Making waves with new sun care products

March 7, 2005

The days are getting longer, and consumers will be spending more daylight hours outdoors. What new products are available to protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays?

The days are getting longer, and consumers will be spending more daylight hours outdoors. What new products are available to protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays? Consider the following:

Sensitive Skin Plus SPF 30 is the second new entry from Banana Boat. The oil-and fragrance-free lotion is formulated for sensitive skin. The company states that in addition to offering protection from the sun's UVA and UVB rays, the gentle moisturizers in the lotion soften dry skin.

For those who want to enjoy a natural-looking tan without stepping outside, Banana Boat is unveiling Summer Color Sunless Tinted Lotion. The product utilizes a self-adjusting color formula. It is available in quick-drying light/medium and deep dark shades. It is tinted to help consumers see where it's been applied so they can get a streak-free tan. The more lotion used, the deeper the tan. Ingredients include aloe vera and vitamin E.

Banana Boat is also taking the wraps off Summer Color Sunless Instant Bronzer & Sunless Tanning Foam. The product immediately provides a hint of natural-looking color. The streak-free, hypoallergenic oil is formulated to dry quickly. Ingredients include aloe vera and vitamin E. The product comes in light/ medium and deep dark.

Each new Banana Boat entry has a suggested retail price of $7.99.

Baby Blanket, 2 oz. Tender Scalps Spray, SPF 45+ is another new entry from this firm. The alcohol-free spray, created for skin sensitive to sunburn, is formulated to protect a baby's scalp. The firm claims it maintains its degree of protection for 80 minutes in the water. The spray is water-resistant and paba-free. The suggested retail price is $5.

The company is also offering sun protection with Baby Blanket SunBlankie Towelette, SPF 45+. The 12 in. x 10 in. towelette is nonstinging, water-resistant, and paba-free. The suggested retail price is $1.99.

Baby Blanket Sun Protectors Baby Sunglasses is yet another new entry. They are supposed to protect babies' eyes against retinal and other long-term sun-damaging effects. The product has a strap to keep the sunglasses in place. The suggested retail price is $7.99.

The company is also coming out with Baby Blanket 2-oz. Travel Sunblock Spray, SPF 45, containing aloe vera, vitamin E, and titanium dioxide. The suggested retail price is $5.99.

Finally, Baby Blanket 12-oz. Dioxide Sunblock Lotion, SPF 50+ is also making its debut. The lotion has a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Neutrogena MicroMist Tanning Sunless Spray is also new. The spray is oil-free and is available in a 5.3-oz. aerosol can.