- 100% naturally sourced sunscreens
I bought this item with high expectations since it is said to be the number one dermatologist recommended sun block. I was very disappointed later because this sun block literally applies to your face like a white mask. I have very fair skin, and I can’t bear with this. If you do not want your face to look pale white, do not buy this. Or else, I believe it works well to protect your skin from the sun.
Not just for babies–for anyone with ultra-sensitive skin
If you look at the ingredient list on “sensitive skin” sunblock, you will often see the same chemical sunblocks as in regular formulae, but the difference is that fragrance is eliminated or reduced. But as it happens, I’m sensitive to a lot of the sunblocks used in sun protection, so I am limited to “physical” sunblock, which is titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, two metallic oxides that essentially reflect and block the sun’s rays.The Baby “Pure and Free” is not only free of fragrance, it only uses the physical sunscreens (unlike some other “baby” brands) and it goes on white, then clears to transparent when you apply it. I stayed out all day at the harbor in Baltimore during “Sailibration” (bicentennial of the War of 1812) and didn’t even get a tan, let alone burned. I lent it to one of the friends along for the event, who put it on scalp, arms and face and he also did not get burned–and he’s fairer than I am.This is a small tube and can go in your purse, ready to put on if you are outside. I’d even suggest, if you drive a lot, put it on your “drive” arm to give extra sun protection. If you have very sensitive skin, this is a great way to block the sun.
Baby face sunblock
It’s works great, covers well. The only reason it got 4 stars from me is the "zinc look" that never rubs in. We used it on our faces when we went to Belize, (from MI) no sunburn!
good stuff for a big brand
much cheaper than cotz and about the same. Has way more chemicals than cotz but its really good for a day at the pool.
No irritation Fragrance free-ahhhh
This is a little grittier than the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock but I needed a sun block for my face that wouldn’t make my eyes water. This is perfect. It will leave a white residue when using alone(I’m sure that’s the zinc oxide), but blends in fabulously with make-up. It provides the protection I need without the scent or irritation of others I’ve tried.It should be noted that I don’t typically have “sensitive” skin, however when it comes to sunscreens on my face, I have a problem with the fragrances affecting my eyeballs. Even if I only apply sunscreen to my cheeks, it will somehow irritate my eyes, making them watery and bloodshot. I figured a baby sunblock would do the trick and I’m so happy with the results.As far as break outs go, I’ve discovered I would always break out no matter what sunscreen I used until I began washing with baking soda. I use my favorite cleanser, rinse, then, while skin is still wet, rub in a baking soda with water mixed to a little more waterier than a paste but still thick enough to get on finger tips. Gently rub and rinse immediately. It removes the residue from cleanser PLUS it exfoliates and removes anything clogging up pores. Then proceed as normal with toner and/ or moisturizer, etc… I do this every morning and night with excellent results. (I would recommend only using at night if you’re just now trying this technique).Sorry for the BS (baking soda) side note, but I thought it was important to mention for anyone using this or any other sunscreen for their face.:)