Spring is finally here! After a long, cold, dreary Winter, all of us are looking forward to bright, warm days spent in the sun. The last week and half have seen several days reaching into the lower to mid 70’s here in Alabama, so I have been spending the majority of the days outside on the back porch blogging and preparing my “garden”. The first two or three days, I went without any sunscreen – a rare occurrence for me – and already I saw some redness to my skin, so after that I have been sure to apply sunscreen before I go out. Funny enough, a little over a week ago I received a tube of a new-to-me sunblock to review from Suntegrity Skincare, and this is the sunscreen I have been using while spending the days outside.
What Is Suntegrity Skincare?
Suntegrity Skincare makes several sun protection products, including the Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body that I was sent. When reading the front of the bottle, I was immediately struck by the first half of a quote, which read: “Suntegrity Skincare was made in honor of my Mom and all of those who lost their lives to skin cancer”. This statement really hit close to home for me, as my father recently passed from brain cancer that was just one of many cancers that all started with skin cancer years ago. Like the creator of Suntegrity Skincare, ever since my dad was diagnosed with his skin cancer, and I had to watch him come home from the doctor and treat the lesions left from the removal of the cancers, I have been a huge advocate of wearing sunscreen. At the present time, I am also becoming more and more of an advocate of only using products that are made with natural ingredients, instead of chemicals and toxic ingredients such as those found in the majority of sunblocks. The Suntegrity Skincare line is not only made with natural ingredients and free from toxic chemicals, it is also vegan and cruelty-free.
The Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body has an SPF of 30 and is ideal for all skin types. It is completely vegan, non-greasy and non-toxic and contains natural, organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Sweet Orange and Green Tea Leaf with the active ingredient being Zinc Oxide (in non-nanoparticle form). You can learn more about the ingredients used by visiting the Suntegrity Skincare Ingredients webpage where it lists all ingredients and what role each one plays.
How Well Does Suntegrity Skincare Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body Work?
I have to be honest and say at first I wasn’t sure how well this natural sunblock would work, especially since I am so used to using the typical toxic-chemical laden sunblock. The first thing I noticed was its wonderful, natural smelling scent that reminded me of sweet orange and other essential oils. Even after I applied the sunblock, it had a long-lasting, pleasant scent. The texture is thick and creamy, and it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy or oily residue. I really like how just a little bit goes a long way!
So far the Suntegrity has provided all the sunblock I need, and it works just as well as other sunblock! I love how it leaves my skin soft and moisturized, and rinses off easily in the shower. It is recommended that you reapply at least every two hours which may be a bit more frequent than other sunblock, but to me that is a fair trade for not exposing myself to chemicals and other non-natural, harmful ingredients. The only drawback I can see is that it is not water or sweatproof, so if you plan on going swimming, it is recommended that you add a water-resistant sunscreen. In summary, I definitely recommend this sunblock to anyone who wants to protect their skin from the damaging rays of the sun without exposing themselves to chemicals and toxic ingredients.
Other Products by Suntegrity Skincare
The entire Suntegrity Skincare line is free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, mineral oils, Propylene Glycol and several other yucky chemicals including Nano-Particles and Chemical UV Absorbers. The natural and organic ingredients they do contain are all non-irritating, and all of their products have been clinically tested and are dermatologist recommended. The line also includes a Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, a 5 in 1 Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen, and a 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner. You can order their products directly through the Suntegrity Skincare website, as well as find them at several retail stores across the US and internationally. There is a location finder on their website if you want to see if there is a store near you.
Did you know Suntegrity was featured on Catenya’s segment on ABC 33/40’s Talk of Alabama? Watch it and read more by visiting the 9 Smart + Stylish Travel Must-Haves post on her blog, Catenya.com. And be sure to connect with Suntegrity Skincare on both Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest products, promotions and more!