Reef-Safe Eco-Friendly Sunscreens for Babies and Kids
Young skin is much more fragile than adults so it is no surprise that there are specially-designed sunscreens to take care of younger family members’ skin. But most commercially available sunscreens contain a lot of harmful chemicals that not only destroy the delicate coral reefs that make Niue so special but aren’t great for children either. With this in mind, we recommend bringing plenty of reef-safe sunscreen from home.
In this list of the best reef-safe kids and babies sunscreens for Niue, we have selected lotions with the following criteria:
- Must be suitable for children and babies
- Must be coral and reef safe
- Must be significantly better for your skin than the mainstream sunscreens
- Must be biodegradable.
For more health tips, check out our article on How to Stay Safe in Niue, as well as 10 Health and Safety Tips for Travelling in Niue With Kids.
And before we get started, remember to reapply sunscreen on children every two hours and as soon as they are dry after swimming. For more sun protection tips, check out The Best Sunscreens for Niue + Sun Protection Tips.
1. Raw Elements Baby + Kids Sunscreen
Offering kids’ reef-safe sunscreen in a tin, Raw Elements has effective broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. The hypoallergenic formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skin and is designed to never sting the eyes. The packaging also makes this kids’ and babies’ sunscreen kinder to the environment with the option of a reusable/recyclable tin or a fully recyclable and compostable tube.
Check Raw Elements out on Amazon.
2. All Good Kid’s Sunscreen
It’s in the name! All is good with this sunscreen. Reef-safe, water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, non-greasy and coming in a normal sunscreen lotion form and a very convenient butter stick, this is one of the easiest sunscreens to use on the go. The butter stick, in particular, is super easy to keep in your go-bag and offers SPF 50+ protection. All Good also makes adults sunscreen, so make sure to check out our article on the 10 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Niue for the rest of their selection.
More on the All Good Kid’s Sunscreen can be found on Amazon.
3. Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen
This titanium dioxide and zinc oxide non-chemical sunscreen is oxybenzone-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, PABA-free, petrolatum-free, SLS (sulfate)-free, dye-free and oil-free. The child-friendly version of Australian Gold’s botanical sunscreen is specially designed for younger sensitive skin. Providing SPF 30 protection, Australian Gold’s sunscreen is also water-resistant for 80 minutes.
Read more on the Australian Gold on Amazon.
4. Totlogic Natural Sunscreen
This zinc oxide formula provides SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB with 80 minutes of water resistance. It is suitable for kids six months old and older and is one of the safest sunscreens to use on the face as it contains no nano ingredients and is hypoallergenic.
Check Totlogic Natural Sunscreen out on Amazon.
5. Beauty By Earth Sunscreen
The best asset of this sunscreen? It is non-greasy. The lesser good? It only provides SPF 25 protection. Nevertheless, it is reef-safe, biodegradable and water-resistant. Plus, it is one of the easiest to use on hyperactive kids as it sets almost instantly after application, so they can get back to being kids in no time! Keep this one in mind if “sunscreen time” is a chore with your tribe. You’ll also see this sunscreen listed in The Best Sunscreens for Niue.
More information on Beauty By Earth sunscreen is on Amazon.
More About Health, Safety and Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Kids and Babies
That’s it for the best reef-safe sunscreens for kids and babies. Check out more tips here:
- 10 Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites in Niue
- The Best Sunscreens for Niue + Sun Protection Tips
- 10 Gadgets for Kids to Take to Niue
Now head to The Travel Guide to Niue for Families for even more family vacation advice.