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My favorite sunscreen

Posted on July 9th, 2007 by Alison Read 8 Comments - Add Your Own »

kinesyssunscreen.jpgBefore I begin raving about Kinesys sunscreen, I must disclose that my husband works for the company. BUT, I will also tell you that he sought out the job after we became huge fans. In fact, he didn’t tell me he was even thinking of working for Kinesys until after he brought a bunch of it on one of our vacations to see what I thought of it. I liked it. No, I loved it. And I won’t be using another sunscreen on myself or my kids.

Why is Kinesys sunscreen so great? Since this is a website about allergies, I will first mention that I am someone who is very sensitive to fragrance. The fragrance-free version does not offend my nose or make me feel itchy. As a parent of skin-sensitive children, I am happy to report that neither child has ever had a rash from it, even after using it for 8 days straight.

Aside from the allergy-free experience I have had with this sunscreen, I simply have to say that the feeling of the sunscreen is like no other. It sprays like a mist on your skin, with no alcohol smell or overpowering coconut aroma. You know how at the end of the day of lathering sunblock on your body, you just want to take a shower to get it all off? Not with Kinesys – you don’t even feel like there is anything on. But yet, we have never had a sunburn while using it. The key is to re-apply.

What more can I say? A lot actually, but if you really want to know more, just go to the Kinesys website and see for yourself! You can also look there to see where Kinesys is sold. Oh, one more thing – readers of this website get a special discount at the Kinesys online store! Enter surefoods20 for a 20% discount. Enjoy the sun!

Updated 7/18/07: In response to a reader’s question in the comments below, Kinesys states that their products are free of peanuts, nuts, sunflower and gluten. The production facility does on occasion make one product that uses traces of
macadamia nut oil. This production is infrequent and the cross contamination protocols are such that there is virtually zero chance of any kind of contamination.

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  1. I use this product, and I love it, too! You are right on the mark: it goes on easily, feels good, and you really don’t mind reapplying it, because it doesn’t feel like you have ten layers of “ick”–I think people tend to not reapply sunscreen when they should, because they still “feel” the first layer–not so with this stuff, plus the spray bottles make it really easy to apply on kids! Also, my mother-in-law has alopecia and has to be really diligent about applying sunscreen on “common” areas like arms and legs, since she has no body hair to protect her skin. She tried it on a recent visit, and loved it, too. Awesome stuff!

  2. Kristin,
    Did you know that alopecia has been linked to celiac disease?
    Glad you like the sunscreen. I have had so many moms tell me it is the only sunscreen their kids will wear without a fight!

  3. One concern witth sunscreen is that it may be a factor in the current epidemic of low vitamin D. Study after study have shown that a large percentage of the population is vitamin D deficient. This is true even in the studies done in Florida and Hawaii. To read more about vitamin D, go to http://www.vitamindcouncil.com/
    Anne

  4. Thanks Anne for the info. I’m wondering if the vitamin D deficiency in the world could be due to undiagnosed celiac disease, as malnutrition can be one of the symptoms!
    As far as sunscreen goes, I guess I am more worried about skin cancer than vitamin D.

  5. Doe anyone know if the kids products contain peanut, nut, sunflower or gluten? I have e-mailed the company and I am waiting for the answer. Thanks

  6. Danielle,
    According to Kinesys, their products are free of peanuts, nuts, sunflower and gluten. The production facility does on occasion make one product that uses traces of macadamia nut oil. This production is infrequent and the cross contamination protocols are such that there is virtually zero chance of any kind of contamination.

  7. This product contains Tocopheryl Acetate, an inactive ingredient,which is vitamin E and wheat. WHAT?? This product does not meet celiac disease approval for me.

  8. Hi there,
    They used to list all of the allergens on their Kids’ products, but we just noticed that they don’t anymore. Any idea what happened? My family deals with multiple food allergies, including soy and wheat.
    Thanks
    Kathy

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