Don’t Let Your Sunscreen Burn You
It’s the height of summer and every day as my family slathers on sunscreen from head to toe, I started wondering… What exactly is in all that sunscreen I am rubbing into my skin – not to mention my children’s? Could something that is meant to protect you actually be dangerous?
Environmental Working Group
I went on one of my favorite sites, EWG – their Skin Deep database is a fantastic resource for rating the safety of beauty products. Luckily for me, they had just come out with their sunscreen database – and the info I saw on some of my favorite products was anything but soothing…
The issue for those who want a non-toxic sunscreen is of course that a lot of natural and organic options are SO pricey. So I went on a mission to find the highest ranked EWG sunscreen that was the safest and most reasonably priced. –The EWG ranks safety on a scale of 1-10 – the lower number being the safest.
High SPF, High Safety, Low Price
My family is prone to sunburn and has to reapply constantly – so to whittle down the list immediately, I only looked at products that were SPF 50 or above. And when it came down to price, there was a surprising difference between many of their top ranked SPF 50 sunscreens!
Our Winner: BabyGanics!
As I narrowed down my choices, one brand jumped out as being the winner – BabyGanics. You may have seen this brand at Toys R Us, like I did. And to be honest, seeing it at Toys R Us I didn’t think much of it – it’s not like I usually rely on Geoffrey Giraffe for my beauty product choices. But BabyGanics quickly stood out as the top choice that fit all my criteria – SPF 50, safe ranking on EWG and affordable! At only $3.99 for a 2 oz. tube of lotion and $7.99 for a solid stick, it was in line with prices of other lesser quality products.
Plus, the more I read about the company, the more I liked it – it was started by two dads who wanted safe products for their families – and in addition to their commitment to making a safe, sustainable product, their company is also committed to offering premium products at AFFORDABLE prices. They make a wide line of household products, which I am also interested in checking out. But back to their sunscreen:
BabyGanics Deals & Dicsounts:
Aside from Toys R US, these Fab & Fru online sites also carry BabyGanics sunscreen – check out their deals:
Diapers.com – For a limited time, buy one BabyGanics product, get a second one for 50% off – and free shipping over $49
And Drugstore.com carries BabyGanics and is now offering free shipping for orders over $25.
Hot Sunscreen Giveaway!
This week, we’re giving away TWO BabyGanics sunscreens – the lotion and the stick – to one lucky winner! Just LIKE us on FB, and TELL US your favorite outdoor summer activity for a chance to win.