Wednesday, July 15, 2015


OCEAN POTION FACE POTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45 CLEAR ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN is fantastic sun protection for your Face, Lips, Nose, and Ears. 

From their website: "Ocean Potion® Face Potion SPF 45 goes on clear and protects the skin against both UVA and UVB sun rays. It is ideal for all outdoor activities. Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Water Resistant (80 minutes) Use On Face, Lips, Nose, Ears or Around Eyes Goes on Clear
Zinc Oxide is known worldwide for its sun protection qualities. Won't Clog Pores, Hypo-Allergenic, Fragrance-Free, Non-Greasy, Absorbs Quickly, Oil Free
Helps prevent sunburn. If used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun."

The product is also fortified with Vitamin D3, which is the very same nutrient that comes from The Sun itself!

With OCEAN POTION FACE POTION you get 1 oz. (29.5 g) of product. It comes in a round jar and you will need to dip your fingers into the jar to get product. Some people are of the opinion that skin care products that come in jars are unhygienic. I disagree. If you are like me, you wash your hands before you dip your fingers into the cream each and every time. You are probably going to be using this product at the beach since you need to reapply every 80 minutes and each time you get out of the water. You may not have access to fresh water but simply rinse your hands of sand with salt water from the sea (it's good for you!) and then dip & apply.


OCEAN POTION is manufactured & distributed by SUN & SKIN CARE RESEARCH, LLC based out of Cocoa, FL. This company also produces No-Ad Sun Care, a very high-quality sun care system that is actually famous for NOT advertising their products - keeping costs low for the consumer. 


Upon opening OCEAN POTION FACE POTION you will discover a creamy, off-white, slightly runny lotion. Although the product is white in the jar, once applied it blends into the skin clear and the awesome part is that it will not leave you with white-cast. Not that you'll be wearing makeup on the beach or anything (or maybe you will - who knows) but if you care to apply makeup on top of this product you will not get the dreaded ghost-face. The lotion is slightly runny so it spreads easily and absorbs quickly. 

The drawback is that face potion appears to have to be applied more frequently than the product states. As with any sunscreen, you are supposed to reapply after coming out of the water, but because face potion is quite thin, it doesn't stick while swimming as much as one would like. 

I think it is ideal for the beach but not necessarily if you plan on doing a lot of swimming, boogie-boarding, or surfing. You may need something stronger like ZINKA, which is specifically designed for surfing and water sports. Plus, Zinka comes in a vast variety of colors so you can actually paint your face with it & look really cool and insane :)

Still, Ocean Potion is a very cool product. I will continue to use it for everyday sun protection and while at the beach, under my umbrella, because my pale ass (and face) is already roasted for the whole friggin' summer.

BTW:  You can purchase OCEAN POTION FACE POTION on (follow link) for $4.99 + shipping. I purchased it at my local grocery store, Vintage Grocers, for $5.99. But hey, everything is more expensive in Malibu.

STARS: / 5

Keep on enjoying your summer, ladies & gents. I'm beating a dead horse, here, but INVEST in sun protection. Save yourself, save your beauty. 



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