According to the Environmental Working Group’s “Sunscreen Guide for 2016,” nearly 75 percent of over a thousand suncare products tested were found to be unsafe, ineffective, or both. So, if you’re looking for a safer, eco-friendly, and effective suncare product, try these natural alternatives this summer!
By Kayla Marie
Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30, Price: $15.99 | www.badgerbalm.com
It’s water and sweat resistant, contains no chemical fragrances, and made with sunflower oil, organic beeswax, chamomile and calendula ingredients.
California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+ Price $19.99 | www.californiababy.com
All natural, mineral based, and fragrance free. It doesn’t irritate the eye area and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
The Honest Company Sunscreen SPF 50+, Price $13.95 | www.honest.com
Water resistant, easy to apply, organic ingredients, reef friendly, hypoallergenic, and cruelty free. *New Formula*
Coola Sport SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray in Tropical Coconut, Price $36 | www.sephora.com
Clear, continuous sunscreen spray with anti aging benefits, and all natural ingredients. It nourish, repairs, and hydrates the skin with organic ingredients like algae, cucumber, strawberry extract and red raspberry seed oil. They have several scents in the product line like Fresh Cucumber, Citrus Mimosa, Guava Mango, Pina Colada and for those with sensitive skin, an Unscented version.
Jason Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, Price: $8.54 | www.amazon.com
Fragrance free, mineral based sunscreen for those with sensitive skin! It absorbs quickly into the skin, hypoallergenic, and formulated with chamomile and calendula. It is gluten free, parabens-free, petrolatum free, and contains no artificial colors or phthalates.
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+, Price: $10.99 | www.neutrogena.com
An easy to find drugstore chemical free sunscreen that uses titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to form a weightless, fragrance free, water and sweat proof formula.
LaVanilla The Healthy Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 40, Price: $20.00 | www.amazon.com
Mineral based, fragrance free, and made with antioxidants, botanicals, and amino acids
Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Facial Sunscreen SPF 40 Fragrance Free, Price: $ 20.95 | www.babobotanicals.com
The fragrance free and antioxidant rich formula is great for those with very sensitive skin. It is sheer, lightweight, and contains certified organic ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, chamomile, watercress, kudzu, and calendula.
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Beach BB Beach Balm for Hair Price $22| www.alternahaircare.com
This styling cream not only provides UV protection but also helps combat the damaging effects of the pool & saltwater with frizz control, hydration, shine, and a light hold.