Tag: skincare

What’s in My Kit? Acure Organics

Acure Organics Review

I’m secretly a skincare junkie. I ran a beauty blog prior to Little Grunts. I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest to swap into my kit, even if it means wreaking havoc on my skin. These days, I’ve largely committed myself to Acure Organics.

Their products are largely organic and free from gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. They do not test on animals. They are a sustainable company that promotes green packaging, recycled materials, and biodegradable product.10 cents for every Day Cream and Night Cream sold supports Unite For HER’s efforts.  Acure also supports Turning Green.

Bottom line: Acure Organics is a company that does good, for your skin and for the planet.

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Sunbum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

Sunbum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion Review

If you’ve been following along with my blog, you’ll know that I’m becoming a Sun Bum freak. It all started with the Sun Bum PRO SPF 50. I wanted something a little less expensive for use on the rest of my body and picked up the Sun Bum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion.

Designed for extensive fun in the sun, this sunscreen lotion has accompanied me everywhere bare skin was showing for the last month. This is easy to apply before hitting the trails and is a nice, moisturizing lotion to help prevent scaly legs. It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes before reapplication is needed. As a skin-conscious person, I really love how it’s paraben-free, PABA-free, and oil-free, with Vitamin E. This is also photo-stable, so it’s guaranteed to protect you against the sun without degrading instantly.

This is coconut scented, so if you’re sensitive to sweet smells, this might not be good for you.

Biggest con for me is how it doesn’t play nicely with other sunscreens, including other items from the Sun Bum line. My standard routine involves applying this liberally in the morning prior to starting on the trail. Reapplication is with the SPF 30 Continuous Spray since it’s easier to apply. Rubbing in the additional sunscreen makes this one clump up and come off the skin in little, ugly grey balls. However, that’s not really a deal breaker for me ’cause by that time, I’m super dirty and giving zero cares at that time.

Buy through Sun Bum for $15.99.

If you’re looking for more Sun Bum reviews, check out the PRO SPF 50 here and the SPF 30 Continuous Spray here.