Get Protected with Garnier Ombrelle Sunscreens and a #Giveaway~ CAN 10/05

| September 11, 2014 | 77 Comments

Summer may almost be behind us, but that does not mean that the rays of the sun are less harmful! Our skin still needs to be protected from harmful effects of the sun’s rays. Whether my family is playing in our backyard, or if we decide to go on some kind of adventure beyond our front door, we like to keep ourselves protected with sunscreen so we do not get burned or incur damage from the sun. Since some members of my family have delicate skin, it is a bit harder for us to find a brand that we can trust to keep our skin protected from the sun and not cause a rash or hives. We found a brand that does the trick for us. It is Garnier’s Ombrelle line of sunscreens!

Garnier has been producing cosmetics that are innovative and accessible for all skin types for over 100 years. Garnier is also focused on its customers, so they take to heart what customers want when they create their products. These were the Garnier Ombrelle products my family reviewed:

  • Garnier Ombrelle Kids Lotion SPF 45;
  • Garnier Ombrelle Complete Dry Mist Spray SPF 30;
  • Garnier Ombrelle Sport Clear Continuous Spray SPF 60; and
  • Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Fluid for Face 30.


There are so many great features that Garnier Ombelle has put into their products to help its customers protect themselves from skin damage due to sun exposure. Most of the products I reviewed are non-comedogenic . This means that these products break down the excess oils on skin without stripping the skin of the essential moisture and nutrients it needs. Another great feature some of these products contains Mexoryl® technology. It helps to give broad range UVA and UVB protection from the sun along with other sun filters to prevent premature aging (i. e. – wrinkles, sagging skin, brown spots and yellow discolouration). Some of these sunscreens are also photostable, retaining their stability with exposure to sunlight. Finally, all of these products are colorant free and non-sticky. Yes! I no longer have to worry about our clothing being stained by sunscreen like they have in the past along our collars and shirt cuffs! I am also not a fan of the tacky feeling other sunscreens have once applied to our skin.

My children have reacted badly to some of the sunscreens that are formulated for children, so I was excited to have her try the Garnier Ombrelle Kids Lotion SPF 45. Along with the protective features of this sunscreen, I was really happy that it was really easy to apply to their skin. It dried really quickly, so I did not have to worry about it rubbing onto their clothing or our couches before heading outdoors. It was great to see that their skin did not become irritated after applying this sunscreen. I was also glad that the Garnier Ombrelle Kids Lotion SPF 45 is water resistant. This means that they will be protected longer while they are in the sun. They can also play at the splash pad or even at their water table which, eventually turns into more of a splash pad, and the sunscreen will continue to do its job!

Ombrelle Kids Collage

While my little ones are protected with their sunscreen, for times where I am taking them to the park or into our backyard, I tried the Garnier Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray SPF 30. This is a continuous spray that goes on easily, and dries quickly, so I did not have to worry about using too much and having to reapply it to the skin I have already put lotion. The fact that these sun screens from Garnier Ombrelle are fragrant free meant that I did not smell like I was wearing sun screen. I found that it does have a bit of a light scent, but it was not a heavy scent, and I could not smell it on my skin after a few minutes. I also felt great about not having to reapply more sunscreen when my kids become too enthusiastic with their water play.

Ombrelle 30 Collage

For those more “adventurous” days when we take the kids on bike rides, or if my daughter and I are playing basketball or volleyball, we tried the Garnier Ombrelle Sport Clear Continuous Spray SPF 60. This spray you can hold the bottle at any angle while you are using it without a delay when applying it, and it is actually is clear on your skin from the moment it comes out of the bottle! I had my eldest daughter try spraying herself with this spray before a bike ride, and it really does come out clear! It also dries very quickly, and it does not have a really strong smell. This sunscreen was great while we were out in the sun while biking.

Ombrelle 60 Collage

The last product reviewed for Garnier Ombrelle was one that I have been looking for in order to add to my daily facial care regiment. I wanted to find a sunscreen that I could wear on my face that was light, and that I could also use under make-up for those days that I wanted to doll myself up a bit. I tried the Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Fluid for Face. It has an SPF of 30, it went on face my very easily, it dried clear really, really quickly! I had to take the first shot a few times so you can see the difference between first applying this sunscreen and it being all but dry. I could not feel anything on my skin, and it was great to wear under my make-up. I love using this sunscreen to protect my face from the sun every day.

