Monday, August 29, 2011

Beach Bound with #WetSkin

This past weekend we took a trip to Southern California. We were celebrating my daughter's 11th birthday and enjoying some good family time. While I'm not the best planner, I tried to create a master list of everything we needed. I'm thankful that we live so close to a Walmart so I can get my last minute items quickly. One of the items we needed was sunblock since we were in the pool nearly everyday this summer we had exhausted our supply. While we're on the topic of sunblock, we found out earlier this summer that there is a reason that there are expiration dates on suncare items. If its over a year old, it's probably best to best to throw it out because it isn't as effective and will cause the skin to be more prone to burning compared to a new bottle/can of sunblock.

I was happy to have been asked to try out Neutrogena's wetskin sunblock. As with anything I buy, I try to find a coupon first. I found a coupon for $2 off 1 Neutrogena Suncare product here: When I was on the site,, I tried to find out what "wet skin" meant. I initially thought it meant, it feels like a new form of skin (like a wet suit, don't laugh). However, I found out it is a literal meaning of, you can put this sunblock on wet skin! Awesome! Because if you have kids, you know how hard it is to convince them to get out of the pool, dry off, reapply sunblock and then get back in the water. This allows me to chase the kids and apply it, no matter how much they protest!

When I went shopping for the sunblock, I found that they had a "beach and pool" wetskin sublock for kids! Even better, 70SPF! What I also found out is that Neutrogena is the only sunblock I could find that "heliloplex" technology which means it protects against UVA and UVB rays. The more protection, the better!

While at the beach, the kids got to dig for sand crabs for the first time, check them out in the video!

So how did it hold up? Here is what I liked:
  • High SPF
  • Hypoallergenic (Tyler has eczema and tends to react to certain soaps etc)
  • Waterproof (a must for any Summer time activity)
  • Easy application (again, those kids only stay still for so long)
  • No smell (I'll never understand why some sunblocks smell like death)

None really but the price was a little less than $11 but I feel like it's a good investment to protect my children's skin, especially since we are prone to burning and my family has a history of skin cancer.

Now I know it technically says "beach and pool" but I also used this at Disneyland, it worked great on me and the kids!

At Grandma's too

See more of our fun trip here:

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias,, all opinions are my own.


  1. Oh my gosh-I love the video with them digging for sand crabs! It looks like you guys really had fun in S. Cal...makes me wish we could go back too-much cooler! I am glad that the Wet Skin worked well all the places you went on vacation!

  2. It looks like a fun day - I love the video!
    It looks like the product worked too.

  3. We have sand crabs here too and my kids love digging for them! I loved watching yours enjoying the fun! We LOVE the Wet Skin and use it almost daily actually! It's the best product we've tried (especially for my little Bubby who is also prone to skin "issues"). Thanks for sharing!

  4. OMG my son would love to have that R2D2 hat! Guess we better start planning a Disney vaca!

  5. What a lovely day you had to try out Wet Skin! We used ours at the beach too. Love it!

  6. We tried ours out for the first time at the beach too. Sun, sand and water didn't matter. We were pink-free at the end of the day!
    Glad you had fun!

  7. Looks like everyone had a great time at the beach and no sunburns! I use Wet Skin at Disneyland and Sea World too!

  8. I agree with you totally worth every penny. Adorable kids.