{Giveaway} Brush On Block


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FOF Susan Posnick is giving away her brilliant Brush On Block. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Have you used sun protection your whole life?

FOF Susan Posnick spent her early adult years suntanning and teaching on the island of St. Croix. There, she met a well-known NYC advertising photographer, Wendi Hilti, who became her mentor.  “We would sit in the afternoons and drink our Campari and sodas, and he’d say, ‘what are you going to do when you get off this godforsaken island?’” recalls Susan. “I’d say, ‘I don’t know. Teaching kids is not my thing. I’ve always been about fashion and beauty. But, I grew up in a small town and have no idea where to start.” Wendi introduced Susan to his fashion connections in New York City and helped jumpstart her career in beauty.

Susan spent the next thirty years as a professional makeup artist, working on celebrities such as Cindy Crawford and Rene Russo and eventually became the personal makeup artist for Mary Kay.

While Susan had the good fortune of meeting Wendi in St. Croix, she had the not-so-good fortune of developing skin cancer on her face, which was diagnosed in her 50s but is most likely the result of her years spent in the Caribbean sun.

“What was the size of a pinhead on the outside, was the size of a quarter underneath,” says Susan of her melanoma. “Fortunately, I caught it in the earliest possible phase.”

After a successful operation to remove the cancer, Susan made it her personal mission to develop fuss-free sun protection that every woman could incorporate into her beauty routine. “When I got skin cancer, I was allergic to all the chemical sunscreens,” says Susan. “I really wanted to make a mineral product that felt good on the skin, was portable and easy to use.” In 2001, she launched ColorFlo, a refillable brush with mineral foundation that also protects the skin from UV rays. ColorFlo was a retail hit but Susan felt the product was limited to just women.

This year, Susan launched Brush On Block, which, like ColoFlo is a refillable brush with mineral sun protection. However, Brush On Block contains very little color pigment and appears transparent on the skin. It has an SPF of 30 and stays on in the water for 80 minutes. “I wanted to create a product that would work for the whole family. My goal is that people will wake up every day, wash their faces, brush their teeth and brush on block.”
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Enter to win Brush On Block invented by FOF Susan Posnick by answering in the comments below: Have you used sun protection your whole life?

One FOF will win. See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes April 19, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

224 Responses to “{Giveaway} Brush On Block”

  1. fran says:

    Not when I ws growing up- back then we TRIED to get a golden glow.
    Have used it all the time since the 1970’s when I got a face rash they thought was Lupus but turned out to be an algery to the SUN!
    Would enjouy tring this new product- seems each new sunscreen has some advantage previous ones didn’t- alwasy geting better.

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  2. ragamuffins says:

    A must have for all the FOF gals!

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  3. sanrosha says:

    About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma which is the mildest form of skin cancer. I was ready to write my will but told that I need to always put on sunscreen before I go outside in sunny or cloudy days. I wished I would have used sunscreen all my life. I think this would product that indeed would help my skin.

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  4. leo39 says:

    I use sun protection all the time. I would love to try this one!

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  5. novokate says:

    Unfortunately, I was an avid sunbather in my youth and my skin shows the battle scars. I have been wearing it consistently for the past 20 years and never leave home without it.

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  6. Phoenix says:

    I didn’t use sun screen as often as I should when I was younger, but am very careful about it in recent years.

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  7. Romana Ds. says:

    I have only used it when outside in the summer, at the beach, the cottage. I should be using it everyday!

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  8. JohnieeJuiceboxx says:

    Yes! esp during summer time!

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  9. gwtw19361939 says:

    I’ve used sun protection since the 1970’s when I got sun poisoning on a trip- first they thought it was Lupas- luckilyy not.
    So now it’s big hats/visors/long sleeves and lots of the hihgest SPF they sell.

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  10. Tracy Ann Schwartz says:

    Wow, that’s super cool! I would love to try and use this cause I’m always worried about sun damage!

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  11. Angela M says:

    I have always used sun protection since I was a kid, but also use long sleeves, hats, umbrellas, etc. as well.

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  12. IntoTheMist says:

    I used sunscreen only at the beach when I was young and mostly before I tanned. I have not had a chance much in the recent time to apply it, except when contained in facial moisturizer. I think it is a resistance to the feel of what I think it will be like, that influences me to not try applying more often. I have combination facial skin and an area that gets irritated/sensitive except during the summer, and so feel limited.

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  13. tarheel4ever says:

    I’m over fifty – of course, I haven’t used sunscreen products my entire life. I don’t think they were even invented until I had survived several sunburns. I’m part of the generation that used baby oil to try to parch myself to the highest degree while baking in the sun. My skin turned lobster red and then peeled off in sheets. I am now wiser and panic at the thought of being in the sun without sunscreen. 🙂

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  14. Melissa Doucet says:

    Yes I did!!

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  15. kathyire50 says:

    I have been a sun worshipper all of my life, beaching it, never wearing any sunblock just baby oil and iodine. It seems that was a big mistake, I now am dealing with brown sunspots everywhere. I now where sunblock, and always look for new and better products. This sounds like a product i would use regularly and not go back to bad habits of SPF 4.

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  16. Deniseac007 says:

    No,I could do with a bit of color.

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  17. kakkie60 says:

    I am very pale naturally, and have to keep covered up in the sun. I need a product like this.

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  18. javierl22 says:

    Not really, but now I really am observant of my skin and aviod sun damage. I would welcome this product and teach my grand kids to use it….

