Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

Full Spectrum Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

One of the hardest to find products in pregnancy safe skincare is sunscreen. Today I’m sharing the results of an exhaustive search for pregnancy safe sunscreens. All of these sunscreens are physical sunscreens, with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. Learn more about full spectrum UV coverage here, pregnancy safe facial sunscreens are here.



Note, I have not tried all of these products. Once I started finding products that were full spectrum and pregnancy safe, I decided I would just list every product that I found! I know this list will be helpful to many of my readers. If you have tried any of these products, let me know how you liked it in the comments below. There’s also a list of pregnancy safe facial sunscreens.

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreen List

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

1. Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Lotion

2. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children

3. Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Lotion SPF 50

4. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 

5. Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer, SPF 30

6. Derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen Body SPF 30

7. Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 30, also pregnancy safe in their baby sunscreen version

8. Coola Mineral Baby Moisturizer Organic SPF 50

Additional Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

Note that I will add to this list as I find more products!

3Lab Perfect Lite Sunscreen SPF 30
Arcona Reozone Protect SPF 40
Coola Mineral Sport Moisturizer SPF 30
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30
Rosacea Care All-Natural Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin SPF 30
Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30
Suntegrity Skincare SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen For Body
Vanicream Sunscreen Sport SPF 35

Read this before commenting to ask about your product

If you would like to ask if something is pregnancy safe please provide the product name, an ingredient list and limit yourself to a 2 products. I have readers asking about 20 products sometimes, and as much as I want to help, I simply don’t have enough hours in the day to check so many products. When you comment, please search the comments for your product first (command F will let you search for the name with most browsers) in the comments, I have already answered safety for hundreds of products.

Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide! Please only ask about sunscreens on this post, you can check other product types on these other posts. I have been getting makeup questions here for the products that are already in these posts. I will no longer answer questions about products on the wrong product type post, it spreads the information out and is a waste of everyone’s time.

Pregnancy Safe Skin Care
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams
Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers
Pregnancy Safe Foundations

Best Sunscreen Information
Find more information about how sunscreens work, application tips and product reviews in my sunscreen guide

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!

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143 Comments

  1. Prachi
    September 14, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Hi dear,
    Is this eucerin spf 50 anti age sunscreen ok to use during pregnancy
    Ingredients
    Aqua, Homosalate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Alcohol Denat, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tapioca Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
    Read more at https://www.boots.com/eucerin-sun-anti-age-face-fluid-spf50-50ml-10208443p#MdzJU0srdf0MGA5K.99

    thank you

    • 15mins
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  2. Nicole
    September 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Hello, I am from Brazil and a lot of sunscreens recommended here is not avaible for me to buy. I am doing a research and the one that I foud that seems safe is:
    Mineral Lotion Solar Eau Thermale da Avène
    Ingredients:
    Avene thermal spring water (avene aqua); titanium dioxide; isodecyl neopentanoate; triethylhexanoin; C12-15 alkyl benzoate; cyclomethicone; glycerin; polyglyceryl-4 isostearate; C30-45 alkyl methicone; cetyl PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 dimethicone; hexyl laurate; alumina; water (aqua); stearic acid; caprylic/capric triglyceride; caprylyl glycol; disodium EDTA; iron oxides (CI 77492); iron oxides (CI 77491); octyldodecanol; pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate; silica dimethyl silylate; sodium chloride; sodium myristoyl glutamate; sorbic acid; tocopheryl glucoside; triethoxycaprylylsilane; xanthan gum

    Hopefully this one is safe! Congrats on your blog, this post have been helping me a lot and is the most complete information that I could find.
    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      Author
      September 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

      Hi there!
      This one looks ok to me

  3. Alison Sedgewick
    September 24, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Hi! I was using Heliocare 360 spf 50 on my face every morning until I was 8 weeks pregnant, I’d read a few articles where people used it ( recommended to avoid Melasma). However I got worried and stopped using it. I’m nearly 11 weeks now. The ingredients are below, could I have done any damage?

    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Arginine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Hexylene Glycol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Nylon-12 Myristyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Ceteareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Myristyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine HCL, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Simethicone, Oxothiazolidine, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene.

    • 15mins
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens. Note the rest of the ingredients look fine, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

      • Alison Sedgewick
        September 25, 2018 / 7:05 am

        Thank you – I’ll avoid it now but won’t stress about having used it before. It’s such a minefield, I’d never have known! I live in the UK and it’s coming into winter anyway so I probably won’t see much sun until the baby is born now!!

        • 15mins
          Author
          September 25, 2018 / 8:23 am

          Probably not much! I know that feeling living in Michigan, our climate is similar.

