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Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+, 3oz

At Thinkbaby and Thinksport, we are continually expanding our mission to provide safe products by identifying consumer product categories with known human health issues. Specifically, we target products that contain high levels of hormone disruptors and carcinogens. We work with leading scientists worldwide to create safe alternatives. The majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of questionable ingredients and known carcinogens. Simply looking at the ingredients you’ll quickly realize you don’t recognize any of them. Many existing sunscreens have been brought to market with little concern for their safety and boast inflated SPF numbers. Not only do ingredients in sunscreen interact with skin, but data shows after application of lotions, some of the same chemicals can be detected in the bloodstream. Most people wear sunscreen to reduce the chance of developing cancer, so why apply something that could potentially increase this risk? This question has unfortunately left many people moving away from using sunscreen at all. Thinkbaby sunscreen and Thinksport livestrong sunscreen is highly effective, falls into the highest category for water resistance and has a sensible SPF 50+ rating. A quick look on your local drugstore shelf will show an increasing number of chemical sunscreens boasting ultra-high SPFs of 60 and greater. Data assembled by the Environmental Working Group calls into question the efficacy of these sunscreens.

Key features

  • First Sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements
  • Top Rated by EWG with a “1” rating in 2010, 2011, and 2012, 2013 – Baby, Beach and Sport
  • Highest SPF 50+ (per FDA 2012 Rules – any sunscreens boasting higher are falsely marketing)
  • Highest level of water resistance (80 minutes) (per FDA 2012 Rules)
  • Free of biologically harmful chemicals. No Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers.

Honest reviews


Great product

I tried several different chemical free sunscreens and this is by far my favorite product. It has the pleasant very light smell of lemon grass and other natural oils. I find that I prefer the light smell to no smell at all. This product is very easy to apply and a little goes a long way. I have also been usingRenuvaderm – The Most Complete Anti-Aging Skin Supplement!andPhytoDerm – The Best 100% Pure Skin Restoring Anti-Aging Phytoceramides!every day with it, and not only is my skin glowing and beautiful, but also protected! It it also the best priced product in it’s class I only wish it came in a larger size options. I would prefer to buy a tube that is twice this size.Overall definitely worth the few extra bucks if your considering a healthier option for your family! If your making the switching from something with chemicals like waterbabies you’ll be very pleased with the ease of use and results of this product.

Angelia Strong, AR

Best physical (non-chemical) sunscreen I’ve tried so far

I am on a quest to try safe, non-chemical, physical, moisturizing sunscreen with good ingredients. I like this one because the white film disappears (although not all the way), is oil based and not water based, so it seals in moisture. It does not irritate the eyes. It smells good enough to eat! I wish it had more sun blocking capabilities, but maybe physical sunscreens will never perform as well as chemical ones. I use my freckles as determination. They will get darker if the sun is not blocked well.This is the best so far that I’ve tried.I’ve tried:Kiss My Face with Hydresia SPF 40 – leaves a whitish film, just too noticeable. My friend said I looked like a GeishaKeys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 30 – very moisturizing, transparent, non-irritating to the eyes, but does not block the sun enoughDevita Solar Body Block 30 w/Shea Butter 7 Ounces – not moisturizing, transparent, irritates eyes, does not block the sun enoughDeVita Professional Skin Care – Ultra Solar 50 – not moisturizing, transparent, irritates eyes, does not block the sun enoughP.S. There is another seller on Amazon that sells this for cheaper.

Raquel Luthersburg, PA

Really Liked!

I’ve used many of the natural sunscreens on the market and really liked this one. For the high level of safety and for the sun protection this did great. We used this on our very pale, blond son and daughter and tested it in the midday sun of Kauai. After applying it in the morning before getting dressed then driving to the beach and splashing in the water for over an hour and finally rinsing off the sand. It was at this time I noticed the sunscreen was still quite visible on their skin which was a good thing. The fagrance is a very light citrus smell and it rubs in very well and isn’t greasy unlike many other sunscreens I’ve used which leave a white film or a greasy feeling and as for people saying that they still tanned using this, I might agree that there was some slight tanning but no burn. This proved to be quite water resistant as well. I hope they come out with a bigger size!

Ellen Smock, PA


I was looking for chemical free sunscreen for my little one,finally I found one, there are many sunscreen but those are with chemicals. I hope this is good product.

Olivia Hooper, WA

Read Ingredients…

thinksport difference with thinkbaby is that thinkbaby has papaya. 50SPF is not a good idea, infact anything over 30SPF is only a marketing tool. This is a great mix but contains too many ingredients and all are non-organic ingredients as well when I can get mixes with less ingredients, organic ingredients and not over 30SPF.thinksportActive Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano). Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), CURRANT (0)thinkbabyActive Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano). Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), PAPAYA (0)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 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. 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.

