Dr. Mariano Busso advocates protecting yourself from too much sun exposure. One of his top choices is Blue Lizard Sunscreen from Australia, which is available for purchase in our office.
Blue Lizard Sunscreen originated in Australia, where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world. Although Blue Lizard products are now manufactured in the United States, they continue to adhere to the most stringent Australian standards. Here are some reasons their products are recommended by dermatologists, pediatricians, and pharmacists nationwide:
- Photostable Broad Spectrum Protection
All of their 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 Blue LizarD products have at least 6% Z-Cote Zinc Oxide. Z-Cote is a patented process of micronizing and coating Zinc Oxide to allow optimal dispersion of the mineral, resulting in an even barrier against UV rays.
- SPF 30+
SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor,” 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 applied correctly, SPF 30 is all you need, and SPF 30+ is as high as Australian standards will allow a sunscreen to claim!
- Water Resistance
In the United States, the highest standards for water resistance are 80 minutes in still water. Blue Lizard Sunscreen is 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!
- Sensitive Ingredients
Blue Lizard has sunscreens for every type of person and skin. Whether you’re a surfer or a skin cancer survivor, their array of formulas offer products that are chemical-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and propylene glycol-free.
- Patented Smart Bottle™ Packaging
Patented Smart Bottle™ technology causes Blue Lizard Sunscreen 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!
- Strictly Sunscreen
Blue Lizard Sunscreen is dedicated to promoting healthy skin and reducing the incidence of skin cancer. They’re strictly a sunscreen company and always will be. You’ll never find products that encourage tanning!