McKinney Mommas: Keep that baby skin safe this summer - and UV Natural Review/Giveaway - ends 6/21 Google+

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Keep that baby skin safe this summer - and UV Natural Review/Giveaway - ends 6/21

It's Child Awareness let's all get AWARE!

Sun can be harmful to our little ones skin, right? Right.  So we use sunblock, but most brands of sunblock also have tons of harsh chemical ingredients. When you have a second, take that list on the back of your sunblock bottle and enter the ingredients in a Google search, you'll be enlightened.

So what's the alternative?  We can tell our kids to sit in the shade, use hats and umbrellas.  However, kids really like to play outdoors and it's a behavior we should encourage to help them adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. No kid should be scared of the wonderful sun. recently sent me a sample of UV Natural - Baby Sunscreen to check out.  This product uses naturally derived ingredients coupled with zinc oxide to provide a 30+ SPF guard against sunburn for babies.

Reasons to buy UV Natural Sunscreen
  • No Added Fragrance
  • Recently ranked #1 by the Environmental Working Group out of 800 other brands
  • A little goes a long way - easy to apply and hydrates skin while protecting. 
  • Not tested on animals

My daughter has pretty sensitive skin, outbreaks of eczema, rashes and the like - especially during the summer when we're using sunblock, going to the pool and having a lot of outside time.  I was happy to find that UV Natural Baby Sunscreen did not irritate her skin or cause any outbreaks of rash while preventing her skin from burning.

Be sure to apply the sunblock at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, this sunblock is pretty thick and since it's made from natural ingredients, is a bit on the oily side and takes longer to absorb into the skin. 

As always, check with your pediatrician before using sunblock on your child or exposing them to the sun. has a plethora of Eco-friendly and "green" products available for purchase online.  Many products claim to be "green" or Eco-friendly but has a review process to make sure the products they carry are truly GREEN!

Check out for yourself!

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*Disclosure: This was not a paid post. A sample of the product used to facilitate this review was given to me free of cost by the company.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received. As I am under no obligation to post a positive review if I feel it is not warranted.  


  1. We buy green sometimes

  2. We buy green often...but not as much as we should..
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  3. We buy Badger and Green Beaver sunscreen.

  4. Sometimes, but it's hard when there's not too many choices on the shelves that are green friendly.

  5. We buy some things that are green. It depends on the product!

  6. Our household tries buy Green some of the time. Over the last few years we have started buy more Green products. The more products I find out about the more I buy. Thank you!

  7. we are getting 'greener' all the time when we shop

  8. We try to buy green for the most part. Some things seem harder to switch than others.

  9. With the exception of soaps (hand, dishwashing, dishwasher, laundry detergent and fabric softener) and light bulbs, we only sometimes buy green.


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