So as many of you know I live smack dab in the middle of the desert or as my husband likes to say,”Who thought it’d be a good idea to live here!? It’s too hot!”
I’ve lived in the same state my entire life and the battle with the sun is NO JOKE. You must protect your skin regardless of the temperature that day or even if you are convinced the sun is hidden well beneath the clouds.
(I was gifted this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you, Block Island Organics.)
As a wife and mother, the kinds of products we use are important to me. It’s so easy to forget that whatever we are putting ON TO our skin seeps UNDERNEATH. I remember when I was pregnant, I went a bit nutty and cleaned house on my shampoo/conditioner, lotions, perfume and switched to what was best for baby!
Block Island Organics is essentially perfect for those who are very aware of what they are using on their skin. This sunblock is free of parabens, sulfates, dyes, and artificial fragrances. I was also SUPER PLEASED to see the bunny label on the bottle indicating that they are “cruelty-free.” They are even vegan!
This sunblock was such an adjustment for me. I had become so accustomed to my spray cans of sunblock that trying out a white lotion-like one was brand new to me! Brings you back to the days when you pray your mom spreads the block evenly across your face so you don’t look like a total nerd! But the thing is, I couldn’t tell you half of the ingredients in those spray bottles! I can with this brand! I loved that the ingredients were things I actually knew and could pronounce. For me, that knowledge and security far surpasses the ease of a spray-on sunblock.
I found that starting with a small amount at first, rubbing that in, and adding more (if you wanted to) was the best route to take! You can even add a small pea-size amount to face and neck before applying your makeup! I will never forget when my facialist told me that everyone should be wearing at least 30+ SPF on their face/neck every single day. You can totally do that easily with this product!
They even won the Environmental Working Group’s 2018 Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen!
Overall, I found the sunblock to be a good product! I felt safe in using it on myself and my toddler. Although, the use of a white sunblock was an adjustment for me it was well worth it just to know what I was putting on my body!
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Hope you enjoy their product as much as I do!!