Summer is just one month away.
Every year, I am asked what are the best sunscreens for the whole family. The only criteria I have, for sunscreens, is that they do not contain chemical sunscreen agents. I prefer physical sunscreen agents, because they are less likely to cause irritation, and can be used by anyone in the family. Natural sunscreens are also safe for the face and body.
Here are my top picks for natural sunscreens for 2014:
All these items are available in most health food stores, natural grocery stores, and, of course, at the world's largest eco-friendly department store.
1. Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Unscented Sensitive Skin, $23
Zinc Oxide 12%
Titanium Dioxide 5.6%
All the protection of an SPF 30+ sunscreen, without the scent. Ideal for children or for adults with sensitive skin, this gentle, but hardworking formula keeps harmful rays at bay and maintains the skin’s moisture balance with plant butters and herbal skin conditioners.
Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide: Sun-deflecting minerals, protect from UVA/UVB rays.
Organic Shea Butter & Jojoba Oils: Replenish moisture, improve skin texture.
Organic Aloe: Soothes and rehydrates.
Zinc Oxide 6%
Titanium Dioxide 6%
Goddess Garden All Natural Sunscreen with Organic ingredients is sheer, non-greasy, and easy to apply, so you can use it every day. It protects and nourishes your skin without any harsh chemicals, and is packed with the purest non-toxic certified organic ingredients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Make sure your skin is protected from the sun no matter where you go—the mountains, beach, swimming pool, park, or just driving around town.
Zinc Oxide 24%
The Green Beaver Spray Sunscreen is not only easy to apply, it's also non-whitening, non-greasy, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, broad spectrum, biodegradable, vegan, and gluten free!
Regardless of which sunscreen you choose, remember to apply at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and to reapply often while out in the sun. Stay out of the sun at midday and always ensure children have a shaded area to play.