All year round, sunscreen is key for anyone in your family, but never more so than the summer months! While babies under 6 months shouldn’t wear sunscreen due to the thin layer of their skin, and thus should be kept out of the sun altogether, once your children are over six months of age, or wearing sunscreen is necessary for your baby or kids, a non-chemical / chemical free sunscreen (or natural sunscreen) is best. [Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)]
As a result, absolutely natural sunscreen is an essential routine and an essential item in the diaper bag. But which brand is best? Like everything, personal preference rules, but here are five summer-worthy all natural sunscreens for kids to consider in your household.
1. MD Moms
The MD Moms Sunscreen Wipes are saturated with a non-chemical, broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that’s enriched with Vitamins E and B5, a Marine Silk Complex, aloe and oat. MD Moms Babysafe Sunscreen contain no phthalates, lanolin, mineral oil, petroleum, waxes or PABA. Pure physical non-chemical sunscreen actives Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide. Made in the USA with no animal testing, and many product awards too.
2. Baby Ganics
BabyGanics’ pure mineral 50+SPF formula provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and best of all it glides on smooth for fun and effortless application. NO PABA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Nano-Particles or Fragrances, and hypoallergenic, tear free, water resistant formula is perfect for high exposure areas and targeted protection. Babyganics sunscreen also comes with NeoNourish™ Natural Seed Oil nurtures baby skin to support healthy skin development and antioxidant, as well as sun, protection.
3. Aveeno Natural Sunscreen for Babies
AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 contains MINERALGUARD™ Technology and 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients, a more natural alternative to traditional sunscreens. It is formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract and mineral ingredients (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), and sits on top of the skin to scatter UVA/UVB rays for sun protection. It ensures your baby’s delicate skin is protected and not irritated. Aveeno Baby Sunscreen also comes in a stick application too.
4. Seventh Generation Baby Sunscreen
Smooth on this gentle sunscreen for baby-safe, broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection that’s good for the whole family. The water-resistant SPF 30 formula features non-absorbing mineral sun filters that stay on the skin’s surface to defend against harmful rays. Contains no chemical sunscreens, parabens, gluten or PABA, and is Leaping Bunny certified.
5. California Baby Sunscreen
Unfragranced, PABA free, non-chemical, California Baby® sunscreen’s active ingredient is a highly micronized titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering good UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. California Baby has a non-staining formula & is very water-resistant.
Update: The Honest Company also has a baby sunscreen that may be worth looking into as well!
As you can see, it is easy to be loving natural sunscreens, as there are many on the market!
Product information from respective websites. Any claims about the product or ingredients should be addressed with the brand directly and Charlene Chronicles is not responsible for such claims. I have received free products from some of these brands in the past. However, this post was not compensated.