Thursday, June 28, 2012

Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Beach & Pool SunScreen Review

After seeing several commercials on television for Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids, I thought I would give this product a try. You could say I got sucked into the hype.

I took my kids to our local splash pad today and picked up two bottles of this stuff from Riteaid. I sprayed the heck out of them, rubbed it in and made them wait 15 minutes before entering the water. After an hour in the water I reapplied, since I tend to burn very easy I also used this on myself. Plus it was easier than trying to rub cream on my back. We reapplied the spray a total of 5 times. Each time making sure we rubbed the product in. We were in water from 10:30am to 6pm.

after using this product
When we got home, I was SHOCKED at how red and burnt my kids and I were. It was like we were not even wearing sunscreen at all. I guess if you don't mind being burnt then this product works great!

However, for $13 dollars a bottle and the promise to work in water and on wet skin plus being 70+ SPF you expect this product to work. You don't buy sunscreen thinking, "I can't wait to pay $13 a bottle so I can get burned." I am so disappointed and in pain. I have no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight. The sting is unbearable.

Needless to say I have learned my lesson that if it sounds to good to be true,  it usually is. I will be going back to Banana Boat Kids 50 SPF Cream and throwing this stuff in the garbage! At least I know Banana Boat Kids WORKS.

Update: Since someone had the nerve to call me nuts for writing about being burned after using this product, I thought I might clarify for you that I was NOT in direct sunlight. I was sitting in the shade!!!! I don't expect to be protected 100% from the sun but I also don't expect to be burnt if I have applied sunscreen on SEVERAL times. If you can't come up with a better comment other than calling someone NUTS don't comment. I was sharing my experience with the product and if you don't like what I said then try the product out for yourself.

Disclosure: I was not given any compensation for this post. Nor was I contacted by anyone to write this review. This was written after I purchased the product and from my own personal experience with it. You may have a very different experience than the one my family and I had.


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