There’s a new sunscreen on the block and its timing couldn’t be better. As we head into the summer months we are all on the hunt for a sunscreen that works, is free of toxins and safe to use on our entire family. Poofy Organics has developed a sunscreen called “The” Sunscreen: Safe, Simple, Superior claiming to be so effective, even VAMPIRES can enjoy the sunlight!
Poof’s Closet (the umbrella company for Poofy Organics) is a small, family-run business, offering healthy, safe, beauty products- free of toxins and other unhealthy ingredients. Kristina, a mom, founded the company after her own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She became determined to find products that were toxin free and affordable. As a result, Poofy Organics was born.
If you’re wondering where the companies name and lady bug logo come from- Kristina told me that it’s a combination of her daughter’s nickname, “lady bug” and calling her daughter “POOFY” because she always had poofy hair.
This sunscreen scored a very low hazard score (1 out of 10) on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. It’s SPF #30 and its main active ingredient is zinc oxide.
More reasons to like Poofy “The” Sunscreen…..
- The ingredients are organic
- No parabens
- No nanparticles
- No chemical fragrance
- No nasty preservatives
Although the sun isn’t really out in full force, we still decided to put this sunscreen to the test. I liked the way it smelled: a light sunscreen fragrance. I also liked the way it spread-it felt as though it was ready to do its job protecting us from the suns harsh rays.
My 7 year old rubbed it all over himself and shared these comments:
“I like it mom”
“Can I use it every day?”
As far as I’m concerned, it passed the test. If I don’t have to beg and plead for my kids to wear sunscreen then this will be a good- no great- summer. Just as FYI-it does leave a white film after being spread (just means great coverage!).
For those with nut allergies….
The sunscreen does contain shea butter. The Food Allergy Research and Resource Program reports shea butter comes from a tree nut, but that it doesn’t belong in the list of commonly allergenic tree nuts. There are no reports of allergic reactions to shea nuts or its products. For soaps and cosmetics, it is the oil from the shea nut that is used. The oil contains little protein, which is what triggers the allergic reaction. As with everything, if you are worried or doubtful, avoid the product.
If you live in the Rutherford, New Jersey area you are in luck-Poof’s Closet just opened a retail storefront where you can buy their entire line of healthy and toxic free bath & beauty products. If you’re not near their retail store be sure to check out their full line at Poof’s Closet.
Disclosure: Poofy Organics is a sponsor of this site and they were kind enough to send me a sample of their new sunscreen. That being said, the opinions contained in this review are my own.