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Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 8.75 fl oz (259 ml)

 
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Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz
 
4.7

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (54)
  • UVA/UVB protection (52)
  • Waterproof (34)
  • Not greasy (29)
  • Rubs in well (25)

Cons

  • Greasy (10)
  • Doesn't rub in well (3)

Best Uses

  • Beach (40)
  • Daily use (39)
  • Sports (30)
  • Swimming (26)
  • Water sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (26), Brand buyer (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The second best sunscreen

As a very light-skinned Southern Californian, I've worn sunscreen daily for over 20 years, and this is a very close second to the best one I've found. Blue Lizard's Sensitive Skin is my...Read complete review

As a very light-skinned Southern Californian, I've worn sunscreen daily for over 20 years, and this is a very close second to the best one I've found. Blue Lizard's Sensitive Skin is my preference only because it's just a bit thicker.

According to my research, chemical sunscreens tend to be a bit more waterproof because they soak into the skin rather than cover it like mineral sunscreens do (and both these Blue Lizard products are entirely mineral barrier types). On the other hand, the safety of these chemicals soaking under the skin is not as well established as I would like to see. I find chemical types more irritating (especially if they are applied near the eyes -- since they soak in, they find their way into my eyes). Even more problematic is that they scatter UV rather than block it, and break down within hours as they do so. Finally, they do not cover the UVB spectrum as well as mineral based products. Avobenzone (a/k/a Parsol 1789) is probably the best chemical sunscreen, but it breaks down within 2 hours in the sun. One manufacturer claims to have found a way to stabilize it, but consumer groups say it still only lasts a few hours. Minerals do not lose effectiveness. They don't need reapplication unless you are doing something to wash them away such as swimming (and Blue Lizard seems pretty waterproof). I've gone out in the sun in Hawaii all day, including a dip or two in the pool, with no reapplication and no sun burn.

Blue Lizard is reasonable in price for fairly high percentage content of both common minerals used in sun blocks, zinc and titanium. The lotion is mild and fragrance free, making about the least irritating product for me I have found.

This larger bottle is less expensive than Sensitive Skin's smaller container. I find the differences between the two so small I opt for the Baby formula.

Finally, I find it cool that the bottle changes color in UV, just to let you know there's plenty of UV to be protected from.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Snow white got fried

I was really excited about using this product since I have a three year old and I wanted something that didn't have the harsh chemicals of the other sunscreen brands. It worked fine for...Read complete review

I was really excited about using this product since I have a three year old and I wanted something that didn't have the harsh chemicals of the other sunscreen brands. It worked fine for my daughter, but I was disappointed with it, at least for myself. I have incredibly fair skin and I reapplied several times throughout the day, but still came home completely sunburned. Yes, I know you have to reapply regularly, but for fair people it's pretty much every time you exhale with this product. For the few times I spend the day at the pool, I'll opt for one of the brands that's truly waterproof - even if I have to deal with the chemicals, it's worth it to avoid the sunburn and potential health hazards associated with that.

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5.0

Hypoallergenic and safe

By Dermatologist surfer

from Charleston, sc

describe yourself Dermatologist, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

Pros

  • Effective
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sensitive Skin Ok

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Babies
  • Children
  • Daily Use
  • Faces
  • Men
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

It's the safest most reliable sunscreen. I recommend it to literally thousands of
Patients, and it's the only sunscreen that never irritates peoples skin.
It looks white but does go clear. I use it literally every day.

 
1.0

Causes heavy eye-watering in babies

By SPf78

from NYC

describe yourself First Time User

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

        After reading all the stellar reviews, I thought this product would be great for my infant who is outdoors for many hours a day. Unfortunately, it took us a few tries to realize that this sunscreen not only makes our 10-month-old's eyes water--it has the same effect on our friends' kids, too. Embarrassed I didn't realize this product was so irritating.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Greasy yet effective

        By Em--mother of one

        from New York, NY

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Helps Avoid Sun Allergy
        • Protects Against Sun Rash
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Greasy or Heavy
        • Stings eyes

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Daily Use
        • Water Sports

        Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

        As someone who is allergic to the sun (having been diagnosed with photosensitivity), this is the only product that works to protect me from getting an itchy, red rash. I think it is the physical blocker--the zinc--that does it. I tried helioplex products to no avail. This just works. So, in spite of the fact that it is greasy and seems to seep into my eyes as I sweat in the summer heat, I use it daily. I don't love how thick it is, I don't love the cap that it squeezes from (because it runs out without squeezing), and the price is high, but I have to think long term and protect myself from skin cancer and I feel this product works. It also is quite waterproof.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By class mom

        from yonkers, ny

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Sweatproof
        • UVA/UVB Protection
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Daily Use
          • Sports
          • Water Sports

          Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

          great coverage and protection

           
          5.0

          Only one our dermatologist recommends!

          By CalMomma

          from Upstate NY

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Protection
          • Not Greasy
          • Rubs In Well
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beach
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

            We use this product every time we go outside. With a family history of skin cancer, it's the only one recommended by our dermatologist for the whole family! Works great! Normally a bargain shopper, it's all about the brand when it comes to protecting my family's skin!

             
            5.0

            Love this stuff!

            By Momof1

            from Charleston, SC

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Non-comedogenic
            • UVA/UVB Protection
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Doesn't rub in well

            Best Uses

            • Beach
            • Pool

            Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

            My daughter has excema and this sunscreen did not "burn" like the others. Also, she won't wear her swim shirt this year and this lotion has been wonderful at protecting her in our SC sun. I have looked high and low for this and I am very happy to have found it here!

             
            5.0

            Best sunscreen!

            By Lmom

            from Arlington, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • For sensitive skinbabies
            • Hypoallergenic
            • NO FRAGRANCE
            • Non-comedogenic
            • Not Greasy
            • UVA/UVB Protection
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

                I have used this product on my sensitive skinned and pale little girl since she was supposed to start using sunscreen. It is the best. She doesn't mind it going on and it goes on white so know you have all areas covered and then fades away. Great protection and does not irritate. High zinc %. Have bought this product over and over.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great sunblock, doesn't sting

                By momofone

                from sarasota,fl

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Effective Protection
                • Non-comedogenic
                • UVA/UVB Protection

                Cons

                • Doesn't rub in well
                • Greasy or Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Beach
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

                this was the top rated kids sunblock a couple of years ago, when I started using it on my then baby. It provides great sun protection and doesn't sting her skin. In fact, it protects it from rushes and soothes it just as a zinc oxide cream would (since it contains zinc oxide). I don't use it myself because it's too pricy and doesn't get absorbed as quickly and efficiently so I can apply my makeup. But for my kid I only try buying the best, and this is it.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                bad allergic reaction

                By yayamom

                from carmel, indiana

                Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

                I was searching for a safe sunscreeen for my baby and bought this product based on the great reviews here. but it gave my little girl such bad rashes and her skin formed a very thick and hard layer that took weeks to heal. would never touch this product again!

                 
                5.0

                Works great on Sentive Skin

                By Connie D.

                from Warren, MI

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective Protection
                • Non-comedogenic
                • Not Greasy
                • Sweatproof
                • UVA/UVB Protection
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Doesn't rub in well

                Best Uses

                • Beach
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Blue Lizard Baby, Australian Sunscreen, SPF 30+, 8.75 fl oz:

                A little goes a long way. It doesn't cause breakouts like the conventional suncreens do to people with sensitive skin. It only contains Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide. I'm not sure why they say it is for babies. It works very well on people of all ages.

                It doesn't rub in all that well, but you can easily see if you missed a spot. You just have to keep rubbing to make it disappear.

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