If you’ve been a long time reader, then you know, I was diagnosed with skin cancer at 22 years old. As a child growing up in Miami, the sun was a part of life. What wasn’t a part of my life was, sunscreen. My sensitive skin would burn from the first drop of the PABA loaded, chemical concoctions that doubled as sunscreen in the early eighties. My mom tried to keep me out of the sun, but in south Florida, it was pretty much impossible.
Now that I’m a mother, and totally freaked out about my son having the same skin issues I do, I am the queen of safe fun in the sun.
I’m also hyper-sensitive about the suncare products I use on his skin. There are still plenty of suncare products on the market today that are still loaded with harsh chemicals.
Each year, the wonderful folks at the Environmental Working group test thousands of suncare products, to determine the best sunscreen’s on the market in various categories including, Safe sunscreen for kids, Best moisturizing sunscreen, sport and water sunscreen… The rigorous tests find the safest and most effective in each category.
There are 180 beach and sport sunscreens with a green rating in EWG’s 2020 Guide to Sunscreens. Below are the 16 best-scoring safest sunscreens for Kids