I was recently searching online for a safe sunscreen spray to use on my family and myself. Those who regularly slather sunscreen on their children and spouses can appreciate the convenience of a spray. Yes, I’ve used those Coppertone sprays (EWG rating: 7) because they are so easy and spray to finely that rubbing is not necessary. However, once I started educating myself about chemicals and their affects on our health, the usage of these sprays stopped – much to my husband’s chagrin. So, back to my search…I came across the All Terrain brand and sent an email to their marketing department just inquiring about their product line (sunscreen and eczema remedies). I received a response from Susan who mentioned their EWG ratings and offered some samples.
I have been utilizing the KidSport Spray SPF 30 ($9.8) (EWG rating: 1) on my kids with great success over the last few weeks. We’ve had some absolute scorchers here in the Mid-Atlantic so far this summer and the sunscreen has come through with flying colors (even after swimming). The spray is not fine so some minimal rubbing is required but nothing compared to traditional cream/lotion sunscreens. There is minimal fragrance so smell is not an issue either. I am won over! And my kids appreciate the lesser application time.
Along with the sunscreen sample, Susan sent me their Ditch the Itch product and their Kids Eczeam Cream. Ditch the Itch (EWG rating: 3) “temporarily protects and helps relieves minor skin irritations and itching due to rashes, eczema, insect bites and poison ivy and oak. Kids Eczeam Cream (EWG rating: 3) is meant to “protect and relieve eczema, irritations and itching”. Both of these items seem promising as well although I have not had much occasion to truly test them as much as the sunscreen. I will try to report back once I have used them more extensively.
All Terrain's mission is “to sell quality Natural Remedies for Outdoor Enthusiasts.” Being an environmentally-conscious organization, their products have all natural ingredients and the packaging is made from recycled material, recyclable and/or biodegradable. Aside from the products previously mentioned, All Terrain also offers natural bug repellants, first aid supplies, latex free bandages, other natural sunscreen options (creams/sprays for adults and kids including waterproof), soaps, and pet care. Additionally, travel kits and travel sizes are also offered for several products.
Note: I’ve noticed that my local Safeway has started to carry the line so it’s very convenient to pick up as needed.
Ingredients for kidssport spf 30 ($12.99):
Zinc oxide 19% other ingredients: aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) gel, bladderwrack (fucus vesiculosus) extract, caprylic/capric triglycerides, caprylyl glycol, cucumber (cucumis sativus) extract, d-alpha tocopherol (vitamin e), grapefruit (citrus grandis) extract, jojoba oil, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin c), sea kelp (macrocystis pyrifera) extract, sunflower (helianthus annuus) oil
Ingredients for ditch the itch ($7.99):
Colloidal oatmeal usp 0.1%, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, allantoin, bisabolol, butyrospermum (shea butter), caprylyl glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, eucallyptus globulus leaf oil, glycerin, 1,2 hexnediol, kaolin clay, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, neem oil, stearteth-2, topical starch (cornstarch), water xanthan gum, zinc oxide
Ingredients for eczeam cream ($7.99):
Colloidal oatmeal usp 0.1%, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, allontoin, bisabolol, butyrospermum (shea butter) , caprylyl glycol, caprylic/capric, triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimenthicone, eucalyptus, globulus leaf oil, glycerine, hexnediol, kaolin clay, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), leaf oil, neem oil, steareth-2, topical starch (corn starch), water, xantham gum, zinc oxide