Let's start this off with me telling you how much I LOVE Scarlet's Naturals and the owner Desiree!!! I received an email from Desiree back at the end of April asking me if I would like to do another review for her :) My answer was DUH!!! Of course I would! I have tried a handful of products from Scarlet's Naturals and have LOVED everyone of them!! So can see a full list of everything I have tried (most with reviews or coming reviews) under the Review tab. So I was super excited to try one of her newest items....SunBlock!!! Northern VA had been having some crazy weather at the time with days in the upper 80s (in April!) and we were getting close to the point where sunscreen was going to become a much needed item.
|This is a stock photo but I like it a lot better than the one I took :)|
The 1st time I got to use my new sunscreen was Mother's Day!!! We went down to Georgetown for lunch and to do some walking around. I was super excited but the sun was extremely strong that day. I have the type of skin that BURNS and I mean BURNS!!! I burn so bad that I was talking to my next door neighbor outside one day for 15 minutes and I came inside looking like a lobster (no joke). Luckily both of my kids have their Daddy's skin and don't burn (Hubby is 1/8 Native American making the girls 1/16). I still use major amounts of sunscreen on them though just to be safe :)
So while we were down in Georgetown I made everyone use some :) Had to get a couple test subjects, right?!?! My Hubby HATES to wear anything on him that smells at all. He is extremely sensitive to any product that has any smell to it at all. He can't even stand when I wear lotion :( But he LOVED this SunBlock. His favorite thing was that it did not smell like SunBlock AT ALL!!!! I got the unscented (knowing it would be better for him) but it still had a really light clean tropical smell to it. But not so over powering that you could tell it smelled after it was applied. But it did not smell like that disgusting big name brand of sunscreen that you feel you have to take a shower to get it all off as soon as you get home. It didn't leave a residue on your skin either which made it comfortable to wear all day long. After it soaked in you couldn't even tell you had anything on.
The biggest problem I had with the SunBlock was that it is very thick. Which really isn't a bad thing :) But it did make it harder to apply to Baby K who likes to pull away while being sunblocked. But applying it to myself and A was a lot easier. It does take a little bit to soak in so you do have a white sheen to you for about 10 minutes or so. But for something that is natural and you can actually read all the ingredients in makes it worth it!!!
Since Mother's Day I have only been able to use my SunBlock a handful of times :( Between bad weather and sickness we have been in the house a lot so far this summer. But every time I have used it I have LOVED it :) It stays in my diaper bag at all times so that it is always available. And for someone who burns constantly I have not burned with this stuff. I have gotten a slight pink but I think that is more from just being out in the heat than a burn because it is always gone by the time I wake up the next morning.
I would defiantly recommend trying Scarlet's Naturals SunBlock for your whole family!! And since it is all natural you can even use it on those itty bitty babies that should not be exposed to the big name chemical products. You will not be sorry :) Also check out the SunStick for throwing in your bag. The SunBlock sells for $15 and the SunStick is $10.
Thanks so much Desiree for another WONDERFUL all natural product!
All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. This SunBlock was provided by Scarlet's Naturals for review. No additional compensation was accepted for this review.
From Desiree at Scarlet's Naturals about ingredients and EWG Ratings : The ingredients are as follows: Non-Nano uncoated Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Apricot Oil and Beeswax. If anyone would like to know the ingredients of any of our other products they are more than welcome to email me at anytime. :) We are currently working with EWG to get listed on their website, and we have been given a skin deep rating of 1. If you have any other questions, I am more than willing to answer!