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    A new one for the July call. Text below, HTML can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2ezw6z NEUTROGENA FRESH COOLING BODY MIST SUNBLOCK OWNER REVIEW Date: July
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 7, 2007
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      A new one for the July call.
      Text below, HTML can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2ezw6z

      NEUTROGENA FRESH COOLING BODY MIST SUNBLOCK

      OWNER REVIEW
      Date: July 7, 2007

      TESTER INFORMATION
      Name: Sheila Morrissey
      Age: 26
      Gender: Female
      Height: 5' 8" (1.7 m)
      Weight: 150 lb (68 kg)
      Email address: geosheila(at)yahoo(dot)com
      City, State, Country: Goleta, California, USA

      BACKPACKING BACKGROUND
      I enjoy hiking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and Los Padres National Forest with
      friends and my dog, Patch. My pack is usually around 25 lb (11 kg), including
      consumables. I wear sunscreen every day, both at home and on the trail, and I reapply
      frequently to protect my fair skin.

      PRODUCT INFORMATION
      Manufacturer: Neutrogena Corporation
      Year: 2007
      Manufacturer's Website: http://www.neutrogena.com
      Listed Fluid Weight: 5 fl oz (142 g)
      Listed Net Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g)
      Measured Net Weight: 4 oz (113 g), after a couple months' use from this canister
      SFP: 45 (also available in 30)
      MSRP: N/A

      PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
      Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock is a spray-on sunblock that doesn't need to
      be rubbed in, unlike regular lotion sunblocks and some other spray-on sunblocks that I
      have tried. It is waterproof, sweatproof, PABA free, non-comedogenic, and has both UVA
      and UVB protection. (I learned this good mnemonic from the packaging on one of my
      Neutrogena sunblock products that helps me remember which light is causing which
      skincare problem: UVA is for Aging and UVB is for Burning.)

      FIELD USE CONDITIONS
      I have used the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock while working outdoors,
      dayhiking, backpacking, biking and canoeing. I have used it on cloudy to sunny days with
      temperatures ranging from 55 to 95 F (13 to 35 C), and at altitudes from sea level to
      11,000 ft (3,350 m).

      FIELD USE RESULTS
      At home or on the trail, I start my day by putting on a lotion sunblock. I really dislike
      wearing lotion, but I need the sun protection. I first tried the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling
      Body Mist Sunblock hoping I would like the feeling of it enough to replace my daily lotion
      sunblock. The Mist sunblock is just greasy enough that I prefer my lotion sunblock for
      daily use.

      Though I don't wear the Mist sunblock every day, I do use it sometimes as an easy
      reapplication on days when I'm out in the sun for a long time. In the photo below, I was
      out working in the hot Florida sun all day long. I had on a lotion sunblock, plus two or
      three applications of the Mist sunblock that I had put on during the course of the day. The
      result was a very shiny, greasy mess and not a bit of sunburn.


      The Mist sunblock is marketed as a "cooling body mist" and it does feel cool while
      spraying it on, but it's not a good enough feeling that I would put on more sunblock just
      to feel the cool mist, even on a really hot day. The main reason why I use it for sunblock
      reapplication is that it doesn't need to be rubbed in. Normally when I use a lotion
      sunblock, I wash my hands immediately after because I can't stand the feeling of lotion on
      my hands. When I'm out in the field and won't be able to wash my hands, the Mist
      sunblock is a good alternative for my sunblock reapplication.

      This sunblock works as well as any other SPF 45 sunblock I have used by Neutrogena when
      I apply it correctly. The problem is that by not actually rubbing in the sunblock, I can't feel
      exactly where I put it on and I occasionally miss a spot (earlier this summer I missed the
      backs of my arms and between my shoulder blades). I have therefore decided that in the
      future I will only use this sunblock for reapplication either when I have someone else spray
      it on my back and the backs of my arms, and/or when I really need to keep my hands
      sunblock-free. Examples of this are while working (I don't like bottles getting oily, it
      makes them difficult to hold onto) or while outrigger canoeing (I need a firm grip on the
      paddle).

      Regular lotion sunblock is now my sunblock of choice for backpacking, even though I
      don't like the feeling of it on my hands and I can't easily wash my hands every time I
      reapply. The Mist sunblock is easy to use, but I'm fearful that I'll miss a spot, particularly
      when it's the only sunblock that I carry. Also, by carrying only a lotion sunblock, I can
      bring a small amount in a resealable container rather than carrying an entire bottle of
      sunblock. I usually just bring the whole bottle anyway, but taking just a small portion isn't
      an option with the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock spray canister.

      PROS
      High SPF, both UVA and UVB protection
      Easily sprays on and doesn't need to be rubbed in
      Feels cool while spraying it on
      CONS
      I sometimes miss a spot
      Must bring the entire canister
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      PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL IN FULL. IT IS MOST IMPORTANT! Thanks for your Owner s Review. It has been added to the Owner Review Queue and will be picked up by an
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 10, 2007
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