For Those On The Go – Mission Athletecare SPF 30+ Is A No Muss, No Fuss Sunscreen Stick
Total Score: 7.83 -
Mission Athletecare has a long standing reputation of solving problems unique to athletes. Their line ranges from products that help to increase your performance as well as protect and condition your skin. Their sun care products offer high quality ingredients in various formulations from continuous sprays and lotions to sticks in sun protection factors of 30, 50 and 70. Mission's No Sting SPF 30 sunscreen facestick offers advanced protection technology in a convenient, grab and go form designed to make it easy for anglers to apply while out in the field.
Mission No Sting Sunscreen Facestick SPF 30
|| Clinically proven not to sting eyes, water resistant (80 minutes), high performance UVA/UVB coverage, SPF 30
|| Stick form, non greasy, quick drying, vitamin and antioxidant enriched, won't clog pores, unscented, paraben free and hypoallergenic
Active Ingredients: Octocrylene (10.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Zinc Oxide (3.7%), Octisalate (1.0%),
Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Nylon-12, Sorbitan Tristearate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxy Caprylylsilane
|| 0.6 oz. (17G)
Impressions:Being an outdoors enthusiast, you'll always find me out in the Florida sun. If I'm not fishing, I'm swimming, biking or running. I've tried numerous brands and formulations throughout the years since I have extremely sensitive skin that's dry and prone to break outs and rashes. When I first applied this sunstick, I found it to be a solid product that had a nice consistency and texture. One of the main ingredients is Shea Butter giving the stick a buttery soft texture. My skin on my face and around my eye area felt comfortable and conditioned. There was no greasy, pore clogging residue and it absorbed quickly into my skin. I applied it soon after swimming and working up a good sweat jogging and it still absorbed perfectly into damp skin.
The smooth, rich formula glides onto the skin effortlessly and is absorbed quickly
It did not give the unpleasant thick or greasy effect and worked well even when applying under my makeup. I've tried to use many sunscreens under my makeup and they usually are dry feeling and foundation doesn't apply well. This is the only sunscreen that feels moisturizing and makeup applies easily. It also saves money, as I don't have to use my usual moisturizer. Win win!
This product didn't irritate my super sensitive skin. It spreads easily and doesn't raise any flakiness. Just a thin application does the trick. It's great for drier skin as well as oilier skin. Being in the humid South, my skin tends to be more oily and this product doesn't feel heavy or greasy on those sticky days. It continued to provide me with just enough moisture with an enriching blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Nothing like getting the job done with just one pass of the stick on each side of my face and forehead!
Quality natural ingredients like Vitamin E and Shea Butter condition the skin making it feel smooth and supple.
Real World Tests: I used this daily throughout the sticky fall months as well as the drier winter months we have here in South Florida. I'm on the beach everyday as a fishing guide and I'm an avid swimmer and runner. My skin usually has challenges when it comes to new products touching it for the first time especially sunscreens. This SPF 30 sunscreen worked great on my fair skin and I applied a thin layer all over my face, neck and ears. It left my skin feeling comfortable and hydrated as well as effectively protected from the harmful effects of the sun. I like the non-chemical sunblocks and this one is in a class of it's own.
The non-chemical formulation is paraben free and hypoallergenic making it the right choice for sensitive skin.
I run and walk the beach 3 days a week and in this climate we have down here it's rough. I've always had a difficult time with sunscreen mixing with sweat and dripping into my eyes. Not any more. I used this fairly close to my eye orbit area and there was absolutely no stinging or burning sensation. Even when I sweated hard with salt enriched sweat dripping in my eyes this sunscreen did not mix with it.
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