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What’s So Special about Cuticle Care?

At first glance, our Cuticle Care might look like any other balm. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find a whole lotta magic in a little (adorable!) tin.

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Sunscreen and Bug Repellent – what’s the deal?

Combination bug repellent sunscreen is convenient – but is it safe? In this post we take a practical approach to help you determine what is best for you.

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New to Mineral Sunscreen? Read This First

Using mineral sunscreen isn’t complicated, but it’s important to understand how it works. The best sun protection includes sunscreen and common sense.

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Behind Badger’s Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol

Badger Natural Sunscreen Lotions contain cetearyl alcohol

What is cetearyl alcohol? What effect will it have on my skin? Click to reveal the answers to these questions and more as we go behind Badger’s ingredients.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Obsession

Here at Badger, we’re serious about our olive oil. Two-thirds of our more than one hundred products have organic extra virgin olive oil as a primary ingredient and we use over 16,000 gallons each year!

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Love & Intention: How We Create Products

Badger’s philosophy of formulation is pretty simple: we create products for people that we love, and we share them with the world. But what does that mean exactly? It means that when a friend, a loved one, or a Badger

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Three Reasons to Moisturize with Body Oil

Several years ago I broke up with lotion. It was an amicable parting, and we remain friends. But body oil stole my heart, and we’ve been blissfully happy ever since. Here’s our story.

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Three Reasons to Wear Sunscreen in Winter

Sledding is a good time to wear sunscreen in winter

The snow has stopped falling – now it’s time to get out and play! But prolonged exposure to the sun (any time of year) leads to skin damage. Keep this in mind, and remember to apply your sunscreen in winter.

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Sunscreen Labels (part 2)

A chart showing Badger's sunscreen certifications: non nano zinc oxide, UVA UVB protection, biodegradable, no animal testing, certified natural, and certified organic by the NSF

Now that you’re an expert in decoding sunscreen labels, we thought we’d give you a handy guide to Badger’s sunscreen claims and certifications. For the most part, these graphics are pretty self-explanatory. But what you might not know is that

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Why You Can’t Count on DIY Sunscreens

Badger's sunscreen in lab batch jars on top of a quality control spreadsheet

With the rising concerns over sunscreen ingredients and the popularity of internet do-it-yourself instructions, people are exploring making their own DIY or homemade sunscreens. Safe and effective sunscreens are, however, actually very difficult to make. Hey Badger, are you just

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