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#1 of 14 Old 05-13-2008, 12:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are going to the beach in a couple weeks and I know I will be slathering on the sunscreen. Does anybody know if there is a more natural sunscreen out there? It seems like there are a ton of chemicals in normal sunscreen, no? I don't want to burn, but if I can limit my exposure to other stuff it would nice as well.

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I actually use California Baby on myself and on my kiddos. Its spf 45 I think (although, they say if its atleast a 30spf, then its all the same). Its a bit pricey (compared to the target brand I usually use on myself when I'm not preggo) but well worth it! Go to your local health food store, I'm sure they have a few different kinds. I've used others but forget their names!!! Pregnant brain, I guess

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Couldn't say about the sunscreen, but I learned a hard lesson last year while pregnant. You burn a lot easier when you are pregnant. So slather that stuff on every 30 minutes instead of every hour.

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I agree with pp about burning easier. I use one by jason organics-I think, but it may be the avalon organics one, its 45 spf, but I also wear a hat, and cover up as much as I can because burns when your preg. just seem to itch worse.
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UV Naturals is the safest and most effective sunscreen out there so far. Check out the Environmental Working Group site and you can look up the safety of different sunscreens.
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Cool, thanks!

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We use UV naturals, too

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UV Naturals is the safest and most effective sunscreen out there so far. Check out the Environmental Working Group site and you can look up the safety of different sunscreens.
That site is AWESOME!!! I love their database. Here is the link, http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/spl...I=%2Findex.php

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Bumping in from the Dec DDC, we use UV Naturals here too. I burned my (big) belly last pg and don't want that to happen again; ouch!
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I have found Badger to be the most natural.
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how bout spreadability/creaminess. I have tried a couple of the natural sunscreens but they have been really hard to get applied before they seems to get sticky and dry, so Im still searching for a nice feeling natural sunscreen.....opinions please?!!!!
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dh uses burt's bees sunscreen daily on his face. i don't think it's water or sweatproof, though. i like to mix it with just a touch of lotion to increase smoothability (is that a word?)

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I like to make up my own words too, thanks, I love BB's so I'll have to try it, but I don't know how mixing w/lotion would effect the protection of the SPF ~ wouldn't it dilute it?
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Just want to chime in here...I just got back from St. Thomas and used Badger. DH and I burned pretty bad in about 2-3 hours. We even reapplied. DD got burned a little too. But, we really put a lot on her and a couple times. I think you have to put a thick coat on to make it really work. I will not be buying Badger again. I did have California Baby stick for dd's face and that worked really well.

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