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Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50 4 fl oz (118 ml)

 
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Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (19)
  • Sweatproof (17)
  • UVA/UVB protection (16)
  • Waterproof (16)
  • Rubs in well (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beach (13)
    • Sports (12)
    • Daily use (8)
    • Swimming (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (12), Brand buyer (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product!

    I never write reviews but I have to for this. I just ran into this brand at an organic store. I usually just buy the regular Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic or Nivea sunblocks, the...Read complete review

    I never write reviews but I have to for this. I just ran into this brand at an organic store. I usually just buy the regular Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic or Nivea sunblocks, the common brand available in my area. I live near the equator so yes, tropical weather year round. That's not why I bought it though. I decided to try this because one, it said VERY WATER RESISTANT on it, and two, it was a reasonable price compared to the common brands I use. I've gotten into wakeboarding the past couple of years, and for the first time I didn't mind being under the sun for so long. I didn't mind that I had a tan year round. Though I live in a tropical country, I'm a fair skinned person who hardly got any sun. But since taking up the sport, I had a nice tan that suit me almost year round. But I know the dangers of the sun, so I always tried to stay out from noon to 3pm, and I prayed to find a great sunblock that made me feel like its really protecting me. I knew this product worked because my last trip I was out for 10 days, going from one beach to another and then wakeboarding. About 5 days into the trip (using this sunblock from day 1) my sister looked at me and said I was so white. I was like "my new sunblock must really work then". I put it on just twice a day, being out in the sun almost all day. It is more difficult to put on then others, but I think thats what makes it special. Thats what makes it work. So, its a small price to pay to keep your skin extra protected. And you don't need to use a lot, since its so concentrated. If you squeeze the bottle like you would a normal Hawaiian Tropic Sun Junk bottle, watch out, you'll end up having a white paste on your skin, or better look for someone to spread the rest on. Lol. From now on, each time I wakeboard I'll probably have a bottle of this. My last few days of my trip though, I only put it on in the morning and just used regular sunblock to follow later during the day. Going island hoping for 10 days, I still wanted to get a tan to show off, and it worked. Imagine if I didn't have it though, I probably would have been burnt and black by the end of my trip, LOL. My suggestion, if you really care about your skin, if you can't go out under the sun because of worries about the effects of the sun on your skin, this is what you need to buy and use, to start enjoying a little sun now and then. =)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but thick sun protection

    It's mostly sweatproof and very waterproof. It's pretty tough to rub in, especially over arm/leg hair. You will probably end up looking a little paler than usual. It's so waterproof that some...Read complete review

    It's mostly sweatproof and very waterproof. It's pretty tough to rub in, especially over arm/leg hair. You will probably end up looking a little paler than usual. It's so waterproof that some shower gels won't take it off after a workout--really gotta scrub. But, I have never gotten a sunburn while using it. I'd say that's the mark of good sunscreen. Also, it gets good marks from the Environmental Working Group for having few carcinogens, so you won't get cancer while trying to avoid cancer like when using the more traditional brands.

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    3.0

    Recommend as a safer sunscreen

    By GJ

    from Orlando FL

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Very Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

        We try to use the recommended safer brands of sunscreen but this was just a little to greasy for us...............

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice consistency Sunscreen lotion !

        By Mai

        from Hammond, Indiana USA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Not Greasy
        • Rubs In Well
        • Sweatproof
        • UVA/UVB Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

          I purchased this Sunscreen because it doesn't have many chemicals in it according to EWG. I would purchase again, as I use Sunscreen everyday. I do not use it on my face - I suspect it made my facial skin dry. However, on the other parts of my body it works very well. The price seems moderately expensive but it is worth it!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Effective without irritation

          By Brian

          from Portland, ME

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Protection
          • Rubs In Well
          • Sweatproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

            I have eczema and many products irritate my skin. This did not and it was very effective in preventing sunburn during long bike rides. Highly recommend it!

             
            3.0

            Good brand, safe product

            By Harpswell

            from Harpswell, ME

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection

            Cons

            • Doesn't rub in well

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

              Just one difficulty--it doesn't spread easily. It contains zinc oxide, which you might know from some first aid or other creams. That makes it thick and white. Apply it a few minutes before going out so it can soak in.

               
              2.0

              not good for acne prone skin

              By jan

              from tennesse

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Stings eyes

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                  It is not a good product for acne prone skin. It is very oily and increases skin acne. I would not recommend in case your skin is prone to acne or is oily.

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent sublock

                  By YawningDog

                  from New England

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Cruelty free
                  • Effective Protection
                  • Rubs In Well
                  • Vegan
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Greasy or Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                  I've been using this sunblock for several years and it works very well to prevent not only burning, but to prevent tanning, too, which is my preference. It is greasy, though, and somewhat difficult to rub in. You have to use a lot to get it to soak in, and rub well to get rid of the white tint and make sure you don't miss any spots so you don't end up striped like one reviewer noted (if you miss spots during application of *any* sunblock you'll end up burning or tanning unevenly). It's excellent stuff but now I'm going to try this brand's Sportblock SPF 50 Dry Finish that I've just seen here on DS.com. Some of the reviews for it say it's difficult to rub in, too, but I'm hoping it's less greasy than this one. Either way I know I'll have good sun protection.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good, but thick sun protection

                  By cedporter

                  from Washington, DC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective Protection
                  • Sweatproof
                  • UVA/UVB Protection
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't rub in well

                  Best Uses

                  • Beach
                  • Sports

                  Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                  It's mostly sweatproof and very waterproof. It's pretty tough to rub in, especially over arm/leg hair. You will probably end up looking a little paler than usual. It's so waterproof that some shower gels won't take it off after a workout--really gotta scrub. But, I have never gotten a sunburn while using it. I'd say that's the mark of good sunscreen. Also, it gets good marks from the Environmental Working Group for having few carcinogens, so you won't get cancer while trying to avoid cancer like when using the more traditional brands.

                   
                  5.0

                  Favorite for kids

                  By Tracy

                  from Westchester ny

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective Protection
                  • Non-comedogenic
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Rubs In Well
                  • Sweatproof
                  • UVA/UVB Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                    Only sunscreen that stays on my kids, rubs in well, doesn't stink, and may actually work! Love, love ,love

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Sunscreen

                    By Florida1234

                    from South Florida

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective Protection
                    • Sweatproof
                    • UVA/UVB Protection
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Beach
                      • Sports
                      • Water Sports

                      Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                      Best sunscreen I have ever used. My Dermatologist recommended that I use a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide as an ingredient, as he considers this "real sunscreen". He is right. I burn easily and live in Florida, and I have not had a sunburn at all since using this product for the past couple years. It stays on well even when I'm swimming or sweating heavily outdoors on a hot day. Comes off easily with a good washcloth scrub of SOAP and water. Applies on the skin a bit heavy at first, but blends in ok after 5 minutes; I don't mind this because this stuff WORKS.

                       
                      4.0

                      Love Aquablock!

                      By Debbie

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Effective Protection
                      • Non-comedogenic
                      • Rubs In Well
                      • Sweatproof
                      • UVA/UVB Protection
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Beach
                        • Sports
                        • Water Sports

                        Comments about Nature's Gate Aquablock Sunscreen, SPF 50, 4 fl oz:

                        I wear Aquablock when swimming and/or working out and it never runs or stings my eyes. Does NOT have a mat finish which I don't like, but doesn't come off swimming or sweating so no worries when working out. Very gentle mineral formula that my very fair-complected children also wear without any irritation. Rated it four stars just because it's not a mat finish.

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