Now that the sun’s out and shining, it’s time to lather on the sunscreen. Especially if you’re out on the beach, you have to use a lot of sunscreen to make sure you stay protected. If you’re using that much of a product, you want to make sure it’s absolutely safe for you, and anyone else using it.
So how do you know the sunscreen you’re using will be safe? Make sure your sunscreen is on the Environmental Working Group’s list of safe sunscreens. Here’s a few of the top sunscreens from that list–if you’re looking for your sunscreen to fill a specific need, scroll through the list to find the one that fits your lifestyle best!
Jersey Kids All-Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30, is the lowest hazard, full of ingredients like jojoba oil, olive oil, and shea butter, with a high percentage of zinc oxide, meaning it goes on smoothly and protects everyone in your family. Elemental Herbs All Good Sport Sunscreen, SPF 33, is the best sport sunscreen, with rose hip, green tea, jojaba oil, and extra virgin olive oil. Sunology Natural Sunscreen for Body, SPF 50, is the best waterproof sunscreen, since it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes; in addition, it’s noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores, and has a lot of antioxidants. Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30, is the best kids’ sunscreen, because it’s sweat and water resistant for up to 40 resistant, and has ingredients like sunflower oil, beeswax, chamomile, and calendula. The best sunscreen deal is Butterbean Sunscreen, SPF 30, at $3 an ounce, which is primarily coconut oil, and doesn’t need to soak in before you go in the sun; plus, it’s founded by a mom from Georgia, and is dedicated to using only fair-trade, organic ingredients. If coconut oil isn’t your scent, Badger Sunscreen Cream in Lavender, SPF 30, is the best scented sunscreen, featuring broad-spectrum coverage, water resistance, eco-friendly packaging, and biodegradable ingredients. For fighting cancer, try Thinksport Safe Sunscreen, SPF 50, which is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, has zinc oxide to protect you from dangerous rays, and every purchase donates money to the LIVEstrong foundation to help those already living with cancer! For moisturizing, Badger Sunscreen Cream, Unscented, SPF 30, puts Badger back in the top spot, with only 5 ingredients, including zinc oxide, vitamin E, and other emollients. If you’re going to be out in the sun for a while, try Tropical Sands Sunscreen, SPF 50, which has not just one sun filter through zinc oxide, but also a a second through titanium dioxide, as well as the antioxidant green tea. If you’re looking for organic, use Raw Elements USA Eco Formula, SPF 30, which has only USDA certified ingredients, including sunflower oil, green and black teas, hemp seed oil, cocoa butter, mango butter, and vitamin E.
What’s your favorite sunscreen? Let us know in the comments!