When I started revamping the Sunscreen Cheat Sheet for this season I always had “kids” in mind for trying out products. Never did I think I’d find one that I love more for myself than my kids. I’m not a sun worshiper (and if I could go back to my teenage years and slap some sense into myself for slathering up with SPF 2 oil and laying out on my deck for hours I would. I’m prone to skin cancer and generally try to protect myself as much as I can with a hat and umbrellas. But it’s not always unavoidable (especially for those of us who live in perpetually sunny climates).
So when Erbaviva sent me a sample of their Natural Sunscreen with SPF 15 I decided to try it on myself instead of my son. I tend to prefer 30+ on my son since he’s fair like me and is much more active, being 3 and all. At first my initial reaction was “Nice packaging… but $26 bucks for a tube of sunscreen, are you high?” Then I tried it. Now, finding a natural sunscreen can be tough since many brands tend to be on the greasy side due to the oils, which actually make it more water resistant. So I expected the same semi-greasy consistency but that wasn’t the case. This sunscreen blends in wonderfully and there is no over powering scent whatsoever. This sunscreen is scented with lavender and chamomile but really, you don’t walk around smelling like an herbal shop. It goes on smooth and doesn’t leave you all white looking.
I’d even go so far as to say this would be great for faces since it lacks that “I will break out from this” quality and has no smell. I think the ladies will like this more for themselves than for the kids. Although its designed to be safe for mom and kids so either use will suit just fine. It uses minimal ingredients and the active sunscreen ingredient is micronized titanium (not nano) dioxide.
Pick It Up: They sell out of this sunscreen really fast on their website so your best bet is to grab it on Amazon.com!