Product Review: Thinksport and Thinkbaby Sunscreen

Thinksport sunscreen

Thinksport sunscreen has become a favourite in our household. This all natural, mineral based sunscreen company has made waves in the consumer market since 2010 when it was top rated by the Environmental Working Group. It’s also the 1st sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements.

Thinksport SPF 50

When my husband was training for his Ironman race last year, I suggested he try Thinksport as an alternative to the chemical options. He definitely put this sunscreen to the test spending hours in the sun, water, and sweating like crazy.

Verdict: Magically it stood the test. It’s water and sweat resistant (didn’t run into his eyes!) and goes on fairly easily. I say “fairly” since it’s still quite thick and takes some time to rub in. It doesn’t leave an ‘icky’ feeling on your hands and isn’t overly greasy. The some-what thick consistency and slight white appearance after application is forgivable in my books since it’s for sporting endeavours and time spent in the water.

Thinkface Sunscreen

Thinksport Everyday Face SPF 30

I was excited to try Thinksport Everyday face sunscreen since I’m always on the lookout for new and affordable face sunscreens. I was disappointed to find that it contains a derivative of coconut oil (capric tryglyceries) which could be clogging for some skin. I’ve had some trouble with this ingredient in the past, but since my skin has been pretty trouble free (thanks to post-pregnancy hormones), I thought I’d give it a try.

Verdict: Greasier than I hoped. The tint is a bit too dark despite its claim that it blends in with any skin tone (I’m quite fair with cool undertones). Smells great and rubs in fairly easily with no “icky” feeling on left on my hands. My skin did not breakout either! While I won’t be using Thinksport face sunscreen on a day to day basis under my makeup, I will use it for outdoor activities. Rather than using my beloved Consonant face sunscreen (which is $45 a pop for 50ml!), this is far more economical ($20 for 59ml) especially if I need to reapply it. It’s also water resistant (up to 80 minute) and has a higher zinc content (better for warding off UVA rays).

Thinkbaby Sunscreen

Thinkbaby SPF 50

Since the whole family seems to be using this sunscreen, I don’t want to leave baby Izzy out.

Verdict: As far as baby sunscreen goes, Thinkbaby is great! Just like the other versions, it smells nice (like vanilla and orange) and rubs in fairly easily with no ‘icky’ feeling (in other words, I don’t feel like I have to run and wash my hands like I would with other brands). The texture is quite thick but rubs in easily … the hardest part is getting baby to sit still and not scream while I apply it!

Izzy also has sensitive skin and I made sure to do multiple spot tests (a little on his arm repeated for a few days, and on the side of his face). Thankfully, he’s tolerated it well! All in all I really like the ThinkBaby sunscreen. It works really well and I feel confident that I’m not applying harmful ingredients on his skin.

*Note: it’s not recommended to apply sunscreen on infants under the age of 6 months. Always spot test sunscreens to avoid allergic reactions. 

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