I am diving in to share a full Pipette Sunscreen Review. This sunscreen has worked so well for my whole family so I want to share all the details and what I love (and maybe don’t love) about it.
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All About Pipette
Founded in 2019, Pipette was created in an effort to bring products to the market that are safe for baby’s sensitive skin. They have scientists at work creating products that are safe, effective and gentle. Their products are backed by a moisturizing ingredient called squalane (I will go into detail on this ingredient below). And, they have banned over 2000 ingredients that they have determined to be unsafe. This is way more than the 12 that have been banned by the United States and even more than the over 1300 banned by the EU. This is definitely a brand I can get behind!
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Pipette Sunscreen Review
While they have many products, the Pipette Sunscreen is the one I am diving into today. I discovered and started using this sunscreen last summer and definitely knew I wanted to share about it!
Pipette Sunscreen Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 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, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol
I did want to point out a couple of the inactive ingredients to share with you what makes this sunscreen different.
First, the ingredient squalane is used. This ingredient is used in not just their sunscreen but all Pipette products. Squalene is what is found in baby’s vernix at birth and what protects sensitive skin. Squalane is a more stable version of this amazing ingredient. In the past, squalane has been derived from shark liver and even olives. But, these methods are neither cruelty free nor always the highest quality. Thankfully, the scientists at Pipette have come up with a sugar-cane derived squalane. And this is what helps the Pipette Sunscreen to blend in while also moisturizing.
The sunscreen also contains an ingredient called bisabolol. This is another plant derived ingredient that has the ability to help calm down inflamed and irritated skin – which let’s face it, the sun can definitely to do our skin!
Pipette really thought of it all with their ingredients. On their website they are fully transparent and share each ingredient along with what is does in the product.
Is Pipette Sunscreen Really Clean?
Yes! Pipette Sunscreen is a clean sunscreen and has full transparency with their ingredients.
First, it is a mineral sunscreen and they use zinc oxide as the active ingredient. Using a mineral sunscreen means that the sun’s rays will be reflected instead of absorbed, and the sunscreen will offer broad spectrum protection. Not only that, but a mineral sunscreen starts working the moment you apply it to your skin, unlike chemical sunscreens where you have to wait 20 minutes.
Next, in checking the EWG’s Sunscreen Guide, the Pipette Sunscreen is rated a 2 (out of 10). All ingredients but one are rated individually at a 1 or 2.
The sunscreen does contain acacia senegal gum, which is gum that is prepared from the dried sap of the acacia tree. It is used in the sunscreen, per the Pipette website, as a ‘skin-conditioning agent that locks in moisture and thickens the formula.’
This ingredient can be rated anywhere from a 2-3 on the EWG’s scale, but it depends on the usage. It also can’t be found in a product that is EWG verified without meeting use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data. So, an ingredient worth noting.
Is Pipette Sunscreen EWG Verified?
Yes, Pipette Sunscreen is EWG verified. It is simple to find that they are EWG verified because they bear the EWG Verified symbol on their website.
If a product has this symbol it means that they have met the EWG’s strict standards when it comes to health and ingredients they have included. This includes:
- The product contains NO ingredients that are on the EWG’s “Unacceptable” list.
- The product has full ingredient transparency – this includes fragrance ingredients.
- The company uses good manufacturing practices.
Pipette Sunscreen Cost
Currently on Amazon you can get the sunscreen (4 oz tube) for $11.90 for a one time purchase or Subscribe and Save and get up to 15% off!
On the Pipette website, you can get the 4 oz tube for $15 or Subscribe and Save and get it for $12.75. They also have a travel size (1 oz) available for $5 ($4.25 if you Subscribe and Save) which makes it a great cost if you are just wanting to try it out without purchasing a full tube. Plus with Subscribe and Save you can get FREE shipping too!
Pipette is also available on Credo, where you can get the 4 oz tube for $15.
Pipette Sunscreen Reviews
Per Amazon, the Pipette Sunscreen has almost 3500 reviews and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Here are some common comments about this sunscreen:
-Very faint white cast that can be rubbed in – some even experienced no white cast
-Lightweight with a dewy finish
-Easy to wash off
-Great customer service by the company
While there were definitely more positive reviews than negative I still want be transparent about customer reviews:
-Some found the sunscreen to be too oily/greasy.
-Rashes and irritation have happened to some customers.
-Some also noted it dried out their skin after consistent use.
Who Does Pipette Sunscreen Work Best For?
- Baby/Kids– This is perfect for sensitive baby and kids skin. The squalane in it is so nourishing for the skin.
- Adults– This is great for adults as well because it’s not greasy feeling and rubs in well. It also is non comedogenic too.
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Does Pipette Sunscreen Leave A White Cast?
Pipette Sunscreen has a subtle white cast once rubbed into the skin, but it’s very light. I find I don’t mind that too much when I’m applying it to my kids because I like to see where I’ve applied their sunscreen.
Pipette Sunscreen Review
- Clean ingredients and mineral based versus chemical sunscreen
- Fragrance free
- Good for all ages
- Doesn’t feel greasy
- Comes in an easy to travel with tube
- Works well at protecting skin- no sunburns from my family while using it
- Love that they offer 1 oz. travel sizes too
- Budget friendly
- SPF 50
- EWG Verified
- Non-Nano zinc
- Subtle white hue
I would recommend the Pipette Sunscreen to anyone! It really hits all the marks for a clean sunscreen that protects the skin and can be used for all ages. I love knowing I don’t have to pack a separate sunscreen for my kids but can all use one!
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