Allergy-Friendly Sunscreens

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Updated: June 2018: No matter your age or skin tone, there’s no excuse for exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays. We round up the best allergy-friendly and sensitive skin sunscreens available to help shield you from summer’s glare.

California Baby: Super Sensitive Sunscreen

Award-winning Super Sensitive Sunscreen from California Baby is fragrance-free and formulated for delicate skin with no PABA or chemicals. Plus it’s free of nuts, gluten, soy, oats and dairy, but does contain coconut. This water-resistant sunscreen is perfect for all ages.

For U.S., shop at Californiababy.com

 

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Badger: Unscented, All-Natural Sunscreen

With just five ingredients, Badger’s unscented, all-natural SPF 30 sunscreen is top-rated by the EWG. It uses non-nano zinc oxide, which stays on the skin’s surface and blocks UV light.

For U.S., shop at Badgerbalm.com
For Canada, shop at Well.ca

 

 

Attitude: 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and natural, this sunscreen is 100 percent mineral. It uses ingredients like non-nano zinc oxide for the safest possible sun care for you and your child. Easy to apply and non-whitening!

For U.S., shop at Attitudeliving.com or Amazon.com
For Canada, shop at Amazon.ca, Well.ca or Ca.Attitudeliving.com

Raw Elements: Face Stick SPF 30+

The SPF 30 sunblock by Raw Elements glides on for 80 minutes of no-mess protection. It provides effective in-water defense without harming the marine environment. It can even be applied underwater!

For U.S., shop at Rawelementsusa.com
For Canada, shop at Clementinefields.ca

Kiss My Face Organics: Face & Body Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

This water-resistant, fragrance-free sunscreen is made with non-nano minerals and infused with antioxidants like green tea and organic sunflower oil. It’s made with 87 percent certified organic ingredients, but as the product’s website  notes, “when used properly, mineral sunscreens will leave a whitish tint.”

For U.S., shop at Amazon.com
For Canada, shop at Amazon.ca

 

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Episencial: Babytime Sunny Sunscreen

Enriched with aloe and organic green tea, Babytime Sunny Sunscreen by Episencial has received one of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) highest safety ratings. The broad spectrum SPF 35 lotion is water-resistant and petroleum-, fragrance- and gluten-free.

For U.S., shop at Babytimeusa.com
For Canada, shop at Amazon.ca

 

Goddess Garden: Sport Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

The mineral-based, broad spectrum block withstands water activities, is vegan and biodegradable. Non-greasy and ideal for sensitive skin, this sun screen is safe for the whole family to use and promises to be “effective immediately,” instead of chemical containing sunscreens that take longer to activate.

For U.S., shop at Goddessgarden.com
For Canada, shop at Well.ca

EWG’s Sunscreen Rankings

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has assembled a helpful list of the best sunscreens from the perspective of: effectiveness and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients of a product as compared to other sunscreens. Allergic Living’s picks did make the best sunscreens list.

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