Hello to all my lovely friends,
Sunscreen is a very important part of our skin care routine and sunscreen protects our skin from not just the harmful rays of sun but from ageing too. This summer, we were out almost every weekend, which means we spent quite a lot of time outside in the sun. And this made using a sunscreen regularly, important and necessary. And with all the shorts and dresses, I wanted a sunscreen which could be easily applied on arms and legs and hence bought this. I love my Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Spray SPF 50+, but wanted to try a new one. Let us find out how it fared.
- Formulated to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early aging caused by the sun.
- Value size
- Won’t run when you sweat.
- Clear, no-rub formula.
- Water resistant (80 minutes).
- UVA/UVB protection.
- Contains no CFCs which deplete the ozone layer.
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 aging.
USD 7.98 for 10 fl oz/ 295.7 ml.
My Experience with Equate Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50:
The sunscreen comes in a huge can which comes 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 not 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. It covers a large area in a single spray, like, while applying on my legs, I just need 2 sprays – one in front and one at the back, and that’s enough. But that also means that a lot of product gets wasted while applying on arms. The product comes out like a transparent liquid which has no color.
The product has a very chemical smell which is pretty strong. I do not have any aversion to fragranced products but this scent is totally intolerable. Also, the product is the kind which feels very uneasy and sticky post application. We went for camping and everyone forgot to bring the sunscreen and this was the only can we had. Everyone used it the first day, but nobody wanted to use it the next time due to the fragrance and stickiness. Even after being in water for around an hour or so, the stickiness was still there.
It did not help at all with the tan as well. We were out for just an hour and I was tanned like crazy. When I came back, I was darker by at least 4-5 shades. 🙁 I felt after using this, I got tanned a lot more. 🙁 But thankfully, I did not get burnt, but I am not really sure how much did it protect from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Pros of Equate Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50:
- Easy-to-use spray can.
- Twist and lock cap.
- Easy to reapply.
Cons of Equate Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50:
- Sprays a lot of product in one go, leads to wastage.
- Very chemical, unbearable smell.
- Feels sticky and uneasy post application.
- I was tanned like hell.
1/5, that one point is only for the packaging.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Equate Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50?
No, no, not at all. I am never going to repurchase it. In fact, there is a lot of product still left and I don’t think I am going use it again. I will not recommend it, but then, every product behaves differently with different people, so you may try it out if you wish…and yes, at your own risk.
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