Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thinc Skin SUN! Natural SunScreen Review & Sponsor Spotlight! #CelebrateSummer

Summer Celebration Giveaway

Summer is here! I love summertime - the warm (ok, hot) days, trips to the beach, the farmer's market, the pool, the splash pad, picnics outside and so many more adventures fill our days! With any trip outside the house, I like to be prepared for whatever the weather will throw our way! I always keep a spare set of clothes for each boy in the car, extra shoes for Michael, plenty of extra diapers and wipes for diaper changes, burp rags, a baby carrier, etc. Once summertime hits, I like to add some "extras" to our stash in the car for spontanteous adventures or for days when we end up being outdoors longer than expected. I like to keep hats, pool towels, swim diapers and swim trunks for the boys, sunglasses and sunscreen easily accessible in the backseat of the car. I actually keep sunscreen tucked in one of the outer diaper bag pockets, because you never know when you'll be outside longer than expected! Both boys have fair skin and I don't want any baby or toddler sunburns!

When I look for sunscreen to use on our family, I look for all-natural sunscreens that keep the toxic chemicals out of the ingredients. I want sunscreen that I can feel good about and that I know will be a safe choice. Ingredients are key, so, how do ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, sesame seed oil, coconut & macadamia nut oil and a sun safe essential oil blend sound? Well these are some of the healthy, good for you ingredients in the "go-to" sunscreen that has a permanent spot in my diaper bag this summer!

This summer we are staying safe in the sun with Thinc Skin's Balm Baby! SUN! Natural SunScreen. Our wonderful sponsor for the Celebrate Summer event, Kissed by the Moon, was so kind to send me a 2oz. jar for review.

Kissed by the Moon is a family run cloth diaper and natural parenting store where you can find all kinds of cloth diapers for every budget, cloth diapering accessories, detergent, wetbags, baby carriers and so much more! "Kissed by the Moon was created out of a passion for cloth diapering and environmentally-friendly living" and everything in their store reflects that.Their goal is to make cloth diapering fun and they are always happy to help you and answer any questions you might have!

I was thrilled when Kissed by the Moon wanted to send me Balm Baby! SUN! sunscreen! This is an awesome sunscreen that is perfect for your little ones skin (or for adult skin), whether you are playing in the sun, splashing in a pool or having fun at the beach. The Balm! SUN! Sunscreen is full of organic and natural ingredients, it is made in Hawaii and has a waterproof 30 SPF.

Here is the full ingredient list:
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • non-nano 25% zinc oxide
  • sesame seed oil
  • candelilla wax
  • coconut & macadamia nut oil
  • vitamin e T-50
  • sun safe essential oil blend.

I really appreciate that the ingredient list is short and full of natural, easy to pronounce goodness! The ingredients make it gentle enough for skin and lips too! Since there is zinc in the sunscreen, it can also do double duty as diaper rash cream, because the zinc makes a waterproof barrier. (just make sure to use a liner if you are using cloth diapers!)

The essential oil blend smells so fresh too! It has a light, natural and citrus-y scent to it that I just love. The sunscreen is very white and I was worried that it would leave the boys looking like vampires. I was pleasantly surprised that once it was thoroughly rubbed in, the "whiteness" disappears and blends in nicely. It also rubs in pretty quickly, which is nice when you are dealing with a squirmy baby who has no interest in being slathered with sunscreen! Once rubbed in, it does leave hair looking a little greasy, but it's not too bad. Another plus is that with all of the healthy oils in it, skin is nice and moisturized afterwards.

You can see that the top of Riley's hairline looks a little greasy. But, no white-ness from the sunscreen! It rubbed in so well!

Legs are covered in The Balm! SUN! sunscreen. Perfect way to keep little legs safe from the sun while babywearing.

This is a very easy sunscreen to use and since it is waterproof, you really only need to apply it 1-2 times when you are outside. I am happy to say that after using it on two trips to the beach already, both boys have remained sunburn free! It is so nice to have an easy to use sunscreen that I can feel good about (It got an EWG rating of 2!). Overall, I highly recommend The Balm! SUN! sunscreen and I am looking forward to using on my family throughout the summer!


You can connect with Kissed by the Moon via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest



You can buy Thinc Skin SUN! Natural SunScreen for $9.99 (along with other summertime and cloth diapering goodies) HERE from Kissed by the Moon.


Enter to win a 2oz. jar of Thinc Skin SUN! Natural SunScreen and a 2 pack of Clean Sypria dryer balls from Kissed by the Moon as part of my Summer Celebration giveaway package! 

You can enter HERE

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I was provided the opportunity to host this giveaway at no cost to myself. In exchange for this post, I received a the above mentioned product. This has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on this product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.


  1. I'm so glad I was directed to this page! That sunscreen sounds awesome!! I only use really 'clean' skin care for myself and my baby, and I NEED this sunscreen!! It sounds a lot nicer than the ones that I have tried.
    Thanks for posting about it!!!
    Your kids are beautiful, by the way!

  2. I love how it may be white at first but ends up turning clear so it doesnt look funny or like you said, little vampires.

  3. Sunscreen is so important and your little boys are so so cute! Love the pictures! I like that you point out carrying extra sunscreen just in case. Good reminder for young mothers!

  4. I would love to try this brand! Ive been trying to find the best kind for my daughter this summer and this looks great

  5. I have never used this sunscreen but I am in love! The consistency looks fabulous! I would be so mad if our little one ever got a sunburn.

  6. I would love to try this sunscreen. I love that the ingredients are few and you know exactly what is in it! Kissed by the Moon is a great store, too!

  7. what a wonderful product! This will be my son's first summer and I need a good natural product that is safe on his baby skin!