- Don’t throw out a completely good brush when your sunscreen powder is empty.
- Toss your refill pouch in the recycling after you refill your brush.
- The empty pouch goes into your co-mingled recycling bin.
- The recycled LDPE outer package is curbside recyclable and printed with water soluble inks
- Packaging is lighter, reducing carbon footprint.
- Our new recyclable refills will eliminate thousands of pounds of single-use plastic annually.
- More efficient sourcing and shipping, and lighter packaging equates to reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Titanium Dioxide (8%) and Zinc Oxide (14%)
Bisabolol, Boron Nitride, Capryhydroxamic Acid, Chamomile Flower Extract, Ethyl Ferulate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Mica, Rice Lipids, Rice Starch, Safflower Seed Oil, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
- Lay a piece of paper or a paper towel under your brush and refill to catch any spills
- Cut along dotted line, or slightly below
- Round out hole with tip of scissors
- Pour into refill container
- Tap the top of the packet as powder is flowing to keep it moving
- If you used paper under your brush, funnel any spills into the refill cartridge
- This new packet includes more powder, in case you spill when you refill
What makes BOB Kids a Mineral Sunscreen?
As a mineral sunscreen, BOB Kids does not contain harmful chemical ingredients, but contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are well-known, naturally occurring minerals. Both minerals offer broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreening action when used as directed, and provide some of the safest sun protection available. Unlike chemical sunscreens which work by being absorbed into the skin, BOB Kids features natural minerals which sit on top of your skin and reflect the sun’s rays away from your body. Since it is not absorbed into the skin, BOB Kids is less likely to irritate the skin, making it ideal for children.
Can all Kids wear BOB Kids?
BOB Kids can safely be applied to children 6 months of age and older. As a matter of fact, many parents have found that BOB Kids is easier to use on kids than many leading lotions, sprays or sticks. For children under 6 months, please check with your doctor.
Can my child apply BOB Kids themselves?
BRUSH ON BLOCK® recommends that adults apply sunscreen to children under 6 years of age. Adult supervision is recommended for children over 6 years of age until child has learned to apply their own sunscreen, including covering all areas of exposed skin, and to apply a generous amount.
Will my child look like they are wearing makeup?
No. BOB Kids was formulated to go on translucent on most skin tones, from very light to very dark.
What are the benefits of the botanical ingredients in BOB Kids?
Green Tea Leaf Extract is a natural antioxidant while Safflower Seed Oil is an emollient that moisturizes and protects the skin. Both Chamomile Extract and Honeysuckle help prevent skin inflammation and irritation. Together these botanicals work to enrich, soothe and replenish your exposed skin.
Has BOB Kids been tested on animals?Brush On Block® is a cruelty-free company. We do not test any of our products on animals.
Is BOB Kids suitable for vegans?
BOB Kids is vegan-friendly. Our brush is made of synthetic hairs and the mineral powder contains no animal by-products. BOB Kids is both water and sweat resistant and retains SPF 30 protection after 80 minutes of water activity or sweating. But if your child uses a towel, you should reapply right away.
How often do I need to reapply BOB Kids?
Brush On Block® should be reapplied after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, or at least every 2 hours.
Will BOB Kids irritate my skin like sunscreen lotions do?
Since BOB Kids is not absorbed into the skin and sits on top of the skin surface, it is less likely to cause skin irritation. It is ideal for a child’s delicate skin.
Can I use BOB Kids on my child’s body?
While BOB Kids was designed to provide quick and easy sun protection for the face, neck, arms and hands, it can be used on all body parts that are exposed to the sun or that require fast and easy sun protection.
Is it safe around my eyes?
While BOB Kids should not be placed in the eyes, there is little risk of the product running or dripping into the eye area. To apply to smaller areas around the eyes and nose, slide the plastic brush sleeve halfway up for more precise application. BOB Kids can be lightly dusted around the eye area and over closed lids.
Does BOB Kids contain:
Oxybenzone – No
Octinoxate – No
Nano-particles – No
Parabens – No
PABA – No
Phthlates – No
Gluten – No
Homosalate – No
Avobenzone – No
Animal By-products – No
Titanium Dioxide – Yes
Zinc Oxide – Yes
Octocrylene – No
Where is your product made?
Our sunscreen powder is manufactured in an FDA-inspected facility in the US. Our brushes are manufactured by a 4th generation family-owned business in China. Andrea Wetsel, Brush On Block® founder and CEO has visited both facilities many times and is confident that they are both following all Good Manufacturing Processes and are not only compliant with all laws, but meet our high standards for cleanliness, fairness and equitable employment treatment.
Why doesn’t my sunscreen have an expiration date?
Every sunscreen formula undergoes ongoing stability testing so that consumers know at what point the product begins to become less effective. After three years of stability testing with no drop in efficacy, the FDA allows formulas to remove the expiration date from the products. Brush On Block has reached that standard on many of our products, and so they are not required to carry an expiration date. The FDA advises that you use up any sunscreen without an expiration date within 3 years from opening it, but since you should wear your Brush On Block every day, that won’t be an issue!
Is it ok to use BOB Kids in areas that have banned some sunscreens?
Yes! BOB Kids contains none of the sunscreen ingredients that have been banned to protect ocean life. Additionally, we have no nano-sized particles, and are water-resistant for 80 minutes.
What rays does BOB Kids protect my child from?
BOB Kids provides broad spectrum protection, meaning it protects the skin from both UVA (that cause photo-aging) and UVB (the ones that burn) rays. Additionally, it protects from damage from Blue Light (HEV Light--High Energy Visible Light, which comes both from screens and from the sun) and IR-A (Infrared-A).
Is BOB Kids refillable?
To avoid accidental spills by children, BOB Kids is not refillable.
Can I wash my brush?
We recommend that you clean, but do not wash your brush with water (as water may drip down the spout and clog the brush). To clean your brush, make sure it is in the “closed” position. Run the bristles over a paper towel sprayed with a brush cleaner, a damp microfiber cloth or even a baby-wipe. Then allow the bristles to fully dry with the cap off.
While we wish we had a really fun answer for this, BOB is simply short for Brush On Block®!
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BRUSH ON BLOCK® Translucent Brush on Sunscreen + Eco-Friendly Refill SPF 30
Be prepared for any weather or activity with a Brush On Block Translucent Sunscreen plus one of our new eco-friendly refills! Use the powder in your brush (about 2 1/2 months worth with daily use), then pour the handy refill into the powder cartridge. This handy little pouch pours into the cartridge on your original brush, meaning one less piece of single-use plastic in a landfill. Even better, you can add the empty packet to your co-mingled recycling.
Brush 3.4 g/.12 oz,
Refill 4 g/.14 ozBrush 3.4 G/.12 Oz, Refill 4 G/.14 Oz