Monday, March 4, 2013

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray

 Is it time already to  talk big gun SPF  ? Well it is Spring Break season, Easter vacays will be coming and you know, summer too,  in a couple months depending on where you live.

If  you are headed to the beach  or somewhere super sunny , then you need SPF. Neutrogena has always been regarded as one of  the tops brands in this category and new this year is Beach Defense. It comes in sprays and lotions with SPF up to 70.

Remember too, that the new FDA rules for SPF finally began to go into effect in December. Sunscreens must now show exactly how long they are water resistant( none are waterproof)  and must pass a test to show that they protect across both UVA & UVB rays to be labeled " Broad Spectrum "

Beach Defense has Neutrogena's Helioplex formula which protects across UVA/UVB and is photostable, which is important as not all chemical based  sunscreens are.

What's new with Beach Defense is that this also is said to protect against elements like chlorine and salt in water.

The spray is very light and absorbs fast with a light , barely there scent.  A  nice touch is the twist cap. You turn to the right to  spray, left to close, meaning less chance of spills in the beach/boat/pool bag.

Beach Defense Spray in SPF 30 and 70
Beach Defense Lotion in SPF 30 and 70
Beach Defense 1 oz travel size

Want loads of info on SPF and what works and doesn't ? EWG is one of the top sources . This  will take you to last year's report. 2013 they state will be on site soon. 

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