Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen: What is and How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential for all of us. Daily application of sunscreen is critical for your health and the key to having a younger-looking skin, for longer. According to Skin Cancer Organization, "anyone over the age of six months should use sunscreen daily. Even those who work indoors". I think that's a little overboard, but some facts confirm this as you will find out once you are done reading this post.

I never like how I felt after putting sunscreen. That oily, greasy feeling while leaving residue behind. No, thank you. However, recent innovations in sunscreen are making away with that weird residue while going as natural as possible with the ingredients. Sunscreen isn't what it used to be. Continue reading to become a sunscreen professional!

What is sunscreen and why do you need it?

Sunscreen is a product that combines several ingredients to help prevent the sun's ultraviolet radiation from damaging the skin (as in aging it faster) and increasing the risk of skin cancer.

There are two types of ultraviolet radiation: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB is behind sunburn, and it plays a crucial role in the development of skin cancer. While UVA penetrates the skin more deeply and is a link to wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and another light-induced effect of aging. Yikes.

Bottom line: Applying sunscreen is critical and the key to having a younger-looking skin for longer. (Take it from an Asian)

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What you need to consider when purchasing sunscreen:

Choosing the right sunscreen can be stressful and selecting one that actually works can be confusing. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ineffective sunscreens on the market today. In a recent Environmental Working Group report, nearly three-quarters of all sunscreens on the market don’t work as well as they claim to, or they contain potentially harmful ingredients. Here is a list of things you need to consider when purchasing sunscreen:


SPF is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. It does not, however, measure how well a sunscreen will protect from UVA ray, which is also dangerous. For example, an SPF 15 sunscreen blocks 93% of UV radiation, while an SPF 30 blocks nearly 97% of UV radiation. The higher the SPF, the more protection from the sun's harmful UV radiation. Above all, you need to read directions on the back of the label to determine how much to apply to achieve the full SPF. Most people underapply sunscreen and only use 1/4 to 1/2 the amount required.

Sunscreens with really high SPF like 75 or 100, do not offer significantly greater blocks than SPF 30. Because to have broad-spectrum protection, the UVA protection should be at least 1/3 of the UVB protection. In fact, you should avoid high SPF sunscreens because it only shields you from UVB but not UVA.

Bottom line: When it comes to SPF, dermatologists recommend using SPF no lower than 30 and no higher than 50

Mineral vs Chemical Form

Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms: mineral and chemical filters. Each uses a different mechanism for protecting skin and maintaining stability in sunlight. The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical fillers and these products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. They absorb rays in a chemical reaction that dissipates the heat back off the skin. Some of these chemicals can and do enter your bloodstream through topical application. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, uses zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. They reflect the sun’s rays like a mirror to protect exposed skin. And then there are some products that are a combination of zinc oxide with chemical fillers. Be sure to read the back of the label to determine whether it is genuinely a mineral or chemical-based sunscreen. When selecting a sunscreen, EWG recommends mineral based sunscreen.
Whether you select chemical or mineral based sunscreen, remember that sunscreen can only protect us from sunburn but NOT skin cancer.

⛔Ingredients to look out for: 

  • 4-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
  • Avobenzone
  • Cinoxate
  • Diethanolamine methoxycinnamate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Drometrizole trisiloxane (Meroxyl XL)
  • Ecamsule (Mexoryl SX)
  • Ensulizole
  • Enzacamene
  • Fragrance
  • Homosalate
  • Meradimate
  • Octinoxate (non-encapsulated*)
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Oxybenzone
  • Padimate O
  • Sulisobenzone
  • Triethanolamine salicylat

Shop for Organic:

The word organic is incredibly confusing, especially when it's referring to sunscreen. Technically, an “organic” sunscreen is one that uses carbon-based chemicals, like oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate, to diminish the impact of ultraviolet radiation. That's what "organic chemistry" is all about - the study of molecules with carbon backbones and carbon-hydrogen bonds. The barrier "chemicals", like zinc and titanium, are called “inorganic” because they are not carbon-based. All that said, when you and I (as opposed to chemists) refer to organic sunscreens, we are usually talking about a barrier cream (zinc and/or titanium) that has fewer and healthier ingredients. Shop for all natural and organic ingredient sunscreen because the ingredients in your sunscreen could contain hormone disruptors, pesticide, and insecticides, which can unleash on to your skin and into the water as well (hurting the environment).

Bottom line: Look for organic mineral based sunscreen. 

Look for Non-Nano Or Coated Nano

Non-nano is a new buzzword in the mineral-based sunscreen category. Zinc oxide sunscreens, often seen on lifeguards’ noses, were famously white and chalky.  Today, sunscreen makers use zinc oxide nanoparticles to formulate lotions with less white tint. So what are this nano and non-nano deal? A nanoparticle will enter the bloodstream but a non-nano will not. For that reason, non-nano is safer. Unless the brand coats their nano-particles, which makes them wholly non-reactive and entirely safe.

