Yes it's January.
Yes I'm blogging about Sunblock.
No I am not going on a Caribbean cruise this winter.
Yes I live in South Dakota (don't let the "south" part fool you it's cold here!).
A little over a year ago I was posting about our Caribbean cruise on my blog. The weather wasn't great but certainly warmer than SD weather. The funny thing is, sometimes we need to use sunblock in winter here more than when traveling south!
It didn't take long to discover after Amber started taking ski lessons that using sunblock in winter in South Dakota is pretty important.
We now make sure we have sunblock with us when she hits the slopes.
Z Blok Sunblock SPF 30 is what we're toting along right now.
Amber is pretty fair-skinned, and we'd like to keep her that way! She also tends to have dry skin. Some products exacerbate that on her face, making it sting and/or itch. The Z Blok didn't sting when she put it on, and better yet it doesn't leave the skin greasy.
It also is fragrance-free, which makes her happy. She does not like smelly things ☺. Neither does Hubby, and so this is the perfect sunblock for him to apply to his head (yeah, he's kinda bald), when we traverse the Atlantic Ocean on our cruise this spring.
Another nice thing about Z Blok is that it is sweat resistant and won't rub off. Bundled up with winter weight gear and the sun shining down, the sweat starts building up on the hair line and forehead. No stinging in the eyes when using Z Blok though, which can be a safety concern when participating in sporting activities.
Z Blok's unique formula does not utilize any of the inexpensive petroleum based ingredients often found in other sunscreens. Because of its ingredients, it has a thicker consistency than most sunscreens.
It also protects against UVA and UVB Rays.
Z Blok has proven to effectively protect against both UVA rays as well as UVB rays because Z Blok contains zinc oxide (hence the Z Blok name), the same ingredient that lifeguards use to protect themselves from long days in the sun (although our formula rubs in clear unlike pure zinc oxide).
Currently, the broadest spectrum of coverage may be obtained with sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These provide the best protection. There are certainly cheaper formulations, but usually you get what you pay for.
This is serious sunblock, which is why it is the official sunblock for the Puma Ocean Racing Team.
Z Blok is available at select retail locations and also online (US Customers only). A 4 fl. oz. tube is $14.95 and 2 fl. oz. tube is $9.99. Z Blok provides free shipping on all orders.
Z Blok has offered one lucky reader a 4 fl. oz. tube of sunblock.
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The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. Should you choose to use this product, your results may be different than those I experienced.