Jasmine Cedarville, NJ


I don’t consider myself to have sensitive skin. However, I planned on using this on my toddler as well, so I decided to do a patch test on the top of my hand first. Immediately after I applied it, I felt a small itch, but I figured that was normal and it went away almost immediately, so I ignored it. I showered that night, and when I woke up the next morning, I noticed that my hand still had a white overcast on it, and appeared a little flaky, so I figured I probably didn’t wash it off well enough in the shower the night before. I washed my hands, and moisturized as usual. Later that night, I noticed that my skin was super scaly and literally felt like sandpaper compared to my other hand. I moisturized again, but it still felt dry. All in all, I think it took about a full week before my skin went back to its normal texture. This is some pretty potent stuff to have done that to my skin. I looked at the ingredients and one of the main ones is Ascorbic Acid (which is a form of Vitamin C). Depending on the percentage used, this is something that can cause exfoliation on the skin surface. Not sure if that ‘s the culprit, but whatever the ingredient is, it’s bad. Luckily Amazon is awesome and I was able to exchange the product for another sunscreen. I went with Neutral Skin and Hair Mineral Sunscreen Spf 33. Scores a 1 on EWG for safety, which for those of you who don’t know, means it’s really safe to use. I love it. It’s actually moisturizing because it contains coconut oil as a base. It leaves the skin glistening after you apply it, and doesn’t fully absorb into the skin immediately, but that’s not something that bothers me at all. I would definitely recommend Neutral Skin and Hair over this sunscreen any day!

Tasha Bartonsville, PA

One big drawback

I found it a little more difficult to spread this out since it’s a lotion, and I’m used to using more runny/thin sunscreens. It did seem to work though. It leaves a bit of a white cast, but it isn’t so bad that I’d avoid using it. The one thing that makes me not want to use it again is that it left big white marks all over my black bathing suit. I was very careful to avoid getting it on the suit during application, and I waited about 15 minutes before putting on my (long sleeved) cover-up. Once at the pool, however, it started getting on my suit. I had white marks all up and down the sides from where it was rubbing off of my arms. I also had it all around the neckline, and I had been so careful to avoid getting it there when applying. It was really noticeable while at the pool so I only used this one day before switching to another physical sunscreen that doesn’t leave marks. Happily it did wash out, but I’ll probably use the rest of the bottle on my kids or while doing yard work.

Carly College Corner, OH


Well, this is one of the best sunscreens voted by EWG, something I am very mindful of. The smell is slight and non offensive, a bit coconut-ish. What I don’t like is the chalky texture it left on my skin. After rubbing it in for a good bit, I could see it settling into the pattern of my skin like pavement cracks. I found myself trying to blend this in a bit more whenever I looked at my arms and legs.I will continue to use this sunscreen based on the rating alone. But I just wish it was easier to blend and a bit more moisturizing.

Carmella Littcarr, KY


just went on a cruise and bought a number of sunscreens prior to try out. this one is great, never got burned, rubs in quite well and is white at first then clear, slight film left on skin but its fine and has a pleasant smell.

Isabel Harrison, AR

love it!

liked it so much that I bought extras to give as gifts to my aunts and friends.I especially like that I don’t become all "sweaty" after walking under the sun for an hr or so.other sunblocks I’ve used made me "sweat" pretty bad, especially my arms.I walk everyday for over an hr and haven’t gotten "dark" yet, so I would say this thing works!!!I also have sensitive skin, and this hasn’t irritated my skin yet.

Gilda Hickory Plains, AR

Good sunscreen

This sunscreen spreads on pretty easily (much easier than Baby Badger types) and has a nice light scent to it.

Faye Rover, AR

Smells like a typical sunscreen

I bought this for my 17 mo old son. We’ll be going on a beach vacation and wanted try out a baby safe sunscreen. This sunscreen goes on smoothly. At first, the product will leave a white sheen to the skin but it goes away after 15-20mins. It does have a typical sunscreen scent which I wish it didn’t thus one star off he rating. My son did not break out and have not shown any signs of allergy to the product which is great. Overall, a decent product to try.

Bridget Roanoke, LA

Works great

Love this sunscreen for our baby, it’s a little thick but goes on easy and seems to last without being too sticky. Will definitely buy more and use daily during the summer months

Beatriz Seaton, IL


We use this Thinkbaby and babyganics on hubby and I when we travel to the tropics, it protects wonderful especially our faces, a 50 SPF protection is a must, even if you tan fine, the sun in the tropics is very dangerous. We love it.

Melva Strabane, PA

No sunburns here

We go to the pool several times a week, this is nice and thick, although a pain to wash off your hands. My daughter has never had a sunburn or any skin problems with this.It has a little bit of a scent, but I like it.We will keep purchasing this!

Tanisha Judson, IN

Goes on a little white

This goes on a little white, and is a little oily, but overall it rubs in, works well and is rated very highly by […] as being very safe and non-toxic. Thinkbaby and Thinksport are some of the few that are rated as having very few health or toxic concerns, that have an SPF of 50+The scent is also very mild. I can’t quite pin down what it is, but it’s soft and fresh.

Ester Richland, MI

The best out there

This is a very nice sunscreen! We use it for the whole family now. It is easy to spread, does not leave too much residue, does not smell and protects great. I feel weird using baby sunscreen on myself and my husband, but it is better than anything else I could find.

Brandie Mount Prospect, IL