Chasin' Rabbits G'day Mate Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ Review
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I love discovering new brands and products, it’s why I became a skincare blogger in the first place. My first encounter with Chasin’ Rabbits was through their awesome bath bomb (review here), so I had high hopes for their sunscreen
Chasin' Rabbits G'day Mate Sunscreen is a cruelty free, vegan formula that uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for filters. The brand promises reduced white cast and non-sticky texture (um… more on that later). The SPF50+ PA++++ claim passed the testing at Korean skin clinical trial center Ellead. The sunscreen is available on Wishtrend (code LUCY15) and YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT).
How to use:
Apply at the end of skincare
Reapply every 2-3 hours
In addition to the sun protection ingredients, Chasin’ Rabbits sunscreen also contains some skin-loving components such as centella asiatica, green tea, and adenosine. A full list is provided at the end of the review. The container material is derived from sugar cane and can be disposed of in regular trash to later decompose.
I really, really wanted to love this sunscreen - it’s vegan, cruelty free, and tries to be environmentally friendly. I prefer all-mineral filters in my SPF (although I’ll use whatever I have, the best sunblock is the one you will use consistently), and non-sticky finish is a must - on paper, Chasin’ Rabbits has all of that! I’m willing to tolerate some white cast even, but sticky or greasy formulas are a no go.
Chasin’ Rabbits G’day Mate Sunscreen is a greasy, white mess on my combination skin. I tried using it after vitamin C serum (what I do with all other sunscreens), and on bare skin just to see if it would behave differently. I topped it with powder which barely made any difference. If I apply the recommended amount (about 2 finger lengths), then it never absorbs - it just stays this white, oily layer. If I use very little, then the result is a tad better, but that’s not how SPF should be applied and it stops being a sun protection product at this point. “A little goes a long way” philosophy doesn’t make sense for sunscreens.
I don’t think this would even work as a body product for me, because I don’t want to be leaving white greasy marks on everything I touch. While I’m not a wasteful person, I’m not sure how to use this, or if it’s even OK to try and pass on to friends. I regularly give away skincare products that I am not going to finish, but I try to tough it out with formulas that I don’t think anyone else would like. Maybe someone with very dry skin would appreciate this. I would be willing to use it on beach days, but here we are in October in the Midwest, and the beach exists only in my dreams.
I’m definitely not giving up on the brand as a whole. In fact, I am using something else by them that I really like (review coming soon). Perhaps they can improve their SPF formula in the future.
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Chasin' Rabbits G'day Mate Sunscreen ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycereth-26, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Sorbitan Isostearate, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Aluminum Hydroxide, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Panthenol, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Polyisobutene, Simethicone, Beta-Sitosterol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Adenosine, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, t-Butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Madecassoside