Ombrelle Face Collage

My family really enjoyed testing these sunscreens from Garnier Ombrelle! They all were easy to apply, dried quickly, felt great on our skin, and did not have a strong fragrant smell. Now that we have this family of sunscreens, my family is ready for whatever activity we want to do outdoors without having to worry about incurring skin damage from the rays of the sun. On behalf of my family, I would highly recommend these sunscreens by Garnier Ombrelle. You and your family will love them!

If you would like to find out more information about Garnier Ombrelle, you can find them on their website, on their fan pages on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter!

Enjoy your time out in the sun!

Disclaimer: Although I was compensated for this review by receiving the above mentioned products to test for this review, all of the opinions expressed are honest and are my own.




Enter to Win 4 Ombrelle Products by Garnier (value $68):

  • Garnier Ombrelle Kids Lotion SPF 45;
  • Garnier Ombrelle Complete Dry Mist Spray SPF 30;
  • Garnier Ombrelle Sport Clear Continuous Spray SPF 60; and
  • Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Fluid for Face 30.

Giveaway ends on October 5th, 2014 at 11:59 ESt and only Canadian residents can enter.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Jana L. says:

    Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray SPF 30 sounds cool and refreshing. Would love to try Ombrelle.

  2. holly o'gorman says:

    I love the Dry Mist!

  3. jan says:

    Ombrelle Face Ombrelle Ultra Fluid SPF 60

  4. Viv Sluys says:

    I like the Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 60

  5. Elaine G says:

    I like the Dry Mist Spray

  6. Andrea Amy says:

    I have never used the garnier ombrelle sunscreens before but I like the idea of the dry mist 🙂

  7. pu tahw says:

    I love garnier ombrelle sunscreens. non greasy …

  8. Heidi C. says:

    I have used Ombrelle sunscreen for a long time and really like it’s coverage and lack of greasiness.

  9. kathy downey says:

    I have used ombrelle sunscreens before,but I have never tried the dry mist

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Ombrelle Sport – Sport Lotion for running!

  11. Amy C says:

    I like the Ombrelle Kids SPF 60 Lotion.

  12. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I think I would love the Ombrelle Complete

    Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray SPF 30 . I have not tried any of these products yet.

  13. Julie G. says:

    The Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 60 would be ideal for me.

  14. Darwin says:

    I like the Dry Mist Spray

  15. Lee-Ann says:

    I would really like to try the Dry Mist Spray SPF 30 . I like sprays so that my hands stay clean.

  16. Jennifer L. says:

    I like the OMBRELLE CREAM SPF 45

  17. Marilyn Legault says:

    I would be interested in the Ombrelle sunscreen

  18. Jonnie says:

    I don’t think I’ve used Ombrelle sun care before although I’ve heard lots about it. The Ombrelle Complete Dry Mist sounds perfect!

  19. Deanna Barkley says:

    Ombrelle is the only sunscreen that I use. It is non greasy and effective.

  20. Jenny says:

    the Dry Mist

  21. Maegan Morin says:

    I would like the Ombrelle Complete Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray SPF 30! I love that its dry.

  22. KD says:

    I have used Ombrelle 30 and Ombrelle 30 kids sunscreen before.

  23. Sean says:

    We use the Ombrelle face crème SPF45 and the Ombrelle sport

  24. Jenness M says:

    Would love to try the Ombrelle Complete Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray!

  25. Tina L. says:

    I like to try thy Dry Mist Spray.

  26. l p says:

    Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 60. thanks

  27. Nicole says:

    We use the Ombrelle Lotion 30 for kids.

  28. Lisa bolduc says:

    The concept of the dry mist sounds great so I would love to try that

  29. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I like the idea of the Ombrelle Complete Ombrelle Lotion SPF 45 – non-greasy and quick absorption 🙂

  30. Laurie B says:

    I like the Ombrelle Complete dry mist, my kids hate lotion.

  31. angela m says:

    I like the Ombrelle Sport – Sport Lotion

  32. Sarah Stickney says:

    Ombrelle Complete – Dry Mist

  33. Julie Bolduc says:

    The Ombrelle Face Ombrelle Ultra Fluid SPF 60 fore sure

  34. Cathy C says:

    I have used the kids 60 and the continuous spray as well I have used and use the stick Easy to reapply to face quickly.

