Since writing the post “Lines” the comments I’ve received here on the blog and on rides from friends have led me to write a little something on the zinc oxide I use. It’s a 45spf clear zinc oxide made by skin care company Ocean Potion.
Getting excited about zinc oxide is like getting excited about dishwashing soap. It’s not the stuff itself that is so exciting, but rather the result.
It offers broad spectrum protection for the face and lips, Retinol, blah, blah, blah. I’ve tried everything and it’s the only stuff I use on my face and lips now. I’ve done back-to-back eight-hour days in the Alps without getting tan lines on my forehead (helmet strap lines seem to be unavoidable, though).
I used to buy the stuff for about $8 at one of my local drug stores. Then I discovered it on Amazon for less than half the cost I’d been paying. The container only holds an ounce, but it gets me through a whole season.
I’ll keep trying embrocations, chamois creams and sunscreens in my search for the perfect treatment, but when it comes to my face, I’ve reached true satisfaction with this zinc oxide.