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~~Malibu dry oil spray~~
To start I live in Cyprus with my husband so I need to have good quality sun protection when I'm out as it's not like I'm only exposed to the sun for 2 weeks like the average holiday goer, I'm exposed to it every day and looking after my skin is highly important to me. Although saying that I do like a tan as well, therefore I find oils with a factor in are the best product for me. I have tried many different brands through the years and find that most of them leave your skin oily as the products doesn't dry in properly, or they leave an uneven coverage and more importantly that they left stains on everything but a bikini. In general Malibu products in Cyprus are extortionate, like they are in many holiday resorts, so when I found them at a local store for Euro2 each I bought loads as that's only roughly £1.60. Bargain!
The packaging of the bottle is pretty standard for such a well-known brand, it is simply a clear bottle with a silver spray top and label and the iconic Malibu icon. The bottle contains 200ml of product and I have only used one bottle in a whole summer, this was just on myself though as my poor husband has to stick to factor 50 so he does not burn. The product itself is a very slight yellow however when the product is used it is completely clear and does not leave any additional colour on the skin, it makes the skin glisten and look radiant without looking greasy. As well as making the skin look great the product also sinks in straightaway and does not leave unsightly stains on clothing. I have applied this product numerous times with shorts and t-shirt on and never found it to have strained or showed on my clothing. The product also claims that it is sweat resistant; I can confirm this as I have applied it before running and have noticed that even after a long run I am still tanning evenly, therefore showing that sweat does not affect this product. Again this is the same with the water resistant claim, living near a beach I find myself constantly in the sea and the same applies, I receive an even tan even when I might not fully submerge into the water. However, I highly recommend that you reapply after bathing for precautionary measures. It is better to be safe, than to be sorry!
The SPF I buy is factor 15, this is because I am naturally dark haired and tan very easily, rarely burning. However, if this is not a good factor for you, you will be happy to know that they also stock many different factors. They also come in different bottles; I also have the brown bottle which is a factor 8. Each different factor is easy to tell apart by the large numbers displayed on the label.
The smell of this product reminds me of coconuts although it does not state a specific fragrance in which the product has. I find the scent very pleasant and it definitely has what I think is the holiday smell, the one that really makes you feel as though you're on holiday, even though I'm not it's nice to smell this product and be reminded of previous holidays.
I sometimes find that with long exposure to the sun that my scalp at the parting burns, however be rest assured that this product can be used on the scalp and again it does not leave any trace, therefore protecting your scalp but don't making your hair look greasy and unclean. Like most sun care products you cannot use on broken skin as the chance of irritation would be high as the product has a high concentration of alcohol based products. It is also flammable so be careful and do not spray near flames.
The UVA rating for this product is 3 stars and this means that it provides you with good protection, I think this is a good UVA rating for an oil as typically they aren't as safe to use as many creams on the market.
I would therefore say this is a must have for any beach bag or suitcase. The product is readily available throughout the UK with many stores stocking Malibu products especially close to the holiday season. As of writing this (30/05/12) Superdrug has a 3 for 2 offers on Malibu products or a single bottle would cost £6.99. I would recommend shopping around as there are always good offers to be found on the high-street when it comes to sun protection.
Sometimes it´s difficult to persuade a man to do something that you know is good for him, particularly if, like my husband , he has been "Master under God" for 30years ,driving boats around and used to issuing the orders! We used to dish out the sun tan cream to all the guests on the boats but when it came to the Captain , he always said he was O.K. and you couldn´t have a domestic in front of the boss and his guests!
Luckily he has a dark complexion and tans very quickly but eventually after many years of sailing, mostly in the Med he had to have a few areas of sun damage zapped by liquid nitrogen at the dermatology dept of the local hospital. Some of these spots were on his head even though he always wears a hat!
On with the sun protection! This is where Malbu scores, in my opinion,very highly. If , like many men ,you are follically challenged (going bald!) , but have lots of hair on the arms and legs, Malibu Dry Oil Spray is designed for you and here is why.
