Blue Lizard Sunscreen originated in Australia where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world. It is now manufactured in the United States, but continues to adhere to the most stringent Australian standards.
Photostable Broad Spectrum Protection
All of products offer broad photostable UVA/UVB protection, protecting from UV radiation between 280 - 400 nanometers.
Zinc Oxide is the very best ingredient for protecting throughout the UVA spectrum, and dermatologists recommend products with at least 5% Zinc Oxide. All of the products have at least 6% Z-Cote Zinc Oxide. Z-Cote is a patented process of micronizing and coating Zinc Oxide to allow for an optimal dispersion of the mineral for an even barrier against UV rays.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it is a measure of the effectiveness of a sunscreen against UVB rays. Every Blue Lizard formula is SPF 30+, offering more than 30 times your skin's natural protection against UVB rays. If you are applying correctly, SPF 30 is all you need, and SPF 30+ is as high as Australian Standards will allow a sunscreen to claim!
In the United States, the highest standards for water resistance are 80 minutes in still water. The Very Water Resistant Regular and Sport formulas meet the most stringent Australian Standards which are 240 minutes in whirlpool water, making them over three times as water resistant!
We have sunscreens for every type of person and skin. Whether you're a surfer or a skin cancer survivor, our array of formulas offer products that are chemical-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and propylene glycol-free.
Patented Smart Bottle™ Packaging
The patented Smart Bottle™ technology causes our bottles/lids to change color in the presence of dangerous UV rays. This serves as a friendly reminder to cover up and a great educational tool for teaching sun safety. Kids love it!