With summer fast approaching, family time by the pool, playing on the beach or running around in the backyard often becomes part of the daily routine. But this extra time outdoors increases skin's exposure to damaging UVA/UVB rays and while we know applying sunblock is an absolute must, more often than not, the significance of reapplying sunscreen is overlooked. In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation states "reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place" and advises to "reapply the same amount every two hours."
With the little ones running around, working up a sweat and jumping in and out of the pool, getting them to stand still, dry off and reapply sunscreen can often seem impossible. Neutrogena, the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, has developed a solution. The new Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Sprays for adults and kids are specifically designed to apply and adhere directly to wet skin. Now you can apply sunblock without having to towel off your kids (from sweat or water), making the reapplication process that much easier on mom and kid!
Available in SPF options of 30, 50, 85 and an SPF 70 for kids, the Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock sprays will have your entire family covered. Using Neutrogena's patented Helioplex Technology, in combination with unique waterproof technologies, the Wet Skin product cuts through water, forming a protective barrier on skin and provides superior sun protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays.
Living in Florida, our family is always in the sun. There are some days that we are just on our way into the grocery store, and the strength of the sun is literally breath-taking! Often in summer we crave the AC as soon as the door opens, and tend to hibernate indoors as much as we can... Until this year.
This year, we've relocated to a home that has a pool. It's a fabulous pool- in-ground, and big enough for all of us (and our friends) comfortably. Once upon a few years ago, we had a small above ground pool and we lived in that pool. Now that we have this pool, we couldn't wait for summer to begin!
School ended on the first of June, and over the last 6 days we've had our share of fun in the sun! So has Marissa and her family. I got our box of Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray just in time to break it in.
Honestly, when I opened the box, I sort-of chuckled at the SPF ratings on the bottle. Ranging from 30 SPF to 85+, who really used this much protection? Plus, it had to be thick and sticky, it was SPF a gazillion. And the whole "wet skin" technology.. theoretically, awesome.. realistically.. eh, not with my kids who sweat a river, and go in and out of the pool nine trillion times an hour. I was totally not expecting these products to be a hit, or even work at all.. in fact, I was expecting them to fail.
This weekend, we shared our pool with some friends, had a cook-out, and really had a blast. Marissa and her family headed to a sweet beach that's not too far away, and used their regular lotion style sunblock. The sun was s-t-r-o-n-g! So strong that we took the kids out of the pool several times to reapply sunblock, rehydrate, and then allowed them to go back after a little while in the shade.
The good news was that our family, and our guests left with no trace of a sunburn at all. The bad news is that Marissa and her family got broiled by the sun. So much so that when Marissa came over the next day and whimpered how they were all talking about the new Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock, and how nice it would have been to have them yesterday, (since in the water was probably the only time the sun had a moment to cook their bodies), she nearly cried when I tossed a can her way.
What made her really want to cry was seeing the rest of us going about our business with no trace of sunburn, but a nice golden glow, and not sticking to random furniture because our bodies were cooked, when we spent the same amount of time in the sun the day before!
Then the questions began, "SPF 85?! Was it thick and gooey?" Nope. "It really held up in the water?" Yep. "Nobody got burned?!" Nope. "Can I keep this can?!" Of course.
The only complaint was that we usually apply sunscreen before we leave the house, giving it a little bit to set on the kids skin before they jump in, making sure every bit is covered-but because of the smell of the spray, we had to spray it on outside, which made the little kids not want to wait the several minutes to let it set. It does recommend that you wait 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. If you spray it inside, make sure it's a well ventilated area.
Right now if you purchase your Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock online, you can save $2 when you add it to your basket.
So the bottom line is, if you're serious about a great alternative to the sticky, gooey, thick lotions or sprays, give the new Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Sprays a try!
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Neutrogena and received sunscreen as a thank you for my participation.”