The boys and I spent a lovely morning brunching with Elmo and the folks at Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, in beautiful Venice Beach, CA. It was a fab party celebrating the launch of Blue Lizard's latest sunscreen, and their collaboration with Sesame Street.
So we got a sneak peak at their new product, and I have to say, it is pretty darn cool.
Now, the coolest part by far, is not just that Elmo and Cookie Monster adorn the packaging. The coolest part is that these bottles change color as they are exposed to damaging UV rays, successfully notifying you when it's time to lather up.
They really had me at color changing bottles, but there's really so much more to this sunscreen.
Blue Lizard is a mineral sunscreen. What is a mineral sunscreen?
"Mineral sunscreens, sometimes called physical sunscreens, use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide to block harmful UV light from reaching the skin. Instead of absorbing into your skin, mineral sunscreens stay on the surface, deflecting UV rays like thousands of tiny shields.
Chemical Sunscreens are the most common type of sunscreen and can typically be found on shelves at any drugstore or supermarket. The chemicals absorb into the deeper layers of your skin, allowing the sun’s rays to be absorbed as well. The chemicals provide protection by converting the absorbed UV rays into heat, which is released into the skin. UV light can also destroy the chemicals in the sunscreen, leaving you unprotected. Mineral-based sunscreens, on the other hand, use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide (sometimes both) to form an invisible barrier on your skin’s surface, which reflects and scatters UV rays away from your body. These minerals do not degrade in UV light, so you stay protected. When you use a mineral sunscreen, the sunscreen’s active ingredients do not absorb into your body, which can reduce the chance of irritation."
And if that's not enough, pediatricians recommend the use of mineral sunscreens on kids. Remember, just one blistering sunburn in childhood can double the chances of developing a melanoma in adulthood. Yikes!!
I was truly grateful for the chance to learn all about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, as well as try it out on the boys and myself. Just look at that happy face!
We had a lot of fun brunching with our mommy blogger friends and their kids. The food at The Rose Venice is absolutely delicious. If you go, do not miss the Brioche French Toast. It is an absolute must!
Whats more is, with the beach being two blocks away, we put that mineral sunscreen to use and hit the waves. Best.Day.Ever!
Curious about mineral sunscreen? You can read all about it here.
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