It offers good protection, we use SPF20 UVA/UVB medium protection
It absorbs Very Quickly! and does not leave a residue, so your hands are not slippy when working or leaves marks on surfaces.
It is for all over body and scalp protection, ideal for chrome domes!
It is very water resistant.
Easy to apply in an amber coloured easy grip ridged sided bottle with a grey hand pump on top.
Many creams and oils mark the cuffs and collars of our working shirts making it difficult to look smart, sometimes we use 3 shirts a day! nightmare!
Its a very reasonable price at around 4.50p for 200ml. when you get through a lot in the summer that is a consideration.
The clear liquid has only a faint smell of coconut and does not leave you smelling llike a Bounty Bar.
It has a shelf life of 18 months once open
It is not tested on animals.
It is easy to spot the amber bottles with the large orange sun on the front, the Malibu logo clearly written across the front. We bought our last lot in Morrisons in Gibraltar on special offer and I will certainly be buying it again this year. As with all sun products apply generously and often, keep away from the eyes and fabrics. This one is not suitable for children or to be applied to broken skin.
5 stars from me. Keep safe in the sun and as the advice on the bottle states seek the shade between 11am and 3pm.
Thanks for reading ,may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
More info on www.malibusun.com
When I holiday abroad I like to take a variety of sunscreen products. I want to make sure that myself, and my family, have excellent sun protection but, as this type of product can be expensive, I always shop around. This year we returned to Cyprus in August. Cyprus is extremely hot. Because it is so hot there we don't sit in he sun for as long as we might in other European countries. It's just too hot too to spend longer than fifteen or twenty minutes, for me anyway, exposed to the heat. But whilst in the sun and in the pool, good sun protection is vital. I spend a great deal of time in the pool, while my husband perseveres with his book, whilst sitting under a aparasol, with an ice cold drink, quite often beer! I say persevere because I don't read very much in Cyprus, as I get fed up with perspiration running down my face. Ughhh! You may say, why do they holiday in Cyprus-well, in some places you can find a welcome breeze and there are many delights to this country other than the heat. It's a great place for family holidays with most people, including British holiday makers, behaving themselves.
This year I packed, between various suitcases, bearing in mind weight restrictions, a liquid sunscreen which is intended for once daily application but, as I wasn't sure if I trusted this, and I also took cream and two sprays. The spray I am reviewing now is Malibu Dry Oil Spray.
I have used this spray (not the same bottle!) on previous holidays and my family all approve. What I tend to do is use high factor suncreen at the start of the holiday and then, providing no one has become sunburnt, we start to use lower a lower SPF.
The Malibu dry oil spray is factor 15, which I would only recommend you use if you are medium to dark skinned (I'm fair) or, if lighter skinned, not until you've become suntanned and don't need quite so high a protection factor. It's alsop good to top up on the sunscreen you may have applied before venturing out.
This spray is easy to use and feels pleasant on the skin. I have quite sensitive skin but haven't had a problem with this. It sprays on well and covers well. I rub on the skin a little, on areas needing protection, and top up every so often, especially after a dip in the pool or sea. However, I find it is quite good in it's resistance to water, but better safe than sorry.
My husband uses this on his head and I sometimes also do this. My hair is thin and fine and I burn along the parting. I did spend much of my holiday weraing a bandana though. When applied to the head this product is well absorbed and doesn't feel oily on the hair. I prefer to use this on the hair and scalp to any other sunscreens that I use.
I don't notice much of a mell with this spray. It's quite subtle.
The only downside, but only a very small one, with oil sprays is that they can get a little messy around the lid, especially if used on the beach. I prefer, when on the beach to use different types of sunscreen with an anti-sand lid. For use around the pool and generallywhile out and about, this dry oil spray is ideal for myself and my family.