Keep in mind that many companies sell products advertised as containing “non-nano” titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. While particle sizes vary among manufacturers, nearly all would be considered nanomaterials under a broad definition of the term. I recommend that you ask your favorite brand for a test result to ensure that you are obtaining non-nano.

Bottom line: Look for non-nano sunscreen and understand the particle size because size does matter. Or look for coated nano sunscreen. 

What Application do you want: Cream, Spray or Stick?




✅Easily to see where sunscreen was applied

❌ Leave skin feel heavy and greasy.

✅ Provide deeper coverage.

❌ Easily broken down by water or sweat. 




✅Easy to apply.

 ❌Less robust or effective. They are often not applied properly because sprays are thinner.

✅Lightweight and less greasy feel than cream.

 ❌Spray for several seconds, not just a momentary. May not safe for the face (unless labeled).

✅Less messy and easier to get to hard to reach spots

 ❌Hard to tell where and how much was applied.


❌ Flammable.


 ❌You can inhale and ingest some of the ingredients.




✅Easy to swipe on, touch up, and toss in a bag. 

❌ Glide on back and forth several times for complete protection. 

✅Light finish


Check EWG Rating

EWG sunscreen ratings serve as a lifeline for people who want to use sunscreen without all of the toxic ingredients. For years, EWG (the non-profit Environmental Working Group) takes on the annual task of sifting through sunscreen label claims, ingredient lists and scientific studies analyzing what’s really in our sunscreen bottles.

About the ratings
EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in the product. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Interested in learning what your sunscreen safety rating is? Click here to find out your sunscreen rating.

Bottom line: Understand your sunscreen rating before purchasing. 

For what purpose are you buying it for?

Beach/ ocean activities

The NOAA (National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science) states that everyday sunscreens are harmful to coral reefs. Here are crucial things to look for (or to avoid) while choosing a reef safe sunscreen : does not contain BP2, avoid chemical based formula, avoid the aerosol spray (even if you are not going into ocean because if its in the sand, it can get washed into the ocean), look for biodegradable and reef safe labeling.

Pool/ Sports

Choose a sunscreen that is waterproof or water-resistant and reapply it regularly.

Daily use (beauty tip)

Nowadays, you get sunscreens with your moisturizer or cream. Just apply it and leave it on. You can also find sunscreen in your make-up: foundation, lip gloss, bronzer. For daily use or under makeup, avoid using “body” or “beach” sunscreen because they are thick and will leave you feeling heavy. Look for those labeled “broad spectrum” and rated SPF 30 or higher. If you have oily skin, choose a thin lotion with a matte finish. If you have normal or combination skin, use lotion or lightweight cream textures. If you have dry skin, use a richer lotion or cream.

Look for non-comedogenic

Keep in mind mineral sunscreen may still cause you to breakout by comedogenic materials. The mineral sunscreens can sit on top of the skin and gunk up your pores, while the chemical ones can irritate the skin. Apply sunscreen and wait for the pimples to start cropping up, or ditch it and risk melanoma and wrinkles. The choice on that one is pretty clear. Thanks to recent innovation in sun protection sunscreen, micronized formulations of zinc and titanium dioxide are smooth, cosmetically elegant, and very light. Sunscreen should no longer gunk up your pores.
Bottom line: If you don’t want to be at risk of acne, look for non-comedogenic options.  

Where to use sunscreen?

Apply the sunscreen to all bare skin. And don’t forget about ears, hands, feet, shoulders, lips and behind the neck (and behind the ear!). Inside the ear would mean you are going overboard.

Who needs sunscreen?

Everyone, including children. Every child needs sun protection. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that all kids, regardless of their skin tone wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Although dark skin has more protective melanin and tans more easily than it burns, tanning is still a sign of sun damage.

How often should you use sunscreen?

Sunscreens act as a shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates every time your skin exposed to it. Therefore, it is recommended that you use sunscreen every day! You may not notice the benefits now, but the advantage of using sunscreen is felt in the long run. If you are out in the sun for a long time either working or enjoying a sunbath on the beach, it is better to reapply sunscreen after every two hours to keep your skin protected. Let’s stop sunburns! If you work indoors, it recommended that you still apply sunscreen, primarily if you work next to a window.

There is no specific time to start using sunscreen. Enjoy the sun 365 days a year with a liberal dab of sunscreen.

Bottom line: Do not be fooled by the clouds (most UV light penetrates the clouds).

How long does sunscreen last once applied?

It usually lasts up to two to three hours, depending on the SPF. Ideally, the sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before your skin gets exposed to the sun. This waiting period allows the ingredients to bind to the skin properly. Reapply it every two hours.

Can I use sunscreen while pregnant?

It is crucial that you wear sunscreen while you are pregnant! But keep in mind that not all sunscreens are safe. There are many chemical sunscreens whose constituents can enter your bloodstream and can affect your fetus.

How to remove sunscreen?

Chemical sunscreens are easier to remove since they get absorbed and broken down over time. Mineral sunscreens are pretty stubborn and hard to break down. To remove mineral sunscreen, it is recommended that you use an oil-based cleanser.

