​Product Spotlight: Vanicream Sunscreen SPF-35 Sport

​Product Spotlight: Vanicream Sunscreen SPF-35 Sport

Jennie Lyon

Heads up! We have a new eczema-safe product on our shelves and it’s just in time for summer!

One of the worst things about having eczema is that you have to be so hyper-aware of everyday substances that most people won’t think twice about. For example, the average person can just buy a skin cleanser at the drug store, but the chemicals in it might cause a massive flare-up for someone with eczema. That’s why we have our Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser in our store, so eczema sufferers will have a perfectly eczema-safe option to cleanse their skin. The same goes with our Vaniply Skincare Ointment for eczema sufferers. Unlike some “all-natural” ointments and moisturizers out there, Vaniply Skincare Ointment is totally eczema-safe and perfect for Wet Wrap Therapy. Well, now we have another great product that will make catching rays on the beach this summer a breeze.

Vanicream Sunscreen SPF-35 Sport for Eczema and Sensitive Skin is exactly what it says on the box! Many sunscreens out there use dyes, fragrances, and other chemicals that make it unsafe to put on your skin if you suffer from eczema. This can be a huge pain, especially in the summer when you are trying to avoid a sunburn. Have you ever had a sunburn PLUS an eczema flare-up at the same time? It’s a nightmare, let me tell you…

That isn’t a problem anymore. Vanicream Sunscreen is perfect for sensitive skin and for those who have skin reactions like eczema. It is dermatologist tested and recommended, and perfect for any activity where you need to be out in the sun. We’ve made sure that it is free of any of the common chemical irritants found in most other sunscreens, such as dyes, fragrances, masking fragrances (which is what “unscented” actually is), lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde releasers, and other preservatives.

Of course, it doesn’t matter how easy it would be on your skin if it wasn’t also a great sunscreen. And believe us, it is! Its active ingredients are 2.8% octinoxate and 11% zinc oxide, both very easy substances on the skin. The sunscreen is non-comedogenic, so it won’t cause any blackheads. It’s oil-free and non-greasy, so you won’t have that slick, gross feeling all over your skin. And it’s odorless and gluten-free, so you don’t have to worry about it causing any stuffy noses or celiac-related reactions. It’s water-resistant, making it perfect for a trip to the beach (also, salt water can actually help eczema, so win-win!)

Even though it has been exhaustively tested for sensitive skin and eczema sufferers (especially eczema children), it is important that you do your own testing before using it all over your body. Everyone’s skin is different. Just pick a small area of your skin and apply the sunscreen. If your skin has a reaction (wait 24 hours to see), then this product probably isn’t for you.

Vanicream Sunscreen isn’t the end of our eczema-related offerings. We have lots more fantastic products in mind for the future, all designed to help you control your eczema flare-ups and live a better life. We are proud to say that our Eczema Rescue Suit has changed the lives of eczema children all over North America, and even in some countries around the world. We will work to continue these high standards. In the meantime, enjoy the sun!