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  19. Jane says:

    I started using sun protection in my late twenties/early thirties, but the damage had already been done from back in the days of using baby oil to get a tan. What was I thinking??? Now, I never leave the house without it. Brush-on sounds so simple! I love the idea!

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  20. Lisa Z says:

    Nope….just occasionally and I am out in the sun way too much. I really need to use it more.

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  21. Regina S says:

    Unfortunately, no I have not used sunscreen all my life, I am from the generation of baby oil and iodine. My favorite lipstick is from Susan Posnick!

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  22. Sharonsue says:

    No, I have not used sun protection my whole life…..mainly just when I was out in the sun for fun, (in my younger yrs.). Now that I am a young “62” yr old, I definitely buy anything I can with sun protection to help out. My sweet little father has had several skin cancers on his face, also an Aunt. I really am trying to take care of my skin. Like everyone these days, I have to watch my money so I would love to win these products!

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  23. Running Feather says:

    Not when I was younger, but have used it every day for the last ten years.

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  24. bvolker says:

    I would love to try this, it sounds like a great one.

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  25. Terri says:

    What a great idea – sunblock designed for over 50’s. When I was a kid, NO ONE ever even heard of sunscreen! My nose was permanently burnt or scabbed from peeling. Of course, by my 20’s “suntan lotion” was popular, but later for sunblock. My elder sister was just diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose, so I am going to be more careful than ever!

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  26. deborahf2 says:

    My mother taught me as a young girl to use sunscreen…she is gone 38 years-I have pretty good skin as a result…wow, Mom was so smart!

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  27. marla_j98 says:

    Wow, what a great idea. I am really interested in trying something like this. How convenient.

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  28. kellykat says:

    No, like Susan Posnik, I grew up near a beach & spent my early years in the sun & water. I had skin cancer (melanomas) treated later in life & have carefully worn sunscreen ever since.

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  29. LAWRENCE BELISLE says:

    THANKS ITS MY WIFES FAVORITE

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  30. Vivivoom says:

    No, I haven’t always used sun protection. Am fair skinned, blonde hair, blue eyed and used to burn at the beach! I try to use sunscreen or sunblock when I’m going to be outside for a while, but honestly, it is such an incredible pain/ordeal to use the products. They either cause me to break out, or they’re too oily/greasy/shiny or white, making me look horrible. I would LOVE to have a product that’s simply to use with good aesthetic results.

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  31. Roxyvictoria says:

    In fact I was one of the first people to test sunscreen in the 70’s. My father worked for Westwood Pharmacuticals (Keri Lotion) and we tested Pre-sun. Not pretty! The first formula tended to “ball up” on the skin. Fortunately it got better as the years went by! Would LOVE to try this product….

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  32. Arlene says:

    Back in my day, it was baby oil and a foil facial reflector. Fortunately I was never a beach baby but still have UV damage from never wearing sunscreen. The past few years I have changed my ways and dearly wish I had started sooner. Some of the early formulations were greasy and smelly. Manufacturers have addressed this issue.

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  33. mandrada says:

    I was born in the tropics, I had to have an umbrella and use of sunscreen or sunblock was a must! I am happy to have listened to my parents as back then, no one knew what sun damage was. I can’t seem to go without them, they are a must!

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  34. ahtharin says:

    I rarely used sunblock as a teenager and young adult, babyoil and water in a spray bottle. Getting older is getting wiser…now I use sunblock every morning in my moisturizer and when outside for any extended periods of time.

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  35. Darlene says:

    While I’ve used sunblock all my life, I don’t think people understood what “SPF” stood for years ago– My mother thought putting SPF4 on my fair skin would protect me for four hours– not the 40 minutes-an hour it REALLY does! As a teenager, I wanted to be tan like so many of my friends were (they were olive-skinned Italians who tanned, as opposed to my burn-blister-peel fair skin!), and so used baby oil to try and tan (more like BAKE!) Now I am religious about sunscreen and just returned from a vacation in Florida yesterday without a sunburn. I would love to try this product, as I do not like the greasy feel of many sun-lotions and find the powder idea very appealing.

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  36. padmanarasim says:

    I grew up in India, where I never used sunprotection. I came to this country in 1976 & started using Sun block only since 1987& now I never go without it. I have sun damage!

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  37. msortet says:

    Sunscreen wasn’t a priority when I was a kid, in fact, I remember laying in the sun on the trampoline on a tin foil reflective blanket! Just had a skin checkup with a Dermatologist yesterday – thankfully no skin cancer but I’d like to win this to start!

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  38. bison61 says:

    no I did not use sunblock as a kid but do as an adult

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  39. krispy9 says:

    I didn’t use sunscreen in my younger days but do every day now.

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  40. Robby Rob says:

    i usually use it….after i start burning because that’s what reminds me. But i do keep the kids covered in it.

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  41. Nancy M says:

    Like many our age, I did not use sunscreen but baked in the sun, sometimes using baby oil. Other times using suntan oil with maybe a 2 rating. I’m a lot more careful nw.

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  42. Rose Marchese says:

    I’am 50 years old and im told I dont look older then 40 how wonderful that my mothers is a believer in sunblock. When I was younger I did not use it as much as I do now, true believer in face block would love to try this product. Thank You!!!!

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  43. Roz Rickman says:

    When I was a teen-ager growing up by the Pacific Ocean — there were NO warnings about the sun. I learned my lesson when I was 48 or 50. Had basal skin cancer on my nose. Thought they got it all, but did not, and I went back the second time. Needless, to say I use sun block daily.

