My kids love swimming, but chlorine bothers their dry skin and dries out their hair, so we were happy to test Swim Spray Chlorine Removal Spray. The product inventor claims, "a swimmer never has to smell like chlorine again with SwimSpray." Fact or fiction? Let's find out.
What Is Swim Spray?
Designed by a professional swimmer with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Swim Spray is an all natural Vitamin C spray that eliminates chlorine odor and irritation from hair and skin. Since the ingredients are gentle and pH balanced, SwimSpray is pediatrician and dermatologist recommended for adults and children (not recommended for babies under 6 months old).
"SwimSpray is 100% natural, fragrance-free, sulfate-free, and free from artificial colors." SwimSpray.com
How Does It Work?Simply rinse yourself with water, spray your hair and skin with about 20-30 sprays* of Swim Spray, then shower normally. The spray works quickly and does not need to soak in for a long time; you can wash with soap or shampoo your hair immediately.
If you're wondering how the product actually works, my Chemist husband said that Vitamin C neutralizes chlorine. I did a quick internet search and he is exactly right. Vitamin C is a nontoxic neutralizer of chlorine that is safe to use topically (on skin).
*My kids, aged 4 and 5.5, used only 10-15 sprays each and had excellent results.
"SwimSpray has been independently verified to be 400x more effective than traditional anti-chlorine shampoos, soaps, and body washes." SwimSpray.com
What I Liked
I liked that the product was scent free and did as it promised. After being in the pool for 3.5 hours, the kids used the spray and did not smell like chlorine at all! Usually the kids reek of chlorine after their long play times in the pool and I have to ask if they actually used soap when they showered! The smell usually doesn't go away until the next day. After using Swim Spray, their hair, skin, and swimsuits smelled clean and their skin was not flaky or itchy. It was nice not having to put as much moisturizer on them after swimming too. We'll have to use it a few more times to see the benefits for hair, but just having the chlorine smell gone shows me it must be beneficial.
What I Would Like to See
No complaints! I would just like to be able to buy it at my local supermarket.
I would buy Swim Spray again as it worked and was non-irritating to my childrens' sensitive skin. It completely removed the chlorine smell and most importantly, prevented my kids' skin from getting itchy and overly dry. The fact that the chlorine smell was lifted from their swimsuits and wetsuits was an added bonus.
The product is a fair value at $15 as there are over 600 sprays in a 4 oz bottle. Swim Spray recommends 1 bottle for 20-30 swims (using 20-30 sprays/swim). My kids only used 10-15 sprays each, so I estimate that a bottle would last a small child 40-60 swims.