The 2018 Guide To The Safest Sunscreens For Babies and Children

Each year, the Environmental Working Group examines hundreds of sunscreens. In 2018, 216 beach and sport sunscreens achieved a green rating in EWG’s 2018 Sunscreen Guide. These sunscreens received an overall score of 1, and a green rating for ingredient hazards. 

After narrowing down the field to the top 216, the EWG selected products unambiguously marketed for use on babies and children by including those with the terms “baby,” “kids,” “little,” and/or “children” in the product or brand name. Then filtered out products with ingredients that EWG considers particularly worrisome, like formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. 

In the end, only 23 sunscreens passed with the highest safety rating possible. They are as follows, in alphabetical order.
All Good Kid's Sunscreen, SPF 30
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 50
Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream, Tangerine & Vanilla, SPF 30
Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Baby, SPF 50
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
BurnOut Kids Sunscreen, SPF 35
California Baby Calendula Sunscreen, SPF 30+
COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50
Equate Baby Zinc Sunscreen Mineral Lotion, SPF 50
Goddess Garden Organics Kids Sport Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Hawaiian Sol Sol Kid Kare, SPF 50
Kiss My Face Organics Kids Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30
MDSolarSciences KidCreme Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50
Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen, SPF 32
Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Kids, SPF 50
thinkbaby Sunscreen, SPF 50+
thinksport Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Tom's of Maine Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
TruBaby Water & Play Sunscreen, SPF 30+
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30
Waxhead Sun Defense Baby Zinc Oxide Sunscreen, SPF 35
FUN FACT: While U.S.Sunscreen standards are not as rigid as Europe, improvements are being made.
To read the entire EWG Sunscreen report to check on the Top Rated Beach and Sport Sunscreens or Safest Moisturizers with SPF, Click here.

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