ย 

Organic Baby Sun Care

 ๐Ÿ–๏ธWhen you see too many ingredients in sunscreen that are really not necessary, they are there just because they are cheap to make! Chemical sunscreens are a safety and environmental concern. Chemical sunscreens are potentially harmful to people, coral reefs, or the planet!

โ€‹

โŒ Controversial claims:

โ€‹

“Reef-safe” or “Reef-friendly”: ”  are unregulated terms in the US government.

After they found out that an estimate of between 6,000 - 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in the world’s coral reefs every year, causing irreparable harm. Chemicals sunscreen not only harms public health but the health of the corals and other marine life. 

In 2018, Hawaii became the first state to ban the sale of two common chemicals causing harm to marine life:

โŒ oxybenzone and octinoxate. The city of Key West, Florida followed in 2021.

Since reef safe is a marketing tool, there aren’t any reef safe certifications recognized by the government.

 

โŒ It is not enough to get sunscreen without oxybenzone or octinoxate, they could still contain other chemical active sun screening agents and toxic ingredients such as: 

  • Triclosan 

  • Parabens 

  • Octocrylene

  • Octisalate 

  • Homosalate 

  • Enzacamene 

  • Microbeads (plastic) 

  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 

  • Trolamine salicylate 

  • 4-Methylbenzylidene-camphor (4MBC) 

  • Nanoparticles – zinc and titanium dioxide 

โ€‹

and

  • Phenoxyethanol 

  • Chloroxylenol

  • Avobenzone 

  • Potassium sorbate 

  • Petrolatum/mineral oil 

  • Artificial fragrance

โ€‹

Looking to replace your conventional sunscreen full of unsafe, controversial, and undisclosed ingredients with safer ingredients for your little one? Great! This page is for you!

โ€‹

FDA created a standard to classified safer sunscreen, it is called: 

(GRASE) generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded.

โ€‹

In this category you will find:

โŒ Sunscreen with insect repellent:  According to FDA they are not GRASE.

โ€‹

FDA Approved sunscreens

On this page, only mineral SPF sunscreens, made with FDA-approved protection and Certified Organic natural inactive ingredients.

โœ…  FDA approves only 2 active ingredients:  zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They are the active ingredients in mineral-based sunscreens, considered generally Regarded As Safe and Effective.

All the other 16 active ingredients commonly used in sunscreens are classified as chemical. 

โ€‹

โ€‹Which are the best active ingredients in a sunblock?
โ˜€๏ธ 1. Active ingredients:  FDA has approved only 2 SPF ingredients: non-nano Zinc Oxide and Titanium dioxide Zinc Oxide is thought the only active ingredient that is able to provide full protection for both UVA and UVB, making this ingredient the best active ingredient in a mineral sunblock.

I prefer Zinc Oxide since has been proven to have superior sun protection properties.
โ€‹๐Ÿƒ 2.Inactive Ingredients:  the best options are certified organic ingredients such as organic sunflower oil, organic beeswax, organic chamomile, organic calendula, organic green tea, organic cocoa butter, and sunflower vitamin E. 

 

Which is the best sunblock format?

Sunscreens in cream, lotion, tin, and stick.

โŒ spray containers: Avoid sunscreen in spray sunscreen, they are highly toxic when inhaled. especially for your kids. Spray or powder sunscreens are considered toxic for the lungs and environment, nanoparticles can cause lung damage when inhaled.  When a neighbor on the beach is spraying their sunblock near you, RUN!

โ€‹

โœ…  Sunscreens in cream, lotion, tin, and stick.

For little ones under 6 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping them out of the sun with loose-fitting clothes that cover all the skin. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

โ€‹

โ€‹โ€‹๐ŸŒด Now you are ready to pick the safest and best organic sunscreen on the market!
On my page, you will find the safest and cleanest, and simplest ingredients on the market! sunscreen for babies and kids on the market. They are incredibly protective and moisturizing, full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, with the cleanest and simplest ingredients around.

โ€‹

โ€‹๐Ÿ  Coral reef safe, cruelty-free, biodegradable, with plastic-free packaging options. Water-resistance performance depends on the products.  Soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. Safer for the entire family.

โ€‹Here you can find sunscreen without chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and the planet!

Raw Elements Baby + Kids SPF 30 Organic Sunscreen
baby kids raw element organic sunblock, organic sunscreen

Looking to replace your conventional sunscreen with a safer one? Great! Here it is:
An organic, mineral SPF, made with FDA approved protection and Certified Organic natural inactive ingredients.
โ€‹๐Ÿ  Coral reef safe, cruelty-free, biodegradable, with plastic-free packaging options. 80 minutes of water resistance, soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. Safer for the entire family.

