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March 05, 2020
When I was little I remember running through a forest searching for the fairies my parents told me about underneath clusters of mushrooms and inside hollows in the trees. I have vivid memories of following cryptic clues to find the next chocolate egg the “Easter Bunny” had hidden in the garden. I would create all sorts of delectable mud pies for my sister to pretend to eat and built sand forts with my brother on the beach.
The best of my time was spent outside and these lasting memories of playing with my family have shaped me as a person.
Nowadays, life is a little different. Today’s infants can often be found in their prams with tablets in their tiny hands. Whether it’s a tablet, smart TV, mobile phone or a laptop, our lives often revolve around digital technology.
There is a risk that real-life experiences as families are becoming less frequent. Which is why it’s more important than ever to spend time with your loved-ones and reconnect with the outdoors...covered head to toe in the best sunscreen of course!
We’re lucky in Australia to have some of the best wilderness and wildlife in the world. With 34,000 kilometres of coastline (excluding all the small offshore islands), more than 1,000 estuaries, and both the Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs to explore, there are plenty of opportunities for families to create amazing memories together.
Yes, we need to be making time for experiences in the great outdoors, but if you’ve read our blog on the best ways to protect children in the sun, then you’ll know that all of us are at risk from over-exposure from UV rays.
Yes, playing in the sunshine is essential for our mental and physical health, but is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Oh goodness no! As long as we do it mindfully and with our skin’s health in mind. That counts for everyone - you, me, the kids, grandparents, etc.
In Australia, we are exposed to high levels of UV rays, leading to 2 in 3 of us developing skin cancer by the time we are 70! What’s more, UV damage can cause painful sunburn, premature skin ageing, and liver spots. All things families should endeavour to avoid.
Finding the perfect sunscreen for your family can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about:
Which sunscreen offers the best level of protection?
Will the kids like the consistency (is it too greasy/white/smelly)?
How long will it last?
Is it water-resistant?
Does it have a high SPF?
Is it broadspectrum?
Is it a natural sunscreen?
Is it easy to apply?
Is it sustainably made in Australia?
Vegan? Plant-based? Cruelty-free?
Is it suitable for children and adults?
All these things considered, we’ve got the best sunscreen solution for families.
Children are precious and SunButter believes that they deserve the best possible protection from the sun. That’s why we created a broadspectrum 50SPF sunscreen that offers up to 4 hours water-resistance (we still recommend reapplying after 2 hours due to variabilities, such as sweating, swimming and physical activity).
All of our ingredients are natural and our active ingredient, non-nanoparticle zinc oxide, is mineral-based. That means no nasty chemicals seeping into your kids’ skin every time you apply their sunscreen! And unlike other natural sunscreens, it rubs in clear.
What’s more, SunButter Sunscreen is sustainably made in Australia and is completely vegan, plant-based, and cruelty-free.
Have you ever wondered why sunscreen is labelled specifically for kids? It’s often because they have more sensitive skin, so companies will use fewer harsh chemicals in their formulas.
At SunButter, we don’t use any chemicals at all and our active ingredient (non-nanoparticle zinc oxide) actually helps to restore and nurture sensitive skin. It’s also packed full of other beneficial ingredients, including castor oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. SunButter is great for sensitive skin and subsequently, perfect for kids and even baby skin!
Why should it be any different for adults? After all, we should be taking care of our skin too. Which is why SunButter is the best choice for the whole family! Plus, we have a great value bulk pack for BIG families, making quality suncare more affordable.
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