Monday, August 20, 2007

Because Skin Cancer Sucks

I am very excited to be a part of the Parent Bloggers Network! I'm even more pumped that my first review is a vital summer product--SUNSCREEN.

Of course, we all have our preferences when it comes to purchasing a sunscreen for ourselves and for our families: SPF factor, cost, brand, and application type (lotion vs. spray; rub-in vs. no rub). I am a "no rub" type of gal. My 3 boyz are slippery little squirts. Getting them to stand still is a feat of prolific proportions. Therefore, if a product like KINeSYS comes along touting FAST DRYING WITHOUT RUBBING, I'm all over it.

KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen regards itself as the "original oil-free and alcohol-free spray-on sunscreen for today's active lifestyle." Cha-ching. We've got activity galore here In the Trenches. Let's check it out.

I used the travel size Kids SPF 30+ Funscreen Spray, along with the SPF 30+ Sunscreen Spray. The Funscreen Spray was the perfect size to just throw in my purse. I was armed and ready to use it while we were at the ballpark sitting in the hot sun.

Whoops.

The instructions state that you're supposed to spray on exposed areas 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours. Bad mommy. I sprayed the boyz anyway. The Funscreen Spray goes on clear, and is neither smelly nor greasy. And nary a sunburn on anyone! A great tool for those kids on-the go, if you're not afraid of looking dorky running after them, arm outstretched, spraying them down. I'm not.

Hubby and I used the Sunscreen Spray while on vacation at the beach. I loved the mango scent, but Hubby complained that it was a little "too girly" for him. And again, we were negligent in applying 30 minutes before sun exposure, but it protected us just the same.

All in all, I'm a fan. What I'm not a fan of is the price for these products. $15.00 for a bottle. $6.00 for travel size. Gulp. Additionally, they aren't readily available in Wal-Mart or Target any stores where I (and all busy mothers) shop.

Therefore, I think I'm going to stick with my cheap-o Banana Boat for $3.99, thankyouverymuch