Sunscreen is one of those products that always makes me feel like I'm stuck with no good choices. You don't use it--you get skin cancer. You use it--you get cancer from the chemicals many brands contain. As a human being who enjoys sunshine--and even more so as a mama--it, quite frankly, sucks.
Which is why, for the second summer now, I'm thrilled to have Butterbean Sunscreen as a sponsor.
Butterbean was created Summer Brown, another mom who had some of the same concerns I do about exposing her family to unhealthy chemicals. It's a mineral based, barrier sunscreen that works by sitting on top of the skin instead of being absorbed. Basically, it scatters and reflects back UV rays--pretty nifty if you think about it, yes?
It goes on just like any other sunscreen, though, with perhaps just a tiny bit more rubbing in required. (The Kid's daycare uses a similar brand, and he sometimes comes home with a white streak or two.) But I actually like the little bit of extra thickness because it means I'm less likely to miss a spot.
Also, please excuse my teeny-bopper expression, but it smells a-mah-zing! Like, as in, I wish I could take baths in it and also use it as lotion and perfume and shampoo and pretty much everything else I ever put on my body.
And if you haven't tried Butterbean yet, today is your lucky day!
Summer has generously agreed to giveaway a 3 ounce tin of Original Butterbean (my favorite) and a 1ounce Sport Stick (wonderful for quick application to little noses). To win, visit Butterbean Sunscreen and leave a comment below with your favorite activity to do in the summer sun. I'll choose a winner this time next week.
[P.S. Summer provided me with Butterbean Sunscreen samples to review, but really kids, I love this stuff!]