We all know that sunscreen is a very important part of our skin care routine and sunscreen protects our skin not just from sun but aging too. But even after knowing all this, I had never used sunscreen till just a couple of years ago. And the main reason for this was that sunscreens always broke me out very-very badly. I tried many brands but nothing worked for me and I gave up on using sunscreens. But then I thought of giving them a try again and thankfully, I did get any breakouts, but they did make my dry skin feel greasy. We moved here during summers, though the temperatures do not soar as high as in India, the sun is pretty harsh. With all the shorts and dresses, I wanted a sunscreen which could be easily applied on arms and legs and hence bought this. Let us find out how it fared.
Great For Your Active Lifestyle! Provides powerful protection that absorbs quickly and won’t run into eyes. These lightweight clear sprays are specifically designed for the sport enthusiasts and active individuals who don’t want to be slowed down when out in the sun! New and Improved formula containing PowerStay Technology that leaves skin feeling more lightweight and breathable. Proven to stay on in 7 conditions:
sun, ocean, pool, sweat, wind, sand and 100-degree heat.
- Available in SPF 15, SPF 30, SPF 50, and SPF 100
- Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB Protection.
- Water Resistant (80 Minutes).
- Lightweight, non-greasy, quick-absorbing formula.
- Won’t run into eyes.
- Fresh scent.
- Twist ‘n Lock Spray, No Cap!
- SPF 100 blocks against 96% of UVA/UVB rays.
- Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Directions For Use:
Hold container 4 to 6 inches from the skin to apply. Spray liberally and spread evenly by hand 15 minutes before sun exposure. Do not spray directly into face. Spray on hands then apply to face. Do not apply in windy conditions. Use in well-ventilated area. Reapply, after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours. Sun Protections Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of sun cancer and early skin ageing.
I bought it for somewhere around USD 12 for 9.5 Oz/269 ml (don’t remember the exact price).
My Experience with Banana Boat UltraMist Sport Performance Spray SPF 50+:
I have read rave reviews about the Banana Boat sunscreens on IMBB and hence purchased this. The spray comes in a huge can with a twist and lock spray cap. Though the can is huge in size but travel friendly in a way that we do not have to worry about the tube accidentally opening in our bag and getting messed up. I have been using it for around 7 months now and never faced any issue with the twist up lock or the nozzle getting clogged.
For applying the product, you have to twist and unlock the nozzle and spray the product on your arms and legs and rub it in a little bit. It is better to spray from a distance of 4-6 inches which gets you better coverage and even application. As mentioned in the directions, I spray it in my palm and then apply on my face. The product has a fresh citrusy fragrance (which doesn’t last for long) and gets absorbed instantly without leaving any greasy layer on the skin. The formula protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
I tan very easily. Come summer and I do get darker by at least 2-3 shades. 🙁 But this sunscreen is amazing. There were no more sunburns in the summer though I did tan a bit, but lot less than usual and I was a happy soul. And most importantly, it did not irritate my skin and didn’t break me out. 😀
It does feel a bit oily on my face, but I find it okay on my arms and legs (I have super dry skin for reference, but my facial skin does turn combination during summers). So applying this on face, especially beneath make-up, during summers is not a good idea. It did withstand playing in a lot of water before reapplication. Also, the spray makes reapplication super easy.
Pros of Banana Boat UltraMist Sport Performance Spray SPF 50+:
- Water resistant.
- Easy to use spray can.
- No risk of messing in the bag.
- Protects against sunburns and tan.
- Broad spectrum range.
- Does not irritate my skin.
- Suitable for sensitive skin.
- Twist and lock cap.
- Easy to reapply.
- Nice fragrance.
Cons of Banana Boat UltraMist Sport Performance Spray SPF 50+:
- Feels a bit greasy on face, in summers.
Would I Repurchase Banana Boat UltraMist Sport Performance Spray SPF 50+?
I have used so many sunscreens, but this one undoubtedly was the best I liked among all. 😀 I would be surely repurchasing it as it’s super easy to use and good for application on arms and legs. But I might look for something else to apply on face. 🙂