I posted last year about my search for the perfect sunscreen. I am basically allergic to sunscreen, actually the combo of sunscreen and sun. Yes, I am a bowl full of fun. On our honeymoon, Pete called me his little iguana because I had a head to toe rash and I was scaly.
In anycase, this summer I decided to just spend some money and go for the good stuff. I looked at a website dedicated to outlining the least toxic sunscreens. So far, I am impressed. I often get a tingling/burning feeling when I wear sunscreen. This summer that has not happened and so far I have not had the rash. A few spots here and there but nothing compared to what I have experienced in the past. The biggest test will be at the beach.
So here is what I have purchased.
This has a light scent of lavendar, which has been okay. I think next time, I would prefer the unscented. The reviews indicate that it is hard to spread out, but really I have not had major issues with this. At least I can see where I have put it on. The main thing I have learned is that you do have to reapply it after swimming for 30 to 40 min. Honestly though, I think that we are supposed to do that with other sunscreens. This is not the greatest for the face as if it gets in your eyes, it burns. I ordered all of my sunscreen on amazon but I did find out that our local Wegmans carries this.
I purchased his for Audrey but I put it on my face and on Celia's face. I really, really love this sunscreen but it is the most expensive. The bonus is that it is a livestrong product so some of the proceeds go to the charity. It is a very low toxin sunscreen that goes on very smoothly and it smells great. Next year, I might consider just getting this our trying out their adult sunscreens. As Audrey does not spend a huge amount of time in the water, I have not been able to see how water resistant it is. It says it is very water resistant.
This is what I purchased, hoping that Pete would use it. It is the cheapest and I like it. I can not see any problems with it, I believe that it did score a 2 instead of a 1 on the low toxin level. But I like the smell and it spreads very well. Unfortunately, Pete went out and bought himself spray on sunscreen. I know it is full of toxins, etc. But he will not get a sun burn, Pete tends to cover every single little inch of his body with sunscreen, he sometimes does a second coat. But maybe I can convince him to try this out a few times.