Supergoop’s my goop
After half a dozen tubes of “safe” sunscreen and a hundred dollars later, I finally have found our family’s sunscreen.
I’ve been experimenting with different brands, trying to find the best of the low-chemical sunscreens. It hasn’t always gone well.
First there was Burt’s Bees, which was a disaster. My children were pale yellow and stuck to furniture.
After a couple unnotables, we settled on Earth’s Best for a while. My kids looked like mimes, but we dealt with it.
Then Alba Botanica fragrance-free worked its way to the top of our list. They didn’t seem quite as white, but they still got a 20 minute full-body massage every time we went to the pool. The time it took to rub in and evenly distribute these zinc-based products was killing me. I needed a quicker option in my bag of tricks.
Then came Supergoop. Dr. T’s Supergoop.
It is one of only 13 non-mineral sunscreens that Environmental Working Group recommends. It has a safety rating of 3 out of 10, which I’m great with. I may be giving up a point or two, but it is worth it. The consistency is much thinner, making it easy to quickly and liberally apply. The kids don’t complain about it (as much) and when they do complain, it only has to last 1 minute because then I’m DONE!
I LOVE the pump on the 15 and 24 ounce bottles. It sits on my counter and I can quickly lube the family up before we run out the door. I am still using my zinc products for my little people’s faces, but for the all over coverage, you can’t beat this stuff!