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  44. janie says:

    When I was a child I had a horrible allergic reaction to An ingredient in Coppertone. As a result, I avoided sunscreen most of my life. As a teen, it was normal to use baby oil to promote tanning. I didn’t start using sunscreen until my late 40’s and really dislike the gloppy smelly creams that always seem to sting my eyes by afternoon. I still worry about sensitivity to products and yet the risk of skin cancer is greater than ever. This product looks like it would be as easy to use as loose powder. I look forward to trying it out, as I’m a nanny and outdoors all summer.

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  45. mrudoni says:

    I had only used sunscreen on and off, whenever it was convenient when I was in my teens and early 20s. I sure am paying for it now… I am dealing with pigmentation issues that I cannot get rid of or lighten. My double whammy is that I have Asian skin which used to tan quickly and easily, I had beautiful darn near perfect skin. Guess I enjoyed it while it lasted cause now I no longer go in the sun and wear sunblock daily. I would love to try the brush on block as I currently use liquid.

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  46. Nancy says:

    No, I never used sun block.

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  47. Mary Kime says:

    I always wear sunscreen because of skin cancer

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  48. kelly Watkinson says:

    I really just wore hats all my life. time to turn over a new leaf

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  49. yyoerger says:

    Now I do, but in the 70s and 80s before the linkage to skin cancer was widely known, I had a few sun worshipping summers.

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  50. arteachga says:

    Unfortunately, no I haven’t. I use it when I KNOW that I’ll be out in the sun all day, but I don’t regularly use it because I HATE the goopy, sticky, lotion feel of it on my skin.

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  51. sgoulet660 says:

    No I have only started using sun block in the last 20 years. When we were kids we never heard of such a thing. A white t shirt did the trick AFTER we were sunburned.

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  52. pmack says:

    No I didn’t use sun block in my younger years, but wish now that i did, but now for a few years i have been useing it every day.

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  53. CATHIE says:

    I NEVER USED SUNBLOCK

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  54. karen says:

    yes i always use sunscreen

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  55. gracepap says:

    I wish I could say that I have but unfortunately during my teen years during the 70s I did not. in fact, i used oil! But ever since my 30s I have used sunscreen regularly. This product looks fabulous. Especially useful for the face. Would love to try. Thanks for the contest!

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  56. Robin says:

    New Mexico had the fifth highest melanoma death rate nationally. I have lived here all my life with the idea that the more golden tan you are the more attractive. Thus, slathering on baby oil and frying my skin daily, in the 70’s, and purchasing tanning oil through the mid 90’s is like asking for cancer. After having children and being determined to save them from the sun and insisting they wear a hat and sunscreen has taught me the value of being an example for them by wearing a hat and sunscreen daily. The future is clear and bright for them!

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  57. Maxine kell says:

    Baked in the sun in my 20’s, 30’s & 40’s. Fortunately never got skin cancer Would love to try your product. Can’t sit in the sun anymore. I’m on medications so I have to be careful. Send it my way.

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  58. Carolyn Wade says:

    Yes, when swimming or at the beach, but only sporadically for daily wear. But I live in Oregon, so I tell myself there isn’t any sun to be exposed to!

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  59. Karen Mumpower says:

    Yes, I always were sunblock

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  60. kate Watkinson says:

    always. my mother insisted on it

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  61. Jean Norton says:

    love to win

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  62. Patricia Crowley says:

    luckily, I have used sunblock my whole life! I know too many people who have been affected by skin cancer…

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  63. Cynthia says:

    I have not used sun protection my whole life. I just started a year ago at 57. I read an article where women from 20 to 70 used sunscreen and they found a difference in there skin. So I started right away.

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  64. Anne Derkat says:

    I avoid the sun as much as possible so do use sunblock when I’m out

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  65. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Did not use sunscreen as a teenager but now it is a must.

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  66. mimi1411 says:

    I only started using sunscreen in my twenties.

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  67. gingermclendon says:

    Sadly, the need for sun protection wasn’t such common knowledge when I was young. Wrinkles and age spots to show for it now!

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  68. debbie f says:

    No I had neglected to use sun block when I was younger but I am trying to use it more often now.

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  69. Wifeyrj says:

    I have already had two precancerous moles removed, one of which had two different cancer cells in it. I would love to win this. I am more preventive then I was before.

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  70. mizliz96 says:

    I am very fair compected & have not worn sunblock my whole life, but I do try to stay out of the sun as much as possible & cover up. It would be a good habit to get into wearing sunblock.

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  71. Christine Norman says:

    No, actually not until my 30’s. It was never used when I was a kid or teenager and I was neglect to use it in my 20’s.

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  72. akiss50 says:

    I’ve used sunblock sporadically.

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  73. ANITA F says:

    not till my mid twenties…not seriousely till i had children…kept them extremely well protected but still less for myself.

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  74. Rose Shartle says:

    In the 70’s I was a sun fanatic and did not use sun block,instead I used tan enhancers.Now I wish that I had used sun block bak then.

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  75. michelle dolan says:

    love this product

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  76. Eileen says:

    Not as a child but I sure do use it now!

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  77. hofken says:

    I have not, but now I just try to stay out of the sun

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  78. Phil Randall says:

    No, not when I was younger.

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  79. Tiffany says:

    My Mama always taught me to use sunscreen, and as much as I LOVE the sunshine, I have to coverup to avoid my family’s skin cancer curse! So, YES, I’ve been using sunscreen my entire life!

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  80. JillBryan says:

    No, I started wearing sunblock about 5 years ago. Always wanted to be blond and tan!