โ€‹This pack comes with Baby + Kids Zero Waste Collection including Baby + Kids SPF 30+ Stick, Baby + Kids SPF 30+ Tin, and hemp drawstring travel bag.

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: TIn Active Ingredient: 25% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide

Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Flower Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Organic Chamomile), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Natural Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Sunflower Vitamin E)

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: Stick Active ingredients: 25% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide

Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sera Flava, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol

certified organic kids susncreen for sensitive skin
Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40

๐Ÿ Earth Mama Organics Baby Sunscreen is delicate skin-friendly for that sweet ‘n’ soft baby skin, with organic shea butter and organic calendula 

Plus, it contains both organic red raspberry seed oil (which has the highest naturally occurring SPF value in the plant world) and organic pomegranate seed oil for a cruelty-free boost in UV protection.

๐Ÿ  Each and every ingredient is purposefully sourced. Safe and  gentle 

  • Reef friendly

  • Pediatrician and dermatologist tested, clinically tested for irritation

  • Rated ONE on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, the lowest hazard rating a product can achieve.

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection

  • Water Resistant (40 Min)

  • NSF/ANSI 305 Certified by Oregon Tilth

  • For little ones under 6 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping them out of the sun with loose-fitting clothes that cover all the skin.

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Fractionated Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic

AMAZON LINK

Kids Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
certified organic kids susncreen for sensitive skin

๐Ÿ Earth Mama Organics

This is safe for the rashy-est of skin, so there’s plenty of calming organic colloidal oatmeal and organic shea butter in this creamy uber-sensitive mineral sunscreen lotion (as in way more than the amount of colloidal oatmeal than is required by the FDA to be in an eczema cream)!

๐Ÿ Thoughtfully formulated so that it’s non-irritating and gentle for sensitive skin, this is a reef-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free sunscreen.

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Fractionated Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil*, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)  Leaf Juice*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic

AMAZON LINK

Kids Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
certified organic kids mineral sunscreen earth mama

Earth Mama Organics

๐Ÿ This Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (Broad Spectrum SPF 30) is packed with organic cranberry seed oil, a soft, moisturizing ingredient rich in good-for-the-skin antioxidants. In addition, it contains organic aloe vera — which, while it’s known for soothing sunburn, is also packed with antioxidants, plus hydrating vitamins C and E.

๐Ÿ All that in a cruelty-free sunscreen with non-nano zinc that sits on top of the skin rather than being absorbed, so it can scatter sun rays — without any toxic chemicals.

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, 21.5% Inactive Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Fractionated Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic

AMAZON LINK

Baby Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40
certified organic baby sunscreen, sunblock, baby face mineral sunscreen stick

๐Ÿ Earth Mama Organics Baby Sunscreen stick is free of toxic chemicals, this cruelty-free face stick glides on smoothly and is infused with organic calendula and soothing organic aloe to keep that sweet baby skin soft and moisturized.  

๐Ÿ  Each and every ingredient is purposefully sourced. Safe and gentle 

  • Reef friendly: 

  • Pediatrician and dermatologist tested, clinically tested for irritation

  • Rated ONE on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, the lowest hazard rating a product can achieve

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection

  • Water Resistant (40 Min)

  • NSF/ANSI 305 Certified by Oregon Tilth 

  • For little ones under 6 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping them out of the sun with loose-fitting clothes that cover all the skin

๐ŸƒINGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22%, Inactive Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax) *, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice *, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic

AMAZON LINK

Organic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

๐Ÿ  โ€‹Butterbean Original Sunscreen SPF 30 tin has the highest percentage of Certified Organic and Fair Trade coconut oil and shea butter.

The fragrance is derived entirely from these virgin oils and butters. The local beeswax adds a touch of sweetness that their customers rave about.

โ˜€๏ธButterbean Simple Sunscreen SPF 30 is the workhorse of our sunscreens. This non-aerosol treatment pump makes sunscreen easy to apply, it works in any situation, and gets the job done! In addition to Coconut Oil, Simple Sunscreen uses Certified Organic Olive, Sunflower, and Jojoba Oils to shield the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. These sunscreens will nourish and protect even the most sensitive skin with silky smooth organic goodness.

