Being in Florida certainly has its advantages this time of the year (and limitations too, no doubt about that, missing the snow is a sentiment that comes and goes). It’s Spring break time down here – we’re already enjoying some mild beach weather, near-perfect pool weather and beautiful days at the park. One side-effect, however, of our fun in Florida is extra sun exposure. I’m a believer in protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging effects and since this family spends a lot of time outdoors we need to have a good store of sun care products.
We have tried out several brands of sun care over the years and just recently encountered Beyond Coastal Sun Care. If you know me, then you know more often than not, I like to choose the natural route. Beyond Coastal is right up my alley! They promote that no matter what you like to do outside, there is a healthy option for protecting your skin (and lips!). Did you know that 80% of your sunscreen’s formula is made up of inactive ingredients? Beyond Coastal is committed to using ingredients that are clean and safe. Some of these nourishing components include coconut oil, chamomile oil, aloe vera and shea butter. It’s significant to note that they offer gluten-free and vegan sunscreen options as well.
The founder of the company, Shawn Biega, started Beyond Coastal after first-hand experience with the effects of sun exposure and after witnessing a number of his friends being diagnosed with skin cancer. He was disappointed in the poor quality and chemically tainted sun care products on the market. Beyond Coastal takes pride in continuing research into better sun care.
“As individuals we are parents, athletes, consumers and concerned members of our global community. As a company and signatory of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics we are committed to offering your family the cleanest, healthiest sun care products possible at a reasonable price. Our formulas are crafted to offer true broad-spectrum protection and are packed with moisturizing botanical antioxidants that nourish, repair, and hydrate your skin.”
Consider this – we may take great care to keep our bodies healthy – we exercise and pay close attention to the food that goes into our bodies. Likewise, the products that go on our bodies should not be left out of this healthy living philosophy.
The next important question – does it work?
My whole family approves of every Beyond Coastal product we tried. The kids didn’t complain (while other sunscreens tend to sting sensitive faces) – and my oldest commented on the pleasant scent. We are lucky to have fairly olive-toned skin – but we do burn on occasion. We didn’t have any problems with burns, and we put this stuff to the test – both in and out of the water! Their AfterSun moisturizer feels very soothing and lightweight – and I’m definitely one to shy away from moisturizers because I don’t like feeling greasy – it wasn’t greasy at all! I particularly appreciate the convenience of the face-stick – it’s super easy to swipe on busy bodies and faces before they run off to play.
The bottom line: We love these sun care products! They worked well, didn’t sting, smelled good, and we really appreciate putting on a product with quality and natural ingredients.
Beyond Coastal is generously offering 1 winner a package of their sun care products including a few lip balms, both natural and active sunscreen and my favorite – the face stick!
We’re using the comment section below for this giveaway. You’ll be able to submit up to 2 entries per person – here’s how:
1st entry: Comment below: What do you value about your sun care products? What’s your favorite activity outdoors?
2nd entry: On Facebook, “like” the Beyond Coastal Facebook page, “like” the Tales of a Mountain Mama Facebook page, and up at the tippy top of this page “like” this post via the Facebook button. Let me know you did so in a second comment below.
***We’ll draw a winner from a hat next Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm EST ***
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about entering this giveaway. Shoot me an email: anngagnier(at)gmail(dot)com
Beyond Coastal generously provided us some samples in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own! You can find my full disclosure here.
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