Sunscreen That Doesn't Burn My Eyes

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    Jan 12, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
    Every Summer I go through the same thing....finding a sunscreen that doesn't eventually bleed into my eyes. I'm a very active guy and I'm always in the water. They all burn so much I can't even open my eyes. And before anyone says I'm not applying it correctly....I always apply it indoors under the AC and I rub it in well and I don't go outside until it's been on my skin for at least half an hour. I normally use Zinc Oxide and it works great in the winter, but come Summer and it starts melting into my eyes. I bought Neutrogena for the face but it burned the worst! I've even tried the baby sunscreens but I think they burn more than the regular kind. I've even looked into making my own at home. Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Jan 12, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen was the only one that didn't burn my eyes even after sweating.
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    Jan 12, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
    Kuestion saidNeutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen was the only one that didn't burn my eyes even after sweating.


    I'll have to look in my vast sunscreen collection when I get home and see if I have that one. Thanks.
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    kiwiLifter saidWatch out for sunscreens that can corrode the plastic and rubber on your sunglasses. icon_evil.gif


    That's not a good sign! I try to stick with Zinc Oxide as it's supposed to be the safest, but I just can't deal with any sunscreen getting in my eyes.
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    I like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    Jan 13, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    I might have to look out for that one.



    As a side note I just had some yerba mate today. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Adozark said
    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    I might have to look out for that one.



    As a side note I just had some yerba mate today. icon_biggrin.gif


    Oh really? how was that? icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    Do you know what the main ingredient is?
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
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    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    Do you know what the main ingredient is?


    I believe it's Actives are: titanium, zinc, pomegranate, white tea, echinacea, yarrow, yerba maté.
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    Varus said
    Scruffypup said
    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

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    Do you know what the main ingredient is?


    I believe it's Actives are: titanium, zinc, pomegranate, white tea, echinacea, yarrow, yerba maté.



    So you've been swimming with this on and it still doesn't run in your eyes?
    We have days here that are 100% humidity (I know that sounds impossible but it's true.) It's like living in a steam room down here.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    Are you sure it's not just concentrated salt from dried sweat that's burning your eyes?

    BTW: The active ingredients in the organic sunscreens are the ones alleged to bioaccumulate and act as potential endocrine disruptors. But the science is very weak on that and pretty much drowned out by the envirobabble. I have done a lot of fate, persistence and toxicity testing for several brands of sunscreen. All I can tell you for sure, is that the marketing hype is pretty much all lies.

    (On the plus side, I never have to buy sunscreen because I have tons of leftover samples. icon_razz.gif ) I prefer the ones (whether organic or mineral) that are combined with a moisturizer, but in actual practice I tend to use the organic ones that can be sprayed on, because it's the only way I can cover my back. I guess the ideal would be to have a sycophant to rub the lotion back there.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
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    This is what I use, I haven't had a problem with it.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    I was told that ALL suntan lotions have a very short shelf life and that when the shelf life is done....if the lotion is used would burn in the eyes if it was to bleed into them....any truth on any of this or is this a myth to increase sales?
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    ...It rubs the lotion on it's skin, or it gets the hose again...."

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    Jan 13, 2014 5:29 AM GMT
    Kuestion saidNeutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen was the only one that didn't burn my eyes even after sweating.


    Oh, this burns like crap...I have yet to find one that does not burn.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:35 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidI was told that ALL suntan lotions have a very short shelf life and that when the shelf life is done....if the lotion is used would burn in the eyes if it was to bleed into them....any truth on any of this or is this a myth to increase sales?


    I don't think it's particularly short-lived. The lotions are generally inimical to microbial growth and the other formulations that have been disclosed to me contain biocides. Some of the lotions are emulsions that will separate over time. If that happens, you can get microbes growing in the aqueous phase. Of course zinc and titanium oxides are pretty much stable indefinitely. Once you dilute it in water (or by rubbing it on your skin) microbes will start growing on the organic components.
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    Jan 13, 2014 12:24 PM GMT
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    Kuestion saidNeutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen was the only one that didn't burn my eyes even after sweating.


    Oh, this burns like crap...I have yet to find one that does not burn.


    It never burned me. I guess it depends on how much you sweat.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidAre you sure it's not just concentrated salt from dried sweat that's burning your eyes?


    No, it's definitely not that. It's the sunscreen for sure. I sweat very little anyway. I know this because it happens in fresh water lakes too. Plus, sweat and sunscreen feel very different. When sweat gets in my eyes, it burns a little but it's not severe. This shit is like FIRE. I can't even hold my eyes open it's so bad. And it's hard to wash out too, because holding my head over a public restroom sink is awkward. As I'm washing the sunscreen out of my eyes, more of it is running into my eyes from other areas of my face. I will just get skin cancer before I go through another Summer like that. icon_mad.gif
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
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    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

    SKI-00318-4.jpg


    Do you know what the main ingredient is?


    I believe it's Actives are: titanium, zinc, pomegranate, white tea, echinacea, yarrow, yerba maté.



    So you've been swimming with this on and it still doesn't run in your eyes?
    We have days here that are 100% humidity (I know that sounds impossible but it's true.) It's like living in a steam room down here.


    not really you don't really need a lot of it and it absorbs into the skin fairly well, with little to no residue, though if you are going to be swimming I suggest you re apply every few hours. The only down side is it only comes in spf 15 I believe so if you are looking for anything higher well, I guess this isn't it.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    Varus said
    Scruffypup said
    Varus said
    Scruffypup said
    Varus saidI like to use this, it has never rubbed off on my face even when I was sweating in the summer. But if it does it's pretty organic so it shouldn't burn.

    SKI-00318-4.jpg


    Do you know what the main ingredient is?


    I believe it's Actives are: titanium, zinc, pomegranate, white tea, echinacea, yarrow, yerba maté.



    So you've been swimming with this on and it still doesn't run in your eyes?
    We have days here that are 100% humidity (I know that sounds impossible but it's true.) It's like living in a steam room down here.


    not really you don't really need a lot of it and it absorbs into the skin fairly well, with little to no residue, though if you are going to be swimming I suggest you re apply every few hours. The only down side is it only comes in spf 15 I believe so if you are looking for anything higher well, I guess this isn't it.


    I'm okay with the 15PSF. But I'm concerned about the toxic effects of ingredients other than Zinc Oxide.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:29 PM GMT
    the product isn't really toxic if that's what you're worried about. the zinc and titanium (not metal kind haha) is just there to neutralize the white effects of the spf so when you put it on it absorbs clear like you literally are not wearing anything, plus it acts like a mini moisturizer which isn't greasy. So that's also a huge plus.

    But i'm not here to promote their product i'm just saying I really like this one a lot haha.