Massage the oil-based cleanser into your skin for one to two minutes, then gently remove the cleanser with a washcloth soaked in warm water. Other ways to remove mineral sunscreens includes light exfoliation, deep cleansing device, cleansing water loofa or water spray.

What do you need to know about foreign brand sunscreen?

Whether you are looking to buy foreign brand sunscreen online or buying in a foreign Country store, you need to know every Country have different regulations on sunscreen. In the United States, we regulate sunscreen as over the counter while in other countries, they regulate it as cosmetic. For all you “made in the USA” supporter out there, you should do your research before making the big decision. Sunscreen in the U.S. might lag behind the rest of the world’s is simply because we are living in a culture of tanning and still not as serious about sun protection as other cultures. For example, in Asian cultures, such as in Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines, we enamored with pale skin. Here is a fun fact for you, in Asian cultures pale skin define the pinnacle of success. Which contributes to their wide range of high-quality sunscreen products. And because the market is so competitive, the products are not only better, but cheaper as well.

While many people love sunscreens from Asia or Europe, you should always shop carefully before buying.

Tips for ones who break out easily:

  • Look for facial sunscreens that have the thinnest textures. Sheer, thin textures are least likely to lead to breakouts.
  • Make sure you’re cleansing each night thoroughly to ensure all of your sunscreen and makeup is removed.
  • Avoid chemical sunscreen, as it can irritate your skin. Shop for alcohol and fragrance-free mineral-based sunscreen. Oh and choose a non-comedogenic.

Mineral sunscreen vs chemical sunscreen:

Mineral sunscreens sit on the surface of your skin and physically reflect sunlight away from the skin. Mineral sunscreens offer many benefits:

  • Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide do not absorb into the skin and they provide sun protection as soon as they are applied.
  • Both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect against UVA and UVB rays.
  • Zinc oxide has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help to treat acne.

The downside of mineral sunscreens is that they can be thick, take a long time to rub in, and leave a white tint on your skin.

Chemical sunscreens contain organic compounds which absorb UV rays into the skin. By a chemical reaction, these compounds transform UV rays into heat and release that heat from the skin. While chemical sunscreens are easier to apply, there are many downsides:

  • Chemical sunscreens must get absorbed into the surface of the skin in order to work appropriately. Therefore, you must wait 15-20 minutes after applying before it provides adequate protection.
  • The chemical reaction which protects your skin from UV rays occurs under the skin’s surface and increases skin temperature.
  • Many of these chemicals have been known to cause skin irritation.
  • Multiple chemicals ingredients are required to achieve high SPF and UVA + UVB protection because one chemical cannot provide broad-spectrum protection on its own.
  • Oxybenzone, a common sunscreen ingredient, may be linked to hormone disruption.

Why should you avoid chemical sunscreen?

Certain chemicals, including oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, avobenzone, and homosalate, have been identified as being dangerous for eco-systems, making coral more susceptible to bleaching, deforming baby coral and degrading its resilience to climate change. And these chemicals are also proven to be hormone disrupters that can seep through the human and animal skin into other bodily tissue.

Weighing both chemical and mineral sunscreens based on what we know, we opted in for the mineral-based sunscreen that is better for both our health and the environment.

To help you find your sunscreen soul mate, we have done intensive research to find out what products we recommend you use.

This sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection from the sun’s harmful rays with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Safe and gentle for all skin types, including baby’s delicate skin.

Active ingredients: 2.5 % Zinc Oxide 8 % Titanium Dioxide
Inactive ingredients: Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* * Certified Organic

EWG Score: 1


✅Water-resistant and will not clog pores.

✅FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Coconut, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

Mattifying and soothing, this Yerba Mate Mist by 100% Pure gives you full UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection without the toxic chemical. Made with the Yerba Mate tea leaf to protect against free radicals and environmental pollutants. This antioxidant-rich, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide based broad spectrum SPF contains —no synthetic chemical sunscreens, is quick drying, easy-to-apply, and lightweight with a full coverage water-resistant protection that lasts for up to 80 minutes.

Active ingredients: Zinc 12 %
Inactive ingredients: Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin, Heptyl Undecylenate, Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract, Jojoba Ester, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Water

EWG Score Not Available.

✅ Uses advanced zinc oxide broad spectrum sun protection - no synthetic chemical sunscreens.

✅ Yerba Mate Tea Leaf contains antioxidants that help protect against free radicals and environmental pollutants.

✅ Mattifying and soothing, SPF 30 Yerba Mate Mist provides full UVA/UVB Sun ray protection.

✅ Water-resistant (80 minutes).

This very emollient and botanically moisturizing mineral sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of aging. The hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free formula is ideal for the sensitive facial skin. Made with mineral sunscreen ingredients and powerful, antioxidant-rich Green Tea, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E. This lotion is easy to rubs in and won’t clog pores.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide – 8.0% , Titanium Dioxide – 2.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Echinacea Purpurea Extract (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate. (1) Certified Organic Ingredient

EWG Score: 2 

✅Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).

✅Coral reef safe & biodegradable

✅FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

✅No animal testing.

