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Review of Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion

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Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion

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Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion Description:

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion is a sunscreen that comes out as a foam. The benefit to using a foam over a spray is better overall coverage because you have to rub the foam into your skin instead of just spraying and hoping for full coverage. Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion is listed as having SPF 75+ coverage.

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion - How to Use

Apply to skin 15 minutes before going out into the sun for best sun protection. The label on the bottle says that it protects your skin for up to 80 minutes while in the water or sweating. For those of you who pay careful attention to the active ingredients in sunscreens, here are Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion's active ingredients:

  • Avobenzone 3%
  • Homosalate 15%
  • Octisalate 5%
  • Octocrylene 10%
  • Oxybenzone 6%

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion - Our Review

Things We Love

  • SPF Coverage: We know that the general consensus is that if you're using SPF 30, you're good to go, but in our opinion, extra is never a bad thing.
  • Smart Application: As noted above,using a foam or lotion will force you to rub in the sunscreen, ensuring good coverage.

Something We Weren't Crazy About

  • The Way our Skin Felt After: It says oil-free and non-greasy, and that might be true, but if you've ever put mousse in your hair, you know how your hands feel after you put it on. Our skin felt this way for at least a half hour. After that half hour, though, we were hot and sweaty, so maybe that helped the feeling go away. But when I reapplied it on my kid's, my hnads felt sticky and tight and I couldn't wait to wash them.

Coppertone: Foaming Sunscreen Lotion - Final Thoughts

There's good in this sunscreen - the SPF rating, the forcing of apply correctly, the price and the availability. Kids who struggle with letting you put on sunscreen might have fun with this one because they can help rub it in. That said, we're not going to replace our bottle. The tacky, tight feeling was too much.

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