The Best Sunscreen For Kids (and Sensitive Skin)

The Best Sunscreen For Kids (and Sensitive Skin)
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The Best Sunscreen For Kids (and Sensitive Skin)

Summertime is fun time! Kids are active, running, swimming and playing. Make sure they're protected with the best sunscreen for kids to keep the fun going!


Summertime is finally here! No more counting down for family days by the pool or at the beach; the sun is shining and waiting for you! 

Whether you are packing up for the weekend or enjoying time at home, make sure you have the essentials. You know, bathing suits, towels, beach/pool toys, snacks, and, of course, sunscreen. 

Buying the best sunscreen for kids is incredibly important. We know it can be hard to find the right brand to trust with you and your family's skin.

Sunscreen makes the difference between happy and glowing children or burnt, upset kiddos. 

7 Best Sunscreen for Kids this Summer

1. Alba Botanica 

Alba Botanica makes a few different kinds of sunscreen to choose from. 

The tear-free option is great for any member of the family looking to apply and go. Go hop in the water, that is. Up to 80 minutes of protection while swimming is something everyone can give a thumbs-up to. 

Extra rubbing effort may occur, but the pay-off is worth the slight work on your end. 

2. Drunk Elephant 

Drunk Elephant doesn't have a dedicated kids option, but it's so gentle, it's perfect for everyone. This sunscreen is packed with aloe vera, marula oil, and grape juice extract. 

Aloe is a friend to dry skin and a great way to soothe after the sun. Marula is full of omega-6 fatty acids (great for sensitive skin or conditions like eczema) and grape juice is anti-inflammatory.

This option is suitable for a big family to share, or to add a little extra love beyond UV protection. 

3. All Terrain AquaSport Natural 

Available in a lotion and spray, this is another long-lasting option for a day on the water (or in the backyard). Enjoy a fragrance-free, non-greasy application that lasts up to 80 minutes. 

Bonus: this option is cruelty-free!

4. Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Faces

Made with babies in mind. No fragrances, no dyes, nothing other than gentle love for the young one of your family. 

This is another long-lasting option. One application lasts up to 80 minutes.

First in our best sunscreen for kids list to be approved by the National Eczema Association. We're talking to you, sensitive skin. 

5. Aveeno Baby

Aveeno's oat-based products are designed to soothe the skin. You can trust them for a job well done when it comes to giving the skin what it needs. 

The UV protection in this option is mineral-based, hypoallergenic, and also approved by the National Eczema Association.

6. Mustela

This brand might be new on your radar, but Mustela's commitment to gentle, hypoallergenic products dates back 60 years. They must know a thing or two. 

Another option free of parabens and scent, Mustela is great for a quick dip in the pool or casual outing. 

7. Badger

Badger ranks in with 98% organic ingredients and 100% safety. A little thicker than most sunscreens, this option will take an extra second or two to rub in. Well worth the time spent to know the young and sensitive skin in your family is taken care of.

Make the memories that matter this summer and keep your family protected during all the fun in the sun.

Don't forget to wash off with gentle shampoo and check out other summer essentials like our beautiful raincoats.

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