This post was sponsored by La Roche-Posay as part of an Influence Central campaign and
all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Every summer since my first baby was a year old, I’ve researched just about every sunscreen for babies and kids I came across. I wanted to make sure my kids were getting the best possible protection in a nourishing formula that wouldn’t dry out their skin. My 3 kids all have very different skin types, so if I can find one sunscreen that works great for all three of them, I’m sold. My oldest and youngest have very sensitive skin. They are pretty fair, while my middle child has more olive-toned skin. As any millennial mother, I’m part of a few parenting Facebook groups where people ask questions and advice is shared. In one group where the mothers are local, I saw one specific brand of children’s sunscreen constantly come up, and I knew after the 7th recommendation I had to check it out for myself. The brand is called La Roche-Posay and the product for kids is Anthelios Dermo-Kids 60.
Now, I’m going to get a little “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” on you and tell you that Anthelios is a Greek word which translates to “anti-sun” or “sun-blocking.” And there you go. Anthelios 60 Dermo-Kids is a sunscreen that mom, pediatricians, and dermatologists developed with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and 80-minute water resistant protection. Along with sun protection, LaRoche-Posay offers antioxidants that are safe and gentle on children’s skin. I find that it doesn’t over-dry their skin while still protecting them from the sun’s rays. I use it on my husband and myself too, because Anthelios is effective sun protection for the whole family.
Knowing I’m not the only mother who questions whether or not sunscreen is effective after some time in the sun or after swimming, learning about My UV Patch is a game changer for many parents with the same concerns. Using an easy tattoo-style sticker attached to my kids’ skin, I can monitor their sun protection with a handy app on my phone. I simply scan the patch, add sunscreen to the patch and my children’s bodies, and then the app reminds me to scan the patch about every 20 minutes. The skin sensor monitors UV radiation in real time to understand sun exposure. It’s scary that just 5 sunburns before age 20 can increase the risk for melanoma, so heightened awareness to sun exposure is a big deal and any tool that helps me better understand this as a parent earns a plus in my book.
Of course, the chlorine from the pool and salt from the beach can be drying, so after bath time I use Cicaplast Baume B5. This ultra-hydrating, non-sticky formula is safe for everyone in my family and aids in moisturizing and protecting our skin. I’m personally excited to use this product during the winter when my skin becomes so dry from the cold that it cracks and becomes painful.
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