Today, we’re sharing our 5 best sunscreens for the entire family with you! Sourced from our very own HAPARI staff, these sunscreens have passed our own rigorous testing standards—which include lathering on ourselves and our kids and spending the day in the sun! With no sunburns at the end of a long day, we count these top sunscreens as the best of the best. And, in today’s post we’re sharing all of our sunscreen secrets with you! Check it out below.
As a reminder, we follow the FDA rules around sunscreen guidance. This includes sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 or higher, preferably SPF of 30 which has been proven to block around 97% of sun rays, reapplying every 2 hours, and using a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
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1. Best Full Body Sunscreen: Elta MD UV Shield Broad Spectrum 45 - $32
Elta MD is a favorite sunscreen among dermatologists for its clean ingredients—and it’s a favorite among our HAPARI staff too! Both dermatologists and our staff love this sunscreen because it's easy to rub in, provides 80 minutes of sun protection, and can be used on the entire body from head-to-toe. And, It’s a great everyday sunscreen that can be used on the entire family!
2. Best Sunscreen for Kids: Babyganics SPF 50 Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion - $16
According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, not only is children's skin more vulnerable to damage by the sun's rays, but people on average get 80% of our lifetime sun exposure by age 18. We’ve all likely heard this advice, but it’s a good reminder of just how incredibly important it is to protect your kid’s skin any time they’re outside. Our favorite kids sunscreen is the Babyganics Mineral Kids sunscreen in SPF 50. This sunscreen is water resistant, long-lasting (80 minutes), and made exclusively from all mineral ingredients, including: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—meaning it’s made without parabens, phthalates, PABA, fragrance or nanoparticles.
3. Best Face Sunscreen: La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen - $35
It can be hard to find a face sunscreen that works well under primer, foundation, and powder. The La Roche sunscreen works as a smooth base layer and provides a lightweight matte finish–making it ideal to be used with makeup. This sunscreen can be used for the body as well but it’s particularly designed to be used on the face. It contains vitamin E, herbal extracts and antioxidants to soothe stressed skin while protecting your skin.
4. Best Spray Sunscreen: Sun Bum SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen - $16
The Sun Bum sunscreen line is made from natural ingredients including Vitamin E, and is gluten and vegan free. It’s also a broad spectrum spray so it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. We love this sunscreen because you can easily spray it on and rub it in within minutes. No more chasing kids around trying to rub in thick lotions. This spray sunscreen is also available in a wide range of coverage levels; from SPF 30 - SPF70 so you can pick the protection level that’s right for you and your family.
5. Best Overall Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 - $8
We love this Neutrogena sunscreen! It meets all of our criteria—it’s a lightweight sunscreen that won’t clog your pores, it’s been around for a long time as a tried-and-tested sunscreen, and it’s incredibly affordable at just $8. Along with the standard liquid version, this sunscreen is also available in a stick and spray format making it a good choice for just about anyone. Have crazy kids running around? Use the spray format. Want to use some on your face? The stick format is ideal.
As fellow mamas, we also judge sunscreen by how easily it rubs in (because we’ve all been there trying to rub sunscreen on a wiggly child and know it’s not easy)—and we’re happy to share the Neutrogena Ultra Dry-Touch Sunscreen spreads easily and rubs in surprisingly well. Overall, if you had to pick just one sunscreen for your family this year, this is our top pick!
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