Badger uses only pharmaceutical grade non-nano Zinc Oxide.
This product has been tested & approved biodegradable.
This sunscreen provides Broad Spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays.
This product is certified to contain at least 70% Organic Ingredients.
This product has been Certified Natural by the Natural Products Association.
Badger complies with the Leaping Bunny Standard and our products and ingredients are never tested on animals.
This sunscreen is water resistant for 40 minutes.
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Safe, Effective, & Responsible. Badger's bug repellent sunscreen SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen protects you and your family from sunburn while repelling insects and bugs at the same time! We've received many requests for a combination of our safe mineral sunscreen and DEET-free bug repellent, for those who want to apply and go. So we've taken our safe and effective natural sunscreen formula and combined it with our Anti-Bug Balm essential oils for easy-to-apply, safe, and natural protection for the whole family! Thoroughly moisturizes while protecting you from sun and bugs. Independent laboratory tests show it to repel mosquitoes for over 4 hours!
Active Bug Repellent Ingredients (15.5%):
10% *Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor) Oil & Essential Oils of 2.5% *Cymbopogon Nardus (Organic Citronella), 1.25% *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Organic Lemongrass), 1% *Cedrus Atlantica (Organic Cedar), 0.5% *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary), and 0.25% *Pelargonium Graveolens (Organic Geranium).
Active Sunscreen Ingredient:
Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 20%
*Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, and *Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax)
* = Certified Organic
Directions for use: Knead tube before each use. For full protection, apply liberally (2mg/cm2 of skin) to all exposed skin 15 minutes before sun exposure, then rub in to reduce whitening effect. For children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor. Reapply natural sunscreen: After 40 minutes of swimming or sweating. Immediately after towel drying. At least every 2 hours.
Sun Safety Tips:
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease these risks, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and practice other sun protection measures including:
Learn more great sun safety tips with Badger’s Slow Sun Movement!
Badger Anti-Bug Balm, Anti-Bug Spray, and Anti-Bug Sunscreen are formulated using USDA Certified Organic and 100% natural ingredients, including essential oils that have insect repellant qualities. Essential oils in high concentrations could irritate the skin; however, the percentages we use in our products should not cause irritation unless your child has an allergy or specific sensitivity. Many users have told us that our Anti-Bug repellents have proven to be safe and effective for their children. However, we recommend that you consult with a doctor before using this product on an infant or toddler. As with any product that's new to you and/or your family, it's best to do a skin patch test prior to full usage and, if you have any questions, check with your doctor.
We have anecdotal evidence that our repellents are helpful, but due to the risks associated with Lyme disease, we do not recommend relying on our Anti-Bug repellents to keep you, your family or your pets tick free.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates all bug repellents and they only allow these products to reference a single federal agency on their labels as they are concerned that consumers will not know who to go to if they have a problem with the product. So, even though our Anti-Bug Balms and Sprays are all certified organic, we cannot reference the USDA on our labels.
The W.S. Badger Company, Inc. manufactures Anti-Bug Balm, Anti-Bug Spray, and Anti-Bug Sunscreen using all natural ingredients that are DEET-free. These products are formulated and lab tested to repel mosquitoes but they are not intended to control or mitigate specific species of insects that may transmit diseases to humans, such as those that carry the Zika virus.
A laboratory trial was conducted to assess the efficacy of Badger's Anti-Bug Balm formula as a mosquito and stable fly repellent. The test results concluded, "Badger Anti-Bug Balm was highly effective in controlling mosquitoes and stables flies for up to one and a half hours post treatment, in terms of 95% repellency. Efficacy remained high up to three and a half hours against mosquitoes and three hours against stable flies."
Badger's Anti-Bug Spray and Anti-Bug Sunscreen were both laboratory-tested to determine the efficacy of these products as mosquito repellents. Test results concluded, "The Anti-Bug Spray provided a narrow range of 3 to 4 hours of protection, with an average of 3.4 hours. The Anti-Bug Sunscreen allowed a wider range of 3.5 to 5.5 hours of protection, with an average of 4.1 hours."
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