Let’s face it- applying sunscreen sucks, especially for athletes. It’s either a thick gunk of white goo that leaves you sticky and stinky OR it’s so oily and slick you’re as slippery as fish after applying. Either way, most sunscreens will clog your pores (which affects your ability to sweat!), sting your eyes, and irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitivities…
Of course, NOT wearing sunscreen isn’t an OPTION either- especially for us endurance runners and riders who spend hours on the trails in the hot sun. None of us want to look (and feel) like a boiled lobster at the end of our training, be covered in wrinkles and age spots, or increase our risk of skin cancer.
So what do we do?
The solution is to find a performance-focused sunscreen that goes on easy, let's you sweat, and will make all the difference in your outdoor training. But, finding a sunscreen that checks all the boxes for athletes is like finding a needle in a haystack. So far, we’ve come across just one sunscreen that’s actually up to the job. This is why we're so excited to
Kinesys Performance Spray Sunscreen (SPF 30 or SPF 50)
When it comes to sunscreen, What it DOESN’T do is just as important as what it DOES. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you get (and don’t get) with Kinesys performance sunscreen:
🌞 SPF 30 or SPF 50 Broad Spectrum UVA + UVB protection
🌞 Clear spray sunscreen dries quickly to a silky finish
🌞 No messy rubbing or heavy, greasy lotion
🌞 Alcohol-free and Vitamin E enriched nourishes the skin
🌞 Oil-free formula means no sticky residue
🌞 Two subtle scents using hypoallergenic formula. PLUS and unscented one as well
🌞 Non-Comedogenic (won't clog pores) ideal sunscreen for face and oily skin
🌞 Water Resistant & Sweat Resistant (80 min)
Did you know 🏆 Kinesys was picked as Editor’s Choice by Runner’s World in their recent article on Best Sweat-Resistant Sunscreens for Runners?
If you’ve ever sacrificed your skin rather than risk impacting your performance with traditional sunscreen, then you know how HUGE of a deal it is to find a sunscreen that’s non-greasy, fast-drying, provides UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection AND lets you sweat as usual, so you don’t have to worry about overheating. Plus it doesn’t run or sting your eyes.
It’s as close to a perfect sunscreen for athletes as it gets!
Still have questions? Here’s some answers…
How does it feel?
While everyone is different, most athletes report that it sprays on with a light oily feel. Many athletes even compare it to spraying water! Some find it to be more in line with baby oil. Either way, within a few minutes, the oil evaporates and becomes matte, so you won’t be left with shiny skin.
Almost everybody LOVES the spray application, as it’s super convenient to apply, especially to reapply in the middle of your training, and won’t leave your hands sticky and gunky.
The ladies report that it’s light enough to use under makeup and won’t cause breakouts. We even had an athlete say they forgot to wash it off their face before bed and STILL didn’t break out.
Kinesys Spray Sunscreen is water-resistant and sweat-resistant and will last 80 minutes in between applications.
There are several different options to choose from. The fragrance-free is darn near completely odorless, which many athletes appreciate. The Mango and Vanilla-Green Tea are both scented with hypoallergenic formula and are light, yummy, and not at all overpowering.
KINeSYS Spray Sunscreen is available in two sizes, an ergonomic 4oz bottle that delivers 700+ sprays and a carry-on compliant 1oz bottle with 170+ sprays. The compact 1oz bottle easily fits in a running belt, running vest or pocket and is ideally sized for on-the-go re-application.
You’ll want to apply the sunscreen about 20 minutes before your outdoor training session or before going outside as it takes some time to activate and start blocking the sun.
Spray generously by holding the container 4’-6’ away from your skin. Do not spray directly on your face. Spray on your hands then apply to your face.
Do not apply in windy conditions. Use in a well-ventilated area and avoid inhaling or exposing others to the spray
Reapply at least every 2 hours or after 80 minutes of swimming, sweating, and immediately after towel drying. .
Kinesys Performance Spray Sunscreen at a glance:
UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum ✔
Water Resistant (80 min) ✔
Pump spray sunscreen (no aerosol) ✔
Sweat Resistant (80 min) ✔
For face and oily skin ✔
Works well under and over make-up ✔
Cruelty-free (not tested on animals) ✔
Vitamin E enriched ✔
Dries quickly to a matte finish ✔
“It’s hard to tell if the stuff works because it is nearly invisible and feels like nothing on the skin.”
“I’ve tried so many sunscreens and this is the one I have stuck with now for about 5 years. I use it for everyday use up to running marathons. It stays on and works. It feels oily/wet for the first minute, but don’t be fooled it drys perfectly and you can’t even tell you put anything on. It’s the only sunscreen my husband can use on his face after shaving. I buy it as presents for other people!!”
“KINeSYS is the best sunscreen on the planet. Easy to apply, long lasting, very waterproof, and travel friendly. I have been using their products for about 4 years now and have really quit buying any other sunscreen. Kids love it as well and since it isn't an aerosol spray it isn't cold when you apply it. I usually use the 30 spf for myself but use this 50 spf for the kids. Great sunscreen for anyone who is active as well as it seems to be very sweat resistant also.”