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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. If your sunscreen as anything else listed under “Active Ingredients” then I would not use it.

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.

You can find many more pregnancy safe sunscreens listed in my big list of pregnancy safe skincare products. Please look there for your brand before commenting.
Aveeno
Babo Botanicals
Blue Lizard
Clarins
Coola
Coppertone
EltaMD
La Roche-Posay
Neutrogena
Shiseido
Sol de Janeiro
Sun Bum
SuperGoop
Vichy Laboratories

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

• Babyganics SPF 50+ Sunscreen Stick (at Target)
• Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target)
• Badger Clear Zinc Face Stick – SPF 35 (at Target)
• Badger Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen – SPF 35 (at Target)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• Babyganics BKid’s SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics BKid’s SPF 50+ Non-Aerosol Sunscreen Spray (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics SPF50+ Sunscreen Lotion (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics SPF50+ Sunscreen Spray (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50+ (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen – SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Clear Spray Sunscreen – SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
• Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Tacha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Sticks – SPF 55 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50  (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Sticks – SPF 55 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ (at Sephora): Retinoid
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 (at Target): Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid

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!
Pregnancy Safe Skin Care– Check the brand pages for your sunscreens as well!
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams

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