I am a strong supporter of products created by moms and dads as 90% of these parentpreneurs market products that the average family would be able to use comfortably and safely. In most cases, their products are often the result of what they created for their children and family. This is also the case for Screen Inc.
Screen, Inc. was established in 2007 by two moms on a mission. After endless attempts to find a non-greasy facial sunscreen, they decided, “heck, why not concoct our own?” Lori Nauman provided the product development expertise, while Heather Neal brought sales and marketing skills to the table. A marvelous partnership was formed and the sunscreen industry has been given a run for its money.
Parent Reviewers is honoured to be able to review Screen Inc’s Sunscreen Collection which comprises of Teen Screen, Man Screen, Chic Screen and Tweeny Screen. As I love being out in the sun, I have tried many sunscreen products and I can vouch that most of these products are greasy when applied to the skin. Though I hated the feel, I had thought that it was a norm with sunscreen products until I tried out the samples from Sunscreen Inc.
When I first received the samples, I was a little disappointed that they were fomulated with SPF16 only, what with today’s market promoting sunscreen of up to SPF45. However, I discovered an interesting fact – An SPF 15 blocks 94% of UVB rays, while an SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays. The higher SPF’s merely provide 3% more protection, but many are filled with additional chemicals. These chemicals often make the sunscreen oily, irritating and sticky. So, SPF16 will do just fine for me.
I was pleasantly surprised when I use the Chic Screen as the cream was smooth, which made application easy and it also blended easily into my skin. There was none of those greasy feel too! Another fact which attracts me is the product is fragrance free, a must for someone like me, with sensitivity to fragrance and perfumes.
So hey, it’s really no wonder that even celebrities are keen to try out the products. Check out the following celebrities from the gift lounge celebrating the MTV Movie Awards and see whether you can identify who is who with their Screen Inc. Sunscreen products.
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I have not tried the rest of the samples as I am saving them for our trip to the pool this weekend. However, many of our Parent Reviewers are giving them the thumbs up:
Quiver Full Family – My husband got to try the unscented Man Screen. He didn’t mind volunteering his face (well, the upper portion, he has a large beard on his chin!) for the review, and noted that after the screen was applied he couldn’t even tell it was on. I tried out the Chic Screen and Teen Screen (both unscented), and came to the same conclusion – this facial sunscreen is so easy to wear! Just rub it on and forget it as the screen gets to work with it’s SPF 16 protection levels. It is so light and spreadable – it feels like it absorbs right into your skin with no oily or greasy film.
It’s My Imagination – The last two samples, Teen Screen and Tweeny Screen were both used by my 12 year old daughter. Again, both of these formulas were found to be non-greasy and went on smooth. The Teen Screen is designed for acne-prone teen skin and is non-irritating. The Tweeny Screen is our favorite. It has all of the features of the other 3, but also has a wonderful tropical fruit fragrance. I could really smell pineapple in it. My daughter used both of these on several different occasions, including swimming and softball practice.
Mott’s Island – My verdict : It IS non-greasy and it really didn’t feel like I had any lotion on! There was a slight sunscreen smell, but after application, it dissipated. Overall, it was very light and very easy to apply.
My Two Girls – I love the non-greasy and smooth texture of the sunscreen, I don’t get a layer of white residue on my face after applying, and it doesn’t have any chemical smell that comes with most sunblock. It feels very much like wearing an expensive facial sun protection cream.
A Pregnant Pause – All in all, I love the texture of the creams – looks like the “Moms on a mission” have introduced an excellent alternative to popular brands like Coppertone and Banana Boat.
Just My Tots – I was surprised to see that it is actually endorsed by the Skin Cancer foundation. That speaks volume for a product that is just launched in the market.
I later tried all of them on top of my regular moisturizer and it feels great. No heavy feeling and works great under my makeup. It is definitely something that I will feel good using everyday.
Just Not Martha – I’m not much for scented products usually, with my allergies and everything so I avoided the Tweeny Screen, but the kids liked it. The other three don’t have any added fragrance to them, however there is scent that I’m guessing is from the natural ingredients of shea butter and avocado oil. Thanks to those same ingredients the sunscreens are definitely non-greasy just like they claim on the label. They feel more like a nice lotion than your typical sunblock.
Val’s Views – The entire line of products is dermatologist approved and has received the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. They’re even ahead of FDA guidelines for testing and packaging, a welcome change from products that haven’t changed in ten years.
Crumley Family Blog – I tried the chicscreen and the tweenyscreen (since it had a different scent). Both products lived up to its non-greasy promise.
The big pull of Screen, Inc’s products in the idea found in their tag line: “make it your routine.” They want everyone to put on sunburn protection every day, every two hours or so, just as part of their daily routine. This is a great way to teach children (tweens and teens) the importance of keeping their skin healthy.
Lisa Reviews – The first kind I looked at is chicscreen. Now, this is spf 16+, and you should be reapplying every two hours to keep the protection strong. The nice thing is that you can apply this under your makeup. I had to giggle a bit when I read the warnings on this. The two things I found humorous was the warning that I was a smart gal so I shouldn’t eat it and that no boys are allowed to use it since this product is was designated for the feminine crowd. This was not tested on animals.
Laura Williams’ Musings – I don’t know about you but I like the fact that the sunscreens are non-greasy. I don’t like for my face to feel oily and heavy from sunscreen. The Chic Screen does not give my face that feeling.