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Yes, all of our products were made for all skin types including oily, dry and combination skin.
Nope. None of our Skin Care products contain synthetic fragrances.
The only products that contain natural fragrance are our Daily Cleanser, Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30, Daily Sunscreen Face Mist SPF 30, and our Restoring Face Mask
All of our Skin Care products were tested for Non-Comedogenic and Non-Acnegenic and are considered break-out free.
Yep! All of our Skin Care products were tested for and considered Non-Comedogenic.
All of our Skin Care products went through Non-Comedogenic and Non Acnegenic testing and are considered break-out free.

If you are concerned about how your skin might react, we recommend patch testing a small amount of product on the side of your neck or on the inside of your arm to see how your skin reacts to the product before applying it to your face.
Yes, all of our Skin Care products were made with all skin tones in mind.
You can add in other products to your daily skin regimen, but these are our recommended go-to’s for a simple and effective routine, day and night:

Daytime Skin Care Routine:
1. Daily Cleanser
2. Hydrating Serum
3. Hydrating Eye Cream
4. Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 or Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30

Nighttime Skin Care Routine:
1. Daily Cleanser
2. Hydrating Serum
3. Hydrating Eye Cream
4. Restoring Night Cream
Yes, all products are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, however, we always recommend speaking to your doctor before trying new products.
Yes, our Daily Cleanser is made without:
Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oil, and Synthetic Fragrance
No, they shouldn’t. Silicones are considered Non-Comedogenic and Non-Acnegenic.
It was tested for ocular irritation potential and was considered non-irritating.
Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97% of the sun's UVB rays. While a higher SPF can block slightly more of the sun's UVB rays, no sunscreen can block 100 percent of the sun's UVB rays. Reapplication throughout the day is recommended. Reapply every 80 minutes of swimming or sweating and immediately after towel drying.
Yes, 100% of users who tested our Cleanser said that it gently, yet effectively cleansed their skin of makeup and daily build-up, and left it feeling soft and hydrated.
Yes, absolutely! For darker skin tones we recommend the Daily Moisturizer SPF since it absorbs really well into the skin, with little residue.
Yes, all of our products are pH balanced/stable.
Yes! We recommend applying our Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer or Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer from your hairline all the way down to your neck and chest.
Our Eye Cream was tested for ocular irritation and found to be non-irritating. As always, if irritation occurs rinse eyes thoroughly and consult a physician.
We recommend using the Face Mask at least once a week, but it can be used as often as you want! Made to improve the look of dry, tired skin.
Since our skin is more delicate under the eyes we recommend avoiding that area unless you are gently applying our Eye Cream.
Our Daily Face Mist is lightweight and hydrating sunscreen that was designed to absorb easily into your skin.
Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol which means it’s actually a hydrating alcohol, not the drying type.
Yes! We ethically and responsibly source our ingredients, suppliers and manufacturing partners worldwide.
The tint is to help balance out any white cast typically seen with mineral sunscreens. This tint should work with all skin tones, including darker tones.
With some of our products, you’ll need to ‘prime’ the pump.


Step 1: Turn bottle upside down (with cap on) and tap the bottom firmly with your palm 3- 5 times

Step 2: Remove cap and pump until product starts dispensing into your hand (might take a few pumps)

Step 3: If nothing comes out, repeat steps 1 & 2. Totally normal for it to take a couple times to get it goin'

Apparently back in the day people used seashells to pay for stuff. Now, little plastic cards rule the world. We’ve come a long way. 

We accept credit card payment through Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.

20 minutes of daily sunlight (without sunscreen) gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin D, which is essential for good health.

Our sunscreens all have a shelf life of 3 years. To get an idea of when a product was made, check out the bottom, it will either have an expiration date or a lot number. If it has a lot number the first two digits represent the year the product was filled.

What works for us is simply rinsing with any tomato juice (we use V8) after leaving the pool. Leave in for a couple minutes and then rinse. The red neutralizes the green.

