I admit it, I’m one of those moms to be who researches and thinks a lot about what ingredients I put on my skin. This is one reason why I took care in choosing sunscreen. We have lots of it in several SPF choices in our house, but only one of them, Cotz Pure, The Healthier Solution with SPF of 30 was packaged as being natural and recommended by dermatologists. So this was my natural choice to wear on the South Bay Hunger Crop Walk of three miles as well as the pregnancy reveal photos we took last weekend (to be shown in a later blog entry). I actually am not the best at remembering to bring or apply enough sunscreen on a regular basis and burn easily, so this product was given a real test.
In terms of product packaging, the whole product was wonderful in building my confidence that it was safe for me to use. The sunscreen is a medium nude/flesh color and does not have a true scent which is great as I used it both in my first trimester when scents could randomly make me nauseous as well as in my second.
As is typical for me, I didn’t put on enough. While I had remembered to bring it, I had put on some in the morning as I was helping with an outdoor project at my church, yet hadn’t reapplied in the afternoon before the first mile or so of the three mile walk. Part of this was enthusiasm for being in the event and part was I was walking with a group and didn’t want to slow my pace. Still, realizing I could burn perhaps even more easy in my pregnant state, I took a much needed break to put on the sunscreen.
The product is true to the description and does not have the greasy feel many other sunscreens may have. Also it seems a little goes a long way. Though I’ve looked all over the package, I can’t find an expiration date on it which is odd, so I had to hope for the best.
I also wore the product for our pregnancy reveal shoot last weekend. I put it on before we left the house and total time scouting location and being in the sun was about two hours. I probably could and should have put on more while we were there, but again got caught up in the moment.
Both times I had the same result, despite continued sun exposure, including in between 10-2 which the package warns about for the Hunger Crop Walk and normally burning a lot in a non pregnant stage, there was no sunburn noticeable on this day or afterwards. It did a great job and will now be my go-to sunscreen even after I deliver our baby. As the package says consult a doctor for use in kids under 6 months, perhaps this will be one to use and try with our baby after that time, depending on what our yet to be picked out pediatrician recommends, I may be reviewing this as a product for young children over 6 months.
I really like how the package tells you what some of the ingredients are for. It would be great to have that information for all of them, perhaps it was a space issue why only some were included.
I’m very impressed with the results. My rating is five baby booties out of five.