Hey there, Today I am back with Minimalist sunscreen stick review that you all have been waiting for. This is the first affordable sun stick from an Indian brand with modern age safe UV filters. An independent lab has thoroughly tested this product, and a confirmed SPF of 56.97 was obtained. It is a photostable, acne-safe sunscreen proudly manufactured in Korea.
You see, the significance of sunscreen is a matter well-known, but what is not often discussed, is the importance of reapplication. Sunscreen loses its efficacy after a mere two to three hours. And yet, the thought of constantly reapplying, especially if I am wearing makeup feels awful. How am I supposed to keep my skin protected without ruining my look? And it is then that I came across the marvel that is, the sunscreen stick.
This is my second sunscreen stick after the Isntree sunscreen stick(Reviewed Here). I like the fact that the minimalist sunscreen is budget friendly compared to other international brands which is priced at around 1700+. Everything about these 2 sunscreen sticks are different, let it be their UV filters, shape or their finish.
Without any delay, Let us move on to the Minimalist sunscreen stick review.
A sunscreen stick that is lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast or an oily feeling on the skin. It is made with advanced UV filters that protect against UVA and UVB rays, and also contains antioxidants to protect and heal the skin. This sunscreen is long-lasting and doesn’t leave any residue.
This innovative sunscreen is equipped with 3 highly effective UV filters, namely Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (DHHB), Ethylhexyl Triazone, and Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, providing comprehensive protection against UVA and UVB rays.
In addition, this sunscreen is enriched with Adenosine, Rice Bran Oil, and Vitamin E, which not only help repair skin damage from sun exposure, but also soothe, nourish, and hydrate the skin.
📌Fragrance free • Non-comedogenic • Parabens Free • Sulphate Free • Dyes Free • Essential Oil Free
₹799 for 20g of product | Sale – 750rs or less with coupons
The Minimalist sunscreen stick has a compact size makes it easy to pack and carry with me wherever I go. I see no issues with the packaging.
Skin Type – Normal to dry but super sensitive
I am very impressed by Minimalist’s latest addition of a fragrance-free sunscreen. As someone with sensitive skin, I appreciate the use of safe UV filters and the fact that it’s pregnancy safe, unlike the other three sunscreen options from the brand which contain ingredients like avobenzene and Octocrylene.
The packaging of the sunscreen stick is adorable and circular in shape. It’s easy to use with just a few twists, but the shape of the stick itself is not ideal, making it a bit challenging to reach certain areas of my face. I hope that in the future, the brand will consider a more user-friendly design, like a rectangular, curved, or teardrop shape.
Once applied, the Minimalist sun stick glides like butter and blends effortlessly into my skin with no tugging or white cast, which is a huge plus in my book. I am pleasantly surprised to find that it didn’t cause any pilling, but it did move my makeup a bit, so I wouldn’t recommend reapplying it on top of a full face of makeup.
This finish however is too dewy almost oily on my normal-dry skin.😞 Considering how buttery it is, that was to be expected. I would have loved if it were to be matte. I am not comfortable using this in the summers unless it is an AC environment. Because of its buttery texture, it gets over quickly unlike Isntree sunscreen which lasts for 7-8 weeks.
Despite containing ingredients like rice bran oil and vitamin E, it did not break me out or irritate my skin in any way. The moisturizing finish is just as advertised, making this sun stick a great choice for all skin types.
Although this sunscreen is advertised as lightweight, I can feel it on my skin, particularly around the nose area. While it does not irritate my eyes, it makes them oily and feel somewhat heavy, as if I’m sleepy. I have this urge to wash my face.
Upon initial application, my face appears dull and dark, but it is certainly not sun-tan since my skin looks refreshed and happy after cleansing in the evening. My guess is that, something in this sunscreen is stressing my skin out. This is totally personal and may vary with each person.
When I rinse my face, the sunscreen has a slippery texture and is quickly washed away, which makes me doubt its effectiveness in hot summer months or during prolonged sun exposure between 10am and 3pm. If you sweat, the sunscreen will be instantly wiped off. Sadly, Minimalist sunscreen stick is not water resistant or waterproof.
FINAL UPDATE (05/03/2023)
During my day trip to Agra, I applied this sunscreen stick every 2-3 hours and was impressed to find that, despite the intense sunlight, I didn’t get a tan. I did sweat, but not to the extent that I needed to wipe my face, leading me to believe that the sunscreen remained effective.
To my surprise, when I gave the sunscreen stick to my mother, it looked great on her skin, with no signs of oiliness or dullness. She enjoyed it so much that she ordered two more.
Safe UV filters, Pregnancy safe
Zero white cast
No breakouts or skin irritations
Made in Korea and is lab tested properly
Round shape makes it impossible to reach all parts of the face.
Could be slightly greasy for oily skin.
Not water/sweat resistant
RATING – 3/5 | REPURCHASE – Maybe in winters, If I find an affordable one in matte finish, I would love that. This would suit dry skin types and for air conditioned environments.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Minimalist sunscreen stick review. I hope that my post was helpful in your decision-making process about whether to purchase it or not. I have attempted to provide a comprehensive overview of the sunscreen stick and address any concerns you may have. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I would be more than happy to assist you.