By Contributing Blogger Amanda Gurall
I have had some trouble finding a natural sunscreen that is effective and easy to apply to wiggling children until now. TruKid is hands down the best and easiest to use physical sunscreen that I have used. TruKid was founded by a mother of six who makes sure all of their skin care products from bath wash to sunscreen promote healthy living for kids and the earth with natural ingredients. All of their products are free from harmful Parabens, Phthalates, Gluten, BPA, petroleum and any other harsh chemicals. (Read more after the jump). As a parent you can rest easy knowing their products have been carefully produced and the company is dedicated to creating a happy, healthy planet at every possible turn.
Physical sunscreens block the sun’s damaging rays but some brands can be too thick or oily and really difficult to apply. Of course, if they are hard to use people may not reapply as often as necessary to truly protect the skin. We tried TruKid’s Sunny Days SPF 30+ and it was easy to get a nice even coat on my daughter’s skin and it smelled great. In fact she asks daily to put it on because she loves the fresh citrus scent! The sun protection is wonderful and I feel much better that the product I put onto my children’s skin on a daily basis has been given the highest rating on the Environmental Working Group’s system of determining the safest sun protection.
TruKid makes several types of sunscreen including a water resistant sport formula, a face stick and a new line made especially for babies called TruBaby. Check out their full line of products at www.trukid.com.
The Mama Maven readers can use the coupon code “happymom” for a FREE Happy Face & Body Lotion with any order of $30 or more from their website, limit one per customer.
As always, follow the rules for safer sun exposure:
*Apply liberally 15 minutes before you get out in the sun
*reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying or at LEAST every 2 hours
*Try to limit any sun exposure between the hours of 10am-2pm and use hats and shirts in addition to excellent sunscreen!
Thank you to TruKid for sending product samples for review purposes.