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  81. Cindy C says:

    I have not used it all my life, dont’ think it was available in my younger days

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  82. Alexandria Griffin says:

    Yes, I always use sun block!

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  83. Shelley G says:

    Having red hair and freckles, I have to use a very high level of sunscreen and have used it since I can remember.

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  84. Margarida says:

    Sounds like a wonderful practical and preventive product!

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  85. Mary in MN says:

    No, I haven’t used sunscreen my whole life, but I wasn’t on the beach with iodine and baby oil either LOL.

    Brush on Bloc sounds like a unique and sorely needed sun block! Lotions can be a pain and I’ve yet to find a spray that works for me. I think it would be wonderful to try and clearly for many of us brushing on sunblock first thing in the morning would help us actually use it!
    I can’t think of a more needed product.

    I have just had some skin cancers cut out and Moh’s on my nose [it rhymes] and my derm has me using 5-FU on my nose. Too bad I didn’t make it through my first 6 month check up – maybe the next one. Ah well, the joy of Irish ancestry.

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  86. Marlene V says:

    I have not used sun protection my whole life — but now I do and I make sure my kids do too!!!

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  87. Eileen says:

    No, have definitely not used sunblock all my life, but wish I had more.

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  88. Allyson says:

    WHen I was a kid my parents applied sunscreen, only at the beach though, I didn’t grow up into my teens using sunscreen regularly, but the more I have learned about skincare and aging, the more it has become a daily part of my routine.

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  89. Deb Philippon says:

    I never used sun protection when I was younger. Sun protection consisted in avoiding slathering baby oil over oneself to get a dark tan. I now seem to be getting more sensitive to the sun, so I’ve started with a high SPF.

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  90. Janice says:

    Have not always worn sun block but no sun worshipper either. No tanning beds, ever, and no laying out in the sun since I was a teen. I have religiously worn physical sunblocks for the last 15 years. Sounds like a great product and would love to try it!

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  91. Vesper says:

    I have not used sun protection because all the ones I have tried I have had an allergic reaction to, so I always wear a hat when i am outside

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  92. Eric says:

    No, I pretty much did not besides going to the pool or beach.

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  93. Doris says:

    Unfortunately I have not, and I should start doing so.

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  94. merrittinmartinez says:

    I think I was the only lifeguard who wore a big hat and a jacket coverup and zinc oxide on my nose but I still ended up with lots of sun damage from all my water sports. The improvements in protective products have been amazing but there is always room for improvement. I love the idea of a brush on with no color. When I go to humid climates, this is one thing I’d like in my makeup bag!

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  95. Diane Henning says:

    No I never have used much sunscreen. When I was younger there just wasn’t much out there and it just wasn’t cool. I am trying to use it more now.

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  96. Felina M says:

    No, I have not, but I was never a sun worshiper. I never laid out & “tanned.” If there was shade, I was in it. Now that I live in a “sunny” state, I am the palest person in the neighborhood & I use my sun block almost daily.

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  97. Jacqualin says:

    No, I didn’t wear it as a child. I did when I was older to prevent the aging effects. Now, having had two small skin cancers, I’m adamant..

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  98. Helen Watkinson says:

    when I was a child sunburn was a part of my life. Know better, do better. Now I use sunblock always

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  99. donnalundberg says:

    We never used sunscreen when I was growing up. We sometimes ended up with bad burns and thought our skin looked good! I always use sunscreen now!

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  100. Jolie Misek says:

    I’ve been using sunscreen/block since my 20s. I worked for a skincare company that stressed repeatedly the importance of protecting skin from sun exposure. I’ve had the same swimsuit since the late 80s! 🙂

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  101. Meredith Jones says:

    I have used sun protection my whole life, except for a few memorable lapses.

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  102. Linda White says:

    Not reallywasnt a big deal in 60’s and 70’s, but I need to as I see some damage.

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  103. kimberly drodge says:

    only really later on in life, I should be using it regularly, i’m sure if I won this i’d be using it daily.

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  104. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Did not use sunscreen as a teenager but now I do everyday.

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  105. Angela Garuti says:

    I would love to try this product. I have very fair skin and am always looking for a way to protect it.

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  106. Terry Young says:

    Unfortunately, I haven’t used sunblock my whole life.I was raised in the sixties, and back then it was, put as much oil on you as you could.I lost my beloved grandpa to skin cancer, and my dad had it, also.I sure do use it now, and have been since the eighties.

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  107. Laurakb says:

    No, sadly, as a teen it was almost a contest to see who could tan the darkest. I still enjoy feeling the sun on my skin but no way can I lay in it and I try to remember sun screen when going out to garden.

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  108. Sharon says:

    I’ve used sun protection since I was a teenager.

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  109. Debbie Chaney says:

    Sadley, I haven’t used sun protection my whole life. However, both of my parents had malignant melanomas so I’m keenly aware of the dangers of too much sun and try to stay out of it as much as possible!

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  110. mmimilinda says:

    No, I am from the baby oil mixed with iodine era. Now I use moisturizer with SPF 30 each day, but a lot of damage has been done already. Since I live in Florida, it would be wonderful to try this brush on sunscreen.

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  111. Becky Beer says:

    I keep one in my car concel for my left window driving arm,as it gets more sun.

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  112. Thomas K says:

    great for Florida

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  113. Kathie says:

    I grew up in Southern California and we did not use any sun block…When I got pre cancer on my check when I was in my 20’s that is when I started using sun block religiously everyday! Would love to try yours!

