List of Sunscreens That Will Prevent Sunscreen Stains on Clothes

As we head into summertime, many of us are diligently applying sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

I have very fair skin, so I am definitely a faithful sunscreen user!

Did you know that sunscreens that contain the ingredient avobenzone can produce stains on your clothes?

If you’ve ever applied sunscreen to your head, face, neck, or arms and later noticed dark, orange/brown stains on your clothes, you’ve experienced it.

The easiest way to avoid these unsightly – and difficult to remove – stains on your clothes are to use sunscreens that are avobenzone free.

List of Sunscreens That will Prevent Sunscreen Stains on Clothes

I’ve scoured the internet and the sunscreen shelf at my local drug stores to identify which brands do not contain avobenzone, which you’ll find below.

If you have a sunscreen that is avobenzone-free that you’d like to add to the list, please leave a comment below!

 

Sunscreens that Do Not Contain Avobenzone

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According to my research, the following brands of sunscreen do not list avobenzone or known trade names in the ingredients list.

Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen

 

Sunology Natural Sunscreen

Sunology Natural Sunscreen SPF 50

 

Goddess Garden Sunscreen SPF 30

Goddess Garden Spray SPF 30

 

Elta MD Facial Sunscreen

Elta MD Facial Sunscreen SPF 46

 

Biore Sarasara Sunscreen

Biore Sarasara Suncreen SPF 50+

 

Thinkbaby sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbaby Sunscreen SPF 50+

 

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 60+

 

Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream SPF 30

Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream SPF 30

 

Del Mar Beach Supply Company

Del Mar Beach Supply Company SPF 32

 

Babyganics Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Babyganics Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

 

Do you have a sunscreen recommendation?  Make sure to leave it in the comments!

 

Note: As with all recommendations here at Mama’s Laundry Talk, use at your own risk.  Lauren Hill is not responsible for any advice or recommendations given at Mama’s Laundry Talk.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Lucille Bartelt says:

    Thank you so much for doing the research on these sunscreens. How do you get the stains out of your clothes?

  2. I’ve never really had a problem with sunscreen stains before, but that’s annoying that some sunscreens will do that. Thanks for sharing this list!

  3. Edwin Cuperus says:

    Very interesting piece of work. I do have my doubts about the avobenzone. Although I have nasty experiences with sunscreens containing butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (the synonym of abovenzone), some of them do not give staining. How is this happening? Are there other ingredients that might be the cause of staining?

    As a dermatologist myself I am curious….

    Let me know

  4. ALL GOOD spf 33 sport sunscreen is also avo free and has only non-nano zinc. Thanks so much for the list of products!

  5. Have you found any spray sunscreens without avobenzone? I find they’re so much easier to use, especially for kids to use themselves, but the research is slow going (while I wash my brand new white cover-up to see if the tricks have worked!).

    • Lauren Hill says:

      Hi Nan!

      I have yet to find spray sunscreens without avobenzone. It is SO much easier to use the spray sunscreens with children – I couldn’t agree with that more! Sadly, I’ve yet to find any on the market!

      Did your new white cover-up whiten up? I hope so!

  6. CeraVe baby Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 appears not to have avobenzone nor butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane. I searched both ingredients on the product information on their website, cerave.com

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