Suncare 101 Banana Boat Sunscreens help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. From tanning to children we’ve answered some of the most asked questions regarding UV damage. Plus whether you’re an athlete or a parent, Banana Boat has a great selection of sunscreens including easy-to-apply, sting-free, and all-natural formulas.
Banana Boat® UltraMist® Baby Tear-Free sunscreen lotion provides fast and even protection with one touch. The ultra gentle and fragrance-free formula is pediatrician-tested and clinically-tested to be mild to baby's skin and eyes. The advanced formula has patented AvoTriplex™ technology for high UVA/UVB protection. Retains SPF for 80 minutes of activity in water.
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May stain some fabrics. For external use only. Do not spray directly into face. Flammable do not use near heat, flame or while smoking. When using this product avoid spraying in eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water, do not puncture or incinerate. Contents under pressure. Do not store at temperatures above 120° F. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation or rash develops. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. 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 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.
I tend to stick with more natural, less chemical sunscreens but for my children's schools & camps they require something that is easy to apply (one that that goes on quickly & the teacher doesn't have to rub in - this is used for the body and a sunscreen stick is used for the face). So for that purpose, we have been using this one for the past two years and have been happy with it. It doesn't contain any oxybenzone, provides adequate protection, dries quickly, and has never caused irritation to their skin (which tends to be sensitive).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I use this for my son who is now 2 but we've been using it 1 1/2 years. I do not use it on his face because he can't reliably follow directions about closing his eyes and mouth. For his face I use banana boat cream or the stick sunscreen, especially around his eyes. He likes it and he did not like the Hawaiian Tropic similar spray that I we tried. For myself, I usually use the Neutrogena continuous spray which I also like. No burns/rashes/complains on this one!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I got this for my baby thinking it would be great, since it would be much easier to rub into his skin, which it is, however, that doesn't outweigh the cons for me - the smell has a horrible chemical smell, and, it is not tear-free. After putting it on his face, he started crying, and his eyes were all red. This might work better for older children, if you're okay with the smell, but, I would not recomend for babies.
The only reason I gave this product two stars is because it didn't sting my sensitive skin. Unfortunately, after using the product twice, the spray dispenser stopped working. I attempted to contact Banana Boat's customer service, but they only have a 1-800-number to call. I will go back to bullfrog from now on.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is fantastic sunscreen. It sprays on in an even mist and without color, and it really works. I ask my kids to turn their faces away as I spray their arms as to lessen the likelihood of inhalation of the spray.
I bought this sunscreen for myself because I have sensitive skin. This product is alcohol-free, which is good. However it does have silicone in it, so it does leave a sheen on the skin. Although this product has no added fragrance, it does have that typical chemical sunscreen smell. I would be very concerned about a baby inhaling the sunscreen ingredients. An adult or child would be able to hold their breath during application, but a baby would not. If you are using this for your baby, I would recommend spraying it into your hand first, then applying to baby's skin. Overall, I think this is a good product.
Shake well before use. Apply generously and evenly to all areas 15 minutes before sun exposure. Spray on hands to apply to face, use in well-ventilated area. Reapply at frequent intervals and after swimming or towel drying. Ask a doctor before use on children under six months of age.
Sun Alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun.
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