I was born with the kind of skin that is capable of blinding viewers in the sun. Tanning is unhealthy due to the risk for skin cancer, so I avoid it. I usually burn before I tan which just isn't worth the risk to my health or the days in agony. So I usually stay indoors during midday sun or cover up when outdoors despite the heat. Of course, who enjoys this? I utilize sunscreen for every outdoor activity, yet the smell is quite obvious when going back indoors. So when BzzAgent sent a campaign invite for Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen, of course I was interested. The claim was that it was light, sheer coverage, fast absorbing with a not-so-beachy fragrance. Sounds great. I awaited my complimentary freebies and prepared myself to risk the painful results if the sunscreen failed. Hopefully I'd not become a lobster...
Contents of my BzzAgent Box
In my BzzAgent box, I received:
- Full sized COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ Sunny Days Body Lotion
- Trial sized COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ Sunny Days samples
- Trial sized COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ Beach & Pool mini sprays
- Pass along coupons for friends and family to try COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ sunscreens
My First Impression
My first impression was off course the cheerful packaging. It didn't scream "look at me I'm going to the beach". The smell was the next test. The spray still had the expected typical smell of other sprays I've tried in the past. The lotion however had a very pleasant smell that wasn't too perfume scented (hooray for my allergies!) and truly didn't smell bad at all. It did have a faint hint of sunscreen, but so subtle that you could easily wear in public to work or out with friends without them asking if you'd been swimming. I never once was asked by my family or even those I encountered while out shopping or sharing my coupons.
Did I become a lobster?
I applied the lotion nearly the entire testing/review period. I found the spray to be no different than others I'd used in the past, so wanted to better evaluate the lotion since I've always tended to prefer the quick easy of spray. The lotion applied easily and moisturized evenly. The smell faded and the softness remained. Definitely a pleasant experience for a sunscreen. I've even kept my sample bottles in my hiking bag and camera bag for when out exploring and photographing.
I of course gave this sunscreen rigorous testing. My daughter wore it to school and wasn't sunburned after being on the playground or after her full field day. She'd had the spray with her and although she agreed it was too much like the other spray we use, it worked so she was happy to not be burned and as a concerned mother, I was too! As for me, I wore the lotion on my face and skin with no breakout issues. I worked outside an entire day only reapplying when I was sweaty or wet and also went swimming and hiking. Each time I didn't burn. The only issue I found was that my skin felt slick when I was outside in a short rain shower. It wasn't a big deal as I just rubbed it in and it was gone.
So overall, I totally recommend this sunscreen for the pleasant, less that obvious smell and of course because it did protect my ghostly skin from being transformed into a painful lobster! Try it for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Product Details via Coppertone:
Ideal for everyday sun protection
When you’re looking to spend some time in the sun, any reason will do. New COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ sunscreens make sure there’s never a reason not to apply sunscreen, whether you’re outside all day or running errands around town. The face-friendly formulas offer lightweight, sheer coverage that absorbs in seconds and leaves barely a trace on skin. Moisturizing formulas help leave your skin soft and smooth and the sunscreens won’t clog pores or cause breakouts (clinically tested on acne-prone skin). Remember to always use as directed.
Fragrances inspired by you
Everyone loves the smell of the beach, but it might be a little out of place while you’re gardening in the backyard or at a kid’s soccer game. That’s why the makers of COPPERTONE® tested a variety of fragrances with women to select the new unique scents designed to complement the overall aesthetics of the lightweight formulas.
COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ sunscreens offer broad spectrum protection:
CLEARLYSheer™ For Sunny Days:
Clean and light formulas are ideal for everyday use under makeup with a fresh citrus scent that’s appropriate for routine daily activities.
CLEARLYSheer™ For Beach & Pool:
Delightfully light, refreshing formulas feel clean on skin, are water resistant for up to 80 minutes and have a subtle tropical fruit and flower fragrance.
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