8 Stellar Sunscreens Under 20 Bucks

Give your skin the best protection without emptying your wallet.

Everyone loves spending time outside in the summer. And we all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun’s powerful rays. A good sunscreen can not only prevent sunburn but, most importantly, it can substantially decrease your risk of skin cancer. According to Stuart Zweibel, MD, PhD, a physician at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates-Westchester Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, people should look for a “broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater.” According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading non-profit environmental health and advocacy organization, these 8 sunscreens are the best-rated, most widely available options for both your skin and your wallet.

 

1. Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50

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This sunscreen is specialized for a baby’s sensitive skin, made with natural oatmeal yet as light as water. It is free of parabens, dyes, phthalates and fragrance. Find it at Walmart for $10.97.

 

2. Babyganics Mineral-Based Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+

Also made for babies, this sun protectant is made from tomato seed oil, cranberry seed oil, sunflower seed oil and other natural ingredients. Find it at Target for $9.99.

 

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3. Bare Republic Clearscreen Sunscreen Gel, Sport, SPF 30

This “ultra-lightweight gel” offers 80 minutes of sun protection with plant-based ingredients and a mango scent. Find it only at Target for $12.99.

 

4. Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Baby, SPF 50

Made from Kukui nut oil, a nut that is typically found in Hawaii, this lotion brings sun safety without the typical whitening look. Find it only at Target for $15.29.

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5. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+

Recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians alike, Blue Lizard protects with water resistance and a bottle that changes color in the presence of harmful UV rays. Find it at Walmart for $14.98.

 

6. CeraVe Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 45

Free of parabens and sulfates, CeraVe contains ceramides to help your skin maintain and protect its natural barrier. Find it at CVS for $16.99.

 

7. Goddess Garden Organics Facial Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

Made with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients, Goddess Garden packs a natural formula into a light, lavender scented lotion. Find it at CVS for $11.79.

 

8. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50

Neutrogena offers hypoallergenic and fragrance free sunscreen that is water resistant, paraben free and made with essential ceramides. Find it at Walmart for $10.97.

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