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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Babo Botanicals Super Shield Sport Stick SPF 50

I put my heart and soul into finding the best natural mineral sunscreen over the last 10 years. My family of 6 has personally tested over 100 reef-safe sunscreen options, putting two on our bodies every time we are in the sun.

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Our a/b tests have been stringent, and we really know what mineral sunscreens are effective, rub in well, and last a long time.

Of all those well over 100 choices, we only have about a dozen that we love and this brand is one of them.

If you’re looking for one of the best natural sunscreens, you’re in the right place!

As you’ll read in the full review below, this zinc oxide sunscreen covers all the bases and keeps your family safe from sunburn. It uses pristine ingredients to the highest standard, goes on smooth, and actually lasts.

If you’d like to see how it stacks up against other natural mineral sunscreen brands that use reef-safe zinc oxide, then head over to my ultimate guide to natural mineral sunscreens for the complete list of safe sunscreen reviews.

Babo Botanicals Super Shield Sport Stick SPF 50
  • Ease of Application
  • Clean Ingredients
  • Water Resistant
  • Effectiveness


babo sport stick spf 50 natural sunscreenSee here for more – Babo has other products that didn’t fare so well, but I’d put the SPF 50 stick rated pretty well. 🙂

Price Range: $$$$

EWG rating: 5 (but no individual ingredients are rated over a 2…???)

SPF: 50

Active ingredient(s): Non-nano Zinc Oxide 17.0%

Other ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl Olivate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol. Certified Organic Ingredients

Antioxidants added: avocado oil, cocoa seed butter, tocopherol

Where to purchase: Amazon {2 pack is a much better deal!}, Babo Botanicals site 

Ease of application: + goes on even clearer than most sticks, very easy to use

Scent: neutral, a bit of cocoa butter scent

Water Resistant? rated to 80 minutes

My experience: This stick was grabbed often and made me feel an affinity for the brand, even though their other products (cream, spray) aren’t perfect. Even their other stick wintered terribly, but this one has been a winner if you’re willing to shop specifics.

As sticks go, it’s average for efficacy. However, compared to a great cream (in this case Tropical Sands 30), it did allow a burn. One high-school-aged reviewer said it felt so weird to put on, like she was putting deodorant on her face. I’ll be glad my kids are just used to these when they’re in those tender teenage years! That teenager only applied sunscreen to her face, and her shoulders burned right up, FYI!

See for yourself in this video on Facebook demonstrating 8 of the sticks in this review!


  • Goes on clearer than most sticks
  • Easy for kids to apply by themselves


  • Average efficacy
  • EWG rating is 4

Wondering if this one is the very best natural sunscreen for your family?

I organized alllll the sunscreens we reviewed in each one’s recommendation category – one page, at-a-glance to find out what is safe to buy AND works! Print it or save to your phone for reference!

The guide also includes answers to questions people ask me all the time:

  • Which brand rubs in the clearest?
  • What’s the best for all day outdoor sports?
  • How do I save money on natural sunscreens?
  • What looks good on ladies’ faces?
  • Is there an option that is FAST to apply to wiggly kids?

I’ll send a copy to your email so you can see it right away and find it again later!

Have you tried this sunscreen? Was your experience similar to mine?

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