For a long time EWG (Environmental Working Group) has been warning about the toxicity of the ingredients in the regular sunscreen. Many natural beauty formulators formulated safe natural sunscreen and the formula have been perfected over the years
Ok, now that you have a little more information, let’s talk about the natural sunscreen that actually work.
How did we pick our top natural sunscreens?
1) Clean Ingredients
2) High SPFs
3) Natural Ingredients for their skin care benefits
3) High praise from customers
Here is our top natural sunscreens.
This is a Reef Safe, kid-safe mineral-based sunscreen! it is also formulated to be safe for kids as well. It does not leave a white cast once you rub it in. This is a great option for dark skin tone too.
The jojoba oil used in this sunscreen emulsify with zinc. This is a super effective sunscreen too. I also love that this sunscreen contains aloe vera to soothe any discomfort. Aloe vera is an ingredient that is naturally used for burn patients to help them heal the wound.
Ingredients: Active Ingredient Zinc Oxide 19.0% (Non-Nano), Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Aqua (Deionized Water), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Calendula Officinalis Extract,* Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Caryodendron Orinocense (Kahai) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract*, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Hexylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Nasturtium Officinalis (Watercress) Extract*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Spiraea Ulmairia (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Zemea (Corn) Propanediol.*Certified Organic Ingredients
This non-nano Zinc Oxide sunscreen has a great SPF 30 and non of the harmful ingredients. It will leave you a little white residue, that is due to the level of zinc oxide that is at 23%.
I love that they also have tinted options to help with the white residue.
It also contains some amazing moisturizing ingredients such as sunflower oil, hemp oil, and mango butter.
Active Ingredient: Non Nano Zinc Oxide (23%), Inactive Ingredients: Sunflower Oil*, Green Tea*, Black Tea*, Coffee Bean*, Hemp Seed Oil*, Cocoa Butter*, Mango Butter**, Beeswax*, Rosemary Oil Extract**, Vitamin E**, * USDA Certified Organic, ** Certified Natural
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This is a natural sunscreen that is super effective. It is waterproof. If you get sunburn easily, you might even consider using this sunscreen daily.
If you are worried about white cast, you could add coconut oil on top of this sunscreen. This sunscreen contains coconut oil, so if you are sensitive to coconut oil you might want to skip it.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice/jus d’aloès bio)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil/huile de noix de coco bio)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice/jus de pomme bio)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice/jus de raisin blanc bio)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride†, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil /huile de graines de ricin), hydrogenated methyl abietate, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil/huile de graines de tournesol bio)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil/huile de graines de jojoba bio)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E/vitamine E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C/vitamine C), citrus limon (lemon extract/extrait de citron), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin†, citrus reticulata (mandarin oil/huile de mandarine), citrus aurantium (petitgrain oil/huile de petit grain).
* = Certified organic ingredient
† = plant derived / origine végétale