As I bought lots of sunscreens and after suns I'm not sure where I purchased this, as I tended to buy things from different shops, depending on their offers. It may have been TJHughes, as I did buy some things from there. I have, in the past, bought this from Matalan, where it would be cheap. Also, Superdrug are currently selling this at a reduced price of, £3.97 which works out at £1.99 per 100 ml, which I think is reasonable. Usual price in Superdrug is, £4.47.
I notice that Fragrance Direct are selling this (200 ml bottle) for £2.50.
The bottle is easy to spot as it is a brown colour, although the spray is clear when applied. The lid is bright orange with a clear plastic lid fitting over it. Mine came wrapped in plastic, with the lid sealed, which is reassuring when placing amongst clothes in a suitcase.
Here is some further information about this dry oil spray, as taken from the website: http://www.malibusun.com:-
Medium protection for all-over body use. Easy to apply. Also ideal for use on the scalp, thinning hair and forehead. Does not make hair greasy so can be sprayed onto the scalp. Ideal for sports.
Easy application spray
Body and scalp protection
UVA UVB sunscreens
The spray comes in a transparent brown bottle which has the Malibu logo and product information on with an orange lid and spray which has a clear plastic cap.
It has a 3 star UVA rating and is SPF 15. It is not tested on animals and can be used for 18 months once it has been opened.
The back of the bottle has the usual sun safety advice along with stating that the spray is "for all over body and scalp protection. Non greasy, quick drying."
The front of the bottle states "easy application - non greasy - very water resistant".
I would have to agree with all statements made.
It is very easy to apply because of the spray application. The only problem I had was that sometimes if the spray was at an awquard angle it would not work but I experience this with all sprays.
It is not greasy as you would expect with an oil spray, it soaks into skin very quickly and leaves skin moisturised.
It is certainly water resistant, after swimming in my friends pool one day, I forgot to reapply and was absolutely fine as I had applied around half an hour before going in the pool.
Another plus for me is the smell, it has a coconut fragrance which immediately makes me think of holidays. This is not overpowering but does linger on your skin for some time after you have applied.
The spray works, I did not get burnt whilst wearing it and received the protection I would expect from an SPF15 product.
I love sunbathing but every since I found out that the sun is responsible for up to 90% of visible ageing on the skin I have been religiously applying sunscreen every day rain or shine. That doesn't mean I don't like to enjoy what little sun we get in this country in summer only this time greased up in lotion. I still hanker for the days when I used to lie out baking myself in oil so when I was shopping and seen Malibu dry oil spray in spf 30 I knew I had to have it.
The dry oil comes in a spray bottle of so is perfect for getting to those hard to reach places if you don't have anyone to rub it in for you but it also suffers the same problems I find with other spray bottles in that it can get blocked very easily and if you hold it at a wring angle the spray won't work. The bottle itself is a brown colour with a yellow top and brown in colour. For some reason just looking at the bottle puts me in a holiday mood.
I used to love the feeling of oil on my skin so I was a little disappointed to realise that this dry oil absorbs almost instantly leaving only a slight residue. I found it difficult to tell where I had applied the oil and where I hadn't due to how quick it absorbed and found myself having to apply quite a lot to make sure I had covered myself.
The smell is pleasant enough and smells of coconut but it's not strong enough to really give that holiday feeling. The best thing about the oil was how it left my skin feeling at the end of the day. It felt nice and soft and wasn't dried out too much by the sun but I think the Soltan and L'oreal range do a better job of moisturising.
When I used the oil I didn't get any burning but that was probably because I used so much as I didn't feel I had enough on with the recommended amount.
The dry oil also isn't waterproof so you need to remember to apply after swimming or sweating and if your use a towel.
For under a fiver this oil is an ok sun screen but there are so many other better ones out there and I don't think I will be buying it again. I found the spray application awkward and it just didn't have the nice feeling a lot of others have.
When we went on holiday to Cyprus last week, the first day we went to the beach we got there and had forgotten our sun cream! We had not put it in the beach bag and I was really annoyed at having to go and buy some from the shop as I had brought 6 bottles with us! However I'm glad I forgot it as I had never tried this dry oil before and I was very impressed.
