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Old 05-28-13, 09:18 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a sunscreen that won't turn my face into flypaper?

Ok, a new first of sorts. Riding the other day descending a nice hill at around 30mph I rode through a large insect swarm. I could feel them hitting me in the face. When we stopped for a rest a few miles later, the wife started laughing and said my face was covered with bugs and started brushing them off. I know sand sticks nicely to me when I 'm at the beach but I can't remember ever having a problem with insects getting caught in it.
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Old 05-28-13, 09:28 AM   #2
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dunno but good for you for using sunscreen
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I do better with gels than lotions. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find my favorite (Bullfrog gel) for quite a few years. It would soak into my skin and stay there, unlike most lotions that leave a white frosting that my sweat turns into rivulets 20 minutes later.
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I've been using spay on sunscreen ever since I first discovered it. Much easier to apply to furry arms and legs.
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I've been happy with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch.
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Old 05-28-13, 09:59 AM   #6
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I've been happy with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch.
Oddly the stuff that was catching flies was the CVS brand equivalent of the Neutrogena
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I use Neutrogena Wet Skin.
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Oddly the stuff that was catching flies was the CVS brand equivalent of the Neutrogena
I've used the CVS brand equivalent and made the choice to pay for the more expensive Neutrogena. They are different in just the area we're discussing. Keep in mind, or perhaps beware is a better term, of the fact that Neutrogena has many different formulations.
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I'll add to my needs. So which of the sunscreens mentioned do not burn your eyes and actually do the job? Also non-greasy feeling would be nice. Dendawg thanks for starting the thread, I really need to find a better sunscreen because of where I live. Six+ hour bike rides are not out of the question for me.
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I've been using spray on sunscreen ever since I first discovered it. Much easier to apply to furry arms and legs.
I completely agree with Dan Burkhart,

The spray-on kind is quick and easy to appy, works great, doesn't attract bugs, doesn't smell bad. Works great on legs that are not hairy too!

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This thread has some info:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...866&viewfull=1
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I have skin that gets easily burned and am prone to skin cancer on my face. I found a product called Vanicream that I have used for years. It is the first one that doesn't burn my eyes, stays on for hours in the saddle in very hot weather and totally protects me from skin cancer (so far). It initially goes on white so you have to rub it in to make the white disappear. I can't comment on insect getting stuck to my skin because of Vanicream. They seem to get caught in sweat.
I haven't been able to find Vanicream in local stores, so I buy it online.
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Consumer Reports rated sunscreens a while back, and Walgreen's 50+ spray got one of the highest scores. It's also one of the most reasonably priced. No stickiness, and no stinging the eyes.
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Consumer Reports rated sunscreens a while back, and Walgreen's 50+ spray got one of the highest scores. It's also one of the most reasonably priced. No stickiness, and no stinging the eyes.
I can't believe I forgot about that issue. Of course I'm reading it after I just went there, LOL.
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Consumer Reports rated sunscreens a while back, and Walgreen's 50+ spray got one of the highest scores. It's also one of the most reasonably priced. No stickiness, and no stinging the eyes.
While I'll use a spray for my arms and legs, and the rest of me below the neck if at the beach, I don't like spraying my face. I usually use zinc oxide on my face, but for some reason my local CVS doesn't seem to carry it anymore.
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For my face, I spray my arms and rub them on my face and ears. I do spray my neck, front, back and sides.
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I use Neutrogena Wet Skin.
I like this too, and Neutrogena Age Shield Face for a little more protection on my face at times. Wet Skin is SPF 45 and Age Shield is 70, but has such a high solids content that I look like all the blood has drained away. When I'm skiing or hiking between 9K and 13K ft., looking like a zombie is OK as long as my skin is protected.
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When we stopped for a rest a few miles later, the wife started laughing and said my face was covered with bugs and started brushing them off.
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Another vote for the Neutrogena products. I figure the cost is still lower than the copay for skin cancer surgery.
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I do better with gels than lotions. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find my favorite (Bullfrog gel) for quite a few years. It would soak into my skin and stay there, unlike most lotions that leave a white frosting that my sweat turns into rivulets 20 minutes later.
I'll second the vote for the Bullfrog gel. Effective, and the only thing I've ever used that doesn't make me feel instantly like I've just been greased up for the roasting pan.

I've always been able to find the gel product at Walgreen's

http://www.bullfrogsunscreen.com/waterarmor.html
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