General

Where can I find Blue Lizard®?

You can purchase Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen right here on our website! Before you make a purchase, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages as we often run promotions from there.

You can also sign up to receive email news, updates and specials from Blue Lizard®.

For a list of our retail locations*, have a look at our Store Locator. Make sure to call beforehand to ensure it is in stock.

*Please note that many independent locations stock our products via a wholesaler and without our knowledge, so it is possible you will find our products in stores not listed above.

We are also available through almost every pharmacy in the country. Simply ask your pharmacist to order it and they should have it in the store within a couple of days!

Is Blue Lizard® a broad spectrum sunblock?

 Yes, all Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen products provide broad spectrum coverage for both UVA and UVB protection.  It's a sunscreen's active ingredients that determine how effective they protect across both UVA and UVB spectrum. 

What is the difference between the various formulas?

 All Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen formulas have an SPF of 30+ and contain at least 6% Zinc Oxide.

  • Blue Lizard® Baby and Sensitive contain only mineral/physical active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These are also paraben-free and fragrance-free.
  • Blue Lizard® Regular and Sport contain a combination of active protectants; chemical absorbers and physical blockers. Plus, these formulations provide water-resistant protection for 80 minutes based on the FDA testing method.
  • Blue Lizard® Face is a gel formulation that contains antioxidant ingredients: green tea, caffeine and vitamin E. This formula is paraben-free and fragrance-free.

Is Blue Lizard® waterproof? How about water-resistant?

No sunscreen is “waterproof,” "sweatproof" or provides “all-day protection.” These claims are forbidden by FDA regulations.

Blue Lizard® Regular and Sport provide 80 minutes of water-resistant protection based on the FDA testing method. This is the maximum allowed claim by the FDA. Blue Lizard® Regular/Sport has also been found to meet the more rigorous Australian test method for water resistance at 240 minutes. Blue Lizard® Baby, Sensitive and Face do not claim water-resistant protection.

Does the bottle actually change colors?

You bet!  All of our products come in our patented Smart Bottles™ that change color when exposed to UV light. Blue Lizard® Regular, Sport, Sensitive and Face turn blue and Blue Lizard® Baby packaging turns pink.

Wait, so does the sunscreen change color?

No, only the packaging.

Is Blue Lizard® tested on animals and do they contain any animal by-products?

Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen is not tested on animals. Most Blue Lizard® ingredients are synthetic or plant derived. We are not aware of any ingredient supplier testing on animals either.

Do Blue Lizard® products or containers have Phthalates or BPA in them?

No, none of our Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen formulas, containers (HDPE) or closures (polypropylene) contain Phthalates or BPA.

Is Blue Lizard® an oil/water emulsion?

Regular, Sport, Baby and Sensitive are oil/water emulsions. Face is a gel formulation.

Is Blue Lizard® non-comedogenic?

Blue Lizard® Face is non-comedogenic. The other formulations have not been tested to determine if they are non-comedogenic.

Is Blue Lizard® safe to use on infants? How old should a child be?

Parents should consult with their pediatrician before using any sunscreen on a child younger than 6 months. For children older than 6 months, we recommend our Blue Lizard® Baby or Sensitive products to minimize risk of skin sensitivity.

Can Blue Lizard® be used under make-up/moisturizer?

Yes, Blue Lizard® should be applied, rubbed in and allowed to dry prior to applying additional moisturizers and/or make-up in order to ensure sunscreen protection.

How should Blue Lizard® be applied?

Blue Lizard® should be applied to dry skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and/or water activities and reapplied at least every two hours to ensure SPF protection is maintained.

Why does the Blue Lizard® bottle (3 oz. cap) change color?

Crown Laboratories has incorporated a dye in the plastic that is sensitive to UV. This is to serve as an indicator of the presence of UV rays and a reminder to wear sunscreen.

Ingredient Information

What ingredients protect skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays?

The Skin Cancer Foundation cites the FDA’s approved list of active sunscreen ingredients, which includes Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide and others.

Does Blue Lizard® contain nanoparticles?

Nanoparticles are defined as being smaller than 100 nanometers. Zinc oxide in Blue Lizard is NOT a nanoparticle; Titanium Dioxide is classified as a nanoparticle.

Both are inert (non-reactive), coated and photostable. Studies have shown that neither are small enough to penetrate the skin barrier.

What type of Titanium Dioxide is used in Blue Lizard® Baby/Sensitive?

Our Titanium Dioxide is Rutile (not Anatase).

