Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Little Late to the Party: SCAPE Sunscree Review & Giveaway!

So, I know I am not the first to review this wonderful product here in bloggy land, chalk it up to my crazy busy life and a little hiatus with my mom, but none the less I wanted to give you all my two cents since the wonderful peeps at SCAPE were so kind to send me some samples of their products.  I received the SCAPE SPF30+ sunblock, the SPF50+ face stick and my FAVORITE, the SPF50+ lip balm, which in one word is the BOMB!


One of the biggest selling points of this product is that it does not run in your eyes or leave you feeling super bogged down from a layer of sunscreen.  As you may or may not know, I'm a redhead and sun protection when I run is high on my list.  I also only usually run in just my sports bra and shorts, leaving tons of exposed skin.  Before trying SCAPE, I usually bought whatever sunscreen was on sale since I use so much of it.  But I am here to say, I have seen the err of my ways!  SCAPE rubs on easily, absorbs quickly, and makes you feel like you don't have anything on - a huge plus for me.  I used it only on my upper body, my shoulders, back and stomach.  My daily face moisturizer already has SPF 50 in it and I have sensitive skin.  But I did have my hubbs try it out on his face and he was pleasantly pleased and eager to report it did not run in his eyes even after his long 40 mile bike ride in the sun!  SOLD!

One of the most interesting and huge selling points for me which will keep me coming back (seriously!) is that they are a company that is catering directly to the athlete.  They have you and I in mind when they are formulating their products - not kids in swimming pools or the occasional sun worshiper at the beach.  Their products are tested by world class athletes like 2 time IronMan champ Craig Alexander.  They are making a product that works well with athletes in mind - and for me, that is important. 

One thing that I do wish I had a chance to try was the spray-on sunblock they do offer.  Often times when I head out for a run I don't have anyone at home to help me get those unreachable parts on my back.  I often use the spray-on sunblock for this very reason - it gets all those hard to reach places easily.  But every time I slathered the stuff on, I was always pleased at how well it covered and left me feeling as if I had nothing on. 

My favorite item was the lip balm with SPF50+.  I ALWAYS wear lip balm with SPF in it when I run.  But finding one that goes on smooth, protects with a high SPF and UVA rating, AND stays on the whole run is hard to find.  The SCAPE balm worked well and I found that it lasted all the way through my long runs, not even coming off when I sipped copious amounts of water from my handheld!  SCORE!

So, would you like to win your very own bottle of the SPF30+ sunblock?  I have one bottle to giveaway and I swear, once you try this stuff, you'll be hooked just like me!
To enter, leave me a comment and let me know your a follower of my blog or have become one - 1 chance
Become a fan of SCAPE on Facebook & let me know you did in a separate comment - 1 chance
Follow them on Twitter & let me know you did in a separate comment  - 1 chance
Post this giveaway on your blog & let me know you did in a separate comment - 1 chance
Finally, leave me a comment and tell me what you do on a daily basis this summer to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun - 1 chance 

So that is 5!!! chances to win!  One lucky winner will receive a bottle of the SCAPE SPF30+ and one winner who tells me what they do each time they head out into the sun this summer for a run to protect them self will win an extra little something from me!
Good luck peeps!  Contest ends Friday August 6th 5PM PST

Obligatory disclaimer:
*the nice peeps at SCAPE sent me their product for review.  I was in no other way compensated for this review.

48 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I run (and ride) in the dark!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

LOVE LOVE that you liked the product ;) I could use more for when mine runs out..

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I hooked up with Scape on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I don't do enough for sun protection. I am really good about putting sunblock on me and the kids when we go out, but I never remember to before I run.

teacherwoman said...

Great review! I always make sure I put on my face lotion with SPF.

James said...

I am a follower.

James said...

Send request on Facebook

Denise said...

i'm a follower, or course!

and i am guilty. i'm so bad in the sun going a lot without wearing any sun screen. i know, it's terrible. but being pasty is pure tourture to me! i know cancer would be worse...i need to be better. see, i need this stuff!

James said...

Follow them on Twitter

James said...

I tend to forgot about sun screen for my shorter early morning runs, but lather up for mid day and longer runs.

Jo Lynn said...

I am a lip balm whore! Oops, did I *say* that? LOL ;)
How does one get free stuff from companies anyway?

Pam said...

I follow!

Pam said...

Putting you on my sidebar right this second.

Pam said...

When I'm laying out, I've got an SPF100 that I use on my face, but I don't use anything when I run (but instead try to run before the sun wakes up) because I haven't found anything that doesn't get into my eyes!

SCAPE Athlete said...

If you have any questions regarding SCAPE products and the technology behind it please feel free to check out our website at www.scapelabs.com or email us directly at randy@outsidelabs.com

SCAPE Athlete said...

To see this review and more you can check out the "PRESS" section of our website at http://scapelabs.com/community/?page_id=78

Allison said...

I have recently become crazy about wearing sun block. I guess it took me until my twenties to figure out how important it is! By the way check out my new blog Running With Mascara

ajh said...

I am a follower.

ajh said...

I will post this on my blog.

ajh said...

I run early most of the time and even then I wear sunblock and a hat.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am one of your sheep. baabaa

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am a scape FB fan.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Be prepared for a glowing endorsement on an upcoming post!

Marlene said...

Hi Katie! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comment. I just became a follower!!!

Marlene said...

I'm a fan of Scape on FB!

Marlene said...

I follow Scape on Twitter! (@marleneruns)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I use face/neck cream 2x daily with SPF in it for my face. I have problems with odd pigmentation on my face. On the body I use bascially which ever spray is on sale. cheapcheapcheapcheap

blissfulrunner said...

I'm a follower. :)

blissfulrunner said...

I wear 75 SPF on every run, and a hat!

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

new follower! :)

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

follow scape on FB

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

and follow them on twitter

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

posted on my blog www.myreasontorun.blogspot.com

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

and i used to be really good about putting lubriderm spf 15 on everyday, but ive gotten really slack. i always put sunscreen on my face daily though. i have to get better about all over body sunscreen though!!!

Katie said...

I am a follower! love ya babes!

Katie said...

I follow scape on FB

Katie said...

AND on twitter.

Katie said...

I protect my skin by letting a puppy lick me!!

lisaappelson said...

Just started following your blog via Google Reader! Always put 15spf on my face in the morning and when I'm out for a run, I wear a hat and shades (gotta protect your eyes too!)

track coach and adorable wife said...

Became a follower.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Fan of scape on fb

track coach and adorable wife said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog http://trackcoach-tressaabe11.blogspot.com/

track coach and adorable wife said...

I wear makeup with SPF, does that count?! I don't do enough for me, I am good about the kids but always forget myself. But I am with you on the chapstick, i always wear that!

Christina said...

You will be mentioned on my blog tonight (8/2) when I publish my post after my evening run.

Christina said...

I wear sunscreen on my face if I remember. A lot of times, I don't. Mainly because I don't want stuff running down my eyes with sweat. I think it will hurt my eyes.

So, I try to run indoor on the treadmill.

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