*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Neutrogena. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
Something really awesome happened to me several weeks ago. I was invited to a media event for Neutrogena for the launch of their CoolDry Sport Sunscreen. It was held at the Stub Hub Center which I’ve been to many times before to watch LA Galaxy and USA soccer games. This time was different because I got to meet Landon Donovan himself! But before I tell you all about the amazing experience I had jogging on the Stub Hub field and juggling a soccer ball with Landon, I want to talk about sunscreen.
Neutrogena is a brand I’ve been using since I was a teenager. I’m familiar with a lot of their products and use their sunscreen frequently so I was very honored to have been invited to this event. I’m a big fan of their helioplex technology and the dork in me got really excited when they had someone who works in R&D for Neutrogena explain what it does. I knew helioplex was better for you, but I didn’t know exactly why. Essentially SPF does not truly measure how well a sunscreen will protect you from UVA rays and most sunscreens break down the moment your skin is exposed to the sun. With Helioplex, (Neutrogena’s patented technology), your skin can be protected longer from these UVA rays. Here is a diagram:
After we juggled we got to take shots on goal with Landon as the goalkeeper. I blew it and totally kicked it right into his hands. Doh!
After we did the drills we circled back up on the field and we got to ask Landon questions. He is a Brand Ambassador for Neutrogena and he told us that his father was diagnosed with skin cancer and since then it’s been important to him to raise awareness around sun protection and wearing sunscreen. It made me realize how important it is to wear sunscreen even when I am just going out and about. I often only wear it when I’m going to the beach or doing outdoor activities all day and our conversation with Landon and the folks at Neutrogena was a real wake up call to me to make sure I wear sunscreen more often.
This event with Neutrogena and Landon was seriously awesome. Since summer is coming, I’ve teamed up with Neutrogena to share the love and offer a Neutrogena prize pack to TWO lucky Fit & Awesome readers. This will include Neutrogena’s CoolDry Sport Sunscreen, assorted Neutrogena products, and a Misfit sleep tracker. Enjoy, and may the odds be ever in your favor!