The Best Kid-Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2022

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The Best Kid-Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2022

As NYC families get ready to welcome summer, it’s important to make sure you you have a kid-friendly sunscreen on hand! Yes we all love spending time outside and enjoying the suns rays, but these need to make sure your kids skin is staying safe from harmful rays. These sunscreens are gentle on kids’ skin and are free from harmful chemicals, so you and your kids can focus on having a fun-filled summer!

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All Good Kid’s Sunscreen Lotion

SPF: 30 broad spectrum

Having a sunscreen that will be gentle on your kid’s skin is something that many parents look for. All Good adds chamomile to their sunscreen which is perfect for soothing sensitive skin. This mineral sunscreen lotion is UVA/UVB protected, water-resistant, lightweight, non-greasy, and is made with reef-safe ingredients. All Good makes sure that your skin feels great while also being protected!

Anthelios Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen  SPF 50

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

If you’re planning on going out in the sun, don’t forget to bring Anthelio’s sunscreen with you! This sunscreen was made for sensitive skin, adults and kids alike. This sunscreen will protect you from the sun’s UV in and out of water. It is also paraben-free, oil-free and fragrance-free to name a few benefits!

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin 

SPF 50

This popular mineral sunscreen lotion is great for little ones that have sensitive skin and are great to use on both the face and body. Not only is this sunscreen pediatrician-recommended, but it is made with a tear-free formula and is hypoallergenic, making it the perfect fit for all little ones!

Babo Botanical Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

This vegan sunscreen is another perfect choice for babies that have sensitive skin! Babo Botanicals is gluten, soy, and dairy-free. The sunscreen is ultra sheer and lightweight, making it easy to apply on young kids.

Baby Bum Sunscreen Spray

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

Baby Bum is a 100% mineral-based and reef-safe sunscreen that protects against UVA/UVB rays. It protects and also hydrates the skin with coconut oil and shea and cocoa butter. This lotion is lightweight, non-greasy, and fragrance-free so parents can feel good about protecting their kid’s skin! When applying to kids, make sure you apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Babyganics Sunscreen Lotion

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

This plant-based sunscreen seems to be a favorite for many parents! Babyganics is made with certified organic ingredients such as cranberries, raspberries, seed oils, and sunflowers. This sunscreen is a little thicker than other brands, so you only need to apply a small amount to your kids for full coverage!

Badger Kids Mineral Sunscreen

SPF: 40 broad spectrum

Protect your kids from the grueling sun with the Badger Mineral Sunscreen. It’s water-resistant, hypoallergenic and uses organic ingredients to make sure that the skin is not only protected but nourished. This sunscreen effectively protects kids for 80 minutes in the sun. Plus, it smells like tangerine and vanilla so you won’t have any trouble convincing your kids to put it on!

Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

Check your pockets and make sure you have this sunscreen in your pocket before you leave! It provides protection for even the most sensitive skin and it’s so lightweight that you won’t even know you’re wearing it. Kids can wear it when they’re leaving the house or even playing in the water. No matter where you go or what you do, this sunscreen will keep your kids protected against the beating sun!

Hello Bello Kid’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

Put your trust in Hello Bello this summer with their reef-friendly and water-resistant sunscreen! It contains cocoa seed butter, chamomile, cucumber, avocado and more that soothes and moisturizes skin while protecting your kids from the harmful rays of the sun. This sunscreen is reliable, protecting your kids against all three types of UV rays to ensure they stay safe.

Tropic Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen

SPF: 50 broad spectrum

This sunscreen isn’t just protective of the sun rays, but it’s also extremely eco-friendly. It’s reef-friendly, the moisturizing sunscreen is inside an eco-friendly aluminum tube outside which you can easily dispose of in a recycling bin. Kids can play all day, the sunscreen lasts 80 minutes before needing a new coat and you don’t have to worry about them getting wet because it’s water-resistant for up to 4 hours! And for kids with sensitive skin, Tropic Sport adds ingredients like Tucuma Seed Butter, Boabab Oil, and Macadamia Nut oil that replenishes lipids to hydrate and moisturize skin.