✅100% vegetarian ingredients

All Good Sports Sunscreen Butter Stick Water Resistant SPF 50+ combines non-nano zinc oxide with soothing organic oils and calendula flowers to protect and hydrate your skin. This All good sunscreen stick is coral reef friendly.

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 25% (Non-nanoparticle)
Inactive Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flowers infused in Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

EWG Score: 1

✅ 80 Minute Water Resistant.

✅ Smooth and creamy organic coconut oil base moisturizes while creating a strong sun and wind barrier.

✅ Non-Nano Zinc Only.

✅ Coral reef safe. ????????????????????????????

Let nature help defend your skin’s natural beauty with dual protection—UVA/UVB defense from non-chemical 100% mineral-derived sunscreen technology, plus plant-derived pollution defense. Dermatologist-tested. Non-acnegenic. For all skin types.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3% , Zinc Oxide 4.1%
Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Dicaprylyl Carbonate , Butyloctyl Salicylate , Coco-Caprylate/Caprate , Propanediol , Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate , Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate , Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Silica , Hydrogenated Castor Oil/ Sebacic Acid Copolymer , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Tocopherol , Caffeine , Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract , Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract , Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract , Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract , Oryzanol , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Hydroxyapatite , Dimethicone Silylate , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 , Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Caprylyl Glycol , Phenoxyethanol

EWG Score: 2

✅ Non-chemical 100% mineral-derived sunscreen technology: advanced coating technology makes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide glide on sheer and smooth as they provide UVA/UVB protection.

✅ With plant-derived pollution defense. Kukui seed oil helps strengthen skin's natural environmental barrier, while an anti-oxidant blend with ginger extracts helps defend against free radical damage.

✅  Non-acnegenic.

AVEENO® Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 contains MINERALGUARD® Technology with 100% naturally-sourced sunscreen ingredients. It is formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract and mineral ingredients (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide).

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 3%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-8, Beeswax, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Polyamide-5, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Trisiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Bisabolol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Arachidyl Glycoside, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Aci d, Polysorbate 60, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

EWG Score: 3

✅ Oil-free and fragrance-free.

✅ Water resistant for 80 minutes.

✅ Hypoallergenic.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, and Soy.

Your baby’s world just got a little bigger! It’s a big, wide world out there. Babyganics SPF 50+ formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and glide on smooth for effortless application. Non-allergenic and tear free. However, keep in mind that this is NOT a pure mineral based sunscreen.

Active Ingredients: Octisalate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 3%, Zinc Oxide 6%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, butyloctyl salicylate, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearyl/octyldodecyl citrate crosspolymer, polyglyceryl-2 stearate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, hydrogenated dimer dilinoleyl/dimethylcarbonate copolymer, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, glycerin*, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil*, rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, jojoba esters, stearyl alcohol, arachidyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, behenyl alcohol, polyhydroxystearic acid, xanthan gum, silica, alumina, ethylhexylglycerin, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, phenoxyethanol. *Certified Organic

EWG Score: 2

✅ Water resistant (80 minutes).

✅ With 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend to help nurture and support baby's skin.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, and Soy.

Protect your beautifully evolving face with this all-natural zinc oxide sunscreen. Lightweight and easy to apply, this daily face sunscreen lotion blocks the sun’s harmful rays with non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide, the safest and most effective single mineral active ingredient. Damascus rose, chamomile and lavender soothe, refresh, and revitalize delicate skin. Seabuckthorn, rosehip, and pomegranate deliver potent antioxidants and vital nutrients. Lab approved non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and hypoallergenic. Can be worn alone or as a primer under makeup.

Active Ingredients: Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide 14.0%
Inactive Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Glucose, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Glycerin, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Caprylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Undecylenic Acid, *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Lecithin (from Sunflower), Sodium Gluconate, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Potassium Iodide, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase. *=Organic Some ingredients may have been processed from corn, soy, wheat or whey.

EWG Score: 1

✅ Non-GMO certified by NSF.

✅ Light essential oil fragrance from Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile.

✅ Cruelty-free and safe for coral reefs and other marine ecosystems.????????????????????????????

Bare Republic created this powerful mineral sports stick for the eco-conscious adventurer in all of us. Zinc Oxide protects physically, not chemically, and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage with 80 minutes of water resistance. A natural coconut vanilla scent and a lightweight application will help you keep your cool even in the most extreme conditions.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, Allyl Heptanoate, Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Gamma Decalactone, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma Octalactone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Heliotropine, Jojoba Esters, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Raspberry Ketone, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin

EWG Score: 1

✅ Non-greasy formula that provides you with a smooth finish.

✅ 80 minutes of water-resistant protection.

✅ Cruelty-free, paraben-free formula.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol. 

An advanced daily moisturizer made with clear zinc that nourishes skin. Fortified with broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection to prevent wrinkles & early skin aging.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22%
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Aqua (Deionized Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Gluconolactone, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Isostearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lecithin*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Zemea (Corn) Propanediol (*Certified Organic)

EWG Score: 1

✅ Shea butter, aloe and more keep skin hydrated, can be worn under makeup.

