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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Let's see what the reviewers have to say about Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids!

A few weeks back, I held a giveaway for my readers for Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen. 

I invited all the winners to submit their honest thoughts and review the item.  Well, the reviews are in and the winner's have spoken!  It looks like we have some pretty happy winners.

Don't forget one reviewer is going to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. 



1. Erica:
When I first tried Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion the first thing that I noticed was the mild scent. It's very pleasant. The sunscreen is quite thick and yet it doesn't feel greasy on the skin. It was easy to apply.  It left my son's skin very soft. I am always concerned about applying sunscreen to my son's face so it's very reassuring that this product is natural and gentle. I was happy that the sunscreen worked very well when we spent a day outside recently.

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2. Precilla:
We had tried it for several times and we would say that we are really happy for the result and we would recommend it to our friends.  I love that it has natural ingredients and with a high SPF 50.  It only has a very light scent which is great.  It's like a cream texture when I first tried to apply it on my older kid.  After spending a bit of time rubbing it on her, it absorbed thoroughly.  But when I tried to rub it on my younger kid, since his patience was not as great as his sister, I was having a bit of hard time to try to get it applied evenly on him.  But I do love that their skin did not have greasy feeling after applied it on them.  

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3. S.B.:
When we FINALLY had nice enough weather to REALLY put the product to the test (and yes, I know you should also wear sunscreen on cloudy cooler days - but I felt a hot sunny day would be the perfect testing grounds)
My initial reaction to reading the products claims: Awesome! I was very impressed that it contained 100% naturally sourced products!  I really like the fact that you are not going to be putting a ton of chemicals onto your body
My initial thought on applying some of the lotion: WHOA is this thick!  While it did absorb in well after a minute of rubbing in, I can't imagine trying to apply it properly to a wiggly little one wanting to get moving! 
The smell is mild and not unpleasant or unpleasant - just there.  While I love the smell of your traditional sunscreen that reminds you of the beach with it's coconut undertones, I realize that comes with the chemicals the Natural Reflect is avoiding.
Once the lotion was on - it did not feel or look greasy AT all.  Always a bonus, especially when it's going on your face! 
Seeing as I would not be going into any water today - I concocted my own water proof testing by simply submerging my hands in water and under running water for a few minutes to see if it would wash off that way - nope!  The claim of being 'very water resistant' was true!  I could still tell the lotion was there after my test.  It did wash off easily with a little soap - perfect for after sun clean up!
As for the actual sunprotection when I was outside - I spent an hour walking in the hot (prime day time hours) sun and though I came home sweaty - no redness to my skin.  I'd call that a success! It appears to work well!
While I am not a huge fan of the lengthy time it takes to rub the lotion into your skin - I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to a good quality, waterproof lotion that is a greener option!
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4. Francine:
While the weather hasn't been the most conducive to a review, I have been trying out this product.  I really like it!  I love that you don't end up smelling like a tropical cocktail, and I love how thick it is - a little goes a long way.  There's also no greasy feeling like I have found with other sunscreens - it'll be Banana Boat Natural Reflect for this house from now on!

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5. Christy:
Effortless to use! Rubbed in nicely and absorbed quickly. I do not usually purchase SPF over 30, as I find it to be way to heavy and it feels yuck! I felt like I was using a daily moisturizer. I like that it was fairly scent free, as we have bee/wasp allergies. Overall, love it!

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6. Emma:
The sunscreen is light, not thick. It is very easy to spread evenly on skin without leaving white streaks/spots on skin.
The smell is very pleasant.

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7. Olivia:
I’ve used this Natural Reflect sunscreen on my two little girls twice and I like it.  Based on the ingredients and its reasonable price, I would buy this sunscreen for my family.  It's important to me that the sunscreens I use on my young children don't contain oxybenzone or parabens, and the Natural Reflect doesn't contain these toxins.  The protective ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, so it is thicker than your typical chemical sunscreen (almost like toothpaste), but compared to other mineral sunscreens we've used I found this a little easier to rub in and less greasy on their skin.  It's also scent-free which is nice.  I had resigned myself to paying more for mineral sunscreens than their chemical counterparts, but at almost half the price of my regular brand I will definitely buy some more when we run out. 

