Monday, June 21, 2010

Summertime Product Review: SCAPE Sunscreen

Three. That’s the total number of followers I lost this weekend. Was it something I said? Do you not like bats? Did I say the word crotch too many times? Maybe you moved to Siberia and cancelled your account. Maybe you were so addicted to my blog, you though it best to cut me out cold turkey.

Whatever the reason I am going to beat myself up about it all day. I don’t like to lose you. Any of you.

On to a review.

SCAPE Sunscreen

Those dudes as ScapeLabs, makers of the ultimate athlete sun block, sent me some sunscreen to try out: SPF 50 sun block, lip balm and a face stick.

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I’m going to be honest here. To me, sunscreen is sunscreen. As long as I get a good SPF, I’m golden. I never really thought about one product being superior to another. In my younger years I used baby oil and that seemed to work just fine to get me my base burn for the summer. Once I peeled off those layers of dead skin and melanoma, I was ready for some serious tanning.

I’ve matured in my later years and have slowly progressed from Hawaiian Tropic Oil to SPF 4 and now I’m sitting at SPF 50. I like my SPF rating to be close to my age. If they had SPF 43 I would get it in a heartbeat

The Scape products came just in time for my triathlon. Handy because I would be needy something water proof and this stuff is apparently 5 times more waterproof than anything on the market. I slathered this stuff on like no one’s business. And guess what? It did not run in my eyes, even after taking off my goggles and getting out of the pool. Just like they promised!! As for protecting from the sun, it did a great job of that too.

By far my favorite is the lip balm. Do you know how hard it is to find lip balm in an SPF 50? You don’t know this about me, but back in the 9o’s I contracted a nasty case of Herpes Simplex. The kind on your lips, not the other. Basically it’s just a glorified name for ugly cold sores that take two weeks to go away and make you look like a freak. Nowadays, I have to be use major SPF on the lips or I get a crusty breakout (nice visual, eh?). I make my kids wear it too. They loved the Scape because it goes on smoothly and tastes like lemonade. It’s my new favorite balm.

As for the face stick – this stuff is ultra convenient, again the kids loved it. It goes on smooth and evenly and comes in very handy when I’m in a hurry to just get some stuff on my face.

Coolest thing of all about this product (and something lots of other sun blocks cannot boast): it is made to last all day, through swimming and sweat, with no need to re-apply.

Now for the bottom line: cost.

4 oz bottle sun block = $14.99

Lip balm: $3.50

Face stick: $11.99

This price is right on par with other higher end sunscreens such as Neutrogena. The fact that you don’t have to reapply is a bonus and a money saver. If you really count your cents, however, there are much cheaper options out there like Bullfrog and Coppertone. But, do keep in mind the reapplication factor.

Scape can be purchased at www.trisports.com.

I’d give this one a thumb’s up in terms of ease of use, product quality and product benefits .  On the downside, it is costly, especially when you factor in shipping.   While I might not buy the sunscreen due to cost, I’m all over the lip balm at $3.50 a shot!

 

Scape sent me these products for free for me to try and to review. I paid nothing for them.

28 comments:

  1. I need to be better about lip balm with spf. Thanks for the reminder

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  2. So here's an interesting tidbit that I just read. Currently the FDA has no guidelines for SPF (in the works) and it means that a business can claim whatever SPF they want on their products (not that I doubt the folks at Scape). I was just a bit surprised to hear that.

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  3. I need to get my hands on this stuff! Excellent review.

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  4. Love this stuff and your defectors obviously have poor taste.

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  5. So excited to find a lip balm with a cold sore sufferer's seal of approval. Thanks for the info and for the laughs.

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  6. WHO would ever delete YOU?! That is craziness! You are AMAZING, EXCITING, WONDERFUL, CRAZY, VOCAL! I dont know what I would do without your poop logs or croch convo. :o)

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  7. Man, that sunscreen is really making it's rounds, that's great you got yet (another) freebie :).

    I lost a couple followers last week, too. Hum. Maybe it's because I post the longest blogs EVER??

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  8. i totally need to wear sunscreen more! everytime i see a post dedicated to sunscreen a part of me dies in shame. oops.

    and delete you? what?! crazy talk

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  9. Once you've had it run down your bald head, picking up salt all the way, and setting up shop in your eye's you may be more inclined to fork over the cash. If it stays out of my eyes I'm in.

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  10. Never fear- I'm still here and I'm the most important yet right?!? Lol I need to be better about sunscreen and SPF- that said I an fried like a lobster and in physical pain--- please don't judge! ;-)

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  11. ohhh well I stalk you on a daily basis so I clearly make up for the three!! Yeah for sunscreen boooo for crusty cold sores :(

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  12. Sounds like great stuff! I like the sounds of a sunscreen lip balm that tastes like lemonade!

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  13. i am a lip balm addict, scape look me up !!!

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  14. I'm good about sunscreen on my face, just need to be better about it on my bod.

    I find that the day I post the winner to a giveaway, I automatically lose a follower. Co-inkindink? I think not.

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  15. So many people have done reviews of this and have loved it. But, there were some that got a weird white film on their skin from it. Did that happen to you? I'm pretty happy with my sunscreen, but I may have to give this stuff a try at some point.

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  16. Great review. I need to get my hands on some of that lip balm. I had the same problem several years ago.

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  17. i wanna review this stuff! i think it looks great and have seen a lot o peeps really like it.

    and w/the lost followers, they hopped over to my blog and told me to tell you sorry...ha!;-)

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  18. Sorry about losing some followers. Definitely their loss. I'll pass the Scape review on to my husband who has to be extra careful about his skin. Thanks for the review!

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  19. i always wonder why i lose followers, too. but i do agree it gets overwhelming to follow a ton so maybe i just didn't make the cut. no worries, though. anyone who talks about farting, boobs, crotch, etc will always stay on my list!

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  20. The people who left your blog obviously have very poor taste. You are stuck with me.

    I want to try that sunscreen, I have heard some great things about it.

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  21. You lost 3 of 540. Boo-hoo. That's like saying you only won the Boston Marathon by a minute.

    I only have 59 followers, but they're QUALITY followers! I tend to lose a couple whenever I badmouth something (2 of them apparently liked "Sex and the City 2").

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  22. If your followers use code CWERN-S when they buy $25 or more from TriSports.com they will get 10% off. :)

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  23. What? The cheap bastards didn't give you a second set to give away? Boo.

    I hope you're coping with the loss of your followers ok. I'd be freaking out if I only had 540 left! Of course that's because I'd be wondering where the hell the extra 500+ people came from all of a sudden.

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  24. So you lost 3, but you gained one! Love your blog.

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  25. defectors? leavers?

    Maybe they were too "regular" for you? as*holes. ;)

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  26. Love the sunscreen. I did a review for them, too, and tested it in extreme conditions!

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  27. If you want to find a local retailer that carries SCAPE you can go to their dealer locator at http://scapelabs.com/community/?page_id=3

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