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best sunblock(13 posts)

best sunblockishmael
Apr 21, 2003 9:35 AM
I asked this last year. That was long ago, dont remember the answer. I want something that stays on. Is it possible.
re: best sunblockKG 361
Apr 21, 2003 9:40 AM
I've used Coppertone sport and Banana Boat sport. Both work well and stay on. They are really thick, but they won't run, plus they seem to moisturize well.
re: best sunblockbrider
Apr 21, 2003 9:48 AM
Best bang for the buck is something that goes by the name "NoAd." Meaning, no advertisement. Which means also that you don't PAY for their advertising.
Coppertone Sport - Gel or regularfracisco
Apr 21, 2003 9:50 AM
The gel version has a lot of alcohol, so I actually prefer the 'regular' white sunblock. Plus, I can see if I have good coverage with the 'regular'. SPF48 right now, and tapering to SPF30 as I accumulate a base.
Banana Boat, SPF 45. Good for wind protection too. (nm)theBreeze
Apr 21, 2003 9:52 AM
Bullfrog spray 45SPF (nm)onespeed
Apr 21, 2003 9:52 AM
I'm with onespeed Bullfrog is the best(nm)carpe_podium
Apr 21, 2003 10:06 AM
Coppertone SportNessism
Apr 21, 2003 10:02 AM
Will not sting the eyes or sweat off. I've used some generic versions with similar results. Excellent product.

I second the blue bottle ...Humma Hah
Apr 21, 2003 10:23 AM
... easy to use, not greasy, and protects like a leather jacket.
re: best sunblockKEN2
Apr 21, 2003 10:17 AM
Consumer Reports tested a bunch, and Walgreen's house brand came out as good or better than name brands at a fraction of the cost. Their SPF 30 works great for me in Colorado all day at 10,000+ feet.
What to look for!AaronL
Apr 21, 2003 11:21 AM
My company made a sunscreen (we never took it to market) and I learned quite a bit in the process.

First, you want a full spectrum suncscreen (there is a differnence between sunscreen and sunblock). What you want is something that blocks UV-A an UV-B. Most sunscreens block B, that's the rays that burn you, but very few block A. A rays are what cause premature wrinkling and are considered to be the most dangerous for exposure.

Anyway, the only chemical sunscreen that blocks out the full spectrum of UV-A is avobenzone, AKA, Parsol 1789. If you don't have that or titanium dioxide (a physical sunscreen/block) you are not blocking UV-A. I personally don't like titanium dioxide because it's a pain to rub in and can clog pores. But, it's a true physical sunblock, it will protect your skin.

Just 3 years ago there were maybe 5 sunscreens that had avobenzone in them, now there are quite a few more. My favorite is Coppertone sport gel, it's alcohol based and goes on great, does not have that nasty sunscreen smell and is last a long time. Of course, it contains parsol 1789.

I cannot stress enough that people wear a sunscreen while out riding. The sun can wreak havoc on your skin. The problem is you don't see the damage right away, it's years later when you pay for it.
Just say no.Spoiler
Apr 21, 2003 3:08 PM
Sunblock's for sissys. Just gut it out and flash the kick-azz tan while you can.
Who cares if you get all leathery when you're old. By that time, you'll be gumming your food, wearing diapers, and trying to vote for Nixon.
It's not like a little skin cancer will ruin your good looks.
I've never seen the adverse affectsishmael
Apr 22, 2003 5:39 AM
I've got family in the Cayman Islands and whenever I go there the people I see who've lived there their entire lives look fine to me. But I'm feeling cautious anyway.