Sunday, April 06, 2008

safer sunblock

I've been searching out safer sunblock to use on Phillip this summer, and I'm happy to tell you about this one. Even though Aveeno is owned by the giant Johnson and Johnson, I'm a fan of this sunblock. It rates a nice, low 3 on Skin Deep, and has an SPF 55. It has UVA and UVB protection, is available pretty much anywhere, and costs approximately $13.00 (here in NS, anyway), which isn't at all unreasonable. It's fragrance-free, and waterproof, too. I think we'll all be using this one this summer. By the way, don't forget to check the expiry date on your sunblock before you start using last year's leftovers. (I'm really sounding like a mother, aren't I?) The sun did peek out for a few minutes while Phillip was having his bath, so I'm especially looking forward to a reason to use sunblock!


Beth said...

Nice find! Does it really matter if the sunblock is expired??

sherrieg said...

After it's expired, it loses its effectiveness, from what I've read. It's probably fine for a short time after it expires, but I wouldn't use it more than a couple months past its expiry.

I forgot to mention that this stuff isn't greasy at all, absorbs quickly, and smells very mildly pleasant (even though it's supposed to be fragrance-free).