Keep Your Family's Skin Safe
I have always been proactive when it comes to using products I feel are safe for my family. From food to sunscreen, we spend a lot of time and effort making good choices. LONG before our daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, our kids were reading labels for added colors, artificial flavors, and artificial sweeteners.
I have had true concerns about our sunscreen for a couple of years. We always used Water Babies on our fair skinned children. I would slather them down each morning in the summer...and also included water shirts in their wardrobe for a bit more coverage.
Late last summer I did a bit of investigating and changed to Jason sunscreen. It had great reviews, better ingredients...and smells AMAZING! I also picked up a tube of Badger...also highly reviewed, but a little more difficult to apply because it doesn't really rub in. It is not meant to be absorbed, but to act as a barrier. I guess that's one of the most important things I learned through my research, sunscreen is absorbed by the skin and often contains harmful chemicals, sunblock on the other hand, sits on the skin, acting as more of a physical barrier.
Recently I came across EWG, a site that allows you to enter the name of a cosmetic, skin care item, shampoo, sunscreen, etc...and then rates its safety. I used this site to choose sunscreens for my 12 and 7 year olds.
First I picked Jason Sunbrella Mineral Sunblock as our everyday lotion.
I hope this helps make your search a little easier. We want the best for our kids, and I know you want the best for yours as well.
(Please note these are just my opinions.)