There is a lot of debate about sun protection, such as chemical versus physical, and some people even think wearing any sunscreen at all is worse for you than just being exposed to the sun. I think that it's very important to always wear sunscreen, especially one that is rated SPF 30 or higher, but I also want to encourage everyone to do their research and to make the best, informed decision for themselves.
Because I always wear sunscreen, and go through it so quickly, one of my favorite yearly sets from Sephora is their Sun Safety kit. Unfortunately, it took a long time for it to become available this year (it's currently up on the website and is actually sitting on my desk right now...), so I had to slake my thirst for SPF with some other sets; one of which is the Complete SPF Kit from Birchbox!
Because I think it's interesting to see what people get in their Mystery Sample packs from Birchbox, I wanted to show what I got before diving into the Complete SPF Kit.
Overall, I'm not sure how I feel about this kit. You do get a good selection of products, all of which have an SPF of 30 or higher, and I like that it's not all just sunscreen: you get a setting spray, an eye cream, and a primer as well. When I bought this kit, it had one review, and it was not a positive one: the sample sizes were very small and you could only get a few uses out of them. Most of the time, I ignore reviews of sample kits that talk about the sample sizes being small since I generally don't mind small sizes as long as the weight/volume is correctly printed and the retail value is properly calculated. But these samples just feel...small! I'm pretty sure that the printed weights/volumes are correct, but I feel like the tubes were made so large on purpose (or the companies just didn't want to make special small tubes, which also makes sense). Had the Sephora Sun Safety Kit been available when I purchased this kit, I would have hands down gotten that instead and now that it is available, I would recommend that kit over this one (it's a little more expensive at $32, but you get a lot more and a portion of the price goes towards a good cause).
Thanks for reading! <3