Saturday, November 13, 2010

Review : Ocean Potion Sun care reviews

10 days ago I received products from Ocean Potion for review purposes. I was given Face Potion SPF 45 and Anti-Aging Sunblock SPH50 Ultra Light. And I am so excited to try this out !!!

Introduction of Ocean Potion
Founded in 1989 by Mr. Gary DeAngelo, Sun & Skin Care Research Inc. (SSCR) began in Virginia Beach, Virginia selling to beach stores and pool decks.

During these first years, the Ocean Potion name and product line began flourishing in beach stores, resort hotels and pool decks from Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach, SC and continued to penetrate beach towns along the East Coast. In 1994, Mr. DeAngelo, C.E.O. and owner, moved the corporate and manufacturing facilities to Florida, the state where many sun care products are conceived.

Ocean Potion product line is produced in-house which is in Floraida and all the products selling worldwide (includes Malaysia) is shipped all the way from Florida, USA. And in Malaysia, Trinity Mercantile (M) Sdn Bhd is the sole distributor for Ocean Potion Sun and Skin care since 2009

I have been using these two products for the past 10 days and here I how I felt about the products.

Appearance : Ocean Potion® Face Potion SPF 45 in Clear Zinc Oxide comes in a plastic jar. Not very convenient to bring for traveling..

Texture : Sun care comes in cream form however its not heavy or very sticky like normally cream.

Absorption: Although it is in cream type but once apply on the skin, it absorbed into the skin quickly within minutes. The texture itself is very similar to Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream. I have the cream on whole day, and my face is not oily and my makeup stay on quite well too.

(Click on the pic above, to zoom to read about the ingredients)

Benefit :

1) The sun care protects against UVA and UVB sun rays.

2)Best about this product I would say that all woman would love to hear is that ALL Ocean Portion products is PABA free, mineral oil free and therefore it will not clog pores !!!!

3)And another plus point is that this product is very water resistant, once apply it claims that it retains SPH after 80 minutes in water and perspiring which means the sunblock would not come out when I sweat or swim. Although it stated that it can be removed with water and cleanser however I would personally recommend one to use makeover remover (either cleansing oil or makeup removal oil) to make sure the product is completely remove from the skin.

Disadvantages :

First is the product is a sunscreens as stated in the jar as opposed to sunblock. And personally I would prefer to use sunblock than sunscreen as "sunblock reflects UV rays versus absorb them. Sunblock does not contain the same harsh chemicals that are in sunscreen" (read the details here).

And second, I prefer products that comes in a tube rather than a jar as I do not like my fingers digging into the products for hygienic purposes. And would appreciate if the product would at least provide a spatula for this reason. Other than that , I am glad to bring this sunscreen to my holiday (especially beach one) as it is water resistant and non greasy!

This Ocean Potion® Face Potion SPF 45 is priced at RM18.80 for 1.0 Oz (so affordable!!!!!)

Pros: PABA free, mineral oil free and therefore it will not clog pores, light weighted cream, non greasy and non-comedogenic.

Cons: Comes in a jar and its a sunscreens as opposed to a sunblock

Repurchase : Maybe

My Rating : 3.5/5 Stars

This is the second product I got Ocean Potion® Broad Spectrum, Anti-Aging Lotion SPF 50 which provides higher sun protection against UVA I, II and UVB sunrays.

Appearance : It comes in a very handy squeeze out tube form.

Texture: In cream form, very light weight. It absorb into skin almost immediately. Non greasy and feel the skin has nothing on. And after whole day of having the sun care on, it did not make my face oily or shiny.

Smell: Extremely pleasing fruity smell like orange citrus smell.. I love this smell!!!


1) And Ocean Potion is the first and only brand in the market that have Vitamin D in their suncare product. It gives skin protection from having risk for heart disease, bone problems, and diabetes due to lack of Vitamin D. Ocean Potion recognizes that's a decision that no one should have to make; so their new formula is the first and only suncare product in the market to provide 200 IU (half the daily requirement of Vitamin D3) with each application.

2) Consists of Seaplant extracts and Anti-Oxidant Vitamins A, C, and E that aid in the reduction of cell damaging free radicals for younger looking skin.

3) Water and Sweat Resistance too.

This Ocean Potion® Broad Spectrum, Anti-Aging Lotion SPF 50 is priced only at RM15.80 for 1.5 OZ

Pros : Consists Vit A, C, D and E and Seaplants extract , PABA and Mineral oil free, high SPH, non-greasy, smell really good and really affordable for an anti aging sun care!

Cons : None

Repurchase : Definitely!
My Rating : 4.5/5 stars (If its Paraben free, I would definitely give a 5 stars!)

And one thing about Ocean Potion sun care is that is really affordable that anyone could afford as it ranges from RM12.80 to RM46.80. And some of it smells very fruity.. yummy!

Dark Tanning Range

Sports Extreme Range

Anti-Aging range

Kids Range - smells like watermelon, very nice !!!

Face and Lip Potion

Anti-Aging ultra light range

Aloe vera range

Gentle and Sensitive range

Currently, all Ocean Potion products are available at Watsons, selected pharmacies and sports club.

Ocean Potion sun care products not only certified by Skin Cancer Foundation but also cruelty free, as they are member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) since May 2008

For more information , visit

Be a member of Ocean Potion Malaysia here

I would like to thanks to Ocean Potion & Advertlets for giving me this opportunity to review this sun care products!


  1. I never know sunscreen and sunblock are two different things! Thanks for sharing!!! =D

  2. T-T Ocean Potion® Broad Spectrum, Anti-Aging Lotion SPF 50 is the product which after i apply it.. then i got sting by the bees in Cambodia..

    I can't confirm whether it's the reason.. i assume that the bees get attract by the smell of the sunblock..


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