Sunscreen – Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat

04.06.11 / Ramblings / Author: / Comments Off on Sunscreen – Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat
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Last week I emailed Hawaiian Tropic to see if their sunscreen is vegan, I really needed to find an SPF higher than 50.  I was somehow still tanning with spf 50… I know this is insane but with yellow in my tattoo the artist said to be careful.

Below is the response from Playtex on the Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat. I really appreciated the fact that they did respond and 99% of the products are vegan. I did then go out and buy the Banana Boat for kids with 110 SPF and checked for the bad ingredient they mentioned.

from support@****.com
to ****
date Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM
subject RE: Playtex Products BRAND Web Inquiry


Thank you for taking the time to e-mail us with your question regarding our Sun Care products.

We are pleased to let you know that none of our sun care products are, and never have been, tested on animals. Hydrolyzed Collagen is only used in the Banana Boat Tanning Lotions.

We ensure the safety of our products using laboratory testing methods followed by testing involving paid volunteers, who use the products under the supervision of independent laboratories.

If you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to email us at or call us at (888) 310-4290 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Energizer Personal Care