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  114. jeanie1032@aol.com says:

    this sounds awesome and I sadly only wish we knew then what we know now!!

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  115. Susan P says:

    Growing up in San Francisco, sunscreen was both not around, and no one thought it was needed. When I moved to the east coast, I used it regularly, and have done so consistently to this day. Still, I have had two cancer surgeries on my face, and remind my kids to use it everyday no matter what the weather forecast. I love that this can be brushed on, an alternative to oily lotions. Easy is better!

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  116. Christine says:

    No, I didn’t use sun protection in my early years. I never baked in the sun but rather played and swam at the beach almost everyday in the summer months. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I became aware of the real dangers of sun exposure. Now I use sunscreen even in the winter months.

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  117. MoonRae says:

    Back in the day my friends were baking here in the El Paso desert with baby oil….me,being so fair,well I just hung out in the shade. I think I started using sunscreen and make-up with sunscreen in the 80’s

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  118. Cindy says:

    Absolutely not! In Oklahoma, we poured on baby oil and iodine for a deeper, darker tan! No idea whatsoever that it may have been a bad idea. Around 30 is when I realized one day, “Hey, I am really white. There is no way that trying to get brown every summer is a good idea. And it takes a lot of time.” And that was that. I started using sunscreen and sunblock and never tried to be tan again.

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  119. elizabeth says:

    Yes, I have used it as far as I can remember. Sometimes it was only a 4 or 6 spf, but I never spent a day at the beach without it.

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  120. d.meyer says:

    yes I have worn sunscreen all my life

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  121. pmernick says:

    Not until I was in my mid- to late twenties. The only sunscreen I recall when I was growing up was the Coppertone in the brown bottle. Perhaps it was SPF 3 or so?? Who knows…

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  122. S Chou says:

    This brush on sunscreen is the perfect solution
    for me to put sunscreen on me without using
    the sunscreens in the bottles. Always get too
    much out of the container. It’s always a hassle
    to rub it on the areas with my hands too. Getting
    too much rubbed into my hands. I’ve always
    been extra worried about skin cancer since I
    am a four year colon cancer survivor.

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  123. Angelcat47 says:

    No,only the last 10 years or so.It was not considered a big deal when I was a kad and teen.

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  124. Marianne P. says:

    Did not exist when I was a child. Now I only use physical sunblocks as the chemical ones are thought by many to be responsible for the recent rise in skin cancer rates.

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  125. Jen E says:

    Yes, but sun block in the 60’s & 70’s didn’t have any SPF designations, so who knows how much protection I really received!

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  126. Patricia Caradonna says:

    No, I did not wear sunblock when I was a teenage. I now have sun damage.

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  127. Kim Cage says:

    No, unfortunately when I was a teen I used to “fry” my skin
    Since my early 30’s, though, I have always used sun protection. I look at it as being better late than never!

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  128. FDDJFVA says:

    Since I turned 30 I have faithfully used sunscreen. I always really enjoy trying different sunscreens especially one’s that are on the organic side or smell pretty.

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  129. Tiera Bonnefond says:

    No, I haven’t used sunblock for all of my life. I spent much of my childhood in Perth, Australia. We practically lived outdoors, at the beach and the pool. Back in the states, my first and second cars were convertibles – more sun. I, too was diagnosed with cancer in my 50’s – a basal cell on my face and a melanoma on my forearm. Luckily, all were treated successfully and and I have been a sunscreen convert. I wear it year ’round, regardless of the season.

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  130. Zenaida says:

    No.

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  131. Polly Bourke says:

    No I haven’t

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  132. patricia says:

    I did not use it when I was young.

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  133. jeanne nelson says:

    No. Not all my life because there was no information about the need when I was younger. However, I have been using sun protection since the late 1970s

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  134. tcoyne says:

    Unfortunately, I only started using sun block when my skin was already damaged 🙁

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  135. Jeanie says:

    Oh, just answering this question makes me run to the phone and call my dermatologist!! Are you kidding?? I came from the era that putting on baby oil or cooking oil was used when you did not have that wonderful smelling brown bottle of Coppertone! Let’s not forget that foil we use to lay on. OOh the burns! Finally in my mid 20’s I wised up and started to listen to the advertisements. Then when the children came and yearly beach vacations were the norm- I started using a high SPF, like 50. They were fun days back then but the sun does take it’s toll. I still love sitting in the sun- some things will not change! This is a great idea!!

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  136. Susan Lockwood says:

    Having been diagnosed with melonoma on my thigh and given 16 weeks to live by a well-known medical center on 1983, I am alive and healthy today. The physician later admitted an error to a friend of mine but I did not initiate legal procedures. So, sunscreen is always on my body 365 days per year. I would welcome the opportunity to try the facial sunblock. YEA!!!

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  137. 1955nurse says:

    NO – I didn’t burn, so it never concerned me when I was younger. I never had a sunburn until we were @ the beach in Biloxi – when I was 35! But I have become more & more a fanatic as I’ve gotten older, & now NEVER leave the house w/out it, @ least SPF 30!!!

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  138. bcline says:

    Being a surfer chic and living on the beach all my life…this would be wonderful for me to try!

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  139. Amy says:

    This sounds like a great product..I put sunscreen on first thing in the morning. With my fair skin this is important. AM glad there are people working on these products.

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  140. orchidlady01 says:

    I wear sunblock now but spent my teenage years in the Bahamas in the sun!

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  141. casey04 says:

    Nope
    I can remember some painful sunburns as a kid.
    Now, will not leave the house without it!
    Why do my boys and my significant other
    make a fuss about using sunscreen.
    UGH!!!

