|Love this photo taken from Pure Nourishment.|
I heart the sun more than you can imagine. Growing up near the beach, I'm outside pretty much year round. Next week both of my girls are out of school for spring beak which means lots of fun in the sun. So when I asked my "go to" esthetician, Kim Fisher, about the "healthiest" kids and moms sunscreens, she told me about the Environmental Working Group's website, Skin Deep. You have to check out this site!
There's even an EWG hall of shame, which lists sunscreens marketed for kids that include hormone-disrupting chemicals (such as oxybenzone), sunscreens that may boost skin tumor risk (retinyl palmitate), and those convenient aerosol sprays may actually cause serious inhalation risks. The EWG also recommends that you avoid sunscreens with higher than 50 SPF. It's better to reapply sunscreen more often.
The favorite sunscreens in our family include Alba Botanicals and Badger. As for my own face, I apply my La Roche Posay Anthelios tinted sunscreen throughout the day. Best part about this site is that you can research any product before applying. Have a great spring break!