Hang Ten SPF 50 Classic Sport Sunscreen Review

Hang Ten Classic Sport Sunscreen
Hang Ten says "protect and nourish your skin with our clear, lightweight, naturally scented sunscreen. Provides maximum water resistance and full body coverage against UVA/UVB rays." This sunscreen contains 180ml (6 fl oz) and sells for $12.99. I received a 30ml travel sized bottle in an Ipsy Bag last year. Hang Ten, a sub-brand of Coola, is cruelty free, and specialises in natural sunscreens. This California based brand manufactures their product in the United States.

I love Hang Ten's packaging style - its fun, and pastel and very West Coast! The Classic Sport Sunscreen comes in an opaque, baby blue squeeze tube with pink and orange stripes, and a pair of yellow footprints. The brand logo and SPF level are clearly marked on the front of the tube, and claims and a full ingredient list can be found on the back. The size of this tube its perfect for my purse! Packaging is recyclable.

Hang Ten's SPF 50 Classic Sport Sunscreen is a thin, white lotion that absorbs into the skin quite quickly. As promised, the sunscreen dries down to be colorless, though it does have a bit of a shine and it will flashback in photos. This natural sunscreen is not greasy, but it is lightly moisturizing and feels pleasant on the skin. When it comes to sun protection, Hang Ten's Classic Sport Sunscreen has failed me on multiple occasions. I am very pale and prone to sunburns, plus I spend a lot of time in a very sunny, very hot corner of the world - and I need a sunscreen that I can depend on! I have gotten a handful of minor sunburns while wearing Hang Ten's SPF 50 Classic Sport Sunscreen - even during short car rides and walks. I definitely think that this sunscreen cuts down on the severity of my sunburns, its better than wearing no sun protection at all, but clearly I would prefer to to fully prevent sun damage. I can't confirm or deny Hang Ten's claim that their Classic Sport Sunscreen is waterproof for up to 80 minutes, I haven't trusted it enough to wear to the beach or to the pool. This sunscreen has a standard sunscreen scent with a mild minty twist.
Whether I'm in hot and sunny Sydney or cloudy, rainy Pittsburgh, Hang Ten's SPF 50 Classic Sport Sunscreen doesn't cut it for me. I don't see the point of a sunscreen that doesn't offer adequate sun protection. It's really disappointing that this sunscreen hasn't worked out for me, because I like the texture and packaging, and the price point is quite reasonable. I won't repurchase the Hang Ten Classic Sport Sunscreen, and I do not recommend it. We're all much better off sticking with Hawaiian Tropic or Coppertone sunscreens. 

active Ingredients: avobenzone 3%, octinoxate 7.5%, octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 8.5% acrylates copolymer butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter), citric acid, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, cocos nucifera (organic coconut) oil, dicaprylyl carbonate, ethylhexylglycerin, flavor, fragaria vesca (organic strawberry) fruit extract, galactoarabinan, glycerin (organic), glyceryl stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, peg-100 stearate, phenoxyethanol, propanediol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, rubus idaeus (organic raspberry) fruit extract, silybum marianum (organic lady’s thistle) extract, sorbitan oleate, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, theobroma cacao (organic cocoa) seed butter, water, xanthan gum

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  1. Just some quick info re: sunscreens. This particular one is a chemical sunscreen (CS), which is best for people of a light-medium skintone and up, who aren't prone to sunburn and sunspots. Pale skin like yours and mine, that's prone to sunburn and sunspots, requires physical sunscreen (PS), with zinc and titanium dioxide as the sun protector. PS has a reputation for being heavy, greasy, white cast-y etc, but that's because most people don't know the correct way to apply it. It needs to be applied over moisturised skin, and needs to be stroked on rather than rubbed. The best way to get an even and THIN layer is to dot it around your face first, then spread it out. If you blob it on your hand, rub them together then start rubbing it on your skin it emulsifies a bit, so it goes thicker and you get a greasy heavy layer with the most product where you first started.I find Asian toning lotions to be enough moisture for my normal-oily skin underneath PS, but if you have dry skin just experiment with the amount of moisture you use on your skin before PS. You can also use CS as your moisturiser underneath PS for extra protection, provided that the CS doesn't have a powdery finish. If it does, you'll still need moisturiser first underneath the CS and PS.

  2. Mary requires like SPF 200 n.n