Four Best Non-Toxic, Reef Safe Sunscreens
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
We all know that we should be wearing sunscreen daily, and that becomes even more apparent this time of year. Finding a clean sunscreen can be hard, you guys. Every year I try different things, in hopes to find the best non-nano zinc oxide, ocean-safe sunscreen. Some are too tacky, some don't blend out, and some make me wonder, "why even bother?" Sunscreen is SO crucial to wear, so if I've thought about skipping it because of difficulties, then I know you all have too. So, I have decided to take the guesswork out of it for everyone, and I have rounded up some of the best options out there!
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
This is my favorite sunscreen to share with my husband. I don't love to share my beauty products with him because he has no appreciation for the good stuff. The Juice Beauty SPF retails for $16, but I have found it on Pharmaca's website for a bit cheaper. This sunscreen is at the top of my list because it has a pink tint to it, so it blends out and keeping white caste to a minimum, it is 3 ounces, so it is overhead bin safe, and it is water-resistant. Juice Beauty's sunscreen does smell like Fruit Loops, so if you are not into that read on.
100% Pure Green Tea SPF
This is my least favorite sunscreen to share with my husband. The 100% Pure Green Tea SPF is $32 for 2.8 ounces. It has a light, fresh scent. The reason the "sharing is caring" motto gets thrown out of the window with this clean sunscreen is because it's not cheap. I have been nice, and let Idan use this a few times. He really likes it. In his words, it "isn't as tacky as the other ones." The reason this isn't as tacky is that it does not have water resistant properties. So, this is a great daily sunscreen, and I mostly use it on my face, but it is not one to wear to the pool.
Goddess Garden Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen Baby
I have purchased samples of this a few times, and I finally sprung for the 3.4 ounce/$13 bottle this summer. I like this for myself, as I have yet to have a child. It blends out much better than the original version for adults. This reef-safe sunscreen is water resistant and has zero fragrance. This is an excellent option for those who are scent adverse! This non-toxic sunscreen is accessible at Target.
Zinc It Over!
One of the biggest struggles for suncare and makeup obsessed ladies is sunscreen reapplication. Who is seriously rubbing their face with a traditional sunscreen cream at noon with a full face of makeup on, to deflect rays? Not me. For years I just crossed my fingers that the sunscreen that I put on in the morning would last until the evening, which it didn't. Then I discovered Zinc it Over! This makeup setting spray can be used over makeup! It is SPF 25 and leaves a satin finish. Zinc it Over! has been a true answer to my prayers, and I highly recommend checking it out if you wear makeup daily.
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