Move over, Sun Bum. I have a new favorite in the house. COOLA isn’t your typical skincare brand geared towards outdoorsy folks. In fact, their offerings lean more towards the non-dirtbag types. But their sport line? That’s something that does good and works. The COOLA Suncare Sport SPF 50 Unscented Moisturizer blows everything else out of the water.
As of late, my sunscreen has been a standalone part of my skincare routine. It does one purpose and one purpose only: protect me from harmful UV rays and all that stuff. That is, until I went backpacking with the BullFrog Mosquito Coast SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen. This bottle of sunscreen saved my life.
Sunscreen is an absolute must in summer months when you’re hiking up a storm and sweating bullets in the heat. But a lot of sunscreen is a pain to pack and carry making it easy to forget to stop and apply. Bullfrog Sunscreen’s new WaterArmor line makes it easy to stay protected.
If you’ve been following along with my blog, you’ll know that I’m becoming a Sun Bum freak. It all started with the Sun Bum PRO SPF 50. I wanted something a little less expensive for use on the rest of my body and picked up the Sun Bum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion.
Designed for extensive fun in the sun, this sunscreen lotion has accompanied me everywhere bare skin was showing for the last month. This is easy to apply before hitting the trails and is a nice, moisturizing lotion to help prevent scaly legs. It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes before reapplication is needed. As a skin-conscious person, I really love how it’s paraben-free, PABA-free, and oil-free, with Vitamin E. This is also photo-stable, so it’s guaranteed to protect you against the sun without degrading instantly.
This is coconut scented, so if you’re sensitive to sweet smells, this might not be good for you.
Biggest con for me is how it doesn’t play nicely with other sunscreens, including other items from the Sun Bum line. My standard routine involves applying this liberally in the morning prior to starting on the trail. Reapplication is with the SPF 30 Continuous Spray since it’s easier to apply. Rubbing in the additional sunscreen makes this one clump up and come off the skin in little, ugly grey balls. However, that’s not really a deal breaker for me ’cause by that time, I’m super dirty and giving zero cares at that time.
If you’re looking for a hands-free, easy to apply sunscreen to keep you protected, Sun Bum has got you covered.
The ultra sheer, lightweight, quick drying spray will be your best friend in the summer months. It won’t clog your pores or leave you feeling super greasy. And the best part is, look, ma, no hands! No rubbing in necessary. Just spray and be on your way. It is broad spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Like all aerosols, apply liberally for best coverage and don’t inhale the stuff.
Sun Bum SPF 30 Continuous Spray sunscreen is paraben free, PABA free, and oil free. It also contains Vitamin E to help fight premature skin aging.
The bottle is your standard aerosol sunscreen container with a turn-to-lock spray nozzle to keep it from going haywire in your pack.
The only con? This sunscreen contains fragrance. If you’re sensitive to smells, especially sweet smells, this might make you feel sick. It has a light coconut scent that is most fragrant (or pungent) upon application. It wears off as the day goes on and it’s not very strong, but it is still noticeable.
All in all, the Sun Bum SPF 30 Continuous Spray is a solid item to have in your pack for sunny days.
This was sent to me for review.