There was a 50% off sale @ the Beautytap pop up, so I took full advantage and purchased some heavily-recommended items to try. One of the products on the list, Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel, has already reached all-time status for me.
It’s SO nice. I have a few favorite sunscreens in my rotation, but none are really comparing to this one. The texture is easy to spread, comPLETELY transparent, and leaves a fresh dewy effect to the skin, all without stickiness. It also works wonders under makeup and doesn’t feel cloggy and weird at the end of the day.
L: sun gel texture R: sun gel blended in
The ultimate gag, though? It’s 100% ALCOHOL FREE. I love the feeling and texture of Biore’s Aqua Rich Watery Essence, but the alcohol content makes me hesitant to wear or recommend it at all. Beside the fact that Biore’s high alcohol content is completely garbage for your actual skin quality, it also gives it a strong AF smell that’s pretty hard to avoid. Fortunately, Earth’s Recipe’s alcohol free formula is scent free and won’t harm your skin.
I apply it about 20 minutes after applying my final skincare step, waiting 5-10 minutes before continuing with the rest of my makeup routine (I definitely do stuff in between my skincare steps, guys). Any excess sunscreen is rubbed on my hands and arms for some additional protection.
So far, I am absolutely in love with this. “Free of harmful ingredients, high protection, and comfortable to wear” isn’t typically the descriptor for an SPF, but this sun gel hits all those points and then some.