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Kay

Since 11 May 2009
136 Posts
Portland
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PostSat Jul 18, 20 8:26 am    Sunscreen Recommendations Reply with quote

Never used sunscreen when kiting, not proud of it. What are your recommendations and personal choices when it comes to face sunscreen and lip sunscreen?

Here is what I’m interested in finding:

    •Doesn’t wash off with frequent water wipeouts
    •Doesn’t run down my face and/or doesn’t burn my eyes
    •Lasts long (2+ hours)
    •Invisible would be nice
    •Organic, Chemical free, and Environmental considerations are great if an option!

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
1285 Posts
Hood River
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PostSat Jul 18, 20 9:30 am     Reply with quote

Solshaka - contact Cynbad via Facebook. She manufactures them and sells them here in Hood River.
https://solshaka.com/
Sun Bum - available in local pharmacy - Walgreens maybe - next to Safeway.
Lasts for hours..... but I don't wipeout all that much Wink


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coupdevill

Since 09 Mar 2016
134 Posts
Hood River, OR
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PostSat Jul 18, 20 9:52 am     Reply with quote

This is what I have used for years, and it's the best for me. Available at Doug's!

https://www.sunbum.com/collections/sunscreen-plp/products/signature-spf-50-sunscreen-lotion-3oz

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
1839 Posts
P-town
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PostSat Jul 18, 20 10:26 am    Re: Sunscreen Recommendations Reply with quote

Kay wrote:
Never used sunscreen when kiting, not proud of it. What are your recommendations and personal choices when it comes to face sunscreen and lip sunscreen?

Here is what I’m interested in finding:

    •Doesn’t wash off with frequent water wipeouts
    •Doesn’t run down my face and/or doesn’t burn my eyes
    •Lasts long (2+ hours)
    •Invisible would be nice
    •Organic, Chemical free, and Environmental considerations are great if an option!


Your skin is "Precious", you only get one set.

I recommend Lotion of the Lambs

Just make sure when your done applying it that you
"put the f@cking lotion in the basket!" Laughing


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jasonq

Since 12 Jan 2009
189 Posts
vancouver
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PostSat Jul 18, 20 11:55 am     Reply with quote

i think you will find all the good recommendations for water use are "mineral" sunscreens. they all have various ingredients, but tend to feature zink oxide as a the major ingredient. zcote is one brand name of a "clear" zink oxide that is used in many mineral sunscreens. the more zink, the better it lasts/blocks, but the worse it rubs in and the heavier it feels. can be a bummer with a lot of stubble.

if you are worried about skin harshness, look for mineral sunscreen for babies/ sensitive skin.

blue water is excellent, and i think 2nd wind/now pure stoke, carries it.

i have also used a walgreens generic with zcote, and coppertone zinc oxide.

i think my favorite low priced options is
Coppertone Defend & Care Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (6 Fluid Ounce) at 8 bucks on amazon. I have been using that for the last year.

coppertone has numbers formulations with zinc oxide, and this looks good and cheap with the only active ingredient being 24% zink oxide:
Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion, Water Resistant, Hypoallergenic, Dermatologically Tested, Plus 100% Natural Botanicals, Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection,White, 6 Ounce. at 9 bucks. But i not tried it.

zinc oxide based sunscreens are great for water, and last, but they are sort of heavy on your face, and not great for general use. for general use i like Banana Boat Sunscreen Dry Balance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ - 6 Ounce. its cheap at 12 bucks on amazon, and i barely notice it on. I think banana boat has several other "dry" formulations too.

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lineman

Since 05 Feb 2009
141 Posts

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PostSat Jul 18, 20 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

Neutrogena Baby, Lotion & stick are the best! Ill never use Coppertone or Banana Boat again, lots of stuff thats bad for your skin like oxybenzone. You only want minerals like zinc & titanium.

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hillbillyfunk

Since 02 Jun 2009
32 Posts
Hood River
 



PostMon Jul 20, 20 2:19 pm     Reply with quote

here's my secret sauce:

https://www.burnoutsun.com/collections/featured/products/ocean-tested-sunscreen-spf-30

lasted long surf sessions in Indo -- and I never got burned unless I forgot to put it on

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scottm

Since 12 Jun 2006
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PostMon Jul 20, 20 6:34 pm     Reply with quote

I use Headhunter surf sunscreen on my face: https://www.amazon.com/Headhunter-Surf-Sunscreen-SPF-50/dp/B00JDW1000

It works well and stays on, and doesn't bother my tender face with almost-daily use. I like the light brown tint because it's easy to see where you applied it, and doesn't make you look like a ghost. Big Winds carries the clear and white versions IIRC.

I use Neutrogena Beach Defense on my hands, feet, and neck. And a FCS surf cap or Patagonia surf bucket hat. It's amazing how much better my skin feels when I protect it from the sun.

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