I paid 9 euros for it, although I'm sure you could get it cheaper, I'm not sure exactly what 9 euros is in pounds, but it was cheaper than all the sun cream, whish is why I bought it. I'm really glad I tried this oil, as I hate it when your covered in sand on the beach and you have to go and wash it all off so you can rub your sun cream in, and then it all gets stuck to you again! With this oil we did not have this problem!
You simply just spray it on straight onto your skin all over, and it dries in almost instantly. It did not look greasy at all, but you did need to reapply it quite often or you will burn. I reapplied it about every hour, and I didn't burn, my boyfriend put it on about 4 times during the day and he did go slightly red.
This comes in a clear bottle which makes it easy to see how much is left, but I found the spray button a bit hard to spray sometimes and you had to hold the bottle completely upright or the button wouldn't spray. Even if you had some sand on you, just can just still spray this oil on as there is no need to rub in, which is so handy. It literally takes one minute to spray all over your body, compared to about 5 minutes having to rub sun cream in.
This is also great just to spray on your face, although be careful it does not get into your eyes. I got it in my eyes a few times and it really stings! Even after rinsing them loads they were stinging for hours and once I could hardly open my eye it hurt really bad!
Malibu do this dry oil protective spray from about spf 4 to spf 30, and it can also be used on your parting, and it did not make my hair greasy at first if you just put a light spray on, but as the day went on and I had sprayed it on a few times my hair did start to look a bit greasy.
We used a bottle a day of this dry oil, it does not last very long and there were only 2 of us, but we preferred to use it than sun cream, so didn't use the 6 bottles of it we brought with us, we kept topping up on this dry oil instead! I have since seen this malibu dry oil in tk maxx, but nowhere else yet. It was priced at £3.99 a bottle with a bottom of aloe vera gel free too which isn't bad, but you will need a lot of it as it doesn't go as far as sun cream does!
I highly recommend this malibu dry oil spray as it is effective, doesn't dry skin out, it is fast drying and is so much quicker and easier than using sun cream!
Occasionally in the UK we do get some nice sunny weather! Granted not very often as I look outside as I write this review (we have thunder and lighting at the moment!). Now although I don't tan much for some reason I still need to use sun protection from time to time. Not least because I don't want to burn and feel pain but because I don't want the aging effects if I don't have to have them! So a firm favourite in my household is this Malibu Dry Oil Spray and we have several bottles of the stuff scattered about for everyone's usage of! (Good old Mum lol).
Long clear bottle with an orange push down orange button to the top of it and ingrained indentations into each side of the bottle for ease of use. On the front of label I'm told it's Malibu Dry Oil Spray (and then stuff in foreign languages) and our particular bottle is 15 'Medium Protection' for use on the body and the scalp and I'm told it is waterproof. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it, a warning is given, ingredients and allergy advice is given, size is stated (in this case it's a 200ml bottle) and finally contact details for Malibu are listed. Nice easy to use and understand bottle and I do like the easy grip design to the bottle considering this is an oil after-all!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle:
This SPF 15 Dry Oil Spray offers easy, quick drying spray-on application. Non greasy, it can also be sprayed directly through the hair onto the scalp.
Spray on dry oil and ensure that all exposed skin is evenly and generously covered - use about 3 tablespoons (35ml). Do not spray directly onto face. Apply 30 minutes before and frequently during exposure to the sun. Always reapply after swimming and if dry oil is rubbed off by towel, hat or clothing. Seek shade between 11am and 3pm.
Me Using It:
This is absolutely fabulous and me, when I first saw it was an oil I was worried about using it to be honest fearing it would be greasy but seriously..this isn't at all and even typing that I'm surprised lol!
It sprays out easily and all you do is simply direct it where you want it, gently sweep it into the skin (no rubbing required for this) and that is it. It simply sinks in almost as soon as you've sprayed it cos it 's like a fine mist of water so you don't need to hang about waiting for this to dry. You can't see it, you can't feel it but it does leave you smelling of natural coconuts for it's duration and skin actually does feel lightly hydrated and slightly smoother than usual.
