2018 Product Reviews Seasonal

Best Safe Suncreen for Kids

August 7, 2018

We asked our friend Emily from Our Nest in the City to compare 4 of our most popular sunscreens and this is what she’s found…

The best kiddo-safe sunscreen + 3 great runners up

We all want our kiddos to be safe in the sun, and sunscreen is absolutely a must for every child over 6 months of age, but what’s the best and safest option? There are countless mineral sunscreens on the market, and now we have such better options than the heavily frangranced lotions and propane fuelled Aerosol sprays of yore. Here’s a run down of four excellent mineral sunscreens for your little ones this summer (and of course for you, too!), their specs, and my favourite of the batch!

Today I’m comparing four mineral sunscreens, all available at Snuggle Bugz (both in store and online). We’ll look at Baby BumSubstanceGreen Beaver, and Thinkbaby. All of these lotions come in other formats as well, such as facial sticks (which are awesome!) and non-Aerosol sprays. Here are my findings:

Baby Bum
– SPF 30
– Water resistant 80 minutes
– Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22%

Substance
– SPF 30
– Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
– Canadian company

Green Beaver
– SPF 40
– Water resistant 40 minutes
– Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 8%, Titanium Dioxide 8%
– Canadian company

Thinkbaby
– SPF 50+ 
– Water resistant 80 minutes
– Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
– Top rated on ewg.org skin deep app

As I said, these are all excellent options. We tested every brand and found… 

Read Emily’s full review on her blog here.

Lydia

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