The perfect all-around sunscreen for all your summer or vacation fun! A staff and customer favourite, Thinksport sunscreen is effective, safe and easily absorbed. The mineral-based zinc oxide formula provides a physical as opposed to chemical block from UVA and UVB.
- Easy-to-apply stick with oval design for carrying in your front pocket
- Natural papaya scent
- Mineral-based - zinc oxide 20%
- SPF 30 (non-nano zinc oxide)
- Applies and absorbs easily. Non-oily feel.
- Free of biologically harmful chemicals. No avobenzone, oxybenzone, or UV chemical absorbers
- Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection (highest level defined by proposed FDA 2012 Monograph)
- Water resistance (80 minutes) (highest level defined by proposed FDA 2012 Monograph)
- Non-aerosol formulation (due to high concern of both ineffectiveness and particulates being inhaled)
- Paraben, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane free
- First sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements
- A member of the Safe Cosmetics Campaign Compact
- Foundering member Sun Safety Coalition
- No animal testing (Leaping Bunny member)
- Produced in the USA
Active Ingredient: zinc oxide 20% (non-nano)
Inactive Ingredients: healianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera alba (beeswax), euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, ricinus communis (castor) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter tocopherol, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice
Packaged in a 10ml tube that does not contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates.
Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreen is perfect for daily use and for anyone spending time in the sun, including pregnant women, children over 6 months, and anyone with sensitive skin. Please note that use of any sunscreen on children younger than 6 months of age requires a doctor's prescription.
Perfect for sensitive skin. We recommend testing on a small area of the body to ensure that you don't have any sensitivities.
Tips for Application
Applies easily and absorbs quickly. Be sure to apply to all areas that will be exposed to sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp. Due to it being a physical as oppose to chemical sunscreen, it is not necessary to apply 30 minutes before you are exposed to sunlight. It will maintain its SPF after 80 minutes of water immersion. Reapply every two hours or more as needed. While the sunscreen applies very easily, we recommend not spreading it too thin as you will decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen.
The majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of questionable ingredients and known carcinogens. Simply looking at the ingredients you'll quickly realize you don't recognize any of them. Many existing sunscreens have been brought to market with little concern for their safety. Not only do ingredients in sunscreen interact with skin, but data shows after application of lotions, some of the same chemicals can be detected in the bloodstream. Most people wear sunscreen to reduce the chance of developing cancer, so why apply something that could potentially increase this risk? This question has unfortunately left many people moving away from using sunscreen at all.
How is the Thinkbaby and Thinksport different?
Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreen is highly effective, falls into the highest category for water resistance (as defined by the proposed 2012 FDA Sunscreen Monograph) 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. In the 2012 Sunscreen Monograph, the FDA proposed that SPF 50+ will become the maximum value. The proposed Monograph will also eliminate the terms "Sweatproof" and "Waterproof" as false claims.
You should know that the effective difference between SPF 30 and SPF 100 is approximately 2.5% difference. Don't be misled by ultra-high SPF numbers. Additionally, Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens utilize average zinc oxide particles greater than 110nm. Kevin Brodwick, founder of Thinkbaby and Thinksport explains why: "We always use the precautionary principle and as we expect the debate on the safety of nano particles to continue, we asked a simple question: Does the product have to contain nano particles to be an effective sunscreen? The answer is, quite simply, "NO"!
We also do not and won't use aerosol dispensers, nor should you. Scientists have shown that parents apply on average 25% of the correct amount when using aerosol. As the SPF is actually a logarithmic function, if you are applying a SPF 100, you're actually only putting on SPF equivalent of 3. More importantly, there is significant concern that children and parents are inhaling the particulates. If you look at the ingredients in aerosol sunscreens, you'll quickly determine why you probably don't want to breathe it.
Good Planet ships via Canada Post Expedited Parcel, which includes tracking and insurance and takes 1-6 business days depending on the destination. We reserve the right to consider other courier options, depending on labour strikes, or other potential factors. Local deliveries in the Greater Victoria Area may be dispatched via GeaZone Eco Courier.
- Within Canada, we charge a flat rate of just $10
Orders within Canada over $99.00 (pre-tax) receive free shipping!
- To the continental USA, we charge a flat rate of just $20
Orders to the USA over $199.00 receive free shipping!
For international shipping rates:
Please contact us, indicating the item(s) you are interested in purchasing. We will provide you with a quote for shipping via a reputable carrier.
- Within Canada, we charge a flat rate of just $10
The Good Planet Company considers customer satisfaction as a cornerstone of our business. We endeavour to ensure each and every customer is satisfied with their purchase, and their experience with our staff and store. With that in mind, we do our very best to provide you with prompt, dedicated service and curate a variety of personally sourced and tested products. Due to limited inventory space, there may be occasions when we will have to re-order certain out-of-stock items. We will keep you informed of shipping dates and any back-orders as best as we can by contacting you via e-mail or telephone. While we are able to estimate timelines, we do not control the lead times of our suppliers, and thus, have no direct control over when items not in our store at the time of purchase may arrive.
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