I wanted to share with you guys the sunblock I’ve been using for the past 2 summers.
I wanted a sunblock that was more natural than the regular commercial sunblocks. I tried Nature’s Gate at first, but that was supremely greasy on my face. I looked like I had fallen face first into a vat of Crisco.
Jason Sunbrellas for Kids SPF 45 was something I saw at Whole Foods. It was only about $9 for 4 ounces, so I decided to give it a go. It makes my face a little greasy, but it’s manageable. I keep NYX Blotting Papers in my purse during the summer, so I can live with the greasiness.
The results make me happy. My skin has not once felt tight or uncomfortable after a couple of hours in the skin while wearing this sunblock. I don’t tan much either. One thing that I have to endure when exposed to the sun is getting tanned (even more than I already am) and getting hyperpigmentation while doing so. Jason Naturals sunblock assists me in avoiding the tanning and hyperpigmentation. I do usually tan a little, but the sunblock helps a lot.
I bought the kids’ version, because I was hoping it would be gentler on my skin. Plus, it has an awesome bubblegum scent!
Oh come on. You know the little kid in you loves bubblegum scented products. 😛
My biggest complaint is the greasy feel on my face. It is also a little thick. I use a small amount and work it across my neck and face. It also starts out as a white cream, so I have to rub it in well to avoid looking like Casper.
Overall, the price and quality are working for me. I am still on the lookout for a decent natural sunblock that mattifies my face, but until I find it, Jason Natural Sunblock is what I’ll be using.
Active Ingredients: Homosalate (10.0%), Octocrylene (10.0%), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (7.5%), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (5.0%), Titanium Dioxide (2.0%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sorbitan Olivate (Source Olive Oil), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Dimethicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Sodium Stearyol Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance
*Photo courtesy of Drugstore.com.