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Burnout Ocean Tested Physical Spf30+ 3.4 OZ
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85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2011
I'm a big proponent of the physical sunscreens and did a lot of research in the cosmetic database. For 2 years now I've been using Solar Rx, a very high quality physical sunscreen and have been happy with it's performance. I spend a lot of time playing beach volleyball and needed a sunscreen that could stand up to the strong Southern California rays. During a game a few weeks ago my brother had Burnout in his bag and I gave it a try. By comparison Burnout has a slightly smoother and more fluid consistency than Solar Rx so it was easier to apply and work into my skin. After using Burnout for a few weeks have decided to switch for several reasons:

1. Solar Rx is $7.92 per ounce while Burnout is only $4.94 per ounce -- almost 40% cheaper. Neither product is cheap so it is a big bonus to save some bucks on sunscreen.

2. Burnout smells better. Solar Rx has a mild scent that I don't like that much -- somewhat like the smell of clay. Though it is mild I have a sensitive nose and it bothers me a little. Burnout's smell is similar to a fragrant or essential oil that is very subtle but more pleasant.

3. Burnout has a better consistency that is easier to apply. SolarRx gets really tacky and when I dive in the sand I have a really hard time getting the sand off because it sticks strongly to SolarRx. I don't seem to have the problem with Burnout.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2011
This product is amazing. After reviewing EWG's sunscreen report I went with Burnout for our 8 day Florida beach vacation. I am as pale as they come with light eyes and freckles, I burn in about ten minutes unprotected. Came home after 8 days of 4+ hours per day July sun and only ONE burn where I forgot to apply it. My sister-in-law used it on her face once and her regular 50 SPF everywhere else three times. She fried like a lobster except for her face. We put it all over her babies (same skin types) and no burns on any of them either! I'm sold! Easy to rub on, no smell, and lasts for hours. Other family members used the spray on type stuff for wet skin and fried also, just as reported by EWG. Totally worth the money!
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
I was one of Burnout's greatest fans until they changed the ingredients. The OLD formula had an excellent rating from EWG and it worked great - stayed on, never burned. The ingredients were recognizable and natural for the most part. It was time to replenish for summer, so I ordered a few tubes. The tubes that I received had a completely different ingredient list that would definitely cause EWG to change its rating from "great" to "not so great" Now the company is using new CHEMICALS with very limited safety data, and they are far from natural.

I'm giving this product two stars instead of one, because if you get the old formula, it is amazing and I would highly recommend it. However, based on the new ingredient list alone, I will not recommend this product to anyone anymore. Sorry to see such a great product go, but my family's health is more important.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2013
This truly used to be the best sunscreen on the market. It was the only mineral sunscreen I'd found that was (note the word WAS) light, non-greasy, and non-white. Now it's 100% the opposite. It's thick and sticky and my kids have complained that the new formula runs into their eyes and stings. From what I can tell, if you want to seek out the old formula, it's the bottle that has the cartoon picture of a person--this one seems to always have the old formula. If you don't get the picture, you have the new formula which is sticky and awful. I truly don't know why they changed this product. The market is filled with goopy white mineral sunscreens. They had the only product which wasn't this, and now are like all the rest, and in some cases worse.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2011
I have kids who play water polo. We have to apply sunscreen to their faces before they get in the water and they stay in the water for hours at a time without any opportunity to reapply. This has proven to last longer and protect them better than sunscreen sticks. And it does not run into their eyes and it does not make them ghostly white.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
This sunscreen is great. It goes on a little bit like a moisturizer or lotion, but that's better than being matte, especially on my tan skin. Also, I see no whiteness. That's a first for zinc oxide sunscreens on my body. Very pleased with this product. Compared to some other zinc oxide sunscreens I tested this year, this is my favorite.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2012
For the past several years I have been in a bind -- I did not want to put chemical sunscreens on my child, but I did not trust the emerging nano particle zinc and titanium products either. The jury is still out on that one but I prefer larger particle size. This product has larger >100nm particles according to EWG, goes on smoothly, and has protected my child effectively for the past two weeks outdoors all day at camp. I am very smell sensitive and the smell is just fine. My child likes it a lot. We both preferred this formulation to the KIDS version of the same product because of consistency and ease of application of this version. This version also has fewer ingredients than the KIDS version (same active ingredient) which is preferable to me since there is less risk of some random thing triggering a sensitivity. My one regret is that I can't use it personally because of a sorbitol sensitivity (sorbitol is an ingredient in all 3 formulations).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2013
Used this sunscreen for the first time over 2 weeks surfing in El Salvador. I never got burned once and it blends into your skin with only a touch of whiteness from the zinc. Recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2011
I have tried many other sunscreens - most are too sticky, ghostly, or not long lasting enough. Whole Foods had a tube of this to sample, and an introductory low price.
I like that this has a high 18% zinc content (less chemicals), and it also blends in well. Oh, and no eye sting!

It is more expensive than my other brands (Neutrogena, Blue Lizard, Natures Gate...), but it does such a good job that it is well worth it.
I at the end of my second tube, and am ordering more today from Amazon. Who can beat free shipping!

CSun
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2013
I'm incredibly fair skinned, practically albino, and I live in Florida. I burn through t-shirts, burn through bathing suits, burn walking from my car to my door, etc. This is the first sunscreen I've ever tried that actually WORKS. I chose it because it was rated as very non-toxic from some sunscreen review place, and because zinc-based ones are supposed to be the most effective. I've got both the waterproof and the regular kind, and for the first time in my life I can go out on the boat all day without being dressed for a northern winter.

My only complaint is that the cap doesn't snap closed tightly enough and so I've had several accidents where it leaked all over my purse/bag/etc. Now I keep it in a ziploc baggie.
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