The Best Sunscreens of 2018

You asked and I answered.

After last week’s post on The Best and Worst Sunscreen Ingredients, you had some great questions.

The most common question I received was which sunscreen I personally use. And I usually don’t post about specific products.

But because this is SUCH an important and timely (given the change in seasons and Memorial Day Weekend) topic, I am sharing my favorite sunscreens for 2018.

They vary in price and availability. What they have in common is they all:

  • contain the best active sunscreen ingredient
  • have high concentrations of zinc oxide
  • are free from endocrine disruptors (as of May 2018)
  • are SPF 30 or so.

Disclaimer: I have NO financial relationships with any companies mentioned. These are products I personally buy, use, and recommend.

So I’ll cut to the chase!

Here are my favorite sunscreens for 2018.

Best Face + Body Sunscreen for Your Wallet & the Environment ($)

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Raw Elements makes high quality and affordable sunscreen options for body and face. Their body sunscreens apply like a dream and their tinted facial sunscreen is great if you want your sunscreen to offer some coverage. You can find these products on Amazon or at https://raw-elementsusa.myshopify.com.

Raw Elements uses zinc oxide and is certified as safe for all ages, reef safe, and biodegradable.

Best Spray Sunscreen ($ to $$)

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Spray sunscreens can be quick and convenient to apply. The problem is most options do not contain zinc oxide, the best broad spectrum sunscreen.

Babo Botanicals is a natural line that produces “sheer” zinc oxide sunscreens for adults and babies alike. I prefer their fragrance-free offerings. Babo Botanicals is fairly priced and can be purchased on their website (if you sign up for their newsletter, you can get a coupon code for 25% off your first purchase) and at other retailers (such as Whole Foods and Pharmaca). https://www.babobotanicals.com

Best Baby Sunscreen ($)

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Badger makes a baby sunscreen that is simple and gentle for babies (and adults). This product is 18.75% non-nano zinc oxide and applies easily. It contains moisturizing ingredients and is reef-friendly.

Badger products can be found at some natural grocers. However, you can always find them at https://www.badgerbalm.com/default.aspx.

Happy Sunscreen Purchasing

Good luck finding the perfect sunscreen. You still have a week to find something great before Memorial Day Weekend!

In health and (sunburn-free) happiness,
Skye