✅ Organic and natural ingredients.

✅ Vegan formula and never tested on animals.

✅ No parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dyes, fragrance.

Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen Sensitive 5.0 oz uses only high-quality natural minerals, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, for broad spectrum UVA and UVB skin protection. Dermatologist-recommended and specially formulated for everyday protection on face and body, involving no potentially irritating chemicals.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C12-15, Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Polyglyeryl-4 Isostearate and Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone and Hexyl Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Trimethylated Silica/Dimethicone, Octododecyl Neopentanoate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitol Oleate and Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Beeswax and Stearic Acid, Cetyl Dimethicone, Methylparaben and Propylparaben and Ethylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Diazolindinyl Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate

EWG Score: 1

✅ Smart bottle technology: The patented BPA-free plastic cap on 3.0 oz tubes is UV photo-sensitive, changing color in the presence of harmful UV rays, reminding you to cover up. The deeper blue the cap becomes, the more UV rays are currently present.

✅FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Fragrance, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Lipsafe. 

✅ Gentle on sensitive skin.

This multi-award-winning mineral sunscreen is free of added fragrances, common allergens, and irritants, so it’s perfect for allergy-prone, and sensitive skin. It blocks sun rays by creating a physical barrier and is NOT absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12%
Inactive Ingredients: Water Isoamyl Laurate Coco-Caprylate Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula) Viola Tricolor Extract (Pansy) Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Glyceryl Starch Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate Levulinic Acid Glycerin Tapioca Starch Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil Squalane Magnesium Stearate p-Anisic Acid Allantoin Panthenol

EWG Score: 1

✅ FREE from: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate, Vitamin A, retinyl palmitate, and added fragrance.

✅FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

✅ Contains organic & sustainably grown ingredients.

✅ Blocks sun rays by creating a physical barrier and is NOT absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens.

Provides broad-spectrum sun protection plus essential ceramides in convenient stick form.

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 6%, zinc oxide 4.7%
Inactive Ingredients: C12-15 alkyl benzoate, butyloctyl salicylate, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, paraffin, euphobia cerifera (candelilla) wax, ozokerite, dimethicone, beeswax, polyethylene, cetyl alcohol, ceramide 3, ceramide 6-ii, ceramide 1, cholesterol, phytosphingosine, sodium hyaluronate, polyhydrostearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, bht, carbomer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, isostearic acid, sodium lauroyl lactylate, xanthan gum

EWG Score: 2

✅ Water resistant (40 minutes)

✅ Non-comedogenic, won't clog pores

✅ Microfine zinc oxide that spreads easily, dries with a clear finish

Ultra-lightweight, virtually invisible 100% mineral sunscreen is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skins.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3% , Zinc Oxide 4.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Butyloctyl Salicylate , Polydiethylsiloxane , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Isononyl Isononanoate , Diethylhexyl Succinate , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Methyl Trimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Silica , Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate , Laureth-4 , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer , Dimethicone Silylate , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 , Isostearic Acid , Caprylyl Glycol , Polyhydroxystearic Acid , Dipropylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)

EWG Score: 2

✅ Invisible Shield Technology forms a protective veil that's virtually invisible on all skin tones.

✅ Oil-free.

✅ 100% Fragrance-Free.

This Mineral SPF 50 sports stick combines a non-nano, zinc oxide-only shield with 80 minutes of water resistance and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection—all in an easy-to-use stick. Enriched with reparative sea kelp extract, moisturizing coconut, avocado oil, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E. This formula, which is more than 70 percent organic, is the perfect addition to any adventure.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide: 20%
Inactive ingredients:Beeswax (ORGANIC), Bisabolol (ORGANIC), Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (ORGANIC Tamanu) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (ORGANIC Carnauba) Wax, Flavor, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Jojoba Esters, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Ozokerite, Persea Gratissima (ORGANIC Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (ORGANIC Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (ORGANIC Castor) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (ORGANIC Raspberry) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (ORGANIC Sage) Leaf Extract, Sesamum Indicum (ORGANIC Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (ORGANIC Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (ORGANIC Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol

 EWG Score: 1

✅ Farm to face ingredients: Tamanu oil, sea kelp extract and cocoa seed butter.

✅ 70%+ certified organic ingredients.

✅ Non-nano Zinc Oxide active ingredients.

✅ Reef Safe.

CōTZ® SENSITIVE is an elegant mineral sunscreen that protects by keeping harmful UV rays from touching the skin, while soothing sensitive & easily irritated skin.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (20%)
Inactive Ingredients: C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Lauryl PEG PPG 18 18 Methicone, Methicone, PEG 10 Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Tetrahexadecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Triethoxycaprylylsilan

EWG Score: 1

✅ Water resistant (40 minutes).

✅ Non-greasy.

✅ Free from oils, fragrances, preservatives, PABA, gluten, phthalates.

Derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion shields your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. Antioxidant-rich green tea and vitamin C nourish and offer free-radical protection to promote a healthy, youthful-looking complexion. The fast-absorbing formula delivers a sheer, non-greasy finish, perfect for applying under makeup.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 16%
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International or USDA), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C 50), Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

EWG Score: 1

✅  Nanoparticle-free Zinc Oxide provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without irritating skin or clogging pores.

✅ Glides on evenly and absorbs quickly and leaves a lightweight finish.

✅ 100% Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Mineral Oil-Free, Lanolin-Free, Gluten Free, GMO-Free.

For oil-free sun protection with just a touch of color, our lightly tinted UV Physical is a healthy choice. This chemical-free natural mineral sunscreen has antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Water-resistant UV Physical withstands water, humidity, and perspiration.

Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.0% Titanium dioxide
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Alumina, Polyacrylate 13, Butylene Glycol, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Quercetin, Phenoxyethanol, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Iron Oxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

EWG Score not available. 

✅ Water-resistant (40 minutes).

✅ Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, chemical-free and noncomedogenic.

✅ Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR),

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Fragrance, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, Propylene Glycol, and Lipsafe.

Made with plant-based ingredients and natural minerals, Goddess Garden Everyday Natural Sunscreen provides powerful broad-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. With its sheer, non-greasy application, and a refreshing scent from pure lavender essential oils, this is a sunscreen you’ll want to wear. Since it’s certified organic, reef safe and biodegradable, you will feel good about wearing it!

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.4%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum *CERTIFIED ORGANIC

EWG Score: 1

✅ All-natural sunscreen that is 100% biodegradable.

✅ Includes organic ingredients like aloe vera and sunflower oil.

✅ Non-nano, reef safe, non-GMO, biodegradable, vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, free of oxybenzone, parabens, and synthetic fragrance.

Three Sixty Five is a physical, broad-spectrum, facial sunscreen designed to be used 365 days of the year — rain or shine.

Active Ingredients: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 17%
Inactive Ingredients: Non-GMO Rubus Ideaus (Red Raspberry) seed oil, Non-GMO Prunus Domestica (French Plum) seed oil, Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) seed oil, Non-GMO Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) seed oil, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Organic Beeswax, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E from Sunflower)

 EWG Score: 1

✅ Contains organic ingredients.

✅ Non-toxic and no whitening.

✅ Easy wash off.

Dermatologist Solutions™ Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen SPF 50+, formulated with a 100% mineral based filter in a lightweight, gentle lotion that sensitive and acne-prone skin will find non-irritating and comfortable. This sheer sunscreen, lightly tinted to enhance the natural skin tone, delivers powerful UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection that helps prevent sunburn and decreases the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the sun (wrinkles, sagging, dark spots).* Infused with antioxidant-powered Vitamin E, this formula helps fight the effects of damaging free radicals.

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 15%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, isododecane, dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, caprylyl methicone, nylon-12, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, dicaprylyl carbonate, silica, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, tridecane, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, iron oxides, aluminum stearate, peg-8 laurate, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, disteardimonium hectorite, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, benzoic acid, disodium stearoyl glutamate, peg-9

EWG Score: 2 

✅ Fragrance-Free, Paraben-Free, Chemical Filter Free, Non-Comedogenic.

✅ Sensitive Skin Tested.

✅ Universal sheer tint to enhance the natural skin tone.

Practice Safe Sun with Kiss My Face Sunscreens. KMF Organics™ Face & Body Mineral SPF 30 uses mineral only actives.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 6%
Inactive Ingredients: Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Oil)* (*=organic ingredient)

EWG Score: 1

✅ Cruelty-free

✅ Blended with 87% organic ingredients.

✅ Water resistant for 80 mins.

✅ Fragrance-free.

✅ Made with non-nano, mineral only actives and blended with nourishing sunflower oil.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Coconut, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

If you’ve been longing for a luxurious primer that sits flawlessly under your makeup, this Pot of Shade: Heliotropic SPF30 Sunscreen & Primer by KYPRIS is one you most definitely want to check out! Fabulous when worn alone, under makeup or over your other KYPRIS products. This multifunctional essential oil-free product applies totally clear serving as a lightweight moisturizer, SPF + makeup primer, all in one! Besides just being a super clean and high-performance primer, this product will leave the skin super plump and glowy thanks to the Sweet Iris Stem Cells and Tamanu!

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20% Sunscreen
Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Flower Extract, Algae, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Sweet Iris (Iris Pallida) Leaf Cell Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccanus) Seed Oil, Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo) Seed Oil, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Tamanu (Calophyllum Inophylum) Seed Oil, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Chaparral (Larrea Tridentata) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid.

EWG Score Not Available.  

✅ A Non-Whitening Formula That Plays Well With Other Kypris Skin Care + Makeup; Free From Essential Oils To Accommodate Reactive, Sensitive Skin With Its Calming, Soothing, & Non-Irritating Effects.

✅ Offers Gentle, Yet Effective Protection From UVA & UVB, While Enhancing Skin To Appear More Plump, Smooth, & Luminous.

