3 Picks for Safer Sunscreens (and EWG guide)


Almost summer! Pure joy! Beaches, lakes, swings, picnics– but oh, the dreaded task of applying sunscreen to small children. Even reminding older children. All of it is HARD.

It’s sticky. White, clumpy, and you have to RE-APPLY it. Really, I mean, shouldn’t once be enough?

So, it’s important to have the right stuff on hand. There are several chemicals of concern in mainstream sunscreen. These are the ones we should avoid:

sunscreen ingredients to avoid!

And thankfully, EWG has a new sunscreen guide that shares the safest ones out there. You can find it here.

Here are some of my picks for safer sunscreens that don’t leave faces with a thick, white, goopy layer upon them.

1.  Beautycounter Face and Protect All Over Sunscreens. 

I love that beautycounter is taking an active role to rid our personal care products of harmful chemicals. Their new sunscreen line spreads much easier and doesn’t leave a thick white coat behind.  We’ve gone through our first 2 tubes and it isn’t even officially summer yet!

2. Beautycounter’s new stick sunscreen.

This is brand new and I am excited to try it. Using a stick is so much quicker and easier for kids– especially to stick in a backpack for summer camps and activities. It is good for kids to use for reapplication as well. It’s water resistant for 80 minutes of play and is 30 SPF.

3. Babo Sport Stick. 

We grabbed this because our lovely girl was getting a sunburn at recess! She despises the sunscreen so we needed a smooth non-goopy stick. This broad spectrum, zinc stick works great for face, lips, nose and ears.

What is your favorite non-toxic sunscreen brand? Happy almost summer!

**I am an affiliate of Beautycounter. Any purchases made through those links will directly support this site. Thank you!

2 Responses to 3 Picks for Safer Sunscreens (and EWG guide)

  1. karina September 5, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Hi, thanks for this info. I recently got a stick sunscreen for my son as he gets very impatient having to rub in the cream. I usually buy a natural one with zinc oxide, but the stick one isn’t natural because I couldn’t find one! I’ll be looking at the links you provided and buy it from there.

    One question: why shouldn’t it be spf 50+, yikes that’s what I usually get.

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