Badger Water Resistant All Natural Moisturizing Suncreen Unscented SPF 30+ 2.9 oz. (87 ml)
Badger Water Resistant All Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen Unscented 30+ SPF offers safe, effective, moisturizing broad-spectrum protection. Take heart, sensitive Badgers, Badger has heard your voice! Badger has taken their top rated SPF 30 (rated very highly by the Environmental Working Group) and removed the essential oil fragrance! Badger Water Resistant Unscented All Natural Moisturizing Sun Cream Sunscreen is perfect for those with sensitivities, or those who just don't want to smell like anything! Badger's SPF formulas are water resistant for at least 40 minutes, environmentally friendly, safe for children, block both UVA and UVB rays, and thoroughly moisturize while they protect your skin. These natural, organic, physical barrier sunscreens are made with zinc oxide instead of chemicals. Since the inception of this steamy, dreamy potion, previously sun-shy Badgers have been sighted belly up on the most luxurious beaches around the world. Meet you at the beach!
Key Features & Benefits:
- Same great formula as Badger's original SPF 30 sunscreen, without any scent added.
- Top rated for safety & efficacy by several consumer protection groups.
- Protects with the mineral Zinc Oxide, not with chemicals or Titanium Dioxide.
- Broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection.
- Badger's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba & Cocoa base is ultra-moisturizing and soothing!
- Water resistant for at least 40 minutes.
- Allows skin to breathe when exercising.
- Doesn't drip and sting eyes.
- Starts working on application...No waiting!
- Environmentally friendly, safe for reefs and marine life.
Natural Organic Zinc Oxide Sunscreen and After-Sun Care For Your Family
Take care of your skin naturally with high-quality, all natural sunscreen and organic after sun (and everyday) care! Badger SPF is highly rated for safety and effectiveness by the Environmental Working Group! You'll find Badger at the top of the chart as one of the best sunscreens because Badger uses all natural and organic ingredients, plus the mineral Zinc Oxide as a sunscreen!
Because Badger uses Zinc Oxide, all of their sunscreen products block both UVA as well as UVB sun rays! A "Critical Wavelength" measurement of 370 nm is considered to be outstanding - Badger SPF30 is 377nm and Badger SPF15 is 376nm.
Badger Questions & Answers
How do I use Badger natural sunscreens?
To be effective, any sunscreen must be applied liberally to all exposed skin and reapplied frequently. An average sized body (in a swimsuit) requires about 1oz for full and complete coverage. Note: The FDA tests sunscreen efficacy using 2 milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter (2mg/cm2) of skin. The average human body is 18,000 square centimeters. By their calculations, this means 1.2oz of sunscreen would adequately cover an entire human body - this is about a shot glass full. After application, rub in the sunscreen to reduce the whitening. To maintain maximum effectiveness, sunscreen should be reapplied at least every 2 hours and directly after extended swimming or sweating. For sensitive skin, apply a small amount of the product to test before full use. Keep out of eyes and keep off broken or unhealthy skin. Adult supervision recommended when using this product on children. If separation in product occurs, knead tube to remix product before use.
What is the expiration date for your natural and organic sunscreens?
Badger sunscreens have a shelf life of two to three years from the date they are manufactured (depending on the product). That is the expiration date that is printed on the crimp (top edge) of the tubes. The product should remain good for use for one year after it is opened, or until the expiration date has been reached. They cannot guarantee that an expired product will adequately protect you from the sun and you should replace the tube. Note: Extreme temperature fluctuations may cause the natural ingredients in these products to expire early. They recommend that you store Badger sunscreen in temperatures below 90 degrees F.
Can I apply makeup over the sunscreen?
Yes, though for this purpose they recommend their Daily Sunscreen Lotions, and not the Active or Sport Creams. Their Daily Sunscreen Lotions provide excellent broad spectrum protection in a non comedogenic lotion base with a matte finish making it ideal to wear under makeup.
Can I wear lotion under the sunscreen?
Yes, as long as the lotion is completely absorbed before applying the sunscreen. If sunscreen is diluted, the SPF may decrease significantly and will not offer as much protection. However, you may find that you do not need a lotion if wearing Badger Sunscreen! Each tube and bottle of sunscreen contains powerful natural moisturizers and antioxidants that nourish and protect your skin.
Can I mix the sunscreen with my own face cream/makeup tint?
No. It is not a good idea to mix the sunscreen with another cream or makeup. This would dilute the sunscreen reducing its SPF and compromising your sun protection.
Can I use Badger's other (non-Baby formula) sunscreens safely on my Baby?
All of their sunscreens are totally safe and effective for the whole family. The only difference with their Baby Sunscreens is that they added Organic Roman Chamomile and Organic Calendula for their calming and soothing effects. They recommend that you check with your pediatrician if using their Anti Bug Sunscreen on infants as it contains added essential oils for maximum bug repellent efficacy. The FDA recommends that you consult your pediatrician or doctor when using any sunscreens on infants under 6 months of age.
How much Sunscreen do I need to apply to my baby's skin?
Since babies come in all shapes and sizes, the best way to ensure sufficient sun protection is to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your little one, then rub it in. Remember to reapply at least every 2 hours, even if baby is in the shade!
If my sunscreen has some clumping, will it still work?
Yes. Temperature variations during shipping occasionally cause clumping in Badger sunscreens and this does not affect the sunscreen's safety or level of protection. They tested their sunscreens with and without clumping to ensure protection. In most cases, the clumping is caused by the crystallization of Shea and Cocoa Butter. This is similar to what might happen in a chocolate bar if it is exposed to extreme temperature variations. When you apply the sunscreen to your skin you will feel them melt right in.
Note: If the little clumps are really hard and gritty, they may be the Zinc Oxide particles clumping together, and this could potentially affect the level of protection you are receiving. If this is the case, please check the expiration date to ensure that your product is still good. If your product has not expired, but exhibits the hard and gritty clumping, please contact their customer service team for a full refund or to exchange products.
Why did a bunch of oil come out of the sunscreen when I squeezed the tube?
Since the ingredients in their sunscreens are natural and organic, and they don't add any synthetic ingredients, they sometimes become partially separated. Simply put the cap back on, knead the tube with your hands and give it a good shake, then try it again. Do not apply straight oil to your skin before sun exposure. If you are unable to re-mix the Zinc Oxide back into the formula, it's probably time for a new tube of sunscreen. Please call their customer service team if your product is fully separated but has not expired.
Does Badger Sunscreen stain? How can I get stains out?
If you let the product soak into the skin for a few minutes before letting fabric touch it directly, you can reduce the chance of stains. It is best to rub the product onto the skin well and let sit for a moment to allow the mineral particles to spread out evenly over the skin. The best way to remove a zinc oxide and oil stain is by applying watered down rubbing alcohol (50/50) directly to the stain then dabbing gently to lift the stain.
If you do not have alcohol on hand, stains resulting from natural oils may be removed that same way you would remove a salad dressing stain: apply a dish soap directly to the stain (because regular laundry detergent does not contain oil-removing properties), then launder as normal. It usually does the trick!
How do I wash Badger Sunscreen creams off of my skin?
The best way to remove Badger Sunscreen is to get a really good lather going with a natural soap, warm water, and a loofah (or some sponge or cloth) and gently rub off the sunscreen. Of course, Badger sunscreens contains rich moisturizing ingredients that absorb into the skin as you wear the product, so you may still feel these moisturizing effects even after washing. The all-natural, organic ingredients will continue to soothe and nourish even after you have removed the active sunscreen ingredient--You might not even need a post-shower moisturizer!
Badger is a small, family-owned & family-friendly company nestled on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire. They blend organic plant extracts, exotic oils and butters and beeswax, and make healing balms, lip balms, safe mineral sunscreens and other personal care products that work and feel remarkably good. Badger products are uniquely formulated blends of the finest organic ingredients available anywhere in the world. Their Philosophy of Formulation is simple: make products for people they love, and then share them with the world. They combine years of tradition, research, and lots of love to create products that work as well as you expect them to.
They hold every single ingredient to the "Badger Natural Standard", a rigorous look at the growth, sustainability, and supply chain of each ingredient they use. That means that when you use Badger products, you can be sure that you are using the purest, most natural products available. And because the USDA Organic Certification is a food-grade standard, their ingredients are even pure enough to eat! Badger's USDA Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from a single estate in Southern Spain, and that very same Olive Oil is used by Michelin Star-winning chefs in France and Spain! In fact, all of the Badgers eat the very same Olive Oil in Badger's organic lunches, and many of them purchase it to use in their home kitchens. And of course, they use only the finest, purest essential oils from the far corners of the globe. One example is the Organic Rose Oil (Rosa Damascena) that comes from Bulgaria - the blossoms are hand picked before dawn and steam-distilled the very same day. It takes about 5 tons of fresh rose blossoms to make one liter of oil, and Badger pays over $4,000 per liter for that precious stuff!
That's the Badger difference, and what makes Badger unique.
- To create fabulously pure and effective products of the highest natural quality, based on simplicity and thoughtful preparation, with the intention to soothe and heal.
- To run a business that is fun, fair and profitable; where money is fuel, not a goal; and where the vision for a healthier world finds expression through the way they work and through the way they treat each other and the people they serve.
- Individual responsibility in a team concept
- Personal and caring approach in communications
- Supporting organic, sustainable agriculture through our purchasing practices
- A business environment that is respectful and supportive of all employees, and of the people they serve
- Personal and social healing through their charitable giving
- Environmental responsibility
- Honesty and integrity in their business practices
- Fun is good