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Aveeno HydroSport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Est. $10.50 for 5 oz.
Reviewed
July 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Aveeno HydroSport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Pros
  • Adheres to wet skin
  • Easy to apply
Cons
  • High alcohol content
  • Chemical odor
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Bottom line

Aveeno HydroSport Wet Skin Spray adheres to wet skin with no need to towel off beforehand. It isn't reviewed often enough to know its overall effectiveness and wearability, however. Coppertone Sport High Performance Continuous Spray (Est. $8 for 6 oz.) is a more tried-and-true option for those who participate in outdoor sports.

Performance

Innovative. Reviewers say Aveeno HydroSport Wet Skin Spray offers an innovative solution to the hassle of reapplying sunscreen during strenuous physical activity or while swimming. That's because it adheres to sweaty and wet skin with no need to towel off first. Editors at Allure magazine say that the convenient spray nozzle also allows users to cover hard-to-reach areas with ease.

The downside is that the formula contains a lot of alcohol -- a skin irritant that "puts skin at risk of dryness and irritation, which in turn hurts healthy collagen production," according to skin care expert Paula Begoun. HydroSport contains three percent avobenzone for broad-spectrum UV protection.

Feel and smell

Chemical odor. Reviewers don't say much about the texture and feel of Aveeno HydroSport but Begoun notes that it contains film-forming ingredients -- likely the key ingredient in helping the formula stick to wet skin. The film-forming agents may leave a slightly sticky residue on skin. Editors at Allure magazine note that HydroSport has a chemical odor.

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Our Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com

Paula Begoun tests hundreds of beauty products and rates them based on the safety and efficacy of their ingredients. She gives Aveeno HydroSport a high rating.

Review: HydroSport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by Aveeno, Paula Begoun, May 16, 2013

2. Allure

Editors of Allure magazine award Aveeno HydroSport Wet Skin Spray a Best of Beauty award for its innovation and convenience factor. Editors say it clings to even soaking wet skin but add that it has a chemical odor.

Review: Aveeno Active Naturals Hydrosport Sunblock Spray SPF 30, Colleen Egan, Not dated

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