Water Resistant Sunscreens must pass independent lab tests
Human subjects wear sunscreen in a jacuzzi, then get tested to ensure the SPF on the label is still accurate.
Water Resistant Sunscreens can make 40min or 80min claims
The FDA no longer allows the terms 'waterproof' 'sweatproof' and 'sunblock' on sunscreens as they are misleading.
Badger sunscreen creams and sticks are made with beeswax
They are naturally water & sweat resistant for 80min or 40min. Our sunscreen lotions are not water resistant.
Claims & Testing
Badger's sunscreen creams and sticks have a rich base of plant oils and beeswax and are naturally water resistant. All of Badger’s active sunscreen creams passed the 'Water Resistant (40 min)' test with flying colors. Our sunscreen sticks and Sport Sunscreen Creams passed the 80 minute test so we label them ‘Water Resistant (80 min)’. Additionally, our sunscreen creams also passed COLIPA's required water resistant sunscreen testing for the European Union.
Just because a sunscreen is labeled as 'water resistant: 40 minutes' does not mean that you can only stay in the water for 40 minutes. It simply means that after 40 minutes in the water you may start to see a decline in SPF protection, and you will need to reapply sunscreen to maintain its original SPF value. We always recommend that you reapply sunscreen every two hours or directly after swimming, sweating, or towel drying.
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The terms ‘waterproof’, ‘sweatproof’ and ‘sunblock’ are no longer allowed to be used for sunscreen products. The FDA deemed them misleading because no sunscreen is completely waterproof or sweatproof, nor completely 'blocks' the sun.