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BurnOut SPF 35 KIDS Physical Sunscreen

Finally, the perfect sunscreen for babies and kids! Recommended by pediatricians and dermatologists. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, non-greasy, and perfect for sensitive skin. 3.4 oz.

Key features

  • Finally, the perfect sunscreen for babies and kids! Finally, the perfect sun protection solution for babies and kids!
  • Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, non-greasy, and perfect for sensitive skin.
  • Biodegradable, ocean-safe, and eco-sensitive. Rich in Antioxidants, and enriched with Extracts of Helionori, Pomegranate, and Plantain to protect and nourish skin.
  • Chemical-free, paraben-free, petroleum-free, PABA-free. Recommended by pediatricians and dermatologists
  • UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection

Honest reviews


The best and easiest I’ve found

This is my favorite, favorite sunscreen to use on my children. It’s a runny lotion and rubs in so easily. My two-year-olds will not tolerate me rubbing in thick sunscreen all over their faces. With this, they don’t struggle as much and I can rub it in fast and easy.It can leave the slightest paleness to your skin but it really isn’t bad. My kids are half Greek; my daughter is olive skinned and my son is out-right tan. They just both look a shade lighter but not white.I also use it myself, including on my face, and love it. It has a high glycerin content so it can feel a little tacky sometimes but it doesn’t last long.I have tried so many physical sunscreens (Vanicream, Purple Prairie, Trukid Sunny Days, Trukid Sunny Days Sport, Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, Badger, Goddess Garden Baby, ThinkBaby, Kabana, Kabana Tinted, Eco Logical Body, Eco Logical Face, Eco Logical Baby, etc). BurnOut Kids is my primary choice for my children because of ease of application. I hate “sunscreen drag” and some of the aforementioned sunscreens have it. I do not want to tug and pull and push on my skin to rub something into it. I want a product to glide over my skin easily and this does just that.I also love the Eco Logical sunscreens. I use those and BurnOut on myself, but I use only BurnOut on my kids just because it is so easy to rub into their faces while they are struggling to get away from me.

Tamika Polson, MT

I’ve Tried So Many of Them!

I’ve tried so many of the chemical-free sunscreens on the market including California Baby (stick and lotion), Sunny Days (stick), Ocean Potion Naturals, UV Natural Baby, Neutrogena Sensitive Skin mineral sunblock, Alba Botanica “SUN” kids mineral sunscreen…to name the ones I can remember. I like BurnOut Kids the best for several reasons: 1) it works well even on my son’s pasty-white skin 2) it’s not greasy at all 3) it blends in really well and doesn’t leave you looking too white. 4) And most important, it got really safe marks on the EWG (Environmental Working Group) web site. The only negative is it leaves your skin with a slightly tacky feeling, but to me it’s much better than a greasy feeling.

Cathy Vivian, LA

Not sticky, blends well, works!

I have tried dozens of sunblocks over the years, on my pasty white self and my fair skinned kids. With many of them, they would still tan or burn, but not with this one! I applied it right before going outside, it rubbed in without leaving a sticky residue. The Texas sun isn’t kind, and we were outside for hours. Their skin is also very sensitive, and it did not irritate them at all. None of us have any skin darkening or sunburns. This product works well! It may cost a bit more, but a little goes a long way, especially if you use it only a few times a week as I do. It is definitely worth it. There may be a few ingredients that you don’t love, but I have yet to find anything better (except for hiding inside!). Here is the list of ingredients:zinc oxide (non-nano) 18.6%Aqua (deionized water), capric/caprylic triglycerides, vegetable glycerin, glyceryl stearate SE, sorbitol, imperata cylindrical (root) extract, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan stearate, arabidopsis extract, plantago lanceolate (plantain) leaf extract, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, plankton extract, xanthan gum, ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c).

