Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Protect Ya Neck

Product Review, Again.

I've posted a product review for SCAPE sun block before, but since Southern California had summer-like weather again, I figured it was a good time to bring it up again.

San Diego had summer-like weather for the past four days.  There has been no "May Grey" to speak of.  On one of those toasty days I was determined to start prepping and priming part of the house exterior for painting.  I worked on an area that was in harsh, direct sunlight for HOURS.  Before I placed myself in that extremely sun-soaked area, I applied SCAPE to all exposed skin, which was my face, ears, neck, arms and legs.  I  must have prepped and primed that exterior section of house for about 4 hours.  At the end of the day there were no signs of sunburn, or evidence that I had been in the sun.

Finally, a mention about year-round skin cancer awareness, prevention and education.  YEAR-ROUND.  Every day.  365 days a year.  Got it?  Even though the people at SCAPE asked me to give them a shout out about (YEAR ROUND) SKIN CANCER AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND EDUCATION, I would have mentioned it any way. I was given full sized products of SCAPE to try about a year ago, but continue to purchase their products and use them daily.  I'm fair skinned and have been to the doctor for skin cancer screenings on a few occasions.  I've had my share of sun damage, especially while spending plenty of time outdoors swimming, running, gardening, hiking, etc. Ever since I've been using SCAPE on a daily basis, there have been no issues with sunburns.  I use sunscreen every day, even if it's cloudy or if I'm planning to be in doors all day, because I never know what the day will hold.

Dr. Nic Martens,  the PhD behind Neutrogena’s biggest product launches in history ~ he developed Helioplex and Ultra Sheer, has developed a new sunblock called SCAPE with a specific emphasis on skin cancer awareness. (Hence the SCAPE acronym.)

SCAPE Athlete Sunblock will protect you against both the harmful UVB and UVA rays, providing the highest quality protection from both sunburn and skin cancer.

•   5X more waterproof than anything else – proven
•   Will not rub off and  go into your eyes
•   Breathable – allows the skin to breathe and keep body temperature down and doesn’t clog pores
•   Has the highest UVA protection on the market
•   Loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants to protect and nourish the skin

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
•   Over 1.3 million will be diagnosed this year
•   1 in 5 Americans will develop a form of skin cancer in their lifetime
•   90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure
   The risk of skin cancer decreases by 80% with the regular use of sun protection

I use SCAPE SPF 30 lotion, SPF 50 lip balm, and SPF face stick sunblock.  This stuff works.  I'm even scraping out the last of the face stick with a bobby pin, just so  I get every last bit of it.

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Jenn said...

Sounds like a great product. Now, if Minnesota would EVER have sunshine I might find good use for it!! Really though, I do like a good sunscree for running in the summer. Good to know:)

Black Knight said...

This is a very interesting post for me, thank you.
I am a skin cancer survivor.

Meg said...

I TOTALLY agree with everything you said and with SCAPE. It is the best sunscreen out there!! We can never be reminded enough about the sun and protecting our skin, thanks so much Irene!!
Chris said you're running in Encinitas this Saturday, are you???

Chris K said...

Bummer you have to work on Saturday.

That Scape looks good. I don't recall seeing it in retail, but will look next time for sure.

BTW, I need to see an Optometrist, but I'm going out of pocket, if I can get a deal from where you work, let me know.