Yes, you read that title right. I’ve had the same holy grail sunscreen that I’ve been using for myself, and for my family, for over 9 years. That is a long time to be dedicated to a product and I don’t see my dedication faltering anytime soon.
So what is this sunscreen that I’m so passionate about? It may be a brand you’re not familiar with. But I’m bound and determined to change that! It’s called KINeSYS.
If you’ve been following this blog for a long time you’ve probably seen me rave about this sunscreen. Any time I am doing a roundup of sunscreens or summer favorites I of course include my fave sunscreen of all time. I discovered it about 9 years ago. How do I know it was that long ago? Well I found it when I was researching safe sunscreens to use on my daughter when she was an infant and she is now 9. I was on the EWG Skin Deep website researching safe sunscreens. I’d tried some of the ones with the 1-2 Low Hazard ratings and couldn’t find anything I was happy with. They were thick, pasty, and impossible to rub in. I felt like I was taking half an hour trying to rub this goop onto my baby that never seemed to absorb and only ended up getting rubbed into her eyes and mouth. Gross! I also found I constantly had to reapply if I wanted it to be effective. I decided that I was was happy with a sunscreen on the low end of a Moderate Hazard rating. As long as there weren’t any dangerous ingredients, and it was EFFECTIVE, I wanted something that was easy, and pleasant, to use. This is where I discovered KINeSYS and I’ve never looked back.
The KINeSYS sunscreens are PABA, oil, paraben, alcohol, preservative, and cruelty free.
When it comes to sunscreen you basically have two options. A tradition lotion format sunscreen that can be thick, greasy, and slimy. Or you have a spray sunscreen that can be tacky and leave a weird residue on your skin. With the KINeSYS sunscreens you have a clear spray sunscreen that is NOT sticky and does not leave any residue. It leaves your skin feeling dry and silky. No tackiness, no greasiness. It just feel GOOD. It absorbs/sets or whatever you’d like to call it, right away. I have been using it almost exclusively (I only don’t use it when I run out or don’t have it on hand) and my lily white children have never had the slightest amount of burn or sun damage in 8 and 9 years respectively. If you think I am fair you wouldn’t believe how fair my kids are. I looked tanned in comparison. And it always keeps them protected. Even in and out of the water at the cottage and with very little reapplication. (I might reapply once during a day.) I know that this sunscreen NEVER lets me down. I know some of you might feel more comfortable using a 100% mineral sunscreen on your kids but for me what is most important is using something that I know is effective and that I know can be easily, and therefore adequately, applied.
This may be a little weird but I also can’t tolerate having sunscreen on my hands. If I apply sunscreen on myself or my kids I simply must wash my hands after. Otherwise it drives me bonkers. KINeSYS is the only sunscreen that I can apply and not go running for soap and water after without losing my mind. That’s a big deal for me!
KINeSYS has several options available. My favorites are all of the SPF 30 versions. I tried the SPF 50 years ago but found the feel of it wasn’t as wonderful as the SPF 30. The SPF 30 has always offered perfect protection for my family so I’ve never felt the need to try the higher SPF option again.
If you have been a KINeSYS user you may have been wondering why you couldn’t find it at your favorite retailers this summer. KINeSYS went through a change in ownership which resulted in some downtime in production. Well I am so excited to announce that KINeSYS production is back in full swing with the SAME formulas. The team at KINeSYS is busy working with retailers for Summer 2018 in store availability. Loyal and new customers alike can find the following sunscreens available on the KINeSYS website. Canada. USA.
KINeSYS SPF30 Mango (Available in 120ml/4oz and 30ml/1oz bottles.)
KINeSYS SPF30 Fragrance-Free (Available in 120ml/4oz and 30ml/1oz bottles.)
KINeSYS SPF30 Kids (Available in 120ml/4oz and 30ml/1oz bottles.)
KINeSYS SPF50 Fragrance-Free (Available in 120ml/4oz and 30ml/1oz bottles.)
The larger bottles of SPF 30 versions are $19.99 CAD/US and the travel size ($7.99 CAD/US). The SPF 50 formula is $20.99/$8.99 CAD/US).
Also available are:
- SPF30 Girl – Vanilla/Green Tea
- SPF30 Sun Protection Stick ($8.99 CAD/US)
- SPF30 Zinc Ointment ($24.99 US only)
SPF 30 Ingredients:
Avobenzone 2.50%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 7.50%
Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Fragrance, Octyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer
Another thing I love about KINeSYS is the design of the non-aerosol spray bottles. They have a unique curved shape that allows you to grip the bottle firmly, even if you have sunscreen all over your hands!
Have you tried KINeSYS? Do you want to?
This post was made possible by the lovely folks at KINeSYS. Glowing opinions are all mine.