Certifications & Testing

Here you’ll find a quick guide to some of Badgers certifications, as well as some product testing results.

Common Badger Certifications

Badger is committed to transparency in all we do. And we believe that third party certifications take the guesswork out of the claims we make about our products. So we voluntarily adhere to the strict standards of the agencies certifying our products – like the USDA and the Gluten-Free Certification Organization - so you don’t have to wonder if our claims are true. .

Below is our list of our most common certifications. Keep scrolling to the bottom of the page for links to some of the results from third party lab testing.

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USDA Certified Organic

USDA Certified Organic

Certified Organic products are made from a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients that are free from chemical fertilizers, artificial hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, or synthetic pesticides. In our opinion, organic agriculture produces ingredients that are better for people and better for our planet.

Look for this logo on almost every product we make!

Read more about USDA Organic Certification

Read Badger's position on USDA Organic

NSFCertified Organic

NSF Organic Certification

This cosmetic standard held by the NSF allows for cosmetic ingredients not used in food but still processed to organic standards. Products bearing this seal must contain a minimum of 70% USDA Certified Organic ingredients. The NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standard developer.

Look for this logo on our Sunscreens and Diaper Cream

Read more about the NSF Organic Certification

Fair Trade Certified Ingredient Logo

Fair Trade Certified™

Products bearing this logo contain ingredients grown by farmers and producers that were paid living wages for the goods they produce. Earning a fair trade price enables growers to improve their quality of life, invest in their farms and communities, help protect the environment, and develop the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Badger is committed to certifying our products to fair trade standards whenever possible.

Look for this label on our Cocoa Butter Lip Balms and Lip Tints & Shimmers!

Read more about Fair Trade Certification


Natural Products Association

To be certified natural the product must be derived from 95-100% ingredients made from a renewable resource found in nature, with biodegradable ingredients, no petroleum compounds, and the most environmentally sensitive packaging.

Look for this label on all our Sunscreens!

Read more about the NPA Natural Certification

Read Badger's position on the NPA Certification

For more, visit npainfo.com

no animal testing

The Leaping Bunny Program

Overseen by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), the Leaping Bunny Logo certifies that Badger does not test on animals. Moreover, this certification also audits our supply chain, meaning we cannot (and will not) purchase from or do business with any supplier who tests on animals.

Every Badger product is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Program.

For more, visit www.leapingbunny.org

Certified Gluten Free

Certified Gluten Free

Badger’s manufacturing facility in New Hampshire is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). This means that every product that we produce here in New Hampshire is Gluten-Free and does not run the risk for cross contamination. (For more information on products not produced at Badger, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.)

For more about Badger and Gluten-Free.

For more, visit www.gfco.org.

B Corp

Certified B Corp

B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade is to coffee or USDA Organic is to milk. Being a certified B Corporation means that Badger meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In much the same way that the USDA would certify an organic product, B Lab, a third party nonprofit certifies Badger as a corporation, ensuring that our unique mission and principles remain woven into the DNA of the company.

Look for this logo on our labels, packaging, catalogs, and mailers.

Read more about Badger's B Corporation certification.

For more, visit www.bcorporation.net.

Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC certification ensures that paper products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The intent of the FSC system is to shift the market to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples and violence against people and wildlife that often accompanies logging

Look for this logo on our catalogs and mailers.

For more, visit www.fsc.org

Third-Party Testing Results

All SPF & water resistance tests were done in vivo, on humans in a jacuzzi. UVA testing is done in vitro, which is done on a polymer plate and measures the critical wavelength of the sunscreen.

Anti-Bug Product Testing Results Summary (Full test results are available upon request. Email custserv@badgerbalm.com)

Baby Sunscreen Pediatrician Testing

Biodegradability Testing

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 15 Lightly Scented Sunscreen Cream

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 30 Unscented, Baby, & Lavender Sunscreen Creams

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen Cream

UVB & Water Resistance Test Results: SPF 35 All Season Face Stick

UVB Testing Results: SPF 15 Lip Balm Stick

UVA Broad Spectrum Testing Results: All SPF 30 Sunscreen Creams

UVA Broad Spectrum Testing Results: SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen

UVA Broad Spectrum Testing Results: SPF 35 All Season Face Stick

UVA Broad Spectrum Testing Results: SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen