Ahhhhh! My computer died. This is the ultimate mom thing…my kids used my computer as a trampoline and suddenly it was really loud and finally died on me. Now it is at the computer store getting a new fan 😩. I am lost without it! So this is why I’ve been MIA. I have missed the blog!
Okay so- this review…as promised.
First- I’ll tell you why I decided to review this sunscreen first. I consulted my favorite website, ewg.org, (I really am obsessed right? I go there so often.) and looked around at their top 2016 kid’s sunscreens. The 2017 list wasn’t out yet and I needed sunscreen quick! It is hot here already and my kids are pasty just like their mama. After browsing the list I decided some were too expensive (looking at you California Baby ) and tried to find some that wouldn’t completely break the bank. Badger was one of the first ones I found that looked good without requiring I sell an organ to purchase it. So…I did. I ordered the sunscreen on April 10 from Amazon and it came quickly! (Amazon prime is my favorite thing.) I couldn’t wait to use it…and used it that same week for the first time on my kids when we went for a walk around the lake. I loved it!
So let’s get a few of the facts out of the way first before I fangirl over this. I ordered Badger balm SPF 30 kids sunscreen. 2.9 oz with a tangerine and vanilla scent! This bottle was $13.82 on Amazon. It is 100% certified natural with 98% organic ingredients. It is water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes of activity (including swimming). It is made of only 6 ingredients, it is hypoallergenic and and biodegradable. Pretty great right? I hoped so! It sounded perfect on paper so I thought I’d try it out.
I applied it to my kids and immediately noticed the smell. It was wonderful! The mix of the tangerine and vanilla was very pleasing. It was nice that it didn’t immediately smell like chemicals. It also applied really well. It went on smoothly and wasn’t cakey at all. I did have to rub it in really well, but for me, this made me feel better! I like a thick sunscreen that is really protecting my kids’ skin. Once it was rubbed in it left a slight white residue but it didn’t bother me or the kids. So far, so good!
After an hour on the trail the kids were burn-free and the sunscreen protected them quite well! I noticed that the tangerine/vanilla scent fades after a few minutes and the smell is the typical “sunscreen” smell, but again, not a problem. I was really satisfied with our first experience with Badger.
I’ve used this sunscreen several times since, most recently at a birthday party when my son and daughter were playing in water, and it did not disappoint. A friend commented on how great it smelled and I was pleased that it worked so well even when they were playing in the water. I questioned my husband as to whether we remembered to apply it to my daughter’s face and he pointed out that you could see the water beading up on her cheeks–showing us that it was there and working! I love that this sunscreen is so effective, yet so gentle. It does not irritate the skin of my super sensitive-skinned kids.
Overall I give this sunscreen an A! It works, it smells nice, the price is good! I think it will go a long way as it is so thick. It has protected my kids from the sun several times at this point and I look forward to taking it with us on our beach vacation in a month!
What other sunscreens do you guys recommend? I am going to try ThinkSport next but would love to know if there is a sunscreen you trust over others! Leave suggestions in the comments.