As an update to my earlier blog, “The Best Natural Sunscreens for Kids,” the maker of my favorite sunscreen for adults has just released a sunscreen for kids.
Marie-Veronique–a mother-daughter team producing completely natural skincare in Berkeley, CA–is now selling Kids Safe Screen, SPF 25 ($24 for 2.7 oz). Just like her “adult” sunscreen products, this product uses non-micronized (i.e., non-nano) zinc oxide, which is considered the safest, most-effective broad spectrum blocking ingredient available. (Note: Marie-Veronique is a former chemistry teacher and her daughter is a physicist.)
Because it is brand new, I have just ordered a bottle and cannot comment on its formulation, application, etc. However, the Marie-Veronique Moisturizing Face Screen, SPF 30 ($40 for 2 oz), which I use daily, is by far the best natural sunscreen I have found (and I have tried nearly everything out there!). Regarding the later, it is quite liquid so you don’t need a huge dollop, and it leaves a elegant matte finish. There is a slight “casper” factor when you first apply it, but within 10-15 minutes (i.e., by the time I finish my morning routine and head to the kitchen for breakfast), it has completely absorbed.
I cannot say enough good things about this line, and can’t wait to try this new sunscreen for kids.