๐Ÿ Good Sun Sport Stick SPF 30 provides safe, effective, and convenient sun protection coupled with recyclable, sustainable, and biodegradable packaging! Good for people and the planet. This little sport stick is a mover and a shaker. Toss in a beach bag or backpack for any fun in the sun adventure. For use on nose, face, ears, or wherever you please!

INGREDIENTS:Active: Non-nano uncoated zinc oxide 22%. * Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Fair Trade Shea) Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), Polyhydroxystearic Acid
*Certified Organic

Badger Baby Sunscreen SPF 30
certified organic baby sunscreen cream badger

Bader Organic. This is one of the best organic sunscreens for babies. Organic sunscreen with 98% organic ingredients and 100% certified natural! With Chamomile & Calendula  โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒธ

Gentle, moisturizing, and water-resistant for 40 minutes, it has just 7 simple and safe ingredients (including calming Chamomile and soothing Calendula) and provides safe, effective broad-spectrum protection with mineral zinc oxide.

Pediatrician tested and approved and hypoallergenic with sunflower oil as its base for easy application. One of the highest-rated sunscreens on the Environmental Working Group list. 

๐ŸŒธZINC OXIDE - Broad spectrum protection from harmful UVA & UVB rays using safe non-nano mineral Zinc Oxide.

๐Ÿ’ฆWATER RESISTANT - Certified organic base of Sunflower Oil, Beeswax & Vitamin E is ultra-moisturizing and soothing. Easy application and water resistance for at least 40 minutes.

๐ŸŒธHYPOALLERGENIC - Pediatrician tested and approved safe for babies and kids. Hypoallergenic formula is safe for sensitive skin.

โ€‹REEF FRIENDLY - BPA & phthalate-free tube made from #2 recyclable plastic. Biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems. Certified cruelty-free.

INGREDIENTS: Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75%.   Base Ingredients:
Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sunflower Vitamin E, Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Calendula Flower Extract, Organic Seabuckthorn Fruit Extract

โ˜€๏ธNatural and made with safe ingredients, one of the best on the market but it is a little bit whitening, you can mix it with pure certified organic aloe vera.

Badger Organic Kids Sunscreen SPF40

Bader OrganicBroad-spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays using the safe mineral Zinc Oxide – No oxybenzone, octinoxate, or other chemical active sunscreening agents.

100% Certified Natural and 95% Certified Organic.

Water & sweat resistant for 40 minutes of swimming or activity.

Hypoallergenic - safe for the most sensitive skin.

Smells great! Lightly fragranced with non-photo sensitizing essential oils of Tangerine & Vanilla in a gentle Sunflower Oil base.

Only six simple ingredients in this kid's sunscreen cream!

BPA & phthalate-free tube from #2 recyclable plastic.

No animal testing.

Biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems.

INGREDIENTS: Active Sunscreen Ingredient:

Uncoated Clear Zinc Oxide 22.5%.   

Base Sunscreen Ingredients:

Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Orange Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Tangerine Oil, Sunflower Vitamin E, Organic Vanilla Extract & Organic Seabuckthorn Extract.

Badger Baby Sunscreen SPF40

Bader Organic. This is one of the best organic sunscreens for babies.  โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒธ  MADE with 98% Organic Ingredients Certified by NSF

Simply the Safest™ Mineral Sunscreen for Babies! Protect baby’s delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays with our SPF 40 Clear Zinc Baby Sunscreen.

Gentle and nourishing, this sunscreen has just 7 ingredients, including organic chamomile and calendula—and it’s pediatrician-tested. This product is hypoallergenic and biodegradable: good for the baby and the planet.

  • Gentle and effective broad-spectrum protection

  • Safely blocks the sun’s harmful rays with 22.5% pure, clear zinc oxide, considered by the FDA as one of the safest active ingredients.

  • Certified organic Sunflower oil makes for easy application.

  • 40 minutes water-resistant.

  • Reef friendly, biodegradable, and certified cruelty-free.

  • Non-GMO certified by NSF to NSF Non-GMO True North.

  • 98% organic.

  • HYPOALLERGENIC - Pediatrician tested and approved safe for babies and kids. Hypoallergenic formula is safe for sensitive skin.

  • Certified cruelty-free.