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  142. vclark500 says:

    I guess I have not used sun protection my whole life but I usually take care to stay out of the sun or cover up.

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  143. glorious says:

    No I haven’t but I sure wish I did! I had basal cell cancer by my eye and I do know it could have been avoided had I have used sunblock!

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  144. Glenda says:

    I, like Susan, lived in the sun in southern California when I was growing up. I fortunately have not yet developed any skin cancers. About two years ago I started applying sunscreen to my face every day. If I don’t have time to put anything else on, I do put sunscreen on my face.

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  145. Thomas Hardy says:

    Back in my teens.

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  146. TBear says:

    Brush on Block is a product that is made for me. With light blue eyes, fair skin, and many years of unprotected sun exposure, I need to be extra diligent to protect my skin. I love that Brush on Block stays on in the water too!

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  147. Kathy Castillo says:

    Yes, I’ve used sunblock my entire life and I’m a preacher to everyone I meet. I had skin cancer on my face nearly 18 years ago, and another skin cancer appear in my underarm. I’m really curious about this product. It looks so simple and easy.

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  148. starsmom says:

    Baby Oil and iodine and that Coppertone tan……we never thought about sun protection way back then!!

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  149. shewalk says:

    I have very fair skin, so I could really use this. I use sunblock most of the time, but not always.

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  150. Carol says:

    Lordy NO! My teen years were spent using baby oil with red iodine drops in it, reflectors to get tan under the chin, and nothing at all while on Spring Break in Florida (oh – did I mention the blistery burn?) I guess it’s kind of amazing I’m not all wrinkled, but I think my naturally oily skin actually was a plus in this case! This product sounds great, and now that I’m older and wiser, I would definitely use it every day.

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  151. cathiecoats says:

    I would love to try this product. I know, from working on an organic skin care line (Skin 2 Skin) how important it is to use products that contain the right ingredients (and not the wrong ones which are unhealthy).

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  152. donnarp1 says:

    I have used sunscreen all my life as I spent my part of my life living in the West Indies.

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  153. Rosiey says:

    In my teenage years my goal was to get the best tan on the block, fortunately with age comes wisdom, would love to try this product.

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  154. Bea K says:

    I usually do not use sun protection. I’m very nervous about the chemicals in these products. Periodically, a chemical that had been widely used is withdrawn after research links it to health problems. I would only use a sunscreen if it was all-natural with no chemicals.

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  155. carrieobrien says:

    Despite having a doctor for a father, sunblock wasn’t used by us until the ’80’s!!

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  156. eddyrobey says:

    Always, I’m a native Angeleno, and we know how bad the sun can be.

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  157. Cynthia says:

    You’re talking to women who were raised in the age of using baby oil for a great tan! We never heard of sunscreen when we were teens, so of course we didn’t use it! Now we know better. I like that many make-up products and lotions now include broad-spectrum sunscreen, but I believe they all should.

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  158. Colleen Craig says:

    No sun protection when I was young. Very stupid. Am now 69 and have been using sunscreen for nearly 50 years. Used NoseKote when it was the highest SPF out there and it was a 8, came in a small jar and looked like vasoline. I think it was made by Coppertone, but could be wrong. When they stopped making that product, I went on the hunt for anything with a high SPF, reasonably priced, and convenient. Have tried many, many, many products and spent lots of $. Colorscience Sunforgettable SPF 30 is a satisfactory product but at the time it was very hard to find (only spa’s or had to mail order) and came in a ball with a puff, which was a bit of a nuisance. Also found another good product called DriGrip SPF30, which is a liquid and when applied turns to powder. No grease, wonderful, no slippery hands. No grease on clothing. Good for us golfers. In my lifetime, I would like to try every good sunscreen product out there and always welcome anything new and easy to use. Your product, Brush on Block sounds great.

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  159. Leslie Bonner says:

    Unfortunately, baking in the sun during my teens, 20s and even into my early 30s was standard for me. Somewhere in my early 30s I really saw the damage starting and that was it for me. I’ve had skin cancer on my nose and breast cancer. Fortunately I’ve survived both but my skin in very sensitive and very thin which is why this product is so appealing.

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  160. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I, like many women of my generation, didn’t use sunscreen when I was a teen. But as my understanding of skincare and cancer grew, I became a regular user of sun protection as I turned 20. I believe that my religious use of sunscreen accounts for my flawless skin at age 51!

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  161. Mary K. says:

    I would love something so easy to use especially as a touch up went out.

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  162. smfsprout says:

    Like Susan, I spent my younger days soaking up the rays. I would love to try this sun block on me AND my grandkids.

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  163. Terrie says:

    Unfortunately I was a sun worshiper in my younger days and shunned sunscreen as it would interfere with my tan. Sometime in my 40’s I started a daily sunscreen habit but have spots from those early years.

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  164. ktpotat says:

    I’ve only started using sun protection regularly for the past 10 years

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  165. Patti Stern says:

    I am sixty years young, for the first 35 yrs of my life, I could not get enough sun,using sun tan beds,visors, baby oil and iodine, and used sun screen to no avail. Then I became educated about the risk of skin cancer and aging skin ailments. I am an artist who participates in 40 OUTDOOR art shows nationwide yearly.Brush On Block is the perfect answer to a busy lifestyle to be used easily every day to protect my skin outdoors and indoors ! I can’t wait to use it!

