Friday, April 16, 2010

KINeSYS Sunscreen Review & Giveaway

As the mom of a toddler, getting my daughter to sit still for me to apply sunscreen takes lots of finesse and usually one of us is near tears.  Last year I started using the spray sunscreens but I hated how greasy they left my daughter's skin.  With a toddler, they are always rubbing their skin if they notice something on it.  Sunscreen on hands near their little eyes is a recipe for more tears.



KINeSYS is different. I used the Kids KINeSYS Sunscreen on my two-year old daughter.  The directions say it will dry within 2-3 minutes after spraying it on but I found that my daughters skin was dry almost immediately.  Her skin was not greasy at all.  You wouldn't be able to tell I had even put sunscreen on since no residue was left behind.  To put it on her face, I just sprayed my hands well and rubbed it on her little face.  I also put it on her scalp since keeping a hat on her is impossible.

I worried that the SPF 30 would not be enough protection but after being in the sun for over an hour my skin and my daughter's was well protected and neither of us had any sunburn at all.  Even better, I love that there was no fragrance to the sunscreen and it was oil-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and preservative-free.  The sunscreen is sweat and water-resistant which is good for a moms piece of mind, whether you have active toddlers or teens. 

KINeSYS has been featured in O, Real Simple, Newsweek and other publications. They also have made a commitment being an eco-friendly company.  All bottles are 100% recyclable.  The sunscreens have non-aerosol pharmaceutical-grade sprayers that do not have a negative impact on the environment.  They also purchase electricity generated by wind power to offset the other electricity used by their manufacturing and offices. Click here to read more about KINeSYS commitment to the environment.

According to the KINeSYS website, 1 in 5 Americans may develop skin cancer in their lifetime which is an alarming statistic.  My mom and grandfather have both had skin cancer so I know the importance of applying sunscreen when outside.  Sunscreen is one of the things I always have in my diaper bag and purse regardless of the season.

This mom is definitely giving KINeSYS sunscreen two thumbs up.  Easy application, suitable for all members of the family, gentle on our skin, and giving us all the protection that we need helps put my mind at ease during the spring and summer months as my family ventures outdoors more.  I also respect KINeSYS for respecting our environment. Who could ask for more out of their sunscreen? 

Want to try KINeSYS yourself for free?

KINeSYS Sunscreen Giveaway ($38 value)

Enter to win a 4 oz. bottle of Girl SPF 30 Spray (has a green tea and vanilla fragrance) & a 1oz. bottle of Hydrating Mouisturizer SPF 15.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit KINeSYS and leave a comment about something you learned from their website. It may be about the company, their green efforts, sun facts or anything else you learned. (1 entry)

To receive additional entries:
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*Follow TPMG &/or KINeSYS on twitter (1 entry each)

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*Tweet (maximum of once daily) about this giveaway
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*Add The Practical Mom Guide to your blogroll or display our button (5 entries)

*Post about this giveaway on your blog (5 entries)

This giveaway will end on Friday, April 30, 2010. I will announce the winner on May 1st here at The Practical Mom Guide. If I am unable to contact the winner or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck and thanks for participating!

*Contest only open to U.S. residents.
I was sent products by KINeSYS in order to facilitate an honest review.

36 comments:

AmbitiousSingleMom said...

I have been trying to find a good sunscreen for my boys and I to use. It’s hard to find products I can tolerate due to the fact that I’m an asthmatic and just about all fragrances trigger my asthma now a days. The fact that you said this was fragrance free has really peaked my interest in this product so I may give it a try. Thanks…

Ode to Motherhood said...

Great to know. Will look for KINeSYS for my boys.

Thanks for the follow. Following you back.

Laura said...

I have been looking for a sunscreen that would be safe for my kiddos. I am excited to read the review that includes eco friendly practices that are included in this product.
I have been making concerted efforts to purchase items that have recyclable/reusable containers too.

andrea v said...

it is estimated that approximately 1 out of 5 people in North America will develop some form of SKIN CANCER during their life time
I would love to try the girl sunscreen, the scent sounds great.
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I'd follow you anywhere. ;)

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I even followed you to twitter...

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I tweeted about the contest today.

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Lourie said...

Sunscreen is an absolute must. I would rather be pale and pasty than leathery and or have skin cancer!

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Anonymous said...

Christie
ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

I like the foot spray that helps control odor!

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