Get Natural Sun Protection with TruKid

by Chrystal Johnson on August 9, 2013

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TruKidWhile we don’t often use sunscreen, I like to have good natural sunscreen choices on hand for those days where we will be spending a great amount of time outside.

With school starting back up, there will be field trips and other outdoor activities, so it’s a good time to make sure you have safe sunscreen in your home.

We recently received a bottle of TruKid Sunny Days Sport SPF30+ Water Resistant Lotion to try out. I was excited to try it out because it is the highest rated for any kids’ line by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

The top 2 things I like to avoid in sunscreen are oxybenzone and vitamin A. Synthetic vitamin A is especially risky for skin cancer survivors like me.

Here are the ingredients in the TruKid sunscreen:

Active Ingredient:

Zinc Oxide 20%

Other Ingredients:

Purified Water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut), sorbitan stearae (vegetable), polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, hexyl laurate, hydrogenated methyl abietate (pine wood resin), cetyl dimethicone (sand), dimethicone, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, magnesium sulfate (epsom salt), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, punica granatum extract (Pomegranate juice), Camilla Sinesis green tea oil, Vitamin E extract, hyaluronic acid (potato), *polyaminiopropyl biguanide,  ethylhexylglycerin (vegetable)

*polyaminiopropyl biguanide (extremely mild antimicrobial, no formaldehyde or donors, non-solvent & non-genotoxic)

Not completely natural, but if EWG endorses it, I will trust it for the rare occasions that we do use sunscreen.

When we applied it, I found that it took some extra work to get it completely rubbed in. At first I thought it was going to stay white on the skin, but I rubbed a bit more and it blended in.

When we used it, no one got sunburned and no one had a reaction to it either (we have sensitive skin in our house). Overall, I was very happy with it.

We also got to test out the TruKid Hero Stick, which is a natural soothing balm that protects and soothes skin irritations. It fits nicely into my purse, which is nice because I can have something on hand in case we have any owies.

For some reason, the girls think everything is more fun when it’s in a stick form, so they like having it applied. I have found that it feels soothing on my eczema as well.

The ingredients are also safe:

Organic extra virgin olea europaea (olive) oil, Cera alba (beeswax), Organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Populus Balsamifera (balm of Gilead) Bud extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Calendula officinalis flower, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile), Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf, Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort), Plantago major (plantain) leaf extract, Sambucus nigra (elder) berry extract, Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) extract, Achillea Millefolium (yarrow) extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.

If you haven’t given TruKid a try yet, you can learn more about them here.

Upcoming Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a 3.5 oz tube of TruKid Sunny Days Sport SPF30+ Water Resistant Lotion and a Hero Stick ($31.49 value) during the Green Your School Year Giveaway Hop, which starts on August 13. Come back to enter, but be sure to leave TruKid a comment below in the meantime!



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