Banana Boat Simply Protect Sunscreen

product trial4.88 out of 5 – Kidspot mums would purchase Banana Boat Simply Protect Sunscreen again and recommend it to their friends and family.

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Banana Boat® Simply Protect – the new SPF 50+ sunscreen with fewer ingredients for worry-free sun protection.

Want a sunscreen that offers trusted protection with less ingredients? Choose the New Banana Boat Simply Protect range. The formula has 25 % fewer ingredients*, is made without oxybenzone or parabens, and has no added oils or fragrances.

(*By number vs Banana Boat Sport Lotion SPF 50+).

Banana Boat Simply Protect provides sun protection that stays on through 7 conditions: sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and heat. Protect your family from harmful UVA and UVB rays for a worry-free day of fun in the sun with Banana Boat Simply Protect.

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Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen: The mild formula goes on quickly and easily so your kids can get straight to the fun.

We gave 30 members the chance to trial and review Banana Boat Simply Protect sunscreen. Read their reviews below.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • 1 x Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen SPF 50 +

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  1. ZoeA 23/11/2018 at 2:24 pm

    My 3 year old opened the package to reveal the banana boat spray and rub on lotion – she was so excited stating ‘what beautiful colours – are these mine’! She immediately opened the cap, squeezed the lotion and self applied – it rubbed in easy so I didn’t have to help. She loved the spray as did I as it took next to no time to spray and give a quick rub…she also had a spray. My 6 year old loves the spray as it again is such a quick application that he doesn’t have to wait so he just stands there now before heading outside with his legs and arms spread and says ‘spray me Mum!’ With 25% fewer ingredients it puts my mind at ease as I lather it on them and the added protection that it is protecting their precious skin of course. Thanks Banana boat – I highly recommend!

  2. vanessawhite 22/11/2018 at 7:19 pm

    So Mr 9 and Mr 11 trialled the banana boat sunscreens, the spray and the liquid, they found there wasn’t a strong smell, which was great, and the spray was white, so you could see where you sprayed, which was handy and it wasn’t greasy, Mr 11 took the spray sunscreen on camp with him and said it was real easy to use, easy to follow instructions on the back

  3. BJW 22/11/2018 at 7:17 pm

    I received the Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen SPF50+ lotion and spray about just over a week ago and have used it when two of the children played tennis which was really suitable as they were out in the sun for just over 2 hours. I put the lotion on their face and let them spray their arms and legs themselves which they found easy, quick which is exactly what children like. The week before we didn’t put suncream on as it wasn’t too sunny, but their arms got quite burnt. This time with the lotion and spray on them, there was no burnt skin at all which was great to see it worked.

    We climbed a peak last weekend nearby and the whole family used the sun lotion on the face for protection and we found that none of us had a red face from the sun burning down. I haven’t tried these for swimming as the weather has not been good enough, but will definitely be using these throughout our summer when it arrives.

    The lotion has an easy flip top which pours out really well, doesn’t have a smell and the fine spray is easy to use. The spray and suncream have bright colours on the outside which stand out. Love the idea they have no added oils or fragrances and it is SPF 50+ which is a must for children as they hate to stop playing to put more suncream on.

    I would definitely buy more of the suncream and spray and have already chatted to my friends and family about the Banana Boat product and will be buying this for my sister’s family to protect them as they do plenty of sports and also being out on a farm will need these products. Many thanks for letting our family do a review.

  4. Rachie 22/11/2018 at 11:26 am

    We received both the new Banana boat Simply Protect range sunscreen lotion and the spray as the product trial. We absolutely LOVED the spray, quick and easy to spray on the kids in the morning before the school and Kindy run. Thanks for letting us trial the sunscreen. We will definitely be buying more once we have run out.

  5. MeganD 22/11/2018 at 11:05 am

    we were lucky enough to be chosen to review this great sunscreen. It arrived last week and we tried it out on Friday for our after school play at the beach. The spray on is fantastic and will make it quick and easy in the mornings being able to spray the kids before school. The lotion was great as well, easy to spread and run into the skin. DS preferred the spray as it was quicker to apply and wants it for his school bag. Will definitely buy the product for summer, when it arrives again. If I didn’t try it last week, I would be waiting a while since the weather in Auckland has been wet since, can’t wait for the weather to improve so we can give the sunscreen another outing. Thanks for the opportunity to try and I would recommend it to other mums to use over summer.

  6. fishingmum 21/11/2018 at 9:43 pm

    LOVED IT – this is great – finally got enough sun to give it a really good trial. It doesn’t smell, it’s not sticky. The spray is easy to spray and you can tell where you have been. The dust doesn’t stick to the cream once its rubbed in. The little one doesn’t react to it with his skin. I usually use the Banana Boat Sport but will be changing to this one. Thanks for the trial.

  7. Lornamoa 21/11/2018 at 8:42 pm

    We trialled the kids sun cream and kids spray. Both were easy to apply. The cream rubbed in well, didn’t smell too strong or wasn’t greasy, it has been fine on my youngest who gets bad eczema. The spray is great, I use it when we are out to quickly do the kids arms and legs, it makes sunscreen application really fast and easy.

