First Sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements
Top Rated by EWG with a "1" rating since 2010
Free of biologically harmful chemicals. No Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers.
Does not contain any known reef harmful chemicals. Mineral sunscreens are generally regarded as Reef Safe. Our formulation achieved the highest level of biodegradability (OECD 301B Testing)
SPF 50+ (Highest allowed by the proposed FDA 2012 Monograph)
Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection (Highest allowed by the proposed FDA 2012 Monograph)
Water resistance (80 minutes) (Highest allowed by the proposed FDA 2012 Monograph)
Non-nano zinc oxide - Average particle size >100micron
Non-aerosol formulation (High concern of both ineffectiveness and particulates being inhaled)
Paraben, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane free
Applies and absorbs easily. Non-oily feel.
Sunscreen produced in the USA
Does not have an obtrusive smell that many organic sunscreens have.
A member of the Safe Cosmetics Campaign Compact
Founding member Sun Safety Coalition
Gluten-free (third-party verified) and Vegan
No animal testing (Leaping Bunny member)
More awards than any other sun care line. Featured in: Tennis, Bicycling, Natural Child, Daily Candy (top pick), Men's Health (top pick), Competitor, Backpacker (Top Pick), Standard, People Magazine (Must haves), Pharmacy Times, Men's Journal (top pick), Chicago Tribune, The Bump (Top pick), Favored. by (Top Pick), Times Square, The Daily Green, YNN News, Denver News (Must haves), Triathlete, Cribsie and Red Hat Product Finalist. Eco-Excellence Finalist. Silver Award NAPPA, Baby Maternity Magazine (Top pick), Babble (Top 10 Best), Its a Belly (Seal of Excellence), Metro Moms (Hottest Product), Green Scene Mom (Winner) and a whole lot of blog reviews.
Packaging Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreen come in 3oz and 6oz tubes made of environmentally friendly packaging that does not contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates. The packaging and contents are environmentally safe. Each tube is marked with an expiration date. Note: The base formulations of our sunscreens are identical. We set out to make the most effective safe sunscreen possible. It didn't make sense to make one safe for babies, and a harmful version for adults. While this seems obvious, you should check out what the major brands are doing. Compare your sunscreen's "safe" ingredients to ours. The best way is to check out The Environmental Working Group's database Skin Deep: EWG.org/SkinDeep. The ratings for each ingredient are listed separately below. Our sun care products have been "1" rated since 2010! Ingredients Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano) Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), GLUCOSE & GLUCOSE OXIDASE AND LACTOPEROXIDASE (0), PAPAYA (0) Animal testing We do not test on animals. Ever. Period. And we will not work with any entity that does. Period. We fired our website host GoDaddy.com due to the CEO going Elephant hunting.
How do I use Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreen? Applying Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreen Children over the age of 6 months and anyone who will be exposed to sunlight should use sunscreen. Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens are perfect for daily use and for anyone spending time in the sun, including pregnant women, children over 6 months and for anyone with sensitive skin. Please note that use of sunscreen on children younger than 6 months of age requires a doctor's prescription. This is true for ALL brands. Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens are a physical sunscreen which means it works immediately upon application. It is not necessary to apply 30 minutes before you are exposed to sunlight as is the case with chemical sunscreens. Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens are classified as water resistant (80 minutes), which is the highest rating as proposed by the FDA's 2012 Monograph. It will maintain its SPF after 80 minutes of water immersion. The Environmental Working Group and the FDA recommend reapplying sunscreen every two hours. Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens are perfect for sensitive skin. We recommend testing on a small area of the body to ensure that you don't have any sensitivities.Sunscreens that claim to be hypo-allergenic are nothing more than marketing hype in our opinion. As the population's exposure to chemicals has risen, there has been a direct correlation to things that people become allergic to. Simply google environmental exposure and allergies to view some of this research. Tips for Application Thinkbaby and Thinksport formula applies easily and absorbs quickly. Be sure to apply all areas that will be exposed to sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp. Reapply every two hours or more as needed. While the sunscreen applies very easily, we recommend not spreading it too thin. Otherwise, you will decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen. Keep in mind that physical sunscreens work by reflecting sunlight.
Why 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 are the Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens different? At Thinkbaby and Thinksport, we are continually expanding our mission to provide safe products by identifying consumer product categories with known human health issues. Specifically, we target products that contain high levels of hormone disruptors and carcinogens. We then work with leading scientists worldwide to create safe alternatives. 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 a 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 nanoparticles 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 an 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.
Since our company's inception, we have been focused on being socially responsible. For us this means three things:
Create safe products
Have the least impact possible on the environment in the creation, packaging, usage, and disposal of product possible.
Connect to non-profit organizations engaged in activities that help the world become a safer, healthier place
Since 2007, we have provided products for various fundraisers for diabetes, child abuse, autism, and cancer organizations, and have provided direct aid to catastrophes such as the Texas fires and Haiti. In addition, we have been proud donors to Texas4000, Healthy Child Healthy World, Environmental Working Group, and St. Jude.
Our program evolved, and through a little bit of "thinking," Thinksocial was created. We came up with Thinksocial as a way to empower consumers to choose which non-profits they feel most connected to and want to monetarily support. We call it the democratization of social responsibility.
Returns We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you wish to return a purchase made on GOthinkbaby.com, please contact us at info@GOthinkbaby.com. To qualify for a refund, products must be new and unused. Products must be returned within 30 days of delivery date and proof of purchase or receipt is required (Only purchases made on GOthinkbaby.com may be returned. If purchased somewhere else, please contact the original retailer for their return policy). Once the return is received, a refund will be issued, minus shipping charges and a 20% restocking fee. For instructions on returning your purchase and obtaining a Return Authorization number, please email info@GOthinkbaby.com. Returns that do not accompany a Return Authorization number will not be processed. However, please note that all sales of thinkbaby and thinksport sunscreen and body care (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bubble bath) are final.
Warranty We will gladly replace parts or products that are defective due to defects in manufacturing and/or workmanship. Please email info@GOthinkbaby.com for instructions and to obtain a Replacement Authorization number. Replacement requests must be made within 14 days of delivery date and a receipt or proof of purchase is required to process the request. We cannot accept returns or requests for replacement part(s) without a Replacement Authorization number. Fulfillment mistakes that result in the shipment of incorrect product will gladly be corrected. Please email info@GOthinkbaby.com within 14 days of receiving product. We will provide return instructions with the Replacement Authorization number. Returns that are not sent to the address provided will not be processed. We cannot accept C.O.D.'s. The customer is responsible for shipping returns and we recommend that packages are insured, as we cannot process returns that are lost, stolen, or damaged during shipping. The returned merchandise will be assessed and if it is determined that there is a manufacturer’s defect, a replacement will be issued. If the returned item(s) do not contain a manufacturer’s flaw, a replacement will not be issued. Refunds/credits are not issued under any circumstance as containers designed for human consumption are non-returnable for hygienic reasons. Defective item(s) will be replaced and if the original part is not available or out of stock, the part(s) will be sent as soon as it/they become available or similar part(s) will be sent in substitution. There is no charge for replacement part(s). There is no charge to ship replacement part(s) to addresses within the United States. If you have any questions, please contact us at: info@GOthinkbaby.com.