Looking for a new glowy SPF? TikTok swears by this e.l.f Supergoop-like sunscreen

We're a sucker for a glow-giving SPF...

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In our ongoing quest to harness the radiance of golden hour without any of the sun damage, we may have just stumbled across an e.l.f Supergoop dupe—yes, of that viral glow-boosting sunscreen known as 'Glow Screen.' 

When it comes to the best sunscreens for your face, many of us try and opt for a product that fulfills both the role of SPF and skin tint in one easy, lightweight formula—hence why Supergoop!'s Glow Screen is so darn popular for its combo of glow-boosting and UV-busting powers. And while it has the coveted viral acclaim, we're always on the lookout for a cheaper alternative.

That's where e.l.f comes in, with its 'Suntouchable! Whoa Glow Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen', which is being dubbed an almost identical swap for its Supegoop! competitor...

e.l.f Supergoop dupe, the hype explained...

As mentioned, glowy sunscreens have become true staples for lovers of radiant, 'lived-in' makeup looks, with many opting for tinted SPFs over their fave non-comedogenic foundations (especially in summer, though SPF should be worn 24/7, 365!) or as primers, for a very 'no-makeup' makeup vibe. 

Supergoop's range of tinted and invisible sunscreens are among the most popular, especially 'Glow Screen' which is a viral fave on TikTok. And much like with e.l.f's Halo Glow—which is now widely regarded as one of the best Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter dupes—the brand is now offering a similarly tinted sunscreen but for a slightly more budget-friendly price tag.

e.l.f's Suntouchable! Whoa Glow Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen will cost you just $14 and is both vegan and cruelty-free. It's described as being a 'sunscreen and face primer hybrid' that is long-wearing and offers both sun protection and a shimmery finish, along with hydrating, skin-loving ingredients including, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and squalane.

It's a lightweight, chemical SPF 30 (offering protection against UVA and UVB rays) with a sheer peach finish but no white cast. But how does it compare to the OG?

e.l.f Whoa Glow VS Supergoop!'s Glow Screen...

The overall consensus on TikTok is that the overall glow and effect from e.l.f's offering is very similar indeed, though there are a few differences to be aware of.

For one, there's the price—Whoa Glow costs just $14 for 1.6 fluid ounces compared to Supergoop Glow Screen's $38 for 1.7 fl oz.

However, the latter does offer SPF 40 and a larger shade range. You can currently only shop e.l.f's in one glowy, peach shade, whereas Glow Screen is available in four flattering options. Both are also marketed as a sunscreen and primer hybrid with the likes of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide included in their formulas. 

Testing both, user @illegalgenesis described there as being, "no difference at all," between them before adding that unlike with Glow Screen, e.l.f's Whoa Glow option had seemingly caused no piling. 


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@abbeyyung described them as 'glowy' but added that, "the Supergoop side is quite a bit more intense, so I prefer the way that elf looks. It's just a little bit more subtle and definitely better for people that have oilier skin." If you're looking for a good sunscreen for combination skin, try Supergoop's Play.


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So, for the price point, it does seem as though you're getting a very similar product but for $24 less...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.