Top Organic Sunscreen 2009

Last year I had a near impossible quest of sourcing where to buy organic sunscreen for my children when the hot summer weather rolled in.  California Baby was rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group for health hazard score (chemicals within the product) and sun hazard score (UVB and UVA) in 2008.  My quest to purchase California Baby in Canada turned up being very difficult, but after trying Badger Sunscreen and TruKid I was happy with my selections.  Because both of these sunscreen were so effective and safe for my kid’s skin, I was pleased, but one of my children complained bitterly about the very strong scent from the Badger sunscreen brand ~ so I’m always on the look-out for new products.  Since writing my article last July about sunscreen selection and safety, I’ve learned about a Canadian e-store that does carry California Baby Sunscreen called O’Baby Organics.  Since California Baby Sunblock Stick No Fragrance SPF 30+, California Baby Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year Round SPF 30+, and Badger Sunscreen SPF 30+ were rated number 6, 7, and 8 out of a possible 1,104 sunscreens in the EWG skin deep database for 2009, they are definitely worth mentioning again.  Both of these brands have proven to be strong leaders in the cosmetics industry for not using harmful chemicals within their sunscreens, while providing very effective blocking for both UVA and UVB rays.

For 2009 the top organic sunscreen is Soleo Organics.  I’m so excited thanks to the EWG watch dog group, there is another tested and safe sunscreen option for families this summer.  Here is a picture of the Soleo sunscreen packaging, picture courtesy of Saffron Rouge website:

Saffron Rouge Organic Beauty is widely available to Canadian and US customers and they currently carry Soleo Organics Sunscreen SPF 30.  We love more options this year for non-toxic, safe sunscreens, so with the weather heating up this beautiful spring, start sourcing these brands right away.  I remember checking widely available American websites for California Baby products last year (Target, Amazon, etc.) and this brand was available by wait-list only.  Cross off one more product from your list, shop early, and ensure you are protected from the sun this year.  With parents having a heightened awareness that traditional sunscreens contain harmful chemicals, organic sunscreen companies are predicting stores selling out of popular brands early this summer.

For related articles:

Safe Sunscreen Guide For Children

Just Arrived – 2008 Safe Sunscreen Report From EWG!

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9 Responses to Top Organic Sunscreen 2009

  1. Tina May 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    I used the Keys Soap Solar Rx on my children last year. We also tried the Badger. Both seemed to work fine. But they both had odours that we finally got used to. I bought the Keys Solar Rx at Finlandia Pharmacy in Vancouver.

  2. J Mason May 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Our Target (US) is now carrying California Baby products (including the sunscreen). Last year I had to order it over the Internet. My girls love using the California Baby stick, however it does leave us all looking pasty-white (which actually helps me determined where it’s been applied). I am so thankful for the heightened awareness of the chemicals in most sunscreens. At a recent trip to the beach my mother in law (who didn’t like using the CB stick) used her brand of “baby” sunscreen on my daughter. For the rest of the day my daughter complained about it “burning”. I also tried the “baby” sunscreen on my face and also felt a burning sensation.

  3. corinna May 24, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    does anyone know where to buy the Soleo sunscreen in Vancouver??

  4. suzanne May 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    Thanks for the question ~ I’ve found that purchasing organic sunscreen online is the way to go. It’s very hard to find in stores and you can research the ingredients from your computer rather than trying to remember everything at the store. hope this helps.
    Suzanne

  5. Henry May 26, 2009 at 6:26 am #

    I found it on Caren online store and they have a 2.8 oz for $19.95 but to mail it to Ontario, Canada it would costs me $44.90!!!! A whopping $24.95 for postage.. more than the cost of the sunscreen.. I honestly do not believe that.. needless to say I am still looking around.

  6. suzanne May 26, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    hi Henry! Was it the Soleo that was going to cost so much to ship? Try Saffron Rouge..they are Cnd..here is the link: http://www.saffronrouge.com/soleo-organics

    Shipping would be much less.
    Suzanne

  7. Tina July 7, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    lavishandlime.ca carries the Soleo. It should be available for shipping on July 7th.

  8. James Khoo November 24, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Does anyone know where can I buy California Baby sunscreen in Vancouver? Thanks.

  9. suzanne November 26, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    Hi James – here you go. It’s an online store but they are located in Surrey, BC.

    http://www.obabyorganics.ca/Bath%20and%20Body%20pg2.html

    Suzanne
    http://www.mommyfootprint.com

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