It's impossible to keep my kids out of the sun. It's baseball season, which means we spend a lot of time outside together throwing the ball back and forth and practicing their swings. We've been lucky to have some fantastic weather while we juggle so many outdoor activities. Soon, it will be beach and pool season which means we will be lathering on the sunblock non-stop. I think my kids would be outside from sunrise until sunset if they had the chance. That means I need to have plenty of suncreen with ingredients I trust.
Last year, my husband and I started taking notice of the ingredients in our sunscreen, and this year we're even more serious about the sunscreen that we're putting on ourselves and our children's skin. I'm not a doctor or scientist - just mom trying to protect my children.
Right now, Oxybenzone is the #1 ingredient that we avoid in sunscreen so I when I received some Beyond Coastal sunscreen to try out, I was thrilled to see they were all Oxybenzone FREE. If you're not familiar with this common sunscreen ingredient, you might want to read The Seattle Times article Do Your Part: Pick a safer sunscreen and this article from the Environmental Working Group. Ultimately, we've decided to try and steer clear of oxybenzone. I don't know if it will really make a difference in my children's health, but at least I'll feel like I'm doing my best to keep their skin safe.
We tried the Kids SPF 30+ Natural Sunscreen by Beyond Coastal and it worked great. I've found that many sunscreens with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide tend to leave a slight white residue on the skin at first. This one did as well, however, it didn't bother me at all. At least I feel safe with what's on my kid's skin.
The Active Face stick has become a favorite in our house. I'm embarrassed to admit that there have been many times where my husband and I have had to chase our boys around the house in order to get sunscreen on them. I don't know what it is, but no matter how many times we've put sunscreen on them, they can still give us a hard time about it. They much prefer to do it themselves and they really like the stick applicators. (Now if only they would actually apply the sunscreen to more than half their body, we'd be good!) Unlike the Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide cream, the stick glides on very smooth and is perfectly clear. I have a feeling we'll be buying another face stick soon.
Beyond Coastal Products:
- Provide true UVA/UVB sun protection
- Are clean and natural as possible
- Anti-oxidant rich to rejuvenate and heal the skin
- Transparent, non-greasy and easy to apply
- Water and sweat resistant so they won't sting your eyes
- Fragrance Free, Oil Free and Paraben Free
Their Natural formulas are top rated by the Environmental Working Group and they're packed with natural anti-oxidants and contain no harsh chemicals.
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