Monday, August 10, 2009

Product Spotlight: California Baby No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick

Yes, yes, I should have put this in our Spotlight way earlier in the summer, but there's no time like the present to remind you that, even though we're most of the way through summer, you still have to protect your skin.

So there's this great little brand of skin and sun care called California Baby (, and it's not only great stuff for your little ones, but it's great stuff for all you big people out there, too! One of the things I've had a really hard time tracking down in the realm of CF products has been suncare. There are a few really good ones out there, but it's been hard finding a full range of sun protection that keeps us safe, yet doesn't harm our animal babies in the process. Look no further than these guys!
But the one I want to really share with all you ladies out there is the No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick! One of the things I hate the most about summer (number one - the humidity, which makes me look like Larry from The Three Stooges) is that before I even get my makeup on, I've sweated right through my sunblock in my hot little apartment. It's a problem, because you need sun protection, but you also need it to stay matte so that you can get your face on to begin with, which is where this little gem comes in. Here's the product description from the California Baby website itself: "Pop this convenient PABA free, non-chemical, fragrance-free sunblock stick into your pocket, purse or diaper bag. The whole family will love this easy-to-use stick that gives those 'hot spots' a boost of extra protection. Our non-chemical sunblock stick employs a highly micronized, non-whitening titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. Non-staining formula. It glides on smoothly for easy application. May be used in combination with our SPF30+ sunscreen lotions."

Truly, this is a little slice of heaven during these sweltering dog days of summer. And look - it even comes in an easy to carry, cute as all-get-out little package!

Of course it's not as cute as former Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy...

... but then, what is? (Sure that was random. But I figured I'd toss you a little something extra since I haven't blogged in so long!)

At $15 at any health food store, it's more than affordable (Hey! We're back to the sunblock now - you can rent "St. Elmo's Fire" on your own time!), and it got a great big kiss on lips from the American Cancer Society.

So have fun in the sun, stay safe, and I'll send you all a big hug from cyber-space since it's too damn hot to hug you in person.



  1. Wow, it really has a matte finish? That's great. I'm always searching for a better sunscreen to wear under my mineral foundation. P.S. I prefer Andrew McCarthy circa 2008 on Lipstick! He wasn't my type in the 80's (I liked Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club) but he sure is now.

  2. "Pretty In Pink", my friend. It's all about Andrew in "Pretty In Pink". (And yes, really matte! Whoot!)