The Jāsön product held up pretty well to our stress test. It’s thicker than most sunscreens, and you need to spend some time working it in. But once it’s on, it doesn’t sit too heavily on your skin. Also, it’s got a really nice tropical scent to it, with a hint of coconut that makes you feel like you’re on the beach, maybe holding a giant bowl of a drink with a little parasol in it. Now, we were unable to determine the source of the scent, despite scanning the inactive and active ingredient list. So it must be a Jāsön proprietary thang, attributable to the vaguely described and very last ingredient on the list, “Fragrance.”
This sunscreen touts itself as “water resistant” for 80 minutes – how did they come up with that?!!? – as well as “non greasy.” It’s definitely not too greasy, just smooth and rich. As for being water resistant, we didn’t test it by going swimming for 80 minutes, or even sit in the tub for 79. But we can say that it survived a fair amount of sweat through a couple of 8-hour days at 90+ degrees. (One day was working outside in the sun; the other was a leisurely outdoors weekend day.) We’re guessing that if you were in and out of the ocean or a chlorine pool all day, you might need to re-apply the Sport Sunscreen at least once or twice, but that’s to be expected with any sunblock product.
One other small knock is that Jāsön’s Sport Sunscreen tends to run down from your forehead into your eyes when you sweat. And it stings – so, despite being a natural product, there are clearly enough chemicals in the mix too. But the discomfort was minor and temporary, and again, we have all run into this same issue with other products too.
Bottom line: ManPossible recommends Jāsön’s Sun Sport Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF45. It’s a good strong sunscreen, and at $7-$10 depending on where you buy it, also not too pricey. So, as the song says, “Let the sun shine,” and have a great summer!