HAPPY FOURTH + safe sunscreen

IMG_4850 Woot woot Happy Independence Day, lovely friends!! I hope that your day today is filled with fireworks, s'mores, love, friends & fam, and sunshine. Not necessarily in that order. BUT if you are getting sun today, I encourage you to slather on some sunscreen to keep your beautiful skin protected from those rays. Recently, one of my favorite sunscreens is a drugstore one that we picked up for the boat & the beach. I really like Alba Botanica because of their delicious smelling, sulfate-free coconut milk shampoo/conditioner. I've been using them for months now, and they are fantastic. I found their sunscreen a little while ago at CVS, and I'm happy I did! I've been using Alba's Very Emollient Continuous Clear Spray Sunscreen (SPF 50), every day this week, and my skin has stayed burn-free. It's a very lightweight, clear spray, and it's not sticky! There are no parabens, animal-testing, or phthalates (chemicals that are used to make plastic harder to break apart). Now, this is not the *most* natural option out there, and I'm sure there are still some suspicious ingredients all up in here, but this is definitely an improvement from the Banana Boat and Coppertone products that contain the most dangerous chemicals found in sunscreen, Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Read more about SAFE sun protection here

Also, just so you know, I'm not collaborating with Alba in any way for this post. I simply have been enjoying this product, and I wanted to spread the word. Have an awesome Fourth of July, you guys!!