Natural Sunscreens To Try Now


My beauty routine is pretty clean and green but sunscreen is one area where I’ve stuck to the traditional side. While natural sunscreens, which use zinc and titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier against UV rays, are less likely to irritate skin or cause allergic reactions, they can be thick and greasy to apply, sometimes leaving a white cast behind. Popular chemical sunscreens, which protect by neutralizing and absorbing UV rays into the skin’s tissues, are available in an ever evolving, hard-to-resist variety of lightweight, matte formulas but I worry about what I’m rubbing into my skin every day. I decided to put the cap on my chemical sunscreen and found three natural solutions to battle the sun this summer.

Get Sensitive
Sensitive skin sufferers can find relief with Pure + Simple’s All Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen – Sensitive Skin. Its 100% mineral formula soothes and balances sensitive skin with organic chamomile essential oil. Chamomile, zinc and coconut oil calm inflammation and irritation while the water-resistant formula leaves a matte finish.

Even It Out
Perfect Sunscreen in SPF 30 by Consonant contains micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide quick-drying protection and the formula is loaded with hydrating rice bran oil, grape seed oil and aloe extracts. But the real draw is a subtle mica tint (available in one shade) that evens skin tone and eliminates the white residue found in some natural sunscreen.

Protection To Go
Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 is a chemical-free powder formula packaged in a convenient jar that includes a sponge-tip applicator. Available is thee shades, this sunscreen is ideal for mid-day applications to protect face, neck and shoulder areas from the sun’s rays.


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About Cheryl Kozoriz

Cheryl Kozoriz is communications and public relations professional focusing on lifestyle and beauty. She enjoys vegan baking, library visits and a good nude lipstick. Based in Toronto, Cheryl blogs about west end living on She was formally the PR manager for Aveda Canada. Find her on twitter @cherylkozoriz.
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