Last week, I was sent a bottle of COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ Sunny Days sunscreen, along with a few travel tubes of it as well. COPPERTONE® is a well known name in sun care products and has been around for a long time.
We took our daughter to her first MLB game a few days ago (Sunday), and decided that it would be the perfect time to test it out. We put some on before leaving the house, and took the trial size tubes with us so we could reapply if needed.
From the moment we first took our seats, I could feel my skin burning. I kept reapplying the sunscreen, but it only served to make the sunburn worse. I even went inside several times just to get out of the sun for a bit. Meanwhile, my daughter wasn’t burning at all. In fact, she wasn’t even red. We were at the park about 6 hours. By the time we got home, the only red on my daughter was the very tips of her ears where I didn’t put anything. My husbands arms were a little red, & he didn’t put on any sunscreen.
I, on the other hand, looked like a broiled lobster. My thighs got the worst of it. The edges of the sunburn were welted up and it was too painful to touch. I wasn’t even able to stand without them throbbing in pain for a good day and a half. It’s been three days and the red has barely gone down. This is one of the worst sunburns I’ve had in years. I would have been better off not using anything.
Overall, I am not happy. I’ve used the same strength, SPF 30, in other brands in hotter weather and have barely gotten a sunburn. I’m glad that for whatever reason my daughter didn’t burn, but I will definitely not be using COPPERTONE® again.
I received the above mentioned product for free via BuzzAgent to help facilitate my review.