Hmmm…that’s an interesting question. Our prices seem super reasonable and competitive to us probably because we make our products for our own kids, and when it comes to our buttery little precious unicorn grom wonders, well, we just gotta splurge a little, sorry.

For children under 6 months old your best bet is to keep them out of the sun, cover them with clothes, a hat, and/or an umbrella. If you must use sunscreen, first consult your pediatrician. For children over 6 months old we recommend a mineral based sunscreen like our new Baby Bum ® line. It use a natural zinc oxide base to offer the same broad spectrum protection and water resistance rating (80 minutes) as our Original and Signature lines. It’s the best option for toddlers, kids and those with sensitive skin.

We chose NOT to use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Instead we use Sodium Coco Sulfate that is derived from nature (coconuts) and is very mild, non-irratating, non-toxic and not harmful to the environment.

Many products these days tout “sulfate-free” formulas leading consumers to believe sulfates are bad. But sulfates encompass a wide range of very different chemicals with very different chemical properties. For example, iron sulfate is a common form of iron used in supplements for people and soil for plants. Magnesium sulfate (aka “Epsom salts”) are used in therapeutic baths. And there are even organisms found near deep-sea thermal vents that use naturally occurring sulfates for energy in place of sunlight. Clearly, not all sulfates are bad.

Typically, the sulfates people should be concerned about in everyday products are the aforementioned sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). SLS was the star surfactant used in care products for many years, but it irritated people’s skin (among other things), so companies looked for ways to make it gentler. They found that by putting SLS through a process called ethoxylation, they could create the milder surfactant SLES. This success was short-lived, though, as they quickly learned that ethoxylation left behind two toxic, carcinogenic chemicals, ethylene oxide and 1, 4-dioxane.

Thus was born the market for “SLS-free” and “SLES-free” products, which somehow evolved into the marketing claim “sulfate-free.” Anyway, long story short — sodium coco sulfate (SCS) is NOT the same as SLS or SLES. It’s milder, safer, doesn’t have any toxic contaminants, and is made from coconut oil and not petroleum.

Trust The Bum®.

Absolutely! Our Sun Bum Hair Lightener really brightens things up by giving us a beautiful sun-streaked, beach hair look using some of our favorite natural ingredients. Our hair lightener is formulated with ingredients that help amply the natural highlighting effect of the sun including:

  • Meyer Lemon
  • Costa Rican Pineapple
  • Topped off with a lil’ kick of hydrogen peroxide for faster guaranteed results

We’ve seen the best color results on our friends with lighter brown to blonde hair tones. But wondering what happens if you put it in brown hair? For dark brown hair, it will give you warmer hues…think amber, gold, and honey.  If you do decide to try it on dark hair, don’t get greedy, test it out first with 1-2 sprays and comb through before going in the sun. Just remember all results are permanent. 

Whether you are going for an all over light a bright look or some sun-kissed highlights, use these steps for the best results:

  1. Wash hair using shampoo and conditioner
  2. On desired area, spray dry or damp hair 
  3. Step into some sunshine
  4. Avoid breakage and over-drying by limiting use to no more than once between hair washes

Complete your new beach vibes by using our beachy hair styling products. Make the look last long by keeping your hair nourished with hydrating hair oils.


 Shop Hair Lightener here. 


Hair Lightener

If a hat isn’t an option, use an oil like our Coconut Argan Oil . Think of making your hair shine, like a mirror that reflects the sun. If your hair is matte it will absorb the sun and fade, if it’s got a shine to it, the sun will bounce off it and not get into your strands.

We always put oil on before we hit the sun, our formula contains Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil.

Think about it, Sunflowers are bright yellow and stay in the sun all day, every day and never fade… it’s the oil. You’re welcome.

Sun Bum ® Original and Signature sun care products are made, tested, and filled in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida.

Baby Bum is made in both USA and Australia.

