Although the research is still young, the best thing you can do when shopping for sunscreen is to look for adequate concentrations of the active mineral ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Recommendations for high concentrations of zinc oxide in a product range from 15 percent to 20 percent. These products all contain 15 percent or more zinc oxide to lend superior UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. 

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 Nude or Natural Tan

An SPF 50 with a sheer tint and oil-free application was just what we were looking for—and MyChelle delivered. The product contains more than 16 percent zinc oxide, plant extracts for color and bentonite clay to soak up excess oil.

Babo Botanicals Super Shield Sport Stick SPF 50

With 15 percent non-nano zinc oxide, this easy-to-use stick offers excellent broad-spectrum protection with skin-nourishing oils and butters to keep skin supple for summer. Plus, it’s clear and gets a 1 safety rating (the best rating) from the EWG.

Badger Baby Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream SPF 30

We have a winner! One of our go-to sunscreen companies, Badger, is one we can trust when it comes to our little ones’ sensitive skin. With non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide at almost 19 percent, it offers some of the best protection around.

Goddess Garden Organics Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer SPF 30

Another skin care/sunscreen hybrid, this Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award winner preps your skin for the elements you’ll face during the day ahead thanks to 19 percent zinc oxide, vitamin B3, carrot seed oil and other plant-based nutrients.