Aren’t spray sunscreens SO convenient?! Especially with wriggly kiddos! By far the most requested sunscreen post was for the safest spray sunscreens. That’s why I bring you this Safest Spray Sunscreens 2019 post!
Sunscreen sprays are popular with consumers. In 2007, just under one-fifth percent of the sunscreens we reviewed were sprays; this year, about 30 percent were.
But EWG is concerned that these products pose an inhalation risk and may not provide a thick and even coating on skin. In 2011 the FDA raised similar concerns. The agency indicated it would ban sprays unless sunscreen companies submitted more data to prove that spray sunscreens protect skin and pose no safety hazards. Until companies can provide the data to negate these concerns, EWG cautions people to avoid these products.EWG Sunscreen Executive Summary 2018
Anything that’s listed below is a 3 on the EWG scale… Unfortunately only EWG Certified, 1’s, and 2’s are considered “completely safe.”
Even the safest spray sunscreens aren’t considered “completely safe” because of the inhalation risk and the tendency to under-apply it.
We did a super comprehensive post on Safe Sunscreen, so be sure to check that out here first. That post gives you more knowledge about what to avoid in traditional sunscreens and why the ones below are so much safer!
These Safest Spray Sunscreens 2019 are listed in Alphabetical Order. (besides Beautycounter, because I had to pick a favorite 😉
You can use the “Search in Page” function on your browser (with my Mac the quick key is Command F) to find specific things you’re looking for, like “SPF 30” or to find a specific brand like “Beautycounter.”
If a company below has a few different options for the safest spray sunscreens, I’m giving you a link to their shop with tons of choices! Easy, peasy! Click the name of each company to shop on Amazon.
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