Thank you to Banana Boat for sending me these 2 bottle of sunscreen to try out!
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The first bottle I tried was the Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+. This bottle retails for $12.48 on Amazon.com. It says on the bottle that it is very water resistant and Paraben and PABA Free. It is provides clinically proven protection against sunburn and long-term skin damage without the use of harsh chemicals sunscreens because it is formulated with 100% naturally-sourced sunscreen actives. The directions on the bottle state to apply evenly to all areas 15 minutes before sun exposure.
The lotion itself has a light earthy smell to it that I like. It is very thick as a sunscreen should be. When applying it does take some rubbing to get it in. Once it is clear, you still get that I just applied lotion feel to it but after a couple of minutes it is dry to the touch and not oily. I like that since some lotions will make you look like you just sprayed yourself with cooking oil. This lotion reflects UVA and UVB rays and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
The next bottle I received and tried was the Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+. This bottle retails for $8.97 on Amazon.com. This lotion is the same as above but specially made for babies. It is tear-free, sting-free and as mild as water. Make sure to ask a doctor before using on children under six months of age.
This lotion has the same smell, look and feel as the first one. When I applied it to my skin I noticed that it kind of leaves a white film no matter how much you rub it in. After a couple of minutes it goes away. Most baby lotions are like that since they are so thick.
After using these products today out in the sun and being in and out of the pool I think they do exactly what they say they do. No tan, no sunburn for me or my daughter. It went on thick and lasted a good 3-4 hours without reapplying. It did a great job and if you are planning on spending a lot of time in the sun, I would recommend this sunscreen lotion to you…especially if you have sensitive skin.
Now for the giveaway! Enter to win a full-size bottle of Banana Boat’s Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion and a full-size bottle of the same lotion for Babies. A $21.00 Value! This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway ends July 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST. Thank you!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. This giveaway is in no way facilitated, sponsored or administered by Facebook or Twitter.