Fun In The Sun: The Top 10 Beach Sunscreen’s

It’s almost beach season which not only means skirts, dresses, and bathing suits but it also means sunscreen. We’ve heard for years how the sun causes damage, but with all these new sunscreens there is NO excuse now.

Here is a list of the top suncreens brought to you by EWG.  For more information and more sunscreen options visit EWG.

1. Alba Botanica
Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Kids, SPF 30 
Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 30 

2. Beyond Coastal
Natural Clear, SPF 30 
Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30 
Kids Natural, SPF 30 
Natural, SPF 30 

3. COOLA
Baby Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 45 
MineralBaby Moisturizer Suncare, Unscented, SPF 45 
Sport Citrus Mimiosa Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30+ 
Face Matte Finish Cucumber Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30 
Body Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30 

4. Fallene
Cotz Face Cotz Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 40 

5. Jason Natural Cosmetics
Sunbrellas: MINERAL Natural Sunblock, SPF 30 

6. Kiss My Face
100% Natural Blue Sun Stick, SPF 30 
100% Natural White Sun Stick, SPF 30 
100% Natural Pink Sun Stick, SPF 30 

7. Maui Natural Organics
Maui Naturals Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 
Surfer Honey Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 
Surfer Honey Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15 
Maui Naturals Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15 

8. Purple Prairie Botanicals
Sun Stick, SPF 30 
SunStuff, SPF 30 

9. Trukid
TruKid Sunny Days SPORT Unscented, Water Resistant Stick, SPF 35+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Water Resistant Unscented mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Water Resistant Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
New Sunny Days Mineral All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Water Resistant Unscented Mineral Face & Body Stick, SPF 35+ 
Sunny Days Unscented Water Resistant Sunscreen Stick, SPF 35+ 

10. Vanicream
Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 
Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35 


photo by: Moyan_Brenn

What SHOULD Be In Your Beach Bag This Summer

It’s almost summer ladies and gents and that means pulling out the old sunblock, beach towels, and flip flops.

What some of us tend to forget is that most of our “old” summer essentials probably need replacing.  Its force of habbit to just grab the same bag with everything you left in from last year. (we are all guilty of it)

So here is a list of some new items you should pick up for this years beach escape.

1. New sunblock, throw away any sunblock more then a year old.

Staff pick: Australian Gold SPF 30 Spray

2. De-Tangle Spray, a common item often not thought of to bring to the beach. If you have little one or even if you find your self body surfing a lot, de-tangling spray will keep your hair tangle free  while you enjoy the sun.

Staff pick: Johnson & Johnson

3. Wet wipes, even if you don’t have kids, these work out perfectly for keeping sand and too much sunblock off your hands.

Staff pick: Wet Ones

4. Floppy Hat, pretty self explanatory, but it will keep your scalp from burning and actually make sitting in the sun longer and enjoyable.

Staff pick: Target

5. Hair elastic or hair clip, keep an extra one on you at all times at the beach, it will keep your hair out of your face and managable.

Staff pick: CVS

Add this list to your beach bag and have a never fail beach day, everyday!

Shopping guide: Target.com, cvs.com,