Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Try it Tuesday: Scape Sunscreen & $30 Giveaway!!

I live in Phoenix. The same place that was 102 on Friday which was actually LATER than normal for the first 100 degree day (“normal” is approx the first week of May). As a result, I sweat. When I go running or biking I usually end up looking a bit like this:


And unfortunately, sometimes end up like this:


Enter: Scape Sunscreen. Scape has developed a sunscreen that not only protects you from even the harshest sun (SPF 50) but it also doesn't slow you down. "Comedogenic" is the word they use. What that means is that their stuff lets the skin breath which keeps your core body temp down - and who doesn't love that?

Of course their sunscreen has all of the UVA / UVB protection that you could ask for and just enough zinc to make you FEEL like that hot lifeguard without the white paste on your nose.

I've used it on my last few long runs of 2.5 hrs+ and it has worked great. It isn't greasy, but it still goes on silky smooth. The BEST part is that the pro-pack that I received had 4 different applicator methods. Of course, it had normal sunscreen and a tube of chapstick. But it also had a foam applicator that was GREAT for those hard to reach areas and a face "stick" that looked similar to a deodorant stick that went on really clean, fast, and smooth.

The pro pack I received (for free, without any request for a positive review...blah blah blah) retails for $30, however just the normal sunscreen is only $14 - not a bad deal when you consider that it can even be applied to wet bodies. Here is what I thought:

Pros:
  • Waterproof, sweatproof, and run-proof (as in into eyes) – for those of us that do more than ‘glisten’
  • Doesn't coat your skin like plastic wrap and therefore keeps you cooler
  • More application methods than there are for makeup
  • Can apply it to wet or sweaty skin (triathletes, this stuff is for you)
  • SPF 50 means business

Cons:
  • The chapstick style really just tasted like I was putting sunscreen on my lips
  • I have a bit of a zit problem and the face stick didn’t say that it was “oil free”. I haven’t had any breakouts yet, but I am still leery. (So, not a "con" but a "maybe-con")
  • Putting on sunscreen takes time and motor skills (neither of which I have at 5am in the morning)

Overall I like Scape Sunscreen and am really going to try to put this on before each of my long runs and long rides. However, if I were doing a review on the face stick, I’d have to break out the Fail Whale eating the seal of approval. I’m still a bit nervous about zits - but honestly the convenience of the stick might just outweigh the risk. But, since it was all of the products as a whole, the Scape Sunscreen gets my seal of approval. I’d totally buy this stuff and will buy it again when mine runs out.



BUT WAIT!!! There is more, oh so much more. The folks at Scape sent me an extra Athlete Pack to give to one of my readers. That is $30 worth of sunscreen all for you! It comes with all four of the sunscreen application methods: Normal sunscreen, foam applicator, chapstick, and face stick.

Here is how you enter. It seems like these are the standard ways, so it shouldn't be anything new here (in fact, I copied these off of my last giveaway!) Leave a new comment for each entry. Not only am I boring, but I am lazy:
  • Follow my blog. Let me know if you already do or if you're new! (+1!!)
  • Visit the Scape website and let me which TWO time Ironman World Champion only lets Scape Sunscreen touch his toned muscles. (+1!!)
  • BONUS: Link the giveaway on your blog, tweet it, put it on Facebook, whatever you want! (Leave a comment for EACH thing you do...again - I'm lazy) (+1+++!!)
Winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday June 1st. Get all the entries in before then!

103 comments:

Chad said...

I followed you, I posted your link on my training blog (10's of readers!) and umm, Craig Alexander?
I want my +3!.

L080100 said...

Good Review. Following your blog.

L080100 said...

Posted a tweet to check out your blog: http://twitter.com/LonnieRuns/status/14706023730

L080100 said...

The iron man is Craig Alexander

Kelly said...

Craig Alexander (+1!)

Kelly said...

And I follow you already (+1!)

Emz said...

give Jamoosh my following points [+1] ;) I think the UV rays from my window while on my treadmill don't really qualify me for this fab giveaway.

I love the I could find a toilet photo so I just pissed myself photo.

Ron said...

I'm following your blog

Ron said...

2 time Ironman world champion is Craig Alexander

Angie Bishop said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Ron said...

Retweeted your tweet and posted on my blog http://www.otheron.com/blog/

Angie Bishop said...

I retweeted yours....does that count :)

Angie Bishop said...

Craig Alexander (+1)

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to this fine giveaway on my blogs sidebar!

Jamoosh said...

1 - I Follow
2 - Craig Alexander
3 - I'll link to your giveaway in tomorrow's post.

Rad Runner said...

Im a sheep bahhhh, we are practically neighbors!

run4may said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Can you follow me in return @ www.run4may.blogspot.com

EricaH said...

I am a follower :)

Pam said...

You know I'm a follower.

And I'm lazy, too. Therefore, this is my only entry.

I always SAY I'm gonna put it in my blog next time I post, but I don't think I've ever actually remembered to DO it...

Pam said...

Oh wait a minute. I take that back. This is my second entry.

CRAIG ALEXANDER!

You didn't say we couldn't cheat off other comments.

run4may said...

went to their site and it's Craig Alexander

run4may said...

Posted the giveaway on my blog- right hand sidebar.

EricaH said...

Alex I will take Iroman for $200

2x Ironman World Champion & Scape Pro Athlete

Who is Craig Alexander??

run4may said...

tweeted about it @run4may

Karen said...

Following!

Karen said...

Craig Alexander... I just ordered some Scape before I saw your blog but didn't get the foam kind so fingers crossed that I win!