Basically you use this and forget it's there though you do need to remember to occasionally reapply it as advised if your swimming and stuff like that. However like I say I'm in UK and I find that with not being anywhere near any water I can use this in the morning, stay outside sunbathing pretty much most of the day and not need any further applications at all. Course if you want to 'top up' using this you can well do that is down to your judgement and it's suitable to use on the children too which I think is a great idea as it's so simple, quick and easy to apply.
Does It Work? :
Absolutely, me and my family swear by using this. Never have any of us burnt and me I find this really easy to use. I have some nice clothes and the thought of getting horrible, tacky and greasy oil on them fills me with dread but I can use this and not have to worry my head about that at all. Talking of heads I have applied this to my scalp (finely) and it hasn't made my hair feel sticky or greasy and has just given it a dazzling shine lol.
My skin when using this feels great and I feel it rinses off my skin (and hair) with ease as well. Never have I felt burnt or has my skin felt tight and the smell and ease of use really do make this an amazing product! I highly regard it, it's great quality and a great price and what's more it's a long laster on the skin and you don't need much per application to your skin with this! A great buy!
We pay about £5.49 a bottle in Boots for ours but it is widely available in all good chemists and some supermarkets too!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have to say, Malibu Dry Oil spray has the nicest smell ever. Smells just like summer, and I get excited just putting it on in the morning! It comes in a variation of low factor SPF's from 4 to 15. The bottle is clear and the oil has an orangy tint to it, although it goes on colourless.
On application, it sprays on extremely well, and only needs a slight rub to get a good coverage, if you even need to rub at all. This is great for those hard to reach areas like your back when you are on your own. Your skin is left feeling soft, and it doesn't feel greasy, and skin has a subtle shine to it, which is great for area's such as the legs, although not as good on the face.
The sunscreen is extremely reasonably priced, around £2-3 for a bottle. I got mine from bodycare for £1.75, although this was last year. The coverage over the body is great, and leaves you with a beautifully even tan, and you hardly ever forget to put more on because it smells so good, therefore burns are virtually non existant! Great product in my opinion.
I first discovered Malibu dry oil spray when I was purchasing items for my wedding last year in Paphos. I was amazed at the price of the branded suntan creams, such as Nivea, Piz buin etc, they all cost between £8 and £12 per bottle, if you were lucky you could sometimes catch an offer, but in my eyes they were still very expensive.
I went to my local Bodycare shop and this is when I spotted Malibu dry oil spray, the thing that I found most attractive was the price, it only cost £3 for a 200ml bottle. At first I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be very good protection against the sun with it being so cheap, but I thought, 'what the heck' and purchased 4 bottles. Four bottles cost me £12, I could have only bought one bottle of branded sun tan cream for this amount!!
They come in a variety of different sun protection factors (SPF), ranging from factor 4 right upto factor 12. For those of you that aren't aware, the higher the SPF, the more protection you get against the sun, so it is recommended that you start off your holiday with a high factor and then as your skin becomes used to the sun reduce the factor as your holiday goes on. Therefore I decided to buy 2 factor 12 bottles and two factor 4 bottles.
The bottle itself is clear with an orange spray top. There is a sticker on the front that has the Malibu logo on there and it states underneath that it is a dry oil spray and has the SPF in big numbers. It also states that it is protection for body and scalp, easy application and that it is non greasy, it also states that the oil is waterproof.
It advises you on the back that you must ensure all exposed skin is evenly and generously covered with the protective dry oil. You should apply it 30 minutes before and frequently during exposure to the sun. You should always re-apply after swimming and if the oil is rubbed off by a towel or clothes.
When I first applied the oil, the first thing I noticed was the smell of it, it smelled like alcohol and was quite strong, but once you had squirted it the smell disappeared after a few seconds. The oil spray was so much easier to apply than the creams, you literally just squirt it all over your body and just give it a small rub and it then disappears quickly into your skin without leaving any greasiness behind.
