Kid sunscreens usually don’t have a place in my beauty stash. So what makes this Marie Veronique Organics Kid Safe Screen an exception? Well, what first caught my eyes about this MVO Kid Safe Screen is that it’s said to be able to apply on the eyes! Although I’m using MVO Sun Protective Oil, I still want more protection for my eyes. So when I saw that this kids’ sunscreen, I told myself I had to grab it!
Effective, Safe, and Non-Irritating
The good thing is, it does all it claims to be. I applied it under my eyes, and there has been no irritation of any sort! Are you itchy to know more? Let’s move on! MVO Kid Safe Screen is a physical sunscreen using 20 percent non-nano zinc oxide. With zinc oxide, the sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection for your skin (eyes, in my case). It is a safe and effective sunscreen using 16 ingredients with green and white tea as a base. No harmful chemicals, nanoparticles, parabens, petroleum products, fillers, waxes, or fragrances will be found in this product. (Note: The ingredient list you find below is the old formula; you can find a new one on its website.)
MOV Kid Safe Screen comes in a metallic bottle with a squirt top. The sunscreen is white with a creamy texture and thin consistency. Comparing it to MOV Moisturizing Face Screen, I find MFS a lot heavier. I apply the Kid Safe Screen on my skin and it glides on my under eyes easily (with eye cream underneath). My eyes don’t feel dry. However, the downside is, as with many sunscreens using zinc oxide, it leaves a white cast. The white cast may help hide your dark circles in the first few hours, but after that, I find out some white powder under my eyes, which is quite unappealing for my sense of beauty.
For women with yellowish skin tone, this sunscreen is something I would never wear on my face. Once, I used this sunscreen on my face and apply my usual foundation afterward. My friends commented that I had much fairer skin and asked whether I went for some laser treatment. I don’t know about you, but I find it so embarrassing, and this experience is something I don’t want to repeat in the future. So if next time (if there were such a time) I want to use this sunscreen, I definitely have to opt for a darker foundation.
It is priced at US$24 for 80 ml. And I find out that a squirt is more than enough for my eyes. That’s why I usually leave the remaining on my hands or neck. Of course, you need to apply more if you want more protection for your hands and neck.
MVO Kid Safe Screen is a treat for both adults and kids. Its ingredients are mild and don’t cause irritation to the delicate eye areas. If you are looking for that extra protection, it can be a good investment. Other than your eyes, it can also be applied to your face and body, though for some of you the white cast may be a concern.