Not all sunscreens are created equal. Some run the second they get wet or sweaty; others burn the living hell out of your eyes, while others fail to properly protect you from the sun. As with many sailors who have spend decades on the water, I have had a few little skin problems and have been advised to use the heartiest sun block on the market Meet ZBlok, a new sunscreen that’s water and sweat resistant, doesn’t sting your eyes (at least not too badly), and provides “serious” sun and UV protection (SPF 30+). I’ve used ZBlok in the Caribbean and on Narragansett Bay with impressive results. While everybody reacts differently to different types of sunscreen, this one is well worth your time.

$14.95. Schaefer Marine, Inc., 508-995-9511.

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