Don’t let sunburn take your sunshine away this summer.
Keep your family’s skin healthy and protected
with skin-tastic Goddess Garden Organics sunscreen, suitable even for those with sensitive skin. Goddess Garden offers a fabulous selection of natural and organic skincare products but it’s the Kids Natural Sunscreen that first caught my attention.
My pre-teen daughter is a competitive soccer player with very sensitive skin, prone to both eczema and other random skin irritations. The combination of intense Florida sun, heat, sweat, and chemicals in typical sunscreen products is a formula for a skin-disaster. We’ve tried everything under the sun when it comes to keeping her skin protected. The best we could do was settle for a product that only mildly upset her skin. But when you’re ten years old, even mild irritation is a big deal. So I had very low expectations when I decided to try Goddess Garden products.
Organic Sunscreen created by Parents for Kids
The company’s founders, Nova Covington and Paul Halter first created a sunscreen formula for their own daughter who had allergic reactions to traditional ingredients in cosmetic products, including sunscreen. At one point they were told to either stay out of the sun completely or deal with getting sunburn. Those were unacceptable options for two eco-conscious parents, who started and ran the company out of their basement from 2005-2012. Now, Goddess Garden Organics is an industry leader—with an actual office space and certified-organic production facility for sunscreen products that are mineral-based, use only gentle plant-based ingredients, and non-nano zinc and titanium.
The Original Sunscreen Formula (green package) is water-resistant for 40 minutes, while the Sport Sunscreen Formula (blue package) is water resistant for 80 minutes. Both are broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection for the skin. There are no odors or perfumes. The cream is not greasy and readily absorbs into the skin.
Thank Goodness for Goddess Garden!
My family only recently moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida, from chilly Connecticut. Sure, kids sweat in the heat in New England, but there’s no comparison to the intensity of the heat and sun on Florida soccer field. For my daughter and I, the true test of Goddess Garden’s Kids Sport Sunscreen took place shortly after our arrival at our new hometown and my daughter’s weeklong tryout with several local soccer teams. Within hours of the first day of tryouts I was ready for her to complain of itching and to see the telltale signs of yet another skincare product that didn’t work for her.
To my great surprise and relief, there wasn’t a single red bump or itch for her to complain about. In fact, we’re several weeks into training with a new team (as well as daily swimming and weekly trips to the beach) and she hasn’t had any skin irritation – and no sunburn – at all!
Goddess Garden Supports Charitable Causes
There’s a lot more to love about Goddess Garden, even beyond their product line for the whole family. Goddess Garden annually donates to charities such as the Ocean First Institute and the Environmental Working Group. They are always willing consider donating to a new cause. In years past, they have donated sunscreen to events and organizations including Relay for Life, Race to Erase MS, the Melanoma Foundation, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, and countless schools. If your organization would like to be considered for sunscreen donations, contact Goddess Garden through their website contact form.
Spot-Check Your Skin
Don’t wait for an annual visit with a dermatologist, or worse for an usual blemish to appear on your skin or a family members. Conduct skin spot-checks on a quarterly basis.
The Alphabet Code for Signs of Melanoma
A – the spot is Asymmetrical in shape
B – there is an irregular Border
C – the spot shows Color variation
D – the Diameter is larger than a pencil eraser
E – the shape Evolves (changes in size, shape – including moles you’ve always had)
Review by Karen M. Rider, M.A.
Karen is a contributing editor with Medicine Talk Pro. She has a decade of experience writing about holistic health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Karen holds degrees in kinesiology and health psychology and has training in wellness coaching, yoga and health research. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association for Health Care Journalists. When she isn’t writing, Karen enjoys biking and kayaking with her family and relaxing with a home-brewed cup of organic iced-tea. Learn More about Karen