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More than ever before, it seems the understanding that sunscreen is not ONLY to be used at the beach or pool is becoming mainstream. It’s easy, though, to think that way since those two activities generally mean hours outdoors in direct sunlight, but anytime we are outdoors sun protection is important.

Even on hazy and overcast days, the UVA or UV rays can cause damage to your skin.

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is to be outside, whether we’re swimming in the pool, playing at the playground, or scootering up and down our street. Since we spend so much time outside, sunscreen is vital. Even though my kids are fairly used to it at this point, the application process isn’t always the most enjoyable (for either party!). I’d tried everything from sprays to creams and had yet to find a sunscreen that I really loved that was easy to apply.

More recently, I’ve been using Supergoop! SunnyScreen on my kids and it makes the whole process so quick and easy. I love that the products contain clean ingredients and aren’t loaded with other unnecessary things.

The SunnyScreen 100% Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 has been my dream product. It glides onto the kids’ skin so effortlessly, so the application process is quick and easy. It can be used on the whole body, but the ease of the product is really showcased in the face application. Luke always reminds me not to get the sunscreen in his eyes, which has never happened, but I imagine it’s unsettling to have someone rubbing a product all over your face as a child. This stick keeps the product exactly where I want it to be. It doesn’t drag on the skin either, so it applies quickly and effectively!

Personally, I’ve been on a long time search for a daily sunscreen that didn’t leave a white cast on my skin. With the nature of my job requiring a good deal of filming and photography, I felt like anytime I was wearing sunscreen under my makeup I looked just a little grey. It probably wasn’t noticeable to anyone else, but I could see it and it bothered me. Many of you recommended Unseen Sunscreen to me and, after trying it consistently, I was pleased to find it a great clear sunscreen that acts as a primer to wear under makeup! This opportunity to partner with the brand and explore their kid’s products really came at a perfect time.

I had been using a post-makeup setting spray, like the Defense Refresh Setting Mist, but it’s always best to start out with sunscreen as a part of your daily skincare routine. Getting into the habit of applying sunscreen daily is important, and having the right products to do the job makes that so much easier.

You can find all of these products and more at Supergoop.com, or click on any of the images below to shop!

This post was sponsored by Supergoop! 


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 06.28.19

SPF is super important – it’s something I should remember more, too! Great post Kate! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Katharine says · 06.28.19

I guess with a new house payment is going to come more ads, but I personally don’t like seeing so many. Between sponsored blog posts and IG , there’s been a big increase. In the last week or so, there’s been sunscreen, Nordstrom, Walmart, Grove, Kiwi boxes and then of course the near-constant Home Chef shilling. I know I have a choice in following, but I’ve followed for a decade+ and I don’t want to stop…just wish I could see fewer adds. Good luck with the move- moving with young kids is no fun!

Devin says · 06.28.19

I couldn’t agree more. It’s like the moving announcement was made and it’s been all ads, all the time. What’s most disappointing is that a lot of the ads seem very off brand – why would I take a recommendation when it’s clearly just a way for you to make buck.

Megan says · 06.29.19

You’re following a beauty influencer because you DON’T want to shop? Nearly every post by someone who blogs/instagrams about beauty and fashion is about a product. It surprises me when people are surprised by a sponsored post when nearly every post is about a product anyway. That’s how this works. Makeup tutorial: products. Outfit post: products. And because companies know that people buy things when she talks about them, they sponsor her. If you think that you are only being advertised to when a post is outright sponsored, you need to be more aware of our consumerism culture. Capitalism = Ads, whether you notice it or not. Do you call network television and complain to them when they run ads during their programming? Do you complain about billboards too? Maybe tell Instagram to stop advertising to you too. FOR HEAVEN’S SAKES.

Lisa says · 06.28.19

Did you ladies stop to think that maybe there’s been an uptick in ads this last week because she is moving?? She’s MOVING. Her entire house/life/family. Give the girl a break.

When I moved last year, I took time off from work, but my company pays vacation so I still got paid. Kate is an entrepreneur meaning that if she isn’t working she isn’t getting paid. Maybe she prepped these posts weeks ago so that she could step away from her job for a few days and still earn an income.

Madison Usrey says · 07.12.19

Learn to be kind. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Candice says · 06.28.19

Great post Kate! I’ve been wanting to try Super Goop.

I would also like to add…

Kate is an honest person w/high integrity. I believe she chooses her sponsorships based on brands/products she already uses and/or ones she wants to try . (You really start to get to know someone after reading years of their posts.) I think it’s great that she gets paid for her work!

Natalie says · 07.01.19

Need to get myself a daily sunscreen!

Laura says · 07.01.19

Our pediatrician actually recommended we do NOT use sunscreen on our 13 month old. She said the newest research is that sunscreen really should only be used when there is a risk of getting burned – being near snow or water. She brought up an extremely good point, why is melanoma on the rise among those of us that grew up in the sunscreen era? I have had 3 friends in their late 20s/early 30s get melanoma. 1 died. They used sunscreen religiously. She said if we do use sunscreen, use the lowest SPF possible and to wash it off as soon as possible.