I use the No Ad #30 and #45 and have found both work great. As a previous poster mentioned you do need to reapply several times during the day if you're going to be in the sun/water.
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I love the NO AD products, look for the waterproof/sports formula's. I always bring two strengths of sunblock, - factor 30 for the first couple of days and for snorkeling, and once i get a pretty good base i will switch to a factor 15.
I am a person who burns very easily then turns back white (with freckles) and I have found that bull frog works best for me. I used only the spf 35 one time before going to an amusement park and the only spot that burned was my knee where I didn't put any sunblock. no-ad hasn't worked for me, but coppertone has. Maybe you should try them before the cruise.
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bulfrog is good, used it a couple of years ago, i try to get a base sunning in the yard, after that i use spf #15. found some lotion on the patio, barely legal, looked good, smelled good, so i used it, went into the sun for about 45 min, boy did i get burned. i asked my daughter what kink of lotion it was, it is used for the tanning salon, let me tell you i have a pretty good base tan. walmart has a good selection of lotions, usually they are located in the pharmacy section, if you don't want to get burned use spf #100, that will block out the sun
If you can't find them at Walmart or Target, try a dive shop or Sport Authority for the holders. Bull Frog or Coppertone SPF 35 works really well. My son burns easy. My husband is italian and has a perpetual tan all year round (hate him for that!) and I am light but lay in the sun the 4 weeks before cruising on the weekends to get a tan going so I don't burn and use SPF 8 for myself (I live in Florida so luckily the sun is always out!) I have tried No-AD and didn't like it..comes out like water and is not thick enough, and after reading a review about the best brands of sun lotion last year, this brand was at the bottom of the list. Happy Cruising!! 22 more days for us on the Valor May 1....the waiting is excruciating!!!