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Friday, July 2

TruKid Review and Giveaway!

Jennifer Adams Bunkers was a mother of five with another on the way when she realized there were not many children's products on the market for her to choose from, and a lot of the stuff out there was chemical-filled and unhealthy, or smelled "yucky" according to her kids. So Jennifer set out to make products using only natural ingredients, and essential oils to make scents that children love. She created an easy system, made up of products accompanied with fun songs and poems, that kids would want to use themselves. The rest was TruKid history!

TruKid has evolved into a company with many products, including shampoos, conditioners, sunscreens, hair detanglers, and even lip balm! What makes TruKid different from the rest of the brands, is that it's made specifically for kids, all naturally. There are no chemicals in their products! For children with sensitive skin, sometimes harsh chemicals are hard to get around-- so many products are chemical laden! But TruKid makes a difference in the brand world by proving it's not so hard to make kid-friendly products that moms can trust and feel good about.

I was sent the TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30+ Natural Sunscreen. It went on easily and evenly. I liked that I could see the lotion when I was applying it on the girls. Instead of being a lotion that soaked right in, TruKid Sunny Days has zinc oxide in it that makes a white layer on the skin at first. Then as you rub in, it soaks in to the skin. The smell was appealing and fresh-- it smelled like real sweet oranges! I applied it to both kids-- my oldest daughter has very olive colored skin, while my youngest is fair as they come. Both did well with the TruKid, but I applied it more often on my youngest daughter-- Normally I put 100 spf on her, so I really didn't want her to get red! She ended up just fine and protected! And what is best-- it was without chemicals! The TruKid Sunny Days Sunscreen sells for $10.00 or $28.00 for three.

Some Scary Facts:
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Organization states, "Ingredients in any kind of product - from sunscreen and mascara to deodorant and baby shampoo - are sold to consumers with little to no restrictions and little to no requirement for safety testing." Essentially safety testing is performed only according to the honor system.
The European Union has banned over 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics sold in Europe. The United States has banned 9 and allows all 1,100+ chemicals banned by the E.U. to be used in our personal care products.
There are approximately 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products only, and 11% of those chemicals have been tested for health and safety. Don't feel safe yet.
When ingredients are tested for health and safety in the U.S they are only tested for immediate or short term afflictions such as rashes or swelling. They are not tested for long-term effects such as cancer, birth defects or learning disabilities, just to name a few.
Younger children absorb chemicals through the skin at a larger surface-to-volume ratio when compared with older children and adults. This means that for the same amount of skin covered with a chemical, the younger child may receive up to three times the dose received by an adult.

GIVEAWAY
One reader will win a TruKid stick and lotion!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Comment here on why you would like to try the TruKid Sunny Days Sunscreen. (you must be a TicTacDough friend in order to win)
EXTRA ENTRIES: (Please leave a comment for each extra entry!)
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RULES:
- Contest will close at 12 noon. PST on July 16th, 2010
- Contest open to US Residents.

Thank you for entering and Good Luck! For questions about entering, please see the giveaway rules.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. A special thanks to TruKid for participating in a giveaway!

95 comments:

Nav said...

It has no vitamin A (which increases sun sensitivity and make tumors develop quicker-- yuck!), is BPA and phthalate-free and has NO SLS, paraben, 1-4 Dioxane or gluten! All that and the fact that it still protects you naturally is truly amazing!


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Beth on July 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM said...

I don't like the smell of a lot of sunscreens, but it sounds like this one smells good.

shala_darkstone on July 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM said...

I'd like to try the TruKid Sunny Days Sunscreen because I don't want to put traditional sunscreen containing chemicals on my daughter.

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slb3334 on July 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

as I struggle to get the kids to wear it.

Jennifer H on July 6, 2010 at 10:55 AM said...

Because it would save us $$ on sunscreen! W/a daycare and it being summer time this would help. :) Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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Jennifer H on July 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM said...

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Romina on July 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

The sunscreen I am using on my son works well but doesn't fade so his face and body looks pasty every time we go out. I have been looking for a replacement and TruKid is it!

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Brianna Beers said...

I have two handome boys that are natural since I can remember and they only deserve what is natural for them...and this sunblock is what they need! They cant wait to try it out! Thanks for this awesome sweeps.

Denise S. on July 10, 2010 at 7:12 AM said...

I have three young kids that like to spend a lot of time outdoors and this would protect them.

Jay on July 11, 2010 at 12:30 AM said...

My wife really like to get this for our son.

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Sofie's mom on July 11, 2010 at 8:55 AM said...

Sun safe and smells good, what a perfect product...would love to use this.

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Jenn S. on July 13, 2010 at 7:03 AM said...

I would like to try it because it is natural.

idahomom on July 13, 2010 at 8:43 AM said...

My son has severe allergies which leaves him with eczema. I think this might be easier on his skin.

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Shopaholic on July 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM said...

I would love to win this for my nephew who loves, loves, loves being out and about.

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Jen M on July 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM said...

I'd love to try this because my kids have very sensitive skin and I think this wold work well for them!

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Eve on July 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM said...

My daughter is always telling me to look out for natural products for my grandson. I would like to win this for him.

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Gianna on July 16, 2010 at 12:37 AM said...

I've never tried it before and would like to.

Bakersdozen on July 16, 2010 at 2:32 AM said...

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FDP 4 Life on July 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM said...

i would like to try trukid because we are very fair and we do not need to get burned
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MAC Mom on July 16, 2010 at 9:56 AM said...

I would like to try it for my kids because it has no chemicals and my kids are in the sun a lot during the summer,
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Brittany on July 16, 2010 at 10:46 AM said...

I'd like to try TruKid Sunny Days Sunscreen just because I'd save money! :p My niece could use it, too.

Thanks!

Tylerpants on July 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM said...

My son is allergic to a lot of sunscreens so the TruKid Sunny Days Sunscreen seems a lot safer. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Katie on July 16, 2010 at 3:26 PM said...

I'm a follower, and I would like to try this sunscreen b/c I'm interested in switching to a mineral-based sunscreen for my kids.

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