As the label said, this can also be used on your scalp, I am very fair haired so used to find that my scalp burnt terribly if I didn't wear a hat, but all I need to do now is squirt the oil into my hair and this then protects my scalp, im also pleased to say that it doesn't make my hair look greasy either.
My husband and I both used this oil for our week long holiday in Paphos and for our two week honeymoon in Cancun. The weather in Cancun was considerably hotter than Paphos and I am pleased to say that this oil provided wonderful protection against the sun on both our holidays. We didn't burn once and came home with a lovely, even tan. The only downside to the oil is the taste!! Obviously I didn't drink it but when you squirt it on your face, when it comes into contact with your lips it doesn't taste very nice at all!!!
With the arrival of Summer (?) OK well maybe not summer - but the better weather, it is essential, to all, to arm ourselves with a good sun protection aid. I have a great problem with James, my 2 year old son at the moment, he will not tolerate any cream, lotion, gel or anything remotely good for him near his skin. As he likes playing outdoors I have searched every chemist for a suitable sun protection for him, other than a body suit! I have found the answer to my prays in the form of 'Malibu dry oil spray'. I actually though this was something to use when using a wok but there we go! The spray comes in a no frills clear bottle, with a pump action spray in a rather fetching orange colour. There is a clear top, this is a bit dangerous if you have young children or cats and dogs that think these things fun to chew, as it is quite small. Also a danger to bare feet and bums as it is clear and difficult to see! The spray is very easy to use, remove the dangerous clear top and spray the oil on the desired target. Thats it - you have some sun protection. James thought this was great fun as I made very silly noises when applying it all over his body, he even asked for some in his hair! The spray is waterproof, non greasy - despite being called 'oil spray', and can be applied to the scalp through the hair, amazingly it didnt make the hair greasy either! The spray comes in a variety of sun protection factors and is suitable for children. The spray is pleasantly scented - well if you like smelling like an overgrown coconut, and is very easy to apply on the body and arms and legs. It is more difficult to apply to the face however, especially children, as you have to spray it onto the hands then rub onto the face. It is excellant for hard to reach places like the ears, as the spray gets them in one squirt! The spray muct be reapplied every 30 minutes whilst in the sun, or after swimming to ensure con
tinued sun protection, no problem there, James kept asking me for more! The spray is very easily absorbed into the skin, a few seconds after spraying the oil disappears only leaving behind its fragrance. Does it work? Well after a day in the garden, on this beautiful sunny day there is not a hint of redness or soreness amongst us. My other half who is milk bottle white and usually turns red at the merest mention of the sun has caught the sun, but is not burnt in the slightest! As he has rather sensitive skin, we have to be a little careful about some suncreams as they tend to make him itchy or blotchy - there is none of this either. Instead he has very smooth skin with a healthy colour. Malibu dry oil spray cost £4.49 from my local chemist and is very cheaply priced in my opinion, especailly as it has done an excellant job of keeping us safer in the sun. Sun cream for children is not the only protection that should be observed during the summer months, floppy brimmed hats, or hats that protect the neck should be worn, loose clothing also should be worn, as well as a good high sun protection factor cream/lotion or spray.
Ok,so they are cheap,the bottle aren't too attractive,but at the end of the day, it does what it says,stops you burning.I love their dry spray,it does sting a bit on your face,but it dries almost instantly and means you don't get that oily feel on your skin which you get with most lotions.It is waterproof,economical and effective,i used factor 15 in the caribbean and i usually burn really easily,this was great,i use it all the time on holiday now,sometimes you get the odd bottle that leaks,but check the seal before buying.
I have just returned from my summer holidays abroad. Most years my holidays have always been spoilt by sunburn. But for the first time, i have never suffered, because i changed my sun screen. I bought Malibu dry oil spray. It contains uva/uvb sunscreens and as my husbands hair is almost bald it can be used on the scalp. As there are several people in my family that all use it now. I find it very good value for money compared to other brands.