As a parent to a non-stop toddler, I know how important it is to keep our little ones safe in the sun, but how hard that can be when they just won’t sit still! I need a sunscreen that goes on STAT because she is off like a rocket to explore… and you can’t just use any old sunscreen! Not with that delicate skin! It’s not just the Japanese summers that are hot hot hot, the temperatures in the UK are on the rise too and it’s vital, more than ever, to protect yourself and your family from the high UV index and rays. This leads me to my own inquisition for a baby/child-safe sunscreen and I believe I have discovered it with Kiss Me Mommy UV Mild Gel Sunscreen; a No.1 bestseller in Japan!
A Gel Sunscreen in a Kawaii Cute Bottle
The name is cute and the teddy bear shaped bottle with the eyes and nose is just kawaii (cute) overload. My bub loves to hold the bottle and chat to the bear whilst I sneakily slather the product on: it’s a genius distraction. With a formula that glides onto the skin like water, it takes away the stress of wrestling with my toddler. The beautiful gel-like texture is one of the most non sticky formulas I have EVER found in a sunscreen. I was always a big fan of Nivea SPF 50, but Kiss Me Mommy UV Mild Gel has earned the top spot with its hypoallergenic formula. It’s free from added colours, fragrances, preservatives, mineral oils and no alcohol is used. In fact, this product is made of 90% food derivatives! It’s nice to know how natural the sunscreen is.
High SPF and Perfect for Face and Body
I hate having to use more than one product, especially on an impatient Houdini. No parent has time for that with their little wrigglers, so when I discovered that Kiss Me Mommy UV Mild Gel’s formula is gentle enough to use on the body AND face, I was thrilled. It contains gentle moisturizing ingredients so it’s safe to use on delicate areas, like your face. I actually use it on myself as I too have sensitive skin so it’s not just for children and toddlers, it’s a great sunscreen for those with sensitive skin too. It doesn’t have a smell like some sunscreens do which I’m thankful for. The SPF is on the higher end; SPF33 with PA+++ which is what you need for kiddos. Most dermatologists actually recommend going for SPF 30 + to get decent protection from sunburn.
Sunscreen Isn’t Just For Summer
So it turns out we are susceptible to UV damage throughout the year!? I guess it makes sense as the sun doesn’t go on holiday for Autumn, Winter or Spring. Those UV Rays and its substantial damage are constantly on-the-clock. This is something the Japanese are very aware of and it’s now become a part of their beauty culture to wear sunscreen all-year-round to keep sun-safe and their skin looking beautiful. I think that’s why they have such a variety of sunblocks to choose from compared to the UK. Kiss Me Mommy is light enough to use in summer but also to continue to use throughout the year.
It doesn’t clog the pores or irritate my girl’s skin so I have no qualms about continuing its use all year, especially as it gives me piece of mind that she’s safe to play in the sun.
How To Use Kiss Me Mommy
It’s so easy to use with the push pump which also makes sure it won’t spill; fabulous when you’re popping it in your bag for reapplication throughout the day. It’s a generous 100g too so not too heavy but also not as frugal as some Japanese sunscreens.
Press the nozzle for a mess-free amount.
Gently massage into skin.
Within seconds the gel effortlessly veils the skin, giving you perfect sun protection.
No mess, no stickiness, no white shadows, no smell. It leaves your skin looking fresh, moisturized and protected. What’s fantastic is that it comes off easily with soap and water, so no tears at bath time!
Thumbs Up On This Japanese Sunblock
Mammas, Daddas… you won’t be disappointed with this sunscreen. I feels like you aren’t wearing anything and gives more-than-sufficient protection from the sun. Be sure to protect your baby's sensitive skin from UV rays with the Japanese skincare No.1, Kiss Me Mommy UV Mild Gel. It can be used by both parents and children, alike! Have a sun-safe rest-of-the-summer with your little ones with plenty of hugs and kiss me mommy: available whilst stocks last at Zak Zakka.