Vivesana Organic Sunscreen Giveaway & Coupon Code

Posted on May 26, 2009 by Allie

Vivesana is giving away a tube of their fabulous sunscreen to two lucky Allie’s Answers readers!

To enter, go to the Vivesana website and read about Vivesana’s products and green practices.  Then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what feature of Vivesana’s sunscreens is most important to you.

I’ll draw names using a random number generator on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.  Winners can choose Solar to Polar Ultra or Solar to Polar Baby sunscreen.  Comments that appear to be spam will not be counted.  Only one comment per reader per post will be counted.  Stay tuned.  I’ll give you a chance for a second entry later this week.  US Residents only.

Also, Vivesana is offering 25% off to Allie’s Answers readers.  From now through June 20th, when you shop at and use the code allie&vive25 at checkout, you’ll get 25% off your order.



  1. There are two features of the sunscreen that catch my eye: the antioxidants, and that it repairs skin. I have very fair skin which has burnt many times over the years, so a product which not only protects but also nourishes my skin would be very welcome.

    May 26th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Comment by Rachel
  2. I love that Vivesana sunscreen is paraben free. The idea of bioaccumulation worries me, so it’s nice to see that they’re offering a sunscreen without it.

    May 26th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Comment by SavvyChristine
  3. This stuff sounds great–paraben, phthalate, and BPA free–but I wish they sold it here.

    May 26th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Comment by Amy
  4. I like that they’ve added certified organic moisturizers to their sunscreen. It’s hard to find sunscreens and moisturizers without harmful ingredients, fortunately here’s a product that does both!

    May 26th, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Comment by Condo Blues
  5. Awesome, I’ve been reading about what to avoid in sunscreen and it’s nice to see more companies producing better for you products.

    May 26th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Comment by Melissa
  6. I like that Vivesana’s products are organic and natural – I have been trying to work fewer chemicals into my daily routine. I would love to try this stuff!

    May 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Comment by Courtney
  7. I love that the products are natural, but it sounds like they are easier to apply than some other natural sunscreens I’ve tried.

    May 26th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    Comment by Kristin
  8. I’m impressed with their SPF level. A lot of greener sunscreens don’t provide the protection I need.

    May 26th, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Comment by organicneedle
  9. May Canadians enter? The most important feature to me is that the active ingredients are sunblocks (rather than chemical sunscreens) and have a track record of being safe.

    May 26th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Comment by ikkinlala
  10. “…we think companies have a responsibility to be honest..” Thank You Vivesana!

    Love the non-plastic container… and living in Colorado we have to slather ourselves and kids or we burn… so, the wonderful, non-toxic (for reals) ingredients are fabulous!

    May 26th, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Comment by daryl
  11. I love that it’s a natural sunscreen that is waterproof.

    May 26th, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    Comment by Heather
  12. I love that it’s concentrated! I am tired of going through a cup of sunblock to get my whole body good and protected.

    May 26th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Comment by Karina
  13. Thanks for offering this! The fact that it contains synthetic-free SPF is very appealing to me. I had no idea that was possible.

    May 27th, 2009 at 7:27 am
    Comment by Allison
  14. I love that the sunscreen comes in aluminum tubes rather than plastic. I haven’t seen another “natural” sunscreen that comes in that type of packaging.

    May 27th, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Comment by Erin aka Conscious Shopper
  15. I love the ingredients AND that is goes on smoothly. I’ve been looking like a ghost at the beach with my white mineral sunscreens.

    May 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    Comment by Rachel
  16. I’ve never tried natural sunscreen. I’ve been using facial moisturizer with SPF on my (very fair) kids but they’re burning despite it. I need to try something new!

    May 30th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Comment by DT
  17. I’m excited about the synthetic-free SPF, and that it helps to block wind and lock in moisture to protect the skin in multiple ways.

    May 30th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Comment by Jenna
  18. the high SPF synthetic-free for my baby’s sweet skin is what attracts me! and, of course, organic ingredients makes it all the better:)

    May 31st, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    Comment by melissa
  19. I love the fact that Vivesana uses “local, safe, responsible packaging”. On my search for a good facial sunscreen this year, I have yet to find one not packaged in plastic. It is obvious that they are passionate about creating a great product, and thanks for letting us know about Vivesana!

    June 1st, 2009 at 11:52 am
    Comment by Maddie
  20. I have read articles that certain chemicals in children’s sunscreens can affect their hormones, and its not easy to find chemical fee sunscreen for children. I am eager to try Vivesana.

    June 1st, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Comment by Tina
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  22. Thanks for the coupon code! I’m always on the lookout for a chemical free sunscreen. I picked some up at Whole Foods recently but am always looking for more.

    June 3rd, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Comment by CharmCityKim

    June 3rd, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    Comment by Allie
  24. I started using the Made from Earth organic Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer since 2006.

    There are two specific reasons why I continue to use it. I am sensitive to most cosmetic product smells and perfumes – the Made from Earth moisturizer is hypoallergetic and chemical free. It is absorbed by the skin without leaving a residue, or greasy feeling. Some skin products (some very expensive ones)have left my face dried out even though labeled as “moisturizers”.

    Made from Earth Moisturizer has this wonderful ‘cool’ feeling to it. A $60.00 jar lasts 4 months – do the math. Some over the counter skin products cost over $20.00 and Made from Earth Moisturzer on the whole, are fiscally sound purchases for those looking for a bargain.

    August 24th, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    Comment by isiss
  25. I was looking for a moisturizer at an affordable price that makes the promises that the more expensive ones do. I was kind of skeptical because there were no reviews for the Made from Earth Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer that I could find – but after reading the ingredients and description of the product, I ordered it.

    Only after 3 days of using the product at night on my face, I noticed the deep vertical lines above my lips, have already softened and look as if the lines have reduced significantly. The product leaves no oily or greasy feeling on the skin and absorbs quickly.

    I highly recommend the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer (from Made from Earth) if you are looking to reduce fine lines on your face, and I am excited to try other products from this company.

    January 23rd, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Comment by Maria McNiks
  26. I am looking for a sunscreen for my daughter who has very sensitive fair skin. I love that it is organic, high SPF and anti oxidants.

    June 17th, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    Comment by Amy stewart

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