Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive – with naturally sourced Zinc

product trial4.36 out of 5 – Kidspot mums were pleased with Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive.

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Have a safe and fun Summer with Banana Boat!

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive – with naturally sourced Zinc – helps protect your family from the harsh Kiwi sun so you can spend more time creating memories outdoors.

Made with naturally sourced zinc for sensitive skin, the NEW Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive provides SPF50+ protection for your family. The light texture is easy to apply,  designed for everyday use and is great for sensitive skin.

What else do you need to know?

  • Simply Protect Sensitive – suitable for sensitive skin
  • With Naturally Sourced Zinc – Zinc Oxide 25%
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made without Oxybenzone & Parabens
  • 2 Hour Water Resistant
  • SPF 50+
  • 100g net
  • Made in Australia
  • Available in Face and Body

IMPORTANT NOTE: Consult a Doctor for use on Babies under 6 months of Age.

Read the reviews!

We gave 30 members the chance to trial Banana Boat’s NEW Simply Protect Sensitive Sunscreen.

  • Each selected reviewer will receive 1 x Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive – with Naturally Sourced Zinc 100g (retail size)
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See photos from our reviewers below


  1. Mumof04 11/02/2020 at 5:11 pm

    We loved using this suncream.
    Zink ones work best for my son wi5h skin problems.
    When I first used it my boy commented it felt soft. It rubbed in well and was easy to use.
    I found it to be great protection from the sun – I also have a daughter who has very fair skin and I noticed when she used this suncream she wasn’t red at the end of the day.

  2. Vee 04/02/2020 at 2:12 pm

    Apologies for my late review. I’ve been using this all summer long! Thank you for the opportunity to trial as it worked so well on our skin. It was thicker maybe due to the zinc aspect but it was still easy to apply and absorbed easily too, no stickiness left. Our sensitive skin didn’t react sensitively to it at all and the SPF 50+ worked! I use it regularly on the kids and myself as daily protection from the sun. Thanks again!

  3. Shanee51 27/12/2019 at 10:57 pm

    Absolutely love this sun block! We have purchased more have been using everyday! With being fair skinned my little guy has been running outside just in a nappy and not even the slightest sun burn bloody amazing! Nice thick texture and easy to apply. Little guy likes to put it on himself and it’s great because it doesn’t come rushing out. Even our little white dog loves it on her nose (she is prone to getting a sunburnt nose) but not this summer. We will definitely continue to buy this sunblock

  4. Jassie 19/12/2019 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to review this product. The sunscreen feels quite thick when you first put it on but it actually does rub in well. The finish isn’t totally dry but it isn’t greasy either (except maybe on your hands.) It leaves the skin a bit whiter so you can easily see if you’ve missed a spot. We haven’t tried it in the water yet but can see it will last well. The tube is a handy size and fits easily into a pram pocket or handbag.

    • Teeksxo 01/01/2020 at 12:53 am

      Really enjoyed using this sunblock it’s small and handy instead of big and bulky , it’s easy to pop into a bag etc and it doesn’t take up heaps of room , I also found that it makes it easier for my son to put on himself instead of having to do it for him as I usually would because I don’t want him wasting heaps of it. He has sensitive skin and I found no problems with this at all whatsoever this particular sunblock overall is a lot easier and better to use compared to all the other ones I’ve tried out

  5. Kate Verry 13/12/2019 at 10:55 pm

    We have three kids with very different skin types! Our oldest (11) has allergies and gets eczema and so we are always looking for a friendly sunscreen for his skin 😊 all three of our kids have been using it daily and put it in themselves! It doesn’t leave your skin white, and the tube was
    really easy to use. Also small enough
    to take in my bag for top ups! Our kids
    swim almost every day and we’ve found the banana boat sunscreen to protect them in the water too. Very happy with this sunscreen and will be using it again 🥰

  6. Nicc 12/12/2019 at 2:52 pm

    Thankyou for the opportunity to trial the banana boat simply protect sensitive sunscreen. The sunscreen initially is quite thick but as you rub it in,it goes on nicely with great coverage. We could clearly see any bits that were were missed. I also liked that it is water resistant. As the kids were playing in the paddling pool you could see the water just rolling off. As a family that has members with sensitive skin prone to allergic reactions this was great. There older kids had no reaction at all. My 22 month old however got a slight rash on her face but her legs arms and body had no reaction. I would definitely use this

  7. amanda 11/12/2019 at 10:09 am

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to review. We were very impressed with this sunscreen. My youngest who has very sensitive and pale skin wore this sunscreen without coming out with dry patches. Our other sunscreen we have been using he complains it makes him itchy but the banana boat one does not. It also protected all 3 of my children well from sunburn. It is a little thicker than some sunscreens to apply but does rub in fairly easily. Overall we were very happy with this product and will be purchasing again. I would love it to come in a bigger pack size as we go through a lot of sunscreen and this small tube won’t last us long.

  8. Kmchardy 10/12/2019 at 9:56 pm

    It was great, my son has sensitive skin and it didn’t affect him. It was thick and easy to apply.

  9. Jassie 10/12/2019 at 2:10 pm

    I received an email to say I had been selected for the trial but the product never arrived 🙁 The reviews are positive so I look forward to being able to test it out on my daughter who has sensitive skin and sometimes gets excema.

  10. rubyblue 10/12/2019 at 10:29 am

    The zinc component makes it an interesting sunscreen to both apply, and have on your skin. It’s definitely a different feeling to traditional sunscreens. But it worked, we didn’t get burnt, and that’s good enough for me.

  11. FionaLiam 07/12/2019 at 2:09 pm

    Brilliant sunscreen! My son doesn’t particularly like sunscreens as they can be thick and sticky, but he LOVED this. Non greasy, lightweight, and great protection. Awesome to find a sunscreen he is happy wearing!! Thank you Banana Boat, you have saved our summer.

  12. tillyson 05/12/2019 at 12:22 pm

    My son and I both got to trial the banana boat sunscreen. We both have pale sensitive skin. At first i thought it was quite thick to apply but after a bit more rubbing it wasn’t too bad. We both didn’t get burnt but i followed the instructions and applied it on at 4 hour intervals. You actually have to use quite a bit according to the instructions so i am not sure how long a tube will last. Hopefully it comes in bigger tubes. We will definitely use the banana boat sunscreen again and i would recommend it to family and friends.

  13. rachlouise 04/12/2019 at 2:12 pm

    We absolutely loved trialing out the Banana Boat Simply Protect Sunscreen. Thank you for the opportunity. My daughter loved this sunscreen. She tends to have sensitive skin and this worked so well for her with no reactions! I love that it is SPF 50+, 2 hours water resistant and made with no hidden nasties. Absolutely perfect and she did not get burnt with it on at all which was fabulous. I really like how the sunscreen is non greasy and very lightweight, Its hard to find one these days that is not thick. Its also easy to rub in which is a bonus. Highly recommended!

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