by Jennifer Hanrahan
Protecting your skin from the sun is extremely important. With all of the choices, choosing a sunscreen can be tricky. We compiled a list of some of the best UVA/UVB sunscreens for kids and babies focusing on natural and healthier ingredients.
1. Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 45 for Kids
This gentle and natural children’s sunscreen lotion lets kids play up to 40 minutes outdoors and in the pool before having to reapply. It’s packed with UVA/UVB deflecting ingredients and great for sensitive skin.
2. Badger Sunscreens
You can find a Badger Sunscreen for the whole family. The formula is 100% natural, 95% organic, contains only 6 ingredients and uses zinc oxide.
3. Kiss My Face Kids SPF 30 Sun Stick
With fun colors like blue and pink, kids can get excited about applying this mineral based sunscreen. Its stick form is perfect for the face.
4. Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc SPF 30 Sunscreen
Not only does this safe and natural sunscreen protect kids and babies from the sun, but it also moisturizers dry skin.
5. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 45
This kids’ sunscreen formula is lightweight, long lasting and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Ingredients like Aloe Vera and palm kernel oil moisturize skin. Available in a convenient spray bottle.
6. All Terrain KidSport SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion
Perfect for active kids, All Terrain sunscreens are very water and sweat resistant, last up to 80 minutes, are non greasy and fragrance free.
7. Raw Elements USA Eco Formula, SPF 30
Simple, organic ingredients work in this safe kids’ sunscreen formula. It’s great for sensitive skin, not harmful for the environment and is very water resistant.
8. UV Natural Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen
This sunscreen works great for a baby’s sensitive and soft skin. You get a flawless, non-greasy finish with up to 2 hours of sun protection.
9. The Honest Company Honest Sunscreen SPF 30
No harmful chemicals make this sunscreen perfect for the whole family including babies less than 6 months of age.
10. TruKid Sunny Days Daily SPF 30+ Lotion
TruKid’s sunscreen ingredients aren’t just natural, they are good for you too. TruKid contains Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice and coconut, sunflower and jojoba oils, as well. Your family can be safe from the sun and moisturize dry skin.
11. Loving Naturals Adorable Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen Stick
While this sunscreen for babies can be used for the whole body, it’s preferred for the neck, shoulders and face. It’s easy to apply and goes on clear.
12. Poofy Supernaturals “The” Sunscreen SPF 30
Poofy Supernaturals sunscreen is safe for the whole family, including your baby and the environment. The formula is all natural, protecting and nourishing with ingredients like Shea butter and coconut oil.
13. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
Pediatrician-tested and hypoallergenic are two qualities that make this easy apply baby’s sunscreen stick even better. 100% natural and safe for delicate skin.
14. Blue Lizard Austrailian Suncream, Baby SPF 30
This zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sunscreen formula is paraben free, chemical free and fragrance free. Great for children as well as adults with sensitive skin. Must be reapplied to skin every two hours (that's 120 minutes of production, although we recommend applying more frequently to avoid sunburn).
15. Dolphin Organics Do Naturals Sunscreen SPF 32
This kids’ sunscreen formula is aloe based instead of water based so only a little bit is needed for great coverage. Its texture is easy to rub in, fragrance free and not sticky.
16. California Baby Super Sensitive (No Fragrance), Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen
Only a small amount of this sunscreen lotion is needed for great coverage on babies and kids. The formula is very concentrated and water resistant.
Along with one of these UVA/UVB blocking sunscreens, make sure to cover skin with clothing, brimmed hats and sunglasses for extra protection.
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