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   Posted 7/3/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried the new Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF70?

I just got some thinking it'd be easier than applying than the Neutrogena 70 lotion I've been using. But I sprayed a little on yesterday to see how it was --

Smelled like hairspray (instant headache) and went on like hairspray too. Left a thin hard shiny surface to my skin. I'm doing a short July 4th run tomorrow, and am a bit afraid to use it.

I'm just not sure how such a surface would do in the heat with lots of sweat -- seems like it might just add additional trouble.

Has anyone tried in in hot humid conditions? If so, how'd it do?
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   Posted 7/3/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   

shocked  mmmm.....   gross!!!   I vote you get something different..  I use a spray too by Banana Boat but it doesn't seem to last as long as a lotion does, just easier and quicker to put on (lazy)..



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   Posted 7/3/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I like Neutrogena's lotion - but haven't tried the spray -and don't think I will.  I am using Aveeno "positively ageless" sunblock spray spf 50, and while it is physically hard to make the spray come out - I like the way it goes on and sinks in. Non greasy. Don't know if they make it in a higher spf.  Good luck.


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   Posted 7/3/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF70

Honestly, I don't spend much time in the sun, but this is what I use and it has been fine. I have a lot of allergies and most sunblocks bother me, so I was happy that I could use it.

My grandsons use the Banana Boat spray, and it works really well, also.
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   Posted 7/3/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynn,

I haven't used the spray, but the one I found recently that I love is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch 100+ SPF . . . keeps you white as a ghost and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin - even if I start to sweat (which I usually do after just a few minutes in the heat). It lasted for me for 4-5 hours in the Hong Kong sun without reapplying. It has somewhat of a fragrance, but the fragrance is not very heavy and it seems to dissipate pretty quickly

I have tried sprays because they are easier than lotion, but I hate the way they smell and I feel like I have been coated in shellac after I use it. I opted for lotions again after one use . . . .

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   Posted 7/4/2009 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Walgreens put out a 70spf spray that is cheap and works well. I was at a youth camp for teens through church and used it and it held up through swimming and I didn't get burned. It did not leave any kind of greasy or hard surface, but soaked in. I don't know if the spf is high enough for you, but the price is reasonable and itis a pretty good spray. Even my vitiligo, which always burns, didnot get any pink at all. I was very impressed.
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   Posted 7/4/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Lotion spf 55.  I think it also comes in spf 70.  Works really well, goes on easily and soaks in without an oily feel.  Have used earlier versions for a number of years and it is the best I have found.  It also is waterproof.
Don't have sun sensitivity but I have had skin cancer 3x in 2 years and since my immune system is still suppressed I need to use sunblock to avoid further problems.
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   

How was your run yesterday? I'm curious about the sunscreen you used. Would you recommend it?

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   Posted 7/5/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Pat,

I used the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70 that I was asking about. Put it on top of a nasty sun rash I got when I was on vacation.

I can say that I didn't get any sun or and stinging like you sometimes get when burned skin is subject to the sun. The rash wasn't affected and didn't get worse or anything. One the other hand, the weather was not as hot and humid as expected. (74 degrees w/45 humidity when expecting 80+degrees w/85+ humidity.)

It didn't come off while being hot & sweaty for a couple of hours. It still looked like a layer of hairspray applied to the arms, and felt like it too. It didn't come off until I applied soap, water, and some heavy scrubbing to it! And left a nasty looking residue to the water surface when I tried to get it off with just water. (It still looked like hairspray as when I applied it. A more interested person might us this stuff on one leg and hairspray on the other to see what happens!)

I might use it again on arms or legs, but not anywhere else -- some skin has to breath! And I don't want to scrub places I can't easily get to. I'd give it a 1/2 thumb done, on the 3up/3down scale.

As for the "run" -- forgot to check my shoes & they were too old. Got nasty blisters (which I never get) in the first of 6 miles. For some stupid, stubborn, idiotic reason I kept going. Everything below the waist is tight, sore, and hurts. A vicodin helped last evening...slept about 20 hrs - hopefully can avoid a flare.

Hope everyone is having a GREAT 4th WEEKEND! It's an important point of history for Americans -and- the world.
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   Posted 7/6/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   

OUCH! So sorry you are hurting from your run. Blisters can be very painful. Hope you are able to avoid a flare.
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   Posted 7/8/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found that I had over sprayed the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70 onto my bathroom counter. It did not come off with the 'natural' cleaner I usually use -- it took Comet scrub and some elbow grease....I'm now CERTAIN I don't want this stuff on my body!
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