I have to say, researching about sunscreens takes some time. There are tons of different types, for kids, for women, for babies. Tons of brand names, too!! Gosh! I got dizzy. Finally and after reading the pros and cons, ingredients and prices, I narrowed down my options to 2!! Can you believe it? I decided to buy sunscreen that contains the physical barriers (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). Maybe I’m paranoid, maybe I’m crazy, but I still don’t trust completely all the other chemical barrier type products on my children’s perfect skin. (Please read my previous post for more info on the difference between physical and chemical barriers)
So my first choice (and I have to say that last year I heard about this, but I couldn’t find it except online) is Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30 for babies. I read a lot of great reviews about this product, but it can be pricey, a 9 oz bottle retails for $24.99. The good news is I found it at drugstore.com for $17.00 so I got two right away!! You can check the Blue Lizard web page right here to get more info. I almost forgot to tell you I read that the Blue Lizard bottle will change color when in contact with UVA radiation, so you don’t forget to reapply it, cool huh?!
My second choice is Neutrogena pure and free baby sunblock lotion SPF 60. A 3oz bottle retails for $10.99 everywhere I looked (which is not cheaper than Blue Lizard at drugstore.com).
If you are not as paranoid as I am you can choose from a greater range of FDA approved sunscreens, just remember to choose those that protect from both UVA and UVB rays.