Figure out what your sunblock needs are. Do you need a sunblock that is water resistant? How long do you need it to be effective?
Decide what application method works best for your needs. Do you like a roll on, a squeeze bottle, a tub or a stick? The easier it is to re-apply, the more likely you will!
Be picky about your comfort. Pick a sunblock that isn't greasy, slimy or stinky!
Decide where you stand on chemicals. If you ARE NOT interested in lathering yourself with a product that will introduce chemicals into your bloodstream- then you need to check the labels for "non-nano" ingredients.
For our family, I was looking for a product that would protect my kids either in the backyard or in the pool. I like sunscreen that is easy to apply- but I am worried about the spray-ons due to M's asthma. I also knew that I didn't want sunscreen that made me want to shower as soon as I applied it! I already had a feeling that anything that comes in an aerosol was probably not a great idea to spray on your skin, but I never really thought about the amount of chemicals in popular sunblock products.
At the beginning of the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the creators of Bare Belly Organics at the GFAF Expo. I talked to Jill and Lisa about what I wanted out of my sunscreen and they had me try their line of organic sun protection. Let me tell you- I am in love with it!
My kids are Bare Belly kids!
M was super excited to try the Sunscreen Face Stick.
Peanut got ahold of the Sunscreen Body Stick!
This afternoon, we actually had a product comparison! I had M close her eyes and pick the one that she thought smelled the best and felt the best on her skin- both times she picked Bare Belly Organics! Next, I compared the ingredients. I could not even pronounce all of the chemical ingredients in our old sunblock. I was floored by how few ingredients were in the Bare Belly products- and I could pronounce them all!
I know what I will be using on my family this summer! Do you?
Have a fun and safe summer!
Disclaimer: Bare Belly Organics provided our family with a sample of their products to facilitate this review. I was not obligated to write this post or give any opinions other than my own. No other compensation was provided.
How do you keep your kids's skin safe?