Just because official Summer months are almost over doesn’t mean that sunscreen protection has to stop. In fact, over here at sunny California, currently we are getting a bit too much sun for our liking. It’s almost impossible to stay outside for even a few seconds but being outside is necessary especially for kids who want to play outside all of the time. So if you’re going to go outside with your kids, make sure to arm them with the best sunscreen possible. Sunscreen is crucial for preventing sunburns and skin damage later and children’s skin are much more susceptible to damage than adults. But not just any sunscreen will do. If you’re looking for something that is effective and made without any toxic ingredients, then you’ll have to be extra picky in what you choose.
When choosing the right sunscreen, it’s important to buy one that contains both UVA and UVB protection otherwise known as broad spectrum. Because the sun’s super strong rays can penetrate both clothing and skin, be extra diligent when your babies and children are outside. Choose sunscreens that are made with naturally-derived ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – both are effective minerals derived from the earth. And make sure their products do not contain the controversial toxic ingredient oxybenzone. But perhaps the best protection besides lathering on sunscreen is protective clothing and a sun hat. Combined with both safe, effective sunscreen and protective clothing, your kids will still get the benefit of the sun’s much needed Vitamin D as well as excellent protection. And when you think about the sun, remember that the sun’s powerful rays can still penetrate car and house windows so for little kids riding in the car all day and especially during the strongest ray absorbtion (between 11am-2pm), they’ll need sunscreen before you put them in the car.
When we were searching for suncare products for both my son and I, we were introduced to Kiss My Face’s newest kids suncare collection. Kiss My Face has been making natural and effective skincare products for over 30 years and are constantly improving their products that promises to use only naturally-derived, plant based ingredients. We’ve been using Kiss My Face products for many years now and we especially enjoy their Kids line. In Kiss My Face’s kids line, they make everything from toothpaste to body wash to suncare so there’s definitely something you can find for your children to use. Our favorite is their bubble bath because not only does it create delicioiusly fun bubbles, but the smell is wonderful too. And what child doesn’t like to be bathed in bubbles?
Kiss My Face’s new suncare line currently comes in stick form as well as in a cream so it’s easier to apply to wiggly little kids who hates to stay still for even a few seconds. The easy to use glide on stick applies smoothly and quickly and it comes in fun colors blue, pink, and white. In both blue and pink, the colors stay on until it’s time to reapply. Once the colors are clear, then you’ll know it’s time to add some more sunscreen. Because the stick is a smaller size, it’s made specifically for the lips, nose, cheeks, and ears (often the hardest parts to apply sunscreen without a battle with your kids). And if your kids are old enough, you can even have them apply the stick sunscreen on themselves. It’s a lot of fun to see the light colors go on their skin and I like to tell my son that they are “warrior” paint. The fragrance isn’t overpowering and with essential oils of citrus fruits, you get a nice refreshing scent that won’t have your kids end up smelling like chemicals much like the other generic sunscreens.
I think what’s great about Kiss My Face’s new kids suncare collection is that they are fun to use as well as offer the best sun protection – with an SPF of 30. And I’m pleased with the fact that Kiss My Face cares about their consumers and the environment. If you’re going to use anything that goes on your children’s bodies, be sure that they do not contain anything toxic or might be harmful later on. With Kiss My Face, their ingredients are transparent so you can see what they offer and decide for yourself. And not only does Kiss My Face make great products for kids, they have an extensive line of body and skincare products for adults too. Kiss My Face’s current lineup of products include bodywashes, handsoaps, moisturizers (my favorite is their Aloe & Olive Moisturizer), bar soaps (which was their initial products), toothpaste, shampoo, sun protection, and lip gloss, to name a few. Their complete line up natural body and skincare products makes it really easy to stick with one company so that you get the combined benefits. And each of their products uses essential oils so you don’t have those yucky smelling “fake” fragrances. You also won’t find any other toxic ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, sls, or artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Their kids sun care products also has a low toxicity rating on the Environmental Working Group’s list of safe skincare database: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ with ratings between 1-3.
The good folks at Kiss My Face had sent me their Kids Sunstick in Blue, Pink, and White, as well as their sunscreen in cream form. My son thought the colored sticks were rather funny and I was glad that when the color was no longer blue, it indicated to me to add more sunscreen. Now that’s a real time-saver for parents! For more info about Kiss My Face and their new Sunsticks, please visit: http://www.kissmyface.com/. You can find Kiss My Face products at most natural grocery stores, in some Babies R Us and Toys R Us, as well as certain supermarkets that sells organic and natural products.
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