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A sunscreen that really works

Updated on September 19, 2008

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55


My husband is a welder and puts on sunscreen daily before heading to work. Welders emit unfiltered UVA and UVB rays. In the trade of welding, the welders call it "5 second sunburn." They call it this because you only have to be around a running welder for about 5 seconds without protective clothing or sunscreen and you will be burnt. My husband has tried a lot of different sunscreens. They all work well. But, when you are constantly around the unfiltered rays and you work in a shop that heats up, they all fail at some point. My husband used to come home on a daily basis with at least a pink face. In the summer, when the shop heats up even more and he would start to sweat, there would be days when he would come home with a bright red face.

So, when Neutrogena started to advertise a SPF 55 sunscreen, I went and picked some up. Before this the highest SPF we were able to get was SPF 45. Plus, they were saying it was waterproof and sweatproof.

The first thing you will notice it how your skin feels after you apply it. Both my husband and I are used to the "sticky" feeling you have on your skin when you apply sunscreen. This is not the case with this sunscreen. Your skin just feels like you put on a moisturizer.

But, that wasn't the reason we bought it. We bought it because of the claims of protection. And they didn't lie! My husband used it all summer in a shop that got up to 52 degrees Celsius. He wears leather overtop of his denim overalls all day. No matter how much he sweated it didn't come off. He never burned all summer. He didn't even have a pink face when he came home.

So, if you are looking for a sunscreen that works, you need to go and pick yourself up some Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55. If it can last 8+ hours under the conditions that my husband was putting it through, it would easily last throughout your day.


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