Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 50 Review


Banana Boat Ultra Defense provides broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays and includes moisturizers. Users report this cheap sunscreen goes on easily and doesn't feel greasy. Banana Boat is widely available and suitable for a variety of skin types under a variety of conditions.

Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 (starting at $7.94 for 8 ounces, or 99 cents per ounce, Amazon) is a good choice for consumers who want a general-purpose sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection at a budget-friendly price. This sunscreen claims enthusiastic fans, according to Banana Boat Ultra Defense reviews on MakeupAlley. Users with pale skin cite its protective qualities, even in all-day sun, and one mom reports that it kept her daughter's eyelids from burning. Banana Boat Ultra Defense reviews also note that it doesn't irritate skin, has no annoying fragrance, and absorbs quickly without leaving an oily sheen. Most users appreciate the thin consistency (like hand lotion) that makes for easy application. The stick version also wins praise in reviews for its ease of use on lips, ears, noses, and especially children's faces.

Still, not all consumers are enthralled. A few Banana Boat Ultra Defense reviews on Amazon say it failed to protect from sunburn and came off in the water despite being billed as water-resistant.

Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 50 is enriched with moisturizing aloe vera and vitamins A and E. This cheap sunscreen also contains avobenzone and oxybenzone, which protect against the UVB rays that cause sunburn and the UVA rays that penetrate deeper into the skin and can cause long-term damage. Reviewers appreciate that this sunscreen is devoid of the heavy tropical scent common to many sunscreens. The Ultra Defense product lineup includes an SPF 30 lotion and SPF 30 and 110 sprays.

Easy to find online and at almost any drugstore, Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 50 is a low-cost, high-performing, long-lasting sunscreen that will see you through lots of outdoor summertime activities.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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