Best Sport Sunscreen: Why Athletes Choose Watermans

Consider your search for the best sports sunscreen over. Rigorously tested and used by some of the world's top athletes, Watermans has developed a spectrum of advanced sport sunscreen products that suit all walks of life.

From swimmers, cyclists, and golfers, to professional surfers, runners, and beach volleyball players, Watermans has become the sport sunscreen of choice for many different athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Using a patented AQUA-ARMOR system, Watermans offers high-performance, water-resistant sunscreens that are broad spectrum, eco-friendly, and will not burn your eyes if you sweat.

And unlike other sports sunscreens that claim to be "the best", Watermans is paraben-free and oil-free, providing a comfortable dry finish for hours of dependable sun protection. But what else makes Watermans the best sports sunscreen on the market? Learn the facts behind Watermans sport sunscreen why so many athletes and adventures make Watermans their sunblock of choice.


We worked with AMA Testing Labs to develop a test that would measure the performance of our AQUA-ARMOR® sport sunscreen for athletes. This test would need measure how water resistant the formula is before its Sun Protection Factor (SPF) would start to diminish.

Further, we specified that the test must be "tougher than that of the FDA or any other governmental agency in the world," and was intended to measure the product's SPF rating after 8 hours in the water.

After testing the AQUA-ARMOR® technology (also known as WATERBLOCK® at our sister company SolRX), AMA Labs confirmed our sports sunscreen as being water resistant for an 8-hour period of time, making it one of the best sport sunscreen for water exposure.


There's a reason why Watermans products are the best sunscreens for athletes seeking maximum protection from UVA/UVB rays. We have developed a full line of broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB defense including our AQUA-ARMOR lotions and FacePro Sticks.

The chronic effects of UV exposure can have serious (even life threatening) implications for athletes who are exposed to sun for long periods of time. Some of the most pronounced risks of UVA/UVB exposure include premature aging of the skin, immune system suppression, damage to the eyes, skin pigment fading, and skin cancer.

So when you're competing out on the court, course, road, or water, be sure to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with the broad spectrum defense that comes with Watermans sports sunscreens.


Protect yourself, or protect nature? A recently released report claims that sunscreen is damaging the ocean's coral reefs, and reducing their ability to cope with fluctuating climate change and other environmental issues.

With Watermans, you don’t have to choose between between being exposed to dangerous UV rays or keeping the reefs healthy. We are have been committed to offering the best reef friendly sunscreen from Day 1, so that you aren’t doing harm to the vulnerable oceanic environment when you use them.

To further reinforce Watermans as the best sport sunscreen for both athletes and the environment, our products have been tested by the industry's leading provider of SPF waterproof testing. The science-based results show that it is impossible for Watermans sunscreen to deposit on the reef if it is on the skin. And evidence that the formula remains on the skin is borne out by the SPF rating remaining constant throughout the testing.

Conclusion: our sports sunscreen for athletes tested to remain on the wearer for 8 hours and provides 97% or more of its SPF protection that entire time. This translates to no deleterious effect to our ocean's reefs and the environment as a whole.


Are you ready to experience what makes Watermans the best sports sunscreen on the market? Below we feature some of the most preferred Watermans sunscreen products for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Watermans SPF 55 Mineral Lotion

Watermans AQUA-ARMOR  Sunscreen is the trusted choice of athletes and lifeguards for protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Originally designed for triathletes, swimmers and surfers, our SPF 55 Mineral Sports Sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection and it will not burn your eyes if you sweat.

Differing from normal sports sunscreens, Watermans SPF 55 Mineral Sunscreen blocks the sun’s harmful rays, instead of reflecting them. Regular sport sunscreens absorb into the skin in order to start working. Dry Zinc Sunscreen physically blocks the sun by sitting directly on your skin, which is why most labels say to apply the zinc sunscreen about 20 minutes before entering the sun.  Shop Now.

Watermans SPF 55 Spray Sunscreen

Our SPF 55 Spray sunscreen provides perfectly balanced UVA/UVB protection for athletes who need the ultimate skin protection while they compete outdoors.

Watermans new SPF 55 Spray Sunscreen is engineered with a naturally derived grain alcohol instead of normal SD-40 petroleum based alcohols to keep your skin from drying out.

Like all of our sports sunscreens, Watermans Spray SPF 55 is paraben free, non-sticky, and has been tested to provide protection in and out of the water, making it one of the best sports sunscreen for athletes. Shop Now.