7 Natural Sunscreens To Have On Your Radar This Summer
With temperatures on the rise, there’s no better time to start slathering on sunscreen (if you aren’t already doing so, of course). This summer, rather than reaching for your go-to drugstore branded sunblock, we recommend giving a natural SPF a try. Not only are natural sunscreens free from harsh chemicals, synthetics, and fragrances that can irritate your skin, but mineral-based formulas — which can contain titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide — won’t clog your pores or cause allergic reactions. Plus, these SPFs begin working as soon as you apply them, rather than chemical-based formulas that require waiting before being exposed to the sun.
If you still need convincing to give natural sunblock a try this summer, read on to see which brands we currently can’t get enough of.
Made with innovative plant-based active ingredients, this sunscreen by Biologique Recherche protects the skin from the harmful effects of UVA, UVB, and infrared rays. In addition to it’s sunblocking qualities, it’s also rich in anti-aging, soothing, anti-spot, and moisturizing ingredients that work to prevent skin aging and dehydration. This ain’t your normal sunscreen that’s a one-trick pony!
We can’t get enough of LASPA’s mineral sunscreens because they are natural and use zinc oxide, which protects your skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays, instead of toxic chemicals. It’s also fragrance-free, water, and sweat resistant, too. But what really makes this Toronto-based company’s sunscreen a game changer is its both lightweight, translucent, and it applies easily onto your skin, leaving behind no white residue or greasy feel.
Intended for those with more of an active lifestyle, this water resistant mineral zinc SPF provides level 30 sun protection. All of Juice Beauty’s sunscreens are formulated without chemical SPF ingredients such as oxybenzone, which have been banned in Hawaii and Florida for harming coral reefs. Plus, you can enjoy the sun this summer knowing that you’re protecting your skin and the environment when you wear Juice Beauty’s mineral zinc sunscreens.
This lightweight, hydrating, and 100% all-natural SPF from Consonant truly is the ‘perfect sunscreen.’ Infused with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, these minerals block the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays, while the blend of aloe vera, grape seed, and rice bran oil hydrate and even out skin tone. But above all, this sunscreen treats your skin while leaving it smooth and protected.
Coola Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30, $45 USD
We like to think of Coola’s Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30 as the holy grail of sunscreens. This oil-free sunblock features an airy-lightweight formula that gently glides onto your skin to form a transparent protecting veil, that’s ideal for everyday use. Plus, not only does it shield your skin from harmful UV rays, but it also protects you from damaging blue light, which are the rays emitted from your phone or laptop, and pollution, too.
This cult-favourite formula, and award-winning SPF is infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, which work to deeply moisturize your skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. But to really make this the ultimate beach bag essential, it’s formula is lightweight, sheer, and really great for those with sensitive skin.
Beauty Counter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, $49
This hydrating, lightweight zinc oxide formula works for all skin types, from those with extremely sensitive skin to outdoor sports buffs. This SPF 30 formula blocks the skin from dangerous UVA and UVB rays, blue light, and it’s packed with soothing antioxidants and aloe vera. It’s also still gentle enough to melt evenly into your skin without leaving behind chalky, white residue.
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