- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Sun Protection with 10% Zinc Oxide and 5% Titanium Dioxide
- Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free and Chemical Free
- Dermatologist recommended
I will not use this sunscreen but with that said it is unfair to misrepresent facts or not update a review when one knows otherwise. The top reviewer is claiming CONTAINS PARABENS. That is a pure lie and although she/he admits otherwise, she/he still does not change the heading of his/her review. That review is as misleading as this sunscreen mix just because it contains ZO. This mix does not contain parabens, contains ZO which is great but unfortunately the rest of the mix are non-organic unwanted ingredients.Active Ingredients; Zinc Oxide10% , Titanium Dioxide5%Inactive Ingredients; WaterPurified , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate , Ethylhexyl Stearate , Hexyl Laurate , Trimethylated Silica/Dimethicone , Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate , VP/Hexadecene Copolymer , Methyl Glucose Dioleate , PEG 7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Sorbitol Oleate , Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Beeswax , Stearic Acid , Disodium EDTA , Tocopheryl AcetateVitamin E , Caprylyl Glycol , Cetyl Dimethicone Copolymer , Chlorphenisen , Phenoxyethanol , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , PropanediolWhy add chemicals when the purpose of the sunscreen is to protect one from harm. To add salt to the injury, this a company where their CEO goes around Hawaii’s kindergartens in the name of educating kids about sunscreen while promoting Blue Lizard but yet Blue Lizard would not disclose ingredients of their sunscreens on their website at all. Someone in Hawaii’s government is surly enjoying the fruits of his/her work alright. I wonder why anyone in Hawaii has never addressed this issue…READ INGREDIENTS. THE HIGHER THE ZINC, THE MORE PROTECTION.Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one, blocks both UVA (320-400 nm) and UVB (280-320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Chemical sunscreens are less effective and carry unnecessary health risks. ZO is insoluble in water, used in many industries, in ointments, creams and lotions. Non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. ZO must be NON NANO / UNCOATED UPS -2 ZO which has a mean particle size greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.SPF is a measure of how much longer someone will be protected from UVB rays than someone wearing no cream. If the sun reddens unprotected skin in ten minutes, for example, a person wearing SPF15 can be exposed to the sun without reddening for 15 times longer – 150 minutes. While UVB rays are behind the redness of sunburn, UVA rays damage the skin’s DNA at a deeper layer. Both radiation types can cause skin cancer. The EU recommendation is for sunscreens to offer a UVA protection factor that is a third of their SPF.I make my own sunscreen as well as I purchase sunscreen for times when I do not have time to make any since I need to surf. For that reason, when I purchase a sunscreen mix, I need the same formula as I use when I make my own organic sunscreen mix since it only requires few ingredients but for more protection like my nose, I bump the zinc. Zinc is what you see surfers put on their nose for protection. The more zinc, the more protection but it means a mix that is more like a mud since zinc is a powder that I purchase and add to VCO.Blue Lizard Baby- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Chemical-Free- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- 10% Zinc Oxide; 5% Titanium DioxideBlue Lizard Face- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- Oil-Free- 8% Zinc OxideBlue Lizard Sensitive- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Chemical-Free- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- 10% Zinc Oxide; 5% Titanium DioxideBlue Lizard Sport- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Very Water Resistant- 6% Zinc OxideBlue Lizard Regular- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Very Water Resistant- 6% Zinc OxideThere is a reason why sunscreen companies do not provide any images of the labeling since that will disclose the active and inactive ingredients. The inactive ingredients are extensive in Blue Lizard, check their Internet site but more importantly compare the cost of any sunscreen to better brands with hardly any ingredients except few organic and a very high amount of zinc like 18% zinc not 5% or 10% zinc. Blue Lizard’s ingredients vary so much from their Face mix to the Original mix to the Baby mix since they offer more additives, less zinc with noticeable price fluctuation. Cancer does not differentiate face skin or leg skin, it is all the same so why apply anything that has less protection to different part of the body. Ingredients get soaked in regardless of the skin location so compare ingredients since it is like consuming those ingredients when applied to the skin. A good organic 3oz 18% zinc mix should not cost more than $13 and for less when on sale. I get lots more when I make my own, much, much more and I get to control the zinc percentage in the mix as well.
What can I say but that this product works well. It’s slightly greasy, but most of it gets absorbed in the skin. I would recommend.
Be warned, this sunblock IS NOT water proof! …
Be warned, this sunblock IS NOT water proof! It says to use a different sunblock if you plan to go into the water.
Rubs in great! It does leave a slight white cast
I have tried a bunch if different natural sunscreens and non have done as well as this product! It works for my whole family! Rubs in great! It does leave a slight white cast, but disappears after a bit. It holds up beautifully in water! We love it!
This stuff is amazing. I tan easily and this formula worked so well I’m ordering more. Not cheap but I’ve not found anything that blocks sun like Blue Lizard. Application was very simple. It’s got zinc in it but application wasn’t a hassle. I’m in the bright sunshine a lot and put Blue Lizard to the test. Finally! A block that really works.
Love this product for my son! He’s had eczema his whole life and very fair skin. This doesn’t break him out and seems to stay on much longer than most. I do reapply if he’s outside for a long time though. Would definitely recommend!
I have eczema and very sensitive skin. I’m a one of those rare people who are allergic to sunscreen. This product is great. I really like that is is nature friendly too. Just a heads-up. All sensitive formulas do leave a white residue. It’s not that bad and is definitely better than a allergic reaction.
Finally! No scent, no sting, and no burns!
This is the first sunblock I’ve tried in 30 years that didn’t make my eyes water from the chemical scent or perfumes; nor does it sting even when placed on the eyelids.It does take some serious rubbing to work it all in, but it almost entirely soaks in after a few minutes and leaves your skin smooth and not at all grimy feeling like most blocks. I can put it under makeup and not have an oil slick or gross makeup creases. There is only the very faintest smell (like a tiny hint of orange rind?), but it’s got less smell than my unscented lotions do. It keeps my paperwhite skin from burning, and I usually have to use a level 50+ block in the chemical variety to get the same level of protection (this is rated at 30 SPF).
Grew on me
I was using another physical sun block and ended up changing to this. This one wasnt quite as easy to apply as the other but it was more comfortable on my skin once it soaked in (not as greasy as the other one). I didn’t burn so it worked for me.
this is a great thick sunscreen that goes on thick and protects very very well against the sun. does not irritate my sensitive skin at all.
Best brand out there
Blue Lizard is a really good brand; all their products seem very effective. This was recommended to me by my dermatologist. I am allergic to fragrance, so this works well for me. I use it every day on my arms when I am going to be in the car. Sun coming through the windshield and windows in the car are very strong, and this is a huge help.
Pale and in Florida
I visited Florida to visit the boyfriends family, and I’m from Washington state. I burn in less than 5 minutes outside without sunscreen, but I also have horribly sensitive skin. This stuff was the best I heard of, and I loved it! I didn’t burn once while I visited, and we were in the sun a lot.
Blue Lizard is the best sunscreen. This stuff truly works. We live in South Texas and used it on my daughter everyday for her summer day camp, which was an outside program. The program has a policy of not reapplying sunscreen and she did not get burned at all. The sunscreen is also great for water play. We took this on our summer cruise and no one got burned. My daughter likes how the sunscreen turns blue, in the bottle, once exposed to the sun.
Takes a lot of effort to rub in
This lotion is THICK. Takes time to rub in so if your kids are like mine, dying to get into the water, it won’t be a favorite. That said, it keeps the skin nice and soft.NOTE: I wouldn’t use this on the face. Way too thick.
Goes on smooth, rubs in easily, and doesn’t leave you greasy. I’m a redhead so I’ve tried my share of sunscreens. This one will be a repeat buy.
