[REVIEW] Beesline After Sun Cooling Lotion (Before and After)
Going to the beach for the first time in 2019 has reminded me of my favorite summer product of all time: the Beesline After Sun Cooling Lotion spray. If you’ve ever suffered from burnt, dried and irritated skin after exposure to the sun, or if you’re simply looking for a way to keep your hydration and moisture levels relatively high during summer, then keep reading.
Cruelty-free : Yes.
Price (use this link): 8.0$ (Yes, they probably deliver to where you live)
Texture: A bit heavier than water
What you get: 200ml
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ethylhexyl Metoxycinnamate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Royal Jelly, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Mentha Piperita Oil, Parfum.
THE INTERESTING INGREDIENTS:
Glycerin: Widely used as a quality Hydrator (occurs naturally in skin and its chemical structure attracts water). You can find this ingredient in most good skin replenishing products.
Aloe Barbadensis Extract: Treats burns (Inhibits thromboxane, which causes restriction in blood supply to affected skin tissues) + Moisturizer (mucopolysaccharides (water-binding) along with amino acids and zinc) + Wound Healing (Stimulates Collagen production pathways)+ Anti-inflamation (Magnesium lactate in the gel prevents Histamine production)
Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract (Pumpkin): Anti-inflammation (Zinc) + Retinol source (Contains Beta-carotene (Gets converted into Vitamin A )) + Wound Healing (Vitamin C boosts collagen production + nourishes skin) + Antioxidant (Vitamin A)
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate: Absorbs UV radiation
Royal Jelly: Most studies of Royal jelly are about supplementation of it, not topical administration, people give claims that it moisturizes, helps in wound healing and is a great anti-oxidant but I can’t find any good research on this ingredient.
*The rest of the ingredients act as preservatives and stabilizers (All derived from natural sources, for example, Potassium Sorbate (preservative) is derived from Sorbic Acid which is found in ash berries).
1.Shake well before use.
2.Apply generously to the face & body after sun exposure.
3.Reapply as often as desired to increase the skin's moisture levels effectively.
CONCERNING THE CLAIMS:
‘‘Ideal for soothing your skin and feeling refreshed after a long day of sun exposure. Rich in purified aloe vera and peppermint, it cools the face and body and soothes the sensation of burning while nourishing and restoring the skin.
The expected results: Feeling chilled + the skin is calm and moist
Soothing and refreshing: The spray feels soothing and refreshing, even if it hasn’t been sitting in a bucket of ice all day long. I think what really plays a role in that is the scent: it doesn’t feel like anything artificial (although there is perfume listed as the final ingredient so it probably is, up to a degree), and it’s quite refreshing as an odor. As for its effect on the skin, I have skin that tans very easily, but also tends to peel very easily (even if not sunburnt) in certain areas, notably my arms, due to a pigmentation problem that I’ve had my whole life. If I apply this spray a couple of times throughout my day at the beach, the pealing does not happen, period. And my skin feels hydrated and replenished all day long.
Cools the face and body and soothes sensation of burning: Kind of repeating what was mentioned above, yes, it does soothe the sensation of burning, or in my case, extreme heat, since I don’t really burn. As for cooling the face, I have never used this product on my face, not because I think that it would have any adverse reaction, but just because I’m a firm believer that products designed to be applied on the rest of your body should not also be applied on the skin of your face: body skin has fewer sebaceous glands and is way thicker, product penetration and effect simply won’t work the same way.
Nourishing + Restoring: I’ve already mentioned that this basically cured my chronic skin pealing due to sun exposure, so it’s obviously nourishing and restoring, but let me approach this claim from a strict ingredient point of view. The Beesline After Sun Cooling Lotion has a very basic ingredient formulation, it contains ingredients that have been proven to work in a lot of different studies (who isn’t aware of the effects of Aloe on burnt skin at this point?), and incorporates them together in a way that has already been done, as in, people in the beauty industry know that mixing Vitamin C and E doesn’t usually generate any adverse effects on the final way the skincare product will be absorbed by your skin. All this to say that yes, the ingredients themselves are nourishing and restoring and have been proved to be so in the past, and they work together in a great way to deliver hydration, moisture, and repair.
If you live somewhere cold or you never get exposed to the sun, you don’t need this. However, if you find yourself in the other situation, this is one of the greatest after sun lotion I’ve ever tried. You won’t find anything better at such a low price (8$) that actually does the exact job you want it to do: prevent (as much as possible) sunburns, and nourish and replenish your skin in an effective way (who wants to slather on cream when they have the option of quickly spraying something on their skin?).
Really works well
Proven and trustworthy simple formulation and ingredients
Smells good (at least to me)
I’ve seen sprays that deliver a finer mist, this one feels more like sprinkles and droplets, so it could do better.
Score: 4.5/5 —— I love this after sun cooling lotion (that I have used before, during and after sun exposure), it does everything it’s supposed to do, and it would have gotten a perfect score had the nozzle produced a finer more spreadable mist.