Of course, mom’s and kids can use the same sunscreen, but below are two brands that make specific sunscreens — one makes pastel colored sunscreens that smell like bubblegum the other creates wipes that smell like Italian blood orange. They are:
Sunbow Sunscreen Spray ($9.99) — SPF 30, Provides a non Oxybenzoate formula with Homosalate (Organic Compound), Antioxidant protection, Continuous hydration, Bubblegum fragrance, and are available in SpongeBob SquarePants (yellow formulas) and Dora the Explorer (pink and blue formulas) packaging.
Sunbow Sun Stick ($7.99) — SPF 45, Antioxidant protection, Continuous hydration, Bubble gum fragrance, SpongeBob SquarePants (yellow formula) and Dora the Explorer (pink formulas). Sunbow products are available at www.sunbowsunscreen.com and www.drugstore.com.
The coveted gentle, physical-based formula of TOCCA’s SPF 30+ Multipack protects against UVA and UVB rays while leaving your skin glistening and delicately fragranced in TOCCA’s classic Italian blood orange scent, Stella. With ten Towelettes to a pack, it is perfect for individual use or to share among less sun savvy friends. (Retails for $24 at www.tocca.com.)
Australian Gold Continuous Spray SPF 30 ($10.49 USD) — Apply evenly and liberally to all exposed areas 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming, perspiring or vigorous activity. Use in well-ventilated areas. Do not spray directly on the face. Spray into hands and rub on the face.
Helps prevent sunburn.
Retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating.
Provides high protection against sunburn and tanning.
What I think: This is a really effective sunblock. The spray is easy to apply — it imparts a fine mist so that it covers very well. It is not greasy and stays on for almost a couple of hours. Perfect for hot summer days!
It’s almost summer, which means time to get out the sunscreen! Whether you are gardening, running errands or will be at the pool or beach all day, grab a new sunscreen for face, body or even hands and enjoy the outdoors without damaging your skin!
Avon ANEW SOLAR ADVANCE Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 (Reg. $34.00, Sale $24.00) Sun exposure can cause visible signs of aging. UV Rays penetrate skin’s surface, damaging DNA and creating harmful superoxide free radicals that attack skin cells. The best protection is to avoid sun exposure. When this isn’t possible, broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Formulated with RepairShield™ Technology. Dramatically reduces the look of wrinkles and visibly diminishes discolorations. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Lightweight, quick-absorbing. Very water-resistant. 2.6 oz. net wt.
Also available is ANEW SOLAR ADVANCE Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30 (Reg. $34.00, Sale $24.00). Visit www.youravon.com/brittbowman to learn more and purchase.
If you would like to try a newer brand that has received a lot of praise — Supergoop! uses the latest technology to provide easy-to-use sunscreen options. Some I have tried are:
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Lip Balms (AcaiFusion and MintFusion) $8.50 USD) Toss those low SPF formulas and grab these unique SPF 30 lip balm solutions! They protect against broad-spectrum UV rays in a super-antioxidant and regenerative formulation.
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes ($34.00 (for 21 individually wrapped swipes) $34.00 (for a pack of 40 swipes) $10.00 (for a pack of 8 swipes) An extension of their ever-so-popular 40 count and 8 count swipe packs, these soft, pre-moistened, paraben-free and water-resistant swipes, that deliver powerful UV protection for the face and body, are now available in individually wrapped packets – to keep it easy for you and your little ones to stay covered on the go!
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray ($19.50 USD) A favorite among both men and women everywhere for its incredibly “clean” formula, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen lotion is great for all skin types, and is now available in a convenient, TSA-approved 3 oz. spray bottle for a broader application range!
Supergoop!’s NEW summer 2011 Collection is available for purchase at Sephora/Sephora.com, Nordstrom/Norstrom.com, Barneys NY/Barneys.com andwww.Supergoop.com.
Hissyfit Body Double body moisturizer plus SPF 30+ ($38.00 USD) The singular Body Double. Enjoy a luxurious body moisturizer that cares for the body in so many different ways – protecting against sun damage, fighting free radicals and hydrating precious skin. Rich in anti-oxidants, it also contains broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection to guard against UVA/UVB rays and environmental damage while enveloping your skin with an energizing fragrance.
Another neat product from Hissyfit is the Handy Work Hand Cream ($22.00 USD) This is a decadent hand cream containing moisturizing ingredients and sun protection all in one. Its advanced formula relieves dryness and delivers intense hydration, nourishes with Vitamin E and aloe extracts, and provides broad spectrum protection from environmental damage with SPF 30. The beautiful orange mint fragrance pampers the senses with every use. Visit www.hissyfit.com to learn more. Enjoy!