If you are human, you are probably enjoying the great outdoors right about now. The weather is ripe for outside activities. Between walking to the shuttle stop for school, running (I’m training for a marathon) and just hanging out with my friends on the weekends, I get mega sun.
We all know that sun exposure equals suntans, sun burns, leathery looking skin, looking old before your time, and even skin cancer. I don’t mind a little tanning, but the rest are not options I care to choose. So, since my mom has been a skin care professional since I was born, she has always had me slathered with sunscreen. Now, I can’t break the habit. Even though I’m not the diva type, the geek in me loves genius packaging and design. And the chemist in me gets geeked about unique formulas.
That’s why I chose Aveeno Hydrosport Sunscreen Spray for our Memorial Day Weekend Wear. Here are the details about it:
AVEENO® HYDROSPORT™ Sunscreen Spray harnesses the unique water-repelling ability of the Natural Lotus Complex, a special blend with naturally-derived ingredients. This exclusive formula Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection and withstands wear off from water and sweat. Lightweight, and non-greasy, this revolutionary sunscreen forms a thin, breathable shield which clings to skin, even when it’s wet.
Directions for Use: Apply generously and evenly 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Do not apply in windy conditions. Apply in a well-ventilated area. For Face, Do not spray (directly) into face. Spray product into hands then apply. For Body, spray 4-6 inches away from skin. To ensure complete coverage, spray slowly and evenly, covering all exposed areas until product is visible on the skin. Rub in. Can be applied to wet or dry skin. To ensure coverage on wet skin, product must be rubbed in. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring. Children under 6 months of age; ask a doctor.
AVEENO® HYDROSPORT™ sunblocks are specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Natural Lotus Complex.
They also contain broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
The Nerdy Truth:
What I like most about Hydrosport Sunscreen Spray is the product design. The lightweight aluminum container is super portable, and the top clicks twice to open and close. Since I’m on the go and need to reapply throughout the day, I need a sunscreen that travels well. Aveeno Hydrosport is safe to stick in my backpack without worrying about finding a mess all over my books, papers, and graphing calculator (unfortunately been there, done that with another sunscreen). This feature alone is worth 5 stars.
The product also smells good and is kind of shimmery when you put it on. Luckily the shimmer goes away, leaving a nice sheen to your skin. One word of caution, however- when they say you should use this spray sunscreen in a well ventilated area, they really mean it. Aveeno Hydrosport Sunscreen Spray is available in both 30 and 50 SPF.
Pros: Convenient, easy to use, pleasant scent, super portable.
Cons: Can get a little sticky when rubbing in, especially when applying to wet skin.
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 4.5 Blings
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