SPF30+ Natural Zinc Oxide Baby Sunscreen
Pediatrician Tested and Approved Safe
Badger Sunscreen for Babies - SPF 30
Badger loves babies!
We allow moms to bring their new babies to work and we formulate
our baby products to be as safe, simple, natural and effective as
possible. After all, we use them on our own babies! We’ve listened to
moms’ concerns about sunscreens and we formulated our new Baby Sunscreen
to be totally safe for babies and the environment with superior
broad spectrum protection using mineral zinc oxide. Our Baby Sunscreen
has a mild scent of Chamomile and Calendula, and it can be used by the
Badger Baby Sunscreen:
Badger Natural Sunscreen: SPF 30 Unscented
- Provides broad spectrum protection from both UVA & UVB rays.
- Is Certified Natural by the Natural Products Association.
- Has an ultra-moisturizing base of organic oils and beeswax that gently nourishes and protects delicate skin.
- Is water resistant for at least 40 minutes.
- Starts working on application - no waiting!
- Is environmentally friendly.
- Packaged in BPA and Phthalate-free, recyclable #2 plastic containing >50% PCR material.
According to the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database, Badger makes the world's safest and most effective sunscreens.
Currently we make 3 of the top 10 sunscreens in their list of over 1600!
Other sunscreens contain chemicals that do not provide broad spectrum protection and many be harmful to human health and the environment. We don't use any of this bad stuff! We are also #1 in SafeMama.com's 2010 Safer Sunscreens.
Protects with Minerals not Chemicals
Badger sunscreens use micronized zinc oxide as its active sunscreen agent. Zinc oxide is a mineral that provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It works by sitting on top of your skin, acting as a protective barrier that blocks the sun’s damaging rays before they reach your skin. It is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is considered the safest and most protective active sunscreen ingredient.
Determining SPF and What It Means
SPF, or Sunburn Protection Factor,
is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays,
the kind of radiation that causes sunburn and can contribute to skin
- If your skin would normally
burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 15 sunscreen would
allow you to stay in the sun without burning for approximately 150
minutes (a factor of 15 times longer). This is a rough estimate and
depends on skin type, intensity of sunlight and amount of sunscreen
- For best protection, experts recommend using a
sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 15, applying the proper amount
(2mg/cm2 of skin, or about one ounce for full body coverage) and
reapplying every 2 hours.
- Most people under-apply sunscreens, using ¼ to ½ the
amount required. Using half the required amount of sunscreen only
provides the square root of the SPF. So, a half application of an SPF30
sunscreen only provides an effective SPF of 5.5!
The SPF scale is not linear:
- SPF15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
- SPF30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
- SPF50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
So, one way of looking at this is that SPF30 sunscreen only gives you 4% more protection than SPF15 sunscreen.
Or, another way of looking at it is:
- SPF15 (93% protection) allows 7 out of 100 photons through
- SPF30 (97% protection) allows 3 out of 100 photons through.
So, while you may not be doubling your level of protection, an SPF30 will block half the radiation that an SPF15 would let through to your skin.