Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dolphin Organics SPF 32 mineral sunscreen review and #GIVEAWAY {US only} 8 July

It's really HOT here in Tennessee, I mean, it's about 96 degrees at 10 am! That does not stop this mama from taking the littles out to the park, the pool or on a picnic! That being said! I needed to get on the ball and get some safe, fun, non-toxic, sunscreen for us to use. Last year I used Badger sunscreen (which is still great to use) but I found Badger to be a bit thick and my skin looked chalky after application. So I came across Dolphin Organics "DO Naturals" UVA/UVB SPF 32 mineral sunscreen. How did I come across this you ask? I'm sure glad you did. See, my bloggy friend Kathy over at Safe Mama spends an enormous amount of time and energy into not only finding the safest (non-toxic) and effective items for you and your baby, but she also shares that knowledge with others!! Kathy puts together a cheat sheet of many different baby care and personal care items on her blog, and of course she has an all new 2012 sunscreen cheet sheet available! It is REALLY informative and goes over some of the dangerous chemicals that are found in typical over the counter sunscreens! Some of these chemicals include: Parabens, Phthalates, PEG’s (polyethylene glycols), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, SLS/SLES amongst others! NONE of which you will find in DO Naturals sunscreen I'm reviewing here!
Did you know that there is a database put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that measures the amount of toxic chemicals found in personal/skin care products? You can learn more about the EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database here!
I was so excited when the kind folks over at Dolphin Organics agreed to send me a tube of their DO Naturals sunscreen for review!
This is what I received:
Here is a picture of the ingredients listing on the back of the tube:
Here is a little more info for you about "DO Naturals" sunscreen (taken from Dolphin Organics' website):
"Finally, our new mineral sunscreen is here!! Our new mineral sunscreen offers broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection without harsh chemicals or nano particles. With active ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, we couldn't make it at least 70% organic, but we sure could make it 100% natural! Protect your family from sun damage with our all natural mineral sunscreen. Like our original Dolphin Organics™ line, our sunscreen is based in certified organic aloe, not water so a little goes a long way!"
I really like this sunscreen. It works very well and is not greasy or messy to put on. It does take some rubbing to get it onto your skin, but I think that's a good thing, because then you know that you are applying enough! After all, the two most common mistakes made when using sunscreen are not applying enough and not applying more after contact with water!

I love that DO Naturals rates a 2 on the EWG's Skin Deep Rating!

We took the boys to the water park last weekend, and I must say that this stuff is awesome! It kept them both from getting burned! Of course I reapplied it after they were playing in the water for awhile! I use it on myself too! Since we bought a house here, I find myself outside planting flowers in our somewhat naked yard (it's coming along though)!

Dolphin Organics has a wide selection of baby care items like shampoo and body wash, bubble bath, lotion and conditioner! Here is what Dolphin Organics has to say about their product line: (following information taken from Dolphin Organics' website):

"Dolphin Organics™ has created two lines of 100% plant-derived personal care products that are certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI Inc. Our certified natural shampoo & body wash, conditioner, lotion and bubble bath, are all naturally tear free. All Dolphin Organics™ products rate 0 - 1 on EWG's Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database and are certified cruelty-free and vegan by PETA.

The DO Naturals™ line is also formulated with 100% plant-derived ingredients, and is as organic as possible. DO Naturals™ currently includes a mineral sunscreen offering broad-spectrum protection. Both lines are dermatology-tested hypoallergenic. All products are produced in the USA."

You can purchase the DO Naturals sunscreen directly from Dolphin Organics for $19.99.
You can also enter here to win a tube of your own! That's right! Dolphin Organics has graciously offered one LWML reader the chance to win a 3 fl oz tube of DO Naturals sunscreen!

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click 'read more' for the Rafflecopter form to fully load!

Good Luck and Have fun!!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the item(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This is my completely honest opinion and may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was received by me in exchange for this review!

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  1. I learned that Babyganics sunscreen is great!

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  2. I learned that the lotion we use, Episencial Better Body Butter, has a 0 rating! Yeah!

  3. I learned Cetaphil Facial Wash has a moderate rating

  4. The one I use is rated a 2, just like Dolphin Organics! :-)

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  5. I learned the SPF I use is a 2 as well, Yippie! :)

  6. I learned that the sunblock I use also has a rating of 2!!
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  7. I learned that Victoria's Secret's Body Mists rate btwn a 6-10. None of the scents I use are there though! :-(
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  8. The sunscreen we use is a 3, with limited data.