Eczema is painful, irritating and sensitive to deal with. While you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, you should always keep your own skin’s preferences in mind.
Luckily, we’ve picked out the top sunscreens that have are the least reactive with this condition. The key? Organic ingredients that are simple yet synergise together to protect you from that blinding sun.
#1 Raw Elements Eco Tint Stick
A great choice for lovers of natural products, as it uses a special blend of green tea and hemp oil as base ingredients. This soothing mix is great for treating eczema and also protecting you from the sun. It’s also biodegradable and free of shea butter, which is great if you’re allergic.
#2 Badger’s Sport Unscented Sunscreen
Long-lasting and made with athletes in mind, it’s a good overall choice and suitable for all ages. Its natural formula uses only 5 ingredients and no fragrances, making it suitable for children too. However, keep in mind it does contain shea butter so avoid it if you have allergies.
#3 Green Screen Organic Sunscreen
If you want to try a relatively new product -that is both vegan and organic- Green Screen is a great choice. Using only 8 ingredients in their mix, it’s suitable for all ages and for sensitive skin. It’s free of fragrances, chemicals, and beeswax, making it one of the purest natural sunscreens you can buy.
#4 EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen
This product has been recommended to me buy several fellow doctors, mostly dermatologists. I use it every day and have noticed a big difference in my skin. It is a mineral based sunscreen, which is less irritating for skin and contains hyaluronic acid, keeping the skin full of moisture (but not too much).
#5 Organic Baby Sunscreen SPF 30
MADE OF’s organic baby sunscreen that’s…
- Great for eczema
- Oxybenzone free and completely reef safe
- 75% organic and 100% natural
- National Science Foundation organic certified
- EWG rating 1
- Gluten free
- USDA biodegradable certified
#6 COTZ Sensitive SPF 40 Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB
CōTZ Sensitive SPF 40 is a feel-good, easy-to-blend mineral sunscreen that is completely chemical-free and safe for super sensitive skin. Gentle enough for special skin types & conditions like Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, and Sun-Sensitivty due to medical procedure & medications.
CoTZ is 100% Free of chemical sunscreen ingredients, here’s why: Chemical sunscreens absorb UVA-UVB rays into the skin and transform the rays into heat, which can damage the dermis. CōTZ® Sensitive protects and soothes sensitive or easily irritated skin. Gentle, non-tinted cream blends translucent, leaving a soft, sheer finish. 20% Zinc Oxide is Dermatologist Recommended for even the most sensitive skin.
#7 Greenerways Organic 2 in 1 Sunscreen and Bug Repellent
Greenerways Organic 2-In-1 All Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen & Bug Repellent is the best new organic solution to protect you and your family from the sun and bugs, without the fear of harmful chemicals on your skin, clothes, or entering your bloodstream. When used as directed, our University Tested and Broad. Spectrum sunscreen & bug repellent is highly effective at repelling mosquitoes and protecting you from harmful UV radiation. Enjoy the great outdoors all year long with friends, family and pets with Greenerways Organic insect repellent. Whether traveling to a foreign country, hiking, camping, or having BBQ’s in the backyard, our 2-IN-1 Sunscreen and Bug Repellent is the perfect harm-free sun and bug protection you and your family, that actually works.
- SPF 30 + Broad Spectrum with Zinc Oxide
- Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide-Silicon Free
- University Tested – Repel Mosquitos, Biting Flies, Midges and TICKS
- Can be used under clothing, where ticks migrate – keeps ticks from biting and feeding
- Water Resistant up to 80 minutes
- Natural Ingredients
- Pleasant Fragrance
- Natural Skin emollients
- NO ALCOHOL, NO PARABENS, NO SLS, NO POLYMER, NO COLYPOLYMER
- Reef Safe – NO OXYBENZONE, NO OCTINOXATE, NO AVOBENZONE, NO OCTOCRYLENE
- When used as directed
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cedarwood Oil
- Stearic Acid
- Gryceryl Monostearate
- Peppermint Oil
#8 Neutrogena Face Sunscreen
The Neutrogena Sunscreen Sensitive is a wonderful titanium/zinc containing barrier sunscreen, designed for those with sensitive skin. It’s chemical, fragrance and irritant free and provides broad UV protection.
#9 Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen
Shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with a natural sunscreen that’s infused with nourishing botanicals to protect your skin from the inside out. Free from toxins like oxybenzone and octinoxate that are harmful not only to you, but also aquatic life, Alba Botanica packed this sunscreen with ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile to gently and effectively reduce moisture loss on your skin. Seeing as this is a common problem for eczema-sufferers, this might just be your new reef-friendly, chemical-free sunscreen this summer.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Nikola Djordjevic from MedAlertHelp
Kate Huether from The Rekovery MD
Alex Ward from Publicity For Good
Kashy Shyne from KELZ PR
Danielle Whitaker from TFN Media Group
Adarsh Vijay Mudgil from Mudgil Dermatology
Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics