If you are like me, you hate putting sunscreen on your face. Mostly for the fact that by early afternoon, fishing hard in the hot sun, you sweat and start getting it in your eyes. They burn, they water and become pretty much intolerable. I may have found the solution..
For years while attending different outdoor retailer shows, I have seen this crazy sales guy putting sunscreen in his eyes during demos. I always just shook my head and kept moving. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, while packing for a bonefishing trip I was buying sunscreen and saw the Sol products. I thought, “what the hell, I’ll give it a try.” It turns out it works! I fished six days in the hot Bahamian sun, putting the Sol Bluewater Sunscreen on my face every morning, and not once did I have any irritation from sunscreen in my eyes. So, now I am a believer. This isn’t even a product that we sell yet, but trust me…we will.
Product Description (from the Sol website):
Specifically created for those whose love of the water runs deep. In fact, Sol BlueWater has been all-day tested in tropical waters, just like the people who wear it. Sol BlueWater’s ultra low chemical-active formula uses Z-Cote, a powerful, microfine zinc oxide that offers transparent and total protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Its unique fragrance-free, emulsion-loc technology means the sunscreen stays on your skin and out of your eyes. Skin protecting emollients protect your skin from drying, chapping and irritation. Get some sun, but first get some Sol. Extra gentle, formulated for water-sports.
Have any of you used this product? Have you found anything else that doesn’t irritate your eyes?