Note from Collin:
Do you have a product you love? We definitely have many favorite products here on the Hip2Save Team, and thought it would be FUN to share some of them with you! I personally love product recommendations and I’ve also had a few requests from readers, so I have asked each member of the team to think of products they love (cosmetics, kitchen gadgets etc.) and to write up a post that will be shared here every Tuesday. Hannah, my sidekick, is sharing one of her favorites…
Hi all! It’s Hannah here, one of Collin’s sidekicks!
I am fairly new to making the switch to more natural products when possible, and one of the most difficult product switches for me has been sunscreen.
Sunglasses & Hat Required!
As you can see from this picture, I have super pale skin so I burn very easily which is frustrating for my inner beach bum! 😊 A hat, sunglasses, and usually an umbrella seem barely enough to keep me from burning! My husband and I love to just hop in the car and go every chance we get, and even on fairly short road trips my arms definitely get some sun.
Getting used to the lower SPF on the labels of natural sunscreen products definitely took some getting used to, and I was a bit terrified applying SPF 34 when I am used to applying SPF 85 or higher! I thought surely I was going to be fried.
To my surprise though, I applied this sunscreen as normal on a trip to Florida during an extremely sunny day and did not get burned! I did reapply quite often (about every hour or so).
Another favorite feature of this sunscreen is that there is not a strong smell at all. Plus, the texture feels only slightly thicker than sunscreen I grew up using and it rubs in much easier than other natural sunscreens I have tried.
As a comparison, I previously tried Alba Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen and it was like layering on glue and the smell was unbearable! 😬 And even though it felt super thick, I still got burned with it on.
I hope this helps some of you who may be looking for a new sunscreen to try! I can’t guarantee that it will work for everyone but it may be worth a try if you are looking for a natural sunscreen to try out!