The EWG List of the Safest Sunscreens for Kids. Just in Time for Summer
Published in Cool Mom Pics, May 25, 2015
Each year, I check out the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreens to find the safest sunscreens for kids. With a slew of fair-skinned redheads in my family, I feel like I go through gallons of sunscreen each summer, and while I’m not all-organic-all-the-time, I do tend to splurge on lotions that are safer for my kids and lower in chemicals since we use so much of them all season.
If you haven’t yet been to the site, EWG ranks an impressive 1700 products, from spray sunscreen to lip balm with SPF, and scores them (lower numbers are better) based on factors ranging from misleading marketing to toxins you should avoid. In other words, take some of the ratings with a grain of salt; a rating of 3 isn’t necessarily worse than a rating of 1, and sometimes an ingredient like lavender, for example, will get dinged, which may or may not be an ingredient you are wildly concerned about. If you have a favorite sunscreen that scores a 3, go ahead and use it with confidence.
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