Review: SmartStuff Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen & Natural Insect Repellent

Hey guys! How’s ‘s it going?

Today’s post is going to be a review of the SmartStuff Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen and Natural Insect Repellent. These products were sent to me from SmartStuff via BrandBacker in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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And with that out of the way…

As you probably know already, sunscreen daily is a must no matter where you live or what time of year it is. Even on an overcast day, you can get sunburned. Protecting your skin should be a top priority. But a lot of sunscreens on the market are heavy feeling and greasy. Or they leave a weird white cast on your skin. Some are only meant for the face and others just for the body. Well, you could use one meant for the body on your face, but I personally don’t like putting things not meant for the face on my face, you know? It could cause a bad reaction or breakouts.

I got the opportunity to try this mineral based sunscreen from SmartStuff, which I was excited for as I’ve been on the lookout for a new sunscreen.

Let’s start with some product info, shall we?

WHAT’S SMART? A NATURAL MINERAL BASED SUNSCREEN SPF 30 that provides UVA/ UVB BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION formulated without harmful chemicals for your face and body. Trust SMART STUFF™ SUNSCREEN to be Safe and Effective for you, your family and the environment because we use only ZINC OXIDE, a NATURAL MINERAL SUN FILTER. This moisture and antioxidant rich formula helps keep skin soft and smooth while fighting free radicals and defending against oxidative and environmental stress. NOW, THAT’S SMART!

• Natural Sunscreen Zinc Oxide, Provides Sun Protection for the Whole Family!
• No Synthetic Chemical Sun Filters
• Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
• Water Resistant (40 Minutes)
• Non-Oily, Non-Whitening Formula
• Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Reef Safe
• Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, Gluten
• No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
• Developed in Consultation with Physicians
• No Animal Testing

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I like that this sunscreen is formulated for use on both the face and body. Anyhow, the sunscreen is white and has a kind of lotion consistency (as a lot of sunscreens do). But this one is a little different. It feels more lightweight. It absorbs into the skin pretty quick and doesn’t make your skin look shiny or sticky or greasy, which is a huge plus. It also doesn’t have any scent. I like that it has SPF 30, so it’s a little more “heavy duty” sun protection than your standard SPF 15. I also like it has not caused any bad reactions or breakouts.

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The question is… does it work? It does! I used it every time I spent time outside the last couple weekends and I didn’t get sunburned at all. I’m quite pleased with this sunscreen and will continue to use it.

Now onto the insect repellent. This is a little odd for a beauty blog, but… who wants to be covered in icky, itchy bug bites? I know I don’t. I live in Florida, where there are bugs and all sorts of pests that live here year-round. And they are at their worst at night. So insect repellent is another necessity in my neck of the woods. But so many on the market have weird scents and/or feel sticky or greasy and all that nastiness.

A little info on the SmartStuff Natural Insect Repellent:

WHAT’S SMART? A NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT that helps to keep MOSQUITOES and DEER TICKS away. Trust SMART STUFF™ INSECT REPELLENT to be Safe and Effective for you, your family and the environment because of our unique blend of NATURAL BOTANICAL OILS and EXTRACTS with a REFRESHING SPA-LIKE SMELL and FEEL, and WITHOUT HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

NOW, THAT’S SMART!

• NO DEET
• Natural Botanical Essential Oils and Extracts Help Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks Safely and Effectively
• No Synthetic Chemicals
• Helps Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks
• Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable
• Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, Gluten
• No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
• Refreshing Spa-like Smell and Feel
• Developed in Consultation with Physicians
• No Animal Testing

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This insect repellent comes in a spray pump instead of an aerosol like a lot of other insect repellents do. It doesn’t have the usual weird insect repellent scent either, which is nice. Instead it has a more fresh scent mixed with the outdoors (if that makes sense) that doesn’t make my nose go bonkers or cause sneezing fits. The scent does fade after application. To apply, you shake the bottle well, then spray it onto your skin. The product comes out in a fine mist and it dries on the skin relatively quickly without leaving any sticky residue feeling. It also has not caused any adverse reactions to my skin, so big thumbs up there.

Again… does it work? I’ve only spent a little time outside at night the last couple weekends but I did, I used this insect repellent and it seemed to keep the mosquitoes at bay, which is good because mosquitoes usually eat me alive. So from my experience, this stuff does work.

Both of these products are a little on the spendy side, but not overly so. Both the sunscreen and insect repellent retail for $15.99. Considering drugstore brands retail anywhere from $8 to $12 or so these days, this really isn’t that much more. And if you’re into using products that are more natural and or/cruelty-free, this is a good option to try.

Ok that should do it for today! As always thank you all so much for reading and your support!

 

FTC: Products were sent to me by SmartStuff via BrandBacker in exchange for an honest review.

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