When it comes to selecting sunscreen during pregnancy, check the ingredients label carefully. Here are the best pregnancy-safe sunscreens you’re looking for, as well as the sunscreens that dermatologists prescribe.
- 1 Best Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreens 2021
- 1.1 Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF 50
- 1.2 Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
- 1.3 Earth Mama Organics Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40
- 1.4 Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45
- 1.5 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
- 1.6 Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
- 1.7 EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
- 1.8 Badger Clear Zinc Sport Sunscreen SPF 35
- 1.9 Supergoop! 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist
- 1.10 Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 Sport Sunscreen Stick
- 1.11 Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+
Best Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreens 2021
Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF 50
Some people are hesitant to use mineral sunscreen because it is sticky to apply and leaves their skin looking white. This isn’t the case. Because it applies smoothly, absorbs rapidly, and dries clean, it deserves a spot on our list of best sunscreen for pregnancy. The soothing, non-irritating formulation of this 100 percent zinc sunscreen is praised by women with sensitive skin.
Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
Drunk Elephant is noted for their commitment to using only natural ingredients in their products. This tinted face product has 20% zinc oxide for excellent sun protection – yet because it’s tinted, it won’t make your face seem ghostly white. It’s a more expensive option, but people love how it looks and feels.
Earth Mama Organics Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40
This pregnancy-safe sunscreen is free of both chemicals and nanoparticles that have been proved to harm coral reefs, making it an excellent choice for delicate skin. It’s also fragrance-free, water-resistant, and produced with organic components. It also benefits from ultra-moisturizing argan oil, which we all know our skin could use in the middle of a beach holiday.
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45
There are relatively few mineral sunscreen cosmetic products that provide protection beyond SPF 30 — even cult favorite BareMinerals only provides SPF 15. This zinc oxide-containing powder from Supergoop, a well-known sunscreen brand, offers a high degree of coverage in a powder composition that oily moms will like.
Some users complained that the packaging was shoddy and caused a powdered mess on application, but overall, feedback has been excellent. This product is also a favorite of the editors at Healthline.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
For broad spectrum, skin-friendly coverage, this ultra-lightweight liquid sunscreen contains zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and antioxidants. Many people appreciate the quick-absorbing composition, which makes it great for wearing under regular makeup.
Others complained that it was still too greasy or changed the texture of their makeup too much.
Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Blue Lizard is a well-known Australian brand, and you can trust the Aussies to know their stuff when it comes to sun protection. This sunscreen is reef-safe, contains no parabens or fragrances, is water-resistant for 40 minutes, and is mineral-based, making it an excellent choice for pregnant women. Over 1,000 Amazon reviewers have awarded it a near-five-star rating.
EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
The list goes on and on: dye-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, oil-free, paraben-free, and so on. This ointment is one of the best sunscreens for pregnancy if you have sensitive skin. It protects your skin from the sun by using all-natural zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It’s also tinted softly for that flawless beach look.
Badger Clear Zinc Sport Sunscreen SPF 35
Badger’s zinc oxide-based sunscreen is one of the the best pregnancy-safe sunscreens you should buy right now. It has a 98 percent organic, plant-based ingredient base, is hypoallergenic, and is free of a variety of potentially dangerous or irritating substances.
It comes in a variety of SPFs, as well as a water-resistant sport version and a non-water-resistant daily version that is a little less sticky.
Supergoop! 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist
Although Supergoop! is a bit on the pricier side, many moms swear by this mineral-based, non-aerosol sunscreen. It’s light and sprays on white, yet it mixes in seamlessly.
It contains skin-friendly components like marigold extract, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids and has an SPF of 30.
Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 Sport Sunscreen Stick
This mineral-based stick (no active ingredients) is another EWG “best choice” for pregnancy-safe sunscreen. It provides sheer, lightweight, and all-around great UVA protection anytime, anyplace. It slips into your purse or pocket with ease and glides on smoothly. Because of its (non-greasy) 80-minute, sweat- and water-resistant coverage, it’ll be your go-to accessory when you’re outside in the scorching sun.
Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+
You’ll enjoy applying it because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. (Congratulations!) It’s also free of avobenzone, oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, and UV Chemical absorbers, making it an excellent pregnancy-safe sunscreen option.