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Posted by 07.20.09

purefreebabysunblkstickspf60_185x225PHOTO CREDITS: neutrogena.com

PHOTO CREDITS: neutrogena.com

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ –As religious as I am about wearing sunblock, I’m even more devout about shielding my baby from the sun’s harmful rays.  Try imparting that urgency to an 11 month old. My otherwise easygoing boy would shriek in agony every time we tried to slather on the SPF that left him a white, greasy, cranky mess.  We speculated that it irritated his skin, a theory that was confirmed when I tried Neutrogena’s Pure & Free Baby product line.  No fuss.  Brilliant.  Effortless application.  Love it.  The consistency of the lotion is a little thinner than the other baby brands, which means no drag or rigorous rubbing on sensitive little bodies.

The stick goes on with the same ease, and the form factor is great.  Smaller than a teeny cell phone, I can fit it into the front pocket of my jeans or toss it into the diaper bag without fear of a messy leak.  At just over 1″ wide it is perfect for quick and thorough coverage, especially on his sweet face and darling ears.  There aren’t many things in my son’s skincare arsenal that I would use on myself, but we have both been wearing the lotion on our morning jogs, and I frequently take a swipe of the stick on a sensitive scar that needs extra protection from the sun.  It has everything I want for my kid and for myself; it’s hypoallergenic, oil-free and PABA-free, fragrance-free, waterproof and sweatproof.  The lotion and stick have both become fixtures in our morning routine.

FINAL VERDICT – BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) – At $10.99 for the lotion and and $8.99 for the stick, both formats of Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ are keepers.

3 Responses to “FROM THE BAGS OF BABES”

  1. Josi Says:

    Grrr…I want that stick (for myself and the kiddos)!! I saw it a few weeks ago in CVS and like a dork did not buy it…Can’t seem to find it out and about now! You gals are fabulous…glad I found your site.

  2. LGM Says:

    The Neutrogena Waterguard Kids SPF 70+ is also a fabulous product. One application lasts through 3 hours of camp including water play (small pools, sprinklers, slip and slide). My kids are extremely fair and we are very diligent in our sun protection. The Waterguard Kids protects my kids skin without giving them the Casper the Friendly Ghost white sheen to their face and bodies. I love it.

  3. MSM Says:

    Josi – have you checked Target? If all else fails, I have seen it on drugstore.com

    LGM – I love the Waterguard as well.

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