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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.

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    The best sunblock for surfing

    By Surfista

    from Santa Barbara

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I've tried over 20 brands of water-resistant sunblocks for surfing. This is one of only two products that prevents any sunburning or redness after two hours of surfing in California summer. I also like that this brand also has no unpleasant fragrance. It does cause a mild white hue on your skin. Be advised that it is so water-proof that is difficult to remove with soap and water. I use makeup-removing cleansers (containing some oil) to remove it from my face quickly. I have never gotten burned while using this product. I would feel confident surfing even in tropical conditions, though I have not yet done so.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful product for active sports

        By cmac

        from Silverthorne, co

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Greasy or Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports

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

        I live at 9,000 ft so sun protection is critical. I'm also very active, biking, hiking, mountaineering, etc... so I need something that handles high activity levels. I use this exclusively on my arms and legs. It definitely handles hard workouts. I find it a bit heavy/greasy for the face, so I do use a different product there. But a little bit goes a long way, and I've tried quite a few suncare products off drugstore.com and found this to be the best for me. Doesn't turn you ghost white either, but it will attract dirt - if you care about something like that. For me, I just want a great sunblock that protects my active lifestyle.

         
        5.0

        Amazing stuff!

        By Teacher Rebekah

        from South Korea

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sweatproof
        • UVA/UVB Protection
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Stains

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Swimming

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

        I love this sunscreen. My first run with it was a two dive day in Guam. Even with the intense sun and warm water, no burn. I came up from my first dive - a 40 minute, 30 meter dive - with the water beading off my legs. The sunscreen was still on and still working! No need to reapply between dives. After my second dive, I added a second layer just to be safe, but this was hours and gallons of water later! It's great to know that I'm using a natural, useful product. It does go on really thickly and leaves the skin slightly white, but it's not too noticeable against my already fair skin. Perhaps if you are darker, it will look a bit odd. The only other down side is the difficulty I've had getting the white lotion out of my black swimsuit. The waterproof works almost too well as it's still held up on my suit after several washings. Even to wash it off my body I had to have a good scrub down with my loofah and body wash. When they say waterproof, they mean waterproof!

         
        5.0

        good stuff

        By RW

        from Seattle, WA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Non-comedogenic
        • Not Greasy
        • UVA/UVB Protection
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking

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

          Took this stuff on a 5 day backpacking trip. One application each morning withstood all the sweating and swimming during the day. Takes a little more work to rub in than chemical sunscreens but for me it's worth it not to be bathed in chemicals. Doesn't feel too greasy or heavy and doesn't have that sunscreen smell.

           
          5.0

          Works great!

          By frecklymom

          from Buffalo NY

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beach
            • Daily Use
            • Sports
            • Swimming

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

            My kids are fair-skinned and we've been in the pool just about every day this HOT summer. I worry about putting goopy chemicals on their skin every day (many times at least twice/day). So I tried the Nature's Gate-- the coverage is good, it does appear to be very water-resistant, has protected my kids well (no sunburns). I tried a little on my face and found it to go on easily w/o a greasy, filmy feel. Will be buying again.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            More Like Suntan Lotion -- Bad!!!

            By Scrubbrush

            from Sunnyvale, CA

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • No Odor
            • Not irritating

            Cons

            • No apparent SPF
            • Not Effective
            • No UVA Protection
            • Runs Easily
            • Takes an hour to dry

            Best Uses

            • Not for sun exposure

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

            Shame on you, Nature's Gate! I expected much more from SPF 50. How on earth did you come up with that factor? First, it took almost an hour and a half to dry, which was suspicious. If it couldn't even dry, how was it going to stay on enough to protect me from the sun? I didn't go out until it was dry, but it didn't end up mattering. I now have ugly strap marks and my legs look like they're stained with dark pantyhose. It will probably take months for the ugly tan to fade, and until then, I'll have to use some sort of tinted sunblock to cover it up. My stretch marks stand out now that my skin is dark. I look like a piece of bacon. I was in the pool for less than two hours!! and this was after 4 pm, so not even peak sunburn time. My boyfriend used this on his face and he got burnt red as a lobster. Don't buy this, don't trust it!! I am still on the search for a legitimate sunblock that does not make my skin itch or claim SPF when it doesn't seem to have any. We may as well have used plain ol' body oil before swimming. I want my money back!!!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not all natural

            By Linda

            from New Jersey

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not natural

              Best Uses

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

                This product contains ingredients that are not "natural" and have raised concerns. With a brand name like Nature's Gate I would expect a more wholesome product.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                works well

                By Momof2

                from california

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective Protection
                • Rubs In Well
                • Sweatproof
                • UVA/UVB Protection
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beach
                  • Swimming

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

                  I have a hard time both protecting my child's fair/sensitive skin. The sunscreens with just block don't do the job but the commercial sunscreens give her a rash/burn her face. This worked wonderfully! She was in the sun all day and did not get lick of color, and it didn't bother her skin.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love!

                  By DORA

                  from FL

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Beach
                    • Sports
                    • Swimming

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

                    I love this product! I bought it for my kids and I that are in the sun and water a lot in the summer. We have never gotten an ounce of sunburn while using this product! It protects very well and I love that it's all-natural. It's takes just a bit of rubbing in to get all the white off but not bad. I highly recommend...and love the low price.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing Product!

                    By Amanda

                    from Washington, DC

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Beach
                      • Sports
                      • Swimming

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

                      This sunscreen worked wonderfully! We were in Florida for a full week and in the pool for at least 4 hours everyday. I reapplied every 2-3 hours and no one got a sunburn! I would DEFINITELY recommend!

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