Review: Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50+

Our baby-friendly sunscreen uses 100% mineral, non-nano zinc oxide for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that works for the whole family. This lightweight, fast-absorbing, non-sticky formula rubs in easily (no ghostly white cast—seriously!), protecting from the sun’s harmful rays. 


Interested in finding a mineral companion to my Purito chemical sunscreen, I picked up Pipette’s mineral SPF sunscreen, delighted by its soothing ingredients, claims of no white cast/dissolve-ability and high SPF protection. The container itself is quite hefty for its $16.50 price tag, and the application continued to impress. Though the product itself is a bit greasy (such is to be expected from such moisturizing ingredients), it dissolved quickly and without white cast into the skin. The trouble for me, is what happened a few hours later . . . a yellow crust developed over my skin – not damaging or peeling, but rather, it seemed as though the product’s color adjusts to match the tint of your skin, and as a result, tends to create a rather patchy look as time goes on. Needless to say, it looked pretty gross, especially in between mask usage. When it comes to the efficacy of the product, I have no complaints, I just wish the tinting element was left out of the design.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Coco-Glucoside, Ethyl Ferulate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lecithin, Bisabolol, Physalis Angulata (Wild Gooseberry) Extract,  Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol,  Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol

Significant Pros

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (moisturizing, emollient)
  • Squalane (moisturizing)
  • Glycerin (moisturizing)
  • Ethyl Ferulate (antioxidant, calming)
  • Bisabolol (calming, antioxidant)
  • Physalis Angulata (Wild Gooseberry) Extract (calming)

Significant Cons

  • Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid (fungal acne triggers)

The Takeaway

Ehhhh, the sunscreen itself is not a bad product, it just looks nasty after a few hours of usage (when you would typically reapply anyway). For the price and considering the ingredients, it’s not a bad deal at all (although for those who are super oily and fungal acne prone, I would advise against using the product). This is really a case of aesthetic preference. For me, I may use the rest of the product for for indoor usage – but I won’t be repurchasing. Personally, I think there must be better mineral sunscreens out there, regardless of aesthetic or ingredient preferences.

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