NO ZINC, NO THANKS

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The sun is out and temperatures are rising, and as we start to head into the summer months, parents everywhere are stocking up on sunscreen. But how do you know which are the safest for little bodies? Luckily for us, the Environmental Working Group has just released their picks for the best and worst sunscreens for kids and babies, is not easy I know because the texture and presentation sometimes affect the the way for us to choose the most convenient, but at the end is better to be safe.

First, let’s start with the ones to avoid. These particular sunscreens either don’t work well; contain potentially harmful ingredients or a combination of both, leading them to land on the top 14 worst sunscreens list:

  • Banana Boat Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 100
  • Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
  • Coppertone Foaming Lotion Sunscreen Kids Wacky Foam, SPF 70
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray Kids, SPF 70
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Kids, SPF 70
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Water Babies, SPF 70+
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Stick Kids, SPF 55
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Stick Water Babies, SPF 55
  • Coppertone Sunscreen Water Babies Foaming Lotion, SPF 70
  • CVS Health Children’s Sunstick Sunscreen, SPF 55
  • Equate Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
  • Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 60+
  • Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
  • Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Sticks, SPF 55

For the most part, the sunscreens that scored the safest were mineral-based versions with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as the active ingredients.

Via mom.me

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