So maybe it’s just me, but ever since hearing about how benzone-containing sunscreens are basically the root of all evil, I’ve been devoting entirely too much of my life to finding affordable sunscreens that won’t cause my son to grow breasts or whatever. Ahem.
Here’s the Cliff Notes version: You want a product where titanium dioxide or zinc is the active ingredient. That means it’s a physical barrier sunscreen rather than a chemical barrier sunscreen. Healthier for the kids, but much harder to find. (And here’s a pro tip: There’s no such thing as a physical barrier spray. So that super-convenient spray mist? Yeah, that’s no good.)
You want something like this Banana Boat SPF50 lotion—benzone-free (titanium dioxide is the active ingredient), not to mention that it’s tear-free and “very water resistant.” Even better, Amazon’s price right now $14.84 for two, but drops to $14.10 if you buy via Subscribe & Save (which also gives you free shipping), and if you’re eligible for Amazon coupons there’s also a $2 off coupon to clip on the page. You get two tubes delivered to your door for just over $6/each, when the retail price is $10/each.
Nice, and no hormone disrupting worries, either.