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SunBuddy's Story

Our skin protects our body from the elements. In essence, it is our 'armor.'  Strong, yet fragile, we must safeguard this 'armor', especially from the damage caused by the sun's UV rays.  Unfortunately, for many of us, our broad shoulders or lack of flexibility make it difficult to apply lotion or sunscreen to all areas of our back.

My attempts to apply lotion to my back resulted in weird tans or getting sunburned because I would miss spots.  Anyone who has experienced being sunburned and the pain and discomfort associated with it can understand the importance of applying sunscreen properly.

SunBuddy Lotion Applicator Quote Begin Anyone who has experienced being sunburned and the pain and discomfort associated with it can understand the importance of applying sunscreen properly. SunBuddy Lotion Applicator Quote End
I tried spray-on sunscreen, but wasn't satisfied with the results. Due to my lack of my flexibility, the coverage was uneven and I grew frustrated because most of the product was lost to the wind.  Plus, I disliked the greasy, plastic-like consistency of the spray-on version.

So, I returned to sunscreen lotion but felt uncomfortable asking strangers or my friends for their help because of the inconvenience of the request and the awkwardness of skin-on-skin contact.  And in some situations, such as when hiking in the mountains, there is just no one around to ask... except for that hungry bear that I doubt wants to be friends.

I searched in the lotion applicator market but found them all to be bulky and unattractive.  I was seeking a lotion applicator that didn't look like a toilet bowl cleaner or something you'd find at a hardware store.

So, I created the SunBuddy, with the concept of a lotion applicator being stylish, compact, and easy to use - something that I wouldn't be embarrassed to own or use in public and easy to store.  So if you have a hard time reaching areas to apply lotion, sunscreen, topical ointment, aloe vera, or things of that nature, you'll appreciate how the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator is convenient, easy to use, and effective.


SunBuddy has your back,

- Patrick Tran, Inventor