- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Sun Protection with 10% Zinc Oxide and 5% Titanium Dioxide
- Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free and Chemical Free
- Gentle for baby’s sensitive skin
- Dermatologist recommended
- Smart bottle technology turns pink when harmful UVA rays are present
Zinc + More, Much More…
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; Titanium Dioxide5% , Zinc Oxide10%Inactive Ingredients; C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate , Caprylyl Glycol , Cetyl Dimethicone Copolymer , Chlorphenisen , Beeswax , Disodium EDTA , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Ethylhexyl Stearate , Hexyl Laurate , Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Methyl Glucose Dioleate , Octododecyl Neopentanoate , PEG 25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Phenoxyethanol , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Propanediol , Purified Water , Sorbitan Oleate , Stearic Acid , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) , Trimethylated Silica/Dimethicone , VP Hexadecene CopolymerWhy 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.
Just like the “Sensitive Chem. Free” kind
I wanted a larger bottle of Blue Lizzard chemical free sunblock and this product seems to be the same as the squeeze tube 3 oz size labeled as “sensitive chemical free”.It goes on easily if your skin is actually dry, but not as quickly as chemically based sunblocks. After a few minutes, the oil base soaks into your skin like lotion and there is very little shine left. It doesn’t sting the eyes, and has no scent at all, and doesn’t cause any pore clogging/acne on my sensitive facial skin. Just be careful and reapply to areas that rub on clothing throughout the day.
I learned about Blue Lizard Sunscreen from the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen. This is one of the products they recommend because it’s less toxic. Many sunscreens rely on chemical sunblock which can disrupt your hormones and even cause cancer. This product uses physical sunblock (titanium dioxide & zinc oxide) to block the harmful rays of the sun. It’s a very thick white lotion that I like to use when I go to the beach. Although if you are planning on swimming you should look at the water resistant version. This lotion is a little harder to rub in but stays put and I have never once had a sunburn when I used this. Also it’s fragrance free and gentle on my skin since it’s formulated to be safe for Baby’s. I like it and can only recommend it.