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Sunscreen that wont make your eyes piss

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Created by wheels 5 months ago, 22 Feb 2017
wheels
WA, 190 posts
22 Feb 2017 6:42PM
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interested to find a sunscreen that is 4 hrs water resistant and wont sting eyes, I have tried the most expensive with titles like water sports and cancer council written all over it etc but its even worse than the cheaper stuff, zinc is good but a hassle to get off, any recommendations appreciated.

Gateman
QLD, 170 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:31PM
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Island Tribe Clear Gel
if you search for "tame the sun" on google, you should find a list of local stockists.


shi thouse
WA, 594 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:29PM
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+1 for the above...only issue with Island Tribe is getting it off. Stuff stays on forever plus is has a gummy feeling on your face, whereas others soak in this just sits on your skin. That aside, it works!

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1460 posts
22 Feb 2017 11:44PM
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Invisible zinc 50+ works great, stays where you put it, wont run into your eyes and burn them.
Its slightly visible not completely invisible..
Get it a most shops or chemist

invisiblezinc.com/products/invisible-zinc-4hr-water-resistant-spf50-uva-uvb/

Kamikuza
QLD, 2956 posts
23 Feb 2017 8:02AM
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Best stuff is from Japan :D

Bought similar stuff here--it's more like milk than a cream or paste--but there's some kind of scent in it unlike the Japanese stuff...and that is what I believe makes your eyes sting.

Put it on with enough time to dry and soak into your skin... Doesn't stop the scented stuff stinging when you sweat though

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1460 posts
23 Feb 2017 7:38AM
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Or you can use a blue Power Ranger set up like I do when its 30-40+ degrees 100% block out !

SibboV1
349 posts
23 Feb 2017 8:28AM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Or you can use a blue Power Ranger set up like I do when its 30-40+ degrees 100% block out !


Pictures?

Eyesup
NSW, 2 posts
23 Feb 2017 2:54PM
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For the face I use Surfmud, stays on really well. A similar local Aussie product is called Mojo Surf Zinc.

Alysum
NSW, 233 posts
23 Feb 2017 11:39PM
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I use the Rip Curl sun screen on my face, it's the thickest sunscreen I know and that actually stays waterproof.

Sandfoot
VIC, 255 posts
24 Feb 2017 8:25AM
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I've found if you cook any sunblock in a hot car it turns to a tube of eye stinging ya back, kinda like revenge of the sunblock.

Aldi $2.50 - made in Australia

eibwen
WA, 112 posts
24 Feb 2017 8:48AM
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+1 to Island Tribe.

Just use it for your face, and your regular sunscreen for any thing else. that way you will get good value out of it.

Floater
QLD, 57 posts
24 Feb 2017 4:36PM
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+1 for Surf Mud.

Another good barrier type is Vertra barrier stick, it's a titanium dioxide based stick and you can get a good flesh coloured one.
Any zinc cream will work.

I've tried the Island Tribe and it didn't work for me. And I didn't like the greasiness of it.

I've tried nearly every sunscreen you can get, all the cream based ones were useless for me for my face.
I don't need it for my arms or legs unless I'm out in the sun all day, but half an hour on the water and my face looks like a tomato!
Drove me nuts! I was burning through everything I tried.
It must be the glare factor. I can go for a 4hr bike ride without sunscreen and not burn at all.

And to get it off use baby wipes, or makeup wipes.
Just don't flush them down the loo, they're a major enviro problem for waste water treatment. Bin them.

Youngbreezy
236 posts
25 Feb 2017 2:32PM
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I use the cancer council sports 50+ as a base coat and surf yogi zinc for the nose and lips, the best trick I have found is to put the sunscreen on in the car on the way there with the ac cranked that way the sunscreen has a real chance to set properly, if your face is already sweaty and you try put sunscreen on it will just run straight into your eyes

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1460 posts
27 Feb 2017 3:17PM
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The Blue Power Ranger getup.

100% sunblock, 100% normal visibility, head protection, double eye protection from helmet visor - no reflected sun burn - no fogging no heat stroke no chemicals soaking into skin and I laugh when red faced sunburnt people covererd in zinc ask me... why do I wear a mask lol

1x gath hat
1x biker mask
1x big lense Fish eye polarised glasses (the extra Elton john size sits over mask.
1x dust mask filter ( gutted for glue on mouth breather..
1x old rashie cut and sewn to mask, to cover neck and tuck into wetsuit.

Warning !!!
Unless you like 'Waterboarding Torture' do not try "without" beather added... wet neoprene or cloth will Not let you Breath from your mouth.





eezeegowin
WA, 167 posts
27 Feb 2017 5:00PM
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SaveTheWhales said..

The Blue Power Ranger getup.

100% sunblock, 100% normal visibility, head protection, double eye protection from helmet visor - no reflected sun burn - no fogging no heat stroke no chemicals soaking into skin and I laugh when red faced sunburnt people covererd in zinc ask me... why do I wear a mask lol

1x gath hat
1x biker mask
1x big lense Fish eye polarised glasses (the extra Elton john size sits over mask.
1x dust mask filter ( gutted for glue on mouth breather..
1x old rashie cut and sewn to mask, to cover neck and tuck into wetsuit.

