Seasonal Sun Protection With Badger


The post is titled seasonal sun protection, because Badger’s Antioxidant Face Sunscreen ($17.99 for .85 oz) contains a sun protection factor of 16. I think that level is fine for winter and probably fall, but once spring and summer come around, I will likely switch something from Badger with a higher spf. But why worry about spring when old man winter is sitting on your chest and giving you wet willies?

When it comes to sunscreen (other than doing what it’s supposed to sun-wise) I really want it to absorb quickly and have a dry finish.  I have tried tons of sunscreens and all of them left me greasy. Then I discovered a department-store makeup brand with a milky texture and a matte finish (and a price tag of $30 an oz). I thought it worked great, but when I started reading labels, I decided to look for an alternative. When doing research for my next option, I saw really good things about the Badger facial sunscreen, including a few reviews specifically praising the non-greasy texture. I decided to get a bottle and I am very glad that I did.  It has the texture of a light cream. It glides on and sinks into the skin with no oily shine whatsoever.  Even though it’s not oil-free. Magic!

In the photo on the right, I squirted some onto my wrist, then lightly rubbed a little in right beside it. It is barely rubbed in so you can see where it is and so you can see that it isn’t shiny. Well, hopefully you can see that. I a’int exactly Mario Testino, ovah here.

Here are the ingredients as listed on their site:

Active Face Sunscreen Ingredient:
Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 10.55%

Other Face Sunscreen Ingredients:
*Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Extract, *Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Sucrose Polysoyate (from Organic Soybean), *Ethyl Palmate (from Organic Palm), Aqua (Purified Water), *Sucrose Cocoate (from Organic Coconut), *Glycerin (from Organic Palm), *Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Oil, *Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (from Organic Soybean), *Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip) CO2 Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn) CO2 Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Organic Rose Otto) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Organic Roman Chamomile) Oil, and *Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) CO2 Extract.
* = Certified Organic

I like the wordy label and glass bottle, but the pump stopped pumping product when there was clearly more in there. I purchased mine at a local store, so it could have been on the shelf drying out. It certainly didn’t deter me from reordering.  I am currently scraping the bottom of my bottle with a cotton swab each morning. Hopefully the new one arrives before I run out!

One more thing. Badger is a cool-ass company. Not just because of their commitment to the environment and social initiatives. That stuff is great. But they let you bring your baby to work. How freaking cool is that?!

One thought on “Seasonal Sun Protection With Badger

  1. Hello!

    Replied to you on Twitter, but wanted to give you a reply here, as well.

    We’ve had numerous comments/complaints regarding the packaging of our Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen, precisely because of what you outlined! Still stuff in the bottle, next to impossible to get out. In fact, many of us Badgers (myself included) have experienced this first hand. No bueno!

    In response to this we are seeking out new packaging, and will most likely put it in a tube like our other sunscreens. Honestly, we love the aesthetics of the glass bottle, but it’s not doing its job well! Pretty packaging is nice, but we Badgers crave functionality, as well.

    In addition, we’re reformulating it slightly – this will not change the consistency or application. What you will likely notice is a higher SPF (preliminary testing puts it in the high 20’s I believe), and that it will be a little more moisturizing (but still not greasy). We’re hoping to re-release soon, but it could be in the fall – the good news with that is that we’ll be releasing it with more extensions to this fabulous Rose line. Stay tuned for that!

    As always, let us know if you have any questions! Tweet, email, call – we’re always here for you.

    Have you tried our Damascus Rose Face Oil yet? It’s my holy grail product!

    Thanks again, and have a fabulous day!

    Badger Product Expert & Educator

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