  8. juliereidnz 21/11/2018 at 7:38 pm

    My life has been transformed! No longer do I have to fight over putting sunscreen on the kids in the morning thanks to the banana boat spray sunscreen. It’s quick, easy and the kids love putting it on. It’s easy to see where you have sprayed and with a quick couple of rubs it’s absorbed into the skin. Both my kids have sensitive skin and it hasn’t caused any irritation.
    If I am wanting that extra peace of mind I use the banana boat sunscreen cream which also rubs in quickly and isn’t too thick. No intense smell and you don’t need lots for good coverage.
    I will definitely be buying more of this once we run out! Thanks for the opportunity to try this wonderful product ☺

  9. Annazteam 21/11/2018 at 6:47 pm

    The kids are loving using this sunscreen. It is keeping everyone safe in the hot sun, and the kids love that they can use the spray on one which is heaps easier and quicker. Spray, wipe and off you go. Well loved, and will be very well used here. Has a nice smell to it – some sunscreens too overpowering, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky. Great stuff.

  10. Ashleigh 21/11/2018 at 6:44 pm

    We are really loving both the spray and lotion, I spray all the kids every morning on our way out the door, so easy and fast with four kids to get to school/kindy on time! The bigger ones have small travel bottles I put some lotion in, in their school bags and they re apply at school, they’ve both said they like it and is easy to rub in! We haven’t had any staining in clothes/uniforms so that’s a bonus too. Also no rash on my one child that is allergic to a few!
    I’ve tried the lotion on myself and found it really easy to apply and not leave any residue or shine which I loved and not a strong sunblock smell! Overall banana boat we are so impressed with your sunscreens and look forward to continuing to use it this summer! Also a great affordable price at the supermarket

  11. EmJames 21/11/2018 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for the chance to trial the Banana Boat Simply Protect sunscreen. We received the lotion and the spray. I am familiar with the Banana Boat brand and I like the bright eye-catching packaging and the fact that it offers 50+ protection. With a wriggly 13 month old I chose to try the spray first. My daughter didn’t like the feeling of the spray going directly on to her skin so I sprayed a good amount into my hands and rubbed it on to her exposed skin before we went out walking. The texture is nice, non-greasy and the smell is pleasant for a sunscreen! I like the fact that the spray top has a lock on it so I can throw it into my bag or the bottom of the pram without worrying about leaks. A great product and will definitely continue using.

  12. Irene.mama 20/11/2018 at 2:35 am

    I received both the new Banana boat Simply Protect range sunscreen lotion and the spray as the product trial. I loved the spray because it was so convenient to use, when I’m in a hurry I just spray it on my kids and gently rub it and it is easy to rub evenly and non-sticky. Most of the time I use the spray on my kids when I drive to my parents home (it’s a 40 minute drive) because the sun is so strong even when we’re just in the car and it’s good to know they are UVA and UVB protected. I used the lotion on my toddler when she went out to play in the park, I’m surprised that the texture is also not greasy and the smell is not strong too. I like how this new version has 25% fewer ingredients and also it doesn’t have paraben and oxybenzone. And have always liked the Banana boat yellow logo, so eye catching and summer feel! Overall, this is a nice product and I feel safe to use it on my kids (8 months and 2 years old)!

  13. GONZZE 19/11/2018 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for giving us a chance to review the Banana Boat sunscreen we were given the Simply protect kids SPF 50 spray and lotion the spray was so much more easer to put on as you just had to spray it on no mess as I find the lotion is a lot more messy to use I loved how the sunscreen is 50+ and has 25% fewer ingredients I liked how both the lotion and the spray were not greasy and the smell was not to strong it was a bit of a pain that you have to wait 20 minutes before you start swimming for it to dry. The instruction’s on the bottle and spray are easy to follow and I liked how it gave you an idea how much you needed to use for the different ages

  14. Lesley Black 18/11/2018 at 11:43 am

    We received the spray and lotion Banana boat SPF 50 and so so far so good!
    We live on a rural property so my 2 boys spend a bit of time outside. My 3 year old has never been a big fan of having sunblock applied but the spray was a novelty and he thought it was fun, success! I felt confident applying it to my 8 month old knowing that it had less nasty ingredients added than other sunblocks.
    Neither was greasy and my hands were not left greasy after generously applying.
    I like that the packaging is very clear and informative.
    It is pleasant smelling and applies smoothly and evenly.
    After using this product over a long and hot Canterbury show weekend I would recommend this sunblock to other Mums and will be happy to continue using it on both my boys.
    Thank you for the opportunity to trial this brand of kids sunblock.

  15. Alyayde 18/11/2018 at 8:34 am

    We received our Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen on Tuesday and the kids have been wearing it every day to school. Yesterday was the first real test it has as my 13 year old was having a party and her and her girlfriends were going swimming. Both the spray on and lotion were used. the girls did find the spray on greasy and prefer the lotion, but both worked as they should as all the girls were in the water for some time then out on the grass sunbathing for a while, so out in the sun for at least 2 hours and no one go burnt. YAY. I like the fact that this sunscreen has less ingredients and it is mild for kids.

