The 7 Best Sunscreens for Kids - Family Traveller (USA)

Keep your kiddos sun-safe this summer with our favorite skin-shielding sunscreens that protect from their heads to their toes.

Love Sun Body Ultimate Daily Defense SPF 50

This plant-based, 100% natural mineral blocker is not only good for you and your littles, it’s also coral reef safe. Utilizing non-nano zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, it’s gentle enough for sensitive areas on the face, and leaves skin with a moisturized matte finish.


La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Dermo-Kids

The derm-favorite for adults is now finally coming in a version suitable for the rest of your kin. Working with pediatricians, dermatologists and moms, Dermo-Kids was specifically made with ingredients meant to protect the thin, sensitive, developing skin of children. The SPF 60 means they’re seriously protected.


Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Developed for babies, this mineral sunscreen contains 100% zinc oxide, is tear-free, fragrance and paraben-free, and gentle enough for the most fragile of skin. Shielding from UVA/UVB rays, it reflects and scatters danger rays from the skin.


Alba Botanica Kids Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance-Free SPF 30

This gluten-free UVA/UVB protector is loaded with good-for-your-kids-skin ingredients like sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. Plus, it’s tear-free and made with botanical moisturizing minerals. Bonus: It comes highly recommended from the Skin Cancer Foundation


Sun Bum Baby Bum SPF 50 Mineral Face Stick Fragrance Free

A lightweight, non-greasy moisturizing stick, that covers every tiny little spot of your kids face (including eyelids, lips and ears), but really, why stop there? It works equally well on tiny toes, and hairlines, too.


Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50

Featuring 100% naturally sourced zinc oxide, Aveeno’s goal is to have their block be as mild as water on your baby’s skin. It’s highly moisturizing formula also contains oat extract, making it perfect for little ones that suffer from eczema or sensitive skin conditions.


Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Sprays and SPF 50 Neon Sticks

It’s hard to pick between both of these super-cool, cruelty-free mineral blocks meant for the eco-active kid! One is a high-performance spray that goes on in seconds (sprays on white, but dries sheer and clear) — making it perfect for the kids that won’t stop moving. And the other is a zinc oxide stick that comes in fun neon shades like Atomic Orange, Electric Blue, Lightening Yellow and Punk-Rock Pink! What kid doesn’t love to paint on body art — and what mom doesn’t love knowing her kid is protected from damaging UVA/UVB rays!


By Molly Nover-Baker

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