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Beyond Coastal makes an array of sun protection items including sunscreens, lotions, and lip balms. Beyond Coastal gave me the opportunity to test out some of their products over the winter.
Beyond Coastal ReviewBeyond Coastal Active Daily SPF 30 Sunscreen: the Active SPF Sunscreen is a great sunscreen for the outdoor athlete. It's SPF 30 for long and intense UVA/UVB protection. It's water (sweat) resistant which is huge for your forehead. There's no sunscreen running into your eyes when you start sweating. Some sunscreens feel thick when you put them on. Active Sunscreen goes on smooth and easy. It contains aloe, rose hips, Shea butter, green tea, and Yerba mate, all of which are suppose to moisturize and nourish your skin. Overall I really liked the Active Sunscreen. It was enough for at least a couple hours of protection before reapplication was necessary. It was "comfortable" and I didn't feel like I was wearing sunscreen. Beyond Coastal Active Face Stick: I love the concept of the Face Stick sunscreen. It's compact, lightweight, and mess free. You can stash it in your pocket or in your pack and you ar good to go. No worries about the lid popping open filling your pack with sunscreen. Application is easy...just apply like you would deodorant. Go easy though and massage it in with your fingers. It's easy to go overboard. The Face Stick falls into the Active line of sunscreen and shares many of the properties as the sunscreen above. It's water and sweat resistant, provides UVA and UVB protection, and has the same nourishing and moisturizing properties. It does feel a little heavier on the skin than the Active Daily sunscreen above. The Good
- Long-lasting, full protection
- Active Daily is light on the skin
- Nourishing and moisturizing
- Face Stick is compact, easy to use
- Face Stick feels a little heavier on the skin
Bottom Line:Beyond Coastal makes a solid line of sun protection products. Buy Now: Beyond Coastal Active Daily SPF 30 Sunscreen or Beyond Coastal Active Face Stick[gallery]... Read more...
OK, so it's lotion. I know, I know... but it's not the girlie-smelling lotion that mixes multiple unknown fruits, nuts and weeds to make a fragrant, "smell-it-from-a-mile-away" type lotion. When a sample of the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy (yup, a mouthful) lotion showed up at my door, I was interested to see how well it would work with my typically-cracked and bleeding Winter-time knuckles. Like many people who live and play in the high mountain desert, my hands and feet suffer year-round, but especially during the winter months. I don't know how many pairs of ski gloves I've put my hands into only to bleed at the knuckle in them all day long. Sometimes it gets to the point where it's literally painful to grab my ski poles or grab the handlebars of my bike. Cracking and bleeding knuckles have just been a part of my Winter routine... until now.