Sun Bum - Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 50 SPF - 3 oz. (88 mL)
Sun Bum Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 50 SPF formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while enriching your skin with Vitamin E. An antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging. All Sun Bum care products are made, tested, and filled in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida.
- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
- Water Resistant / 80 Minutes
- Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free
- Propylene Glycol Free
- CFCs Free
- Sheer Formula
- Dermatologist Tested
- Gluten Free / 100% Vegan
- Vitamin E Enriched
- Skin Cancer Foundation Approved and Recommended
Sun Bum Frequently Asked Questions
What is Broad Spectrum?
Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against the harmful effects of both UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays). To be classified as offering broad-spectrum protection, a product needs to absorb or reflect at least 90% of the UV rays. All Sun Bum Sunscreens offer broad-spectrum coverage.
UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are primarily responsible for premature skin aging and wrinkling. UVA rays have also been shown to cause skin damage at the cellular level. UVB rays damage the outer layers of the skin. They are the main cause of sun burn and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.
Is it okay to get a little base tan when I'm pasty?
Dear pasty dude or dudette, any sun exposure damages and ages the skin, so even a hint of color means you’re creating wrinkles, sagging, and cell injury that could lead to skin cancer.
What does SPF mean? What SPF do I need?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Below is the approximate percentage of UVB rays blocked depending on SPF rating. The difference is suprisingly small. A higher SPF helps if you are fair skinned or have a history of skin cancer. Remember, no sunscreen blocks 100% of UV rays.
The main thing that affects protection level is applying it correctly. Dermatologists recommend using 3 tablespoons of sunscreen to protect your whole body. SPF ratings are significantly decreased if you don’t apply enough. Most people only apply 1/3 of the sunscreen they need. Make sure you use enough and don’t neglect hard to reach and easily forgotten places like your ears, feet and upper back.
Do you really need sunscreen if you have dark skin?
It’s true that more skin pigment = more melanin = more natural protection, but people with dark skin are still at risk for skin cancer. And it’s often deadlier because it’s hidden in places like hands and feet and not diagnosed until it’s in a serious stage. Bob Marley died at the age of 36 from skin cancer that went undiagnosed for years on his foot.
Is Sun Bum Waterproof or Water Resistant?
All of Sun Bum sunscreens have the highest possible Water Resistance rating of 80 minutes. Waterproof is no longer a claim that can be made according to the ruling made by the FDA in 2011. There are only two allowed Water Resistant ratings, 80 minute or 40 minute. Advances in research have allowed companies to formulate sunscreens that adhere well to your skin. However, regardless of the claims, you will have to reapply if you’re sweating heavily or doing activity in the water.
Are Sun Bum Sunscreens Safe?
Yes, in all cases, Sun Bum follows the recommendations and guidelines set by he Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the FDA. The Skin Cancer Foundation is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. Sun Bum sunscreens are stringently tested, approved, and recommended by the SCF.
When Sun Bum started developing their original formula in 2010 it seemed obvious that they would make an “all natural” product, first, because they care about protecting the environment. Second, Sun Bum knew they would be slathering their products on their very own family and friends. Sun Bum are NOT in this for the money, they are in it to protect themselves and the ones they love. One in five of us will get skin cancer in our lifetime, (1 in 3 Caucasians). That said, as Sun Bum did the yearlong research on the subject they found that a lot of the “natural” sunscreens sounded great but didn’t actually cover the sun’s critical wavelength (broad spectrum). The other research that sealed the deal for them was that although everyone wants a “natural” sunscreen, most of the reviews they read were customers complaining about the way the “natural” products felt on their skin (too thick, sticky, made them look ghostly, smelled bad, had to scrub it off, short shelf life, etc…). Sun Bum knew if they were going to move the needle on skin cancer in their community, they would need to create a formula that their friends and family would actually want to use, and love the way it smelled, felt on their skin, went on and came off. So, Sun Bum developed a formula with as few FDA and SCF approved chemicals as possible, to give them the feel, smell, and functionality they all wanted, and took out the rest.
Sun Bum uses a mix of organic and inorganic sunscreens as recommended by the FDA, SCF, and ACS, as opposed to the recommendations of non-scientific lobbyist groups. Sun Bum based their decisions on real science, on how to best protect their friends and families from the FACT that someone in America dies every minute from skin cancer.
Sun Bum totally respect, understand, and appreciate your concerns about sunscreen ingredients. They will continue to work hard to stay informed on new “scientific” findings from around the world.
About Sun Bum
Sun Bum is just like you. They love to play in the sun. The bad news is, one in five of us will get skin cancer due to sun exposure. One in five. That’s more than all other cancers combined. The good news is, Sun Bum can reduce the risk by 80% simply by regularly using approved sun care products.
In 2010 they created a new high quality lifestyle brand of sun care products specifically formulated for people who live and love in the sun. A brand that captures the essence of the outdoor lifestyle while protecting ourselves, and the ones we love, from the harmful dangers of the sun. They’re not a giant disconnected corporation. Sun Bum is a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that makes a serious sunscreen they entrust to protect their very own kids, spouses, and friends.
Sun Bum Sunscreens are also tested, approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. The SCF is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. The SCF does not approve or lend its seal of approval to products that do not meet their very stringent standards.
The Skin Cancer Foundation and Sun Bum
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It’s the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.
For the general public’s protection, Sun Bum always defers to the recommendation of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the CDC and the FDA when choosing active ingredients.
“In all cases we recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both UVA and UVB rays… (Such sunscreens) combine several different active chemical sunscreen ingredients in order to provide broad-spectrum protection. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include PABA derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates (octylmethoxycinnamate and cinoxate) for UVB absorption; benzophenones (such as oxybenzone and sulisobenzone) for shorter-wavelength UVA protection; and avobenzone (Parsol 1789), ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining UVA spectrum.” – The Skin Cancer Foundation
Sun Care Facts
Sun Bum Tips
- Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going out in the sun to allow maximum absorption and protection.
- Make sure you’re applying enough sunscreen (at least 3 tablespoons to cover your entire body). Reducing the quantity lowers the level of protection significantly. Pay special care too more sensitive areas, such as your ears, nose shoulders, cleavage and neck.
- Don't neglect hard to reach and easily forgotten places, such as your ears, feet and upper back.
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. Apply more frequently after swimming, sweating or toweling.
- Sun Bum know it’s tough, but try to avoid intense mid-day sun from 11:00 am and 2:00 pm during the hot summer months.
- If you are taking medication, check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure it’s okay to spend time in the sun. Some medicines can make the skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays.
- Protect children. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV radiation and they often spend more time outdoors than adults. Parents should take special care to protect them from the sun using protective clothing, hats, sunglasses and sunscreens. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight.