Looking for a mineral sunscreen that leaves a minimal white cast? Then my Miami Beach Bum sunscreen review is a must-read!
I gave up on zinc oxide sunscreen over the summer.
I would show up to the beach, and my friends would look at me like they’d seen a ghost.
Because I looked like one.
No matter what zinc oxide sunscreen I tried, they all left a very noticeable white cast on my light-colored skin. I tried many brands and couldn’t find a mineral sunscreen that didn’t have it.
I’m uncomfortable enough in a swimsuit, and the layer of white sunscreen made me feel even less confident.
So I gave up and bought chemical sunscreen.
That’s why I didn’t have high expectations when Miami Beach Bum asked me to try their new zinc oxide sunscreens.
I fully anticipated trying them and then declining to write a blog post because I didn’t like them.
But guess what? I wrote a blog post.
**Miami Beach Bum sent me their face and body sunscreens in exchange for my review. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you). Read my affiliate disclosure for more info.**
Miami Beach Bum’s Blocked Body Sunscreen leaves very little white cast. It’s the least white of any zinc oxide body sunscreen I’ve tried. The Save Face Facial Sunscreen layers well under makeup, and there’s a lot of product for the price. I’m definitely adding these sunscreens to my skin and body care routine.
What is Miami Beach Bum?
Miami Beach Bum was founded by Ayssa DiPietro Goldwasser after she struggled to find a clean solution to the folliculitis she developed on her bum from spending a lot of time in wet bathing suits. She used her chemistry background as a marine scientist to create their signature product, the Bum and Body Cream.
The products are vegan and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. Miami Beach Bum sources ingredients and packaging completely within the United States, and they blend and package their products in Miami, Fla.
In addition to their body cream and newly-released sunscreens, Miami Beach Bum also offers two face creams (The Facial in a Jar and Ski Bum), a face and body spritzer, a natural bug repellant, and a leave-in hair shield.
What About the White Cast?
I was shocked at how well Miami Beach Bum’s body sunscreen rubbed into my skin. I’ve never used a zinc oxide sunscreen with such a small amount of white cast, unless it was tinted.
I don’t think the facial sunscreen rubs in quite as easily as the body sunscreen, but it’s still better than other brands. One tip I learned is to apply the sunscreen in layers so it rubs in more easily.
If you’re going to wear mineral sunscreen – and wear enough to protect your skin – you’ll have to deal with some amount of white cast, especially if you have darker skin. But Miami Beach Bum’s products are the most sheer of any mineral sunscreen I’ve tried.
Blocked Body Sunscreen Review
Miami Beach Bum Blocked SPF 30 Sunscreen contains 15% zinc oxide and is water and sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes. Its broad-spectrum, reef-safe formula contains vitamins, antioxidants, and broccoli to support cellular renewal and prevent hyperpigmentation. What also matters is what isn’t in the sunscreen, like artificial fragrances, parabens, and more.
- There’s a minimal (and I mean MINIMAL) white cast compared to other zinc oxide sunscreens I’ve tried.
- The Blocked body sunscreen has a light scent that’s not overpowering. I have a very sensitive nose and prefer unscented products, but this scent of coconut and orange doesn’t bother me.
- It protected my skin when I wore it during the middle of the day.
- It’s not the cheapest zinc oxide sunscreen available, but it is less per ounce than Beautycounter’s Countersun Mineral Sunscreen. And less expensive sunscreens also have more of a white cast, so you trade price for performance.
Save Face Sunscreen Review
Miami Beach Bum’s Save Face SPF 30 Facial sunscreen contains 15% zinc oxide and is a broad-spectrum, reef-safe formula. Save Face contains algae, aloe, and squalane to plump and hydrate your skin, along with broccoli and green tea to help prevent hyperpigmentation. It’s also water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes.
- Minimal white cast.
- Layers well under makeup.
- You receive a lot of product for the price. It’s priced less than other face sunscreens from Beautycounter, Suntegrity, Solara Suncare, cocokind, and Supergoop.
- Leaves my skin a little tacky, but no more than any other sunscreen I’ve tried.
What Others are Saying
I’m not the only one with a positive Miami Beach Bum sunscreen review. Check out what others had to say about them!
Blocked Body Sunscreen
Save Face Facial Sunscreen
Where To Buy Miami Beach Bum
You can purchase Miami Beach Bum’s Blocked Body Sunscreen and the Save Face Facial Sunscreen on their website using my Miami Beach Bum discount code! Use the promo code KAREN10 at checkout for $10 off your first order.
You can also find their products in their Miami Beach boutique, some other brick-and mortar stores, and at select online retailers, including my go-to online clean beauty shop Safe & Chic. Email email@example.com to see if there’s a local store near you.
I can’t believe I almost didn’t try Miami Beach Bum’s sunscreens.
I’d still be wearing chemical sunscreen, staying inside, or looking like a ghost.
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