We usually just let our hair air dry but if we’re in a hurry, to avoid frizz, we DON’T use a towel, we use a chamois first and then a cotton t-shirt.

Mineral Sunscreens: Unlike organic sunscreens, micronized mineral sunscreens are insoluble, protect against the entire spectrum of UVA/UVB radiation and will not break down over time. This makes them the sunscreen of choice for endurance athletes and anyone who spends extended periods of time outdoors without the opportunity to reapply.

Organic Sunscreens: Organic sunscreens are soluble and therefore more resistant to wiping, sweating and abrasion. Each sunscreen targets specific wavelengths of the UV spectrum (UVA or UVB). This makes them ideal for strategic use in sports specific products as a backup for Micronized Mineral sunscreens.

To protect the skin, sunscreens use UV filters that absorb radiation from the sun. When a sunscreen is exposed to this radiation, it can alter the chemical structure of the UV filters, thus degrading their protective capabilities. A “photostable” sunscreen is able to withstand the effects of UV exposure better, so it keeps its level of protection.

Sun Bum is cruelty-free. Our products are not tested on animals ever.

Most of our products are Vegan including our Original Sunscreen Lotions (SPF 15-50), Original Sunscreen Sprays, Mineral Sunscreen Collection, SPF Lip Balms, Cool Down lotions and sprays along with our extensive line of Baby Bum and Hair Care products.

Cocobalms, Tinted Lip Balms, Signature Lip Balm, Mineral Lip Balm and Baby Bum Diaper Rash Cream contain beeswax. We are currently working on a solution using synthetic beeswax. Our Blonde range of hair products uses natural Lehua Honey.

Sun Bum® Signature Line is fragrance free. Don’t worry though it still smells good, because it contains aloe and cocoa butter.

Baby Bum® has no synthetic fragrances. It does have a vanilla scent from the natural ingredient Vanillin, an extract of Vanilla.

The Original Line sunscreens and lotions do contain our signature banana fragrance.

You bet, believe it or not, taking you out for a surf is part of our job and is actually considered “customer service” here at Sun Bum, so the next time you’re in town come on by and we’ll paddle out.

Put our After Sun Lotion in the refrigerator and find a quiet place to enjoy it. You’re welcome.

We no longer use Parabens or Vitamin A in any of our products. Most of our products never have contained either of these ingredients including our Original Sunscreen Lotions, our Signature Line, and our Baby Bum line.

It’s rare but that orange-ish stain can happen when Avobenzone, an active ingredient in many sunscreen brands mixes with water that has a super high iron content, most likely the water you wash your clothes in. If sunscreen gets on your clothing before it dries, the iron in your water can cause oxidation, aka a rust stain.

You can avoid this stain and those caused by the oils and moisturizers in sunscreen by applying the product naked, which is always a good time, and allowing the lotion or spray to dry completely before putting your clothes on or by using an Avobenzone-free sunscreen, like our Signature line.

Our lotion and spray containers have been designed to keep the product in, and not spilling onto your belongings, however - our products - like all liquids - should be packed in a plastic bag that has a tight closure before putting them in your beach bag, suitcase, or purse. Sun Bum cannot be held responsible for damages to your belongings due to spills where the product was not properly packed.

To get sunscreen stains out there are lots of DIY suggestions online that can help. We’ve heard that it’s best to remove all excess with a spatula, blunt knife or spoon. If any liquid remains, blot it with a dry cloth. Sprinkle the stain with baking soda to absorb any excess oils and leave for 30 mins. Brush off any excess powder, then rub the stain with a color free dishwashing liquid and then wash according to care instructions on the garment. If the stain has not come out completely after a first wash - do not dry - repeat wash steps until the stain comes clean.

Yes, most towns accept spray cans as part of their collection program, if not, you can always take them to a local recycling center. Make sure the can is completely empty and detach the lid and recycle separately with your plastics. Thanks for the great question, and for helping us keep this place sweet for the next generation.