Children's Health / 16 May, 2023 / Christina Walter
Sun protection is important for the whole family, so it’s time to stock up for the warmer days ahead. If you’re looking for the safest natural sun creams for kids that are also kind to the environment, we’ve got you covered.
Our recommended list of lotions, mists and sprays not only offer excellent protection against UV rays but are kind to even the most delicate skin. There are everyday options for adults, together with baby and child-specific sunscreens as well as formulas suitable for the whole family.
Since 1979, the scientists and suncare experts behind P20 have devoted themselves to a single purpose: developing category-leading sunscreens for the entire family. Their sunscreens feature a unique combination of high efficacy, long-lasting durability and water resistance for protection without compromise.
Registered with the Vegan Society, the 50+ SPF sun lotion from Childs Farm is a cream for very high protection, so you can rest assured your little ones are well covered. It is dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and for people prone to eczema.
Childs Farm prides itself on producing some of the safest natural sun creams for kids, with each product undergoing extensive clinical safety testing to be safe for children and babies.
The Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 from Ren Clean Skincare is a mattifying face sunscreen great for everyday wear for face and hands.
This sun cream is silicone-free, vegan and made with naturally derived ingredients. It comes in a 50% recycled plastic tube and 100% recycled plastic for the cap, so it’s kinder to the planet.
Bamford’s broad-spectrum daily SPF blends effortlessly into the skin without leaving a chalky white cast. Delivering protection against UVA and UVB rays, using a complex of antioxidant golden seaweed and calming swiss pine extracts. The silky matt finish provides an ideal base for make-up and is suitable for all skin types.
The Natural Sunscreen SPF30 from MooGoo is a zinc-only-based sunscreen that’s not greasy after application.
This sun cream has no chemical UV filters and rubs clear to provide a reflective umbrella on the skin that doesn’t break down in the sun. Suitable for children and adults.
A high-protection sun milk suitable for the whole family. Organii SPF50 is certified organic, vegan and waterproof, and is one of the safest sun creams for kids. This sun milk protects against UVA and UVB rays and is effective immediately after application.
An Ecocert-certified organic sunscreen, Lovea Kids is unscented and provides high UVA and UVB protection. Lovea Kids contains natural mineral sun blocks combined with certified organic, bio-degradable plant extracts, and does not contain any chemicals which can damage coral reefs.
This suncream is not suitable for children under three years.
UncompliKated SPF from Kate Somerville is a fine misting sunscreen for adults that sets make-up, reduces shine, and provides a matte finish. This product protects skin from harmful, skin-aging UV rays. It’s paraben, sulphate and phthalate-free and is not tested on animals.
Safe for all skin types, Scent Free Sun Lotion from Green People is reef-safe in fully recyclable, renewable sugar cane packaging. It has 84% certified organic ingredients and is rich in natural antioxidants.
A 20p donation from every Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30 (200ml) sold is donated directly to The Marine Conservation Society.
Its ultra-light texture moisturises the skin and is immediately absorbed for an even more beautiful tan. Skin feels soft, with no greasy or sticky finish, as if it were bare.
Its evocative holiday scent with notes of sweet Orange, Tiare Flower and Vanilla is an irresistible invitation to savour that summer feeling.
The Organic Children sun lotion offers 97% UVB protection and contains 84% organic content. It is suitable for sensitive skin and those prone to prickly heat. The packaging is plant-based and fully recyclable.
Green People supports the Marine Conservation Society and 20p from the sale of every 200ml Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30 and 150ml Children’s Scent Free SPF30 Sun Cream is donated to the Marine Conservation Society.
Lavera offers a range of 100% natural certified, skin-friendly sun care which is reef-friendly, vegan and microplastic-free: The Lavera sun care range is created using a balanced, natural composition with mineral UV filters, organic sunflower oil and organic coconut oil offers you immediate, reliable protection.
The light, water-resistant formula with mineral sun protection reduces the risk of sun-related skin irritation, sun allergy and Mallorca acne and is suitable for people with neurodermatitis.
Available in SPF 30 and SPF 30 anti-ageing sun cream, SPF 50+ kids’ sun lotion and After Sun lotion is also available.
All-natural and kind to skin, this adult Shade All Natural sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, even those with very sensitive skin. It’s free from plastics, phthalates, parabens, triclosans, SLS and microbeads.
Kid’s Natural Sunscreen from Jason Natural Care is specially formulated for children’s tender skin. It’s SPF 45 and hypoallergenic formula provides long-lasting solar defense. Reef sale and biodegradable, this is a great option if you’re looking to buy one of the safest sun creams for kids.