If you’re like me, you’re concerned about conflicting reports as to the safety of conventional sunscreens.
None of us wants to go back to the days of pool fun or beach=sunburn (the way it was for most of us as kids and also for previous generations). But studies that link cancer with sunscreen use are also a source of worry.
While the scientists figure it all out, my plan for the last few years has been to use only natural sunscreen products. These are mineral based (zinc and titanium), and work by a physical, not chemical reaction to “scatter” the sun’s rays and prevent sunburn.
A trio of products from Episencial crossed my desk and I am happy to give them a glowing review. I thought I would have to wait until my trip to the beach this summer, but as it turned out I had a chance to test these recently.
When the kids and I spent an entire late morning/early afternoon tilling up soil in preparation for our garden, I slathered the “Sunny SPF 35 Sunscreen” on the baby.
It contains lovely organic ingredients like shea butter (probably why it smells heavenly!), beeswax and avocado oil to nourish tender baby skin.
It’s also water resistant, which I know must be true because it took a good scrubbing with a washcloth in the bath to get it out of her hair.
Not only did she smell amazing, but her skin was just fine with no burn, even though she was in bright sun for several hours.
Due to my sloppy application, it got in her eyes just a little but didn’t seem to bother her a bit.
A couple things: You can follow Episencial on Twitter if that kind of thing floats your boat. To find a local store where you can purchase the products here: Store locator. And, they are offering a special Skin Cancer Awareness Month promo with Dermstore.com: Get 15% off all Episencial products with the purchase of Episencial Sunny Sunscreen. The promo code is: DSSUNNY. And the offer is valid: May 16-23 only.
** Now for the giveaway! **
The winner gets a full-sized Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 (4oz) and Protective Face Balm SPF 6 (.75 oz), as well as a travel sized Soothing Cream (.75 oz.)
Just leave a comment below, Tweet about the giveaway, and/or link to this blog post to get up to 3 entries.
The giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 25th at Noon Eastern time.