Sunday, April 8, 2012

Smart Girls Who Surf Sponsor Spotlight Review

I have another marvelous company to tell you about, especially for you girls and women who send alot of time outside. You don't have to be a surfer or live in California to get sunburned. It can really happen at any time during the day and that is why you need some good protection! Smart Girls Who Surf sent me this cute little burlap tote filled with some things I might need if I am outside alot. Here is what is in the bag:

1. After Sun Soothing Lotion
2. SPF 30+ Sunscreen
3. SPF 15 Lip Balm in Vanilla flavor
4. Soap for Surfers in Ruby Red Grapefruit
5. Soap for Surfers in Lemon Zest
6. Care for Hair Sun Protector
7. Small sized black comb
8. Really cute burlap bag

I loved the Vanilla lip balm right away! It has an SPF 15 in it to help protect our lips from the sun because whether you know it or not, our lips are affected by the sun. The list of ingredients in the lip balm also made me feel good about using it: Organic Palm Oil, Beeswax, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Flavor, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Rosemary Extract, and Vitamin E. I have extremely dry lips and well just about everything is dry I think because of all the meds I am on so this is been a lifesaver for my lips. Vanilla is a pretty universal flavor and I don't know many people who don't like it, so it's a safe bet if you are buying for someone else. They do have it in Cherry flavor also.

Another great product to protect us from the sun is Smart Girls Who Surf's Sunscreen with it's Non-Whitening Mineral SPF 30+ Sunscreen has a broad spectrum of UVA/UVB protection and is formulated with natural ingredients. I love that it is made here in the U.S.A. and they do not use any parabens or chemical sunscreen active like octinoxate and oxybenzone. This product is water and sweat resistant, eco-friendly and won't sting your eyes. That is one of my pet peeves about sunscreen is the fact that it burns my eyes when I start to sweat out in the hot sun. Thanks Smart Girls Who Surf for coming up with a great sunscreen that does not burn my eyes! These are the Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (5%) and Titanium Dioxide (4%)

Oh, and let me tell you, one other thing I am very conscious about while out in the sun is my hair! It takes alot of crap from blow drying to flat irons, etc that it doesn't need anymore unnecessary damage from the sun! Smart Girls Who Surf has a Leave in Conditioner with an SPF 7 and protein infused detangler that is specially formulated with vitamins to protect our hair and our scalp from the hot sun. It is perfect to use before or after getting in the water at the beach or after your shower.

And you are gonna love the light kiwi scent! The ingredients include wheat proteins, soy proteins, and Vitamins C, B1, B3, and B7 to strengthen and protect your hair. Now that is some serious power to ensure us girls have beautiful hair while at the beach and a night on the town afterwards!

And now for the two great soaps that were in my Grab-N-Go Kit. Both soaps, the Lemon Zest and the Ruby Red Grapefruit are made with mild ingredients so it will not harm your face. This natural, 100% vegetable based, glycerin soap is perfect for rinsing off and feeling refreshed after a long day in the ocean or pool. Nothing is worse than to still feel the oily greasiness of being out all day even after you shower! They are hypo-allergenic and moisturizing.

The other thing that I was most amazed about was the After Sun Soothing Lotion because it went on quickly and did not just lay there on top of my skin like alot of other lotions have and it is probably one of the reasons I very rarely would buy any. But since I have been blogging and learning about the "green" and "eco-friendly" products, I realized it must have been the chemicals in the daily sunscreen and makeup that made my face look horrible by the end of the day.

This wonderful smelling sunscreen goes on quickly and disperses without alot of buildup. Our skin is overexposed to the sun all day and we need something that will rehydrate our skin. After Sun Soothing Lotion is specially enriched with Organic Aloe Vera leaf juice, Green Tea leaf extract, Shea Butter, Jojoba seed oil, Licorice extract, and antioxidants (vitamins C, E and B5), this all natural formula will leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Just a quick note, this is also a great lotion for people like me who have naturally dry skin no matter if we stay indoors or outdoors. My skin literally drank this stuff up!

Here is what they have to say in the About Us section:
Our name does define who we are. Although our roots will always be in surfing, we have discovered that our superior sunscreen products can benefit men, women and children that participate in all types of action sports.

While we have decided to expand into other industries, the one principle that we have not compromised is our singular commitment to deliver a high quality sunscreen formula manufactured here in the USA.

Our Spring/Summer 2011 product line-up further extends our commitment to clean skin care, ultimate protection, and education about skin cancer.

This January we will rollout our long-awaited kid’s line, Smart Kids Who Play. The Smart Kid’s line is being introduced to entice and simplify a safe skin care regimen for babies, kids and teens. Our ultimate goal is to make this easy, enjoyable and a habit they will continue year round.
So next time you are surfing, snowboarding, or playing tennis, remember that you are exposing your precious skin to the harshest of elements…the sun.

Skin cancer does not discriminate between sports, age, or ethnicity. Skin Cancer affects everyone. Please protect your skin. Use sunscreen everyday.
Smart Girls Who Surf has been kind enough to offer the winner of my Earth Day Event their own Grab-N-Go Kit and you can choose either vanilla or cherry for your lip balm. Everything else will be the same. Value of the kit is $24.00. The Earth Day Event starts on April 12th and ends on the 22nd. Good Luck! Open to the U.S. only.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and the sometimes cranky camera. It behaved rather well this time!


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Brittney said...

I love their logo and design! I also love learning about new natural/organic companies! Thanks for the review!

radeeolover said...

I never heard of these products...but I love anything citrus scented...thanks for the review!
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beverly h said...

It's nice to see such a wide variety of UV products! I practically live outdoors in warm weather, so thanks for the review!

polly said...

would love to try the after sun lotion...need it after working in the yard on a hot sunny day in california!

michele376 said...

I love to be outside, great products for your skin.