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