One of the key attributes that attracted Mia Hamm to MISSION Product was the ability for professional athletes to inspire the product development and innovation process. MISSION Product is looking forward to making an impact on the lives of future generations of athletes at all levels. And it shows. What I've found to be their greatest product so far is the MISSION Sunscreen SPF 30. It's a stick which I absolutely find essential when working out. Using your hands to apply sunscreen to your face is just uncalled for. I've had a tried and true favorite for the last 6 years but MISSION's formula is easy to apply and holds up through a two hour outdoor swimming practice. No re-apply needed. Nothing dripping into my goggles. Just great sun-block you can apply and forget about while training whether in a pool or on land.
Daily Offense™ SPF 30
Athletes know whether you're working out or competing, if you're active in the sun, normal sunscreen just won't cut it. It doesn't stay on, it stings your eyes and it leaves your skin feeling greasy. With this in mind we turned to our team of pro athletes and scientists to create Daily Offense™ SPF 30.
Using high performance technology, Daily Offense™ SPF 30 safely and effectively optimizes protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Daily Offense is the best defense against sun damage.
Anti-sting technology doesn't sting your eyes.
Long-lasting protection allows exposure up to thirty times longer than unprotected skin.
Oil-free, absorbs quickly, dries to the touch.
It contains no skin-drying alcohols.
For all skin types.
Net Wt. 0.6 oz. (17g)
My next favorite was the Lip Protector SPF 20. I tried it for a bike ride the other day and again, like the Sunscreen, it stayed on, in place and my lips felt just fine when I was done. There's no funky taste. Just down to business lip protector which is exactly what every athlete needs. There are definitely very subtle clues that tell you this stuff was made by the best athletes for conditions only athletes know.
Lip Protector SPF 20
The pain of dehydrated, cracked lips is part of being an athlete, and normal lip balm isn't designed to withstand such abuse. Our team of pro athletes and scientists recognized this, went to work, and came up with the solution: Lip Protector SPF 20.
A lip balm and powerful SPF 20 sunscreen in one, Lip Protector SPF 20 prevents moisture loss, provides UVA and UVB protection and lasts long enough for you to punish your body without punishing your lips.
Contains full spectrum sunscreens and powerful antioxidants.
Easy to use slant-tip applicator.
For all skin types.
Net Wt. 0.25 oz. (7g)
Third up is the Revive Gel. Again I used it after swimming and once after a run and I have to admit it's good stuff. Highly concentrated so you don't need a lot and the first thing I noticed it that it lasted well into the next afternoon. I could still feel it on my skin for more than 24 hours of moisturizing. Great for those of you spending a lot of time in the harsh drying rays of the sun.
After-Sun Revive Gel
Athletes punish their skin more than anyone. Physical activity depletes valuable nutrients and antioxidants, which means that athletes are constantly battling sunburned, windburned, damaged skin. To help them out, our team of pro athletes and scientists went to work and developed After-Sun Revive Gel.
Tested and proven in some of the harshest environments on earth, After-Sun Revive Gel is a high performance post sun/wind-exposure recovery product. Like an energy drink for your skin, Revive will replace the vitamins and antioxidents lost from sweating during activity as well as soothe and heal skin from long exposure to sun and wind. Revive Gel acts to instantly cool and condition sunburned/windburned skin. .
Soothes and cools skin after prolonged exposure to the sun
Restores skin's natural PH balance and protects from harmful free radicals.
Completely fragrance free, paraben free and irritant free; making it ideal for frequent, everyday use.
It can also be used as a vitamin-enriched after shave balm.
For all skin types.
Net Wt. 3 oz. (85g)
This next product could be my number two favorite. Seriously. When the day is done and so are your feet this synergy gel is exactly what you need to be happy! A 20 mile run on Sunday and nothing felt better than when I let the gel do its thing inside a pair of socks. Just like the revive gel the moisturizing lasted well into Monday night. Maybe it should be re-named "After A Long Day Synergy Gel". And believe me 20 miles is a long day...at least for me. So if it can bring me back from 20 I'm sure it can work for you as well.
Foot Synergy Gel
By definition being an athlete means being brutal to your feet. Foot Synergy Gel is designed to relieve hot, tired feet following endurance runs or grueling workouts. Our team of pro athletes and scientists designed it to help minimize inflammation, pain and discomfort.
Foot Synergy Gel can also be used before workouts to energize and condition your feet. The formula helps combat foot fatigue by stimulating circulation and moisturizing dry or inflamed skin.
Re-hydrates, re-nourishes, moisturizes and soothes the skin on your feet.
Targets dry, cracked and inflamed skin.
Helps soften soles and tough calluses.
For all skin types.
