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.
P20 Skincare for Kids, Ocado
Since 1979, the scientists and suncare experts behind P20 have devoted themselves to a single purpose: developing category leading sunscreens for the entire family. Sunscreens that feature a unique combination of high efficacy, long-lasting durability and water resistance. The aim is protection without compromise. The result is P20 – seriously reliable suncare.
50+ SPF Sun Lotion, Childs Farm
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 products undergo extensive clinical safety testing to be safe for children and babies.
Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30, Ren Clean Skincare
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.
Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, MooGoo
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.
Organii SPF50 Sun Milk, Big Green Smile
A high protection sun milk suitable for the whole family. Organii SPF50 is certified organic, vegan and waterproof. It protects against UVA and UVB rays and is effective immediately after application.
Lovea Kids, Big Green Smile
An Ecocert certified organic sunscreen, Lovea Kids is unscented and provides high UVA and UVB protection. The product 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, Kate Somerville
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.
Green People supports the Marine Conservation Society and 30p from each website purchase will be donated to the cause, so you can feel good that you’re doing your bit.
Sun Melting Spray, NUXE
This Sun Melting Spray SPF 50 from Nuxe protects the face and body against UV rays. A vegan formula, the Melting Spray is alcohol-free, photostable, non-comedogenic and does not contain parabens.
Organic Children Sun Lotion, Ocado
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 30p from each website purchase will be donated to the cause.
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.
Shade All Natural, Natural Collection
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. Its SPF 45 and hypoallergenic formula provides long-lasting solar defense. It is reef sale and biodegradable.
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