August 01, 2012

Soak Up More Than Just The Sun - What’s New From Hawaiian Tropic This Year‏

I literally jumped in happiness when I discovered the new Hawaiian Tropics products waiting at my doorstep - is it silly to get excited about sunscreens? Well, I don't think so, and please keep on reading to understand why!

Luxurious moisture or sun protection? It doesn’t have to be either or, thanks to the most recent Hawaiian Tropic product innovation to hit shelves this season. The new Silk Hydration sunscreen lotions, available in SPF 10 ($9.99), 30 and 50 ($10.99), is the first and only sunscreen with hydrating ribbons for continuous in-sun moisture, while protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The lightweight lotions provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and up to 12 hours of moisturization.

This is the new Hawaiian Tropic product I was the most excited about because, having dry and eczema-prone skin, being outdoors in the summer sun can really dry out and irritate my skin even more, but the new product line brings sun protection to a whole new level, with the luxurious hydrating ribbons that leave my skin feeling silky soft. 

The Silk Hydration lotions infused with silk protein and shea butter replenishes moisture, allowing you to pamper your skin while providing protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. I love how this sunscreen lotion goes on clear, light and non-greasy. Oh, and let's not forget that delicious signature coconut fragrance!

Also new for 2012, Hawaiian Tropic has introduced Shimmer Effect SPF 30 ($10.99), which uses mica mineral shimmer to highlight skin tone. I must say I was sceptical at first - who wants to look like a giant disco ball at the beach? - but I was surprised by how this sunscreen actually subtly beautifies my skin.

L - R: without flash and with flash

The mica minerals in this sunscreen give your skin instant radiance, but have no fear, I am really talking about subtle shimmers to highlight your tan and infuse your skin with a healthy glow. Containing moisturizing antioxidants, this sunscreen is non-greasy and goes on sheer.

For the sun lover and outdoor enthusiast who is looking for more sun protection, the new Sheer Touch SPF 85 sunscreen ($11.99) is a photostable sunscreen which provides sustained UVA and UVB protection. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 85 sunscreen provides high protection in a lightweight lotion with the signature tropical fragrance.

I was sceptical about this product because last year, I found the Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen SPF 45 at my local Dollarama and I was a bit disappointed because it was hard to apply and rub on the skin, but now I realize why - the new formula is labelled "lightweight feel", and it really is. With an SPF as high as 85, I'm not afraid of sunburns anymore!

The new Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care products are available at most major retailers across Canada and also at Well.ca (with free shipping!). Prices range from $9.99 to $11.99.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. my favourite sun protection lotion love the smell and they do a really good coconut body butter for after sun
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  2. super, il n'y a pas asser d'article sur les crèmes solaires, car beaucoup de gens encore en utilise pas, et avec le soleil qui devient de plus en plus dangeureux, les gens devraient se protéger davantages.. ont veut une belle peau mais en allant très souvent au soleil et surtout sans se protéger c'est la pire chose à faire!

  3. hawaiian tropic is def my favorite!! love the new silk hydration ones especially x

  4. Love Hawaiian Tropic! I am so trying out the Shimmer Effect SPF lotion now after seeing this. Your skin looks awesome! Great post Gaby:)

  5. The shimmer effects one looks so pretty on your skin. I can see myself using it everyday once I get a little bit of a base tan going.


  6. The shimmer effects one looks so pretty on your skin. I can see myself using it everyday once I get a little bit of a base tan going.


  7. un autre produits a essayer mais pour moi c'est indice 50 oui et oui il faut se proteger .

  8. The shimmer effects lotion looks so great on your skin.