When it comes to my daughter, I’m admittedly a skin care fanatic. Likely because I wasn’t one myself growing up on the beaches of Southern California and suffered from more than my fair share of sun burns thanks to an unwise teen-inspired concoction of baby oil and iodine. Don’t ask.

Fortunately, this new generation is much better informed about potential skin damage than mine was.  Smart Girls Who Surf, a natural skin care company hailing from my home turf, Laguna Beach, has created Grab-N-Go kits designed specifically for girls who spend a lot of time outdoors.  Each kit contains all the necessities to protect a Smart Girl’s skin and hair from the sun: 2 oz. SPF 30+ sunblock, 2 oz.  After Sun Soothing Lotion, 2 oz. Care for Hair Sun Protector (SPF 7), one natural glycerin Soap for Surfers, one SPF 15 all natural lip balm (Vanilla or Cherry) and a comb.

If your family is jumping on a plane to your favorite island beach or ski resort this winter break, it’s the perfect size to pack in your daughter’s carry-on bag (all items are FAA-approved sizes) and for those of you staying at home, it’s also the ideal size to throw in backpacks or hand bags for daily outings. We take our Grab-n-Go with us on every beach outing and it was a must-have on our recent trip to Palm

So aside from the cute name and snazzy packaging, why buy Smart Girls sunscreen? Easy.  Smart Girls sunblocks are completely natural, loaded with antioxidants, chemical free, water resistant and won’t sting the eyes. All of their sunblock, lotions, conditioners, and soaps are PARABEN FREE and CHEMICAL FREE, while the majority of other sun care products on the market contain harmful chemicals that pollute the water and are dangerous to our health.  All SGWS products are manufactured in an FDA approved facility in the USA and are tested on surfers and parents, not animals.

When you’re shopping on the Smart Girls website, you’ll be pleased to know that this is one holiday gift you’ll give this season that actually gives back! Smart Girls is proud to support several non-profit organizations whose overall company missions and values reflect their own: Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), Surfrider Foundation, Girls, Inc. and School Power (the Laguna Beach Education Foundation), as well as donating product to numerous shelters.

One lucky Hollywood Mom Blog reader will receive  their own Grab-N-Go kit just in time for the holidays!  Simply enter the contest by sharing with us below in the comment section who you would give your kit to (child, grandchild, friend etc.)  and why (beach vacation, cruise, skiing, often outdoors, etc).  The lucky winner will be announced December 15, 2009. Good Luck to all who enter!

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