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It's easy to miss a spot while applying sunscreen, especially aerosols. Color the product so complete coverage is ensured during application, while using a mirror or helper. After a brief exposure to air or sun, the sunscreen would become transparent.
Edit 2010 8 27 Thank you Jutta. My search
did not include the work "disappearing" apparently I searched for "~transparent" sunscreen in my Google search. I would like to see the list of the synonyms Google uses when the engine searches for a word with a tildeplaced in front of the word -- not that it would have helped in this case apparently.
Color changing materials
Items that change color when exposed to air or sunlight [Sunstone, Aug 20 2010]
Not exactly the same but proof that the concept could work though. (+)
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 21 2010]
Avon "Disappearing Color" Sunscreen for kids
Disappears by rubbing it in, not exposure. Otherwise, yes, it's blue. [jutta, Aug 22 2010]
Avon disappearing sunscreen
Avon disappearing sunscreen [Sunstone, Aug 27 2010]
Google search cheatsheet
Google search cheatsheet [Sunstone, Aug 27 2010]
||No need; just wait. Later on, the bits you missed will be a distinctive red colour, and quite remarkably painful.
||make it blue - smurfs rule, o.k.
||[po]//make it blue// Woad?
||//It's easy to miss a spot while applying sunscreen, especially
||[bad swedish accent] you could get a friend to spray you
while you bend over [\bsa]
||aerosol sun screen: because even the most innocent touching is bad.
||I honestly thought this was widely known to exist
per Jutta's link and others.