Why You Should Be Shopping For Sunscreen In The Baby Aisle

Who hasn't, on a stressful day full of grown-up responsibilities and people to answer to, wanted to be a baby again? Babies have it made. All they have to do is sit back, not say a word, and they get fed, put down to bed, bathed, and changed into fresh clothes.
Sadly, we can't Benjamin Button our way back to the crib, and most of us don't want to ditch our fancy adult creams for baby moisturizer, but there is something we can share with the little ones: sunscreen. In fact, baby SPF tends to be as gentle as it gets, so it's perfect for sensitive skin. The downside? No one will automatically apply it for us every time we head out into the sun.
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Avocado oil, baobob seed oil, aloe vera extract, shea butter — these are just four of the hydrating ingredients in this mineral sunscreen. In fact, it's so nourishing, we skip face moisturizer all together when we wear it.

Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 Baby Sunscreen Lotion, $14.99, available at Bare Republic.
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This mineral sunscreen goes on white, so it needs a few seconds of extra blending, but once it absorbs it protects the skin with an SPF of 30 and hydrates it with coconut extract and vitamin E.

Burt's Bees Baby Sunscreen - SPF 30, $14.99, available at Burt's Bees.
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Mineral sunscreens (those that use physical blockers like zinc oxide) get a bad rap for being thick, white, and generally pasty. This one from ThinkBaby is none of those things. It goes on like a lightweight moisturizer, absorbing quickly and without the need for lots of blending.

ThinkBaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50, $12.99, available at ThinkBaby.
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We wore this mineral sunscreen to the beach on a sweltering day and fell in love with its non-greasy formula. Plus, it's oxybenzone-free, so if you take a dip in the ocean, you won't be contributing to the demise of our coral reefs.

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, $11.99, available at Neutrogena.
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Who wants to spend ten minutes rubbing sunblock onto their arms, legs, and back? No one, that's who. This lightweight spray from Babyganics is so easy to use, and the SPF 50 blend is loaded with aloe vera juice to soothe as it protects.

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Spray, $9.99, available at Target.
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