Top 3 Pregnancy-safe Sunscreens

Worried about getting the dreaded “mask of pregnancy”, prematurely aging your skin, and increasing your risk of skin cancer? Yeah, us too. 

We certainly do our best to use sunscreen as much as possible during pregnancy, and choose mineral sunscreen rather than chemical sunscreen to feel extra safe. But this often leads to a serious dilemma - which natural, chemical-free sunscreen formulas won't leave us covered in bright white streaks? 

We tried to find options that well...don't do that. Here are our Top 3 picks for pregnancy-safe sunscreen.

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What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here. 

 
 

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

Why we love it:

This is by far our top pick. The best selling product from Beautycounter is formulated without chemical sunscreens, and instead uses non-nano zinc oxide, which is an effective mineral sunblocker. The best thing about this lotion is its consistency - it’s easy to apply all over your body and blends seamlessly into skin without leaving any white streaks. It’s a tad oily, but we find that to mean it’s very moisturizing!


Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30

Why we love it:

This EWG-approved natural sunscreen is lightweight, chock-full of antioxidants, and won’t contribute to any pregnancy breakouts thanks to its oil-free formula. You can buy it at one of our favorite clean beauty retailers or conveniently pick it up at Whole Foods.

 

Naturopathica Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50

Why we love it:

This non-toxic sunscreen from Naturopathica is another great option for daily use, with SPF 50 to keep your skin extra moisturized and protected.


Need More Options?

Hyper-sensitive pregnancy nose giving you a red light on any of these products’ scents? Or don’t care for the consistency? Here are a few more pregnancy-safe sunscreens to try: 

Please email us at info@nurtured9.com with any pregnancy-related beauty questions or to suggest your favorite pregnancy-safe products for our Top 3 lists!

Looking for products to help you feel your absolute best during pregnancy? Visit The Nurtured 9 Pregnancy Shop for our expertly curated luxurious, natural, and non-toxic maternity essentials across beauty, mind, and body for a more comfortable, soothing, and all-around happier pregnancy.

Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!