I was recently shopping in the sunscreen section and…wow, there are a ton of sunscreen options. When thinking about purchasing sunscreen, consider these factors:
Oh, the feel of sunscreen. Some are sticky, some are smooth and some are barely there! Do you like knowing that you reached every part of your body and didn’t miss an inch or do you prefer a light mist sunscreen that you don’t know is there?
Although you might think all sunscreen scents are the same, their not! I know the brand of some sunscreens based just on the scent! Scents like; coconut, citrus, beach and of course non-scented. It all depends on your preference.
3. Water Resistance
This is an important one, and a lot depends on the user. Most sunscreens need to be re-applied frequently for continued protection. Make sure to check your bottle for re-application times (every 60, 90, 120 minutes, etc.) Then of course there are sunscreens that aren’t waterproof at all.
You were waiting for the SPF to come up, weren’t you? Many people are concerned about the number. I worked for a dermatologist for awhile, and let me in a a little secret, SPF isn’t as important as you might think. Basically anything above SPF 30 is the same protection. So get yourself SPF 30-100, it doesn’t matter, they all block equally!
Literally there are thousands of sunscreens to choose from, so it is good to know what you prefer before you purchase. Try a few out before you decide what you like, maybe your preferences will change. Or maybe the manufacturers has changed too. Some formulas change from one year to the next, meaning your favorite sunscreen last year might not be your favorite this year. Recently I tried Rocky Mountain Sunscreen and I was very happy.
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen is from Colorado, so I love supporting the local companies. It is a greaseless moisturizing blend which is fragrance-free. Yes, I said fragrance-free, and it actually is!
The 30 SPF worked well for me, even in the hot, blistering sun!
I really like the size of the sunscreen they sent, a 2oz. bottle that is refillable (they sell quart and gallon jugs). It is an amount that will get passed TSA at the airport, and doesn’t weigh down my day beach bag either! Just refill as needed!
The 2oz SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Refillable Bottle is sold for $4.99 and has a 2-year shelf life.
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen has a broad spectrum of sunscreen, lip balm, and bulk sunscreen available for purchase. Check them out at www.rmsunscreen.com.