✅ All Formulations Are Natural And Nature-Derived, Scented & Preserved With Essential Oils + Plant Extracts, Packaged In Glass, & Never Tested On Animals.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

Laguna Herbals combines non-nano zinc oxide with just 5 organic ingredients including calendula and beeswax to protect and nourish all skin types. This non-toxic, water resistant, sunscreen is free of harmful chemicals. It has an SPF 50+ with UVA and UVB protection. The travel-friendly stick can easily be packed into your beach bag, purse or luggage without the worry of leakage. The tear-free formula is non-greasy and won’t drip into your eyes. It can even be applied as a primer under makeup.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25%
Inactive Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flowers*, infused in Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic to USDA / NOP Standards

 EWG Score: 1

✅ Water resistant up to 80 minutes.

✅ Made with non-Nano zinc oxide and just 5 certified organic, and non-GMO ingredients.

✅ Reef Safe and biodegradable.

✅ Free from: PABA, GMP, Gluten, and Paraben.

ULTRA LIGHT SUNSCREEN FLUID: Advanced 100% Mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide + antioxidant protection for the face of revolutionary Ultra Light texture.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 11%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Silica, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/Peg 10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Diethylhexyl Sryingylidenemalonate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG-8 Laurate, PEG-9, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Maltodextrin, Benzoic Acid, Iron Oxides, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide

EWG Score: 3

✅ Non-whitening, fast absorbing, weightless texture, matte finish.

✅ Water resistant (40 minutes).

✅ With Cell-Ox Shield™ antioxidant technology.

✅ FREE of Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, and Soy. 

The ultimate mineral broad spectrum sunscreen! This luxurious, non-whitening lotion glides on fast and blends easily for full face and body protection. Locks in moisture by helping to repair skin’s natural lipid barrier with a unique blend of ceramides and humectants. This oil-free family-friendly formula is safe for kids 6 months and older. Naturally derived Eco-cert mineral UV protection helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%
Inactive ingredients: Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyester-8, Polysilicone-15, Behenic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceteareth-25, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triehoxycaprylylsilane, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract

EWG Score: 2  

✅ Water-resistant: up to 80 minutes.

✅ Non-Comedogenic: won't clog pores.

✅ Paraben, gluten, and cruelty-free.

This ultimate age-defense cream provides broad spectrum mineral SPF to help prevent premature sign of aging. Instantly protects skin from sunburn. Easily layer underneath foundation and primers for a healthy dose of SPF protection.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Mineral Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Vegetable Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Malachite Extract, Smithsonite Extract, Rhodochrosite Extract, Hematite Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Acetate, Allantoin, Soy Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)*, Rosemary Of cinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Calendula Of cinalis Flower Extract*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Alaria Esculenta (Sea Kelp), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, MagnesiumAluminumSilicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. *Certified Organic

 EWG score: 2

✅ Start off your makeup routine with a healthy dose of SPF protection.

✅ Rich nourishing Shea Butter and nutrient replenishing Mineral Water deliver essential daily moisture for softer, glowing skin.

✅ Gluten-Free, 100% Vegan, Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Artificial Color Free, Hypo-allergenic.

This gentle mineral sunscreen lotion delivers superior broad-spectrum protection against burning UVB and aging UVA rays. Plus, it's mild even on sensitive skin, and it's free of fragrance,

parabens, phthalates, dyes, and irritating chemicals.

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 18.24%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

EWG Score: 1 

✅ Dry-Touch technology ensures that this sunscreen dries with a non-greasy, lightweight finish.

✅ It's mild even on sensitive skin.

✅ Sweat and water resistant (80 minutes).

✅ Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores).

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, and Soy.

Enjoy the same high performance and all-natural ingredients you expect from all our traditional sunscreens plus additional ultra-moisturizing properties and a slight skin-toned tint. This is the perfect product to use as your daily face moisturizer whether hitting the beach, heading to work or running errands. Packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts, it continues protecting your skin long after environmental exposure.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 23%
Inactive Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Black Tea), Cannabis Sative Seed Oil (Organic Hemp Seed Oil), Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax), Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Organic Coffee Bean), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Organic Sunflower Oil), Iron Oxide, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (Natural Mango Butter), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Natural Rosemary), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Organic Cocoa Butter), Tocopherol

 EWG Score: 1

✅ Water resistant (up to 80 minutes).

✅ Non-GMO, vegan certified, reef safe and 1% for the planet.

✅ Plastic-free packaging.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 9%, Titanium Dioxide 4%
Inactive Ingredients: Organic Safflower Oil*, Organic Grape Seed Oil*, Purified Water, Organic Aloe Vera*, Organic Beeswax*, Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Citrus Extract*, Organic Lavender Essential Oil*, Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil*, Organic Rosemary Essential Oil*, Organic Thyme Essential Oil*, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil*, Organic Hyssop Essential Oil*. *Certified USDA Organic

EWG Score: 1

✅ Non-GMO, Cruelty-free.

✅ Anti-Aging & Hydrating.

✅ No Testing on Animals, Wholesome and understood ingredients.

