Easy to apply Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF16

Badger-Broad-Spectrum SPF16 Sunscreen
I was planning to repurchase the Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion and had it parked in my shopping cart. Alas. When I finally came down to ordering about a week later, the item was no longer available at iHerb. So in the end, I ordered the Badger Aloe Vera SPF16 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion instead. I figured that since I only wanted a sunscreen mainly for my neck and arms, I can do with a lower SPF for the time being.

Similar texture as Damascus Rose SPF16
But it certainly looks like Badger has really made a great effort to improve their sunscreen formulations as this third product I’m trying under the brand’s daily sunscreen range is easy to apply and doesn’t leave an ugly whitecast or greasy appearance. You can say it’s nearly invisible. I had tried their Badger Balm Damascus Rose SPF16 Face Sunscreen and for a moment, I thought this is the same product as that because it feels and looks like it. The only difference is in the scent.

Badger Sunscreen Ingredients
Does not dry out skin and is non-gooey
I wasn’t keen to use this for my face due to the lower SPF level as my preference is for a sunscreen with at least SPF30. However, I’ll concede that this applies very nicely without leaving any whitecast unless you’re of a darker skin tone. In fact, I’ll say this one is easier to apply and blend than the SPF30 version. When I tried it on my face, it works nicely with my makeup and does not dry out my skin nor is it gooey. I think those without pigmentation issues can go for this product. For me, my personal threshold for peace of mind is SPF30 and above.

Full ingredient list
Active Mineral Sunscreen Ingredient:
Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 10.55%
Other Sunscreen Lotion Ingredients:
*Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Extract, *Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Sucrose Polysoyate (from Organic Soybean), Aqua (Purified Water), *Ethyl Palmate (from Organic Palm), *Sucrose Cocoate (from Organic Coconut), *Glycerin (from Organic Palm), *Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, and *Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (from Organic Soybean).
* = Certified Organic
100% Certified Natural by NPA
94% Certified Organic by NSF

Badger-Broad-Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen
Overall summary
Available at iHerb for US$14.39, the Badger Aloe Vera SPF16 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion is good enough for casual sun exposure and safe enough for those who spend most of their times indoor. It is definitely not a heavy duty sunscreen for prolonged outdoor activities. However, if you’re living in a tropical zone like like I am, I’ll still recommend you to go for the SPF30 version if you can get your hands on it.



  1. xin says:

    I am using a SPF 30 one and I find that I need to take some time to apply it evenly without the whitecast. My face is quite liking the sunscreen for now, and will most likely repurchase. Since it’s relatively affordable, I sometimes use it on my arms too. #k8SjZc9Dxk_#k8SjZc9Dxk
    xin last post is: Shoe-Saving Tip: How I Succesfully Stretched My Ferragamo Varina

  2. Sesame says:

    It does take a bit more effort than the usual but considerably easy enough, especially if I compare it to my usual MVO. I’m going to repurchase that too…when I can find new stocks.

  3. Victoria says:

    For many years, I buy sunblock blindly thinking they worked all the same, fooling myself that price difference is largely due to branding & packaging
    For years, I have been battling with hyper pigment and melasma, not forgetting the countless IPl and laser session to treat them without much success & couldn’t figure what went wrong. .is it the laser machine or the doctor’s skills. ? So someone a friend reminded me that sunscreen ingredients list should contain either zinc oxide & titanium dioxide. Again I foolishly thought if I see these 2 ingredients , then it’s a good buy! not caring if it’s on the last on the ingredients list.
    The problem is, many skin are makers do not have the habit to indicate the percentage level of zinc oxide so it’s really difficult to buy to suit my needs.
    I bought a8% zinc oxide sunblock from Cosmetic Skin Solution & I looked like a vampire ! So I had to settle for Neutrogena 4% zinc oxide Which can blend better into my skin. I guess I am not getting the maximum sun protection as I want to.
    The question is…I noticed many sun screen makers incl. leading jap & Koreans brands does not indicate the zinc oxide actual content, yet the label still shows PA+++ .is this kind of misleading ? Even BB creams also claimed it contain high SPF factor with PA+++ . Then I might as well Use BB cream to serve as a sunblock too.

  4. Loanemu says:

    Thanks again for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  5. RQ says:

    Does it provide good sun protection?

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