Protecting Our Community

Sun Bum sunscreens are specifically formulated to protect those of us who live and love in the sun. All of these collections feature UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection and are Cruelty Free. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing the right protection for you. 

Original Sun Care

This is the stuff we use every day. It’s the formula that started it all. People say it smells like summer. We like that. Whether we’re spending a lazy day at the beach or hangin’ out on the back porch, our Original formula is definitely our fav.

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Mineral Sun Care

Some of us like to go as au naturel as possible, so we’re really proud to introduce our new zinc-based Mineral collection for your lounging and earth loving pleasure.

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Baby Bum Sun Care

We created Baby Bum using earth's most treasured ingredients for our own precious little ones and friends with super sensitive skin.

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Signature Sun Care

Our premium mineral based formula is fragrance free so it won’t sting your eyes and is tough enough to stay on during the most rigorous conditions in and out of the water.

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SPF Lip Care

Protect and moisturize your kisser all day long.

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Tanning

We’re all about protecting ourselves from the dangers of the sun; but, the truth is, a lot of us still want to be tan. So we developed a couple of products to help us get the deep dark tan we want, without the risks associated with extended exposure to the sun. Win-win.

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After Sun

So you got greedy and burned your skin. Ease the pain and calm your skin with our Vitamin E and Aloe enriched after sun products.

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Sun Care Facts

Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun to allow for maximum absorption and protection.

Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. Apply more frequently after swimming, sweating, or toweling.
To protect against UVA and UVB rays be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen.
Use an SPF of 15 or higher to help reduce 
the risk of skin cancer, and don’t neglect sensitive areas such as your ears, nose, shoulders, chest, and neck.
If you’re taking a swim or sweating, 
use a water resistant sunscreen to 
keep you safe longer.
Even on cloudy days, 90% of UV rays 
can still get through and leave you fried.
Reflection off snow and water can 
increase sun exposure by up to 50%.
UV levels increase 4% for every 
300m in altitude.
We know it’s tough, but try to limit your time in the sun from 10am to 2pm during the hot summer months.
Whenever possible, cover up with clothing - including a broad-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses. Shade can reduce UV exposure by 50% or more.
Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreen should only be used on children over the age of 6 months

Below is the approximate percentage of UVB rays blocked depending on SPF rating. The difference seems minimal, but a higher SPF helps if you are fair skinned or have a history of skin cancer. Remember, no sunscreen blocks 100% of UV rays.

 

spf level protection percentage

 

SPF ratings are significantly decreased if you don’t apply enough. Most people only apply 1/3 of the sunscreen they need. Make sure you use enough and don’t neglect hard to reach and easily forgotten places like your ears, feet, and upper back.

 

spf amount to apply

 

Don’t Forget, The Sun Is Good

20 minutes of daily sunlight (without sunscreen) gives you a healthy does of Vitamin D, which is essential for good health.

UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are primarily responsible for premature skin aging and wrinkling. UVA rays have also been shown to cause more skin damage at the cellular level. UVB rays damage the outer layers of the skin. They are the main cause of sunburn and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.

 

uva and uvb protection

 

Without protection, UVA and UVB rays
penetrate and damage your skin.

 

uva and uvb protection

 

A broad spectrum sunscreen protects
your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

Original Sunscreen

Original Sunscreen

This is the stuff we use everyday. It’s the formula that started it all. People say it smells like summer. We like that.


Features:

  • UVA / UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • Water Resistant / 80 Minutes
  • Product of USA

Friendly:

  • Gluten Free / Paraben Free
  • Oil Free / PABA Free
  • Cruelty Free

Best For:

  • Lazy days in the sun

 

Signature Sunscreen

Signature Sunscreen

Our mineral based formula is fragrance free so it won’t sting your eyes and and is tough enough to stay on during the most rigorous conditions in and out of the water.


Features:

  • UVA / UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • High Performance Premium Zinc Formula
  • Product of USA

Friendly:

  • Paraben Free / PABA Free
  • Oil Free / Fragrance Free
  • Petroleum Free / Cruelty Free

Best For:

  • Those who are active

 

Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral Sunscreen

Our Mineral collection works as a natural sunscreen "blocker" on the skin to create a barrier from the sun's damaging rays.


Features:

  • Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection
  • Water Resistant (80 Minutes) *
  • Mineral Based (Chemical Sunscreen Free)

Friendly:

  • Reef Friendly (Oxybenzone Free & Octinoxate Free)
  • Non-Nano Zinc
  • Vegan

Best For:

  • When We Wanna Go Au Naturel

 

* Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Face Lotion is 40 Minutes Water Resistant

 

Baby Bum Sunscreen

Baby Bum

We created Baby Bum specifically for our precious littles ones and friends with super sensitive skin. It’s the cleanest, all-natural protection we make.


Features:

  • UVA / UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • Water Resistant / 80 Minutes
  • Product of USA

Friendly:

  • Phthalate Free / Petroleum Free / Gluten Free
  • Retinyl Palmitate Free / Propylene Glycol Free
  • Cruelty Free / Pediatrician Tested

Best For:

  • Babies and those with sensitive skin

 

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