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The Best Non-Toxic, Clean Sunscreens for Kids

Our baby’s and kid’s skin is so delicate and we want to make sure we’re protecting it from the sun. One of the biggest questions we get is which sunscreen is delicate enough for our kids skin but also strong enough to protect them. So we have rounded up our favorite natural mineral based sunscreens that have naturally-derived minerals that are free of the controversial ingredients in traditional chemical based sunscreens. 

The Best Non-Toxic, Clean Sunscreens for Kids

Written by: Jessica Diamond MPH, RDN & Hayley Hubbard

Our baby’s and kid’s skin is so delicate and we want to make sure we’re protecting it from the sun. One of the biggest questions we get is which sunscreen is delicate enough for our kids skin but also strong enough to protect them. So we have rounded up our favorite natural mineral based sunscreens that have naturally-derived minerals that are free of the controversial ingredients in traditional chemical based sunscreens. 

Sunscreen application: Need the best parenting hack? Try applying sunscreen to your baby or kid using a makeup brush! This ingenious trick makes it so easy to cover their faces (little nooks and crannies) and prevents the sunscreen from getting all over the place. We love this brush – it’s easy to clean and throw into your beach bag.

We know that sunscreen is already expensive, so we did some digging to see how the more natural sunscreen compares to the standard sunscreen. It turns out that not all of them are that much more expensive, especially if you use the subscribe and save option on Amazon.  

BrandCost Per Ounce  
Standard Sunscreen$2.00
Pipette $2.83 
Earth Mama$4.99-$5.99 
Badger$6.20 
Thinkbaby$6.66 
BeautyCounter$7.94
Erbaviva $9.20 
California Baby$9.30 
Supergoop! Sunny Screen Lotion$9.30

Earth Mama:

Badger: 

Thinkbaby:

BeautyCounter Sunscreen 

Erbaviva Baby Sunscreen 

California Baby: (available at Walmart)

Pipette Sunscreen: (available at Walmart)

Supergoop!

For more information on all the top baby and kids sunscreen, check out the EWG sunscreen guide