Sunology Safe Sun Protection

by Michelle M

Written by Michelle of Honest & Truly!, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor. She received a product sample to provide her opinions of Sunology. We are also compensated for our posts, though all opinions remain our own.

With summer essentially here, we are now spending as much time as possible outdoors. That means that we are constantly slathering on the sunscreen, whether we’re playing in the park or hanging at the pool. We have used the physical block sunscreens for years for a variety of reasons, and I love how they’ve improved since we first started using them and how much more widely available they now are. Sunology has a revamped lines of natural sunscreen that is now the version my kids ask for.

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Traditional sunscreens use chemicals to block the sun’s rays, and those chemicals are absorbed into your skin when you apply them. Physical blocks, however, reflect the sun’s rays – and they don’t contain potentially toxic chemicals like oxybenzone and retinyl palminate. The challenge with most physical block sunscreens is that they are thick and sometimes hard to spread on your skin. It definitely takes more effort to apply them, but for us, the benefit far outweighs the extra few minutes we aren’t in the pool.

 

Sunology, however, we found to be much more lotion like. It was thinner than other natural sunscreens we have used in the past and was much easier to apply. Sunology 3Even the wee ones were able to apply their own lotion much more easily. I found that the tell-tale white on their or my skin disappeared far faster when rubbing it in than any other physical block we have used in the past. The SPF 50 lotion also contains patented FSG Complex™, a proven skin nourishing agent, and has been shown in recent clinical studies to decrease wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and dryness.

I love that the lotion protects against both UVA and UVB rays – a must in this day and age – and lasts for up to 80 minutes before you need to reapply, including when you’re swimming in the pool. Sunology 2This natural sunscreen doesn’t simply wash off when wet. That’s good news for us since we spend so much time in the water where the sun’s rays reflect up from the water in addition to shining down from above us.

 

We put this sunscreen to the test, and it certainly passed with flying colors. One day, Little Miss and I headed to Girl Scout camp where we trekked around in the sun from 11am to 4pm, peak sun hours. We applied as soon as we arrived at camp and a few times during the day. Neither of us burned at all, and with Little Miss we could hardly see any “tan lines” at the end of the day, proof that Sunology was doing its job.

The next day, all of us headed to the pool for a day of fun, and in the five hours we were there, we applied the sunscreen during breaks from the water and no one ended up the slightest bit red. This is a major accomplishment because Little Miss usually ends up with slightly red cheeks from a combination of reaction to sunscreen, the pool water, and the sun. With the soothing ingredients in Sunology, this was not an issue for her at all.

Hands down, we are fans of this natural sunscreen. With products available at SPF 50 designed for face, for body, and for kids, all at $14.99 for 2 ounce tubes, we’re hooked. While I wish the product were available in larger sizes for family use throughout the summer, the small size of the tube does make it incredibly easy to stick in my purse or even stick in my pocket to carry with me and apply on a daily basis.

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Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.




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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Wehaf June 6, 2014 at 1:37 am

In the past I’ve used whatever was on sale, but now I am trying to switch to more natural and eco-friendly products.

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2 Denise S June 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

I buy whatever is on sale or I have coupon for.

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3 beth June 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

whatever’s cheapest

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4 Jennifer Juenke June 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Usually Bull Frog or Banana Boat

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5 Shilo Beedy June 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I buy what’s on sale normally

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6 marian boll June 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Being fair, I will look for the best value with the best sun protection.

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7 Katy June 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Coppertone water Babies 50 spf and maui babe spf 30.

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8 Linda Lansford June 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I use whatever is on sale

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9 Brittany June 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

I try to use a barrier method as often as possible, whatever my hubby picks up at the store. But I would much prefer one without chemicals. Thanks for the chance to check it out!

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10 Tracy Robertson June 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm

I’ve been using whatever is on sale as long as it’s SPF 50 for the body, and I’ve been using Eucerin SPF 30 for my face.

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11 brandy g. June 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

I usually buy coppertone sport to use.

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12 xty cruz June 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I use a copperton sunblock

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13 Kathy Luman June 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I usually don’t use it. However I want to start using to protect against skin cancer.

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14 Melissa Sly June 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm

whatever anyone has on hand. I’m terrible at remembering to buy it. I didn’t start burning until recently.

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15 Beth Cole June 9, 2014 at 12:20 am

I usually get generic stuff at CVS. I have to have a lot of it on hand for my fair skinned kids.

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16 j burns June 9, 2014 at 1:18 am

if i can afford it i buy natural products, right now i have aubrey

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17 Meagan bs June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

i just use whatever sunblock i find at the store.

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18 DEBIJOT June 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I usually buy whatever product is on sale and one I can trust.

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19 mrsshukra June 10, 2014 at 1:49 am

I use CeraVe but always looking for good sun protection!

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20 Christina Anne June 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm

We use hats and sunscreen.
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21 theresa J June 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Hats, sunglasees and typically neutrogena

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22 Karen S June 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

I have been using Neutrogena sunscreen products for years.

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23 Erin W June 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I use about three different types, depending on where I am!

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24 Marya June 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Whatever I can find at the store but I want to find more natural options.

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25 latanya June 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I use neutrogena

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26 Leigh Anne Borders June 13, 2014 at 12:43 am

Honestly we use whatever is eco friendly and safe. Whatever happens to be in the store.

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27 Amanda Sakovitz June 13, 2014 at 6:06 am

I use all different brands of moisturizer with a low SPF

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28 vickie couturier June 13, 2014 at 6:10 am

sounds like a good thing to have for the kiddos

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29 donald light June 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I normally get whatever is on sale as long as it’s SPF 50. I haven’t really been to picky about it.

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30 angie p June 14, 2014 at 12:23 am

I usually use whatever is on sale, with a high SPF.

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31 Amy Orvin June 14, 2014 at 11:35 am

I use Banana Boat sunscreen.

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32 Angela W June 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Usually Banana Boat

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33 David Fultner June 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Stay out of the sun is the .best thing.

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34 katie k June 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

i’m super vigilant about sun protection. i use a 25 spf for my daily moisturizer and a 70 for face and 55 for body when i’m spending time in the sun..which in AZ is pretty darn often! :)

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35 Lisa V. June 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

I use whatever the boyfriend buys. He usually buys 30 spf or higher.

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36 Maria B June 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I use Banana Boat sunblock.

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37 Alex W. June 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I use banana boat!

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38 Brittney House June 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I usually buy banana boat.

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39 Erica C. June 17, 2014 at 2:02 am

I always use sunscreen since I’m so fair.

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40 danielle Marie June 17, 2014 at 5:35 am

i normally use regular sunscreen. i am a redhead so i use it all the time.

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41 Cathy Burnett June 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

I usually purchase a 15 or 30 spf lotion and I also wear a sunhat.

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42 Alyssa June 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Honestly, I just use whatever is on sale!

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43 Robby Rob June 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

we usually try to find SPF30 and use whichever brand has the best price

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44 D HUGHES June 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I try to use a barrier method

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45 Patricia June 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

We use Neutrogena sunscreen.

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46 Mihaela Day June 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I buy whatever is on sale

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47 Dena Read June 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

I use either Oceanpotion, Bullfrog, or Neutragena everyday of the year because I don’t tan. I am always on the lookout for a better product.

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48 Kate S June 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

I usually use whatever is handy from the grocery store :)

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49 shawna June 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Banana Boat or Arbonne

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50 Heather Giovannitti June 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I usually get whatever highest SPF I can find that is priced well.

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51 Julie Price June 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Usually a sun block spray that has a decent SPF.

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52 Shelly June 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I use sunscreen so I don’t burn.

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53 Nicole Millheim June 18, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I use banana boat

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54 danielle June 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Usually whatever is cheapest

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55 Crystal Rose June 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

We use another natural sunscreen.

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56 kathy pease June 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I usually use coppertone products

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57 Kaitlin June 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I spend a lot of time outside and my base sun protection is covering up; long sleeves, wide-brimmed hat, collar to cover my neck, even fingerless gloves sometimes. I also use sunscreen.

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58 Breanne June 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I use Coppertone spray

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59 Melanie Comello June 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

We usually use a really strong banana boat. Especially for my little one, it’s gotta be 45+ ;)

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60 Jodie Rosenblum June 19, 2014 at 1:11 am

I mostly use No-Ad.

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61 Sarah Marshall June 19, 2014 at 2:22 am

We use Blue Lizard sunscreen!

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62 Sand June 19, 2014 at 2:36 am

I use a hat, sunglasses and sunblock year round!

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63 Cheryl Free June 19, 2014 at 5:47 am

I wear a hat and sunglasses, and use a 50 SPF sunblock.

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64 Lauren E. June 19, 2014 at 8:08 am

I use innisfree forest no sebum spf 50 for face. For body, I use whatever is on sale over spf 35

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65 Jan Hammersmith June 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

I buy whats on sale with the best protection

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66 Karren McIntire June 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

I usually try to stick with Neutrogena baby sunblock for my family. It works on sensitive skin and has a higher SPF.

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67 Buddy Garrett June 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

We use sunscreen.

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68 heather c June 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

I mostly just stay out of the sun, but if I go out, I use Coppertone spray-on.

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69 susan smoaks June 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

i like the nutrogena spray on sunscreen

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70 steph j June 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

Whatever is on sale.

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71 Charlene Kuser June 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm

We se a store brand sunscreen 30 and higher

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72 Jaime June 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm

What’s on sale

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73 beth June 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

i usually forget

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