My family has taken a lot of vacations over the years, and discovered a lot of places to love. And one of the most fun-filled trips we ever took was to beautiful California. When people think of California, places like Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Napa Valley wine region tend to spring to mind. But […]
Summer has arrived early in Saskatchewan this year, and I couldn’t be happier about it! We’ve spent the warm weather planting trees, building our deck and watching our boys’ sports games. But all our time outdoors means that sunscreen is a must!
This year, Banana Boat gave me the chance to test out its new Simply Protect Kids sunscreen, and it sounded like it would be a great choice for my outdoor-loving boys. So, when both my older boys ended up with sports tournaments on the same weekend, I made sure the sunscreen was packed in our bag before we left the house.
This fabulous new Banana Boat Simply Protect sunscreen is a creamy lotion that feature 25% fewer ingredients, including no parabens, oxybenzone or added fragrances and oils. It provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and even boasts a tear-free formula that’s gentle on little eyes. [Read more…]
There are a few products that I absolutely refuse to use on my children, and one of those is chemically based sunscreen. I fully believe in the importance of sunscreen, but with so many naturally derived and mineral based alternatives to commercial formulas, it just doesn’t make sense to me to choose a product containing questionable chemicals when I can use a more natural alternative and get the same protection.
I’ve used a few great mineral-based sunscreens in the past, but I’d never heard of the Mustela line before. So when I had the chance to review the skincare company’s line of infant and child sunscreens and after-sun products, I couldn’t resist. With an SPF of 50+, these products had the great protection I wanted for my boys while still boasting a mineral based formula.
This summer, I had the chance to test out the brand new Banana Boat Natural Reflect sunscreen on my boys and I was so excited that a large commercial brand was offering a natural alternative to chemical sunscreens. While I’ve already shared my review of Banana Boat Natural Reflect sunscreen, I wanted to hear from you too, and Banana Boat very generously offered 25 of my readers the chance to review the sunscreen as well! Now, the reviews are in!
The fact that it was a natural product was a big hit with almost everyone that reviewed the sunscreen, whether they were using it on themselves or their children. As an added plus, readers found that the product lasted all day and resisted water well, something that any parent can appreciate!
I love that it is an all-natural product, which makes me feel a lot better about putting it on my child. There are so many chemicals in products now and this formula really put my mind at ease. I love that it is SPF 50 rather than SPF 30 like many products on the market.