Which is best for my family? Is there even a difference between the two?  We are faced with many choices so how can we decide which is best?  Here is the breakdown:

Sunblock contains physical or organic ingredients that reflect and scatter the UVB light and acts like a wall between your skin and the sun.  Look for Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as the main ingredient.  (Sunblocks do not protect against UVA rays).  This may be a better choice for your family if you have anyone with sensitive skin since titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are less irritating than Parsol 1789 found in sunscreen.

 Sunscreen contains chemicals that protect your skin by absorbing and reflecting UV rays and allows a certain range of UV light to be absorbed into the skin. Look for Parsol 1789 in many of today’s sunscreen brands. It helps protect against UVA rays as well as UVB. So, you get a bit more protection.

And there you have it :-) !!!!