3 Super Eco-Friendly Sunscreens for Beach Bound Families
Everybody knows that sunscreen is absolutely essential when heading to the beach with the family. What you may not know is that the ingredients found in many mainstream brands are not only toxic to humans but damaging for the environment too.
Here are a few of my family’s very favorite eco-friendly sunscreens that don’t include any toxic chemicals like Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, which are both known to cause hormone disruptions and allergic reactions on skin. These 3 recommended sunscreens are perfect for any day at the beach!
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If you’re looking for an all-natural, eco-friendly and really affordable sunscreen, Alba Botanica is your golden ticket. Sold online, this product is great for those with sensitive skin, and its fragrance free formula is perfect for the entire family.
The product does appear slightly white when first applied, which is a quality I like when trying to see if I’ve missed any important areas on my kids. However, with a fair amount of rubbing it fades into the skin. All in all, this sunscreen is a great deal for your dollar.
For starters, who can say no to a citrus mimosa? While this sunscreen isn’t exactly an ingestible bubbly refresher, it absolutely has a fantastic and delicious citrus scent. This eco-friendly sunscreen is water and sweat resistant and keeps you safe from UVA and UVB rays. Its safflower and organic coconut and kukui oils also make it super soothing for even the softest baby skin. This sunscreen brand also offers other scents, higher SPF options and sunscreen made specifically for babies too.
Easily found in most holistic supermarkets, this brand also offers an air-powered spray lotion, for those who prefer the super-quick all over spritz, as well as a special baby formula that’s great for the tiniest baby beach bum. Yes, these products are perfectly kissable and perfect for the entire family!
For more eco-friendly and safe sunscreens, visit the Environmental Working Group website and check out their list of beach and sport sunscreens.
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Belonging to the rare breed known as native Floridian, Mary Ellen is a wife, mother and freelance writer, currently living in Sarasota, on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast….