Sun protection is important all year round, but now that the sun is out and people are hitting the beach it is even more important to protect that skin! I have tried a ton of vegan, cruelty free and natural sunscreens and there are only two that I swear by. While there are plenty of brand options out there, I am picky about consistency and efficacy.
My favorite for facial SPF is the Natural Mineral Sunscreen Face from DermaE. This is my go to skincare brand for my sensitive and breakout prone skin in general, but this sunscreen is holy grail. It is broad spectrum SPF 30, contains zinc oxide, and has a non greasy feel. It does not irritate my eyes and it sits well under makeup as well. I never experience breakouts or irritation from this and I continually repurchase. It also stands up well against sweat in hot conditions.
My favorite for body SPF is Tattoo Shade by Kiss My Face. I like every sunscreen I have tried from this brand, but this one in particular is what I reach for. It is vegan, spreads easily, and smells great as well. Even though this product is geared for “tattooed skin”, I use it everywhere on my body. It stands up well against sweat and is water resistant up to 40 minutes. This is broad spectrum SPF 30 and boasts that it contains antioxidant defenders. I am not sure how much extra protection you actually receive from those antioxidant ingredients, but it does leave my skin feeling healthy and soft. This sunscreen has a fresh, almost fruity scent, so I don’t feel overpowered by the scent.
I have found both of these at local stores, but you can find them online
Enjoy the summer sun!