17 sunscreens for babes with sensitive skin

sunscreens for babies with sensitive skin

We all know to slip, slop, slap our kiddos before heading out in the Aussie sun. But it can be tricky to know what’s ok to use on your bubba’s delicate skin.

Sunscreen is recommend to be used from any age to protect the parts, like their tiny hands and faces, that you can’t cover up. Pick one specially formulated to reduce the chance of irritation (just test on small patch of skin first).

To help you look after your little one’s sensitive skin from the day they’re born, here are 17 sunscreens made for delicate skin.

1. Gilly Goat Safe Baby Sunscreen

Go all natural while catching waves with Gilly Goat Safe Baby Sunscreen SPF 15 ($22.95). The non-Nano Zinc Oxide SPF gives teeny beach bums healthy non-chemical face and body protection. Specially formulated to protect from harmful UVA & UVB rays, the hydrating lotion is enriched with the benefits of Goat’s Milk, Aloe Vera, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Lavender and Chamomile Oil.

2. Surf Life Saving Kids ZERO SPF 50+

surf life saving zero kids sunscreen

You’re at the beach, covered in sand and want a sunscreen with zero fragrance, zero parabens, zero nano particles, zero oil, zero alcohol and zero hassle. Who ya gonna call? The Surf Life Saving Kids ZERO sunscreen! Spray it on and off they go.

3. MooGoo SPF 40

moo goo natural SPF40 sunscreen

MooGoo Natural sunscreen relies on the power of zinc and rubs in clear for outdoor adventures on the mooooove ($19.90).

4. Wotnot SPF 30+

wotnot baby sunscreen

Wotnot know what not to put in sunscreen, so their baby sunscreen is free of sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives and fragrances. P-h-e-w. ($19.99).

5. Hamilton SPF 50+

hamilton toddler baby sunscreen

Hamilton toddler sunscreen is specially formulated to reduce potential allergies in babies and kids, and is water-resistant for four fun hours. Available from Amcal (from $7.95).

6. UVNatural SPF30+

uvnatural baby sunscreen

With natural ingredients like zinc, macadamia oil, grapeseed extract and vitamin E, UVNatural Baby SPF30+ sunscreen is made especially for little Australians (from $15.55).

7. ecõ SPF 30+

eco logical baby sunscreen

ecõ logical sunscreen is a logical choice for bubs! Their natural baby sunscreen works to protect, nourish and moisturise newbie skin. Available from Hello Charlie ($17.95).

8. Invisible Zinc SPF 30+

invisible zinc junior baby sunscreen

Plenty of parents use Invisible Zinc Junior sunscreen to keep the rays at bay. It dries clear and is easily attached to prams and nappy bags, thanks to the clip. Available from supermarkets and chemists.

9. Baby Bum SPF 30

baby bum sunscreen

With mineral-based active ingredients and a darn cute name, Baby Bum sunscreen is paediatrician-approved and gluten-free for little monkeys. Available from Priceline ($24.99).

10. Milk Baby SPF 30+

milk baby protect me sunscreen

Milk Baby protect me + sunscreen is water-resistant for four hours, SPF30+ and made for bubs aged three months and up. With aloe vera and vitamin E, it keeps baby skin happy ($17.95).

11. Ego SPF 50+

ego sunsense junior baby sunscreen

Ego SunSense Junior is made in Australia, two hour water-resistant and paediatrician tested. It’s available in a roll-on and lotion at Chemist Warehouse (from $9.49).

12. Goddess Garden Organics SPF 30

goddess garden organics baby sunscreen

Goddess Garden Organics baby sunscreen is all-natural, gentle on bub’s skin and friendly for the environment. It’s biodegradable, reef safe and available from evitamins ($22.02).

13. Little Innoscents SPF 30

little innoscents baby sunscreen

The Little Innoscents Natural sunscreen is free of nasties, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin and protected fun in the sun ($19.99).

14. Natural Instinct SPF 30+

natural instinct baby sunscreen

Natural Instinct Micro-mineral sunscreen is a great one for bubs with eczema or sensitivity to other sunscreens. Available from Hello Charlie ($15.95).

15. NIVEA SPF 50

nivea sun kids caring baby sunscreen

The NIVEA Sun Kids Caring roll-on sun lotion is SPF50+ and fits neatly inside a beach bag or nappy bag. Available from supermarkets and chemists.

16. AromaBaby SPF 30+

aromababy sunscreen

AromaBaby sunscreen is SPF30+, water-resistant and comes with the soothing goodness of aloe vera and vitamin E. Available from Adore Beauty ($15.95).

17. Aveeno SPF 55

aveeno baby sunscreen

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection SPF55 sunscreen is ‘mild as water’, fragrance-free and contains soothing oatmeal. Available from BIOVEA ($21.05)


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Note: Always do a test-patch before applying sunscreen liberally.