Friday, May 16, 2008

Your Mission should you choose to accept it...

Back in April, the kind people from Mission Skin Care offered to send me some samples of their new products to test out and write about. I received the samples promptly and have been testing them out on the run/bike. Last weekend, I noticed that they have them for sale now at Performance Bike store.

Here is what I received:

MISSION Sunscreen SPF 30 is designed to guard against environmental and sun damage. It boasts anti-sting technology to protect a sweating athlete’s eyes, is completely greaseless and oil-free, absorbs quickly, and provides long-lasting UVA and UVB protection while nourishing the skin with vitamin E.

MISSION Lip Protector SPF 20 is designed to protect an athlete’s lips from environmental and sun damage. It prevents moisture loss, and provides long-lasting UVA and UVB protection while nourishing the lips with powerful antioxidants.

MISSION Anti-Friction Cream possesses superior anti-chafing properties, and helps prevent discomfort, pain, irritation and inflammation due to skin-to-skin and skin-to-gear contact. Fortified with an antibacterial formula, it instantly heals, cools and moisturizes while helping to prevent irritation and infection in friction-prone areas. Mission Anti-Friction Cream is engineered to stay dry and cool through extended activity, and is compatible with all fabrics.

MISSION Foot Gel is engineered to relieve and rejuvenate hot, tired feet following strenuous activity. Fortified with vitamins A and E, It targets dry, cracked and inflamed skin, and delivers cooling, soothing, hydrating and revitalizing nourishment while helping to stimulate circulation.

MISSION Revive Gel is designed as a super-charged aloe gel for reviving skin after sunburn and windburn. Used by all types of athletes after sun and wind exposure, this miracle gel is used to hydrate, nourish and replenish damaged skin. This lightweight, scentless, clear gel is fortified with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The gel also works as a high performance vitamin moisturizer after a workout and even a vitamin shave gel and restores the skin’s natural pH balance.

I'll share my thoughts, but first I need to mention that I have very sensitive skin.

Sunscreen - Generally, before I apply anything to my face, I search for the words "non-comedogenc" on the label. That means that it's unlikely to cause my face to break out in a rash. Instead I saw "Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts." Yikes. I tried it only on my legs. I didn't like the format, this is like a giant chapstick that you rub on your body for sunscreen and am afraid to try it on my face. No thank you.

Lip Protector - It has a pleasant scent, includes sunscreen, and works well. No sunburned or chapped lips and it seemed to have some staying power. I liked it.

Anti-Friction Cream - By far the best product of the bunch. I really like that it's a gel/cream and not a stick. And it works great. Very nice. I'll use this in the future.

Foot Gel - I like how my feel after using this. Admittedly, I'm thinking more along the lines of pedicure than athlete product, but I like it.

Revive Gel - I wanted to like this. But it made some of my rashy areas (remember, I have sensitive skin) worse and left the other areas of my skin sticky. No thank you.

In summary: Love the anti-friction cream. It would rock if they would send me more (hint hint). If not, I guess its good that I now know where I can buy some. I liked the lip protector and foot gel; will have to think about whether or not I'd buy them though. Didn't care for the sunscreen or revive gel.


  1. Thats great that they sent you stuff to try out. Now if only someone would send me some cool stuff to try out.

  2. Sounds like fun to get to try stuff and write about it.

  3. I'm always nervous if I see "consult your doctor" on any product....

    At least you know where you can buy more...unless they keep sending you samples!! LOL...

  4. Hmmm anti-friction cream... Isn't that another name for Vaseline? :-)

  5. Thanks for the info. Saves me time wondering about how it might work.

  6. I thought the same thing about the Revive Gel. TOO sticky! I think we both felt the same way about that stuff :-)

  7. Thanks for the review! I always appreciate learning more about stuff like this!