I’m so grateful that Emma has inherited my olive complexion; she tans nicely and almost never burns. That doesn’t stop me from slathering her in sunscreen. The problem is, she also got my sensitive skin, and it reacts harshly to some lotions and sunscreens.
We don’t live a completely organic lifestyle, but I have made some changes this year in the right direction. For the most part those changes have increased our shopping budgets, but this newest product discovery won’t. Smart Kids Who Play is the children’s sunscreen line created by the Smart Girls Who Surf company.
The SPF 35+ Sunscreen Lotion for Face and Body is a mineral sunscreen completely free of harsh chemicals and any other synthetic ingredients that typically irritate Emma’s skin. Micronized Titanium and Zinc create a barrier against UVA/UVB rays. It’s also naturally scented with a blend of essential orange oils. I was surprised that it’s only $14.99, and you all know how I like US-made products. I love everything about this sunscreen.
The face is the hardest spot to apply sunscreen on kids. Mine is no different. The SPF 30+ Face Stick is great. It’s quick and easy to apply when Emma has both eyes on the pool and short on attention span. This is also chemical and additive-free like the sunscreen and it’s only $12.99.
I’m not sure why I never used an SPF lip protector before. The SPF 15 Lip Balm is grape flavored which Emma loves, but there’s nothing artificial about it. It’s made from organic palm oil, beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil, natural flavor, organic hemp seed oil, rosemary extract, and vitamin E. It hardly costs more than any regular lip balm with a $3.99 price tag.
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