All summer long, I was searching for a great natural sunscreen. I did come up with some that did a pretty good job. Then, one day I’m looking online and come across a brand called Beachcomber Sun & Skin Products. I was pretty excited, I had heard great things and even referred to them as a natural sunscreen option in an earlier post. Even better, they are local to me in Lima, Ohio! I had no clue! So, I thought that was pretty neat since I love supporting local businesses!
Beachcomber offers all natural and organic sunscreen, lip balm and lotion that contain no harmful chemicals or preservatives, no parabens, pthalates or dyes.They make it all and package it themselves. They take a lot of care in their products and even helped educate me with some interesting facts that I’ll share with you in a bit!
The first thing I tried was the Beachcomber Beach Butter.
This is exactly what I was looking for. A natural and organic sunscreen that worked, that was safe for my children to use and that was strong enough to protect our skin without the worry while we were out in the sun. It was smooth and went on their skin quick. Usually my oldest complains since I have to really rub it in. With Beachcomber,there were no complaints since its more like a whipped lotion. As a mom, that couldn’t make me happier. It’s SPF 30. I did reapply every hour or so on their faces and shoulders like advised on the label and my babies didn’t get sun burnt, even in 85+ degree weather! Beachcomber nailed everything I wanted from a natural sunscreen.
Next, I tried was 2 different flavors of lip balm. Blueberry and Natural Cocoa.
The first one I used was the blueberry. Unfortunately, I was a little too excited when I took it out of my mailbox and wanted to use it right away, I didn’t think of it being in the heat. Your regular non natural brand of chapstick wouldn’t of had this issue, but with this being natural, it was really soft and melted. However, it didn’t alter my opinion on it. Melted or not, it was smooth and smelled wonderful. It was very hydrating and I didn’t feel like I had to put more on a half hour later. The natural cocoa was just as great. Smells delicious and worked great. Since they were both a little soft when I first got them, I’ve actually been keeping them in my fridge. I thought this would make them too firm to apply, but the mix of being smooth and chilled, it’s pretty nice.
I have to add that every night before bed, my 3 year old asks to have some blueberry lipbalm! She is a lip picker. I’m not sure if it’s habit from being bored or nervous, but she would pick her lips until they would bleed in little spots. Since shes been using Beachcomber lip soothing stick, her lips have been looking much better! Gotta love quality ingredients!
Oh, remember when I mentioned that the owner of Beachcomber helped educate me a little on lip balms and chapsticks? Well, most companies put natural or artificial sweeteners in their lip balms and chapsticks. By doing this, the flavor is more intense and is a little secret weapon to getting people to purchase more! Not only are the sweeteners addictive, but they will make you lick your lips more, causing the membrane to become dry. Then, what do you do when your lips become dry? You apply more chapstick or lip balm… oh what a vicious, sneaky cycle! So, needless to say, Beachcomber doesn’t use any sweeteners!
So overall, Beachcomber products rank pretty high in my books. What you see on the label is what you get. They offer pure, quality ingredients with pure, quality service. They don’t have a ton of products, but what they have is wonderful! Definitely a case of quality over quantity for sure!
Have you tried any Beachcomber products? Share your thoughts down in the comments section!