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Our Kids sunscreen line is made with our most active kids in mind. Featuring a clear, water-resistant formula that’s specifically designed to apply easily (and absorb quickly) onto both wet and dry skin—just make sure to let sunscreen dry completely (about 15 mins) before heading back out into the water/sun.

Our Baby Bum sunscreen products contain a fragrance-free, 100% mineral formula that is designed to help protect our more sensitive little ones who aren’t quite as mobile yet (aka not doing cannonballs into the pool).

Our Kids Clear Lotion and Face Stick can be applied directly to their face, but when using the Spray, just make sure you’re applying it to your hands first before putting on their faces.
Yes, our Kids sunscreen formula is infused with a natural Banana scent, but made without synthetic fragrance. Our kids absolutely LOVE it!
We recommend that kids start switching from our Baby products to our Kids sunscreens at age 5.
Our Kids sunscreen products all have a non-mineral formula.
Yes, our sunscreen products are made in a nut free facility.

The terms "Reef Safe" or "Reef Friendly" are not currently defined or regulated by the FDA. There are various municipalities with different regulations and testing protocols which has led to some consumer confusion. To help make it clearer, we are choosing to refer to our products as “Hawaii Act 104 Reef Compliant,” which means our products do not contain Oxybenzone or Octinoxate. We are proud to say that all of our formulas meet this standard.

In April 2022, Sun Bum identified two lot codes of Baby Bum® Mineral SPF50+ Lotion, AUST L 355134 that potentially contain a low level of benzene. It is not an ingredient in this product and may have been unintentionally introduced during the manufacturing process.  All of these products were made in Australia have been recalled from the local market.   No other Sun Bum or Baby Bum US products are being recalled due to benzene. US products are manufactured in the USA under their own high safety and quality requirements as well as those of the FDA and USP. For more information on the Australian Baby Bum® Mineral SPF50+ Lotion please reach out to us via our Contact Us page.

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Shipping takes about 5-7 business days. We ship out of Florida, so if you're on the east coast, you're in luck.
We don't currently ship internationally, but we're working on it!

All of our products that contain active ingredients (including our SPF products) have expiration dates printed directly on 'em. Let us know if you can't find it and we'll help ya out!

For all other products, expiration is generally about 6 months to a year after opening. But if you notice any changes in the product’s smell or consistency, go ahead and toss it.

Sun Bum ® products are made, tested, and filled in the USA.

Sun Bum® is Cruelty Free. This means that our products and raw materials are not tested on animals. Period. We are also certified by PETA® and Leaping Bunny®, third party companies that verify product testing practices as well as the processes of our suppliers. Check out the PETA® and Leaping Bunny® pages for more deets. https://crueltyfree.peta.org/company/sun-bum/ https://www.leapingbunny.org/shopping-guide

 

While most all our products are Vegan, certain products such as our Coco Balm Lip Balms, Tinted Lip Balms, Signature Lip Balm, Mineral Lip Balm and Baby Bum Diaper Rash Cream contain beeswax (from bees). We list the ingredients for each of our products on our site, so please be sure to check the ingredient list before purchasing. We continue to explore ways to make our entire lineup of products Vegan and will do our best to update you as we do.

Our Signature line, Mineral line, Baby Bum SPF products, SPF Face Lotions, and our Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer are all Fragrance Free.

Nope. None of our products are made with Parabens or Vitamin A.

We're always looking for ways to be better to our planet. Currently, the bottles, tubes, and non-aerosol spray cans in our Skin Care line are recyclable, in addition to our sunscreen spray bottles.

Just look at the number inside the little recycling symbol on the back of the product to learn how to best recycle it and check your local recycling guidelines to see if you can recycle that number in your area, as it varies from state to state. Remember to unscrew caps and wash out containers before tossing them in the recycling bin.

Yep! All of our products are Gluten Free.
You know in Spongebob how Mr. Krabs is super protective about the Krabby Patty formula? Well, that's kinda how we are with our scent. It's proprietary (top secret).
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Sun Bum ® is not currently USDA Certified Organic.

