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Thinksport SPF 50+ Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, 3oz
|Price:||$17.45 ($19.61 /100 ml)|
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|Ingredients||Zinc, Water (purified), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Capryllic Triglycerides, Sorbitan Stearate (coconut based), Methyl abietate (Pine Wood resin), Vegetable gylcerin, Cranberry seed oil, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olive Oil, Raspberry seed oil, Cranberry Seed oil, Hyaluraonic acid (made from vegetables, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase, Currant, Citrus Paradisi See more|
|Item weight||0.18 Pounds|
|Item dimensions L x W x H||5.1 x 5.1 x 15.2 centimeters|
|Item volume||3 Fluid Ounces|
|Water resistance level||Water Resistant|
|Country/Region of origin||United States|
About this item
- Top Rated by EWG with a “1” rating in 2010, 2011, and 2012, 2013 - Baby, Beach and Sport
- Free of biologically harmful chemicals. No Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers.
- Paraben, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane free
- Dermatologist recommended. Non-nano formulation – average particle size >100 micron.
- First Sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.08 x 5.08 x 15.24 cm; 81.65 Grams
- Date First Available : Jan. 30 2013
- Manufacturer : Thinksport
- Place of Business : AUSTIN, TX, 78703 US
- ASIN : B007SNM6OK
- Item model number : TSSPORT3
Best Sellers Rank:
#15,380 in Beauty & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Beauty & Personal Care)
- #75 in Body Sunscreen
- Customer Reviews:
Thinkbaby and Thinksport mineral-based sunscreen is highly effective, falls into the highest category for water resistance and has a sensible SPF 50+ rating. A quick look on your local drugstore shelf will show an increasing number of chemical sunscreens boasting ultra-high SPFs of 70 and greater. An SPF higher than SPF 30 offers only minimal improvement in sun protection and does not provide insight into its ability to protect for both UVA and UVB. Instead, these ultra-high SPFs are inflated through the use of chemical UV absorbers. The FDA has recently ruled that SPF numbers above 50 are not allowed. They have also ruled the terms "Sweatproof" and "Waterproof" as false claims. This is our kids formulation but is suitable for adults too.
From the manufacturer
CEO & Founder Kevin Brodwick – Chief Thinker
Thinksport Safe Sunscreen
- UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum
- Mineral Based Formula
- Water Resistant (80 Minuets)
- Made in the USA
- Non-Oily Feel
Thinkbaby and Thinksport address the growing concern of toxic chemicals leaching from consumer products and aim to create safe alternatives for babies to athletes alike.
With a team of physicians & scientists, Thinkbaby & Thinksport lead in the usage of safe materials for consumer products. We don’t wait for materials to make headlines in order to make a change. We continue to expand our products to offer alternatives to existing products on the market. Our efforts are energized by working with leading child advocacy partners & like-minded individuals seeking alternative products. We approach each product with the same criteria: safe, functional, & sustainable.
- The cosmetic industry is highly unregulated. The best regulation will come from consumers selecting safe solutions.
UVA & UVB Broad-Spectrum
Consumers have been led to believe that ultra-high SPF numbers like 70 and 100 provide much more protection than SPF 30. This is False. SPF 30 provides 97% protection from UVB and SPF 100 provides 99% coverage for UVB. We tell folks if you look at the back of the tube and you see a bunch of words you don’t recognize, you probably don’t want to put that on your skin. It is important that you’re using a truly Broad-spectrum formula that covers UVA and UVB.
Mineral Based Formula
Chemical sunscreens make up the majority of the market unfortunately. They are both cheep and apply clear. Mineral based solutions can cause some amount of whitening during use and are also more expensive. But at what cost is it cheaper? Some mineral base formulations have also taken to using clear zinc or nano particle sized zinc or titanium. We recommend sourcing a non-nano zinc oxide solution. There is just not enough data on the ability for nano particles getting into the blood stream. As such, it is better to embrace the Precautionary Principle.
There are now three levels of water resistance. Not water resistant, water resistant (40 minutes) and water resistant (80 minutes). We have all become used to seeing words like sweatproof or waterproof. There are now very specific tests. Keep in mind, that if you’re at the beach or pool that you’ll need to reapply after being in the water. And to achieve the SPF factor of your sunscreen you have to reapply every two hours. One application does not keep you at SPF 50 or whatever is on the sunscreen label. And you should be using about 1oz to cover an adult body.
Tips for Application
- Be sure to apply all areas that will be exposed to sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp 15 minutes before sun exposure
- Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours
- While the sunscreen applies very easily, we recommend not spreading it too thin. Otherwise you will decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen
Tips for Application
Our Chemical Policy
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For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask a doctor if a rash occurs. Keep product out of eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Protect this prodcut from excessive heat and direct sun.
