Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen

[ 2 ] June 6, 2011 |
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When I was contacted about doing a review of Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen, I jumped at the chance. I have been using Neutrogena products since I was a teenager. Face soaps, moisturizer, hand and body lotion – the whole line – so I already know how good their products are. I am a white girl. This may come as a shock to you all, but it’s true. As my boo, Britt would say, I’m “white as daylight”.  I glow in the dark, literally, no radiation needed. I do not tan, I burn. I have had many horrible sunburns in my life. Some so bad that I could not go to school the next day because I couldn’t wear clothes. I have blistered and peeled more times than I can count.

Why? Because I’m a fish and love to swim or be at the beach. And apparently sunscreen wasn’t invented until I was hitting puberty. Until then people used suntan oil. Yes, oil. If you were fancy, you got Tropical Sun or something. If you weren’t, you used straight baby oil. My Mom’s best friend used almond oil. She said it made her skin both softer and browner. She would get so dark in the Summer, that you couldn’t see her in the dark. I’m not kidding. She wore a white crocheted bikini to show off her tan better.

But I digress. Again.

I didn’t start using SPF 15 until I was about fifteen years old. I think that’s when it became available. I’m forty now. As I said, I am a really white girl. The Diva has inherited my skin color. Though her Daddy is a Hispanic Mutt, he is not very dark and actually burns in the sun as well. Although not as quickly as I do. I can go from translucent to lobster red in .56 seconds. I am determined not to let Ro suffer the same way I did as a child. I put sunscreen on her daily, rain or shine. And I try to remember to put some on myself, as well. I do always have sunscreen on my face – it’s in my moisturizer. Although I do not go out in the sun much and will avoid it at all costs. I’m not a big fan of Summer. Where we live, once it gets hot, it stays hot until October and sometimes November. And not your run of the mill hot, either. We’re talking sustained stretches of 100+ degree heat.

We have no central air conditioning. It’s miserable. And yes, that was a ploy for sympathy and the mercy of someone to get me adequate cooling. Or a house that has it. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

We used the Wet Skin Kids Sunblock Spray SPF 70+. It has Helioplex® Technology, applies to wet or dry skin, is sweat proof, waterproof, oil-free, PABA-free and has a continuous spray. It is also hypoallergenic. The sunscreen is easy to apply, even on wet skin, but has a thicker consistency than the other sprays I have used. The Diva says it’s stinky but I didn’t smell anything too odoriferous. It is not good for the face, though, and burned her eyes for a significant amount of time, even after being washed and wiped with water. I followed the directions and sprayed the sunscreen into my hands to apply to her face, but it did not matter. The burning commenced just as soon as my fingers left her face.

I like that it can be sprayed over wet skin and still be effective. It saves time and keeps kids who want to play from getting frustrated about having to dry off, have the sunscreen applied and then wait until it dries before resuming their water activities.

You can see by the video how easy it is to apply on wet skin and how well the can sprays. You will need to wash your hands after application as they feel sticky, but overall, this is a good product.



If you would like to try this product for yourself, you can get a coupon when you buy online and save $2 on all sunscreen products.

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  1. I’ve read this review a couple times and just NOW noticed the “my boo, Britt” thing! Awww <3
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