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Can We Please Revisit the Banana Boat Sunscreen??

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Can We Please Revisit the Banana Boat Sunscreen??
By Kate on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 06:43 pm:

Okay, I bought the BB continuous mist spray and I hate it! Is it SUPPOSED to come out like Pam cooking spray? It was so oily that I HAD to rub it in. I don't know what I expected, but it was just so greasy and runny. I bought the 'sport' one. It was also hard to work it. The pump didn't want to press down. Is this how it really is? Perhaps I just didn't spray in a wide enough and fast enough motion, and that's why it seemed so greasy?? Really though, it was just like Pam! And yes, I shook it first.

By Cocoabutter on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 07:31 pm:

It could be that you have a faulty product. I would go back to the store and ask someone in customer service if you can try another bottle. They will either exchange the one you have for a new one or allow you to take one off the shelf and try it there to see if it comes out the same way. I agree it doesn't sound right, but if you ask someone at the store, I would expect that they would be willing to listen to your concerns.

You could also do some research on Google to see if there have been any other complaints. I found this product page- is this what you have?

http://bananaboat.com/products/10878.aspx?cat=4&curBrowseBy=Usage

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 07:40 pm:

We bought some coppertone sport spray suntan lotion and it came out in a nice spray.

By Luvn29 on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:05 pm:

We use the coppertone sport continuous spray and it works wonderfully and isn't greasy and comes out in a nice spray that dries quickly. Almost so good that my husband wasn't so sure he had enough sunscreen on that he wouldn't burn. He burns badly easily, but he didn't!

I don't know about the banana boat. Never used it in any way shape or form. Always use coppertone.

By Yjja123 on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:48 pm:

No it doesn't sound right. Ours sprays nice and evenly. The kids love it because it is NOT greasy.

By Cat on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:50 pm:

Thanx for the reviews. I'm going to look for this stuff. I saw the commercials and it looks great! Especially when I have to do 2-6 kids on any given day! lol The bx of course doesn't carry it (too new). I'll have to check the commissary and then Wal-Mart. :)

By Tink on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:01 am:

We just picked up a sprayable sunscreen (Bullfrog, I think), based on the recommendations here, and I LOVE it! It isn't a continuous spray, just a pump formula but it's so fast and simple to apply and my kids liked it too.

By Bemerry84 on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:51 am:

Sounds defective. Ususally, I'm the one that would get that can. I would exchange it, our sprays just fine and it's not even a brand name but a cheapee brand from Wal-Mart.

By Conni on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:09 am:

We used an entire can of the coppertone spray last weekend!!! We loved it. But I didnt think it lasted very long. I think I will buy more or maybe find a bigger can of it? I liked it tho! I didnt like it at first...

By Karen~moderator on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:36 am:

I've never tried the sunscreen sprays, guess I was waiting for feedback from people who have used it. What SPF are they - 30? 40? Higher? For me, it would be totally convenient. As a former sun worshipper, I have damage from all my sun exposure, naturally I did not listen to all the valuable advice that was given to me. LOL So now I'm trying to protect my skin and I'm really scared about skin cancer. But I find most sunscreens feel heavy and greasy and I can't stand that! Plus, I tend to burn through them anyway, which is NOT what I want. I bought some Hawaiian Tropic 70 SPF recently and have been using it. I hate the way it feels, but the good news is, I didn't burn! What brand is good??

By Conni on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:45 am:

I noticed that there are sunscreens that block the UVB and UVA rays. Do you know if the spray on coppertone's offer this? I didnt notice when I was buying it. The can I bought didnt.

Karen, I used some water babies 50 the other day!!! lol I am 34 and have always been in the sun as much as possible. I have so much skin damage it's really quite gross. But I LOVE to be outdoors in the spring, summer fall!!! Like you I am starting to really worry about my skin. I now atleast make sure I reapply sunscreen constantly (and I can STILL tan and sometimes burn thru it!!!). I wear hats alot and always sunglasses. By the time I am 40 I will probably go out in long sleeves and long pants. lol

By Debbie on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:08 am:

I used the Coopertone Sports spray this past weekend, and love it! I was hesitant because I only found spf 30, and my ds is so fair. But, it worked great. It sprays on very light and I don't have to rub it in. We were at the pool all day on Sunday, and he didn't get burnt at all! It is also so easy to reapply!

By Dana on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:03 pm:

I always thought there was too much waste of it spraying everywhere but on the skin. You gals are not having trouble with this? What are you using on the faces? Both my kids hate their faces being done.

By Debbie on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:35 pm:

Dana, I am sure I waste some with spraying, but it is worth it to me. My ds is so fair and hates putting on sunscreen, with this he didn't complain at all. For his face, I use Waterbabies sunscreen stick. I find it easier to avoid his eyes with the stick, but still get it right beneath them. This area always seems to burn on him. My oldest has darker skin, so applying sunscreen is not as big of a deal. He tans and doesn't burn. If I miss a little spot, it doesn't matter as much. But, my youngest is so fair, it drives me crazy. The spray is worth it since it cuts down on the hassle of applying it.

By Reds9298 on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:52 pm:

We are using the Coppertone Sport Spray for kids and it works really well. It isn't oily and I haven't rubbed it in except on the face. It must be working because my little red-haired, fair skin dd hasn't been sunburnt yet.

Ditto Debbie! It's such a hassle and a pain to rub in the cream. I never want to go back to cream again now!

I use it on Natalie's face, too. It says on the back to just spray it into your hands and rub it onto the face. That's what we have done and no sunburns so far. Waaaayyyy better than putting cream on the face, without a doubt!

By Luvn29 on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:53 pm:

The Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray does block both the UVA and UVB rays. It says so in the circle that shows the SPF rate.

I either spray some on my hands and rub it on my kids faces, or use regular rub in sunblock on their faces.

If you don't want to spend the money on the spray all the time, only use it at places such as the beach, pool, zoo, etc. where you want to get the sunblock on in a hurry and without the mess. A lot of times, I'll apply sunblock at home when we don't have to worry about the hassle, and then use the spray for re-apply time at the pool because it is quick and hassle free, or when we go to the amusement park or zoo, and are in a hurry. That way the spray lasts longer and keeps the expenses down.

By Yjja123 on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 02:13 pm:

We go through 1 bottle a month for daily use. I think that is pretty good. My daughter (fair skin, red head) has had her first year without a burn and it has to be from the spray. It is easy to apply and she even will spray herself when she has been outside for a while. We use the spray on the face too.


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