Summer is almost here, and sunscreen is at the top of your to-buy list. But with so many products on the market, which one should you choose?
The Environmental Working Group—a nonprofit that conducts research on health and the environment—has released its 2013 list of approved sunscreens. From that list, mom.me selected the best 20 for the whole family.
Like last year, we chose these 20 because they contain zinc oxide, a natural, broad-spectrum ingredient that protects against harmful UV rays. We also left out sunscreens that include oxybenzone, which, according to the EWG, can disrupt hormones; products with deceptively high SPFs (you still need to reapply often); and vitamin A, which can increase the development of skin tumors and lesions.