Allergy Free Sunscreens
The Best Sunscreens for Children and Adults with Allergies.
Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, especially during summer months when you spend more time outside. For those with sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find a sunscreen that does not cause irritation. Mineral-based (like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) sunscreens are more gentle for skin than chemical formulas and should be tried first. Try to avoid sunscreens with ingredients like Vitamin A or oxybenzone which have been associated with irritation and allergic reactions. The National Eczema Association and American Academy of Dermatology recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30. Here are some of the safest and best options for you and your family:
1) Vanicream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide create a barrier for UVA and UVB rays. It is free of dyes, fragrances, and preservatives.
2) Cotz Sensitive SPF 40
A mineral sunscreen that contains 20% Zinc oxide to create a barrier for sun damaging rays. It is free of preservatives and oils.
3) Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen SPF 30
This mineral sunscreen contains 18.75% Zinc oxide to block UVA and UVB rays. It is free of fragrance, dyes, and parabens.
4) Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Zinc oxide makes up 18.24% of this mineral based sunscreen free of fragrances, dyes, and parabens.
5) Suntegrity Unscented Natural Mineral Sunscreen
This mineral sunscreen contains 20% Zinc oxide. It is fragrance and paraben free.