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  166. sandy eckstein says:

    i haven’t used sun block as often as i should have. as a breast cancer patient i know i can’t be in the sun anymore. this might be a
    perfect product for my to try… would love to

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  167. Patti Stern says:

    I am sixty years young, for the first 35 yrs of my life, I could not get enough sun,using sun tan beds,visors, baby oil and iodine, and used sun screen to no avail. Then I became educated about the risk of skin cancer and aging skin ailments. I an artist who participates in 40 OUTDOOR art shows nationwide art shows yearly.Brush On Block is the perfect answer to a busy lifestyle to be used easily every day to protect my skin outdoors and indoors ! I can’t wait to use it!

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  168. wendy in wyoming says:

    Unfortunately the copper-tone tan was what we all wanted and sunscreen did not exist. I grew up on Long Island sound a probably got a burn every day .
    I am now a Melanoma survivor at the age of 55.
    I would love to test this product

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  169. skipheart says:

    Unfortunately did not use sun protection all my life….have been treated for skin cancer. Have focused on sun protection for the last 10 years, wish I had done so sooner.

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  170. MaryAnn DJ says:

    not really, as a teenager I adored being in the sun, called myself a true sun worshipper! Most of the times I didn’t use any sunblock, good thing I never developed melanoma of the skin. As an adult I now know better and therefore constantly use sunblock.

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  171. camilla wilson says:

    Yes in my adult years.

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  172. Dottie527 says:

    Since my mother died of undiagnosed melinoma I have to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to using sunscreen. I hate the globby chemical feel & smell of most. I would love to give yours a try !

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  173. sharivail says:

    Great idea! The easy to use factor is a big plus. I have worn makeup since my early teens, so I am used to the idea of putting product on my face. If it can save me from skin cancer, that is also a plus.

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  174. Sunshinejb says:

    No, I have not use sun block my whole life. I wish I had!

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  175. Pamela B says:

    What a fantastic idea for the beach!

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  176. Susan Fenwick says:

    Growing up we used to mix baby oil with iodine and then sit and bake ourselves in the sun to get a tan. Having grown up in PA we had limited sun-filled days, however, evidence now shows that this wasn’t a wise decision. I’ve always used daily moisturizer and foundations with SPF but like Susan Polnick that wasn’t necessarily the case when vacationing on the beach. Having a brush on that can be conveniently carried in your purse/bag that holds up in water for 80 minutes is fantastic.

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  177. JEWEL says:

    Sad to say no I haven’t used sun block my whole life. AS a teen I would lather with baby oil and hold some tin foil to reflect the sun !! Im fortutnate for the most part that I have extremely good genes and I’m not a wrinkled mess. I do have sunspot/age spots I do believe is from doing that. I use it year round now !!

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  178. alison says:

    I would love to try this product. I always use sun block. My Mom died of Melanoma.

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  179. travelgirl says:

    I did not use anything as a child in the 50’s & 60’s. However, once I became a teenager, and able to think for myself, I did start using sun protection. I am very careful with this issue now, so let’s hope it is not too late. This product sounds fantactic, especially for traveling! I would love to try this out.

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  180. Tfabglam5 says:

    No, I deeply regret not using sunscreen my whole life – particularly in my teens. I was a tanning junkie, using a reflecting mat and baby oil or at the most – Hawaiian Tropic lotion with only spf 4! I am lucky thus far, knock on wood, that I haven’t developed any form of skin cancer. I do have many moles throughout my body, and although the skin on my face & neck is in pretty good condition despite all the damage I subjected myself to, I know that my skin texture would look a whole lot better had I not been so careless, and I would have less lines & wrinkles.

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  181. sandy haber says:

    I’ve used some sort of sunscreen most of my life; when we were younger no one knew what damage the sun could do. I know I never did the baby oil w/iodine coating that many of my friends did but did use a low protection sunscreen. Now I regularly use SPF15 in my daily moisturizer and SPF30 when I have to be outside in the sun.

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  182. Rhonda says:

    No, I have not used sunblock my whole life. But after sitting at my son’s baseball games for years the sun has taken it toll. I now encourage my daughters to start now using sunblock on their face and necks everyday. Also being a breast cancer survior of 13 years, I do everything I can to protect myself.

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  183. elizabeth hegeman says:

    When we were children and young people we didn’t realize anything about sun damage– only now are we seeing, and feeling, the results. It’s important!

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  184. Christine says:

    I did not

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  185. Thomas K says:

    Not my whole life…wish I had

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  186. Barbara Lee says:

    Alas I also was a sunworshipper as a kid and young woman. That has all changed over the years. I sit under a umbrella at the beach with a sun visor and sunscreen on. ( my daughter hates my visors which only encourages me to wear even more outrageoous patterned ones) I am a surgical nurse and have worked with numerous plastic surgeons . Their secret to great skin is “SUN SCREEN ” and staying out of the sun as much as possible. I would love to try this powder form of sunscreen. I use mineral powder makeup and I find that my face is a gloppy mess when I use sunscreen in the lotion form. Mineral powder makeup and powder sunscreen sounds like success!! Barb

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  187. barbara m. says:

    This could almost be used on the go…at the gym…you name it! I can’t wait to try it!

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  188. jmb0923 says:

    I am terrible about using sun block and need to get serious now that I am OF.

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  189. kittyd says:

    As a youngster I would occasionally use (God forbid now) baby oil. But now use 30 every day

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  190. Jojorrt says:

    No, As a teen coated myself with baby oil and sizzled. Now thanks to my dermatologist I am aware of much damage I have done.

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  191. Jojorrt says:

    No, As a teen we would coat ourselves with baby oil and sizzle!

