Saturday, May 14, 2011

trukid :: healthy skincare for kids {giveaway}


A few summers ago my husband and I were planning a trip to Hawaii, and I was on the lookout for the right sunblock. I knew we’d need to apply multiple coats daily the whole time we were there and was none too pleased by the prospect of loading our skin with chemicals that would be absorbed into our bloodstreams (many of which had been banned from sale in Europe). Experts agreed that TruKid was the best non-chemical sunblcok on the market. Apparently, so did consumers, because every brick-and-mortar and online retailer I tried were completely out of stock and weren’t able to fill orders until after we returned from our trip. Bummer! Fast forward three years: I’m now the first-time parent of a 10-month-old who has eczema due to her many allergies. I can’t risk putting chemical-laden sunblock on her sensitive skin, and summer vacations are just around the corner. TruKid to the rescue!


For those unfamiliar with “mineral” sunblocks, here’s the difference: “chemical” sunblocks are comprised of chemical agents which are absorbed into the skin to protect against the sun’s rays, while “mineral” sunblocks reflect the sun's rays by creating a physical barrier and are not absorbed by the skin. The only downfall is the slight white layer that may appear on darker skin. The up side? TruKid Is FREE of BPA, Phthalates, Parabens, PABA, Gluten, 1-4 Dioxanes, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, and Vitamin A (which can be harmful in large amounts to little bodies).

Katherine and I decided that a few minutes spent working on the flower beds was the perfect chance for us to put TruKid to the test! We used the Sunny Days SPF 30+ (EWG rated “1 - Recommended”) sunscreen on our arms & legs, and the Sunny Days Stick (EWG rated “2 - Recommended) on our faces. Not only did we smell super yummy, but neither of us turned so much as pink - and we’re pasty white Irish/English/German girls! I didn’t see a white “film” on either of us after rubbing in the sunscreen, and it didn’t come off on our clothes, either (a problem I’ve had with other mineral sunblocks). And the ultimate test? Kate’s eczema was not triggered or irritated anywhere on her body!

I especially loved that Sunny Days Stick isn't much larger than a tube of Chapstick, so I tucked it in my diaper bag. It will be perfect for those summer days when we're out and about and catching some unexpected rays!


TruKid’s philosophy is to “create a sustainable future for our kids by teaching them to take care of themselves, each other and the environment.” Each TruKid product has a symbol indicating which part of the body it is to be used on, and their website provides printable Earn-A-Star Checklists to help kids develop healthy, responsible living habits. It’s pretty obvious that a mom of 6 kids is at the helm of this awesome company!

TruKid Sunny Days Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 30+) :: $17.95
TruKid Sunny Days Face & Body Stick (SPF 30+) :: $9.99

A SIMPLE COUPON!
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One SIMPLE reader will win sunblock, body wash, and body lotion from TruKid - open to U.S. residents only. Here is how to enter:
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*I was provided the two products noted above to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions expressed are my own.*

137 comments:

  1. I'll need it for my little redhead boy whose skin is so prone to sunburn! We love the freckles but we don't love the burns. :)

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  2. We need this for our beach time at Lake Michigan this summer!

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  6. We spend all summer outdoors, playing, camping and at the beach- this would come in handy :)

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  7. I need this for our new little boy, who also has eczema!!! I'd love to try this product!
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  8. i signed up for trukid email updates!
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  12. My toddler and I will definitely need some TruKid because this pregnant mama plans on lots of days in the pool to ease the weight and heat of pregnancy. And I've been looking for a new body wash for my sweet babies too, so it'd be perfect!

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  13. I am signed up for TruKid email updates.

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  16. I will need trills for my super sensitive skinned little girl and for my own face!

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  17. My 3.5 year old spends a lot of time outside and I'm always looking for a good SPF for her. Thanks!
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  18. Summer time is outside time...park, garden, backyard, wherever!

