thinkbaby's Top Rating on Environmental Working Group database Skin Deep of 1400 is one of many reasons this is an excellent choice in sun care for your child. The easy application, absorption, natural scent and gentle ingredients make this perfect for anyone spending time in the sun, including pregnant women, children over 6 months, and others with sensitive skin.
• Free of biologically harmful chemicals
• Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
• Very stable under sunlight
• Not chemical based
• Micronized Zinc Oxide – Average particle size >100micron
• Very Water Resistant - Highest level as determined by FDA
• Paraben Free and PABA Free
• Very High Zinc content
• Sunscreen produced in the USA
• New 2011 formulation applies easily and absorbs easily despite having such a high Zinc content. SPF 50+
• Does not have an obtrusive smell that many organic sunscreens have.
• No chemicals utilized for UV absorption
• A member of the Safe Cosmetics Campaign Compact
• Purchase of this product guarantees that a minimum of $1.5 million will be donated towards LIVESTRONG's fight against cancer.
thinkbaby and thinksport is continually expanding their mission to provide safe products by identifying consumer product categories with known human health issues. Specifically, they target products that contain high levels of hormone disruptors and carcinogens and then work with leading scientists worldwide to create safe alternatives.
The majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of questionable ingredients and known carcinogens. Not only do ingredients in sunscreen interact with skin, but data shows after application of lotions, some of the same chemicals can be detected in the bloodstream. Most people wear sunscreen to reduce the chance of developing cancer, so why apply something that could potentially increase this risk? This question has unfortunately left many people moving away from using sunscreen at all.
How is the thinkbaby and thinksport LIVESTRONG different?
The new sunscreen developed by thinkbaby and thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is highly effective, falls into the highest category for water resistance and has a sensible SPF rating. A quick look on your local drugstore shelf will show an increasing number of chemical sunscreens boasting ultra-high SPFs of 60 and greater. An SPF higher than SPF 30 offers only minimal improvement in sun protection and does not provide insight into its ability to protect for both UVA and UVB. Instead, these ultra-high SPFs are inflated through the use of chemical UV absorbers.
Additionally, thinkbaby and thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreens utilize average zinc oxide particles greater than 110nm. Kevin Brodwick, founder of thinkbaby and thinksport, explains why: “We always use the precautionary principle and as we expect the debate on the safety of nano particles to continue, we asked a simple question: Does the product have to contain nano particles to be an effective sunscreen? The answer is, quite simply, ‘no.’ “
Children over the age of 6 months and anyone who will be exposed to sunlight should use sunscreen.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is a physical sunscreen which means it works immediately upon application. It is not necessary to apply 30 minutes before you are exposed to sunlight as is the case with chemical sunscreens. Thinkbaby/thinksport sunscreen is classified as “very water resistant.” This is the FDA’s highest possible rating. It will maintain its SPF after 80 minutes of water immersion. The Environmental Working Group recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is perfect for sensitive skin. We recommend testing on a small area of the body to ensure that you don't have any sensitivites.
Tips for Application
can be applied easily and absorbs quickly. Be sure to apply all areas that will be exposed to sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp. Reapply every two hours or more as needed. While the sunscreen applies very easily, we recommend not spreading it too thin. Otherwise you will decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen. Keep in mind that physical sunscreens work by reflecting sunlight.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano)
Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES, SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED), PINE WOOD RESIN, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E), OLIVE OIL, RASPBERRY SEED OIL, CRANBERRY SEED OIL, HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE), PAPAYA (NATURAL FRAGRANCE)
thinkbaby/thinksport kids LIVESTRONG sunscreen comes in 3oz tube made of environmentally friendly packaging that does not contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates. The packaging and contents are environmentally safe.
Each tube is marked with an expiration date.