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California Baby SPF 30 + Sunscreen Lotion – Super Sensitive, 2.9 oz

2.9 oz / 82.22 grams flip tube. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that if exposure to the sun is unavoidable and your baby is under 6 months, a non-chemical sunscreen (like ours) should be used; consult with your physician. The AAP recommends that because an infant’s skin is very thin and sensitive, infants under 6 months should be kept out of the sun. No fragrance or scent masking agents. Use on face (does not sting the eyes) and body. Created especially for those who cannot tolerate fragrance. May be used everyday/year-round. SPF Protection Level: Provides high-level protection against sunburn. Water Resistant: Retains effectiveness after 80 minutes of activity in water or perspiring. Unfragranced, PABA free, non-chemical, California Baby sunscreen is perfect for those with skin sensitivities or fragrance allergies. California Baby’s active ingredient is a highly micronized titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. This lotion is simple and elegant; it glides on smoothly and will not slip off when it comes into contact with water, so you may rest assured that it will last. Non-staining formula. Very water-resistant. Highly recommended by leading dermatologists and allergists for their patients with chemical sensitivities and fragrance intolerance. No nut oils, gluten, soy, oat or dairy. Made in the U.S.A.

Key features

  • No fragrance non-chemical sunscreen, PABA Free
  • Scatters & reflects UV rays
  • Contains organic & sustainably grown ingredients
  • Non-whitening, non-penetrating titanium dioxide

Honest reviews


It is gross and thick on the skin…

I have tried a lot of sunscreens and this one looked promising. But despite its natural ingredients and hippie vibe, I find this sunscreen pore blocking and it feels gross on my skin. It’s also white and doesn’t absorb fully so when you sweat, you’ll get white film on your clothes or even running down your arm. Icky. This is right beside my bottle ofEucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion, SPF 30, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)I bought because it was cheap and I only use these two bottles if my bottle ofAveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, 2.5 oz.runs out. So disappointing. It’s a bit expensive and hard to find, so I wasted my money and hours of looking for this in a store to not use much of it. I am still looking for a natural sunscreen without chemical to replace the Aveeno product I use, but haven’t had any luck yet. Sad to know this has toxic chemicals in it, it seemed from the outside in, that is was all natural as a sunny day or granola bar.

Tiffany Orford, NH

Really awesome sunscreen

This sunscreen has no dangerous chemicals in it. The tube fits easily into your purse or beach bag and you don’t have to worry about the product running out of the container as this sunscreen is almost a cream-like consistency. A little goes a long way. One tube lasted my two kids and me a whole summer. It’s a little more expensive than your typical drugstore type sunscreen but the fact that it’s safe and doesn’t have a laundry list of chemicals in it makes it worth the $.

