When you go on vacation and take a (crap) ton of products with you, there are always some products you don’t end up using, and others you use religiously. One item that I was so happy I packed was the Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick SPF 60+. This little swivel stick of sunscreen turned out to be a lifesaver.
Sensitive skin needs babying, what better to use than products made for the delicate skin of babies? This is a physical sunscreen, meaning it forms a protective barrier on the skin and scatters harmful UVA/UVB rays before they ever have a chance to touch your skin. Sensitive skin, and the delicate skin of babies, cannot tolerate chemical sunscreens as they have the potential to irritate. This fragrance free sunblock has 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide broad spectrum protection. The stick glides on easily and rubs on for a weightless, greaseless feel. Due to the zinc and titanium, it leaves behind a light pink cast you can see upon initial application but dissipates when it absorbs and is rubbed in properly. As such it may not be suitable for use all over the face or body, but rather select areas that need special attention.
This sunblock stick proved to be invaluable while I was at the beach. Before heading outside, and before putting on my bathing suit, I used this liquid sunscreen on my face, neck, and ears, and this sunscreen spray on my body. The Pure & Free was for my lips, ears, hairline and part. The light pink cast was actually kind of pretty on my lips with a sort of mod 60’s look. If you prefer to skip the mod mouth, you can certainly opt for layering a lipstick or tinted lip balm overtop. Once we were at the beach and in need of additional protection from the sun, I swiveled the sunblock stick over my shoulders and knees (two areas extremely prone to sunburn and damage sitting in a beach chair). The added layer of protection added much needed peace of mind during the sun’s peak hours.
I am all for skincare products that make my life easier and this multi-purpose sunblock stick more than fits the bill. It’s compact and can easily be tucked into your beach bag, gym bag or purse. Applying sunscreen needs to be a daily occurrence; easy to use application is a bonus and will make you more likely to use it faithfully.
Have you tried Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick SPF 60+? You can order it from Amazon for less than $7! Are you a fan of stick sunscreens-do you have any favorites?