Zinc, Water (purified), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Capryllic Triglycerides, Sorbitan Stearate (coconut based), Methyl abietate (Pine Wood resin), Vegetable gylcerin, Cranberry seed oil, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olive Oil, Raspberry seed oil, Cranberry Seed oil, Hyaluraonic acid (made from vegetables, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase, Currant, Citrus Paradisi
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours.
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I started by trying the product out on the back of my hand before trying it on my face, to test for allergies/texture. The product is super white and thick but spreads easily enough, and the whiteness fades over time, although it could still be an issue for people who don't have pale skin tones - I have no way of gauging this given that I myself have very pale skin. I wouldn't say that it feels greasy, but it definitely feels filmy - it is noticeable at all times, at least to me, that there is something sitting on my skin. I hate that feeling, but I realize this is a central component to physical sunscreen so I was prepared for it. I was actually impressed that it felt as lightweight as it did.
After my patch test I applied it to my face. I applied it early afternoon and left it on 7 hours before washing it off. I did my normal skincare routine prior to applying it all over my neck and face. Again, I was kind of surprised at how lightweight it felt. It spreads easily and the whitish cast fades with wear. My skin was not itchy while it was on, which quite frankly shocked me as I could feel it on the entire time. It never really dries down completely; it always felt slightly moist to me. This could be an issue if applying makeup over top, which I did not. It was my intention to try it once just by itself, then try it again the following day and apply makeup over top so I could include it in my review. However, I did not make it to a second time. Although the texture and sensation were bearable enough that I could have worn this outside for protection, when it came time to remove it I had to scrub to get it off. I had to do repeated cleanses to remove all traces - it was stuck on there. The result was a burn on my entire face that took weeks to go away. It was bad enough that for the first week I couldn't even go near water. No cream or topical treatment could touch the inflammation I experienced. In spite of my terrible experience, I recognize that this is a unique phenomena and that few people will likely experience. Also, few people have skin as sensitive as mine. This is why I gave the product 3 stars. I recognize that it is a good product in many ways, and if I didn't have sensitive skin it would probably be good for me. As it stands, I returned it, and my hunt for suitable sunscreen continues.
None of the burning/stinging that I get from chemical sun protection. Goes on white, but does not leave a noticeable cast on my (admittedly very pale) skin. Doesn't feel uncomfortable on the face. It's shiny, but no more than similar sunscreens I have used.
It has a fragrance when first applied that fades within a few minutes.
Also specifically bought because online it said it wouldn't leave a cast.
First of all it's incredibly thick, its hard to rub in as is.
Im black, but light skinned and once its on, it leaves a white cast which isn't necessary extremely bright from across the room but definitely visible..once you get into water that white almost gets a purple tint to it which is absolutely extremely noticeable.
I put it on and my sister pointed it out from across the pool and asked what was on my shoulders. (It was this)
When you try to wipe it up it just gums up on your skin.
If you are very fair or pale I assume the cast may not be as noticeable but if you have a tan or are an ethnic shade this sunscreen will be visible for sure.
It does stay put but leaves a mess.
Top reviews from other countries
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2019
Instead I used it during summer in the UK. It was a complete disaster. My boyfriend applied it to his hair and forehead, and a hour or so later, it began to drip into eyes because of sweat and he experienced really bad eye irritation. His eyes were red and stinging. I thought this was very water resistant and designed for athletes, so very surprised how easily it was removed with sweat.
We also both got sun-burnt despite using this. I may as well have not been wearing any sun-cream at all! I am usually quite careful in the sun as I have fair skin, and it is the first time in quite a while a sun-cream has let me down so badly!
I would not recommend this product at all, especially not for sports or scuba diving, if it is so easily removed by sweat, and causes such irritation to the eyes. I also found it slightly itchy on the skin.
I just regret buying 2 as I am going to have to throw both away.
Sadly this is the worst suncream I have ever used. Application was poor, it did not absorb whatsoever, it literally just formed a white paste which sat on the skin and could still be moved 20 minutes after application. I am very fair skinned and I am extremely diligent to apply protection throughout the day to avoid getting burnt - this cream offered zero sun protection, using this cream caused my skin to burn for the first time in recent memory. It is that bad. Fortunately, my sister had brought out some “Banana Boat Dry Balance SPF 50 spray”, which I used and then had to overpay for more in a pharmacy whilst out there. If it wasn’t for that, this suncream would have completely ruined my holiday.