Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By now I am sure you are well aware of the dangers of sunbathing and being in the sun unprotected, but since UV Safety Month (July) is quickly approaching, it is a good time to remind you of the importance of sunscreen. Fake Bake is well known for their self-tanning products. The brand’s lesser-known “Sol Survivor” is a spray-on sunscreen offering SPF 30 protection. Sol Survivor is designed specifically to protect you from the sun’s rays while also protecting your fake tan. A lot of sunscreens can cause serious problems streaking, fading and flaking: with Sol Survivor, Fake Bake promises that this won’t happen! Sol Survivor SPF 30 is specially formulated to use over Fake Bake tans with a combination of sunscreens plus Green Tea, a powerful anti-oxidant, and provides high protection against sunburn and blocks both UVA and UVB rays. It is non-greasy, fast drying and the 360-spray nozzle makes it easy to apply.
Review: Sol Survivor comes in an aerosol can which makes it much easier to apply than lotions; however, I can't help but feel guilty about the negative effects on the environment that aerosols cause. The product had a pretty strong odor, so you want to make sure to apply outside. I used Sol Survivor on myself. Although I do not "fake bake", I did want to make sure the product prevented burns ….and it did. I was outside for several hours after application and I had no signs of burning. I have very sensitive skin (which is why I don't fake bake) but had no adverse reaction to the spray. It is nice to see that there are products available that will help maintain a self-tan because I know several people who will not use sunscreen so they will not ruin their self-tan. This product appears to be able to maintain the self-tan and still protect you from the sun's harmful rays.
I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.
Posted by Jamie Z at 7:00 AM