As someone with very fair skin, I have to be extremely careful in the sun so that I don’t get burnt. I’m fastidious about using sunscreen, whether I’m at home in the Pacific Northwest or traveling to a sunnier locale. People sometimes roll their eyes when I pull out a bottle of sunscreen from my purse, but taking a quick minute to make sure I have my sunscreen on is what keeps my skin protected. And since it’s a product I have to buy regularly – especially as we go into nicer Spring days – I’m always on the lookout for new and better sunscreens to try. I was recently introduced to Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, and it looks like I’ve discovered a new beach bag staple!
As the name suggests, Blue Lizard was developed in Australia, a place which gets slightly more sun than we do here in Oregon. 😉 Although the product is now manufactured in the USA, they’ve retained their Aussie roots when it comes to their sunscreen formula standards to ensure that it can provide the best possible sun protection. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is a full spectrum sunscreen that provides broad UV coverage, and is doctor, dermatologist and pharmacist recommended. Blue Lizard are passionate about sun safety and protecting your skin with quality ingredients, and strive to be transparent about everything they use in their products and why. Their line comes in a number of specialized formulas, so I got ready to slather myself down before heading down to the beach for a jog!
My skin is notoriously sensitive, to the point where I have to be careful what brands I use. I’ve had reactions using everything from makeup products to deodorant, and let me tell you, getting a big rash is no fun! So I immediately noticed that Blue Lizard have a Sensitive formula aimed at people just like me. This formula is fragrance-free, chemical-free, and paraben-free; it uses the same ingredients as their Baby formula, and who has more delicate skin than a baby? I’m in love with the Sensitive sunscreen – it’s light and easily absorbs into the skin. Its BPA-free “Smart Bottle” changes from white to blue when exposed to UV light, which is fun and also serves as a little reminder when you go outside.
Another favorite for me was their Face moisturizer. I try to wear a sunscreen on my face under my makeup every day, even if it’s raining, because I want to protect my skin from wrinkles! This daily sunscreen offers the same SPF level of 30+ that Blue Lizard’s other products provide, with a lightweight formula that goes on easily and doesn’t make my face look or feel extremely greasy.
I’ll also be tucking Blue Lizard’s water-resistant Sport formula into my bag the next time I head to the pool. With this set, I’m literally covered for any situation!
All of Blue Lizard’s sunscreen products are available in convenient 3oz bottles, making them perfect for tucking in a carry-on bag. I always bring sunscreen with me when I travel – you should have seen how much sunscreen I used while I was in Los Angeles last week! 😉 Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen will absolutely be accompanying me on my next trip, and I’ll be keeping a bottle of it handy any time I’m getting ready to go outside for some fun in the sun.
To learn more about this great line of sunscreen, visit BlueLizard.net and check out their FAQ page for more information about sun safety. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube and get social with the hastag #BlueLizardSun!
20% Off Discount Code
MomStart readers can receive 20% off orders over $35 by using coupon code P20MSTRT through August 31st, 2015. Perfect timing for summer fun!
Enter to Win:
TWO MomStart readers will each win the following items from Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen: 5oz Face sunscreen, 5oz Sensitive sunscreen, 5oz Sport sunscreen, 2 Baby sunscreen sachets (samples) in a blue bag with a color-change bracelet, ARV: $57.17.
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