Being given the opportunity to review a good portion of the Kinesys product line has been extremely eye opening. People have been developing and using sunscreens for literally decades now, yet there has been little innovation in sun protection products until recently. Kinesys has made some very poignant choices when developing their products. A product that is thoroughly successful at achieving everything that it sets out to do shows that the company that designed it, really took the time to observe the needs of their market. Kinesys' market is the athlete. Athletes need products that go above and beyond the needs of the average person. Products designed for the athlete need to stand up not only to regular usage but exposure to the rain, sweat, wind, grit and sun, all of which can erode a product's effectiveness. Kinesys' products do just that.
The Sun Protection Stick is slightly broader then a tube of chapstick and moderately deeper. Its usage is meant for covering lips, ears and parts of the face. The Stick works slightly differently than Kinesys' other products by laying down a barely perceptible waxy residue on your skin which sticks in place providing long lasting protection from the sun's rays. The weightless film of protection holds place through profuse sweat and wind. The tube allows for easy mess-free application and simple portability. If you don't feel like carrying a bottle of sun block in your jersey pocket, just toss in this handy little tube and you're good to go. Now, the Stick isn't meant for a full body application so, you'll only want to use it for your facial area but, that is an area that receives a great deal of sun during outdoors activities.
Overall the Sun Protection Stick does exactly what an athlete needs it to and does so quite well. It's a simple to use product that will convert people who don't regularly use sun block. Finding Kinesys' products has ultimately turned me on to actively protecting myself which is something I never did before because it was never this easy and comfortable.