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Natural Chemical-Free Sunscreen Review and Giveaway

>> Monday, July 19, 2010

I recently heard about SunBlocker Natural Sun Screen.

I wanted to know- "What makes sunscreen/ sunblock natural?"

As it turns out, the active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, in most conventional brands of sunscreen are synthetically produced. What's wrong with that you may ask? Well, the sunscreen industry has begun using nanotechnology to make the white, opaque elements of titanium and zinc more transparent and this is giving rise to alarm in alternative health circles. When made into nano-particle size, titanium particles can enter the body through the skin becoming a highly reactive substance. The potential harm of this synthetically generated nano-particle titanium and zinc has not been extensively studied yet.

With this information in mind, I sought out some natural sunblock to review. For Your-Bug-A-Boo, a natural baby boutique, was generous enough to let me try the Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30.
natural sunscreen sunblock
Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen is made with natural Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide derived from clay and beach sand deposits. The Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioside used in Mama Rose's they are completely natural and free from nanotechnology processes. These powerful minerals form a barrier shield on the skin that reflect and scatter away both UVA and UVB rays of ultraviolet light, while also helping skin cells to regenerate. I applied the sunscreen to my kids and to myself right before we went into Wave Country. It had a pleasant light scent and it went on smoothly and evenly. I did notice that where I forgot to rub it in (like the back of my hand), it dried leaving a white appearance which was interesting to be able to see the difference without the nano-particles. I also noticed that though conventional sunblock usually stings my face a bit, Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker did not sting my face. I really liked that! We were in the solid sun at Wave Country and in the water for about 4 hours and it worked very well. Even my son, who is fair, was well protected from the sun.


Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker also offers some great natural bonus ingredients to help nourish and moisturize the skin:

Green Tea Extract. Numerous studies have revealed that green tea helps protect from sunburn and may reduce damage from sun radiation.

Sunflower oil. A superior moisturizer. In addition, it also contains vitamins A, D and E. And this excellent ingredient is used to moisturize many skin types.

Coconut oil. Used for hundreds of years to moisturize their skin. It also absorbs sunrays, and is mild and gentle on sensitive skin.

Glycerine. Used as an emollient, glycerine improves your skin's natural moisture by attracting just the right amount of water to maintain healthy skin.

Jojoba oil. Acts as an emulsifier with the skin’s natural sebum. Contains superior moisturizing and skin conditioning properties.

Tocopheryl (aka Vitamin E). Protects body tissues from breaking down, and helps skin to heal and overcome harmful effects of the sun. It also acts as a natural preservative.

Shea butter. Natural plant lipid used as both a thickener and an emulsifier. It also has effective moisturizing and healing properties.

Eucalyptus oil. An antibacterial essential oil that assists other oils to be absorbed in the skin, as well assisting the moisturizing process.

We enjoyed using Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker and knowing that it was free from dangerous artificial chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Mama Rose's SunBlocker provides the perfect amount of nourishment for tender skin with mild natural fragrance while being water and sweat resistant.

Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen is on sale at For-Your-Bug-Boo Natural Baby Boutique until 7/31/2010!
natural baby boutique

Want to win some?

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: For Your Bug-A-Boo is offering one lucky reader one Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen.

Giveaway Dates: July 19- August 4, 2010 Midnight CST

How to Enter:
To enter this Giveaway, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit For Your Bug-A-Boo and leave a comment with what other product you absolutely love.
2. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect or subscribe to RSS feed
3. Like For Your Bug-A-Boo's Facebook page
4. Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in right margin
5. Follow MWYT on Twitter
6. Tweet and leave URL: Enter to #win Natural Sunscreen Giveaway from For Your Bug-A-Boo http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT

Giveaway Rules:
Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18+ to enter. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to #62 lisad33611.

For Your Bug-A-Boo provided me with the sunblock in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation for this and the opinions expressed are my own.

93 comments:

Heather,  said... July 19, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

I would love to win the sunblock...I BELIEVE in sunblock! (My husband thinks I'm a bit over zealous with it.) Other than that, the item I love the most on their site is the stainless steel sippy.

Jen Michouris,  said... July 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

I'd like to try the Ella Bella Bubble Bath & Bodywash, 8.7oz Ella Bella Bubble Bath & Bodywash

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Jen Michouris,  said... July 20, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

Like For Your Bug-A-Boo's Facebook page

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Jen Michouris,  said... July 20, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page

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Jen Michouris,  said... July 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

tweet http://twitter.com/jenyasha/status/19020140871

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bepoia,  said... July 20, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

I would like to try the Ella Bella bubblebath & body wash
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sfyates,  said... July 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

I would love some sunscreen without chemicals. I follow Moms wear your tees on Twitter.

409cope,  said... July 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

I would love to try the Chamomile Willow Baby Shampoo the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennie,  said... July 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

Please enter me for the sunscreen giveaway. Besides the sunblock I like, I also like the colorful wooden toys/puzzles that I saw on the website.

Kristen,  said... July 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

Interesting. We've been using the California Baby brand sunblock and body wash, which is pretty good.

pam,  said... July 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

I love the Gift Set, "Small Carbon Footprint"..so cute...and good to start kids early on taking care of our world.

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Marci J,  said... July 26, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

I'd love the Ella Bella Bubble Bath & Bodywash
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Jolee,  said... July 26, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

Love the HALO cats and dog sleepsack. So cute. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

whitewoofy,  said... July 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

I absolutely love the organic baby rattles set of six! I think I can vouch for my baby and every other baby that tags are just COOL! The plus side of these toys are that they are made of eco-friendly safe dyes so I don't have to freak out because my baby is chewing on them. I would also love this natural sunblock, thank you for the information regarding the new alarming research on other sunblock brands!

mom2girls,  said... August 2, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

Oh my word - what a great store! I LOVE this doll - Jane with Changeable Clothes my daughter would just adore her! the prices they have on the Waldorf inspired dolls are amazing!
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Julia,  said... August 3, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

I love the Push Along Hybrid Car, so cute.

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Beth,  said... August 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

following you on twitter @bethwillis01

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Beth,  said... August 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

tweet

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lisad33611,  said... August 3, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

I really love their Gift Set, "I am zen"! Too cute!
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lisad33611,  said... August 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

I like For Your Bug-A-Boo on FB (as Lisa Duncan)
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lisad33611,  said... August 3, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Tweet
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lisa,  said... August 4, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/20305516952

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Twee Poppets,  said... August 4, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

I also like their fruit and veggie teethers, and all the great wooden toys.

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Twee Poppets,  said... August 4, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

Your button is on http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com under the links section

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brownhairgirl7,  said... August 4, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

I love the Baby Onesie - "Grow Strong."

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brownhairgirl7,  said... August 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

I follow MWYT on Google Friend Connect.

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brownhairgirl7,  said... August 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

I follow MWYT on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

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brownhairgirl7,  said... August 4, 2010 at 7:02 PM  

I tweeted:

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tina reynolds,  said... August 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

I would like to try the bubblebath & body wash thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.ocm

EmmysBoosAndRawrs,  said... August 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

I also love this
http://www.foryourbugaboo.com/servlet/the-284/Under-the-Nile-organic/Detail

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Life More Simply,  said... August 4, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

I loved the push along hybrid car! So cute. :-) Rachel.East08 at houghton.edu

Beth,  said... August 4, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

tweet

http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/20357889518

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LearnQuilling.com,  said... August 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM  

I would also love this natural sunblock, thank you for the information regarding the new alarming research on other sunblock brands!

Thanks!
Jenn
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CraftsAcademy.com

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