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two types of Badger Unscented Sunscreen Lotion
Badger - Certified Natural Sunscreen Lotion
Boxes for both types of Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen

Badger - Certified Natural Sunscreen Lotion

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$19.99
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$19.99

Info: Available in Several Types & Sizes

Protect your outdoor living with safer sunscreen. Badger has continued to refine its natural line of sunscreens offering broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide, the safest and most effective active ingredient.

Product Notes:

The three SPF 25 lotions feature soothing Aloe and antioxidant-rich sunflower oil for for a lighter base that's easier to apply. All four natural sunblock formulas here are suitable for any skin type, and are lab-approved as non-comedogenic (they won't clog pores). All but the Active SPF 30 type (which contains beeswax, which some may be sensitive to) are hypoallergenic.





 Video Information

Badger's Safe Mineral Sunscreens

Hi, Badger fans. My name is Rebecca Hamilton and I'm the vice president of research and development, and I'm also one of the Badger family members. Today, I'm in the secret Badger lab to tell you all about Badger sunscreens. All Badger sunscreens offer excellent UVA, UVB, broad spectrum protection using the mineral zinc oxide.

Our sunscreens are certified natural, contain organic ingredients, certified non-GMO, and contain natural antioxidants that are great for your skin. They don't contain any of the ingredients known to harm coral reefs and most of them have been tested biodegradable.

Our daily sunscreen lotions are in a lighter formula that is easy to apply, non-greasy, and less whitening. These are all SPF 25 and they're not water-resistant. They are non-comedogenic so they won't clog your pores and they are hypo-allergenic, so they're perfect for everyday use on your face and the whole body.

Our active sunscreen creams are Badger's classic formula with very simple and natural ingredients. They are all SPF 30 and water-resistant for at least 40 minutes. They are perfect for a day at the beach and light outdoor activity.

Although all of our sunscreens are great for the whole family, our kids and baby sunscreens are pediatrician approved and they have scents that kids will love.

At Badger, we always recommend that you seek shade or put on a long sleeved shirt or a hat, but if you're going to go out in the sun, we hope you have your coverage. Hope you have a great summer.

Badger - UVA UVB Protection from Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide

Caity Stuart: Rebecca, can you tell us the difference between UVA and UVB rays, and why it's important to know that?

Rebecca: Absolutely. So, UVA and UVB rays have different wavelengths. That means that the UVA, with a longer wavelength, penetrates more deeply than UVB, which has a shorter wavelength. One way to think about that, is UVA for aging and UVB for burn, and that's because the UVB contributes to the surface level sunburn, whereas the UVA contributes towards premature skin aging that might be associated with sun. Both of them can contribute to skin cancer.

Caity: Thanks. What kind of active ingredients protect from UVA and UVB rays? And, is there one in particular that we should be looking for?

Rebecca: Zinc oxide is the one active ingredient that really thoroughly protects against both UVA and UVB, and what's really neat about zinc oxide is that for most active ingredients they have excellent protection in one part of either the UVA or UVB range, and so what you'll see in the protection is these little mountains and the zinc oxide actually gives you even protection across both, fairly even protection. Titanium dioxide also does protect against both UVA and UVB, but it protects more in the UVB and not as much in the UVA.

Caity: So, as a wrap up, what should customers be looking for when they ... on a sunscreen when they're wanting to have protection from both of these rays?

Rebecca: Well, the best thing to look for is broad spectrum. The SPF number on a sunscreen actually only refers to the protection for UVB, and so when you see broad spectrum that means that it protects both against UVA and UVB.

Badger Non Nano Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

Caity: Rebecca, on our sunscreens, it says "non-nano". Can you tell us what that means and why customers should be concerned about that?

Rebecca: Absolutely, a nano particle is just a very, very small particle. It's a measurement of sorts. A lot of sunscreens today use nano particle zinc oxide because it reduces the whitening effect of sunscreen. Now, this may or may not be a concern for many people, but it is something that's relatively new and there are some concerns around environmental impact of nano particle zinc oxide or the question of whether it would get absorbed into your skin. Research shows that it does not get absorbed past the dead layer of skin, but it can be more reactive and it may behave differently than a non-nano zinc oxide, which is the larger, more traditional form of zinc oxide that would have been used for hundreds of years.

For Badger, we chose to use non-nano zinc oxide because we try and make an undisputable safest sunscreen out there, and while we did not find any research that showed nano particles to be specifically unsafe, we had a lot of customers who requested a non-nano sunscreen and we wanted them to feel good about the product they were using, and we wanted to use the ingredient that had the safest history of use.


