The San Francisco Bay Area has enviable weather; and let’s face it, we have a lot of sunshine outside of San Francisco. Our mild weather and sunny skies lead the majority of us to live outdoor lifestyles. We dine on the patio, we swim or splash around in swimming pools, we play outdoor sports, we visit playgrounds and parks, we hang out at the beach and we have the sun beating down on us when we watch our favorite sports teams compete; and that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to being outdoors for Northern Californians.
We may not actually sit down and think about how often we are in the sun. Of course when we go to the beach, play tennis, go for a jog or hop in the pool we are diligent about applying sunscreen. But what happens when you go to a sports stadium and watch a game for four hours? Are you applying sunscreen? Admittedly, this is a time when I don’t think about applying sunscreen and it is most likely a time when I come home with a pink nose. The same is true for going to the park, walking down the street, going to an outdoor shopping center; the scenarios are limitless.
All of this unexpected sun exposure can lead to pre-mature aging and worse; skin cancer. So when I was introduced to MDSolarSciences and their line of amazing sun protection products, I was excited to give it a try.
MDSolarSciences sent me three products to test out; the “Natural Mineral Sunscreen Stick,” a “Mineral Screen” which is a tinted gel that is perfect to use in lieu of foundation or underneath as base layer, and also the “Quick Dry Body Spray.”
Natural Mineral Sunscreen Stick: This is a cute little sunscreen stick which fits nicely in your pocket or purse. The fabulous thing about the sunscreen stick is that you can take it anywhere and if you end up outdoors and in the sun unexpectedly, you can quickly apply sunscreen. Love that!
It also happens to be water resistant and worked like a charm when I sat outside on a patio for an hour enjoying my lunch in the direct sun. SPF 40 UVA-UVB broad spectrum. $12.95
Mineral Screen tinted gel: The Mineral Screen was great for a day of shopping outside at Santana Row in San Jose! I wore the tinted gel in lieu of foundation and it left a smooth finish as well as kept my face protected. Loved it! SPF 30 UVA-UVB broad spectrum. $23.95
Quick Dry Body Spray: This light and non-greasy sunscreen was easy to spray on. I wore it when I played tennis in the direct sun and it did not come off when I perspired. It was fabulous to be able to play tennis in the warm autumn sun without getting any sunburn whatsoever. Loved it! SPF 40 with SolSciX, broad spectrum, UVA-UVB. $20.95
Bottom line: MDSolarSciences worked like a charm to keep me protected from the sun when I was outside. The fabulous part about MDSolarSciences products is that they are made from ingredients which are gentle and beneficial to the skin. They do not have an odor and can easily be worn without competing or changing the fragrance experience of your favorite perfumes.
MDSolarSciences are also not sticky, nor do they dry out your skin. Love this!
To learn more about MDSolarSciences products, please visit mdsolarsciences.com
*We received samples of MDSolarSciences products. We were not required to review the products nor did receipt of the samples influence our opinion of the products. Everything contained in this article is the opinion of the writer and should be treated as such. For more information, please read our disclaimer.