Sun’s out, lil guns out! Check out our fave sunscreens for kids and babies
As we say “hello” to summer with picnics by the beach and pool parties with the fam, protecting our kiddo’s skin from the sweltering sun remains our greatest priority. We’ve saved you the time and trouble of scouring the stores to find the perfect kids’ sunscreens, mama! Here are some fab sunscreens that are not only gentle on sensitive skin but do the job of blocking the harmful rays as well. Whether you’re looking for environmentally safe options, or ones with ace water and sand resistance, we’ve got your little ones covered (pun intended!). Here are our favourite 10 sunscreen picks for the kiddos!
What’s better than a sunscreen that protects your toddler’s delicate skin? A sunscreen that protects the environment as well! Made exclusively with biodegradable and organic ingredients, this gem of a sunscreen is easy on your wallet, your kids and the world. Perfect! It shields sensitive skin so your little one is left protected and free to play in the sun.
With an impressive line of baby products that are non-allergenic, tear-free, paraben-free and nanoparticle-free, Babyganics has perfected its sunscreen formula for kids. The mineral-based recipe is infused with tomato, cranberry and raspberry seed oil to protect your baby from UVA/UVB rays. We like that it’s not too greasy, either.
This sunscreen cream is made with safe, environment-friendly minerals and a certified organic base of Sunflower oil and essential Vitamin-E. The soft scents of tangerine and vanilla will keep your babies protected from the sun while smelling like the pure perfection they are! NB: Coverage can feel a bit thick compared to other sunscreens.
Ever wonder how often you need to reapply sunscreen from the hot sun? Our friends from the land down under have come up with a perfect solution. With one-of-a-kind UV indicator packaging, this bottle turns pink when it’s time to re-apply! Easy-peasy-sunscreen-squeezy.
If your little ones like to spend their summers building sandcastles on the beach, this sunscreen is anti-sand, water-resistant and perfect for delicate skin. With ultra-broad full light technology protection, it shields your kids from UVB, UVA, visible light and infrared rays. What we love about this sunscreen is that you can re-apply it even after they have been playing around in the sand or water for a while!
This renowned French brand is paraben-free and fragrance-free, but it’s also highly water-resistant and safe for use on babies and others with very sensitive skin. Bonus points for convenient availability at drugstores across Singapore!
For all the new mamas and their precious newborns, this one’s for you. The Mustela High Protection sunscreen is specifically formulated with your babes in mind. It’s easy to apply and absorbs into the skin, comes in a non-drip tube and is specially designed to protect your bundle of joy without staining their little clothes. Phew!
This sunscreen stick is as mild as milk and takes care of your little one’s sensitive skin with a dye-free, anti-irritant and fragrance-free formula made with active natural oat extracts. Suitable for babies over 6 months old, it offers protection against the harmful sun rays and keeps the skin vibrant and healthy.
Protection level: SPF 50
How much: $15
Available at: iHerb
Wary of sunscreen that absorbs into your baby’s thin and tender skin? This sunscreen creates a non-invasive physical barrier and reflects the sun’s rays without absorbing into the skin. With titanium and zinc oxide, it can be used on babies under 6 months old so your baby has that California glow all summer!
Made with organic green tea and Rose hip extracts and non-nano zinc oxide, this is probably the purest form of sunscreen for little ones. Quick tip: Zinc tends to apply more evenly and smoothly on well-hydrated surfaces, so it’s ideal to apply this on your kiddos right after a quick rinse!
Protection level: SPF 33
How much: $18
Available at: iHerb
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