I’m picky with sunscreens because, as you probably already know, they often contain a ton of questionable ingredients[note]EWG: The Trouble With Ingredients in Sunscreens[/note] that I don’t want anywhere near my kids. The Environmental Working Group puts out a Safe Sunscreen Guide each year, so that’s the place to go for more info. However, if you just want to shop and go, these are my favorites.
The Sunscreens I Buy
Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 is the daily sunscreen I use on my kids and my legs, chest, and arms. It does go on a little white, but it’s translucent enough for the kids not to complain. Considering that it’s rated a 1 out of 10[note]Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30[/note] by the EWG it’s the one I feel the best about putting on my kids.
Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer in Sand SPF 30 is the one I use on my face. It has a slight tint, so it’s not white. (I use Sand but there are a couple of other shades.) I use it as my morning moisturizer and sunscreen. The tint does not give a lot of coverage, so if I’m going out an about, I use Physicians Formula InstaReady instead. The EWG gives it a one [note]Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer, Sand, SPF 30[/note].
Physicians Formula Super BB InstaReady BB Cream Light SPF 30 is the one I use as a sunscreen and foundation in the morning. It goes on pretty dry though, so I use a face oil first to moisturize my skin and allow it to go on smoother. The EWG gives it a one [note]Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream, Light, SPF 30[/note].
Goddess Garden Organics Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is another good one. It does go on pretty white, so it’s not ideal as a face sunscreen, but it does the job in a pinch. I included it because it’s easy to find at stores like Wholefoods and it’s a bit cheaper than the others. The EWG gives it a one out of 10[note]Goddess Garden Organics Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30[/note].
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Note: EWG scores are as of 4/20/2018 and may be changed by the manufacturers at any time so do check on the EWG links below. The Amazon links have affiliate code one them. See my affiliate disclosure for more info.