Although summer is technically over in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s just about to begin on the planet’s other half. And these days, the sun seems to be stronger than it’s ever been, even in fall, winter and spring. In short, choosing the right sunscreen is essential, especially when it’s for your kids.
As a parent who’s had squamous cell carcinoma, I’ve had trouble deciding what sunscreen—if any—to apply on Jack. I try to limit his sun time and have him play in shaded areas and wear a hat, but it’s not easy, especially living in Southern California. And so I was happy to look over a new list of best sunscreens for kids, compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). From a list of sunscreens previously identified as safer for the environment than others, EWG scored each product’s efficacy, safety risks, environmental impact, and more. Twenty-seven sunscreens scored highest. Here are three of them:
- Adorable Baby Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30+
- Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen D Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 35
- Loving Naturals Clear Body Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+
The full list of EWG’s 27 best sunscreens for kids, plus more sun safety tips, is available here.
More sun safety
- Why You Should Wear Sunscreen on a Plane
- The Best Sunscreens to Use This Summer
- Wear Sunscreen That Doesn’t Harm the Ocean
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