April 6, 2009

my daily sunscreen

Over the past few years I've been looking for the perfect sunscreen. My parameters usually were focused on a safe sunscreen the whole family could slather on at the beach without breaking the bank.

The products I've found have been great for that purpose, but recently I have found a fantastic sunscreen to use specifically on my face everyday. Using a daily sunscreen is good sense, yet I had always neglected it because the products I found often had a thick, white cast to them (from the minerals) or were made with dangerous chemicals.

Two separate people suggested an excellent product to me, so I figured it was truly worth a try. Marie-Véronique Organics' products are handmade with carefully selected all natural ingredients. Their Crème de Jour Tinted, SPF 30 product is absolutely amazing. It is made with incredibly pure ingredients, including non-micronized zinc. It has no nanoparticles, no chemicals and no parabens. It contains no fillers, waxes, fragrances, artificial colors or chemical sunscreens. Yet it offers great broad spectrum protection yet goes on so incredibly smoothly. It is not greasy at all and is incredibly light. I even learned that it is one of the top 10 sunscreens rated by Enviromental Working Group!

I'm so impressed I am thinking of exploring their product line further. My friend swears by their range of products. It is such a relief to find an effective and clean product that I can really trust.


MikeandCharlsie said...

How long would you say this bottle lasts?

mom go green said...

good question. i wish i could tell you conclusively, but i am still on my first bottle. it seems to go quite a long way, if that is what you're wondering. i've been using it a few weeks and it hardly looks like i've made a dent!

laura said...

Thanks, Amy! I've been looking for something just like this. I'll have to give it a try!

Behan said...

Paying $36 for a 2 ounce bottle is totally depressing. I hope it lasts a VERY long time

Living in Mexico, we go through a LOT... best we've found for our needs is Blue Lizard sensitive skin. It has an SPF of 30, and is available by the gallon... which gets the price-per-ounce down to about $1.35. We'll have no problem going through that volume inside the 2-year shelf life given our daily use... it should last only a few months, actually, and it's much more affordable for our family of 5. It's much farther down the EWG list, but still has a good rating (2).

I feel weighed down when we have to pay so much more for products we feel are safe and effective!

mom go green said...

i totally get your point about price, but i find products like the blue lizard are not comfortable or flattering to wear on my face every single day. i don't mind using them when i have an intense day in the sun (like at the beach or out doing a sport).
i expect the 2 ounces to last several months and will be sure to let everyone know. i love how flawless it looks, since i'm not big on wearing makeup. i really don't care for a greasy or ghostly white look to my skin, which is what i often get from mineral based sunscreens.