The first two of these sunscreens (in the initial product photo) are intended for either the face or the body, and have no added fragrance: the SPF 25 is a Lotion designed for ordinary Daily use; while the SPF 30 type is a thicker Cream designed for more Active use where the skin is apt to become wet (such as playing sports or going for a quick dip), and provides up to 40 minutes of water resistance. For even more intense sporting activities or longer or repeated swims or much hotter (sweatier) days, the Sport type (which looks like the one pictured here at right) is water resistant for 80 minutes (twice as long as the Active type). And rest assured, their ingredients are biodegradable, and safe for lakes, coral reefs or other marine ecosystems; and each type is not tested on animals and cruelty-free.

Alternatively, to spare you the trouble of having to apply or reapply several different types of products to your face (such as a day cream and/or a perfume) in combination with a sunscreen, the two Damascus Rose scented Face Sunscreens (whose boxes are in the third picture) add additional antioxidants, nutrients, moisturizers, and fragrance; one is white, and can either be worn alone or as a primer under makeup (or you can blend some of your own foundation into it just before you apply it); while the other includes some tint in it which will compliment most skin tones and may eliminate the need for makeup.


* Zinc oxide provides natural, safe, chemical-free, broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays.

* These products all have either the best score with the lowest hazard rating (1) on EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database [a website supporting information on chemical content of products for consumers so they can make healthier, smarter choices], or the second best / lowest (2) for the Sheer Tint Face Sunscreen type.

* Badger's sunscreens are packaged in BPA and phthalate-free tubes composed of 40% recycled PCR #2 plastic.

Ingredients:

Unscented SPF 25 Daily Sunscreen Lotion (NPN 80066483) (UPC 634084490329):
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 14%
Base Ingredients: *Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Coco-Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose (and) Cellulose Gum, Glucose (and) Lactoperoxidase (and) Glucose Oxidase, Sorbitan Caprylate, *Glycerin, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Undecylenic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Gluconate.

Unscented SPF 30 Active Sunscreen Cream (NPN 80023546) (UPC 634084474015):
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75%
Base Ingredients: *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Cera alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), *Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract.

Unscented SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream (NPN 80030048) (UPC 634084476019):
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 22.5%
Base Ingredients: *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Cera alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E).

Damascus Rose Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Face Sunscreen (NPN 80066483) (UPC 634084490220):
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 14%
Base Ingredients: *Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Coco-Glucoside, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose (and) Cellulose Gum, Glucose (and) Lactoperoxidase (and) Glucose Oxidase, *Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Glycerin, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Caprylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, *Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, *Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Undecylenic Acid, *Rosa damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Lecithin, Sodium Gluconate, *Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, *Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract.

Damascus Rose Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Face Sunscreen (NPN 80066483) (UPC634084490244):
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 14%
Base Ingredients: *Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Coco-Glucoside, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose (and) Cellulose Gum, Glucose (and) Lactoperoxidase (and) Glucose Oxidase, *Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Glycerin, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Caprylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, *Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, *Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Undecylenic Acid, *Rosa damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Lecithin, Iron Oxides (C.I. 77492) (and) Jojoba Esters, Sodium Gluconate,* Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Iron Oxides (C.I. 77499) (and) Jojoba Esters, *Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract.

* = Organic.

All Badger sunscreen creams and lotions are Non-GMO certified by NSF to NSF Non-GMO True North.

The SPF 25 Sunscreens are 100% Certified Natural by NPA

The SPF 30 Sunscreen is 100% Certified Natural by NPA / 98% Organic Ingredients Certified by NSF

The SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen is 100% Certified Natural and 94% Certified Organic.

Suggested Usage:

For full protection, apply liberally (2mg/cm2 of skin) 15 minutes before sun exposure.

If you will be swimming or sweating, use a water resistant sunscreen such as the SPF 30.

Reapply zinc oxide sunscreen lotions at least every 2 hours if your skin is exposed during the daytime - or immediately after washing, swimming or sweating (or for the active SPF 30 type, after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating), and immediately after towel drying, or reapply to the lips right after eating or drinking.

For the Sport type, Directions for use: Knead tube before each use. As with the other types, 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. Reapply the sport sunscreen: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating; or immediately after towel drying; or at least every 2 hours.

Warnings:

Ask a doctor before using for children under the age of 6 months.

Sun Safety Tips: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease these risks, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and practice other sun protection measures including:
- limiting time in the sun, especially from 10am - 2pm;
- wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.


Product Options:
Unscented SPF 25 Daily Sunscreen Lotion, 118ml - $19.99 - UPC: 634084490329
Unscented SPF 30 Active Cream, 87 ml - $22.99 - UPC: 634084474015
Unscented SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream, 87ml - $22.99 - UPC: 634084476019
Damascus Rose SPF 25 Face Sunscreen, 47 ml - $20.99 - UPC: 634084490220
Damascus Rose SPF25 Sheer Tint Face Sunscreen 47ml - $20.99 - UPC: 634084490244