Net Wt. 2 oz. (57g)
Finally we have the anti-friction cream. Yep, cream. I know...I was skeptical too but it really works. I tried it on my feet while running, with dress shoes out at night and on a small strap rub from my swimsuit. All three were soothed by the CREAM and it wasn't messy and gooey like most glides. DIdn't ruin my shoes, socks or suit.
Regardless of sport or level, every athlete has to endure irritation stemming from skin-to-skin or clothing-to-skin friction at some time. Knowing that petroleum jellies and band-aids are nothing more than quick fixes, just as likely to irritate already sensitive skin, our team of professional athletes and scientists developed Anti-Friction Cream.
A little anti-friction goes a long way - ounce for ounce, the concentrated formula lasts five times longer than traditional lubricants. Which means you can push yourself as far as you can go, and then some.
Anti-Friction helps to defend against and relieve chafing, cracking and blistering.
Helps prevent chaffing, cracking and blistering from skin to skin and clothing/gear to skin contact
Helps prevent blisters
Moisturizes while protecting skin.
Instantly heals, cools, soothes and revives skin.
Non-sticky lubricant stays slick and smooth for prolonged exposure.
Excellent for long lasting athletic and therapeutic massage.
For all skin types.
Net Wt. 2 oz. (57g)
MISSION Product Bundle Kit
The MISSION Bundle Kit includes all 5 MISSION products in one lower-priced package:
Lip Protector SPF 20: High performance vitamin and antioxidant-infused lip balm with UVA/UVB sun protection
Daily Offense SPF 30: The first sunscreen engineered with Anti-Sting technology so it will not sting in your eyes. High performance water and sweat resistant technology.
After-Sun Revive Gel: High performance moisterizer and post-sun exposure recovery product. Like an energy drink for your skin, Revive will replace the lost vitamins and minerals lost from sweating during activity and from long exposure to sunlight
Anti-Friction Cream: Ideal for skin to skin and clothing/gear to skin contact. Prevents chaffing and irritation while also conditioning your skin with vitamins and antioxidants. Concentrated formula will outlast all other lubricants up to 5x thus reducing the need for reapplication during activity.
Foot Synergy Gel: High performance foot conditioning and post-activity recovery gel. Cools and conditions while improving microcirculation to your feet to reduce swelling of your feet after activity.
A few great things to note about MISSION Product:
MISSION Product is free of preservatives and irritants and is animal cruelty-free.
MISSION Product features breakthrough technology and is formulated with clinically-proven ingredients to deliver superior skincare benefits.
MISSION Product is available at select sports specialty retailers including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, City Sports and Performance Bicycle. It's also available through Eastbay and on line at www.missionproduct.com.
MISSION Product also supports the charities of its athletes:
The Steve Nash Foundation: Since 2001 the Steve Nash Foundation has been dedicated to assisting underserved children affected by poverty, illness, abuse, or neglect. The organization aims to grow health in kids by creating opportunities for education, play, and empowerment.
stopglobalwarming.org: Global warming is the most urgent threat facing the world today. stopglobalwarming.org is a virtual march of over one million supporters working to persuade government leaders to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reverse the effects of global warming.
A-T Children's Project: Hunter Kemper supports the A-T Children's Project, an organization raising money to find a cure for Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), a genetic childhood disease.
Mia Hamm Foundation: The Mia Hamm Foundation is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for bone marrow transplant patients and their families and the development of more opportunities for young women to participate in sport.
The Carmelo Anthony Foundation: Established in 2005, The Carmelo Anthony Foundation's (CAF) mission is investing in programs and community organizations that empower and provide opportunities for underserved children and families.
Oceana: Championing the conservation of endangered marine life, Amanda Beard is a spokesperson for Oceana, an organization working to protect the world's oceans.
Women's Sports Foundation: Jessica Mendoza supports the Women's Sports Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the lives of women through sports and physical activity.
The Sheckler Foundation: Busy building The Sheckler Foundation, Ryan Sheckler is working to give back to the community and industry that he is so grateful to by funding and assisting those who are in need.
Train 4 Autism: Sarah Haskins is the spokesperson for Train 4 Autism, an organization working to raise funds for autism research, treatment and awareness programs.
impossible2Possible: impossible2Possible is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and equipping a generation of global problem-solvers committed to sustainable living.
Alonzo Mourning Charities: AM Charities is a non-profit fundraising foundation established by Miami Heat Star Alonzo Mourning. Since 1997, it has raised over $6 million to provide support and services to enhance the lives of our youth.
H20 Africa: Clean water is an issue underlying many of the larger challenges facing the African people, and it can be a solution. H20 Africa supports sustainable, integrated water programs.
Definitely look into MISSION Product. I highly recommend it!