Badger Mineral Sun Cream Review

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Over the years I've taken a good handful of allergic reactions to sunscreens.  Normally my skin comes out in red itchy rashes and the skin that the product has touched can become really burny too.  I always put this down to me having sensitive skin rather than thinking about what is in the sunscreen and I just always made sure to only use the brands that I knew I was OK with.
But this year after taking a skin reaction to the suncream that I normally always use (they had changed the formula and I hadn't realised) I decided to start googling why this kept happening and because of my natural beauty 'journey' (ahh that word again haha) that I'm on I decided to take a chance and see if there was anything more natural available.
Honestly I have to say most things I've learned when finding out about what really goes into our hair and beauty products I haven't been surprised about, don't get me wrong I've been shocked to the extent in which its concealed and covered up but I sort of knew that those types of products would have not so great things in them.  But what I found out about traditional chemical sunscreen really genuinely surprised me and not in a good way.
I'm going to link to some articles as they will explain it all way better than I could
Some articles all about the subject matter HERE and HERE and HERE
But basically the long story short is the argument over whether chemical sunscreen (which is the traditional big  branded sunscreen that most of us have used forever) or mineral sunscreen (which is a naturally derived version of sunscreen) is better for your health and which one protects you more from the sun.  Chemical sunscreen absorbs the suns rays into the skin then dissipates them out through the skin again whereas mineral sunscreen blocks the rays and doesn't allow them to penetrate the skin.
After doing my own research I've found that I feel much more confidant in using only mineral sunscreen from now on and that's all I've used all summer.  I don't feel like chemical sunscreens are the right thing for me and I'm pretty sure my skin has been thanking me for that since I made the switch.
So after a lot of googling I choose to try the Badger Broad Spectrum (This means it blocks both UVA and UVB) SPF 30 with no scent.  I really had no idea what brand to go for but badger seem to come out top in most polls and reviews I've seen and I felt like this one would be the best for my needs.  Here is what the company say about the suncream...
"Safe, Effective, & Responsible. We have taken our wildly popular SPF 30+ sunscreen and removed the essential oil fragrance for those with sensitivities, or those who just prefer no added scents. A totally natural sunscreen for the whole family. Our biodegradable and environmentally friendly sunscreens are rich in Certified Organic ingredients, water resistant for at least 40 minutes, safe for children of all ages, block both UVA and UVB rays, and thoroughly moisturise while they protect you from the sun."
I am so happy with my choice, I've been using it for a while now and I've never been burnt or had any kind of skin reaction or irritation which really is a first for me with suncream.
A word about mineral sunscreens though is they don't really apply like normal chemical sunscreens.  They are thick and very white and this one leaves a white film over your skin once you've applied it.  It's nothing crazy just a sort of noticeable sheen and the bottle says it should disappear within around 10 mins and it does.  I feel like I can always see it a bit on my skin because I'm so pale but it really, really doesn't bother me.  I think all sunscreen if chemical or mineral leave some sort of residue on your skin that you can notice. 
I also found that this left a couple of marks on my trousers that I was wearing one day when my arms sort of lent on them but it came out after washing them and didn't leave any kind of stain.  My advice is to rub it in really well and don't put a ton on straight away. When I first started using this, I was 100% using too much, now after getting used to it I just use a lot less but it covers more of my skin as its such a thick cream.  It goes a lot further than 'normal' suncream on me.
I am so happy with the choice I made in switching to a mineral sunscreen and I hope you found this post helpful if your looking to try a more natural sunscreen too.
I would really urge you to give those linked articles a read  as they really are so interesting and helpful too!
You can buy this Badger Sunscreen HERE
P.S This is a really great read also, it's a big massive review post from where they tested a ton of sunscreen, such interesting results and super helpful if you don't know which one to buy
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elizabeth said...

This is so interesting and right up my street! I have very sensitive skin too that reacts to suncream, I've never before found one that I can work with :D got to try this! xx

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