Be Fully Protected
Great product and I love that is natural but it is very thick and hard to apply. I would certainly buy it again just because it works and it does not have all of those yucky ingredients.
I bought this sunscreen because of the good reviews, but I thought it was too thick, goopy, and unpleasant feeling to use again.
Amazing!!!!! No white residue, absorbs great!
I just wish they made it in higher spf. This sunscreen is so very emolient and easy to work in! I see no white residue and when i later sweat i dont get the white face where particles of it come up with the sweat. Those who see white residue either not rubbing it in well enough or you have a darker complexion….i am farely pale. I am using it on my whole face, ears, neck situation. I love it. It is worth the money. You get a decent size bottle for it.This one is even better than Alba botanica SPF 30 that I’ve been using on my neck for awhile based on Paula’s beautipedia reviews ( this one I found that way too). Alba botanica still leaves a slight white residue and the white can come to the skin surface as you go along your day. That’s why I was using alba botanica only on my neck. I am switching to this one. I do prefer higher SPF but some areas of my body just get too irritated like neck and around my eyes sometimes which this one is great for.
Reside in a tropical environment and recently used on a trip to other tropical places.Product absorbs well and is not greasy. Protected vey nicely against intense sun light. Price is good on Amazon as opposed to Kaiser’s store.
Only sunblock i can use daily, no breakouts
I have fair skin and I am beauty conscious so I really wanted to find an SPF 30 to use on my chest and neck daily. I’m approachig 30 and becoming more aware of aging so going without was not an option. My SPF 30 tinted primer by Colorescience is perfect for my face but it is pricey to slather on my exposed skin daily so the hunt began. It came down to three factors, smell, consistency, and skin irritation from prolonged use. The chemical based sunscreens ( neutrogena faces, several alba products, etc) smell toxic and left my skin feeling filmy or dry by the end of the day. I tried several natural products including the regular version of Blue Lizard and my chest would start to breakout a little after continued use. Other sunblocks gave me a hive like rash after a month. This Blue Lizard Sensitive Skin is amazing and the first thing that I will actually stick to using daily.-It rubs in easily if you use it correctly-It is paraben and other commonly found sunblock toxins free (as long as your bottle isnt old 2011 stock)-It doesn’t smell like anything even chemicals or taste like much either at the end of the day so you don’t need to shower when you get home-My sensitive areas like my chest don’t get little pimples een after a month of consistent use-Protects me from the sun well since I can use it for hiking and park days without burning.-I can basically use it as i would lotion on the areas of my body that will be exposed which is really what I think a sunblock should be.Note on rubbing it in: this isn’t a chemical based sunblock ao its not going to seep right into your skin which is actually a good thing but it will be non greasy to the touch within 5-10mins. If your skin is wet it will be white and practically never rub in all the way. If you are really cold like putting it on outside in tahoe (snow) I noticed it took a little longer to rub in. For my daily needs I get out of the shower dry off completely, brush my teeth (allows moisture to evaporate), use a small amount of this stuff and rub it in, start puting my makeup on, then clothes. I never have a problem with white a white cast or gressy skin. I hope this sunblock is always around.
My favorite sunblock
This stuff is perfect. It rubs in completely doesn’t leave me looking white, lasts a long time, and I can use it on my face as well. I totally trust this sunblock.
I think this could of been a good sunscreen if it didn’t leave a white residue. The ingredients are pretty good. Only problem was the white cast especially on African-American skin.
thick, but bulletproof
I’m ultra pale, so finding sunscreen that I like is a bit of an art form. I’ve sort of accepted that there are different kind for different activities and this is my big poppa, day-at-the-lake-sunscreen. It’s kind of spendy and goes on thick (does rub in clear after a moment, no worries there) but it truly works. You can see the shine and feel this on which I don’t like for everyday, but I survived a whole day at an outdoor music festival drinking and not reapplying – no burn at all. That’s basically unheard of for me, even with tons of sunscreen. The only place I don’t use it is my face. I think it’s too thick and I don’t want breakouts so I stick with cc cream.