Adele Wassaic, NY

Wonderful sunscreen for the whole family; goes on easily and clear, EWG 1 rating, good for activities

I no longer buy any sunscreens without going to the Environmental Work Group(EWG) sunscreen site. Google it then any item here on Amazon copy the title and paste it in there. Amazon sells almost every sunscreen with good ratings and bad so it is caveat emptor.This gets a 1 rating and good marks on UVA and UVB and balance. As far as use goes, it goes on very easy for a zinc oxide product and is not hard to blend into the skin at all. I espeically liked when playing tennis I had no problems with sweat and getting it into my eyes which I have had with virtually all other sunscreens.Our daughter likes it, I like it, my wife likes it. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Excellent sunscreen.

Kristina Topaz, CA

My holy grail of sunblocks. Strong blocking and no white film

I use this for myself and I’m no kid. I like it because it’s a physical sunscreen, it has nice beneficial ingredients, I can use it on my face and it doesn’t clog my pores or irritate my sensitive skin, and it disappears quickly, not leaving that white coating most physical blocks do. And like other reviewers say, EWG gives it high marks and they are objective.I live in an area where year round sun protection is mandatory – even sitting by the window or driving in the car you can get sun damage, and if it’s sunny practically every day you will look like an alligator bag by 35 if you don’t take measures to protect your skin!I recently sent some to a sister who was going on a beach vacation to Thailand, she has fair skin like I do, AND has had a melanoma in the past. She reported that it worked beautifully, the only time it didn’t was when an outdoor massage therapist used some oils on her during her treatment and it apparently dissolved some of the sunblock. That plus alpha lipoic acid (a supplement that gives added sun protection), helped.I apply this daily to my hands,neck and decollete’ particularly (my makeup mostly acts as sunblock on my face). I have some damage from early life sun exposure (and am fair skinned), but this prevents further damage.It applies nicely and quickly disappears leaving barely any white film, and what is there goes away pretty quickly.Because of my fair skin and the history of melanoma in my family (4 out of a family of 7 got it), I take sun protection seriously and research my products and regimen to increase my protection (but still believe we do need a little sun exposure for health and well being !)

Eliza Laurel Springs, NC

OMG Love this stuff!

I’ve used many physical sunblocks and they all leave a pasty white residue even if it says non-whitening or goes on clear. I finally gave in and bought BurnOut because I was desperate for something that wouldn’t make me look like I had dried toothpaste smeared on my face and neck and it got great reviews. With the other sunscreens I always had to keep applying more product because it just didn’t seem to spread well. But BurnOut feels more like a lotion so it spreads much better and I don’t need to apply as much. Also, no white residue! I loooove this stuff! It’s still tacky like the others but that’s just what I have to live with if I want to slow down the aging process. It’s about twice as expensive as other stuff I buy but I am buying BurnOut from now on. I hope they don’t stop making it!

Melanie Jacksonville, VT

Mineral Not Physical…

Burnout’s Ocean Tested mix has some organic ingredients but this is not an acceptable mix for a high ZO. BurnOut is uzing the ZO mix as a marketing tool to sell chemicals to individuals who do not read the ingredients or have no idea about ingredients. From alcohol to gum to hardeners. I make my own sunscreen but for times when I do not, I need the same formula as I use in my organic sunscreen mix with fewer ingredients. Zinc is what you see surfers put on their nose for protection.Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (non-nano) 18.9%Other Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Helionori, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Plantago Lanceolata (Plantain) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Ethylhexylglycerin.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.A good sunscreen formula should not have more than a handful of 90% plus certified organic ingredients and FREE OF; fragrances, perfumes, additives, softeners, thickening agents, gums, alcohol, biologically harmful chemicals like Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, UV Chemical absorbers, paraben, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane. BABO has 22% ZO with conventional not organic ingredients which is a higher amount of ZO than an organic brand like BADGER with 18.5% ZO. But ZO is not the only ingredient in BABO so there are few issues with BABO formula. ZO is like mud, the higher, the better protection but ZO stays on the surface of the skin for protection so for many, high ZO will not work since it will be too heavy. One needs to try different mixes to find the mix acceptable to them based on ingredients, feel and performance. For a small investment, sunscreens may offer the possibility of sun burn, pain, cancer, medical bills, pain killers, etc. that come with skin exposure to the sun.

