With the rise of natural-beauty, sunscreen need not hide in the shade! There are so many wonderful alternatives to chemical-laden sunscreens, so we took the liberty of rounding up our favorite non-toxic options. Here are a few of our favorite chemical-free, 100% natural sunscreens that not only protect your face from the sun but heal your skin at the same time.
JOSH ROSEBROOK - Now available in our wellness shop, this luxurious, lightweight Nutrient Day Cream delivers a potent combination of distinct herbal actives and plant oils to repair, moisturize and protect skin. Not only does it protect your skin from the sun but it's filled with anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients proven to firm, reduce redness and assist the skin in regeneration. With a uncoated, non-nano, high micron zinc oxide to provide effective sunblock against skin-damaging solar rays, this light cream is almost too good to be true.
JUICE BEAUTY - Our beauty editor's personal favorite, this Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer hydrates, protects, and maintains your skin's balance and healthy glow. It's lightweight and loaded with antioxidant ingredients like organic grape and pomegranate, soothing aloe vera, vitamins, minerals, and nutrient rich sea algae. Beauty tip: zinc, an important mineral present in natural sunscreens, is actually known to help heal and rejuvenate the skin as well as can help heal blemishes and inflammation.
GODDESS GARDEN - Who doesn't love a product that starts with the word goddess? This daily SPF 30 Moisturizer + Firming Primer hydrates, firms, and protects skin all at the same time. With natural ingredients like buddleja and chicory root, this moisturizer not only provides an immediate firming effect but helps heal skin at the same time with gentle, nourishing ingredients.
JOSIE MARAN - A lightweight, chemical-free sunscreen that is loaded with skin-loving ingredients like Pure Argan Oil, Jojoba, and Green Tea? We're ready to slather this on! Formulated with SunBoost ATB™—a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators, this daily moisturizer with SPF 47 is definitely going be in our sunscreen rotation this season!
COOLA - This sunscreen is just as cool as its name: this Matte Tint Moisturizer doubles as a mineral sunscreen with SPF, while also giving your skin a fresh-looking hint of coverage. Loaded with antioxidants, including Rosehip Oil, this sheer sunscreen delivers nutrients to your skin as well as hydration and protection, so you don't have to worry about a thing while you kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine.
KYPRIS BEAUTY - As you know by now we love all things mystical and magical and this sunscreen looks like something the Ancient Greek Goddess Aphrodite would use herself. Dubbed a Pot of Shade: Heliotropic (heliotrope actually means growth or movement towards the sun, as plants grown in the direction of sunlight), this all natural sunscreen provides protection from UVA and UVB rays while enhancing the skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous. It's calming, soothing, and non-irritating, making it the perfect sunscreen to keep your skin luminous, even on the hottest of days.
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