I was browsing the sunscreen section of the store yesterday and I notices how many natural (or claiming to be natural) sunscreens there were all of a sudden. I do like to use natural products when I can, but I do remember reading an article about how some of these all natural sunscreens weren’t holding their end of the bargain so I being to do a little research.
Here are a list of great sunscreens that not only do as promised, some of them go above and beyond! There are a couple of natural ones on the list, but beware of some of the other ones…just because something says natural doesn’t mean it does what its supposed to!
Clarins SPF 30 Sunscreen Care Oil Spray – This is a non-greasy dry oil that I think feels amazing! You can even use it on your hair! Not interested in this as a spray? This company makes great sunscreens and self tanners! Give some of their other options a try!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sunscreens – This brand creates great sunscreens that sink into the skin beautifully! They even help with aging skin!
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion for Face and Body – This is water resistant and feels great! This is a standout brand when it comes to sunscreen in my eyes!
BEST DRUGSTORE OPTIONS:
For a more natural option choose Hang Ten brand – Its non-greasy and free of a lot of ingredients including parabens and synthetic fragrance!
Neutrogena – I love their SPF 70 Cooldry Sport but this is a “can’t fail” brand when it comes to running to the store and picking up some sunscreen that you know won’t clog your pores and will work! Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 100 is also a favorite.
L’areal Paris Advanced Suncare SPF 50 Plus Liquid Silk BB Sunshield – This one has a sweet floral scent and is very effective. It almost feels like a lotion!
Bullfrog is another great brand that got a bad rep for being some wild color…well now they make clear options that are amazing in their staying power! A lot of them even have vitamins and aloe in them!
FOR THE FACE:
Jan Marini – antioxidant daily face protectant: This is my favorite “go to” for everyday. I apply it over my moisturizer and under my makeup. I also LOVE the fact that it is an antioxidant protectant as well.
Solbar Zinc: This is an amazing sunscreen and great under makeup or for everyday. It is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, moisturizing, and unscented.
EltaMD Sunscreens: There are several different options, some tinted. I love this brand… it is a good one to apply after your moisturizer under your makeup.
Coola – Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint: This is awesome, and great under makeup… it is a bb cream as well which helps even out your skin.