Hello fellow sunscreen addicts! Don’t you just love it when you read another post about sun protection? I know I do, even if it’s my own. Heh. Okay, I know I wrote a post about the best sunscreen ingredients back in 2010. Today’s post is an update of that post and looks at the bestest of best sunscreen active ingredients that protects our skin against UVB, UVA1 & UVA2, which make up the UV radiation responsible for skin aging.
I know a number of you are familiar with Badger sunscreens but I wonder how many of you are using this Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF34. Well, the reason why I purchased this product was because it was on offer at US$4 at iHerb.com and it so happened that I wanted a water resistant mineral sunscreen for swimming and outdoor sports. However, given that I don’t really head outdoors that much, I started using this on my neck and arms daily.
Alrighty, here are questions I get pretty often: can I use my BB cream as a sunscreen since it has SPF? Do I need to use a sunscreen with my BB cream? If you think my name is Viva, then yeah, you might have posed those questions to me or maybe you’re a BB cream user and you’re thinking about this now. So let me attempt to answer the questions and maybe what I’m about to unveil will help you decide.
I bought a tube of the Badger Broad Spectrum SPF34 Sunscreen recently from iHerb because it was going for a song at US$4. I haven’t started using the product and so I’m not ready to review the product yet. But anyway, the product is not exactly new to me but the packaging is. Badger has redesigned their product label to meet new FDA guidelines for sunscreen and I’m really liking how it looks. In fact, I think all sunscreens should be labeled as clearly as this one to help consumers pick the right product.