Monday, June 23, 2014

Episencial Sunny Sunscreen #Review, Green Team Distribution

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.

This 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 sunscreen:
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

One 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.

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit that I still use regular sunscreen and have not really made the switch to more natural varieties. With that said, my family and I mostly stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day, from 10 to 4. I prefer to avoid the sun rather than dealing with sunscreen. We love going out in the evenings though. But, when we do go out during the day, I am thinking that I should switch to a natural sunscreen like this one.