Velma Littleton, IL

Doesn’t break me out!!

I bought this because I was looking for a good natural sunscreen to go running with that doesn’t cause my skin to break out in acne. This is the only one so far that hasn’t. Others, such as Badger, contain Coconut Oil which is comedogenic and causes me to break out within just a couple of hours. Not so with this sunscreen!This stuff melts right in, no white residue, no greasy feeling and it’s not thick. Super spreadable, like lotion, sinks right into skin and protects well. This is now my go-to sunscreen for summer!

Bettie Earleton, FL

not working

I am disappointed about this product, i, thought physical sunscreen work better, but this product not working easy to get suntan and burning even in spring.

Rita Mitchellville, TN

Keeps the burn away & doesn’t make my age spots worse–see updates

I’m 40 now and noticing crows feet and age/sun spots–possibly melasma? Everything I’ve read indicates that if you use acid peels, such as the ones I am using to combat the spots, you should use a really good mineral sunscreen. Evidently, the chemically based ones can even make the problem worse. I’ve performed a couple of mild TCA peels in the past week and use Burnout SPF 30+ Kids Physical Sunscreen faithfully (every day). I’m very realistic about non-prescription products applied by non-professionals such as myself; my goal is to maintain my current state of spottiness and creasing… I’m not hoping to knock off 10 years or anything. I am out in the garden at least 30-45 minutes a day in full Tennessee sun. The spots are about the same and my oily, sensitive skin isn’t breaking out, so I guess I’m satisfied. We are heading to sunny Colorado and Montana for a couple of weeks, so I’ll post an update after the trip.**Post Vacation Update** 7/22/13I used this sunscreen on my face every day during our trip (reapplied as directed) and am happy to report that I did not burn once. We visited two water parks and played outside every day for a minimum of 2 hours in direct sunlight. Please note that I wore a hat every day, as well, but the hat only had a 4-inch brim–I am very sure my cheeks and lower jaw were exposed to quite a lot of sun. Even though I tried to dry my face completely before reapplying the sunscreen, it was considerably more difficult to rub it in completely once I’d been exposed to water or began to sweat in the 90+ degree weather (my daughter, whose skin is a bit darker than mine, looked like she was wearing a geisha mask most of the time).In conclusion, I am still satisfied with this sunscreen for my own needs; however, I will continue to look for a mineral sunblock with a higher SPF that 1) doesn’t make my daughter look like she is wearing a mask and 2) is easier to reapply once the skin is exposed to sweat and/or water.**Another Update** 7/29/13I apply this to my daughters’ faces EVERY time we go to the pool, splash pad, and swim lessons, and they have just started complaining that it stings their skin. No rash, no sunburn, but there is an awful lot of complaining. We haven’t changed anything else with their skin care routine, so I am forced to admit that maybe this sunblock is causing the problem. It doesn’t burn their eyes, just their skin. I haven’t noticed anything, so I have continued to use it with success, but they are back to the icky, chemical-laden goo until I can find a suitable replacement. Very disappointed.

Leah New Castle, PA

BurnOut SPF 35 KIDS

Why is it that I have complaints with every sunscreen I try that is recommended by EWG? There must be a good reason for putting all those preservatives and chemicals in the others. Yikes! Anyway, this did only a fair job of protecting my face, and it left way too much white film.

Becky Clemons, IA


The only downside of this sunscreen is that it is quite pricy. I only use it for my kids. Will not trade the price for harsh chemicals. Remember, rub it in very well and do not put a lot in your hand. Apply small quantities. Oh, for those with hairy hands/legs, it’ll be quite a challenge to get it thorough your hair. You will look a bit whitey.

Liz East Randolph, VT