Living in a desert where the sun shines brightly almost every day of the year, UV protection is one of our top priorities. Around 20 years ago now, my husband got a horrible sunburn on his face. Near one of his ears carcinoma developed. We have learned our lesson! We do love to go out during the day to have some fun and fiddle around outside, but now we do so with plenty of sun protection. One of our sun protection regimens is using a good sunscreen.
For the past few weeks we have been using a new sunscreen which we like very much - Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen. Blue Lizard is not the typical sunscreen that you will find on a store's shelf. It is formulated with the highest quality of ingredients that are chemical-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. It delivers a clinical proven broad spectrum SPF 30+ sun protection from UVA and UVB exposure which are the kind of rays that can cause cancer and early skin aging. It's good to know that we are protecting our skin with one of the finest sunscreens available.
Blue Lizard kindly sent us three of their different varieties of sunscreen to try - Sport, Face, and Sensitive. All of these are made with high quality natural minerals, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to give the maximum skin protection possible.
I use the Sensitive most often for myself. I tend to have some difficulties with items that are applied to skin - sometimes they just bother me. Blue Lizard Australian Sensitive Sunscreen is an effective UV protection that is made to be gentle on sensitive skin. I really appreciate this. I've had not problems using this lotion. To show you that you are being bombarded by UV rays, the bottle turns blue to remind you that you need to apply some sunscreen.
Inside away from UV rays, the bottle is white. The deeper blue the bottle is, the more UV rays are present. In the first picture of the Blue Lizard Australian Sensitive, you can see how deep blue the bottle was becoming even at 9 am in the morning. Dermatologist-recommended and specially formulated with 10% Zinc Oxide and 5% Titanium Dioxide for everyday protection on face and body, involving no potentially irritating chemicals.
One of my daughters has extremely light skin. To make sure she doesn't burn in the sun, she always goes out in a light long sleeved shirt, gloves, pants, a large brimmed hat, and uses the Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Face. She knows that her hat provides some protection against the sun rays, but she wants to make sure that her face stays protected. The Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Face is working well for her.
It is a is a non-comedogenic, broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF30+, skin protectant in a daily moisturizer. It's an oil-free gel that gently glides onto your face that is enriched with antioxidants like Vitamin E, caffeine, and green tea to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of aging. My daughter really likes that this sunscreen will not clog her pores. To remind you that you need to cover up, the patented BPA-free plastic cap on the 3.0 oz tubes is UV photo-sensitive, changing color in the presence of harmful UV rays changing to blue.
Since my husband works mostly outdoors, I feel that he is the most vulnerable to the harmful effects of the sun. He did have the skin cancer, we are very careful that it does not occur again. Because he works out in the heat, he needs a water-resistant formula (it's sweaty working out in the heat). Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sport is very water resistant, meeting Australian Standards of 240 minutes in whirlpool water. It is formulated with 5% Zinc Oxide that is designed for daily, full-body protection for the most active of people - and that's my hubby! My husband says it works fine for him - that's my husband-speak for "It's working great!"
Living in the desert, we know that we need to protect our skin. We don't want to get so sunburned that we end up with skin cancer or our skin looking like we are older before our time. With Blue Lizard being a brand that is most recommended by pediatricians, dermatologists, pharmacists, and moms that know a thing or two, nationwide, we know we are well protected. This mom recommends it!
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Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen originated in Australia, where standards for sunscreen are the highest in the world. Even though Blue Lizard is now manufactured in the U.S., they still adhere to those strict standards to offer the most advanced formulations available in sun protection.
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With many thanks to Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, one person is going to receive: a 3oz Face, 3oz Sensitive, 3oz Sport, 2 Baby sachets and a color-change bracelet in blue bag. (ARV: $ 44.17). This giveaway will end on June 30, 2015 and is open to US residents only.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.