Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Naturally Good Sunscreen

Sunscreen is something that all of us should be using to protect our skin. It protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and helps prevent wrinkles. Whenever I read an article about skincare, sunscreen is always emphasized. BUT, what about that smell? Exactly!

Smell is a big deterrent for me. I don't like smelling like I just went to the beach unless I am at the beach.  I've tried many different products. No matter what product I've used, that smell always seemed to be there. This included facial and body lotions.

That greasy feeling was another yuck. I already had oily skin in my t-zone, I didn't need more grease. The thought of putting lotion and, then, sunscreen was another oil disaster waiting to happen.

Don't get me started on the white cast it left. My kids have come to me with streaks of white on their shiny faces...

Then I came across this stuff. It does not smell like sunscreen. It is 70% organic, 100% natural. I can't tell you how happy I was to have found this stuff. I use it everyday after putting on lotion. Quite honestly, you might even be able to use this as your lotion/sunscreen. The sunscreen glides on very smoothly and you use very little of it. Let me reiterate: use sparingly because that is all you need. And, it doesn't leave you looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost!

I use it on my face and neck. Neck? Yes, neck. Your neck needs love too. It needs even more love when you're in your 40s. My neck is also the place where my what-happened-to-you, thyroidectomy scar is located. I need to protect it against the sun or else the scar will discolor more. It already looks like a red worm on my neck, I need it to fade gracefully. Sunscreen and vitamin E are key.

Okay, now the price. That is what you were waiting for, right. It is $29 for 2.25 ounces. I expect to use this for many months. I wouldn't be surprised if it lasted me a year - of daily use. Like I mentioned earlier, you don't glob it on. You use very little. Read the box when you get it.

When I find a super recipe or super product, I can't help but share it with others. That's the kind of person I am. I hope that this is helpful!


  1. Hi Monica,

    My mom JUST mentioned that she needs sunscreen, this will be a perfect mothers day gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

    love. irene. (not sure if you remember me, but I go to Grace church and see your kids every summer for vbs. Hi.)

    1. Thank you so much for reading the blog! I am glad that I could help with the sunscreen. I hope she likes it!