As someone with a multi-step face routine, I’m always on the hunt for a good sunscreen that won’t interfere with my makeup. I mean, after makeup removal, SPF is the most tedious area of skincare. And if you’re averse to the cloyingly heavy scent and thick texture that accompanies most sunscreens, it can be downright unpleasant. That’s where the Cover FX SPF 30 Booster Drops come in.
I’ve previously reviewed Too Faced’s Hangover Good to Go Moisturizer and raved about it for its thin texture and pleasant scent. It’s a great sunscreen if you’re looking to add moisture to your skin but don’t want a thick cream that’s difficult to apply. The Cover FX SPF Booster Drops are a completely different formula, though still hydrating.
The Cover FX SPF 30 Booster Drops is an SPF serum that retails for $45. The Booster Drops are packaged in an opaque glass bottle with a dropper applicator and comes with 1 fluid oz of product.
Cover FX SPF 30 Booster Drops Review
Cover FX describes the product as a “weightless serum with invisible SPF 30”. The formula is supposed to instantly absorb into skin without leaving a greasy finish.
I think serum is a spot-on description of the SPF Booster Drops’ in terms of texture. It’s a liquid that’s got the consistency of a thin oil and is completely colorless.
While it’s not a thick product it feels more nourishing to me than say, the Josie Maran Argan Oil or The Ordinary’s Squalane. Both of those products seemed to sit on top of the skin whereas the Booster Drops sink in quickly and become fully absorbed.
When applied, the skin feels slightly plumped and smoothed but not greasy. While it may still be too much hydration for someone with oily skin, I think it would work beautifully on anyone with normal to dry skin.
I don’t always apply a separate moisturizer under the SPF Booster Drops and you wouldn’t necessarily feel the need for one. So these would be a good option if you’re looking to combine your SPF and moisturizer or serum into one step.
The SPF 30 Booster Drops smell slightly of traditional sunscreen but it’s such a faint scent that it really doesn’t bother me. I’m someone who detests the smell of sunscreen but this is just such a tiny hint that I really didn’t find it offensive.
The Booster Drops contain contains Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and are a chemical-based sunscreen. The active ingredients are avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene.
The Booster Drops are free of the following ingredients:
Cruelty-Free and Vegan Status
As per the brand, all of Cover FX’s products are cruelty-free and vegan. Neither they, nor their suppliers test ingredients or finished products on animals, and they also don’t have any third parties test on their behalf. Their products are not sold anywhere where animal testing is required by law.
Where to Buy the Cover FX SPF 30 Booster Drops | $45
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I guess the real question is do I like these better than the Too Faced Hangover Good to Go Moisturizer which is my preferred SPF product. These feel more hydrating than those and they’re what I’ll reach for on days when my skin is feeling extra dry.
I think they’re a great option if you’re looking for an easy to apply, hydrating sunscreen that doesn’t feel greasy. If you’re on the oily side or prefer matte products then this wouldn’t be for you.
Thin, easily absorbed serum consistency
Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Hydrates without feeling greasy
Might be too hydrating for some skin types
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