'This is my reasoning for using sunscreens on both myself and my toddler that contain non-chemicals such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or a combination of both. I also look for a sunscreen that is free from preservatives such as pthalates, sulfates, paraben or PABA, an acid that can lead to skin irritation. Finally, my ideal sunscreen has to be fragrance free (because who wants to attract yet more insects during summer months??) and easy to spread on my always in motion toddler.
If you're looking for all the same things in your sunscreen as me, a winning formula is Babyganics Pure Mineral Sunscreen. Now, you may have noticed that I write often about Babyganics. To start, the brand has such a vast array of products for all your family's needs that it's great to help readers keep up to date on all the latest; and second, the brand aligns with what I value for my family: natural, non-toxic, and family-friendly. They have useful products for all seasons (and all reasons!) and right now, I'm all about a great sunscreen.
Babyganics contains half titainum dioxide and half zinc oxide, so your kids get full spectrum coverage the natural way. It's SPF 30 and water resistant for 40 minutes (so be sure to reapply after a dip in the pool!).
And very importantly, it did not cause skin problems on my son's very sensitive skin. I'm a fan!
Tell me, what are your thoughts on natural sunscreens vs. chemical-based ones? I'd love to know!