  16. cashmere 17/11/2018 at 3:07 pm

    We received our Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen SPF50+ lotion about a week or so ago. Since then, the Gizzy sun’s been out in force most days, so we‘ve been able to give this sunscreen a good testing!
    Miss 8’s been jumping in our pool after school most days, and she’s spent time on the beach today (Saturday), having a bit of a play in the sand and a paddle. We’ve been applying this sunscreen liberally and slip, slop, slapping regularly. Yesterday, the temp here in Gizzy was 25 degrees – hot, blue skies and sunny. And the sun’s been beating down on us again today!
    We were lucky enough to receive the spray-on version of this sunscreen too. With little ones, the spray-on version is very handy and convenient to apply. But we found it’s been easy to apply the lotion as well. I guess it just comes down to what you prefer – we’ve found both versions of this product equally easy to use. The texture of this sunscreen is not overly greasy like some sunscreens can be, so it’s not too sticky or messy to apply.
    Banana Boat are also very conscientious about providing decent, clear instructions with their product. I.e., they advise applying this sunscreen 20 mins before sun exposure. You can easily do this indoors while you’re preparing to go out. They also advise to reapply it every two hours & to ‘splodge’ it on (i.e don’t be frugal when it comes to sunscreen – ultimately your child’s precious skin health should come first).

    Not only have we found this sunscreen to be very effective on Miss 8’s skin, it’s also very gentle and non-irritating.
    In the past, her skin has reacted a bit to certain sunscreens, but this has not been so with Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen SPF50+. It contains no added oils or fragrances and has been dermatologically tested. ‘Simply Protect’ is a good name for this sunscreen as it’s simply protecting your child’s skin – it’s not full of unnecessary ingredients. There’s no overpowering smell either – it’s gentle on the nose as well as on the skin!

    Miss 8’s skin has been absolutely fine since we’ve been using this product, and most importantly, she’s had no sunburn!! Therefore, I’d recommend this sunscreen for all kids (little kids and big kids alike) as it’s effective and gentle on the skin at the same time.

    I’m scoring Banana Boat ‘five bananas out of five’ for this perfect sunscreen!

  17. Kidspotcook 11/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

    Camping is our favourite summer activity, along with taking dinner down to the beach after work and school. We live in the sunniest region of NZ so are very aware we need to protect our children’s skin. We’ve entered in the Banana Boat ocean series so would be awesome to try their products too 🙂

  18. kathbell 11/11/2018 at 1:50 pm

    I have never brought this brand. We use cancer society brand. Woukd likd to try it.

  19. Ange1210 11/11/2018 at 10:29 am

    A day at the beach, water fights and hosting family BBQ’s are some of out favourite summer activities!

  20. caralee.tolson 10/11/2018 at 10:42 pm

    my 3 kids aged 8,7 and 3 are always out in the sun and sunblock is a must before they go to school and preschool. we would love to trial

  21. Jaimee 10/11/2018 at 8:51 pm

    Our fave family activity is going to the beach. The kids love playing in the water, building sandcastles, collecting shells, walking the dog and picnics. I’m very conscious of protecting the whole family’s skin from the sun, especially the kids and teaching them good sunsmart habits.

  22. 10/11/2018 at 12:53 pm

    as a family we do a lot of outdoor swimming at the community pools as well as a few backyard activities. Water is a major part of summer for us and would love to trial a product that works best for that!

  23. 09/11/2018 at 10:26 pm

    We have a 7months old who’s nearly 8months old and would love to trial sunscreen. With summer coming up, we are trying to find one that will work well with his skin and I also always need sun screen or I burn

  24. kylieD 08/11/2018 at 8:28 pm

    We love hanging out together outside at home, I go in the garden and the kids chase each other with waterballoons and supersoakers! Barbeques every night!

  25. gysmo 08/11/2018 at 7:56 pm

    My children 10 and 12 years love spending as much time as possible outside during the summer months. Sunscreen is a must. Some do not agree with their skin, love to try this range to see if compatible.

  26. nikkij 08/11/2018 at 1:46 pm

    We love to go to the beach and play in the waves and as she gets older we get more and more confident in the water

  27. chefettenz 08/11/2018 at 10:00 am

    We love the outdoors from walking the dog to going to the beach, water play or just at the park with the kids. Mr 4 would be out doors everyday rain or shine he cant wait to get out side

  28. IceKiwi 08/11/2018 at 9:51 am

    4 kids, beach, sand, surf, lakes, kayaking, waterfights, waterfall walks and cycling for fun we pack so much into our summers and are always in need of a quality sunscreen that delivers on quality. Would be awesome to trial this product.

  29. brondy 07/11/2018 at 2:38 pm

    Its never enough suns cream, we outdoor people, and putting cream.on is.taking too long. Need one.od.those spray bottles. Ta

  30. Alibobs 07/11/2018 at 10:37 am

    I’ve got 3 children age 3, 1 and 6 months so this would be great to try out at the beach, pool and park!

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