INGREDIENTS: Active Sunscreen Ingredient:
Uncoated Clear Zinc Oxide 22.5%

Base Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sunflower Vitamin E, Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Calendula Flower Extract, Organic Seabuckthorn Fruit Extract

Two Peas Organics Mineral Suncreen
Certified Organic Mineral Reef-Safe Sunscreen. Eco-friendly sunblock made with certified organic

๐Ÿ  Certified Organic Sunscreen: Two Peas Organics all-natural sunscreen uses highly effective plant-derived and certified organic ingredients to provide superior sun protection that is biodegradable and coral reef safe.

๐Ÿ  Mineral Sun Protection: Provides reliable SPF 30 broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection. Gentle enough for babies' sensitive skin yet strong enough coverage for kids and adults.

๐Ÿ  Zinc Oxide: Extra thick formula with 20% Zinc Oxide helps to prevent sunburns and helps decrease the risk of skin damage and early skin aging caused by the sun. Leaves a thin white layer allowing you to see where you’re covered.

๐Ÿ  Fragrance-free: This formula is gentle on your skin and free from all chemicals found in most sunscreens making it ideal for delicate or sensitive skin. Note that natural oils and organic ingredients separate, so massage the tube to mix ingredients before application.

๐Ÿ’ฆWater resistance: Industry-leading water and sweat resistance for up to 80 minutes of sun protection. Our 3oz travel-friendly sunscreen goes on easy leaving your skin feeling smooth and protected.

INGREDIENTS Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (20%)

Inactive Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Beeswax*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

sky organic organic baby sunscreen
Certified Organic Sunscreen Sky Organics 

โ˜€๏ธ I am impressed with this brand. I didn't try it yet but it has a collection of basic cosmetics made with simple and clean ingredients. Even in their sunblocks, their ingredients list respects their vision of organic ingredients. 

๐Ÿ’ฆ Made with non-nano Zinc Oxide, Unscented

โ˜€๏ธ Certified NSF Organic, made with 94% organic ingredients, eco-friendly without toxic chemicals or irritant ingredients.

Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes so adventures never have to wait! Safe for kids and babies

๐Ÿ’ฆ Cruelty-free

๐Ÿ  Reef safe

โ˜€๏ธ INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (25%), Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricans Communis (Castor) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Olea Europe (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic Ingredient *Certified Organic Ingredient

High review on Amazon

Organic Mineral Sunscreen Tin SPF 50+
certified organic, eco-friendly non toxic sunscreen, sunblock baby sunblock, plastic-free

๐Ÿ Laguna Herbals combines non-nano zinc oxide with just 5 organic ingredients including calendula and beeswax to protect and nourish all skin types.

This non-toxic, water-resistant, sunscreen is free of harmful chemicals. It has an SPF 50+ with UVA and UVB protection.

The travel-friendly tin can easily be packed into your beach bag, purse, or luggage without the worry of leakage.

The tear-free formula is non-greasy and won’t drip into your eyes. โ€‹

โ˜€๏ธWhether you are surfing, swimming, biking, hiking or lounging this sunscreen is safe and effective. It can even be applied as a primer under make-up.

๐Ÿ Coral reef safe, cruelty-free, Gluten-Free, biodegradable.

  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide And 5 Organic Ingredients

  • Plastic free

  • Hypoallergenic

  • PABA Free

  • GMO Free

INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Non Nano Zinc Oxide (25%)

Inactive Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flowers* infused in Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic to USDA / NOP Standards.

Screen Shot 2021-05-01 at 3.57.18 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-05-01 at 4.23.56 PM.png

โŒ Not recommended products: Sunscreen Spray! 

Even the natural ones! 

EWG strongly discourages the use of loose powder makeup or spray sunscreens using titanium dioxide or zinc oxide of any particle size.

The FDA is proposing additional tests for sunscreens in powder or aerosol form to ensure no nanoparticles or small particles are released that could damage the lungs (FDA 2019).

For many reasons, it is dangerous to inhale nanoparticles. The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens has classified titanium dioxide as a possible carcinogen when it is inhaled in large doses (IARC 2006b).

Conclusion: I'm surprised that that Babo Botamicals and  100%Pure brands even offer a sunscreen spray version.

โ€‹

Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 12.48.23 PM.pn

โŒ Not recommended brand:

Even it is a mineral-based susncreen, the inactive ingreidnts are not the best!

Active ingredient: Zinc oxide (20%). 

Inactive or non-medicinal ingredients: water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl isostearate, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin, C10-18 triglycerides, polyhydroxystearic acid, behenyl alcohol, sodium chloride, xanthan gum, caprylyl glycol, sodium gluconate, geranyl acetate (herbal), vanillin, methyldihydrojasmonate (jasmine).

ย