Sun protection is a big issue here in the mountains and needs to be taken seriously. The sun is hot and intense. You can burn a lot more quickly here than at sea level. Most people doing outside activities actively wear sunscreen along with big hats to help keep their face and head covered.
However most sunscreens are filled with a lot of nasty chemicals. Yeah they are keeping you from getting sunburnt but at what cost? What exactly are we putting on to our skin to keep it “safe”?
When I was contacted by Block Island Organics to test out their all natural sunscreen I immediately jumped at the chance. Block Island focuses on bringing natural skin care products to consumers. I was told that all of their products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes and artificial fragrances. No animal testing and all products have a vegan base formula.
I was all in! Since I’ve been doing more hiking this year, outside yard work, and running, I needed a quality sunscreen. I like that this sunscreen was made from all natural zinc and didn’t have any junk added to it.
- There’s no fake smell or fragrance with this sunscreen. You won’t smell like a beach or attract bugs.
- It’s not overly greasy or heavy.
- All natural, made with only zinc.
- Doesn’t sweat off.
- Safe to use on face.
- A little goes a long way, so start off with a small amount.
- If you use too much, you’re skin will be white or streaked white which can last for a while.
Using this product does have a bit of a learning curve to it because you do need to start off with a small amount and make sure that is fully rubbed in before doing more. If too much is used, I’ve found that it can streak and not really absorb into the skin as it should. Leaving your skin pasty white looking or with random white streaks.
That can be quickly dealt with though. Other than that, I had no problems with this sunscreen. I used it during several different activities and I was pleased that it didn’t come off with sweat or leave me feeling greasy. Plus there’s no fragrance so you aren’t left smelling like a pina colada.
If you’re looking for a high quality sunscreen that isn’t going to break the bank or leave you feeling all goopey, give Block Island a shot. You won’t be disappointed!
Block Island also offers other products such as moisturizers and cleansers. If you’re looking for all natural products, check out their site.
Bonus for Food Embrace readers! There’s a discount for purchases through the Block Island Organics site! You’ll get 15% off your purchase valid only from July 30th – Aug 5th. Enter code “andrea” at checkout.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product in exchange for a review post. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.