Suntegrity moisturizing face sunscreen is a rich, non-greasy, “UV chemical-free” sunscreen that offers Broad Spectrum Protection against damaging UVA & UVB rays. Infused with youth promoting antioxidants, this 3 in 1 Suntegrity Skincare product functions as a face moisturizer, sunscreen and make-up primer all in one. Hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, red algae and Certified Organic: aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea help provide additional sun protection, moisture, and hydration. The non-nano sized zinc-oxide not only protects the skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays, but it also soothes and calms the skin. Zinc-oxide is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that often help skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and melasma.

Active Ingredient: Zinc-Oxide 20% (non-nano)
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Water (Aqua), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Citrus Reticulata Blanco (Tangerine) Essential Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide*, Ethylhexylglycerin* *paraben-free anti-microbial agent.

EWG Score: 1

✅ Infused with youth promoting anti-oxidants and astaxanthin.

✅ NO: Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Chemical UV Absorbers, Titanium Dioxide, Nano-Particles.

✅ Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Non-Greasy Formula.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, and Soy.

If you are in the market for a super clean tinted moisturizer with SPF protection, this 5 in 1 product by Suntegrity is what you are looking for! Designed to not only protect you against UVA + UVB rays. This tinted moisturizer will actually treat your skin while adding the perfect amount of color to leave your skin looking flawless! Made with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae, Organic Aloe, Jojoba and Cucumber this keeps the skin calm and soothed making it perfect for those with acne, rosacea or melasma!

Active Ingredients: Zinc-Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide

EWG Score: 1

✅ Moisturizer, Sunscreen and Foundation all in one product.

✅ "Chem-Free" BB Cream with SPF 30.

✅ Made with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae, Organic Aloe, Jojoba and Cucumber this keeps the skin calm and soothed.

Clinically tested mineral sunscreen is made with simple, effective ingredients – everything you need, nothing you don't! Formulated with Shea butter and coconut oil to help keep skin feeling soft and hydrated, without leaving a heavy residue.

Active Ingredients: Zinc oxide 19%
Inactive Ingredients: Water (aqua), coco-caprylate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycerin, sorbitan oleate, cetyl dimethicone, hydrogenated vegetable oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl caprylate, oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, hydrogenated lecithin, tocopherol, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract

 EWG Score: 1


✅ Water-resistant (80 minutes).

✅ Free from: PABA, parabens, Nano-particles, fragrances, gluten, dyes, or most common allergens.

✅ A lightweight and non-greasy formula is less whitening and easy to apply.

First Sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides, Sorbitan Stearate (Coconut Based), Pine Wood Resin, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olive Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid (Made From Vegetable), Glucose, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Papaya

EWG Score: 1 

✅ Water resistance (80 minutes).

✅ Free from: Paraben, phthalates, PABA, 1,4 dioxane and gluten.

✅ No animal testing.

THINKSUN® Everyday Face was created due to the demand for a safe sunscreen without the harmful chemicals found in a majority of products on the market. THINKSUN Everyday Face is enriched with Vitamin C & E and includes a small amount of tint to reduce any whitening effect from minerals.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides, Sorbitan Stearate (Coconut Based), Pine Wood Resin, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olive Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid (Made From Vegetable), Currant, Citrus Paradisi, Iron Oxide

EWG Score: 1

✅ No PABA, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, avobenzone, dioxane, or animal products.

✅ Designed for everyday use.

✅ Water-resistant (80 minutes).

Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 30 is a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin throughout the UVA spectrum and provides more protection than your natural sunburn protection (UVB). The antioxidants in the formulas help prevent damage to the skin by neutralizing free radicals produced when skin is exposed to the sun.

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 5%, zinc oxide 5%
Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearylisononanoate, cetyl alcohol, isopropyl titanium triisostearate/triethoxycaprylylsilanecrosspolymer, magnesium sulfate, methylpropanediol, PEG-12 dimethicone, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, phenyl trimethicone, polyethylene, polyhydroxystearic acid, purified water, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, stearyl dimethicone, tetrasodium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate, triethoxycaprylylsilane

EWG Score: 1

✅  No sensitizing chemical sunscreens.

✅ FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Fragrance, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Lipsafe.

Achieve one-step perfection with this breakthrough vegan makeup/skincare hybrid. Enjoy a flawless, natural, more radiant complexion with this luxurious, organic, plant-based wonder.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Gluconolactone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Tocopheryl Acetate, Isoamyl Laurate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Benzoate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Punica Granatum (Pomegrante) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Isoamyl Cocoate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phytic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ceramide Ng, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panax Quinquefolium Root Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextin, Algae Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492/CI 77491/CI 77499)

 EWG Score: 2

✅ Advanced bio-peptide complex boosts collagen.

✅ Premium natural pigments correct imperfections.

✅ Hypoallergenic, Chemical Free, Cruelty-Free and Noncomedogenic.

✅ Free from: Parabens, Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Gluten, GMOs, Phthalates, Sulfates, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Talc, Nanoparticles.

✅FREE of Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Paraben, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol.

Thank you for reading my sunscreen guide and review. I hope you find this post to be helpful. If you have a sunscreen that you love, I would love to hear about your experience with it!

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