Is The Elf Whoa Glow SPF 30 An Affordable Supergoop Dupe?

Let’s all be honest and agree that certain drugstore brands have been doing a fantastic job with duping higher-end brands! Elf has unabashedly duped many high-end products. Are they always successful? No. But that’s OK. Their recent dupe is their new Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow SPF 30! It’s been compared to and called a dupe for my beloved Supergoop Glow Screen. But how does it compare? Let’s find out!

Elf is cruelty-free and leaping bunny certified. Known for their affordable and quality products. Their mini eyeshadow quad is one of my favorites! While with recent price increases, Elf has also increased their drugstore prices, however, it seems the increased prices of their products are usually the products that they are duping.

Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow Review

As mentioned, the Elf whoa glow is unmistakenly a dupe for Supergoop’s Glow Screen. Even down to the packaging! Both the Elf Suntouchable and Supergoop Glow Screen are chemical sunscreens. Meaning, their active ingredients absorb into the skin that helps prevent damage from the sun.

The Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow comes in a 1.69 fl oz. squeeze tube and retails for $14.00 USD while Supergoop’s Glow Screen is a 1.7 fl oz. squeeze tube and retails for $38.00 USD.

Suntouchable Ingredients vs. Glow Screen Ingredients

Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow SPF 30 Active Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone – 3.0% Homosalate – 9.0% Octisalate – 5.0% Octocrylene-7.0%

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Supergoop Glow Screen SPF 40 PA+++ Active Ingredients

(shade: Sunrise)Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%

(shade Golden Hour) Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 4%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 8%

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In addition to the above ingredients, Supergoop Glow Screen also contains Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin B5 which boost the skin’s water levels, Niacinamide is an ingredient we love! It evens out skin tone and reduces the appearance of pores, Sea Lavender provides antioxidant protection and helps support long-lasting hydration, and lastly, cocoa peptides help filter blue light.

The first difference between the two are their textures. Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow is much thicker when compared to Supergoop Glow Screen that’s much thinner and runnier.

It’s important to note that both are SPF and primer hybrids. Supergoop Glow Screen works well over any moisturizer I’ve tried. And works incredibly well under makeup. Can the same be said for the Elf Whoa Glow SPF? When I filmed a comparison test I wore my current favorite moisturizer and didn’t notice any issues. Though to be fair I had only applied it to half my face while the other half was Glow Screen. It blended just as smoothly into the skin as my Glow Screen. Upon first impressions, I loved this as an alternative.

Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow vs. Supergoop Glow Screen

To be honest, its a more subtle glow making it more suitable for everyday wear without feeling the need to apply powder or makeup on top of it. It made my skin look absolutely beautiful! But that feeling dissipated the more I kept using it.

Firstly, on a positive note, it did not irritate my sensitive skin. And thankfully, I hadn’t noticed any irritation around my eyes despite it being a chemical sunscreen. Which, when compared to Glow Screen I will experience some burning around the eyes if I accidentally get too rigorous when applying.

The more I continued to use and test Suntouchable by Elf, and tried it with my current moisturizer I noticed it pilling. I tried it with face oil and different amounts of moisturizer even on its own with nothing underneath and the pilling was still present. What’s more? I also noticed my skin would feel tacky and as the day went on I could not wait to wash it off my face!

Is The Elf Suntouchable Whoa Glow SPF 30 An Affordable Supergoop Dupe?

So many have praised this as being a dupe for Supergoop. However, I disagree. Other than the packaging I cannot call this a dupe for Supergoop.

It’s a beautiful finish, but unfortunately for me, it didn’t work. If you would like to give it a try given its affordability you can find it at Target, Ulta, and Elf’s official website. Supergoop is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and Supergoop.

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