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Art of the Sport sunscreen review

We'll take a closer look at the ingredients in this sport sunscreen, which is fragrance-free and water-resistant, and ask my dad what he thinks about its potential for UVA protection.

It’s not all that unusual for me to think about sunscreen on a daily basis (I’m kind of addicted, if you can’t tell by the 45 articles in the sunscreen category…), but now that sunny days are upon us, maybe it’s on the average person’s mind, too. That’s why I decided to pluck a sunscreen-related inquiry from my backlog of reader requests. This looped me in to a brand I’d never heard of before: Art of Sport, a brand that focuses on developing…

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Sunscreen Review

This sunscreen has been developed with WetForce technology that is supposed to enhance its UV-protective powers in the presence of water/sweat.

I’ve heard of water-resistant sunscreen before, but what about sunscreen that is not just resistant to water, but actually further enhanced by water? Shiseido claims that its WetForce technology does just that. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Sunscreen SPF 50+ was included in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2018. This sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and includes a mixture of four FDA-approved sunscreen ingredients: avobenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, and…

Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen review

This sunscreen is designed to deliver a matte finish (non-greasy feel). How does it live up to those claims?

Sometimes I marvel at how far humans have come from the days of putting leeches on our skin as a form of medicine. I feel so lucky to live in a world that offers many types of sunscreen—not just chemical and physical, but also tinted sunscreen and even sunscreen that’s designed to provide a cooling sensation. The latest innovation I spotted in the drugstore was “dry” sunscreen—not “dry” in the sense that it’s actually a powder, but sunscreen that doesn’t…