Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Episencial Sunny Sunscreen Review & Giveaway


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One of the products they offer is Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF35.  They sent me a complimentary bottle and asked me to test it out and do a review.  I was not compensated for reviewing this product and the options are my own.

When I first received it, I looked at the box and thought it looked very familiar.  Eric Carle (who wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar) has illustrations on the box.  Our family loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  I also noticed that is was made with sustainable solar power, made with certified organic ingredients and the bottle was made with recycled products.  It is also proudly made in the USA.

It doesn't smell like your average sunscreen.  It smells more like a body lotion.  It was also thicker than most sunscreens which made it a little more difficult to spread on.  The advantage to that was I didn't miss a spot when putting the sunscreen on the kids since it didn't blend in right away.  My six-year-old usually complains about the sunscreen stinging when I put it on his face.  He didn't complain once with this sunscreen.  It also didn't feel greasy on your skin.

The thing I liked best about the sunscreen was that it is made without harsh chemicals and had natural ingredients like organic shea butter, beeswax, green tea and sesame, safflower and avocado oils.  We tested this sunscreen at the beach.  We were out in the sun and water for quite awhile before reapplying the product, and none of us even got a little sunburned.  It retails on the website for $14.99 for 4oz. 

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EcoMom has given me a special 15% off discount code SBBL397 for my readers that is good until September 30, 2010.

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73 comments:

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  19. I'd like to try the Sunscreen, actually. But, I also thought the grape teething toy looked like it would be fun for my son:)

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