Friday, May 20, 2016

Mineral Based Sunscreen & Natural Skin Care

It's nearly Summer (yay!) and here in Southern California it's felt like Summer for weeks. I don't know about you but picnics in the yard, long walks on the beach, and just being outdoors is how I enjoy spending my Summer. Plus there's kid's sports, vacationing and bbq's that require lots of outdoor time in the sun. One thing that I take very seriously -being from a warm place- is skin care and sunburn prevention. I've mentioned it sooo many times on the blog and will always remind people of the importance of proper skin care. 

I'm always stocked up on sun screens and lotions to help protect my skin year around, especially in the warmer months. So, I love when I come across a product that works really well, smells good, and is chemical free! I'm totally into Smart Stuff™ Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen, which has SPF 30 that provides UVA/ UVB broad spectrum protection formulated without harmful chemicals for your face and body. It's made to be safe and effective for you, your family and the environment because they use only zinc oxide, a natural mineral Sun filter. This moisture and antioxidant rich formula helps keep skin soft and smooth while fighting free radicals and defending against environmental stress.

Some other amazing facts about this sunscreen:
  • No Synthetic Chemical Sun Filters
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
  • Water Resistant (40 Minutes)
  • Non-Oily
  • Non-Whitening Formula
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Biodegradable
  • Reef Safe 
  • Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, & Gluten
  • No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
  • Developed in Consultation with Physicians
  • No Animal Testing

Along with the Smart Stuff™ Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen, I'm excited to start using more of the Smart Stuff™ Natural Insect Repellent. We are moving to the Mid-West next month, where I hear it's humid and there are more summer time bugs that we just don't have here in California. I'm all about keeping the bugs away from my kids and me. Smart Stuff™ Natural Insect Repellent is also safe and effective for you, your family and the environment because of the unique blend of natural botanical oils and extracts. And of course there are no harmful chemicals in this product. Also, this repellent smells like you've walked out of the spa, it's s fresh and clean. 

Facts about Smart Stuff™ Natural Insect Repellent:
  • NO DEET 
  • Natural Botanical Essential Oils and Extracts Help Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks Safely and Effectively  
  • No Synthetic Chemicals 
  • Helps Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks 
  • Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable 
  • Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, & Gluten 
  • No Artificial Colors or Fragrances 
  • Refreshing Spa-like Smell and Feel 
  • Developed in Consultation with Physicians 
  • No Animal Testing

It's so important to take care of your skin and protect it from the sun and harmful insects, and it's a bonus to be able to take care of the environment at the same time. As we move into an era where we are more aware of what put in and on our bodies, it's nice to know that there are products like these that are effective and safe for everyone. Have you tried a mineral based sunscreen before? What do you think about all natural based skin care products? 

Have a safe weekend! 
This post was sponsored by Brandbacker. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. I'm definitely trying this. I have to have sunscreen with my fair complexion and I'm always looking for one that's not too greasy. Thanks for sharing

  2. I've never heard of this brand, but I'm all about chemical free. I had a horrible break out from sunscreen last summer climbing diamond head...not fun! I will have to check this one out.thanks for sharing!


    1. Diamond head... as in Oahu? I climbed it on my birthday in July 2009 and have been itching to go back!! (Yes it was hot as hell and sunscreen is a must!)

  3. These products looks so good. I love that they are natural and safe for the environment. Will definitely be checking them out!

  4. This is so nice to see a product without all of the terrible things in it! We have SUCH bad mosquitos up here - I'd love to try this out.

  5. I am vegan and always try my best to only put "clean" products on my skin, and this sounds perfect! I have never heard of this brand before, thanks for pointing it out! I will definitely have to find this product. x

  6. I've used this before and I LOVE it! It's so great and doesn't feel heavy on your skin at all!

  7. I am so excited to have discovered your review for a natural mineral based sunscreen. Yay! I have really fair skin, and I am always looking for healthy sunscreens to protect my skin. Does this work well with sensitive skin? It looks like it's quite gentle, so I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for the suggestion. I have yet to try a natural sunscreen I'm 100% happy with. I will put this one in my list!

  9. I'll have to try this! I've never heard of it before!

  10. Summer is hitting NYC as well :). Looks like a great product for the kids as well. Good to know it doesn't feel heavy on the skin