Rosanne Garnett, SC

Highest Carcinogen Titanium Sunscreen …

Check out the 2013 reports and you will find out that this did not offer protection in compare to the Target brand regardless of all their claims and all their good ingredients… I use many brands and I will not use Target’s formula but there are many other brands out there with good ingredients and great protection. Target, Hawaiian Tropic, Copper tone, etc. may offer protection but offer many unwanted chemicals as well. Bottom line, what ingredients are you looking for and how well it protects you for what you pay per ounce. The Active Ingredient in this baby is a whopping 11% titanium dioxide and wow that is probably the only sunscreen that has that formula… One tube of this is all I was good for.Sunscreens are worse than processed foods (which I never consume) since there is no nutritional guide for sunscreens. Producers write whatever they want and it really consumes time to read up and compare facts. Unless you happen to be a marathon swimmer who is going to be soaked for hour and hours in the oceans’ salty water without any shade, which Vaseline will act as the best sealer there is, then for a surfer like me, usually higher organic ingredients are the best. What I put on my skin is the same as consuming it through my skin since it is absorbed by my skin. I don’t intend to have the sunscreen for snack but it is good to know that there are fewer chemicals in the sunscreen. Usually those SPFs will not be over 30 for any safe sunscreen ingredients and it will be for BABYs. I just happen to be a baby who tries to read ingredients. I wear a rash guard when surfing which covers my upper body so I am protected all the time. What worries me is my face. For a small investment, sunscreens may offer me the possibility of avoiding sun burn, pain, cancer, medical bills, pain killers, etc. that come with exposure to the sun. I try different brands all the time and look for the following pointers;1. I avoid water proof or water resistant. How stupid, I am going in the ocean, in salt water under the sun. Even if I put a deck coating or a roof on my skin, it will not last. Anyone looking for those wordings should avoid water,2. Natural sunscreens with FEWER chemicals. Manufacturers like to spin the facts and challenge our knowledge and intelligence by claiming it as WITHOUT any harsh chemical or chemical FREE or without chemical ABSORBERS. So stupid since a chemical is a chemical regardless,3. FRAGRANCE FREE; It must spell out on the face of the container. Majority have fragrance but baby sunscreens usually do not. After all, I am going in the ocean not on a date. Why do I need fragrance regardless, and this is from an athlete where I consume fresh garlic napping in vinegar every single day,4. EXPIRATION DATE; I never leave the sunscreen container in the sun, purchase new sunscreen all the time so I never worry about few months old, I always apply 30 minutes before the first exposure to the sun5. BROAD SPECTRUM; It must spell out on the face of the container,6. PABA free; It must spell out on the face of the container,7. I avoid OXYBENZONE which apparently disrupts human hormonal system,8. I avoid vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) which seems to boost skin cancer risk,9. I Look for ACTIVE INGREDIENTS of more zinc less titanium the best-rated mineral sun blocks. Majority have many different ingredients than zinc and titanium as ACTIVE INGREDIENTS,10. Unscented, Baby Formula, and must have the blessing of the Environmental Working Group’s annual Sunscreen Guide.Sunscreen needs to protect and needs to protect for a reasonable price. Vanicream 60+ offers Titanium Dioxide (7.5%), Zinc Oxide 7.5%… Baby Blue Lizard offers Titanium Dioxide 5% and Zinc Oxide 10%. I need more zinc baby not Titanium dioxide and Blue Lizard offers more zinc, less titanium for half the cost… Vanicream 30 and 35 have less zinc so those are worthless, unless if you want to go by what Consumer Report recommends which rates protection without any consideration for ingredients in the sunscreen then in that case, I can get roofing tar for less money, so we might as well consider that… Zinc is the solution, more zinc for less money with organic ingredients that are not carcinogen or harmful to me… That is why Badger is better than most… Blue Lizard 30 is not as good of ingredients as Badger but still better than Vanicream 60+. Badger SPF 30 All Natural Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz This Badger is one of the best that I have ever used since it is 100% certified Natural, 87% certified organic and a whopping 12% zinc oxide that is easy to apply, rubs in quick, not greasy, offers me protection and is priced reasonably per ounce. The only draw back is that I see the whiteness on my skin. Regardless this is one of the best for my skin and surfing, one of the champs alright. Bravo Badger.

Leslie Lawrenceburg, TN

Too oily

Too Oily. Can’t use this anywhere near my face. Has been sitting in my bathroom ever since. I will be using this on my body when the summertime comes.

Beverley Bremen, ND

Safe and effective sunscreen– ideal for sensitive baby skin!

This is by far the safest and most effective sunscreen for kiddos. No streaks, no grease, and NO TOXINS. Gentle for children with sensitive skin, but it provides outstanding SPF 30 coverage to protect from burns.This sunscreen is fragrance free, PABA free, and is a great, safe product for children. It is not streaky or messy. It goes on evenly and quickly distributes on skin. The tube is well-made and no leaks. It is a generous amount of product (2.9 ounces) and the company lists every single ingredient on the container.

Ora Wyoming, RI

No sunburns for us!

I used this all of last summer on my baby who was under 9 months old. I was especially hesitant to use regular sunscreens at her young age since their skin absorbs everything. This has a great EWG rating, so I felt better knowing we were using something safe for her. It isn’t always possible to wear long sleeves and a hat outside (we usually had a hat on her at least), so I needed this for extra protection. Additionally, my family likes to vacation at a cabin by a lake here in Utah. We like to joke there is a hole in the ozone in that area because EVERYONE gets terrible sunburns there. I am proud to say my baby did not even suffer from somewhat pink skin after using this sunscreen even after a full day outside. It is a little thick to put on and left her skin a little white, but honestly it is so worth it to keep her safe from chemicals and sunburns. Overall, I am a very happy momma and will continue to use this sunscreen in future years.

Nelda Houlka, MS