Have you guys tried Supergoop? It is my hands-down favorite sunscreen. Bold words, I know. But here’s the thing: I’m always stuck in that gray area of wanting a “natural” sunscreen….but also needing a sunscreen that works. Both of my parents have a history of skin cancer, and there’s some literature out there linking breast cancer to an increased risk of – you guessed it – melanoma, so this is one area that this girl won’t mess around.
Mix my personal history with my innate Mama-bear tendency to Protect The Children and watch my patience with “natural” sunscreens – with their mixed effectiveness and goopy application – wane.
Supergoop hits that perfect mix of being *mostly* natural (paraben, oxybenzone, synthetic fragrance and cruelty free thankyouverymuch), with an effectiveness rating that regularly blows me away. They balance chemical load with overall effectivity, which is why you won’t see sunscreens over an SPF 50.
Case in point? Their Defense Refresh Setting Mist. This is a product that in my mind, really shouldn’t work. You just, ya know, mist the stuff on over your makeup to refresh your SPF. I’m suspicious of “mists” in general, and to rely on one for SPF? Never. But here’s the thing: it works. Really, really well. I ended up using this product all over Europe last summer and it prevented many a sunburn, especially since we were often out walking around all day.
In fact, Supergoop is so dedicated to making sunscreens that are really and truly effective (their products protect against UVA, UVB and IRA rays), that they publish their efficacy test results on all of their product pages.
That’s what sun-safe commitment looks like. Well done, Supergoop.
Lastly – and this is a big one, too – Supergoop’s products are a joy to apply. They feel good, they smell good, they are anything but goopy. Their goop? Is super, super stuff.
So when Supergoop reached out, asking me to take a look at their newest products, it was a no-brainer. Keep reading to see a review of Supergoop’s latest: Super Power Mousse Sunscreen, SPF 50. AND I’ll throw a list together at the end of my very favorite, tried-and-tested Supergoop products.
Whew! Now let’s see how we goop ourselves super…..
The Mousse – Raines’ Take
Raines squirted Supergoop’s Super Power Mousse Sunscreen out for the first time and was all, WHA???? “MOM! This is….REALLY cool sunscreen!” He sounded surprised. And then proceeded to apply it himself. I did manage to catch him before he jumped in to apply to the parts he missed (basically his whole back, haha), but this was an easy win.
The Mousse – Pax’s Take
Pax had just woken up from a much-needed (and long overdue) nap, so it was pretty touch-and-go. This kid is nothing like his easy-going brother, and typically hates sunscreen. (Ironically he was the one born with red hair and a tendency to burn, unlike R who tans like crazy.) Anyway, this was Pax’s response:
Ok, maybe this is fun….
So…I accidentally poked this poor kid in the eye while applying sunscreen.
In related news, Supergoop’s mousse sunscreen doesn’t sting the eyes.
The Mousse – My Take
Normally, I tend to stick to Supergoop’s sunscreen oil because I like how it looks, feels, and moisturizes. But Supergoop had mentioned that the mousse had been formulated with moisturizers, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Honestly? I LOVE it. It rubs in so easily, and feels completely different on the skin – barely like you are wearing sunscreen at all.
My Favorite Supergoop Products
Happy Supergooping this summer!
A huge thank you to Supergoop for sponsoring this post, and for your genuine and heartfelt commitment to sunscreens that work. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with you. And readers, thank you for your continued support! It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.