Summer is all about playing outdoors and having fun. Unfortunately it’s also about heatwaves, sunburn, and sunstroke.
Protect your little one’s skin with these great sunscreens this summer:
BioNike Defence Sun Baby & Kid, SPF50+
Available from Dis-Chem for R169
This easy-to-smear and non-stick spray lotion is free from gluten, fragrance, preservatives and nickel. It is water resistant and has the added benefit of being sand resistant.
Nivea Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Lotion Spf50+
Available from Dis-Chem for R125.97 for 200ml
The caring formula combines Nivea SUN’s advanced protection expertise with all the mild care of Nivea to protect children’s delicate skin. We love that it’s extra water resistant – perfect for the December holidays.
Pure Beginnings Baby & Kids Sensitive Sun Milk SPF 50+
Available from Faithful-to-nature.co.za for R320
This sunscreen is water resistant and is manufactured with 100% natural mineral filters which are guaranteed free from nanoparticles. It’s suitable from ages 6 months and older. Although designed for baby and kids, this sunscreen is perfect for the whole family, especially for people with sensitive skins who may react to chemical based sunscreens.
La Roche Posay Anthelios Kids Lotion SPF 50+
Available from Dis-Chem for R295 for 100ml
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Kids Lotion has been specially formulated to protect children’s skin which is thinner and more vulnerable to damaging UV rays. It offers high tolerance sun protection for babies and children and it leaves a light film on the skin to help mothers identify unprotected uncovered areas.
Oh-Lief Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
Available online from www.faithful-to-nature.co.za for R245 for 100ml
This CANSA-approved SPF 30 mineral sunscreen is made using non-nano zinc oxide, a natural soft mineral that sits on the skin without sinking in. That means the Oh-Lief sunscreen creates a physical “sun-blocking” barrier, protecting your skin without absorbing into your bloodstream. This fragrance-free, water resistant sunblock is ideal for use all over your body.
Lello’s Baby Sunscreen SPF30
Available online from nunuki.co.za from R90
This sunscreen has received the Cansa Seal of Recognition. It protects against UVB and UVA rays if liberally applied and reapplied every 2 hours. Remember to put sunscreen on 30 minutes before sun exposure.
optiphi Skin Shield Protection
Available online from optiphi.com for R438
The optiphi ELEMENTS Baby & Kids range has been specifically formulated to strengthen and support young skin. This vegan-friendly, lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen is formulated for even the most sensitive of skins and is water-resistant. It offers SPF 50 Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB protection as well as protection against IR-A, blue light, and pollutants.
MUSTELA Very High Protection Sun Lotion
Available online from absoluteskin.co.za for R279 for 100ml
This sunscreen reinforces the skin barrier and preserves the cellular richness of babie’s and children’s skin from UV rays thanks to Avocado Perseose®. It’s creamy and can be spread easily over your baby’s skin, leaving no sticky residue.This product has been Dermatologically tested under pediatric supervision.
Sebamed Baby Sun Spray 50 High
Available from Dis-Chem for R299.95 for 200ml
This sunscreen has a natural hydro-fructol formula that hydrates as it protects against UVA/B radiation. A pH of 5.5 enables the development of the skin’s protective barrier without clogging pores and irritating baby’s skin. Free of paraffin, parabens, acrylamide, PEG bonds and PABA esters.
Childs Farm 50+ SPF Sun Spray
Available online from takealot.com for R259 for 125ml
This water resistant sun ceam protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping the skin moisturised and hydrated.
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