Thursday, April 23, 2009

KINeSYS Sunscreen - Review and Giveaway

Sunny days - Time to say goodbye to coats and mittens. Hello, sunscreen! With my pale, sensitive skin I'm always on the look-out for great sunscreen products. Without sunscreen I turn a nice shade of red in a matter of minutes. My family recently had the chance to try out a non-aerosol kids spray sunscreen by KINeSYS. Typically, we use a lotion sunscreen so using this particular type was a whole new experience.

KINeSYS Kids SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen features a number of attributes that I look for when purchasing sunscreens:
• Oil, Alcohol, PABA, Preservative and Paraben-free
• Non-comedogenic (won’t block pores)
• Hypoallergenic (great for sensitive skin)
• UVA and UVB protection
• Water and Sweat-resistant
• Fragrance-Free
The product sprays on a lot like water in a spritzer. I found that at first when you apply it the sunscreen feels slightly greasy but after it dries, you can't tell you have sunscreen on at all. To apply I held the nozzle 6-8 inches above the skin, depressed the sprayer and moved the container in a sweeping motion over the skin. To apply to the face, all I did was spray a little on my hand and rub it on. (Please refer to manufacturer for complete instructions and product information KINeSYS application demonstration video) It takes a few minutes for the product to dry. The 4-oz bottle is designed to fit comfortably in your hand. The manufacturer suggests that you apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure.

My kids loved getting sprayed! My one-year-old laughed like someone was tickling him and every time he sees the KINeSYS bottle he wants me to spray him. We've only had two nice sunny days here since we received the product in the mail, but in our trial runs no one ended up with a sunburn after using the product. I noticed that I did have to pay close attention while I was applying the product to make sure I covered all areas of the skin. I imagine with practice the application process will come more naturally.

We also had the opportunity to try the new Girls SPF 30 Sunscreen with a light vanilla and green tea scent. My preschool daughter of course loved the pink bottle and liked having her "own" sunscreen. I'm not usually a big fan of scented products, but I do like the way this one smells girly without being too strong. I'm interested to see how both products fare at the pool this summer.

My favorite attribute? According to their website, the KINeSYS company says they produce a safe sunscreen and care about the environment. I never realized that some sunscreens contain undesirable ingredients. KINeSYS received the #1 rating for spray sunscreens by Environmental Working Group for high-efficacy/low-hazard ingredients. Check out the Environmental Working Group sunscreen database for further information. KINeSYS products do cost a little bit more than your standard sunscreen, but the ease of use and environmental benefits help make up for the extra cost.

Try it out! KINeSYS is offering Brimful Curiosities readers a 10% discount on their orders. Use Code BRC10 (includes free shipping on orders over $45 AFTER the discount).

KINeSYS has kindly offered to give one Brimful Curiosities reader a 4oz Kids Sunscreen & 4oz Kids Moisturizer.

To enter, visit KINeSYS and leave a comment letting me know which KINeSYS product you think would best meet your family's needs.
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Thanks to Family Review Network and KINeSYS for this review opportunity!


jamaise said...

I think the KIDS SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray would be best for us as we'll live at the lake this summer. The footspray sounds nice too.

Staci A said...

The Funscreen SPF 30 sunscreen spray for kids would be great for us. I like that it dries fast with no rubbing.

ecky said...

definitely the Kids SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen would be best for my wiggly toddler and the rest of us

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Sara said...

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Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

The kids sunscreen cream. i have always had issues with our sprays getting clogged after several uses. I hate having to open it and pour it in my hand because it is to runny. I am curious to see how their spray works.


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Katherine said...

I def think the KIDS SPF 30 Alcohol free Sunscreen Spray would fit my family best because we are very fair skinned so the higher SPF helps to keep our skin free of burns! :)
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Cindy said...

We'd be using the fire out of that Kids SPF 30. With two little ones, spray sunscreen is definitely the way to go. No trying to hold them down while you lather them up.

Rajee said...

Love to have KIDS SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray for summer.

Amy B. said...

Oddly, I think the Foot Spray would best fit my family's needs these days...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.

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areyoukiddingme said...

KIDS SPF 30 Alcohol free Sunscreen Spray
It looks like it would stay on!

Sue said...

I like the SPF 30 Sun Protection Stick. Thanks for the giveaway~

Alisha said...

The Kids SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray would be a great match for our family--highly rated on Environmental Working Group's website, and doesn't contain any nut products (my son is allergic to nuts, so no almond oil and no shea butter).

My e-mail is arb54arb54 at rcn dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!

April said...

I think the Complete Family Kit would fit our needs!

Lisa said...

If I couldn't pick a sunscreen spray, I think the footspray would come in handy for my family.

Anonymous said...

I think my son who plays football would LOVE the anelgesic sports stick.


janetfaye said...

I like SPF 15 Performance Moisturizer.

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