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8. Heidi:
I’ve used this Natural Reflect sunscreen on my two little girls twice and I like it.  Based on the ingredients and its reasonable price, I would buy this sunscreen for my family.  It's important to me that the sunscreens I use on my young children don't contain oxybenzone or parabens, and the Natural Reflect doesn't contain these toxins.  The protective ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, so it is thicker than your typical chemical sunscreen (almost like toothpaste), but compared to other mineral sunscreens we've used I found this a little easier to rub in and less greasy on their skin.  It's also scent-free which is nice.  I had resigned myself to paying more for mineral sunscreens than their chemical counterparts, but at almost half the price of my regular brand I will definitely buy some more when we run out. 

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9. Jonnie:
What I loved most about this sunscreen is that it worked so well! My son and I wore it on a field trip day and we were both well protected and didn't have a trace of red skin at the end of the day. I usually expect "natural" products to be a bit less effective than the regular versions but this sunscreen proved me wrong. 
I liked that it went on so thick. The thick lotion made it easy to know where I had applied it and where I hadn't. Even though it goes on thick, the Banana Boat Natural Reflect absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn't leave any greasy feeling. I really liked the way my skin felt after using this sunscreen! And I love that the natural formula means my kids don't complain about it drips into their eyes when they sweat.
Even though it's made for kids, my whole household has been using it and loving it! 
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10. Caryn:
I have enjoyed the opportunity to review the Banana boat Natural reflect sunscreen! My kids and I have been using the natural reflect sunscreen for over a week now. I like that the sunscreen is thick and that it coats well on the skin. I also was impressed that this sunscreen uses natural ingredients that are Paba and Paraben free which I like as these are known carcinogens. I found that the natural reflect  sunscreen has a pleasant scent compared to other natural sunscreens that have very pungent odours to them! I also found that this sunscreen doesn't our skin like other natural products that have caused rashes in the past!
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11. Lindsay:
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to try out and review this sunscreen. I was very impressed with this sunscreen. I found it easy to apply and it seemed to absorb into my children's skin fairly quickly, I didn't have to keep rubbing and pulling at their skin. I also liked the fact that it did not leave their skin feeling greasy afterwards. I love the fact that it is so natural and didn't affect my daughter's sensitive skin on her face like some of the other sunscreens on the market. Overall, I am very pleased with this product, I will recommend it to family and friends, and I look forward to continued use throughout the summer! 

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12. Angela: 
I recently was lucky enough to test out  a brand we know and trust, the Banana Boat natural reflect kids sunscreen. The first thing I noticed was that there was no scent. It was very easy to apply and absorb very quickly, I didnot have to keep rubbing it in and it leave's no oily residue behind. I loved this product and will be using and recommending it.
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13. Eva:
Writing an honest review - one must try it out. Layered up with Banana Boat Natural Reflect and then lounged in the sun for 1 1/2 hours. The Sunscreen Lotion smelled pleasant - the cream was not oily or sticky but light/consistent and dried quickly. After 1 1/2 hours - no indication of a sun burn, no discoloration or irritation caused by the cream, definitely true "Mild As Water". Upon return home - wash up - no tears/sting. Having passed the Mom's test - without hesitation I would give it a green light for my young son to use. Thank  you Banana Boat - great product !
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14. Josie:
This was the first time I have tried a natural sunscreen. My first reaction was ‘wow this stuff is thick’.  I automatically figured it would make me look pasty white and take a long time to rub in. I was half wrong. While it did take a little longer to rub in due to the thickness, it did not make me look pasty white at all.  The thickness is because it’s a cream, not a lotion.  What I loved is that there was no greasy feeling after rubbing it on. It went on smoothly. And there is no scent! YAY!  Some sunscreens have a really terrible scent.  My daughter suffers from eczema so finding a product that won’t irritate her has been a challenge. Time to test this one out. I lathered her up and we went to play outside. She didn’t have that shine that she usually gets from other sunscreens.  We spent 2 hours playing outside and I was seriously impressed. No irritation and no burns.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to review this sunscreen. It’s a definite buy for us! 
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Who is the lucky winner?

Lucky #7, as selected by Random.org.  Congratulations to Olivia!

Thank you to all who participated. 

1 comment:

Teresa Claire said...

I like the review and will be trying this sunscreen for my family. Congratulations to all the reviewers for a job well done and to Olivia!