Top 5 Reasons Pediatricians #TrustBlueLizard

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1. Skin-Friendly

Keeping baby skin healthy takes a lot of attention. Not all products are made to take care of their delicate skin, and starting at six months, they need a sun care routine to keep them safe. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen for Baby is gentle on their skin while still keeping them protected from the sun. What’s even better: our Baby and Kids sunscreens have NO skin-irritating parabens or fragrances!


2. Broad Spectrum Protection

Sunlight isn’t just sunlight. Dermatologists and pediatricians will tell you about the UV light spectrum, which includes UVA and UVB rays, and how these rays can harm young skin. Not all sunscreens protect their skin from both types of rays, which could increase their risk for skin cancer. However, our Baby and Kids provide broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays.


3. Zinc Oxide 💙

Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using Zinc Oxide? It’s one of the best active ingredients in sun care because it offers great protection and it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.


4. SPF 30+

SPF 30+ is a sweet spot for sun care that protects kids from 97 percent of the sun’s burning rays. Some other high SPF sunscreens have to add extra sunscreen ingredients, which could increase the chances of causing an allergic reaction.


5. Water Resistance

Sunscreen can only work when it’s on the skin, and a lot of kids’ summer fun involves water. Thankfully, our Kids sunscreen is water resistant for 80 minutes and our Baby sunscreen is 40 minutes water resistant!


Sunscreen Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

To help you pick the safest and most effective sunscreen, the American Academy of Pediatrics has these sunscreen guidelines to look out for: [1] [2]

1. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15.

2. Use a Zinc Oxide sunscreen on sensitive areas of exposed skin, like the nose, cheeks, ears and shoulders.

3. Avoid sunscreens made with oxybenzone.

4. Look for a water-resistant sunscreen, always apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and remember to reapply to dry skin after swimming, sweating or towel drying.


[1] American Academy of Pediatrics, "Sun Safety and Protection Tips," 13 03 2018. [Online]. Available:

[2] American Academy of Pediatrics, "Sun Safety: Information for Parents About Sunburn & Sunscreen," 01 04 2014. [Online]. Available: