In the Philippines, summer vacation is associated with beach escapades, swimming sessions, out-of-town trips and family activities that usually entail one being exposed to the sun's rays. Thus, it’s important to protect our children's skin from the harmful effects of the sun – something we should do, in fact, even when it’s not summer.
When it comes to our kids' well-being, it's always best to stay on the safe side and stick to those with the most natural ingredients. Here are 5 of what moms recommend:
1. Human Nature's Safeblock 100% Natural Sunscreen
Human Nature is known for its products that are pro-poor, pro-environment and pro-Philippines. Its natural sunscreen, SAFEBLOCK, is one of its newest products.
Human Nature SAFEBLOCK is said to be “the Philippines’ first 100% natural, broad-spectrum, reef-friendly family sunscreen.”It “armors your skin against aging UVA rays with PA+++ rated protection, blocks 93% of skin-burning UVB rays, and cares for our coral reefs with only all-good, sea-safe natural ingredients,” so using it means not only caring for your child’s skin but also for marine life.
3. Embodyment Organic Essentials Sunproof Me SPF 30 Face & Body Moisturizing Sunblock
This sunblock has a mild and all-natural formation that is safe for both kids and adults. It also doubles as a day moisturizer – just massage some onto your face to serve as a base before applying makeup.
4. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Kids Broad Spectrum spf45
This water resistant (for 80 minutes) sunscreen for kids provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Authority (FDA). It is made with preferred sunscreen ingredients, has no artificial colors, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, PABA, and is 100% vegetarian.
Its sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil and aloe vera components help soften and moisturize skin, while grape seed oil and vitamin E provide powerful antioxidant protection.