Update: This blog post was updated on November 3rd, 2018.
On Halloween, Bader posted a picture of their staff in Indigenous people’s costumes for Halloween. When their community reacted with confusion and disgust, Badger deleted the post without further comment. Rather than create a dialogue, or simply apologize, they chose to act as though it didn’t happen. To me, this isn’t ethical behaviour and I will no longer be supporting Badger. While you have every right to make the decision that’s best for you, as a content creator I feel I have the responsibility to disclose this information. I am looking at sunscreen alternatives, and will include a link here when I’ve found one I love!
I can't believe I've been using the Badger SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen Cream for over a year and haven't reviewed it, so today I wanted to take some time to share it with you!
This sunscreen is...
Water resistant (40 min)
98% Organic Ingredients
Non-nano, uncoated Zinc Oxide
Sunflower Seed Oil*
Sunflower Vitamin E
Seabuckthorn Fruit Extract*
Scent - There isn't really much of a scent, making this ideal for people who have sensitive skin and for fragrance-free areas.
Texture - This is one of the thicker Badger sunscreens, which I prefer because it's much more moisturizing than the lotions. This does go on white, but it sinks in pretty quickly as long as you don't use too much! I find it works really well under makeup because it's moisturizing enough that your skin is primed for concealer and foundation.
Efficacy - This works really well! I rarely apply throughout the day unless I'm actively sitting outside, but I haven't had a burn in the three years I've been using Badger!
Sustainability - I think Badger does a lot for sustainability - they use mostly organic ingredients, most of their ingredients are plant based, and they use biodegradable formulas. The only thing I'd possibly change is the plastic packaging, but that's kinda hard for sunscreen because you want it to be light and easy to carry, and not easy to break!
If you're interested in an on-the-go sunscreen, check out the Badger Sport Sunscreen Stick.