Needlerunning said...

I have been reading, but now I am officially a follower.

Needlerunning said...

Craig Alexander is your answer. I am too lazy to post anything on blog, so no extra entry for me.

Whitney said...

Follower.

Whitney said...

Craig Alexander

Blaine said...

I follow your blog..I'm not looking forward to the 100 degree weather that will be here shortly, but then again it snowed yesterday (record) so maybe it won't ever come.

Blaine said...

Craig Alexander is the iron man guy.

Blaine said...

I posted on my blog about this.

Chris said...

I am a follower (current)

Chris said...

Craig Alexander is the 2X Champ who only uses Scape

Chris said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/stickyprints/status/14715314884

Steel Springs said...

I'm a follower.

Steel Springs said...

Craig Alexander

I've recently had a mild scare with skin cancer, so I love this giveaway! We can never wear too much sunscreen. Thanks for hosting it!

Dr. TriRunner said...

#1 // already follow!!

Dr. TriRunner said...

#2 // Craig Alexander... that kinda hits you in the face on their homepage. it better be good stuff then!

Dr. TriRunner said...

#3 // just tweeted!! @SperlyTriRunner

Dr. TriRunner said...

#4 // Hahahhaha and I just linked you. It's on the bottom of my last post: http://www.drtrirunner.com/2010/05/hit-by-a-brick-sof-sole-review/

If you can't tell... I'm pretty determined to try this stuff out. I swear by Kinesys for the protection of my skin, but I will *try* anything once. ;)

CCJade23 said...

I'm following your blog.

CCJade23 said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23

CCJade23 said...

Craig Alexander = Iron Man

Rachel Wasserman said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and super excited to try SCAPE!

Rachel Wasserman said...

I just tweeted about this @manicdefense

Rachel Wasserman said...

Craig Alexander is the allstar who uses SCAPE

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Holy crap is it flipping hot in your neck of the woods:)

Yes, I am a follower!

Craig Alexander...hands down:)

Julie said...

I will link you in now:)

MCM Mama said...

I'm a follower!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Wow! Sunscreen at 5 am! and ouch! that looks like it hurts! I shamelessly follow : )

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Craig Alexander

Lisa said...

I'm a recent follower!

Lisa said...

Iron Man= Craig Alexander

Sarah said...

i follow your blog

Sarah said...

iron man= craig alexander

Michele said...

Holy moly I cannot imagine running in 102 degree weather!!

Cynthia O'H said...

I follow you. We really need this; my son has one major burn from a field trip today.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm linking you in.

Cynthia O'H said...

Craig Alexander

destinationathlete said...

Oh!Cool!

I now follow ya!

destinationathlete said...

That would be Craig Alexander!

destinationathlete said...

Tweeted!

Michael said...

New follower and Craig Alexander

Johanna B said...

I follow your blog. I am new. I am so ready to find some suncreen that won't run into my eyes. So far everything I've tried stings very badly by the end of my exercise.

Johanna B said...

The ironman is Craig Alexander.

Christina said...

I'm a new follower and I heard it was only 101. Luckily the weather cooled to the mid 80's and the high this weekend is 97. So another week of "cool" weather.

Christina said...

Craig Alexander

Jill said...

I'm a true follower. Sorry I missed your last blog, I guess I'm not so true...but I'm a follower.

Jill said...

I'm going with the comment majority and saying Craig Alexander. Who is he, btw??

Running Through Phoenix said...

I follow your blog my friend!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Craig Alexander is the IM that was touched by the product.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I've posted the contest to my blog Running Through Phoenix
http://jeffg-runningthroughphoenix.blogspot.com/

Running Through Phoenix said...

I tweeted (twatted??) your contest.

Her Name is Rio said...

I'm a follower- please put my name in the hat!

Her Name is Rio said...

Just tweeted about your contest.

Her Name is Rio said...

Craig Alexander!
(Wow, I must really want to win for me to actually do all 3 entries!)

inspiREDtorun13 said...

I'm a new follower.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Craig Alexander.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Linked the giveaway on my blog.

Brenna said...

I'm already a follower!

Brenna said...

Craig Alexander! His wikipedia page is surprisingly sparse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Alexander_(triathlete)

Brenna said...

Tweeted!

kilax said...

I follow your blog!

I took a picture of my sweaty pants yesterday and thought of you (before I saw your pic). Is that weird?

Brenna said...

blogged the giveaway!

RunningLaur said...

Man, you can never have on enough sunscreen here. Never.

I've had good luck with the spray on versions for face coverage - it's a thin layer, but if you get like the 70 or 90 SPF the thin layer does the trick!

gene said...

booya! Craig Alexander.
tweeting about yer contest....
and am a follower! have a great weekend!

SSB said...

I'm following your blog.

SSB said...

Craig Alexander uses scape.

SSB said...

I tweeted a link to this :-) Love scape.

Tricia said...

great giveaway, definitely something I could use in florida

Tricia said...

follower

Tricia said...

Craig Alexander

yeah...I cheated and just copied that answer.. :)

+1 for honesty?

Alinda said...

New follower!

Alinda said...

Craig Alexander, and I looked it up myself...

Alinda said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar:
http://try-a-thlete.blogspot.com/

EricaH said...

i just linked back

@I Run Because...I Can

Candy said...

New Follower, love your blog!

Candy said...

Craig Alexander is the IM that was touched by the product.

Candy said...

New follower!

Candy said...

posted your link on facebook

Candy said...

oops just realized this was 2010