- Dermatologist and pediatrician tested SPF 50+ sunscreen spray and natural insect repellent combo for babies
- Sunscreen spray is perfect for high exposure areas and is water resistant for 80 minutes
- Sunscreen spray provides targeted broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Natural insect repellent contains plant and essential oils that repel insects
- Hypoallergenic and tear free sunscreen spray is free of PABA, phthalates, parabens, fragrances, and nano-particles
- Natural insect repellent is free of DEET, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, and dyes
- Both products are cruelty-free
Ingredients Concern: Octinoxate, Octisalate, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 80
Cons: For external use only, Do not use on damaged or broken skin, When using this product keep out of eyes, If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away, Octinoxate has an EWG score of 6, Octisalate has an EWG score of 1-4, depending on its usage
Founded by parents, Babyganics' mission is to raise the next generation of healthy, happy babies. All of their baby products and ingredients are thoroughly vetted along with the help of pediatricians, dermatologists and the latest scientific research. Babyganics has found ways to use recyclable, recycled or sustainable packing materials which is great for our planet. For quality control, they evaluate every batch for pH, odor and color ensuring everything checks out contaminant-free and ready to withstand heat, cold and bright light. Batches that do not pass their inspection do not ship.
Zinc has anti-inflammatory properties that help improve skin issues including acne, and it heightens the body's ability to promote wound healing [1-4]. Zinc oxide is frequently added to sunscreens as an inorganic physical sun blocker and a zinc-deficiency is associated with oxidative stress-induced aging due to free radicals and oxygen reactive species, which are skin-damaging particles that zinc targets [5-7]. The topical application of peppermint oil is well-known for lessening itching, it has antimicrobial properties that promote skin health, and the scent of peppermint oil and other plant essential oils also repel various organisms [8-11].
Skin health ; Protection from sun exposure [5-7]; Repellant activity [11, 12]
Zinc improves the health through its ability to encourage detoxification and it has also been shown to boost wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory activity [1-4]. Zinc oxide is frequently added to sunscreens as it targets free radicals, thereby preventing them from damaging fibroblasts and lipids (fats) that play a role in protecting the skin from UV exposure or skin irritants (e.g., pollution) . Zinc oxide is also linked to anti-aging due to its ability to protect collagen-producing fibroblast and lipids in the skin .
Zinc oxide creates a protective layer on the skin that blocks UV light and in doing so, it hinders UV rays from penetrating the skin. The structure of zinc oxide helps it mix easily with other topical agents and zinc does not absorb deeply into the skin , which reduces the occurrence of skin irritation and is one of the reasons why it is added to sunscreen for individuals with sensitive skin. These properties make zinc oxide a strong UV-blocking shield.
Research shows that the topical application of peppermint oil reduces the severity and duration of itching, it has also demonstrated the ability to disrupt the production of bacterial toxins for certain strains such as Staplylococcus aureus as well as some antifungal activity towards Candida yeast [8-10]. Peppermint oil also repels various organisms due to its monoterpinoids, which function as fumigants . The essential oils of numerous plants contain fumigants such as cyanohydrins, monoterpenoids, sulphur compounds, thiocyanates and others that have been shown to repel bugs and insects .
Key Ingredients: Mineral-Based Sunscreen Spray: Active ingredients: Zinc oxide (11.2%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%) Natural Insect Repellent: Soybean Oil 95.25% *, Rosemary Oil 1.5%, Citronella Oil 0.95%, Geranium Oil 0.75%, Cedarwood Oil 0.70%, Peppermint Oil 0.60%, Lemon Grass Oil 0.25%
All Ingredients: Mineral-Based Sunscreen Spray: Active ingredients: Zinc oxide (11.2%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, VP/hexadecene copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexaglyceryl Polyricinoleate, Polysorbate 80, Phenethyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Citric Acid, Squalane, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lecithin*, Polysorbate 60, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*, Sorbitan Isostearate *Certified Organic Ingredient
Natural Insect Repellent: Soybean Oil 95.25% *, Rosemary Oil 1.5%, Citronella Oil 0.95%, Geranium Oil 0.75%, Cedarwood Oil 0.70%, Peppermint Oil 0.60%, Lemon Grass Oil 0.25% *Certified Organic Ingredient
Mineral-Based Sunscreen: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months of age; ask a doctor. Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10a.m.-2p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Natural Insect Repellent: Shake well. Our pure essential oil formula is naturally luxurious so a little bit goes a long way in the combat against pesky insects. Apply evenly and reapply every 2-3 hours when outdoors for an extended period of time. Adults should apply on young children by spraying into hands first and applying by hand onto child. Application to face should be made sparingly, avoiding eyes and mouth. To help avoid children getting product in their eyes do not apply on children+CS20s hands or fingers. This product is recommended for use on areas of exposed skin only and should not be applied in diaper or underarm area.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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