How much Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide is in Blue Lizard®?

Blue Lizard® Regular and Sport = NO Titanium Dioxide; 6% Zinc Oxide

Blue Lizard® Baby and Sensitive= 5% Titanium Dioxide; 10% Zinc Oxide

Blue Lizard® Face = NO Titanium Dioxide; 8% Zinc Oxide

Does Blue Lizard® contain PABA?

No, all Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen products are PABA-free. Always check the label on your Blue Lizard® product as it will contain the most current ingredient information.

Is Blue Lizard® gluten-free?

Yes, all Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen formulations are gluten-free.  Additionally, there are no wheat proteins found in any of our products.

Does it contain cetyl alcohol?

No, Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen does not contain cetyl alcohol. Always check the label on your Blue Lizard® product as it will contain the most current ingredient information.

Does it have any nut oils in it?

No, there are no peanut products or by-products in any Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen products.

Does Blue Lizard® contain parabens?

Blue Lizard® Baby, Sensitive and Face are paraben-free. Blue Lizard® Regular and Sport contain parabens for the preservative system. Always check the label on your Blue Lizard product as it will contain the most current ingredient information.

Does Blue Lizard contain soy?

No, Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen does not contain soy. 

Sunscreen Facts & Guidelines

Who should wear sunscreen?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that is broad spectrum, with an SPF of 30+ and is water resistant.

What are the peak hours of the sun?

The peak hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While it’s important to wear sunscreen any time you are in the sun, it’s especially crucial during peak hours. 

How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreen lotions work by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV light. Sunscreen ingredients are either physical protectants (reflecting, scattering) or chemical protectants (absorbing) in nature. Many products contain a combination of ingredients. Regardless of the combination of ingredients, it is important to select a product that is labeled “Broad Spectrum."

What does SPF stand for?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of UVB protection offered by a product. The number indicates how much longer you can be exposed to the sun while wearing sunscreen before you begin to burn as opposed to how long it would take you to burn without sunscreen.

Is a higher SPF always better?

Not necessarily. The FDA does not have adequate data demonstrating that products with SPF values higher than 50 provide additional protection compared to products with SPF values of 15-50. Most dermatologists recommend that everyone use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and use an adequate amount to cover your skin.

What is UVA protection?

UVA is strongly associated with wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer including the most deadly form, Melanoma. 

What is UVB protection?

UVB is mostly associated with sunburns and can also play a role in the development of skin cancers and the aging of the skin.

What does broad spectrum mean?

Broad spectrum means the sunscreen protects against both UVB and UVA rays and helps prevent skin cancer and sunburn.

How do the FDA sunscreen guidelines affect my sunscreen?

Current FDA guidelines for sunscreen require product labels now provide more information to indicate whether it is broad spectrum, what the SPF is and if it is water resistant up to 40 or 80 minutes (products can no longer claim to be “waterproof” or “sweatproof”).

In addition to wearing sunscreen, what other measures can be taken for sun safety?

Practice a combination of sun-safe measures to ensure optimum protection, such as limiting time in the sun especially between the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and wearing sun protective clothing such as a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

I have dark skin. Do I still need sunscreen?

Yes, dark skin is still at risk for sun damage, including melanoma. Physical sunscreens can be challenging for darker-skinned people, though, because the minerals can look white-ish or gray. You may want to stick with chemical ones, which absorb into the skin, such as Blue Lizard® Regular or Sport.

What is photosensitivity?

Photosensitivity is the term used to describe sensitivity to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight and other light sources, such as indoor fluorescent light. Photosensitivity can cause rashes, fever, fatigue, joint pain, and other symptoms in people with both cutaneous and systemic lupus. UV rays are especially intense between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at higher altitudes, and in or around the snow and the water. Excess exposure to UV rays is a common trigger for increased disease activity (flare) of both cutaneous lupus and systemic lupus.

How do you correctly apply sunscreen?

Most adults need 1 oz. of sunscreen to cover their body. One ounce is the size of a shot glass. Apply to entire body, thoroughly rubbing it in, 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun and make sure you don’t forget your ears, face and tops of your feet.  Reapply every two hours or sooner if in and out of water or excessive sweating occurs. Make sure to cover all exposed areas including your scalp and ears.

Distribution information

My business would like to sell and/or give away sunscreen to employees. Do you have any deals for corporate accounts?

Yes! For information about opening a Corporate Account, please contact us.

Troubleshooting

My Blue Lizard® bottle is Yellowing. Does this mean the sunscreen is bad?

