by Ashley Woolsey
Memorial day weekend has past us by and that means summer is officially in full swing. Beaches, pools, the Navy Yard fountains. Spending every nice moment we have outdoors also means making sure that we are protecting ourselves. It’s #nationalsunscreenday and we wanted to talk briefly about some of the best sunscreens for you and your little ones.
NOTE: We will be mentioning the EWG as we rate these sunscreens. The EWG is the Environmental Working Group which rates products on a scale from 1-10 based on the level on toxic chemicals used in them. A 10 is the least safe for you and the environment and a 1 is the cleanest.
Think Baby is the first sunscreen to pass Whole Food premium care requirements. It has a rating of ‘1’ by the EWG since 2010. It is free of biologically harmful chemicals. No Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers. And is doesn’t contain any known reef harmful chemicals. With a price tag of $12.99 it’s affordable and even on the lower end of the organic sunscreen products scale.
Rated a ‘1’ on the EWG scale. Hypoallergenic and tear free. What we love about this is that it is accepted by the National Eczema Association. We know that babies skin can be very sensitive so you can feel safe knowing the product will not only protect them from the sun but it will also help to prevent and heal eczema.
EWG verified top rated product. Reef safe. Protects against UVA and UVB rays. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic. What we like about this product is that it’s a clear lotion so there is no 20 minute process to run it in while your child tries to squirm away!
Rated a ‘1’ by the EWG. It’s cruelty free, vegan, and reef safe. It’s a non greasy formula so it’s easy to blend in. Protects from UVA and UVB rays. We love that it contains coconut oil and shea and coconut butters to help moisturize and hydrate baby’s skin while still protecting it.
Rated ‘1’ on EWG. It’s a gentle and effective broad-spectrum protection. Pediatrician tested and approved and hypoallergenic. Safely blocks sun’s harmful rays with non-nano mineral Zinc Oxide. Base of certified organic Sunflower oil makes for easy application. Water-resistant for 40 minutes. Reef friendly, biodegradable, and certified cruelty-free. We love that this sunblock only contains six ingredients!
Lucky for all of us, the ingredients that we are putting in our products and on ourselves are becoming more regulated and our organic and environmentally safe options are rapidly multiplying. This is just a small list of some of the products that we love but we know there are so many more available. Just remember to do a quick check on the EWG Skin Deep site to make sure what you are using is safe for you, your family, and our world!