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Since having children, I’ve spent more hours than I care to admit researching chemical-free products for my family. A big one in our household is sunscreen – I don’t like using chemicals but also don’t want our skin damaged by the sun.
MelanSol has a line of 100% natural skin care products, including sunscreen, sunburn relief gel, baby sunscreen, and moisturizer – all chemical free. Not only does the packaging list the active and inactive ingredients, they also list how long the sunscreen will last, how often to apply, and other sun protection measures. I like that they’re working with you to keep your skin healthy. An added bonus is that the MelanSol products are certified as 100% natural by the Natural Products Association, come in biodegradable and recyclable packaging, and are not tested on animals.
I tested the SPF 20 sunscreen and the moisturizer. The sunscreen has a pleasant botanical smell, went on very easily and without leaving any white marks, and did not feel greasy. As we are heading into fall, I was not able to test its effectiveness against sunburn.
The face and body moisturizer also has a pleasant smell, goes on easily, and feels nice on my skin. A combination of three antioxidants help all MelanSol products to protect the skin from free radical damage – the root cause of sunburn and skin aging. I like the idea of being able to use the moisturizer to protect my skin year round.
As with most natural, chemical-free products, you’ll end up paying a bit more than you would with traditional sunscreens. The MelanSol product line is even a bit pricey compared to other natural sunscreens. However, it does go on smoothly and that is a bonus, as is the unique antioxidant combination that protects the skin from free radical damage.