Warning !!!
Unless you like 'Waterboarding Torture' do not try "without" beather added... wet neoprene or cloth will Not let you Breath from your mouth.







I thought the mouth piece had a zipper.
Or did Pulp Fiction lie to me?

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1460 posts
27 Feb 2017 6:53PM
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Eezee

One of my friends died from skin cancer.. dont be one of the Wnkers who put off others from whatever means to protect themselves - by trying to be a fashion policemen.

MikeyG
WA, 62 posts
27 Feb 2017 8:07PM
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+1 for invisible zinc. 50spf. Use it on my 3 year old son too. It's like paint to get on - but it stays and doesn't run.

Do not use banana boat spray on. Utter ****. Stings like an angry bee on meth and as effective as olive oil. (I forgot the usual cream and had to borrow some)

eezeegowin
WA, 167 posts
27 Feb 2017 9:03PM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Eezee

One of my friends died from skin cancer.. dont be one of the Wnkers who put off others from whatever means to protect themselves - by trying to be a fashion policemen.



Fair call mate.
I was just trying to have a laugh, but didn't think of that side of things.
My apologies for being a turd. I'm sorry for your loss.

No harm no foul I hope...?

Plummet
3875 posts
28 Feb 2017 5:12AM
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Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 531 posts
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28 Feb 2017 9:44AM
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Grow a beard, wear a hat with ear guards, and then use Island tribe on cheeks, nose. Don't need to put sunscreen on my forehead this way. let hair grow long enough at back of neck to fill the gap between rashie and hat, job done.
I'd use about 1/6th teaspoon of Island tribe per session, half of it goes on the back of my hands as thats the only other place thats uncovered and getting direct exposure.
It is hard to get off unless you use soap, even then there seems to be an amount that comes back out of your skin after a good wash. Small price to pay for having so much fun though!

@ Plummet, I've got a can of that stuff, its good and handy, but stings my eyes like crazy.

eppo
WA, 6266 posts
28 Feb 2017 6:57AM
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Yeh banana boat stings my eyes. Invisible zinc and the tribal seems to work for my son and I on our face and just some coles stuff for the rest of the body.

rsands
NSW, 18 posts
28 Feb 2017 3:02PM
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+1 for Island Tribe. Ordered it here and arrived next day: www.ocimports.com.au/island-tribe-spf-50-100ml-clear-gel-sunscreen/

Doesnt sting and stays on a lonnggg time

Plummet
3875 posts
28 Feb 2017 5:25PM
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I don't have a problem with the banana boat. Works for me.

jms
NSW, 108 posts
1 Mar 2017 9:37AM
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Big beard, sunnies, surf hat, and hooded rash vest to protect my neck for me. Put sunscreen on my hands, feet, nose, lips and around eyes. Biggest issue is that there's a bit of a gap near the top of the brim, needs to be wider.





spartacus
NSW, 60 posts
1 Mar 2017 9:47PM
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Sun Bum - Sun screen available at surf shops.

Works well + smells pretty.

bardunyah
WA, 72 posts
7 Mar 2017 2:07PM
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In my experience the whole "sunscreen in your eyes" can be largely avoided by two things:

1) wiping it out of your eyebrows - excess cream sits in there, and as soon as you get wet, it washes into your eyes

2) putting sunscreen on 10 minutes or more before (like the packet says ), rather than the last thing you do before heading out.

9 Mar 2017 7:50AM
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Hi Guys,

Being a retailer for many years, we have tried lots of sunscreens and there is a clear winner. Island Tribe Gel. Unbelievably good sunscreen. Doesn't come off in the water, doesn't sting the eyes and full protection from the sun. There is no better!

DM

tinky
WA, 10 posts
9 Mar 2017 7:57PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Guys,

Being a retailer for many years, we have tried lots of sunscreens and there is a clear winner. Island Tribe Gel. Unbelievably good sunscreen. Doesn't come off in the water, doesn't sting the eyes and full protection from the sun. There is no better!

DM


Hi Darren

Where do you get it from?

kitingbuddy
4 posts
26 May 2017 1:14PM
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+1 for Island Tribe. Best stuff I have ever used!

andy666
QLD, 3 posts
20 Jun 2017 10:12AM
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I've been using the banana boat faces for a couple of years. Works well and doesn't get in my eyes.

cauncy
WA, 5254 posts
20 Jun 2017 10:18PM
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tinky said..

ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Guys,

Being a retailer for many years, we have tried lots of sunscreens and there is a clear winner. Island Tribe Gel. Unbelievably good sunscreen. Doesn't come off in the water, doesn't sting the eyes and full protection from the sun. There is no better!

DM



Hi Darren

Where do you get it from?


Buy direct
heres the production crew

Personally wouldn't dream of smearing it over my face



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