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Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Stylekorean.


I’m a big fan of sun sticks. Do they provide enough protection by themselves? I’m not sure (some experts say no, and that you need to put on quite a few layers to get the advertised effect). For me, it’s a fast, easy, and convenient way to reapply sunscreen when I’m not home. I love nature and long walks, which can get quite sweaty seasonally, and reapplying creams or lotions isn’t the most fun while out and about. That’s where sun sticks come in. Even one layer is still better than nothing, but I try to do more than one layer. Anecdotally, I haven’t had even a sliver of sunburn since I introduced sun sticks a few summers ago, which is saying a lot for my fair, easily burned skin.


I recently won a Try Me Review Me sunscreen campaign from Stylekorean (check out all the products in my Amazon idea list). One of the products was Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++. It’s available on StyleKorean, Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77) and Jolse. Some of these sites are sold out - must be a popular new stick.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar

How to use

  • Apply to areas exposed to the sun

  • Can be used over makeup

  • Reapply as needed


Abib Protection Bar uses chemical filters and promises a clear, non sticky finish.


My impressions

I have fair, freckled, combination skin with an oily t-zone. I don’t hate this, but I also don’t love it. When the product isn’t a clear holy grail or fail, I typically resort to a pros and cons list. My cons might be someone’s pros. My goal for any review is to help the reader make an informed decision.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar

Pros:

  • No white cast

  • Easy to apply / spread without tugging

  • Doesn’t irritate the eyes

  • Minimal scent

  • The shape and size of the applicator allow for faster coverage vs smaller sun sticks

  • Portable and won’t spill

  • Non-drying / gentle on the skin


Cons:

  • The texture is balmy, bordering on greasy

  • It takes hours for the formula to dry down / absorb - I can feel it if I touch my face 1-2 hours after application

  • My skin looks shiny when I wear it - even my oblivious husband noticed


While there are definitely fewer cons than pros, the texture / being able to feel the product on my skin for a long time is a huge no for me. Adding translucent powder helps, but that defeats the purpose of having a sun stick in my purse for quick and frequent reapplications. There are only so many times I can do the sun stick - powder - sun stick - powder dance before my face starts to look like an old living room wall with too many layers of paint and wallpaper on it.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar

This reminds me of another sun stick with a similar texture - Ohui - but Abib is better. It’s lighter, not as greasy, and doesn’t get tiny oil spots on the surface of the bar. But even that Ohui bar has a target audience - my friend with mature, normal/dry skin used it with no issues. So I’m sure someone with a different skin from mine will appreciate Abib.



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Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dextrin Palmitate, Octocrylene, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Water, Butylene Glycol, Saccharide Isomerate, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Ceramide NP, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol


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