Face Stick Organic Sunblock by Eco Lips
By Audrey van Petegem, Contributing Editor
With summer right around the corner, I’m happy to have just discovered the handiest little skin protector that offers SPF 30 sun protection that not only blocks harmful UV rays, but also moisturizes and heals dry skin. The product in question is Face Stick by Eco Lips.
I have always struggled to find the right sunscreen for my 5 year old daughter, Thea. She has had eczema since birth and tends to flare up with most over-the-counter skin products. Finding the right sunscreen for her is always a challenge. The Face Stick contains 82% certified organic ingredients (making it the most organic sunscreen on the market), including organic sunflower, jojoba and coconut oils along with organic aloe vera and calendula. All are great ingredients for the skin. I bought a couple of Face Sticks at a local Whole Foods Market. The Eco Lips Face Stick comes in a .15-ounce tube with a suggested retail price of $7.49 without Eco Clip or $8.99 with Eco Clip. I decided to get one for my purse and one with the Eco Clip for my teenage son, so he can clip it onto his backpack when he heads to the beach. When I took an impromptu detour to the beach with my daughters the other day, I was thankful I had put the Face Stick in my purse. I put it on both my daughter’s lips, nose, face and ears and then I put it on myself. I was impressed with the non-greasy, fragrance-free, smooth and even application it gave. And with the great sun protection!
What I like about the Eco Lips company is that their products are handcrafted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and that the company is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of pesticide-free organic products. Their Face Stick is the most organic sunscreen on the market. Each time you buy one of their products know that:
- Family farms that practice sustainable methods of farming without the use of pesticides and herbicides are supported.
- With their 1% for the earth program, more money can be allocated towards environmentally and socially responsible organizations.
- Organic sales will increase which can change the purchasing habits of retail stores and consumers.
- You are making a BIG difference to a SMALL business rather than a SMALL difference to a BIG corporation.
UPDATE: Ecolips has just let us know that they will offer 15% off all orders through their website until May 31, 2009. Simply enter coupon code succulentwife09 at checkout. Woot!