Summer has finally arrived and, here in Minnesota, my pale-skinned children want to get out in the sun every chance they get. However, we always protect their delicate skin with suncreen. Because of Baby's E's eczema, I was very nervous about using a suncreen on him.
is Baby E's first summer where he is old enough to be out in the sun and
wearing sunscreen. His skin is terribly sensitive, and our doctor
recommended avoiding any chemical-based sunscreens that could irritate
his skin. Thankfully, we didn't have to search too hard for a solution
because we already knew about an all-natural sunscreen from Episencial.
Last year we used Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen on our daughter and we
had a great experience with it.
When Green Team Distribution
contacted me about an opportunity to feature Episencial's Sunny
Sunscreen, I was very excited. There are three reasons to love this
1) It's water resistant and has broad-spectrum SPF 35
2) It's all-natural and chemical-free
3) It rubs in clear and is non-greasy
thing that really separates Sunny Sunscreen from other competitors'
products, is that it's water resistant. We have tried other sunscreens that
contained similar, all-natural ingredients; however, these sunscreens
would come off the minute you came into contact with water. Water resistant
sunscreen is important because it's less likely to rub off from normal perspiration. Our kids also spend a lot of time at Grandma's
swimming pool, and we need sunscreens that can handle water. I love that
the Sunny Sunscreen from Episencial stays on and keeps us confident
that our kids are protected. This sunscreen is also broad-spectrum and
has SPF 35. It's always recommended to have an SPF 30+ for the best
protection from the sun's damaging rays. We are really happy with the
performance of this sunscreen.
Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen
relies on well-tested compounds to protect kids from the sun. The active
ingredients are 11% Titanium Dioxide and 5.5% Zinc Oxide. These
"traditional" sunscreen ingredients have been working well for decades.
Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are recommended for people who have sensitive skin
and experience irritation from harsh, chemical-laden sunscreens. With
Baby E's eczema, I would never put scary sunscreen ingredients on his skin. I also love that Episencial's
Sunny Sunscreen is fragrance-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Lastly, Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen rubs in clear and is not greasy! Before we found Sunny Sunscreen, we used some messy, all-natural suncreens. One brand
was so greasy that we had to squirt it onto a tissue to absorb the oil
and then try to apply it to skin. It was an absolute mess and we ended up
throwing it away. If the sunscreen is greasy, it's also a disaster to
use at the beach (picture your baby completely covered in sand that has
stuck to the sunscreen). Other natural sunscreens leave a thick, white
layer on your skin. Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen rubs in clear
and does not look silly. I photographed my kids playing outside (below). Baby E
(right) has Sunny Sunscreen on his face, arms, and legs.
LO (left) is not wearing sunscreen. You really have to squint to see a
small bit of sunscreen on Baby E's face (I didn't rub it in all the way
because of his eczema).
Of all the natural sunscreens we have tried, Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen is our favorite! This is our second
summer using it, and we are even happier with it this year. I can safely apply
it over areas where Baby E is having eczema flair-ups and keep him
fully protected from the sun. Sometimes the sunscreen seems to make his
eczema better! If you are interested in trying the Sunny Sunscreen,
you can find it at 39 different retailers supplied by Green Team Enterprises.
Disclosure: Green Team Enterprises provide a free product for the purspose of this review. All opinions are our own and we have previously purchased this product for our own family.