Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion Review

Summer is officially starting next week, and the sun is shining bright and beautiful here in Vancouver. We are so excited to spend lots of time outdoors, and we are looking forward to spending the summer in our gorgeous city, visiting our local beaches, outdoor pools, parks and playgrounds.

And while summer is my all time favourite season of the year, I am still extremely aware of the not so great effects of sun exposure on your skin and protecting my family from harmful UV rays is always on my mind.

Enter the new Banana Boat Simply Protect™ Kids Sunscreen Lotion.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion Review

We have been testing the new Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Kids Sunscreen Lotion for a few weeks, and we are loving it so far. The boys really dislike sunscreen sprays and prefer lotions, so this has been great for us. I like that it is super easy to rub in and it has a tear-free formula, great when dealing with impatient kids who move a lot while I am applying it.

The new Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Kids Sunscreen Lotion is made with 25% fewer ingredients, including no parabens, oxybenzone or added fragrances and oils and it provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion Review

Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion Review

We usually apply an even layer on the boy’s faces, their neck, ears, arms and legs, every morning after they come out of the shower and before going to school, they also re-apply at school before recess or when going outside mid-day.

So far their skin has been fully protected, and we haven’t experienced any sunburns or skin sensitivities. I like that the sunscreen lotion has a minimal-ingredient formula that’s mild and gentle enough for even the most delicate skin.

The Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Kids Sunscreen Lotion is available in SPF 50 and also available in spray SPF 50+.

Finally, the most important thing is to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful rays. Find a sun safety routine that works for you and your family – including shade, clothing, hats, sunglasses and a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides UVA and UVB protection with a high enough SPF.

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Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Banana Boat. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

10 responses to “Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion Review”

  1. Thanks for sharing 🙂 My husband did good and bought this kind a few days ago 🙂 gotta make sure the kiddos are protected from the sun even on cloudy days !

  2. Banana Boat is our go to brand for sunscreen my daughter prefers the lotions over the sprays too!

  3. It’s so important to make sure the kiddos and yourself are protected from the suns rays, so much damage can be done, maybe not now but later on down the road

  4. I love that the SPF is so High in this. I have very sensitive skin and adult sunscreens tend to make me break out. I’m wondering if I should try children’s sunscreen.

  5. Good reminders with this week’s weather especially! Sun safety is so important to protect them from burns and from skin cancer down the road.

  6. I love that it’s a tear-free formula with SPF 50. So important to protect skin from the suns harmful rays … Expecially this time of year.

  7. Banana Boat has always been our fave brand of sunscreen.

  8. It is so important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day! Many people forget that.

  9. For me ,protecting my kids from sun rays is so important that i always remind them twice to apply it before school breaks!

  10. Banana Boat has been our go-to this summer. We love the spray ones the most … it makes application so quick and easy!

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