Reviewers say Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen SPF 30 is very convenient, especially for athletes who can't risk greasy, slippery residue on their hands. Editors at InStyle magazine say the sunscreen is easy to apply and the rotating nozzle makes covering hard-to-reach areas "a cinch." Most users say the formula is very effective and it doesn't run in their eyes like traditional (non-sport) formulas. A few say that it doesn't last very long and can leave a sticky, hairspray-like residue on skin.
Both of these complaints are common among all spray-on sunscreens. Coppertone Sport contains avobenzone for broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection but it also contains a high amount of alcohol, which is a potential irritant. Although we didn't find any user complaints about irritation, it's probably best to avoid this sunscreen if you have sensitive skin.
Beautypedia.com offers the most thorough review, albeit critical, of Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen. Here, Paula Begoun compares the sunscreen to hundreds of other formulas and rates them for the efficacy and safety of their ingredients. Consumer Reports also includes the formula in its latest round of sunscreen testing. User reviews at Drugstore.com and Amazon.com are useful for evaluating overall comfort and ease of use.
Paula Begoun is highly critical of Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray because it contains loads of irritating alcohol and it lacks adequate UVA protection. Coppertone has added avobenzone to the formula, however, since this review was published.
Review: Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 by Coppertone, Paula Begoun, March 18, 2010
Coppertone Sport High Performance Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30 is included in Consumer Report's latest testing of sunscreens. Each of the formulas is tested for UVA and UVB protection as well as overall water resistance.
Review: Sunscreens, Editors of Consumer Reports, April 2012
Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray has been chose by InStyle magazine as a best beauty buy for three years in a row. Editors say it is easy to apply, especially for hard-to-reach areas. The latest review is for the SPF 70 version, but all versions are similarly formulated.
Review: Best Beauty Buys 2011: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine, May 2011
About two dozen reviewers at Drugstore.com give Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray a high overall rating. Most like the convenience that it provides and say that it's easy to apply and is very sweat resistant. A few say that it leaves a sticky residue, similar to hairspray.
Review: Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen, Clear Continuous Spray, SPF 30, Contributors to Drugstore.com
Reviewers at Amazon.com have mixed opinions about Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray. Most say that it is convenient and effective but many complain that it runs out quickly (which may be due to overspray) and can stain clothing.
Review: Coppertone Sport Clear Continuous Spray SPF 30 Twin Pack, 12 oz, Contributors to Amazon.com