Badger SPF 30 Water Resistant Sunscreen (Lightly Scented Lavender)

Here’s another physical sunscreen purchase of my mum’s from iHerb. Use my referral code “UKE525” to get USD$5 off your first iHerb order.
(note: Badger retails in Singapore too but at insanely marked up prices)

The Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen (with Lavender Oil)

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Badger Lavender Scented SS

iHerb sells this for US$14.40 discounted from the RRP of US$16, 2.9 oz, 87 ml and can be purchased at http://www.iherb.com/W-S-Badger-Company-SPF-30-Sunscreen-2-9-fl-oz-87-ml/18382?at=0

Standard squeeze tube with fliptop cap

Description

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
  • Natural & Water Resistant

Uses

  • Helps prevent sunburn
  • Retains SPF after 40 minutes activity in the water or perspiring
  • Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection

High sun protection product.

Suggested Use

  • Apply liberally before sun exposure and as needed
  • Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor
  • Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming, or perspiring
Supplement Facts

Active Ingredient Purpose
Zinc Oxide 20.5% Sunscreen
Ingredients:Olea europaea (olive) oil, cera alba (beeswax), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, buytrospermum parkii (shea) butter, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (blood orange) oil, hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) CO2 extract, tanacetum annum (blue tansy) oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil. Contains at least 60% certified organic ingredients.(My comment: This contains orange oils and I wonder if those would cause photosensitivity. Not something I’d like to see in a sunscreen product.)

Doesn't quite sink in, does it?

I must say that the higher concentration of zinc oxide at 18.75% (as printed on the tube, not the description taken off iHerb’s website) gets from me more respect than the 13.5% of the Mychelle sunscreen I had reviewed earlier. The price for the quantity is pretty reasonable imo and the ingredients used are shorter and simpler than Mychelle.

The top swatch shows how it looks like when freshly squeezed out of the tube. The oils do separately somewhat, giving a semi-solid/liquid pile if you don’t knead the tube before using. The bottom swatch shows the cast remaining despite some light rubbing into the skin.

The texture and consistency of this is heavy and oily, leaving a very obvious white cast on my face despite my best efforts at rubbing it in. I waited a good 15 to 20 minutes before the cast finally sank in all it would and not leave me looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost (I have oily-normal combination skin). This also has a marked lavender scent for lavender lovers, owing to the oil used.

This is water resistant though I’ve not tested it out that way. However, seeing how tacky and heavy the texture is (way more so than Mychelle), I have no problems believing that claim at all. The layer is so thick, if you were to pair this with loose powder, you probably wouldn’t even reuqire foundation, thanks to the coverage. This is also ultra moisturising because of the butters and oils used.

Finally sinking in - with a somewhat greasy finish

Cleansing it off wasn’t a problem with my DIY Oil Cleanser and 2nd mild cleanser. Double cleansing with an oil cleanser is highly recommended.

Rating out of 10
Price: 8.5
Quality: 8 (If you’re using this for sports, I’d say go for it since it’s water-resistant. For daily wear… this would be way too heavy unless you have dry – very dry skin.)
Packaging: 8 (pretty standard squeeze tube, minimal waste)
Ease of usage: 6.5 (Rub. Rub. Rub. Rub. RUB IT IN and let it sink in)
Overall score: 7.8 
Would I purchase this again? Well, I’d look for the other Badger sunscreens that are water-resistant and without orange oils. There are a couple like this here (http://www.iherb.com/Badger-Company-SPF-30-Sunscreen-Unscented-2-9-fl-oz-87-ml/23746?at=0).
 
However, I’d restrict the usage to just sports. Definitely not a daily sunscreen for me. Although it might work if you have dry – very dry skin or are in a substantially drier and colder climate than Singapore.
 
~*Item reviewed purchased by my family*~
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