It’s summertime. And that means lots and lots of fun in the sun.
But does your sunscreen make the grade? For the second year in a row, Coppertone has launched their Making the Sunscreen Grade program, This unique program provides parents with the tools and resources they need to protect their children from the sun.
For this review, Coppertone sent me samples of two of their children’s sunscreen products:
- Coppertone WaterBABIES Pure & Simple Lotion.
- Coppertone Kids Tear-Free Lotion.
The Coppertone WaterBABIES Pure & Simple SPF 50 Lotion is the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand. It’s Hypoallergenic and gentle with a tear-free zinc oxide formula. I also love that it is oil, fragrance, and dye free and perfect for Carly’s ultra-sensitive skin. Its moisturizing formula created with aloe helps prevent dryness and keeps Carly’s skin soft and smooth. And since we finally got Carly interested in the water, I love that it’s water resistant for 80 minutes and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It’s perfect for tossing in the diaper bag and heading to the beach, the park, or anywhere else the fun takes you this summer.
The Coppertone Kids Tear-Free SPF 50 Lotion is perfect for the bigger kids – and even for Mom & Dad! Much like the WaterBABIES formula, this ultra gentle formula won’t sting or irritate eyes. It provides UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection in a gentle oil, fragrance, and dye free formula. It’s also water resistant for 80 minutes, so the kids don’t have to come out of the water every 20 minutes to get another layer of sunscreen protection put on.
We took the lotions to our favorite summer hangout: our local lake. We spent all day in and out of the water. The time before this when we went, I was really good about putting sunscreen on the kids. None of them got burned at all. But, not once, did I think about applying it to myself. I ended up with the worst sunburn I have had in a very long time. This time, however, I applied the sunscreen to each of the kids, and then I used the Coppertone Kids Tear-Free Lotion on myself. Every time the kids got an application, I did too. Guess what? I didn’t get sunburned at all, and it actually helped to moisturize the places where I was peeling from my last time in the sun.
I love that the lotion goes on so easily. It’s not greasy and rubs right in. I even noticed that it didn’t make the kids’ hair greasy when I rubbed it all over their scalp. There were no tears, no fussing, and no fighting each time I applied the sunscreen to all 6 of the younger kids. I am seriously impressed at how well it worked at keeping the kids safe from the sun, and it was wonderful to come home with no one being sunburned.
Check out the entire Coppertone line of products and stock up for all your family adventures this summer.
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So, where will YOU take your Coppertone this summer?