Badger Sunscreens Claims and Certifications

Here at Badger we believe in verifying claims so that you can trust the products that you use and the companies you support. We also believe in third party certifications and full transparency. If you're someone who needs proof to believe it, read on!

Sunscreen Testing Results – Our sunscreens have been independently tested for SPF, UVA Broad Spectrum protection, Biodegradability, Water Resistance, and more. See our sunscreen testing results.

Sunscreen Claims & Certifications

Safe & Effective – We take pride in making what we consider to be the safest and most effective sunscreens on earth. We use the mineral zinc oxide as the only active ingredient providing broad spectrum protection (UVA and UVB). Our inactive ingredients are minimally processed, natural, organic, and good for your skin. More about Badger Sunscreen Ingredients.

Easy to apply & non-greasy. – This claim appears on our sunscreen lotions because they contain a lighter lotion base which is less viscous and easy to spread on the skin. The inactive ingredients quickly absorb into your skin.

Non nano zinc oxide sunscreen

Non-Nano Sunscreen – Sunscreens with this claim use zinc oxide with particles that are larger than 100nm. More about our Zinc Oxide and Nanoparticles.

Clear zinc oxide sunscreen

Clear Zinc Sunscreen – Sunscreens with this claim use clear zinc oxide to make the product less whitening. More about Clear Zinc Oxide.


UVA UVB Sunscreen – All of our sunscreens provide excellent broad spectrum protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays. More about UVA and Broad Spectrum.


Water Resistant Sunscreen – Sunscreens with this claim have been independently tested to be equally effective after 40 or 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. More about Water Resistant Sunscreens.

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Reef Friendly / Reef Safe Sunscreen – Our sunscreens contain none of the ingredients shown to harm coral. More about Reef Friendly / Reef Safe Sunscreens.

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Biodegradable Sunscreen – Our sunscreens creams and sticks have passed biodegradability testing, meaning that they break down in the natural environment. More about Biodegradable Sunscreens.

NPA Natural Seal

% Certified Natural Sunscreen - All Badger sunscreens are 100% certified natural by Natural Products Association according to the Natural Seal Program. More about the NPA Natural Standard.

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% Certified Organic Sunscreen - Badger sunscreens creams and sticks contain 98% Certified Organic Ingredients (excluding minerals) and are certified to contain organic ingredients based on the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard – Since all of our sunscreens use the mineral Zinc Oxide we are unable to certify to the USDA Organic Program (which is really a food standard and doesn't allow minerals). The NSF Contains Organic Program offers the most rigorous organic certification for personal care products. More about NSF Organic.

Non GMO Sunscreen

Non-GMO Sunscreen - Badger sunscreen creams and lotions bearing this logo are certified GMO-free by NSF to NSF Non-GMO True North, one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today.

NON-Comedogenic sunscreen logo

Non-Comedogenic Sunscreen – Badger sunscreens are made from all-natural ingredients that absorb readily into the skin and should not irritate or clog pores. The term "non-comedogenic" is a claim that can only be made if the product has been tested by a dermatologist. Not all of Badger sunscreens have been tested, but those products bearing this claim have been tested to ensure that they do not block pores. Our SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30 Tinted Unscented Sunscreen Cream, SPF 25 Unscented Lotion, SPF 25 Rose Face Sunscreen Lotion, and SPF 25 Rose Tint Face Sunscreen Lotion passed non-comedogenic testing. Our other sunscreens (Baby, Kids, Lavender, and Sport) have the same ingredients as our Unscented Creams (apart from small percentages of organic essential oils) and are equally suited for sensitive skin. Test results available upon request.

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Hypoallergenic Sunscreen – “Hypo (lower) allergenic” means a lower chance of causing allergic reaction. This claim has been substantiated by testing done on 50 adults with varying levels of skin sensitivities. Test results show that our sunscreen products can be considered “Non Primary Irritants, Non Primary Sensitizers”. Test results available upon request.

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Pediatrician Approved Sunscreen – The pediatrician claim requires the same testing that is conducted to make the hypoallergenic claim (see description above). These results are then reviewed and approved by a consulting pediatrician who determines whether or not the product is deemed safe for use on babies and kids. Our SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Cream, Diaper Cream, and After-Bug Balm have been pediatrician approved. Test results available upon request.

Critical Wavelength Sunscreen UVA

Critical Wavelength Sunscreen – In the U.S., all broad spectrum claims need to be substantiated by the critical wavelength test. A sunscreen is considered broad spectrum if the critical wavelength results are greater than 370nm. Our The results for our sunscreens range from: 379-385nm. Testing results available upon request.

PA UVA Sunscreen Rating

PA+++ - This symbol is representative of the UVA Protection Grade (PA) or UVA Protection Factor UVA-PF, which is the result of the persistent pigment darkening (PPD) test. This test is conducted in-vivo (with human subjects) just as the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) test is conducted. This is the most rigorous form of UVA testing available worldwide. UVA-PF results are often labeled in three four levels, PA+ being the lowest level of protection and PA++++ being the highest level of protection. Our SPF 30 Sunscreen Creams and SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream are (PA+++). Testing results available upon request.

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UVA - According to the EU, broad spectrum protection is determined by the ratio of UVA to UVB protection. A product must achieve a ratio of 1/3 UVA protection in order to achieve the broad spectrum label claim. The UVA protection is determined by the UVA-PF test and then calculated based on the SPF of the product. A product that has 1/3 UVA protection in relation to the UVB protection may bear this symbol. Testing results available upon request.

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Certified B-Corp – Badger is a certified B Corporation. The ‘B’ stands for Benefit, and being a B Corp means that we have made a commitment to weave our mission into the DNA of our business, from the ingredients we source to the way we treat our employees and the environment. Learn more about B-Corp and see our B Score.

Leaping Bunny No Animal Testing Skin Care

No Animal Testing – All of Badger's products meet the Leaping Bunny standard for No Animal Testing.

organic tangerine essential oil sunscreen

Smells Great! – We put this claim on our Kids Sunscreenbecause we know that a good smell makes it so much easier to get kids to wear sunscreen. We used organic tangerine, sweet orange, and vanilla to provide a ‘creamsicle’ like scent. Yum!

Badger Sunscreen Products