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Giveaway & Review: KINeSYS Sunscreen for Kids [CLOSED]

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in New England it is crazy. The other night it was down to the 40s at night and I just heard on the news that the next 5 days or so will be in the 80s! This is in a month where I remember being buried in snow a few years ago.

So 80 degrees and sunny . . . that means it's time to get serious about sun protection. I just realized today that my daughter doesn't even have a sun hat yet for this year. We always use sun hats and sunscreen when the kids go out to play during the spring and summer seasons. I usually use a sunscreen that has bug repellent because I am paranoid about the children being bitten and becoming ill, but when KINeSYS offered to send us some of their products to try, I decided to give this brand a chance. After all, there are many other occasions when we put sunscreen on the children other than playing out in the yard. We often put sunscreen on all three children just to go somewhere in the car. Sometimes the sun is so harsh and the tinted windows only help so much.

The first product we tried was the KINeSYS Kids spray-on sunscreen with SPF 30 and the ingredient Parsol 1789. This product is hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, oil-free, preservative-free, and fragrance-free and is safe for children 6mos and up.

Here is what I thought about this sunscreen for kids:

1) I like that it is fragrance-free and water/sweat resistant.

2) The spray offered excellent coverage. It only took a couple of sprays to cover each arm and only about four to cover each leg all around.

3) This sunscreen dried quickly . . . in just minutes. And once it is dried, you cannot tell that you're wearing it.

4) Be careful of spraying it while standing on wood or tile floors. The spray that hits the floor makes it very slippery.

5) I like that this product is not tested on animals.

6) I love how there is no rubbing involved aside from applying the sunscreen onto the face and ears.

The second product we tried was the SPF 30 girls scented sunscreen. It was identical to the kids sunscreen, except it is scented with a Vanilla-Green Tea fragrance.

What I thought about this girls spray-on sunscreen:

1) Although I normally opt for fragrance-free items, I found the vanilla-green tea scent to be very light and pleasant.

2) I like how this product is marketed towards tweens and teens to encourage them to use sunscreen to protect their skin.

3) I also like how the 1oz size is compact enough to fit in a back pocket, a purse, or the front pouch of a backpack.

I do want to point out that we only tested this product in 70 degree weather with moderate sunlight in the late afternoon hours. We have not had the chance to test this in hot summer weather. So far, we are very satisfied with protection it gave to both our 27 month olds and our 5yr old. If you would like to try any of the KYNeSYS products for adults or children, you can save 10% off on your order by using Code: BRC10. You can also receive Free Shipping if your order totals more than $45.

Thank you to KINeSYS and the Family Review Network for this opportunity.

What you can win:
One person will win these two KINeSYS products . . . 4oz Kids Sunscreen & 4oz Kids Moisturizer.

This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the selection of KINeSYS sunscreen products. Then leave a comment telling me which product or kit you would like to try (other than the two covered in this review). You must do this to be eligible to win this contest.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!