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Top 10 Safest Eco-Friendly Sunscreens for Children 2011

Jun 07, 2011
It is important to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays from an early age. Help your kids make a habit of wearing a hat and protecting clothes, avoid sun in the middle of the day and use safe sunscreen.

If you want to use safest sunscreens for your children that do not contain hormone-disrupting ingredients or other chemicals, check if the sunscreen does not contain oxybenzone or vitamin A and it does not come in the form of a spray or powder.

Here are the best picks from the EWG highest-rated sunscreens for babies and children. You can find out more about eco-friendly safe sunscreens here .

1. Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Unscented Sensitive Skin/ Children Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Unscented Sensitive Skin/ Children Sunscreen, SPF 30+ offers UVA and UVB protection and contains biodegradable ingredients.

Active sunscreen ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that are considered safe for skin. This sunscreen is rich in organic natural oils and extracts and is suitable for children from 6 months.

Specialists recommend to reapply the sunscreen after swimming, bathing or perspiring.

2.Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Mineral Block Face Stick, SPF 50

Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Mineral Block Face Stick, SPF 50 is a 100 percent natural sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against UV rays.

The sunblock was developed with the help of leading dermatologists and is especially suitable for children's skin.

It uses Mineralblock technology that contributes to longer and effective sun protection. The sunscreen formula contains natural oat that has a soothing effect on the sensitive skin of the child.

Badger Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Badger Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+ is also among the highest-rated EWG sunscreens and certified by the Natural Products Association that has broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The basic ingredients of the Badger sunscreen are organic oils and beeswax that have nourishing effect on child's skin.

The eco-freindly packaging is BPA and Phthalate free and is recyclable. It is also water-resistant for up to 40 minutes.

California Baby No Fragrance Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+

California Baby No Fragrance Sunscreen, SPF 30+ does not contain harmful chemicals, including fragrances or masking agents and provides broad-spectrum protection against UV radiation. The active sunscreen sunscreen ingredient is micronized titanium dioxide.

The non-greasy gentle formula includes essential oils that are easy to apply. The sunscreen is water resistant after 80 minutes in the water.

The California Baby No Fragrance Sunscreen is perfectly suitable for children and people with sensitive skin.

COOla Baby Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 45

COOla Baby Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 45
is all natural certified organic sunscreen that does not contain preservatives or chemicals, that's why it is ideal for children's skin and people with sensitive skin.

The formula does not contain water, which increases its anti-bacterial properties.

It has broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays and is effective immediately upon application.

thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, SPF 30+ contains 25 percent of zinc oxide that offers UVA and UVB protection.

The sunscreen doe not contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, PABA, parabens and nano particles. It is very stable under the sunlight and is water-resistant.

This sunscreen contains ingredients with immuno-enhancing properties that protect you from free radicals.

Trukid New Sunny Days Mineral All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Trukid New Sunny Days Mineral All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
does not contain chemicals, including SLS, parabens, BPA, phthalates and others.

The sunscreen has 20 percent of zinc oxide as an active sun protecting agent, natural oils and extracts not only to protect your skin but also to sooth and nourish it. It works immediately, which is especially useful for children.

For best UV protection it is recommended to reapply it every 80 minutes.

Goddess Garden Baby All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Goddess Garden Baby All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
is specially developed for baby's delicate skin to protect it from UV rays.

It does not contain harmful chemicals, but is rich in certified organic ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants that have hydrating and nourishing effect on the skin.

The active sunscreen ingredient is pure zinc oxide ,which is a safer option for sensitive skin that offers broad-spectrum UV protection. The sunscreen is unscented and nut-free.

UV Natural Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+

UV Natural Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+
is a great alternative for children sun protection. This unscented sunscreen is the only sunscreen that can be used for babies under 6 months.
It is effective for up to 4 hours in the sun and 2 hours in the water.

The sunscreen is available in small and large sizes. The small size tube fits perfectly in a diaper or beach bag, while the larger one is ideal for home use before going out.

The UV Natural is also a cruelty-free product.

Kiss My Face Kids' Mineral Sun Stick White, SPF 30

Kiss My Face Kids' Mineral Sun Stick White, SPF 30 is a natural mineral sunscreen that is chemicals-free.

This sunblock is suitable for face, including lips, nose, cheeks and ears. It contains natural ingredients, such as cocoa butter that moisturizes and soothes skin and beeswax that softens the skin and has anti-oxidant properties.

The sunscreen is suitable for kids and people with sensitive skin.


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