How Green Is That…Sunscreen?

Shield your skin from harmful rays with sunscreens that are natural and effective. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) rated over 500 sunscreens on a scale of 0 to 10: 0-2 for “recommended,” 3-6 for “caution” and 7-10 for “avoid.” Here are a few top picks.

1. Heiko Kids
This SPF 40 water-resistant sunscreen provides 100% natural ultra UVA and UVB protection. Made with 63% certified organic ingredients, Heiko Kids was rated a “0” by EWG.

2. Badger Sunscreen
Water-resistant Badger SPF 30 sunscreen uses zinc oxide to help provide high levels of UVA and UVB protection. With at least 60% certified organic ingredients, this sunscreen earned a “1” rating.

3. Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen
Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide this SPF 30+ sunscreen with high levels of UVA and UVB protection. This mineral sunscreen contains all-natural and certified-organic ingredients free of sodium lauryl sulfate, paraben and 1-4 dioxane and gluten, earning a “1” rating.

4. Soleo Organics All Natural SunScreen
Soleo Organics SPF 30+ is a biodegradable sunscreen that contains no chemical UV absorbers and no synthetic preservatives. Rated “1,” this product uses zinc oxide to provide high levels of UVA and UVB protection.