Sun Protection

Editor’s Choice: Our Top 5 Sunscreens Picks For Kids

Sunscreen is a necessary part of any day in the sun.

Kids are more vulnerable to damage caused by the sun. A few blistering sunburns in childhood can double a person’s lifetime chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer. Keep your family safe in the sun by using sunscreen that’s effective and safe. However, young children have skin that is especially sensitive to chemical allergens, as well as the sun’s UV rays.

We have chosen our five favorite sunscreens that are not only natural but effective. All of these products provide maximum protection without the use of harmful chemicals:

MDmoms Sunscreen SPF 30+ Towelettes – These convenient wipes are saturated with a gentle, sweat-proof, broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen that’s enriched with Vitamins E and B5, marine silk, aloe, and oat, to protect, soothe and moisturize even the youngest baby’s skin. Each wipe contains enough sunscreen to cover the baby from head to toe, with no fuss and no mess. $26 (15 wipes)

California Baby® SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion – This non-chemical PABA-free sunscreen uses a highly micronized titanium dioxide (non-whitening) that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. Japanese Green Tea has been added for its anti-oxidant properties and a beautiful essential oil blend. This sunscreen glides on easily and will not slip off when it comes into contact with water, so you can feel comfortable that it will last. $20

Soleo Organic Chemical Free SPF 30+ Sunscreen – This all-natural sunscreen is an organically produced skin care solution that is safe for humans and the environment. It was innovatively formulated according to naturopathic principles the use of chemical UV Absorbers, titanium dioxide, or synthetic preservatives. Water-resistant, unscented, and contains organic ingredients. $25

Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen for Face & Body – Badger proudly presents the most extraordinary sunscreens we’ve ever seen. Our SPF formulas are water resistant*, safe for children of all ages, block both UVA and UVB rays, and thoroughly moisturize while they protect your skin. These natural, physical barrier sunscreens are made with zinc oxide instead of chemicals. $13

Mustela High protection sun lotion SPF 50 – This Rich, water-resistant cream ensures double protection: on the surface and at the cellular level: Ensures optimal surface protection from the sun with an extra-broad spectrum (IR /long and short UVA/UVB rays) with mineral sunscreen and their reflective power (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide).$15

Honorable Mention:

  • Lavera Sun Block Baby & Children SPF 30 – $30

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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