Badger SPF 15 Clear Zinc Lip Balm Sunscreen

Badger lip balm has soothing natural lip ingredients and non-whitening zinc oxide. It's a totally safe EWG rated 1 lip balm that provides total UVA and UVB protection. Lip balm ends up in your mouth - you need a safe one like this.
Best For
sun protection for the lips
Ingredients of Concern
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Organic
  • Non-toxic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Pros:
  • Lightweight unscented broad spectrum protection from the sun, wind, and cold
  • Glides smoothly for a clear look and feel
  • Uncoated Clear Non-nano Zinc Oxide 8%
  • Nourishes lips with organic beeswax, shea and cocoa butter, and extra virgin olive oil
  • Described as the holy grail of lip balms as it does not leave white residue on lips
  • Reef safe and human safe
  • Contains at least 70% certified organic ingredients
  • No oxybenzone or other toxic ingredients

Ingredients Concern:  None

Cons:  Has a slight tea tree oil smell that some love and some don't

A small, family-owned company in New Hampshire who seek to make the safest, most effective products possible to soothe, heal, and protect with the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals.
With lip balms that end up in your mouth after a while, it is critically important to buy only safe, non-toxic sunscreens. Badger Clear Zinc Lip Balm nourishes lips and protects them from the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide protects the skin on your lips from the sun's harmful rays.
sun protection for the lips
Badger lip balm contains cocoa butter, shea butter and VItamin E which help the lip balm glide on easily and moisturize your lips. It also contains clear zinc oxide at 8%. Zinc oxide is the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient. It's a mineral that protects your skin by scattering, reflecting, and absorbing UVA & UVB rays. Zinc improves the skin's 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) [5]. Zinc oxide is also linked to anti-aging due to its ability to protect collagen-producing fibroblast and lipids in the skin [6]. 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 [7], 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.

Key Ingredients:  Uncoated Clear Zinc Oxide 8%

All Ingredients:  Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter & Sunflower Vitamin E.

For full protection, apply to your lips liberally about 15 minutes before sun exposure. Remember to apply again every 2 hours. For infants under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.
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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[2] Dreno B, Trossaert M, Boiteau HL, Litoux P. Zinc salts effects on granulocyte zinc concentration and chemotaxis in acne patients. Acta Derm Venereol 1992;72:250-2.
[3] Hodges RE, Minich DM. Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application. J Nutr Metab. 2015;2015:760689.
[4] Michaelsson G, Ljunghall K. Patients with dermatitis herpetiformis, acne, psoriasis and Darier's disease have low epidermal zinc concentrations. Acta Derm Venereol 1990;70:304-8.[5] Korać RR, Khambholja KM. Potential of herbs in skin protection from ultraviolet light
[6] Cabrera ÁJ. Zinc, aging, and immunosenescence: an overview. Pathobiol Aging Age Relat Dis. 2015;5:25592.
[7] Mohammed YH, Holmes A, et al. Support for the Safe Use of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Sunscreens: Lack of Skin Penetration or Cellular Toxicity after Repeated Application in Volunteers. J Invest Dermatol. 2019;139(2):308-315
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