If you’re dutifully following dermatologist-approved recommendations for sun protection, you’re using a lot of sunscreen. And when you use a lot of sunscreen, according to a 2019 study published in JAMA, some of the active ingredients in your SPF may — troublingly — end up in your blood.

The small, preliminary study tested four commercially available sunscreens on 23 adults, who applied either lotions, sprays or creams over 75 percent of their skin four times a day for four days. At the end of the study period, blood samples showed the participants’ levels of chemicals like avobenzone and oxybenzone exceeded the limit that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets for needing further safety testing.

Oxybenzone in particular has been raising concerns recently. In 2018, Hawaii became the first state to ban oxybenzone in sunscreens over fears that the ingredient is contributing to coral reef bleaching, the New York Times reported. Oxybenzone may also cause allergic skin reactions, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

However, sunscreen remains an obvious major player in protecting yourself against harmful UV rays. “These results do not indicate that individuals should refrain from the use of sunscreen,” the JAMA study authors write. Rather, “the systemic absorption of sunscreen ingredients supports the need for further studies to determine the clinical significance of these findings.”

Until those future studies are complete, you can at least use some helpful sunscreen rankings to find safe and healthy picks that work. Alarmingly, nearly two-thirds of the more than 1,300 products tested in the EWG’s 2019 Sunscreen Guide were found potentially unsafe, ineffective or both. But as scary as those numbers seem, the good news is you’re still left with dozens of safe sunscreen options.

We’ve sifted through EWG’s top picks to help make it easier to find the one that’s right for your needs, whether you’re looking for the best oxybenzone-free sunscreen, the best anti-aging moisturizer with SPF or simply the biggest sunblock bang for your buck. Plus, we’ve also listed the three types of sunscreen you’ll definitely want to avoid.

1. Best All-Purpose Sunscreen

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According to Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist in Rancho Mirage, CA, top sunscreens have a high percentage of zinc oxide and a simple ingredient list that make the product very safe. The Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is organically crafted with non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen actives. This vegan, non-GMO option is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Coola.comPrice: $36.00 for 5 oz. ($7.20/oz.)

2. Best Sport Sunscreen

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This zinc oxide formulation of All Good SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen Lotion, Water Resistant leaves little residue, which is especially beneficial for darker skin tones, says Dr. Roberts. Certified organic green tea and rose hip act as antioxidants, while jojoba and extra-virgin olive oils moisturize the skin. Plus it’s eco-friendly and safe for kids.

EWG Rating 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Allgoodproducts.comPrice: $15.99 for 3 oz. ($5.33/oz.)

3. Best Water-Resistant Sunscreen

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With sun protection from both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, Sunology Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body SPF 50 is a very high SPF sunscreen that’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it a great choice for extended time in the water, says Dr. Roberts. Bonus: It’s noncomedogenic, which means that it won’t clog your pores, and it’s rich in antioxidants.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Sunology.comPrice: $14.99 for 2 oz. ($7.50/oz.)

4. Best Baby Sunscreen

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“With its high concentration of zinc oxide, this is a great physical sunscreen,” dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, says of Badger Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen Cream SPF 30. Water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, it contains “calming chamomile and soothing calendula.” And the sunflower oil base makes for easy application; no chemical fragrances are necessary.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Badgerbalm.comPrice: $12.79 for 2.9 oz. ($4.41/oz.)

5. Best Kids’ Sunscreen

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“A long list of organic botanical ingredients and UVA coverage help protect [kids’] skin,” Dr. Roberts says, explaining that this makes Goddess Garden Kids Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 a top choice for little ones. This non-nano zinc sunscreen is even great for sensitive skin.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Goddessgarden.comPrice: $14.99 for 3.4 oz ($3.82/oz.)

6. Best Kids’ Sport Sunscreen

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BurnOut Kids Physical Sunscreen SPF 35 is water-resistant, biodegradable, noncomedogenic and suitable for sensitive kid skin. Plus, as Dr. Jaliman points out, “It includes the antioxidant vitamin C and moisturizes with glycerin.”

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Burnoutsun.comPrice: $17.99 for 3.4 oz. ($5.29/oz.)

7. Best Sensitive Skin Baby Sunscreen

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Vetted not only by EWG, California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+ has also been recognized by WebMD and SheKnows Parenting Awards. Its water-resistant formula contains no fragrances or scent-masking agents and can be used on babies under six months if sun exposure is unavoidable. Moms can even use it under their makeup or as stand-alone skin protection.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Californiababy.comPrice: $19.99 for 2.9 oz ($6.89/oz.)

