August 6, 2008
new favorite sunscreen
I have been researching and trying sunscreens for more than a year in my quest to find the safest, easy-to-use and economical solution for our family. I have tried many and learned a lot along the way. And with all this great knowledge, I have to say that there was no one product that wowed me. As I would slime my kids with a thick, white, greasy paste I would console myself with the knowledge that the product was rated well.
But honestly, I often found the the thick white sheen of many "good" sunscreens to be unappealing in both how it looked and felt that I was avoiding using them. Some products were so greasy they were embarrassing to apply. Others were so expensive I couldn't fathom a small tube to spread over our bodies.
Just as I was succumbing to our pasty white veil, still wondering if those nanoparticles of minerals would be next year's no-no, I found true satisfaction.
My husband had been using Kinesys performance (sport) sunscreen and loving it. It took me some time to research it, and now that it has been reviewed by Skin Deep and rated a 2, I am loving it, too. It does have some chemicals, but I can live with the level-2 rating and I'll tell you why: it sprays on clear and clean. No thick, greasy paste. No whiteness. It is alcohol and oil free. It is sweat proof and waterproof and easy to apply. Just a light coat is all you need to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays.
Many sports enthusiasts have been touting this sunscreen for some time. I am so glad to add it to our family's arsenal without reservation. They also have a kids version and sell their products in both regular and pocket sized bottles. In addition, Kinesys products are carbon neutral, their packaging is made of 100% recyclable materials and are 100% cruelty free. Two thumbs up from mom go green!!