My children are fair-skinned. And by fair-skinned I mean p-a-l-e. It’s no joke, which means that any outdoor time is a serious issue around here because they will burn to a crisp in two seconds. Ok, maybe not two seconds, but you know what I mean.
Because of this unfortunate situation, I am always looking for good sunscreens that will protect my kids’ skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while protecting their beautiful porcelain skin! Extra points if it’s a product that is without harmful chemicals that I am sure leach into their skin and do who knows what kind of damage. I believe I’ve mentioned before that I have become a bit of a freak about natural alternatives to the products that we use because I really want my children to be as healthy as possible. It’s even spread over into our eating (we are eating clean), which I swore I never would buy into, but we can talk about that more later. Back to the issue at hand.
Cue babyganics. If you recall, I previously reviewed babyganics diapers on my youngest, Ms. A, and LOVED them! Specifically, I love that all of babyganics products are natural and free of harmful chemicals. Their sunscreen for children is no different: babyganics spf 50 (and all their other sun products) are mineral-based UVA + UVB protectants, water resistant, non-allergenic, and free of PABA, phthalates, paragons, fragrances, and nano-particles. MAJOR extra points for this product!
So, long story short, I tried the spf 50 on Ms. A for a long morning at the park (to tire her out because I really wanted her to take a good nap…eh-hem). It worked perfectly! It’s consistency was great, I didn’t feel as though it left her skin feeling greasy or sticky, and its smell was pleasant! More than that, however, it worked like a charm! No burn on her sensitive skin! Since then I’ve also tried this product on my older girls for field trips or days spent outside now that it’s warmer, and have continued to see perfect results! I give this product an A+!
Babyganics’ Mineral-Based Sunscreen lotion (50+SPF) retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase at Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, and online at Diapers.com.