The Summers Best Natural Sunscreen #GIVEAWAY

How many sunscreen’s have you purchased and then weeks later find yourself reading the latest recall list only to find that new sunscreen that you just purchased and put on your child countless times is on that list because of an active ingredient in the product? So what brand do you trust???

I am sure I am not the only one but in my house, the sunscreen battle is one of the biggest battles I have with my kids because they absolutely hate wearing it (it’s sticky, thick and smelly according to them) and this is one thing I don’t give into and lather them up head to toe while they kick and scream.

I am going to introduce you to two great natural Sunscreens: Alba BOTANICA and LiveClean Baby Mineral Sunscreen

Why I love Alba BOTANICA Sunscreen

Natural Sunscreen
– they have sunscreen for the whole family (not just for kids) both in facial sunscreen and sport sunscreen
– NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates
– it’s an emollient sunscreen meaning it moisturizes and conditions your skin
– ingredients include: Lavender flower, Aloe leaf, Calendula Flower and Camelia Leaf Extract, Chamomile Flower, Coneflower, Gingko Biloba and Ginseng Extract
– no fragrance (the smell is not over powering)
– it’s very light weight (it’s thin which makes it easy to apply)
– absorbs quickly
– not greasy in the slightest (won’t clog pores which is a big complaint of mine with past sunscreens)
– leaves no icky film or residue
– 100% vegetarian formula
– both UVA and UVB protection
– SPF 40
– water resistant (keep reapplying though)
– I love their spray bottle!!! I am not talking aerosol can, I am talking about a gentle squeeze spray that allows the sunscreen to come out in a nice fine line so it doesn’t feel like they are being smothered 

Price: $9.99
Where to buy: Whole Foods, London Drugs and Well.ca

Why I love Live Clean Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF45

Live Clean Mineral Sunscreen

– A little thicker than above, however it quickly absorbs and doesn’t leave a white film
– A brand you know and trust (and of course love)
– fast absorbing which is obviously good for kids
– no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free
– no dyes
– the packaging is recyclable
– contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide instead of chemicals
– contains nourishing and soothing ingredients like shea butter, aloe, echinacea extract and green tea extract
– It doesn’t smell!!!! This is extremely important to my kids
– not greasy
– comes in an adult version

Price: $16.99
Where to buy: Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

Alba Botanica Sunscreen

Thanks to our lovely friends they are giving away a Alba Botanica Sunscreen Pack to 1 lucky winner. Must be a resident of Canada. Here’s how to enter: 

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Comments

  1. love the no chemicals or dyes.

  2. I love that it’s a safe choice for my whole family – free of harsh and unsafe chemicals. I also love that it doesn’t leave a white sticky film like so many others do. Such a great review for this time of year!

  3. Erika Letson says:

    The feature I love the most is no synthetic chemicals! I don’t want to use anything with chemicals on my family’s skin. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Amy Heffernan says:

    I like how it is water resistant!!!

  5. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I like how it is water resistant, that is really cool.

  6. I live that is natural, my daughter reacts to the chemicals

  7. Deborah g says:

    Love that it’s natural and won’t clog pores!

  8. Michaela knudson says:

    No sticky feeing and its water resistant!

  9. Viv Sluys says:

    I love that it is an emollient sunscreen. I hate my skin being dried out from sunscreens

  10. my fav think about Alba is its lack of ingredients!

  11. Linda Abrams says:

    doesn’t smell

  12. Charlene A. says:

    I like that there are no harmful chemicals in the Alba sunscreens.

  13. It moisturizes and conditions your skin also.

  14. i love that it is chemical free and save for our skin!

  15. Judy Cowan says:

    Love that they are “NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates” would feel better about using them on our skin!

  16. my fave is that it leaves no icky film or residue

  17. Susan Garner says:

    I was going to research safe sunscreens when I came across these reviews. I am so pleased to discover that Alba is exactly what I’m looking for – an effective and thoughtful product made by a company that cares enough to avoid cheap harmful ingredients. The spray option sounds ideal for children. I appreciate your timely and thoughtful review on these excellent ethical products. Thank you!

  18. kristen visser says:

    I love that it is fast absorbing and doesn’t leave a white film!

  19. Amber G says:

    I love that this sunscreen is all natural!

  20. Laurie P says:

    chemical free is always fantastic! Totally curious about the feel of it on skin….

  21. Julie F says:

    I like the fact that there are NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates

  22. 409cope says:

    I love that they don’t contain chemicals.

  23. I love that it’s light weight and that it absorbs quickly. I hate having a white cast from sunscreens!

  24. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    I love that it has NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates

  25. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    that it is not greasy

  26. Melissa Greco says:

    I love the fact that it not greasy and is without dangerous chemicals

  27. Tainan Lu says:

    fast absorbing sounds great.

  28. I really like that the products have no synthetic chemicals

  29. janine a says:

    i love that there is no harmful chemicals

  30. maggin penney says:

    I love that theres no chemicals!

  31. I love the ingredients that include: Lavender flower, Aloe leaf, Calendula Flower and Camelia Leaf Extract, Chamomile Flower, Coneflower, Gingko Biloba and Ginseng Extract

  32. Gabriel Lacombe says:

    mineral sunscreen works better and is not harmful

  33. I love that the product has no harsh and harmful chemicals.

  34. Tara Betterley says:

    I love that it does not leave a firmy feeling after it is being applied..

