It feels like we have been in the "dog days of summer" all summer long! The heat! The sun! It's been pretty brutal here in Kentucky. While this hot and humid weather is definitely not my favorite, I still find myself taking part in outdoor activities - lounging in the pool, hitting the farmers' markets and our local Homearama event, attending the picnic for my son's fishing team, and even joining my son for a few Pokemon hunting expeditions. I haven't always been the best about wearing sunscreen when I'm out and about, but in the last few years, I've tried to be better.
When it comes to sunscreens, there are about a gazillion choices out there. More and more, I've been reading about how many of these popular sunscreens actually contain things that are not so good for you; ingredients that are toxic even. Yikes!
In my reading and searching for safer sunscreens, I came across the company Babo Botanicals. The packaging and website was super-adorable and made me want to learn more about them.
Their products are made on a family-run, certified organic farm using the power of plants and botanicals. I was happy to find that their sunscreens are hypoallergenic, recommended for super-sensitive skin, and can be used on babies, kids, and grown-ups. They contain Zinc Oxide (said to be the safest and most effective sunscreen ingredient) as the active ingredient. Babo Botanicals sunscreens are also free of:
- Fragrances and Dyes
- Sodium Chloride
- High Allergy Nut Oils
- Soy and Dairy
That was enough to convince me that I wanted to try this sunscreen out for myself. I purchased the Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen w/SPF 30 ($22) and also the Nutri-Soothe Lip Treatment w/SPF 15 ($9.95) because I can never have enough of a good, protective lip balm.
*The Sheer Zinc Spray Sunscreen is incredibly lightweight and goes on mostly clear. You have to shake the can well and frequently, but it is very easy to apply. Some of those other spray sunscreens choke you up when applying and make you feel like you're in a cloud of fumes and chemicals. Not the Babo Botanicals - it is unscented and so sheer -- it goes on like a dream.
*It does not feel heavy or greasy at all. I even noticed that my skin felt silky and smooth hours later after applying. It is water and sweat resistant (my own personal preference is to apply more often than the recommended 80 minutes, especially if I am in and out of the pool, not only for sunburn protection but because it just feels so dang nice going on).
*The Coconut Apple Nutri-Soothe Lip Balm is AMAZING! It smells and feels so yummy on your lips and contains organic avocado and jojoba oils as well as organic shea butter and cocoa seed butter. Good stuff!
I highly recommend these sunscreen products! Babo Botanicals also offers many other products for babies, kids and grown-ups, including shampoo & wash, bubble bath, diaper cream, lotions, and more. I encourage you to visit the website and check out all they have to offer.