Remember Vidoma Naturals, the company whose bug spray I recently reviewed? Well, they also sent me a Sunscreen Lotion to try. I used it on a recent trip to the beach with Kirby’s family, and today I’ll be sharing my thoughts.
Ingredients (provided at vidomanaturals.com)- “Jojoba lotion, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel, organic extra virgin coconut (Cocos Nucifera) oil, argan (Argania spinosa) oil, organic sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus), zinc oxide, titanium oxide, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), green tea (Camellia sinesis) extract, and organic shea butter (butryospermum parkii fruit). ”
The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. The only ingredient with a hazard score above a 2 is jojoba lotion, which is considered a proprietary ingredient.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens and more dangerous sunscreen agents like oxybenzone.
2. It’s safe for children under 5 years.
3. It contains organic ingredients.
Product Description(provided at vidomanaturals.com)- “ViDoma’s Sunscreen Lotion is a blend of natural ingredients and essential oils designed to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.”
Price- $15.95 for a 4 oz bottle.
Performance- Since I’m not accustomed to using sunscreens that haven’t been given an SPF value, I was a little worried that I’d burn easily while wearing this stuff. However, if you’ve read the EWG’s Nine Surprising Truths about sunscreen, then you know as well as I do that SPF value actually means very little and can actually encourage risky amounts of sun exposure. I applied this sunscreen every two hours while on the beach (the directions on the bottle suggested doing so every 4, but I like playing it safe), and I managed to make it through the week without getting burned (with the exception of my poor little knees since I neglected to reapply sunscreen to them on the first day). I even reapplied this product while relaxing for hours in the shade of a beach tent to ensure that I didn’t get any unwanted harmful rays. Since I also had a bottle of Karen’s Botanicals Simple Sun Block Lotion to try (review to come), I didn’t use the Vidoma Naturals Sunscreen on my face. It doesn’t seem unnecessarily heavy or greasy, though, so I can’t really see it causing any problems in that area. As with most natural sunscreens, I’d suggest giving it a good shake before applying. I also noticed that this lotion didn’t leave my skin as white as other naturals I’ve used in the present/past, which was a surprising perk.
Scent- Faint and vaguely nutty.
Rating- I’m subtracting a single point for the one questionable ingredient. 9/10.
Would I purchase this item again? I would!
*Product was provided by Vidoma Naturals. Opinions provided by me.
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