Badger Unscented Sunscreen –
We cover our child in sunscreen each and every morning before we set off for the day, and we need his sunscreen to be both effective and safe. After researching a number of products, we chose Badger SPF 30+ Unscented Sunscreen. Per the Badger Balm website, the sunscreen packaging is BPA and Phthalate free and is made from recycled plastic. This product provides UVA and UVB ray protection using Zinc Oxide and a certified organic base of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba and Cocoa Butter. The Vitamin E used is derived from Sunflower and not mixed sources. The ingredients are as follows:
Active Sunscreen Ingredient:
Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75%
Other Sunscreen Ingredients:
Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil
Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax)
Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter
Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Butter
Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil
Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E)
CO2 Extract of Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn)
Total Organic Content: 81.05%
Score of 1 on the EWG Skin Deep Sunscreen Guide (due to presence of zinc oxide and tocopherol)
The sunscreen is a bit thicker than other brands that I have used on myself in the past, but it rubs in well and does not leave a white film. It is very moisturizing which is an important factor for us as we literally coat our child in this sunscreen every single day. Check out Badger All Natural Sunscreen on Amazon.com!
UPDATED FORMULATION SPRING 2013: We started using Badger’s updated formulation of Unscented Sunscreen in May. It is now branded as ‘Active Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream’. It goes on much easier as it is a lighter formulation (more like a body lotion) and we have had the same fantastic level of sun protection since we have started using it! Check out the ingredient listing on Badger’s website.
We have also used the Badger SPF 30 Anti Bug Sunscreen that contains Castor Oil as well as Citronella, Lemongrass, Cedar, Rosemary and Geranium essential oils as the anti-bug ingredients. This product has worked very effectively. Since the scent is strong, we typically apply this sparingly on the neck, arms and legs once the All Natural Sunscreen has been applied. Check out Badger Anti-Bug Sunscreen on Amazon.com!