  35. Fan R says:

    I like Ombrelle Sport Ombrelle Clear Continous Spray SPF 60.

  36. amber y says:

    I think i’d probably like the Ombrelle Sport Ombrelle Lotion SPF 30 mosy out of their products.

  37. Sunshine G says:

    I’d like to try the dry mist spray – haven’t tried their sunscreen before!

  38. andie says:

    Probably the “Complete Dry mist.”

  39. Valerie Mallette says:

    I would love the Ombrelle Complete Lotion SPF 30.

  40. Vesper says:

    ​The OMBRELLE COMPLETE – Ombrelle Lotion SPF 60

  41. Jennifer P. says:

    I haven’t tried their products yet, but I think I would like the Ombrelle Lotion SPF 30 Sensitive Skin from the Ombrelle Kids line the best – it sounds perfect for my daughter’s sensitive skin.

  42. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to the Dry Mist.

  43. Winnie B says:

    I want to try Ombrelle Face Ombrelle Ultra Fluid SPF 60

  44. D.Petch says:

    I really like the Dry Mist. Less messy.

  45. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’ve never tried any of their products before but I’d be most interested in trying Ombrelle Sport Ombrelle Lotion SPF 30.

  46. Florence C says:

    I like to try the Ombrelle Complete SPF30

  47. Tava says:

    from the Sport collection the Ombrelle Clear Continuous Spray SPF 45 is a lifesaver for sunny days around the seawall!

  48. Vesper says:

    Follow Ottawa Mommy Club and Garnier on twitter but they have not been confirmed – have unfollowed and followed again

  49. Holly says:

    The SPF 60 Mist looks great.

  50. Jennifer P. says:

    I cannot get the credits (1 each) to work for the either of the twitter follows – Ottawa Mommy Club and Garnier – anyone else having the same problem?

  51. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have used Ombrelle ever since I was told I had cancer they said it was the best one to use.

  52. Lorraine Wiebe says:

    I have never used any of the products would like to try sound interesting to try the Ombrelle Complete Dry Mist.

  53. Maria Medeiros says:

    lovely giveaway! i’ve used the ombrelle-kids on my kids. i had a few samples from the store and I loved them!! my kids have sensitive skin and it was wonderful!

  54. aarone mawdsley says:

    I like ombrelle, it is very good

  55. Wendy L. says:

    I would like to try the Ombrelle Sport – Sport Lotion.

  56. Burcu says:

    I like The SPF 60 Mist

  57. Bailey Dexter says:

    I have used the Fructis Style Curls Construct Mousse, & I love it, I have straight hair but when I put this in, it gives me waves when I scrunch it up. Great look!

  58. diane welburn says:

    I use Ombrelle to avoid skin cancer. When I have a transplant I will be at high risk for skin cancer due to the meds.

  59. Anna W says:

    The Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 30 looks perfect for swimming and baseball games. I wil get that for next summer.

  60. Anna W says:

    It also won’t let me complete twitter entries. It says :There was an error while following the account. Please retry.

  61. Megan says:

    I only trust my skin to Ombrelle. I love the Sport Lotion because it stays put even when you are active in the sun!

  62. Gizele says:

    I like the Ombrelle’s Sport SPF 30 Lotion.

  63. WandaTracey says:

    Ombrelle is an awesome product to use as a sunscreen.Would love to win some!! 🙂

  64. Cahley says:

    I would love the spray 60 mist!

  65. Gina Fleury says:

    We always use Ombrelle 60.Love it.

  66. RaeD. says:

    The dry mist is a nice idea.

  67. Donnas says:

    I’d like to try the Complete Dry Mist

  68. Chelsea V. says:

    Would love to try the Ombrelle 60 mist!

  69. kathy downey says:

    I love this brand

  70. Karine says:

    I love their 30 SPF spray 🙂

  71. Lori P says:

    I haven’t used Ombrelle products before but I’d like to try the Ombrelle Complete Dry Mist Spray SPF 60. Sounds like a great alternative for when I’m working in the yard, especially for the nape of my neck which I often ignore since I don’t like the stickiness of conventional sunscreens.

  72. Audrey Skinner says:

    I always use the Ombrelle Lotion SPF 30. I love it.

  73. tammy ta says:

    I’ve never used this brand-but I would love to win and try-we usually use SPF 30 or higher.

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