Sunscreen That Honestly Works
Sure summer is thisclose to being over, but there are still beach trips to be had, sports to be played and college (and pro!) football games to attend, which means it is NOT time to put the sunscreen away just yet.
There have been a LOT of articles floating around recently about the discovery that your favorite sunscreen may not be the BEST sunscreen for you. This recent report from the EWG (Environmental Work Group) added a lot of fuel to the fire when it released its “Sunscreen Hall of Shame” and popular brands such as Neutrogena, Banana Boat, Coppertone and more were listed. Whether they contain harmful chemicals or flat-out don’t work, we have to wonder which sunscreen to grab as we head out to soak up some natural vitamin D.
And this past week, you can’t open your Facebook page or read the news without seeing the images and reading the stories about how the supposedly “all natural” sunscreen from Jessica Alba’s company, Honest, isn’t nearly as effective as the company advertised and promoted.
So what’s a parent to do? We can’t leave the kids in the house and try to get them to play outside in 90° temperatures. That’s just not happening.
We had the chance to test out Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen that has five formulations – Regular, Sport, Sensitive, Baby and Face. We put the Sensitive, Baby and Face to the test – considering most of us in my family are very fair (with 2 red-heads to boot) we need something that is strong but doesn’t break us out.
We loved the feel of Blue Lizard and one of the first things that I noticed was that it didn’t BURN when you put it on!! You know when you’ve been in the sun and the pool or at the beach and you go to put sunscreen on and it burns?! None of that here. Plus, you’re getting broad spectrum, full coverage with Blue Lizard. It’s fragrance-free, paraben-free, and chemical-free which to me, means it’s pretty much WORRY-FREE!!
About Blue Lizard:
- Originally created in Australia, where sunscreen standards are the strictest in the world. Blue Lizard is now made in the U.S., in Johnson City, Tenn.
- Pharmaceutical-grade sunscreen made by Crown Laboratories with the highest quality ingredients.
- Ranked as one of the top sunscreens by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
- Five sunscreen formulas available: Baby, Sensitive, Face, Sport & Regular – All are broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage (SPF 30+…all the coverage you need!)
- Baby & Sensitive are paraben-free, chemical-free and fragrance-free; Face is also oil-free and all formulations are mineral-based containing Zinc Oxide.
- Sport & Regular are extremely water resistant. These formulas meet Australian standards of staying on in 240 minutes of whirlpool water.
- Blue Lizard’s patented PBA-free Smart Bottle™ changes color from white to blue (or pink for Baby formula) when it is exposed to harmful UV rays reminding you to put on sunscreen.
This has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the sunscreen, but we thought the fact that the patented BPA free Smart Bottle™ changed colors when exposed to UV light, was pretty cool!
You can find Blue Lizard in most Harris Teeter or Peebles grocery chains or save yourself a trip and order from their site!! But TWO lucky readers are each going to win a gift pack that includes (1) 5 oz. bottle of Sensitive and (1) 3oz tube of Face!! Entry is below, so get started and good luck!!
Disclosure: We received products to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own.
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