Badger Balm Lavender Sunscreen Cream- SPF 30 - 2.9 oz
- Broad spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays using the safe mineral Zinc Oxide. No oxybenzone, octinoxate, or other chemical active sunscreening agents.
- Water resistant for at least 40 minutes; biodegradable
- Lightly scented with Organic Bulgarian Lavender in an organic moisturizing base of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter & Jojoba Oil.
- BPA & phthalate-free tube from #2 recyclable plastic.
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Size: 87mL/2.9 fl.oz
Helps prevent sunburn
Retains SPF after 40 minutes activity in the water or perspiring
Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75% Inactive 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, Essential Oil of *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender), Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), and CO2 Extract of *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn). * = Certified Organic
Knead tube before each use. For full protection, apply liberally (2mg/cm2 of skin) to all exposed skin 15 minutes before sun exposure, then rub in to reduce whitening effect. For children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor. Reapply: After 40 minutes of swimming or sweating. Immediately after towel drying. At least every 2 hours.
Top Customer Reviews
It comes out of the tube thick and a little gritty, as others have mentioned, but I had no problem getting it to properly absorb into my skin. It takes an additional five or ten seconds to rub it in thoroughly, which smooths out of the consistency and dramatically reduces the "white face" effect. I'm not sure what the big deal is with taking a few extra seconds to rub it in; other reviewers sound like they're in a mighty hurry to rush out into the sun :)
I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because I've only been using it for awhile. So far I like it a lot. The scent is mild (way more mild than most sunblocks I've used) and isn't medicinal at all on me, it doesn't leave me with a white/pale face, and so far it seems to provide excellent coverage. It does contain trace amounts of dimethicone, which is explained on the Badger web site; this single additive is widely used and is considered safe. Overall, this is probably one of the very best and safest sunblocks on the market.
Highly recommended, especially for those looking to reduce the number of industrial chemicals they're applying to their skin.
I am an environmental engineer working on a comprehensive coral reef study here in Hawaii, where I live. Our research has found that coral reefs are dying largely due to the amount of sunscreen chemicals that get in the water, from the skin of bathers at the beach. If you are planning to come to Hawaii, you should come in the next few years, since we've seen 50% of reefs die over the last 20 years.
When I was looking into sunscreens that I could personally wear that would be the least harmful, I found that the Badger website actually has one of the most significant research studies of the effects of sunscreen on coral reefs posted on their website. They list the chemicals cited in the study as most harmful to reefs, showing how none of the ingredients in Badger are on the list as contributors to coral reef deaths.
The consistency of it may feel different from other chemical laden sunscreens, as I've noticed several people's reviews saying. But to me, consistency isn't really that important when I think about the bigger issue. And the fact that Badger actually pays attention to the coral reef issue on their website, when others brands don't, to me says a lot about this company.
That's why I buy this product and spend the extra money. Hopefully if someone reads this and heads to Hawaii, they may feel the same way. Cheers.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. If you do, you will find this is the most effective sunblock you have ever used. It has NO odor, massages in quickly, leaving NO whiteness on the skin. The tiny amount necessary assures that this will be the least expensive sunblock you ever buy.
I'm a redhead with very fair skin and I am particular about reading labels and understanding how sunblocks work - this is the only sunblock I use any more.
And no, I neither work for, nor get money from, the Badger Company. They make a good product and I am happy to recommend it.
My family and I have used this product religiously for 3 years, and not one of us have ever gotten sunburn (my wife is more fairer skinned than I am, and we've vacationed in the tropics with this). This is actually even after not reapplying after a few hours, which is necessary for practically ALL sunscreens on the market!
I've gone through the WHOLE EWG Iist, and scrutinized the products & ingredients. One thing I do really usually appreciate is when reviewers provide alternatives in lieu when dealing with a specific product, but given that the ingredients in this item are ABSOLUTELY to prevent overexposure to UVA & UVB, without hormone disruption from products that don't rely on reflective measures, I can't find another product to displace Badger, especially with the many options they have (SPF 15,30, scented, & unscented). --- Just another satisfied customer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a mother of 3 kids ages 3-11 I have tried numerous brands and this has by far been the most effective. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Natalie W.
Love the scent! Greasey, but the coverage is amazing!! Stays on after being in water for a long time. Gotta scrub to get this off! Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kimberly Simmons
LOVE!! I won't use any other sunscreen! My children never have gotten burned again after using this!! Highly recommend!Published 15 days ago by Christine Kehoe
Probably it does the job, but it's too oily, too heavy for my skin type.Published 19 days ago by D. Aro
I love the fragrance, but I don't love the fact that you have to use TONS of it for protection.Published 20 days ago by JBHinTX
Leaves a white hue which is difficult to blend in. The more you apply, the more difficult this becomes. I wanted a strong physical sunscreen but I don't want to look like a ghost.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I used this product today and I'll keep using it. while it is thick and does leave a slight white residue (if you don't want that check out the tinted kind) of course I didn't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lance