  35. I like that it quickly absorbs

  36. no chemicals or dyes is a great feature.

  37. I love that the packaging is recyclable, that is very important to me!

  38. I love that it is a natural sunscreen. I can’t put regular sunscreen on my face or my eyes hurt so badly, so this is a great solution!

  39. Silvia D says:

    It doesn’t smell and is not greasy

  40. I like that it is light weight

  41. Isra Ahmed says:

    My favorite would have to be that it is not greasy, i hate it when i’m washing my hands or something and I can literally feel that layer of cream. This is a huge advantage

  42. Love the natural of it

  43. Mary Warner says:

    No Synthetic Chemicals

  44. i like that it comes in a spray formulation

  45. I like the lack of harmful chemicals

  46. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I like that is chemical free

  47. Water resistant!

  48. Heather Swanson says:

    fast absorbing

  49. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love that they do not contain chemicals and minimal ingredients.

  50. I love that it absorbs quickly and is not greasy.

  51. Theresa C. says:

    I love that it comes in a spray bottle!

  52. Holly MacRitchie says:

    The feature I love most is that it is water resistant!

  53. Phyllis W. says:

    I love that it is natural.

  54. I love that it has nourishing and soothing ingredients

  55. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    It is water resistant=perfect for swimming!

  56. I love that there are no synthetic chemicals

  57. Tabby72 says:

    I like that it has no harsh chemicals so is gentle on the skin.

  58. Taylor Charlton says:

    I love that they are free from unwanted chemicals :)

  59. Love the fact that it’s all natural with no toxic chemicals.

  60. Wendy Lange says:

    I like that they do not contain no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, parabens, phthalates or dyes.

  61. Danielle Day says:

    I love that it has no harsher chemicals.

  62. I love that it’s water resistant & no chemicals or dyes are used!

  63. Cheryl Layshock says:

    I love alba’s fragrance free in a clear spray. I found it a target. It’s so great for kids! Easy to just spray and go. And 50 spf too.

  64. I like that it doesn’t have chemicals and contains ingredients that will moisturize skin.

  65. Jenness M says:

    I love that it is non greasy and wont clog pores!

  66. Rhonda W G. says:

    I like that there is no awful odour with this sunscreen!

  67. I love that it contains zinc oxide

  68. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite feature is that there are no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben or phthalates.

  69. I love that it has no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free.

  70. Gillian Morgan says:

    I love that it contains no chemicals.

  71. Clare O'Brien says:

    I love that it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.

  72. Caryn Coates says:

    I love that it doesn’t contain chemicals.

  73. Ashley C says:

    I love that it’s fast absorbing with ingredients I can trust to put on my kids

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  74. Amy Lovell says:

    I love that it is all natural and is good for sensitive skin

  75. I love that Alba Botanica has NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates in their products. My daughter has sensitive skin and Alba Botanica is the only brand we use.

  76. Wanda Bergman says:

    I love that it is water resistant.

  77. I really like thats its natural and thats a huge importance to us as a famiy

  78. I love that they don’t use synthetic chemicals.

  79. angela eagle says:

    non greasy

  80. Kelley Moore says:

    i love that it is chemical free especially for my family who has sensitive skin

  81. Dana Miller says:

    I like Alba Botanica sunscreen for all the things that are NOT in it! NO oxybenzone, PABA, artificial colours, harsh preservatives, synthetic colours, phthalates or sulfates! and yet very effective.

  82. I like best about Alba Botanica Sunscreen is that it has no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free, and has no dyes. This is very important when choosing a sunscreen for my family, and myself.

  83. I love that this is natural and absorbing, this would be great for my kids

  84. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    I love that there are no chemicals.

  85. krystyl olson says:

    I love that it has nutritious ingredients, so you really feel good about putting it on your body – not just obligated – I also love that theres no yucky chemicals.

  86. Sara Muzzatti says:

    No added chemicals is a bonus

  87. Erica Seaman says:

    I like that it has no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free
    – no dyes, this means a lot to me.

  88. I like that it is fast absorbing

  89. i like that there is NO oxybenzone in the sunscreen

  90. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    I like that it’s natural and won’t clog pores

  91. Kathleen Roffey says:

    I love that it’s water resistant

  92. I love that it’s SPF 40

  93. I love that Alba doesn’t leave a white film on the skin.

  94. Florence c says:

    I love that it is chemical free and I can use it on my grandchildren with worry.

  95. I love this product contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide instead of chemicals.

  96. I like that it is chemical free and that the packaging is recyclable.

  97. I like that it’s 100% vegetarian formula.

  98. Cheryl Lund says:

    no synthetic chemicals, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free

  99. I like that it is great for everyone, chemical free and packaging is recyclable

  100. Jill Rivera says:

    A little thicker than above, however it quickly absorbs and doesn’t leave a white film is the feature I like.

  101. No oxybenzone is my fave feature!

  102. Heather D says:

    I like that it is chemical-free so I can feel comfortable using it on my children.

  103. Linda Svarovsky says:

    No chemicals or dyes

  104. Tara Gauthier says:

    I love that it is free from harsh chemicals, and that it does not leave a white film as my hubby hates the thicker sunscreens like that!

  105. I like that it contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Those are the only sunscreens I buy and they’re hard to find and expensive!

    Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  106. Lyndsey R. says:

    My favorite feature is that it contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide instead of chemicals.

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