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  192. Michele says:

    Great idea!

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  193. nilav2 says:

    I did not! But I am making a practice of using sunscreen every single day all seasons.

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  194. Grammyms says:

    I have used sun block for years as I am very light and burn easily. When I was 15 I went to the shore with no sun block and got sun poison. I would love to win your sun blosk as I am out in the sun alot in the summer.

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  195. AJB says:

    Not during my teen years as I suntanned a lot back then…but I definitely use SPF more often when I became an adult especially on my face.

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  196. MissPriss48 says:

    No, I used to bake as a teenager and well into my 40’s,now I am spending most ofmy time in the dermatologists office having skin cancers removed and treatments to keep it from getting worse. I must say, that my skin looks pretty good for what I put it through! The sun AND smoking are terrible and I am so glad I gave up both! Before it was too late!

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  197. gshep says:

    I really like the refillable container with the brush applicator. Compact and neat. No I have not used sunscreens until lately and I have started getting age or dark spots on my chest. I DON’T like this look!

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  198. bonsny says:

    This sounds like a product I would love to test. I’m a cancer survivor and want to stay that way so sun screen is important.

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  199. Julie says:

    There would really be no excuse for us with this great product.

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  200. Cindy says:

    I usually don’t wear sunscreen. As a teen we would cover ourselves in baby oil.

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  201. Barb says:

    I did not use sunscreen when I was young. I started in my late 30s. Now I have melasma on my face and dark spots on my arms. Thankfully no cancer. I use sunscreen religiously now & like the ease of use with a brush on.

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  202. cranger says:

    I burned a lot as a child vacationing on a lake. As a young adult in my20’s I did the sun worshipping in AZ. Like another FOFZ I started using daily sunscreen. I am fair skinned and worry about skin cancer (and vanity from sun exposure). Kudos and admiration to the developer oof the product and stretching horizons allong the way.

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  203. Sheila Chaffins says:

    Yes. Most of it anyway!

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  204. Carol Bondy says:

    I didn’t start to use sunscreen until my 30’s. Now at fifty I use sunscreen daily and I wear a hat for addtional protection.

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  205. Nancy Jachcik says:

    No but I wish I had! I was a sun worshipper as a teen Started listening to all the sun damage warnings and changed my ways… using sun block now.

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  206. Kathleen Conner says:

    I have gotten severely burnt over the years, and there was no such thing as sunscreen. (and SPF 5 doesn’t count…)

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  207. Marjorie Mendenhall says:

    I lay in the sun in my teens very sorry now.Brush on good idea.

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  208. Kathy usher says:

    I use it now!!! I had melanoma 5 years ago and will have more surgery tomorrow in hopes of eliminating another site. I feel worse about not plastering my kids with block as babies 35 years ago! Thank you for spreading the word!!!

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  209. kdivasilver says:

    I spent my “yout” basking in the sun, desperately trying to get tanned legs. Instead, I got horrible sunburns and sun poisoning! Now I have SPF in my moisturizer and use sun protection when I know I’m going to be out for awhile; I’m not as religious as I should be with the everyday application, though. This brush-on product sounds fabulous! I would love to use it before I go out on my lunch-time bike rides. With a precancerous lesion on my face last year, I know I need to get serious about it.

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  210. karan says:

    No! But I know so much more now!

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  211. Lorna England says:

    I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t always used SPF 🙁 I’m from the generation of baby oil users! Ack! Wish we knew then what we know now!

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  212. ann heffner says:

    didn’t start using sunblock until I was in my thirties..actually, I don’t think it was even available before then.
    I burned, peeled and burned again for all of my younger life and sunblocks that prevented this seemed to be the best invention off all time.
    this new idea of brush-on is the best of the best. Finally, no greasiness, no melting into eyes and making them water til the block was washed off my cheeks.
    I will be shopping for this very soon.

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  213. fabredhead says:

    The sunscreens available now are so much better than those available when I was younger so even when I used it (which I did most of the time) it did not give the needed protection. Unfortunately, I have sun damage and now always use it.

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  214. bkrauss says:

    I did not use sunscreen when I was younger. I gres up in Southern CA and baked in the sun. In my 20’s I started to take care of my skin and now I wear sunscreen rain or shine. I am very curious about brush and block. I would love to try it.

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  215. Deb says:

    No, when I was a teen we used baby oil. It took me a while to get smart.

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  216. kmariem18 says:

    honestly, no, but wish I had. I do now.

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  217. Karen Cunningham says:

    After a few real sunburns experienced as a kid, I decided to always wear protection from those rays…glad I did.

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  218. Pat says:

    I sadly have not used sun protection my whole life and it shows.

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  219. mawk313 says:

    No. I used to sun bath a lot when I was a teen and I never used sun block back then. I use it all the time now.

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  220. KAREN COGBURN says:

    I did not when I was a teenager but always now. Love to win as I walk 5 miles per day outside.

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  221. Donna W says:

    I have fair, sensitive skin, and I’m always looking for good products to protect my skin from sun damage. I would love to try this!

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  222. Linda White says:

    I started using a moisturizer on my face with sunscreen in my early 30’s and have been using it for over 20 years plus now I add a higher spf on top under my foundation. I don’t tan but I am ok with that. Better skin is more important than tanned skin to me. Brush on would be easier

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  223. Debbie T says:

    No. I used to lay for hours in the sun. I regret it now!

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  224. pepper3 says:

    I wish I had. I started the second half of my life & brush on would be so much easier!

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