EWG and Cool Mom Picks agree: These 3 sunscreens rock
Does anyone else feel like buying sunscreen takes a PhD and two hours internet research? I do. And then I'm too tired to swim.
That's why we're happy to share some family-tested sunscreens that we've thoroughly tested-- and we checked the EWG Skin Deep list,
too, where top sunscreens are rated with the lowest numbers. (But take some of it with a grain of salt - not every ingredient that is of concern to them, like fragrance, is of concern to everyone.)
Sunny times are here again!
Our family of four rotated through three
different product lines this summer, and I'm happy to report that none
of us had a single sunburn, even after trips to St. Augustine, Disney
World, and our neighborhood pool. That's a huge accomplishment,
especially when you consider my husband's super fair skin--which he
assures me is just a primer.
Protective ingredients: 5% Titanium Dioxide, 5% Zinc Oxide
How much it costs: $14.99 for 4 oz.
we love it: Easy to find, great price point, and my kids love the
official Eric Carle artwork on the bottle. This great range also
includes fantastic balm, butter, and a super-foamy, extra-gentle bubble
bath that gets major raves at bathtime.
2. Goddess Garden sunscreens
EWG rating: 1
Protective ingredients: 20% Zinc Oxide
How much it costs: $13.99, 3.5 oz.
we love it: It boasts the most easy to decode ingredients list of any
sunscreen I've ever used-- the Baby sunscreen has only 10, and several
are organic. The smell is light and nice. And for a baby sunscreen, it
rubs in easily and is tear-free.
EWG rating: 3
Protective ingredients: 7% Titanium Dioxide, 6% Zinc Oxide
How much it costs: $19.99, 8 oz.
we love it:: Because it's great for dads! This one is my husband's all
time favorite for himself and the kids. Nice, light smell, great spray
bottle, rubs in easily. Best spray we've ever used.
also tried the Goddess Garden Kid's Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, which
worked just fine and clocks in at $13.99 for 3.5 oz. But the BABY and
Spray were our two favs.
EWG rating: 3
Protective ingredients: 8% Titanium Dioxide, 5% Zinc Oxide
Where you can get it: mdmoms.com
, Amazon, and a variety of stores
How much it costss: $24, 2.7oz
we love it:: Because it's gentle, approved for infants, sweat-proof, and
TSA-approved for carry on luggage. This line was developed by
pediatricians and is one of the few truly fragrance-free sunblocks I've
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