    • 15mins
      Author
      September 25, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens

  4. Shants
    September 28, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Hi Christine,
    I am Shanthini and am 14 weeks pregnant.. you website is my life saviour. Could you pls tell if the following 2 products are safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you in advance 😊

    1. Institut Esthederm Photo reverse

    Ingredients :

    Aqua/Water/Eau*, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Mothoxycrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Homosalate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzolymethane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Creatine, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycrrhetinic Acid, Mannitolm PEF-100 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C20-22 Alcohols, Hydroxymethyl Accrylate/Sodium Acryloylddimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cerium Oxide, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Squalane, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Soidum Hydroxide, Polysorbate 60, Proylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Aminoethanesulfinic Acid, Silica, Carnosine, Artemia Extract, Algae Extract, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Red 33 (CI 17200), Hexapeptide-2 [ES874]. *Cellular Water (Aqua/Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate/Carnosine/Mineral Salts)

    2. Skii Facial Treatment Mask

    Full Ingredients
    Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate*, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Salicylate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA. *PITERA™

    • 15mins
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 8:39 am

      I’m sorry, the first has chemical sunscreens and salicylates. The second has salicylates (note all of the SK-II products that are safe can be found in my pregnancy safe skin care products list)

  5. ms.dewanti
    October 5, 2018 / 4:13 am

    Hi, greetings from Indonesia. I’m currently using a local product named Wardah. Could you tell me from its ingredients whether it’s safe for pregnancy? Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Laureth 7, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Sorry, the 2nd ingredient is actually a chemical sunscreen

  6. Sharade
    October 8, 2018 / 2:13 am

    Hello, good day mam. I am using Mary Kay CC cream up until I am 5 months pregnant because my OBsaid it is safe to use cc cream and/or foundation, however when i searched the ingredients it has the following active ingredients (please refer below). I am very worried, I hope I can hear from you soon. Thank you so much.

    Mary kay cc creams key ingredients are:

    Active ingredients include;
    Homosalate 5%
    Octinoxate 6.5%
    Oxybenzone 1.2 %

    Niacinamide and ascorbyl glucoside are known to help skin’s tone look more even and brighten the look of skin.
    Vitamin E and a botanical extract help calm and soothe skin.
    Willow bark extract contains a natural source of salicylic acid.
    Emollients help hydrate skin, providing nourishing comfort without feeling oily or greasy.
    Powerful antioxidants, including vitamin E and silymarin extract, help defend against skin-damaging free radicals.

    Inactive ingredients are;
    water
    Cyclopentasiloxane
    butylene glycol
    glycerin
    PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone
    niacinamide
    mica
    PEG-9 dimethicone
    magnesium sulfate
    ascorbyl glucoside
    silybum marianum fruit extract
    Tocopheryl acetate
    Salix nigra (willow) bark extract
    salicylic acid
    adenosine
    dimethicone/PEG-10/15 cross polymer
    disodium stearyl glutamate
    xanthan gum
    dipropylene glycol
    disodium EDTA
    Cyclohexasiloxane
    sodium citrate
    Tocopherol
    ascorbic acid
    sodium benzoate
    benzyl alcohol
    aluminum hydroxide
    titanium dioxide
    iron oxides

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      I would avoid this with the salicylic acid, willow bark and chemical sunscreens.

  7. LC
    October 8, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Hello,
    When you get a moment can you please tell me if Burt’s bees baby nourishing mineral sunscreen spf 30 is pregnancy safe?

    Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 2.8%; Zinc oxide 13%.
    Inactive Ingredients: Water, dicaprylyl ether, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, beeswax, cetyl alcohol, nelumbo nucifera flower wax, phenoxyethanol, isostearic acid, polyhydroxystearic acid, alumina, lecithin, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, gluconic acid, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, sodium benzoate, stearic acid, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, sodium phytate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, tocopherol, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, dipteryx odorata seed extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, alcohol, potassium sorbate

    Thanks!!!

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Looks ok!

  8. LC
    October 8, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Hello,

    I’m sorry i just asked about the burt’s bees but i have one more i’d love for you to check. It is called Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

    Ingredients
    Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 19% Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.

    Thanks again!!!

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Looks ok to me!

  9. Nathalia
    October 15, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Hi, I am from Brazil and many of sunscreens here is not avaible here,
    Can you check this for me?!
    AVÈNE MINERAL FPS 50+
    ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. ISOPROPYL PALMITATE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. ISODODECANE. ISOHEXADECANE. PTFE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. DICAPRYLYL ETHER. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) (CI 77491) (CI 77499). MICA. ALUMINA. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. SILICA. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. POLYAMIDE-3. SODIUM CHLORIDE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

    Thanks!

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Looks ok!

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