Outside of Coconuts, Kukui Nuts, and Argan oil, which some consider a tree nut, we don’t use nuts in any of our Baby Bum or Sun Bum products. But we don’t currently have a program in place to certify our manufacturing facilities as nut-free, so we cannot guarantee there are zero traces of nuts in our products. We list the ingredients for each of our products on our site, so please be sure to check the ingredient list before purchasing. For any allergy concerns, consult your doctor before you use any of our stuff just to be safe.

10 minutes of sunlight a day helps give us a healthy dose of Vitamin D, which is essential for good health. But don’t forget, if you stay out past 10 mins, please make sure to put on sunscreen—we don’t care if it’s ours, just use it.

We got a lot of requests for a Fragrance Free Mineral sunscreen option. So, we made one. And while we know you might miss the scented version, we absolutely love this formula and think you will too.
Yes, you can totally use our Original sunscreen on your face. It's non-comedogenic, so it won't clog pores. But just a heads up, the Original Sunscreen Lotions do contain fragrance. So if you have sensitive skin, we recommend a Fragrance Free sunscreen option for the face.

Our Original Sun Care collection. This is the stuff we use every day. The Original collection has non-physical (non-mineral) active ingredients and provides Broad Spectrum protection that won’t alter the pigment of your skin.

We recommend checking with your doctor if you have any concerns!

Getting sunscreen in your eyes is the worst. The stinging typically comes from the active ingredients in sunscreen that can often cause irritation if applied too closely to our eyes. So we try to wait about 20 minutes after applying sunscreen before getting in the water and make sure to wash our hands after applying!

Because the active ingredients in mineral sunscreens are naturally white, they don't fully absorb into the skin. If you want another option, check out our tinted mineral sunscreen or our non-mineral Original collection.

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and allow it to absorb. Reapply at least every two hours and more frequently after swimming/sweating and towel drying.
Those with oily skin love our Tinted Mineral Face Lotion or Non-Tinted Mineral Face Lotion, which provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection and glide on like butter, leaving a matte finish on our skin. Our Mineral Sprays and Lotions are also great for the rest of your body.

For children under 6 months old we recommend consulting your pediatrician before applying sunscreen. For children over 6 months old we recommend the mineral based sunscreens in our Baby Bum ® line. These products have been pediatrician tested and are great options for our groms. https://www.sunbum.com/collections/plp-baby-bum-zinc-sunscreen

Also make sure that if you do take your little ones into the sun, that you cover them up with proper clothing (including a hat) and find them some shade whenever possible.

It’s rare, but that ugly orange tint can happen when Avobenzone (an active ingredient in many sunscreens) mixes with water containing a super high iron content. That combo causes oxidation and often leads to annoying rust stains.
Nah, not right now. We only have bulk pumps available for specific accounts and marketing events. Hopefully someday we'll be able to share them with the world, but we're not quite there yet!
Broad Spectrum includes protection from both UVA/UVB sun rays. UVA rays sink deep into the skin and are often responsible for dark spots, fine lines, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. UVA rays can even pass through window glass. UVB rays are known for causing sunburn.
Everyone has a different definition for what "all-natural" means. To us, making products that we would want to use on ourselves and our families is the goal. Our sunscreen is Hypoallergenic, Cruelty-free, and made without Parabens or Gluten.
Yes! Any of our sunscreens can be used underneath make up and as part of your daily regimen. Our SPF 45 Sunscreen Face Mist is our refreshing daily go-to that makes it easy to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
That's up for debate. In short, no not always. How often you use sunscreen and how much you use are more important than the SPF value. While SPF 15 is the FDA's minimum recommendation for protection against skin cancer and sunburn, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Click here for more information.

Well, Mineral uses physical active ingredients (Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide) to create a sunscreen barrier on the skin that blocks UV rays by absorbing and reflecting them away from the skin (absorbs ~90%+ of UV rays, reflects ~5%+).

Non-Mineral (also called “synthetic”) sunscreens use non-physical active ingredients (Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octisalate, Avobenzone) to absorb UV rays by converting them into heat and sending them right back out to where they came from (absorbs ~95%+ of UV rays).

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Our Signature Line is specifically made with athletes in mind. It’s a Water Resistant, Fragrance Free Mineral/Chemical hybrid formula that's tough enough to stay on in extreme conditions, without getting in your eyes.