It's safe to say that Kylie Jenner has been taking over the retail industry with her billion-dollar cosmetics company, an influx of trademark filings, and her latest dive into skin care. Kylie Skin — which launched in May with facial products — is already on its second drop with a summer body line that includes a lotion, scrub, and oil with SPF. But is it all it's cracked up to be? I tried the sunscreen during a heatwave in New York City, because what better time to test out a new formula than during 100+ degree weather? Better yet, it was during an outdoor baby shower taking place at a park in the afternoon. What did I think? Keep scrolling to find out.
First things first, it's a broad spectrum formula with SPF 30, both of which dermatologists will tell you are very important for adequate protection. I didn't know what to expect from the oil, but I did wonder why it was packed with coconut oil. As someone with breakout-prone skin, I've always stayed away from it to avoid clogged pores. Still, I decided to give it a try and, worse case scenario, I'd have to report bacne and extra sweat.
I was pleasingly surprised by the spray, non-aerosol nozzle upon application. It perfectly distributed the sunscreen and rubbing it in was a breeze. The formula felt lightweight, immediately absorbed, and had a delightful coconut scent that is comparable to a light body mist. But the best part was the glow it left on my skin, almost as if I had just applied a glistening body spray.
I took the sunscreen oil with me to the baby shower and reapplied every one and a half to two hours (as recommended), and shared with others, because we were all sweltering underneath the sun. The scent was a pleasant touch as I profusely sweated and sat a few feet away from a BBQ grill. Everyone loved it (including a few guys), noting the smell and feel.
The only con? I do wish the bottle came with more product (it's 3.9 ounces) and, while not a con, it's important to keep in mind it's a chemical, not mineral, sunscreen (more on the differences, here).
However, about four touchups and an unpleasant sweat-fest later, I walked out of the park with zero sunburn (not even redness) and it didn't feel covered in product; my skin actually felt softer. I can confidently say this oil is coming everywhere with me for the rest of this summer as I aim to be glowy, smelling like walking vacation, and most importantly, safe from the sun. For now, the product is only available in the US, but keep checking www.kylieskin.com for updates.
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