I love this brand! I can't think of any cons except that it's a little hard to dispense. Packaging is very appealing and labeling is thorough. The product has a great texture and moisturizes really well. I get adequate sun protection from the SPF 30 version, but Hawaiian Tropic offers options to suit your needs. This sunscreen also smells fantastic. What's not to love? I plan to purchase the full size product when I finish off the sample. I certainly recommend Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration. It feels a little bit pricey to me, but I think it's worth it.

Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Ethylhexyl Benzoate, Glycerin, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cetearly Alcohol, Diisopropyl Adipate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Penethyl Benzoate, Polymethylsisequioxane, Polyethylene, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Coco-Glucoside, Ceteth 10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Paraffin, Silk Amino Acids, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Panthenol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol Aceate, Aloe, Papaya Extract, Mango Extract, Passionfruit Extract, Plumeria Extract, Guava Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, 

May Contain:
Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides

This product was sent to me for review by Influenster.


  1. We can take it to the beach n.n

  2. I used this almost every day last week when I was driving and my "trucker tan" was severely stunted. Love this stuff!

  3. Oh Em Gee you are such a sellout! KIDDING! Great review, as always.