Before we get to best sunscreen info, did you know that Dermatologists and other experts recommend putting sunscreen on your children at least 15 to 30 minutes before they go outside and then every 2 hours thereafter? And, you need to do it each and every time before they go outside. Overkill?  No.  It’s a fact is that if your child gets seriously sunburned even once, it could increase their chance of developing skin cancer in the future.

My family struggles with skin cancer. Both my mother and my sister have had multiple lesions removed from their faces.  While theirs is not the life-threatening form, it does cause distress when your doctor tells you that he’ll have to remove the tip of your nose and rebuild it with skin harvested from another area.  Or in the case of my mother, the entire lower eyelid removed and rebuilt with skin from a donor site.  She will never have eyelashes again unless they move eyebrow hairs there.  Her newest lesion is the size of a quarter right between her eyes.  She’s had the crook of her nose carved out and her upper lip re-sectioned.  She’s in her 70s now, but the first time was when I was in my teens so about 30 years ago.  My sister is in her mid-40’s.

Here are some links to help you choose the right sunscreen for your family

Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2015 Guide to Sunscreens

Highest Rated & Best Sunscreen Products with a Rating of 1 (Lowest Hazard)

SPF 30 and Below

Dr. Mercola: Natural Sunscreen SPF 15, 8 oz

100% Pure Everywhere Sun Stick (Spf 30), 0.56 Ounce

Adorable Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen Non-Nano Zinc Oxide UVA/UVB 4.3 oz.

All Terrain AquaSport SPF28 Natural Sunscreen Face Stick (0.6- Ounce)


All Terrain AquaSport SPF30 Natural Sunscreen Lotion (3- Ounce)

All Terrain Kid-Sport SPF-30 Oxybenzone-Free Natural Sunscreen Lotion, 6-Ounce

All Terrain TerraSport SPF28 Natural Sunscreen Face Stick (0.6- Ounce)

All Terrain Terra-Sport SPF-30 Oxybenzone-Free Natural Sunscreen Lotion, 6-Ounce

ABC Arbonne Baby Care Set SPF30 – Sunscreen


Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Fragrance-Free Clear Zinc Sport Stick 0.6 Ounce – Sunscreen SPF 30, EWG Rated 1, Non Nano Natural Zinc

Babo Botanicals, Clear Zinc Sunscreen, Sport Stick, SPF 30, 0.6 oz (17 g) pack of 2

Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Lotion – Fragrance-Free, 3 Ounces, Best Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Non-Nano, Sensitive

Babo Botanicals 30 SPF Clear Zinc Sunscreen, 3 Ounce

Baby Hampton Beach Bum Sunscreen, SPF 30, Fragrance-Free 4 fl oz

Baby Hampton Beach Bum Sunscreen Sunstick, SPF 30 0.6 oz


Cotz Pure Sunscreen SPF 30, 3 Ounce

derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Body Lotion with Vitamin C and Green Tea 4 oz

derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion with Vitamin C and Green Tea 2 oz

Dr. Mercola Sunscreen SPF 30 – Hypoallergenic – Protects Against UVB And UVA Light – 8 Ounces

Elemental Herbs Elemental Herbs Zinc Sunstick, Coconut, 0.6 Ounce

Burnout Ocean Tested Physical Spf30+ 3.4 OZ

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee SPF 30 100% Natural Sunscreen Stick, 0.7 ounces

California Baby Everyday Year-Round SPF 30+ Sunscreen Stick – 0.5 oz. – 2 Pack

California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 30+ – Fragrance-Free – 1.3 oz

California Baby Super Sensitive Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen Stick

Caribbean Solutions Solguard SPF 15 Natural Skin Care, 6 Ounce

Caribbean Solutions Sol Guard SPF 25, 6 Ounce

Block Island Organics – Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 – Broad Spectrum UVA UVB Protection – Non-Nano Zinc – Lightweight Non-Greasy Sunblock – EWG Top Rated – Non-Toxic – Made in USA 3.4 FL OZ

Block Island Organics – Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 with Clear Zinc – Broad Spectrum UVA UVB Protection – Daily Anti-Aging Sunscreen Sunblock – EWG Top Rated – Non-Toxic – Made in USA – 3.4 FL OZ

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive SPF 30+, 5-Ounce

Blue Lizard Australian SUNSCREEN SPF 30+, Baby, SPF 30+, 8.75-Ounces

BurnOut SPF 30 for Face & Body

BurnOut SPF 35 KIDS Physical Sunscreen

Baby Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 – 3.4oz – Cream

Loving Naturals Clear Body SPF 30+ Sunscreen Non-Nano Zinc Oxide UVA/UVB 4.3 oz.

The Honest Company Honest Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 2-pack 3.0oz

TruBaby Everyday Play SPF 30 Plus UVA/UVB Sunscreen Lotion, 2 Ounce

TruBaby Water and Play SPF 30 Plus Water-Resistant UVA/UVB Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, 2 Ounce


Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream – SPF 30 – All Natural & Certified Organic,2.9 fl.oz

Badger Balm SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream, 2.9 Ounce



Belli Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen – SPF 25 – 1.5 oz

You want your children to enjoy their summer, but you also want to keep them safe and avoid the distress of skin cancer later on in life. Summer sun safety for children is simple. Use sunscreen every time they go outdoors, reapply it every two hours or more often, dress them in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing and keep them hydrated. Your children will be able to have fun in the sun, and you can relax because you know they’re protected.