The Sunscreen That Made Me Actually Like Sunscreen

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Lathering ourselves in sunscreen is the best way (other than staying indoors) to be sun smart in summer. But the problem I have with sunscreen (apart from deciding which one to choose) is that most of them are thick and goopy, leave you with a strange white cast all over your body and are basically just too damn sunscreen-y. But my aversion toward this essential skin-care step quickly faded away when I got my hands on the new Banana Boat SunComfort range. Seriously, this stuff is the shizz. 

Let’s start with the formula: It’s lightweight (yay!), has a lovely subtle fragrance, it blocks out UVA and UVB rays and absorbs into your skin like a dream. Oh and despite boasting an impressive SPF 50 coverage it doesn’t leave you looking like a ghost. Now here’s the kicker, sand can’t stick to it – yes you heard that right! It’s the first-ever sand-resistant sunscreen and that’s why I reckon this new sunscreen is a summer must have.  

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Above: Banana Boat SunComfort is the only product on the market that is truly sand resistant.

 

SUN SMART TIPS

  • Make sure you apply enough sunscreen – around seven teaspoons in total (one teaspoon per limb then two teaspoons on your torso and one for your face neck and ears
  • Reapply every two hours and more often when swimming, sweating or towel drying
  • Apply sunscreen 20 mins before you go out into the sun.

Sunscreen is only part of staying sun smart. You also need to:

  • avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
  • look for shade where possible
  • avoid being out in the sun for the hottest parts of the day
  • always wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear
  • Like medicine, sunscreen is a perishable product, so it’s important to store below 30C and check expiry dates
  • Use lotion as your primary sunscreen and clear spray to top up during the day.

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Above: Banana Boat SunComfort Mist, $19.99 and Banana Boat SunComfort Lotion, $18.99 will have you and your family beach-ready all summer long.

 

 

WIN! WIN! WIN!

To celebrate the release of the new Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen we’re giving away a $50 Banana Boat prize pack to one lucky Insider.   

To enter to win simply tell us in the comments below why you’d like to try this new sunscreen then click HERE to subscribe to our free Insider updates. By the way you can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win. If you’re already a subscriber then great – you only need to comment below.

Everyone who has commented and subscribed automatically goes in the draw to win. A winner will be drawn and announced here on Tuesday 29 November.
Good luck!

 

WINNER ANNOUNCED

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter to win. We’re thrilled to announce the super lucky winner is:

Ange Hankins

Congrats! Please email your contact deets to win@thestyleinsider.co.nz and we’ll get your prize on its way out to you pronto. 

Enjoy!

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