8. Best Sunscreen Deal

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The Butterbean Organics Original Healthy Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is a whipped, creamy sunscreen made with coconut oil, giving it a slightly tropical scent without any added fragrance. And thanks to the zinc oxide in this product, Dr. Roberts says you get “immediate sun protection with no need to wait to let the sunscreen soak in before getting in the water.” Founded by a mom in Georgia, the company is committed to using fair-trade, organic ingredients. And at just over $3 an ounce, the price is unbeatable.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Butterbeanorganics.comPrice: $22.00 for 7 oz. ($3.14/oz.)

9. Best Scented Sunscreen

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“Broad-spectrum coverage and water resistance combined with eco-friendly packaging and biodegradable ingredients safe for coral reefs” set Badger Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 Lavender apart, says Dr. Roberts. Badger has a number of different products rated 1 by the EWG’s, and this is their original sunscreen formula, lightly scented with lavender.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Badgerbalm.comPrice: $12.79 for 2.9 oz. ($5.51/oz.)

10. Best Cancer-Fighting Sunscreen

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“With water resistance for up to 80 minutes, this sunscreen is an excellent choice for water activities or outdoor sports that make you perspire,” says Dr. Roberts. And Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ provides some protection against skin cancer thanks to zinc oxide’s broad-spectrum protection.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Shop.Gothinkbaby.comPrice: $12.99 for 3 oz. ($4.33/oz.)

11. Best Moisturizing Sunscreen

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A great biodegradable, coral reef-friendly option, Badger Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 Unscented contains only five ingredients, including zinc oxide for sun protection, vitamin E and other emollients, says Dr. Roberts. It’s unscented, provides water and sweat resistance for up to 40 minutes, and even comes in eco-friendly packaging.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Badgerbalm.comPrice: $15.99 for 2.9 oz. ($5.51/oz.)

12. Best Long-Term Sun Exposure Sunscreen

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If you need a sunscreen for very intense sun exposure, Dr. Roberts says that Tropical Sands Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 offers broad-spectrum UV coverage thanks to two physical sun filters: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It also contains the antioxidant green tea and promises a long shelf life. Bonus: It’s coral reef-friendly and biodegradable.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Mexitanproducts.comPrice: $19.95 for 5.4 oz. ($3.69/oz.)

13. Best Anti-Aging Sunscreen

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The Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is free of fragrances, parabens and irritating chemicals. This lightweight, non-greasy formula is created with the brand’s Purescreen naturally sourced zinc oxide technology. For those with skin concerns, this product was awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance as a suitable sunscreen for people with skin conditions.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Nutrogena.comPrice: $12.99 for 3 oz. ($4.33/oz.)

14. Best Tinted Sunscreen

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The Waxhead Sun Defense Tinted Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 31 is a mineral-based sunscreen that blends with most skin tones and has a sheer to light tint. You can use it as a makeup primer or a stand-alone face sunscreen. Based on EWG’s data, this sunscreen provides excellent broad-spectrum protection, including a good balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Gowaxhead.comPrice: $23.99 for two 1-oz. tubes ($11.99/oz.)

15. Best Sensitive-Skin Sunscreen

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La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen—Gentle Lotion is a popular choice for those with sensitive skin. This water resistant sunscreen is made with a powerful antioxidant complex, which helps shield your skin from free radicals caused by UV rays. Another key ingredient in this formula is La Roche-Posay’s popular Thermal Spring Water.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Laroche-posay.usPrice: $22.99 for 3 oz. ($7.66/oz.)

16. Best Sunscreen for Outdoor Sports

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Whether you’re hiking, camping, kayaking or rock climbing — or wherever else your adventures take you — Sunumbra Sport Sunscreen SPF 40+ provides long-lasting, sweat-proof protection from UVA and UVB rays for up to 40 minutes. EWG found it had a good balance between UVA protection and SPF, though they do always recommend protective hats and clothing in addition to sunscreen for any outdoor activities.

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Sunumbra.comPrice: $29.90 for 3.5 oz. ($8.54/oz.)

17. Best Organic Sunscreen

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Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen D Organic Sunscreen SPF 35 contains only USDA-certified organic ingredients, including sunflower oil, beeswax, extra virgin olive oil and vitamin D3. According to EWG’s report, “Based on our modeling this product provides EXCELLENT UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.”

EWG Rating: 1, lowest hazard; Buy it: Kabanaskincare.comPrice: $19.79/4 oz. ($7.49/oz.)

18. Best Tinted Moisturizer With SPF

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