There are tons of sunscreens for babies on the market but most of them contain chemical filters which are often harsh for babies with sensitive skin (and not only babies: adults who have sensitive skin might want to opt for mineral sunscreens). The problem is that it’s not that easy to find mineral (physical) sunscreen (sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide). Even those that are called mineral-based come with partly mineral, partly chemical sun protection ingredients and they still can give your baby tears and stinging. So here is the list of chemical-free sunscreens that are best suited for babies and adults with sensitive skin.

 

 

#1. Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

This is probably the most popular mineral sunscreen for babies. Why? Because it’s one of the safest sunscreens on the market. It’s top rated by ewg with a “1” rating. The texture is creamy and glides on easily leaving a faint white cast, which is typical of mineral-based sunscreens.

#2. Banana Boat Sunscreen Kids Tear-Free Sting-Free Lotion – SPF 50

Another great example of unscented mineral sunscreen. Gentle on sensitive skin. It comes in 2oz, 8oz and 12oz. The largest bottle has a pump which is pretty handy.

#3. CeraVe SPF 50 Sunscreen Body Lotion

Apart from being a great broad spectrum mineral sunscreen it also contains a very good mix of repairing ingredients and antioxidants.

#4. Sunscreen

This is a very good pure mineral sunscreen with fragrance-free formula. It’s outstanding for use on babies, small children, and adults with sensitive skin. Creamy texture gives an even application.

#5. Aveeno Natural Protection Lotion Spf 50

This lotion is oil-free, fragrance-free and is a very good protection even for very sensitive skin for both adults and babies.

#6. Mustela Broad Spectrum SPF 50-Plus Mineral Sunscreen Stick

If you like sunscreen in a form of stick, go no further. It has good EWG rating. It’s small and handy, easy to pop into your pocket or purse (i actually have on in my cosmetic bag and one in the car). Not only kids love this way of applying sunscreen instead of gooping a cream on, but it could be used for adults (I personally use it around my eyes as my eyes can only tolerate mineral sunscreen applied around).

#7. Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Lotion

The last but not least is Babo Botanicals Sunscreen. It contains 18.4 % of zinc oxide which is a very good protection from the sun. The formula is creamy and applies smoothly, you have to rub it in though for a minute