This is an aesthetic issue that does not affect the quality or stability of Blue Lizard®.

What causes product separation?

Blue Lizard® Regular, Sport, Baby and Sensitive are oil and water emulsions that will separate over time. Certain conditions accelerate this separation such as storage in an uncontrolled environment where significant temperature fluctuations occur (such as a garage) or exposure to extreme heat (such as a car).

What can I do about product separation?

Vigorous shaking should reform the emulsion and have no negative impact on the product quality. Do not pour off or only use the “liquid” portion, as this may have an impact on product quality. The type of mixing/shaking required can be compared to Italian salad dressing or any other oil/water dressing.

Gift Card FAQs

What kinds of gift card does Blue Lizard® offer?

We offer both virtual (electronic) gift cards and physical (plastic) gift cards.

What is a Blue Lizard® eGift Card?

Blue Lizard® eGift Cards are virtual (electronic) gift cards that can be purchased in $10, $25, $50, or $100 values. Anyone may purchase a Blue Lizard® eGift Card (here). The eGift Card can then be redeemed on future purchases of Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen from www.bluelizard.net.

Why do I need to activate physical (plastic) Gift Cards?

Activating physical cards is a safety step that protects your money. Activation is your proof of purchase and your gift card's electronic backup copy. Card activation securely links the card number on the back of your plastic gift card to your email address. If you lose your plastic gift card, we can look up the information online.

What dollar amounts are offered for gift cards?

Blue Lizard® Fundraising Gift Cards come in $20 values. Blue Lizard® eGift Cards come in $10, $25, $50, and $100 values.

Do gift cards expire?

No. Neither virtual nor physical gift cards expire. From time to time, we may issue or award “rewards”, "promotional gift cards", "credits", "vouchers”, or similar physical or virtual cards. Generally, these promotional cards have the same terms and conditions as any other gift card, however, they may have expiration dates (which will be clearly indicated and printed on the card), delayed activation dates or may be subject to additional restrictions or exemptions as stated on the promotion cards themselves or any packaging or other written materials that accompany the promotional cards.

Can I redeem my gift card for cash?

No, gift cards are not redeemable for cash except as required by law.

Can I redeem my card online?

Yes! Blue Lizard® physical (plastic) and virtual (electronic) gift cards, are intended for online purchases. Currently, these gift cards are only redeemable for purchase of Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen products from www.bluelizard.net.

Can gift cards be reloaded?

No. Both virtual and physical gift cards come with a preloaded credit, good for purchases made on www.bluelizard.net and cannot be reloaded.

Can I check the balance on my gift card?

Yes, once you activate your card, the balance may be obtained by contacting our Customer Loyalty Team. They will ask you for your email address and card number.

What if I don’t know my gift card number?

Your gift card number was mailed to you when you activated your gift card. Simply find this email to obtain your gift card number. If we are not in your address contacts, this mail might be in your spam folder.

Are fundraising gift cards available in email (virtual) gift cards?

Yes. Even though you bought a physical (plastic) Fundraising Gift Card, you will also receive an electronic copy of your Fundraising Gift Card once you activate the gift card. When you are ready to purchase some Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen from our website, you can use either your plastic card or redeem the gift card from the email we sent you.

Is there an additional cost when ordering gift cards?

No. There is no additional cost for gift cards regardless if you place your order online or by mailing in a form, and there are no activation, service or inactivity fees.

Are there any associated fees?

No. None of our Blue Lizard® gift cards assess a service fee for use or for inactivity (sometimes referred to as “dormancy”). Also, there are no activation fees when activating the gift card or when the Cardholder uses their card.

If my gift card is lost or stolen, can it be replaced?

Physical (plastic) gift cards cannot be replaced if lost or stolen so treat your gift card like cash. The good news is that we sent you an email when you activated your card. Remember to keep a copy of your activation email safely stored. This email is just as good as the real card and is all you need to redeem the gift card for purchase.

If a gift card is lost or stolen, before it was activated, can it be replaced?

No. If you lose your physical gift card before it has been activated there is no way to know the actual card number or to verify proof of purchase (activation is "proof of purchase").

Where can I find the full terms and conditions for my gift card?

Full terms and conditions are available below (keep scrolling...), or here.

Terms

Gift card(s) terms and conditions are available here.

I have a question or complaint about a Blue Lizard® product that has not been addressed in the FAQs, who should I contact?

Kindly contact us. A representative will get in touch with you to learn more.

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