Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sesame Street Brunch at The Rose Venice | Sweet P and Sky

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.

Blue Lizard Sesame Street Brunch at The Rose Venice | Sweet P and Sky

Blue Lizard Sesame Street Brunch at The Rose Venice | Sweet P and Sky

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."

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