Can someone recommend a sunscreen that does not run into your eyes when you sweat (preferably one that is available in Canada)
I don't know of one in Canada but by far the best sunscreen
I have ever used is called Beaver. Once you rub it in, it
feels dry and it has no taste or odor and it won't sting
your eyes. It's worth sending for and the address is:
Sunwet Labs Hawaii Inc.
350 Ward Ave. Suite 106-a
Honolulu, HI 96814
By the way, I am in no way connected to this company.
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I have had a great deal of success with the Coppertone Sport line. Both
SPF 15 and SPF 30. I have used the SPF 30 at Ironman Canada for the past
two years and it worked all day. However, there is a new line of skin care
products produced by a Canadian company called Kinesys. I have used their
sunscreen this spring and I would have to say that it is better than the
Coppertone. Went for a 20 mile run in the scorching Miami sun recently
with my pasty white Vancouver winter tan. Had the Kinesys SPF 15 on and I
With regards to IronPete's comments on Canadian taxes
and prices on the sunscreen thread:
Actually, a large nymber of consumer goods in Canada are
now priced at the same dollar value as in Canada as in the
U.S. However, you must remember that the U.S. dollar is
significantly stronger than the Canadian dollar. As of this
morning the US $ was about $1.27 as compared to the
Canadian $. Therefore, the sunscreen that you by in Canada at
$9.99 is quite a bit less than the same sunscreen priced at
$9.99 in the U.S. During a recent trip to the U.S., I was
astonished to see many common sporting goods items
priced at the same amout as they were in Canada. There
were no savings to be had by shopping in the U.S. In fact,
a contact of mine in the sporting goods business told me
that across the board, on average, Canada has some of the
lowest prices in the world for sporting goods equipment.
Now, in Canada we do pay about(some provinces have
slighty more or less tax) 14% tax on top of that. However,
I pay this tax safe in the knowledge that should I crash on
my bike, I can be taken to ANY hospital in the country and
receive the best medical treatment that is available to
me, no questions asked. Finally, visitors to Canada
should know that they can claim back the 7% Goods and
Services tax when they leave the country. There are forms
that you must fill out and of course you must have the receipts.
In conclusion, the financial advantages to travelling to
Canada for Americans is quite significant. No wonder
that U.S. tourist visits to Canada are at an all time high
and Ironman Canada is being swamped by entries from the
U.S.. Show us the money!!!
Coppertone Sport 15spf in the cobalt blue plastic container as
indorsed by "Iron Pete" in a previous message is the best. Goes on
easy, stays on under all kinds of conditions, and does exactly what
its supposed to do.
Coppertone Sport is available in Canada and yes, in BC you will pay
the 7% Provincial Sales Tax plus the 7% Goods and Services Tax. You
can thank the previous federal government for that hair brained idea.
I do however, support the LBS as long as it is reasonable
(like 10 or 15% more than the US) 'cause I use them alot.
AAMOF, my last bike Trek OCLV was purchased here as the
differential was too small to warrant the trouble of a US
I really hate to say it but one of the best I've found is the IRONMAN SPF
35, The reason I say I hate to say it is that I think the IRONMAN hype has
gotten just a wee bit out of hand ( yes I am blasphemous, I will say 100
Hail Tinley's later ). But this stuff works. It's not greasy, it doesn't
run and when you sweat you can't even taste it. ( hey sweat gets in my
mouth ). The only reason I tried it was I got a sample and took it to the
beach, used it once for 6 hrs in and out of the water and sand. ( I like
to make castles ). No problem at all... Actually went and bought some
about $7.00. and I still like it. Use it on my kids even.. And in Florida
it gets tested..