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.
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Broad Spectrum Long Lasting UVA/UVB Protection
Tear-Free Hypoallergenic Protection for Active Kids Banana Boat® Kids Tear-Free sunscreen contains Titanium Dioxide, recommended for children's sensitive skin for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
As Mild as Water to skin
Retains SPF up to 80 minutes
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as a safe and effective UV sunscreen.
Made in Canada
For external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask doctor if 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.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.
I am very upset that this carries Parabens -- and left my entier upper body covered in an itchy/painful rash.
PARABENS cause rashes -- and apparently kids don't respond to Parabens; what happens is the allergy to parabens is created with time. This product is FILLED with parabens - which means repeated uses on kids could develope the Paraben allergy when older. Many products have parabens -- shampoos, face wipes.. In this one it's under "MethylPARABEN","EthylPARABEN", "IsobutylPARABEN", "PropylPARABEN", "ButylPARABEN"..
Google "Paraben problems".
It's a slow movement but many older people are getting hit by itchy, pealing, painful rash that comes with allergies developed over time.
I am 37 years old -- and bought this product due to the absense of any other UVA/UVB sunscreen that was 50+. I didn't check for parabens because I figured it'd be fine; anything that said "peditrician tested" and "for kids" would be excellent on my fair skin. And to this date I did not have a paraben allergy.
3 days later and my whole upper body that I used it on was covered in rashes. I don't respond to parabens in shampoos -- and have heard that older people get really itchy scalps because of those -- but apparently this one caused me to break-out horribly.. and it hurts along with itches!!! Looks like my arms, back, and chest where I used this product are covered in Poison Ivy.
Do your research - Google Parabens and their affects.
Apparently kids don't react because this type of allergy is developed with time -- which means their later years.. And watch-out adults -- it hurts and itches!!! I'm rashy all over -- and angry this product carries parabens.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is a great sunscreen. It is the only one my sensitive-skinned kids can use without getting a bumpy rash. I wish it came in a higher SPF, but I'm careful to reapply it a couple of times if we're out all day. I highly recommend this sunscreen if others give your kids a rash.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend