June 4, 2008 10:42 am

While Pittsburgh, the home base of InventHelp, is not the grayest city in the U.S., it’s always a gift when we see the sun come out after a long, cold winter. Your favorite InventHelp employee made a very common “nice day” mistake recently – I decided to lie out in the sun without sunscreen. I managed to get painful sunburn because I forgot just how pale my skin gets over the winter!

As anyone who’s had sunburn knows, it can be painful even to wear a shirt. After a little research, I was surprised to find a shirt claims to make your skin softer. Called Adea Sea Cell Loungewear, the garments are made from a blend of cotton, elastane and a patented fiber from seaweed (hence the name “Sea Cell”). The invention idea is that this SeaCell material helps to promote skin renewal because your body’s natural moisture releases vitamins, minerals and amino acids within the seaweed.

I’m not looking forward to the skin-peeling extravaganza that will be coming in the next few days, so I thought I’d pick up one of these shirts. But at up to $154 a garment, the Adea clothing line is not light on the pocketbook. Just as I was getting ready to pull out my exclusive InventHelp Invention Girl credit card (OK, it’s actually a Capital One), I dug a little deeper and found out that you need to wear the garment for 10 to 14 hours a day for two weeks before seeing results.

For someone with chronic skin dryness, the Adea SeaCell line may be a great idea. In my case, I’ve decided to put my money toward bottles and bottles of lotion.

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