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As much as I would love to be an early morning runner to avoid the sun and heat of the day…it just isn’t happening these days. Frankly, being a “runner” has been on the back burner to other life changes for the past couple months. But just because I am not running much doesn’t mean that I am not outside taking in the sunshine!
I am a fan of sunscreen for the obvious reason — major sun protection against sun damage and signs of premature aging. But I am not a fan of sunscreen due to the greasy nature and “fire in the eyes” feeling when I sweat.
When I was given a chance to try an new-to-me sunscreen as a BibRave Pro, I jumped at the opportunity to give Sawyer Products a try!
Let’s dive in!
Sawyer | Stay-Put® SPF 30 Sunscreen
I will not pretend to know anything about how sunscreen works… All I know is that I apply it and I don’t complain about being burned the next day. Here is a little info Sawyer provides on their website about their Stay-Put® SPF 30 Sunscreen :
- SPF 30
- Non-greasy Breathable Matrix Formula
- Spreads into all layers of your skin
- One application penetrates deep into skin for all-day protection
- Water resistant
- Sweat proof
- Enriched with Aloe Vera and vitamins
- Fragrance free
- Rated for UVA and UVB protection
As an avid sunscreen user and applier (#momlife), I can say that I am very happy with the protection provided by Sawyer Stay-Put® SPF 30 sunscreen. I like the fact that I don’t need to set a timer to reapply my sunscreen multiple times a day since the Breathable Matrix Formula penetrates deep into my skin where other sunblocks don’t go. Simply said, it isn’t going to just wash off when I sweat.
In fact, with the lightweight, breathable formula, I find myself applying it almost as a moisturizer in the morning so I don’t have to think about applying sunscreen while I am out throughout the day. Sun damage can happen anytime — driving around town, in and out of the store, and even playing at the park on a cloudy day.
The other bonus of the skin penetrating formula is that you won’t have “fire eyes” when your sweat starts really pouring. With other SPFs I have tried, the sunscreen sits on top of my skin and when wet has caused some painful mid-run eye-rubbing sessions… With Sawyer, as long as I apply the Stay-Put® SPF 30 sunscreen with a little time to spare (say maybe 10-15 minutes) before my run, I don’t have any of the burning sensation in my eyes. The deeper penetration of the Sawyer Stay-Put® SPF 30 sunscreen allows for sweat and water to pass over my skin without breaking it down.
Also, sun protection isn’t needed during just the sun and heat of the summer months. Applying sunscreen year round makes for good habits throughout the year — especially in the summertime when we are typically bearing more skin. Check out this BIG JUG of Sawyer Stay-Put® SPF 30 sunscreen — it will surely keep you protected for many months to come!
My fellow BibRave Pro’s also went through various features on their review posts as well. Be sure to check them out!