Zealios Water Resistant Zinc Oxide SPF 45 Sunscreen Review

[simple-author-box] This is a review of the Zealios Water Resistant Zinc Oxide SPF 45 Sunscreen. It’s a clear sunscreen as well as a sunblocker that protects against various rays of the sun. There are more types of rays than you can imagine that are attacking your skin while you’re out in the sun. Even if you’re not sunbathing, you’re still vulnerable to the sun’s radiation. This sunscreen and sunblock is meant to be used by athletes and those who are sweating or swimming out there in the sun.

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Zealios Sun Barrier (3 Oz) – Spf 45 Water-Resistant Zinc Sunscreen

Features of the Zealios Sunscreen

  • Water-resistant sunscreen
  • UVA and UVB sunblock
  • Clear drying
  • Great for athletes
  • SPF 45
  • Cruelty free
  • Fragrance free
  • 80 minutes in the sun

Water Resistant

This is a water resistant type of sunscreen. Surprisingly, not every sunscreen is resistant to the water. You’d expect that your sunscreen could be worn in the pool, lake, or ocean without washing away, but that’s not always true. It’s important that you always look for water resistant sunscreens. You don’t want to have to reapply every time you get out of the water.

Water resistant also means that it’s sweat resistant. If you’re not out there at the beach, you might be biking in the sun. You could be taking a hike up a steep mountain in the blazing sun. It’s needed for those who do athletic things like boating or playing volleyball. There are a hundred outdoor activities where you’ll need a water resistant sunscreen to protect you. That’s what you have here with the Zealios brand of sunscreen.

Sunscreen and Sunblock

Sunscreen absorbs certain types of sun rays. It’s a chemical screening that is applied to the skin to absorb the UV rays. Ingredients like octinoxate and octisalate are the active ones in this sunscreen. When buying sunscreen, you should understand the active ingredients to know the level of protection and whether it’ll cause any kind of irritation.

Sunblock actually blocks the sun from the skin. While sunscreen can absorb the UV, sunblock’s active ingredients are physical. They won’t allow any UV to hit the skin at all. The ingredient that makes that possible in this product is the zinc oxide. It’s one of two ingredients that’s used in sunblocks.

Great for Athletes

Athletes should always apply sunscreen and sunblock to their skin if they spend hours under the harsh rays of the sun. Professional athletes especially need to worry about protecting their skin. It’s hard to perform properly if you end up with a sunburn after a day of intense training.

Even those outdoorsy people who aren’t pro athletes need to be protected from the sun. If you’re playing volleyball on the beach, you don’t want to worry that you’ll end up with a painful burn after a day enjoying activities with friends. You’ll need days of recovery after a sunburn and that’s wasted time. You could have been having more fun in the sun.

Fragrance Free

Fragrances can cause skin irritation and make allergies flare up in people who are scent sensitive. Whether you’re swimming, working out, riding a bike, or walking the dog, you don’t want to worry about the scent of your sunscreen being overpowering. While some can smell like coconuts, others have a lingering chemical smell that can induce a headache after a while.

If you’re going to be hiking, camping, or hunting, you don’t want to smell like any kind of fragrance. You could repel or draw animals with the scents that you wear, so it’s best to have a neutral smell. That’s especially true when hunting. Animals can smell a person’s scent from a distance. It’ll make your hunting trip boring when you don’t see any animals.

SPF 45

SPF 45 will give you 80 minutes of protection while you’re out in the sun. It’s best if you reapply every hour or so to ensure that you’re always fully protected. While the SPF is in the mid-range, it’s a great protection that is water resistant. Many people run into a problem with their sunscreen because they purchase one that has too low of a sun protection number. They’re also not applying enough to get the full protection. Thirdly, they are not reapplying as soon as they are done swimming or when they towel dry.


When using Zealios Water Resistant Zinc Oxide SPF 45 Sunscreen, you’re using a product with active ingredients that act as a sunscreen as well as sunblock. There are chemical as well as physical protections in the lotion. Always check all ingredients to ensure that you’re not using anything that will cause an irritation or allergic reaction. Apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before heading outside. Reapply as necessary when you’re swimming or spending the day in the sun.

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About the author: Sariya is our resident tanning expert.  Being Turkish, she has a tendency to tan easily, which she considers a blessing. At the same time, Sariya minored in chemistry, so, when it comes to various lotions and bronzers, Siriya knows a thing or two.  As much as she loves her tan, she knows that sun safety is also very important.