Great for fair-skinned people who are more prone to sunburns, this is Tropical Sands’ most protective formula with an SPF of 50. It goes on thick (and will be visible) so it’s ideal for long days in the sun to prevent severe sunburn. It is made with both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, as well as shea butter, green tea extract, coconut oil, eucalyptus oil, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, xanthan gum, gluconolactone, glycerin, and lecithin. For those looking for a less visible sunscreen, Tropical Sands also carries a thinner version with an SPF of 30.
With an SPF of 30, Badger utilizes the power of zinc oxide to deflect the sun’s harmful UV and UVA rays. Formulated with a total of eight ingredients, Badger also contains extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and the extracts of rosemary and seabuckthorn berry, all of which are certified organic. It is an earth-friendly sunscreen, too, that is biodegradable and safe for use in and around aquatic ecosystems like coral reefs. While most mineral sunscreens aren’t waterproof, Badger is water-resistant for at least 40 minutes of swimming or sweating before you need to reapply. The Badger line-up also includes plenty of choice by way of body, facial, and children’s sun protection.
Avalon Organics Intense Defense Sheer Moisture SPF 10, 1.7 Ounce. Intense Defense with Vitamin C, for environmental stress and damage. Sheer Moisture SPF 10 is an antioxidant-rich day lotion that nourishes skin while protecting it against incidental daily UV exposure. Oxidative stress can cause free radical damage to skin resulting in collagen and elastin deterioration, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, freckles and sunspots. What causes this stress? Studies show that environmental factors, such as pollution, extreme temperatures, wind burn and even minimal exposure to UV light, can trigger damage to skin cells. The Intense Defense skincare line features a powerful medley of Vitamin C, Lemon Bioflavonoids and White Tea, all potent antioxidants proven to neutralize free radicals before they can cause damage, while naturally boosting collagen and elastin production. Over time, through skin's natural renewal cycle, damaged skin cells will be eliminated while antioxidants help prevent further damage to new cells. Skin can regain its youthful glow and continue to fight the signs of aging. Avalon Organics is grounded in the knowledge that all beauty begins within the Earth. Guided by the wisdom of nature, each product is thoughtfully crafted for optimal effectiveness while meeting a strict organic standard. Formulas contain carefully selected botanicals that are nurtured by the elements then tenderly harvested to nourish the body from the outside in. Deep rooted beauty is at the heart of the Avalon Organics Guiding Principles ? ensuring that every product reflects a deep reverence for the planet and all it provides and contributes in its own small way to a holistic lifestyle of health, wellness and sustainability.
A kid-friendly sunblock, Kiss My Face is great for sporty types too. With an SPF of 30 and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, this mineral sunscreen allows for lots of play in the sunshine. Formulated with both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the rest of the ingredients in Kiss My Face are natural and organic: beeswax, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. It’s also fortified with the antioxidants goji berry and pomegranate extracts for an additional layer of defense against the aging effects of the sun.
Lightly tinted in natural flesh tones (available in light, fair, golden light, and medium), Suntegrity Skincare is a facial sunscreen that easily blends into your skin without leaving white spots or streaks. Suntegrity offers a bit more bang for your buck, too, with their 5-in-1 formula that acts as a makeup primer, moisturizer, SPF 30 sunscreen, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory cream that helps soothe skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Highly ranked by the EWG, the ingredients list spans zinc oxide, aloe vera juice, coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, Epsom salts, sunflower seed oil, cucumber fruit extract, red algae, green tea extract, and pomegranate oil.