Sunscreen Investigation – Top Picks

People wear sunscreen to reduce the chance of developing cancer.  Why then apply something to your skin that could potentially increase the risk of developing cancer?  This question has left some people moving away from using sunscreen unfortunately.  

Kids Suncreen SafeWe did an investigation on Organic and Natural Sunscreens to find out if any of them contained harmful or toxic ingredients.  To our surprise we found products that used possible carcinogens, combination fragrances which can be a hormone disruptor and cause allergies to act up.  We found products that used synthetic antimicrobial preservatives which can be potentially toxic to infants if ingested. Some products had ingredients that are known to cause mild skin irritation and itchiness. Granted the products we found with the worst ingredients are only advertised as 70% Organic or advertised as being “Natural”.  At we wanted to put a list together of Sunscreens parents can use on their family confidently, free of harmful chemicals known to do damage.  

After our initial dismay of finding products with horrible and harmful ingredients we were pleased to find safe sunscreens.  Here is the list of our sunscreen top picks:

Sun Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbay Sunscreen is highly effective and safe.  It is a very popular sunscreen amongst parents since it has a great water resistance and has an SPF 50+ rating.  Click here for more product details or if you would like to buy now.  

Sun Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream

This product made our list as it is an all natural product with USDA certified organic ingredients and because it works immediately upon application. This sunscreen is safe for the entire family to use.  If you would like more information or would like to buy this sunscreen click here

Sun Burt’s Bees Baby Bee SPF 30

100% natural sunscreen in a stick!  This sunscreen is very convenient as it is easy to carry and keep in a bag or the car that way if you forget to apply sunscreen before you leave the house you have a back up plan.  Want more details or would like to purchase click here

Sun Del Mar Beach Supply Co

This sunscreen is a Natural Sunscreen and is safe for children of all ages.  It contains eight edible-grade organic ingredients (86% certified Organic ingredients) and is Fragrance-Free and Non-Toxic.  You will also notice that they used a NON GMO Vegetable Vitamin E from sunflower seeds.   For more details on this product click here

Sun TEVA Organic Sun Protect

Teva Organics Sunscreen contains 100% Certified Organic Ayurvedic and it also contains essential oils that are known to be good non-toxic natural insect repellents which is a nice plus.  If you are ready to buy this sunscreen or would like more information click here


    • George Tsam says:

      Looked this sunscreen up and noticed it has Octocrylene which can be a skin irritant. Have you had any allergies to the product and can you use it on kids?

    • Beth Kaniuk says:

      I’ve used it on me and my kiddos and never had any issues. Shaklee uses the best quality ingredients and safest ones. They do offer a 100% guarantee or your money back.

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