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BabyGanics Sunscreen

We are currently using babyganics sunscreen to protect us from sunburn outdoors. We are two-thirds through the tube so I thought it was time to share my thoughts…

babyganics Mineral-based Sunscreen Photo by Erika Lynne Jones

babyganics Mineral-based Sunscreen Photo by Erika Lynne Jones

 

Pros

  • The sunscreen protects against both UVA_UVB rays
  • It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • It comes out of the tube easily and is easy to apply to the skin
  • The sunscreen receives a 2 rating from the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Cosmetics Guide. A rating of 1-2 is considered a low hazard product.
  • babyganics is easily accessible at local big box stores and on Amazon.
  • The sunscreen does not contain nano-particles, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, or PABA (Para-AminoBenzoic Acid).

Cons

  • As with most zinc oxide based sunscreens, it does leave a white film on the skin. In my opinion its probably the brightest film I’ve seen.
  • As the instructions say, you have to apply it pretty often.
  • The EWG rating seems to take an average of all of the ingredients to come up with an overall rating. Two ingredients, octisalate and phenoxyethanol receive a rating of 4 which is considered of moderate hazard.

Should You Buy It

babyganics is safer than most options you’ll find at your big box store or at a pool party if you forget yours. I would definitely recommend getting it and using it if you don’t have time to research other sunscreens. Preventing sunburn is a longterm key to preventing skin cancer and I prioritize this over having a perfect ingredient list. In other words we’ll be using up the rest of the tube. Stay tuned for more sunscreen reviews this summer…

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