With temps rising and people partaking in more outdoor activities, the need for sunscreen is even more important! The best anti-aging tool at your disposal is SPF. Consistently wearing sunscreen, no matter what your age, is SO important! Find more info about UVA vs. UVB, what SPF is, types of sunscreen, and more in my Sunscreen Guide video.
Find the best natural self-tanners to get a safe (sunless) tan here.
If you’re new to the clean beauty world, I recommend reading this post first. And the rest of my clean beauty posts here. I cover everything from ingredients, to government regulations, to how to find out if a product is clean. The best way to know if something is clean is with the EWG Skin Deep Database. You can type in a product or ingredients and get a score from 1 to 10 rating it’s toxicity (1 being the least toxic). For this post, all of the sunscreens below are a rating of 2 or under! You can also find EWG’s 2020 Guide To Sunscreens here, including the best sunscreen for the kiddos!
All of the sunscreens above are great, clean options! They’re all SPF 30 with the exception of #1 and #11, which are both SPF 40. You may have noticed I didn’t include any spray sunscreen. That’s because most clean sunscreen is lotion rather than spray. Spray sunscreen poses an inhalation risk and is therefore not considered completely clean. If you’re set on a spray sunscreen, I’ve heard great things about this Beautycounter spray-on sunscreen.
Kaitlyn’s Clean Sunscreen Routine
Hi everyone! It’s Kaitlyn, Erin’s content director. I’ve been doing clean beauty for about 2 years now and wanted to share what I use for sun protection! On days I’m not planning to wear makeup, I wash my face in the morning, put on my Vitamin C serum and eye cream. Then I put some moisturizer in my hand with a few drops of the Coola Sun Silk Drops (#3) and rub that mixture all over my face, neck, and chest. When I wear makeup, I use the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation with SPF 40. If I’m doing any outdoor activity, I use the Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen (#4).
What’s your favorite sunscreen? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments below!
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