Buying sunscreen at the beginning of summer is kind of a love/hate relationship for me. All sunscreens expire after a certain amount of time (usually around a year) so it is one of those necessary evils. I love the thrill of stocking up after a great deal but I hate (well, strongly dislike) the shelves packed with an obnoxious amount of choices!( Oh, don't even get me started on choices and Netflix!) After a few years of trying and tossing, here are a few of my top picks!
** All items and opinions are my own. I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies below. **
For the Kiddos:
Coppertone Water BABIES Pure & Simple SPF 50:
- Free of: Dyes, Fragrances, Oil, and "Tear"
- Water Resistant (up to 80 minutes)
- Creamy and easy to spread formula
A big fan of this as it is gentle but still does everything a sunscreen should! Coppertone is a drugstore brand that has been around for years that is still a top contender!
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen SPF 30:
- Chemical free sunscreen
- Contains sunflower oil, grape-seed oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera
- Paraben free
This brand is a favorite of Adam's parents. It is very thick, so you don't need a lot per application. It can be found in the organic section of most supermarkets!
Peter Thomas Roth Uber-Dry Sunscreen SPF 30:
- Non- greasy
- Fragrance free
- Contains antioxidants
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Spray-On Sunscreen SPF 100:
- Easy to apply
- Oil-free and Won't clog pores
- Resists sweat off
For more information on sunscreen for kids, check out this article on Consumer Reports!
What's your favorite sunblock?