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  19. My little boy and I are allergic to many skin products including most sunscreens. We would totally use this product to stop sunburns and breaking out from our current sunscreen

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  20. I will need it because my little ones live in the sun! teressajoe@comcast.net

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  24. i need trukid because we spent lots of time at the beach

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  31. My little 5 year old girl is allergic to retinyl palmitate which I have no idea why they put in so many sunscreens! Hello Retin-A makes you MORE sun sensitive. So we like more natural stuff! Thanks!

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  32. I need TruKid this summer for my grandson when we are outside and going to park or beach.

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  33. I signed up for TruKid e-mail updates.

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  34. I follow @TruKid and @simplereviews on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  38. We need this for our kids for the beach in Greece!

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  39. Signed up for TruKid e-mail updates

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  40. Follow @TruKid and @simplereviews on Twitter

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  48. http://twitter.com/#!/teressajoe/status/71589673323085824 teressajoe@comcast.net

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  49. I need this because I have 3 little girls who go through sunscreen and wash like mad!!

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  62. http://twitter.com/#!/teressajoe/status/72690446501023744 teressajoe@comcast.net

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  63. Here in Florida, it is imperative that we wear sunscreen! With my kids at the beach or in the pool constantly, they could definitely use this!

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  70. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
    I need Trukid this summer because my baby is now just 4 months old and I absolutely MUST protect his skin during our lake MI beach trips!

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  79. i will need this because we have a 4 mo old baby boy and we are outside a lot

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  80. voted on top mommy
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  82. I voted on TMB.

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  84. http://twitter.com/#!/teressajoe/status/73415116934217729 teressajoe@comcast.net

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  85. I voted on TMB.

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  86. voted
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  87. Lily is turning out to have her daddy's very sensitive skin... I would love to win this one to try this out before I buy some!!

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  89. I voted on Top Mommy Blog.

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  90. voted on top mommy 5/26
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  91. Would love to be able to get this for my son. He has atopic dermatitis so it's hard to find things that don't irritate his skin but yet will protect his skin from the sun.

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  92. I am Signed up for TruKid e-mail updates.

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  93. I Follow @TruKid and @simplereviews on Twitter.

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  96. I am signed up for your updates.

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  98. I voted for SIMPLE via Top Mommy Blog.

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  99. I voted on Top Mommy Blog.

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  101. voted on top mommy
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  102. I have an 11 month old and this will be his first summer outside playing and I want something without all of the chemicals for him.
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  103. Signed up for TruKid email uodates
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  104. Like TruKids on FB
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  107. Ugh, it's already in the 90s here and my daughter and I have already been sunburned once. And it's only May. We need a good sunblock that is okay for our sensitive skin. We are WHITE, pale folks and live in the south where it's super hot. And I have freckles. Luckily my daughter didn't get them but she burns just the same.

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  108. Already subscribe to the Trukid email list.

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  109. Follow both on Twitter.

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  110. Like both on FB.

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  112. GFC follower.

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  113. Voted today on TMB.

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  114. Tweeted.

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  115. Shared on FB and tagged you both.

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  116. My son plays outside EVERY DAY in the summer and he's just turning two in July!! So I would LOVE to win this to keep my little mans skin safe this summer! Jerica Murphy xswetdreamr152@aol.com

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  117. Signed up for TruKids e-mail updates!!! Jerica Murphy xswetdreamr152@aol.com

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  118. Liked TruKid and Simple on facebook!!! Jerica Murphy xswetdreamr152@aol.com

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  119. signed up for simple updates!! Jerica Murphy xswetdreamr152@aol.com

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  120. I need this because i have a very fair skinned boy and live in Nebraska!
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  121. I signed up for their emails
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  122. I follow you both on twitter
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  123. I like you both on facebook
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  124. twitter love
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  126. voted top mommy

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  127. I voted for you on TMB.

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  129. As the mom of 4 littles, one with severe eczema, I am always on the lookout for a quality, natural sunscreen with easy application!

    AKA: ElliaCNaturals

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  130. Signed up for email updates :)
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