Hello Natural Mamas! With summer coming up, Althea has put together a list of 5 safe and clean sunscreen brands and products for mom, baby and family that we love! We’ve included descriptions of the products from the brand’s website as well as links. We hope this resource helps narrow down the numerous sunscreen options available so that you can make an informed decision for your family.
1. Badger Tinted Face Sunscreen Rose - SPF 25
We at Natural Mama Boxes love Badger products! This family owned company out of New Hampshire has some of the best balms, lotions and even Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Badger commits to never using “synthetic chemicals, "fragrances", parabens, GMOs
or any other bad stuff you don't want to put on your skin.” We appreciate that! The Badger Tinted Face Sunscreen Rose - SPF 25 is the first of 2 products from Badger we will be highlighting in this resource.
Here is some information taken from Badger’s website about this great product.
- New and improved formula with higher SPF and milder rose fragrance.
- Sheer mineral tint minimizes the whitening effect of non-nano zinc oxide..
- Non-greasy and easy to apply.
- Safely blocks the sun’s harmful rays with non-nano mineral Zinc Oxide.
- Light essential oil fragrance from Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile.
- Great for all skin types – lab approved non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.
- Reef friendly, biodegradable, and certified cruelty-free.
- Non-GMO certified by NSF to NSF Non-GMO True North.
- Not water resistant. For water resistant sunscreens shop our creams and sticks.
Protect your beautifully evolving face with this all-natural zinc oxide sunscreen. Lightweight and easy to apply, this daily face sunscreen lotion with a sheer mineral tint from iron oxides safely blocks the sun’s harmful rays with non-nano zinc oxide, the safest and most effective single mineral active ingredient. Damascus rose, chamomile, and lavender soothe, refresh, and revitalize delicate skin. Seabuckthorn, rosehip, and pomegranate deliver potent antioxidants and vital nutrients. Just a hint of tint means it compliments most skin tones, so it’s great for wearing alone or as a primer under makeup. Lab approved non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and hypoallergenic.
2. All Good Reef Friendly Sunscreen line
An amazing & super clean sunscreen option for your whole family! We here at Natural Mama Boxes are surfers and we love that there is a brand that makes reef-friendly sunscreens. All Good brand sunscreen contains organic ingredients, is reef safe, oxybenxone free and voted B Lab as a “Best For The World” honoree for Environment, Governance, Changemakers, and Overall!!! So you can feel great using their products.
Here is some information taken from All Good’s website about this great product line:
SPF 30 UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
- 80 Minute Water Resistant
- Non-Nano Zinc Only
- Lightweight formula, non-greasy
- Sport — organic green tea, rose hips and buriti oil for repairing damaged skin
“Born from Elemental Herbs, All Good’s mission is, and always will be, to offer the purest, most elemental ingredients and organic herbs in natural healing products that are good for people and good for the earth.”
Natural Mama approved!
3. Goddess Garden Organics - Kid’s SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen. https://www.goddessgarden.com/product/kids-spf-50-mineral-sunscreen/
This company, and their products, are so great. The founders, Nova, who has an herbalist background, and Paul, with a nutrition science degree, were inspired to develop safe skincare solutions because their children were having bad reactions to the products they were using. They use gentle botanicals and pure minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, as the active agents for sun protection. All of their offerings are great but here is spotlight on the Kid’s SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen.
This is the description from Goddess Garden’s website:
“Keep your young family protected while they explore the great outdoors with a powerful mineral sunscreen that’s safe for even the most sensitive skin. Non-nano zinc offers SPF 50 coverage against UVA and UVB rays while organic coconut oil and shea butter nourish and moisturize. Reef-safe and free from harsh chemicals like synthetic fragrance, parabens and phthalates, the Kids Mineral Sunscreen formula will help you all enjoy the sunshine without worrying about sensitive skin, or the environment.”
4. Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Sunscreen SPF50
Alba Botanica products are dedicated to making products that are made with 100% vegetarian ingredients. They put an emphasis on making beautiful products while being environmentally conscious. They do more than just make great sunscreen too. They have a full line of hair, face and body products! But today we will highlight Hawaiian Sunscreen SPF50
This is the description from Alba Botanica’s website:
Sun protection is easily applied with this air-powered, earth-friendly, tropically-scented mist that can be sprayed on at any angle. Recommended as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen, it helps to protect against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of aging. Biodegradable formula is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, nano-sunscreens and Vitamin A. *Free of ingredients identified to have potential adverse impact to coral reefs.
- broad spectrum protection
- water resistant (80 minutes)
- Skin Cancer Foundation recommendation
- reef friendly* & biodegradable formula
5. Babo Botanicals - Tinted Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF50
Babo’s story is a great one and if you have time you should check it out. Kate, the founder, was determined to make safe and effective products for children that use natural and clean ingredients. She soon realized that these formulations were great for big kids too! In addition to sunscreen, Babo also has products for Hair, Skin and Baby care. Today we’ll highlight the Tinted Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF50.
This is the description from Babo Botanical’s website:
“Capture that tinted glow! A water-resistant, zinc oxide-only SPF 50 sports stick, formulated with plant-derived antioxidants, that is ideal for on-the-go activities year-round. Non-greasy mineral sunscreen that adds powerful broad-spectrum…”
We’re also going to include a link to Badger Balms “All about Badger Sunscreens” page. They do highlight their amazing products but you get a nice education along the way. We at Natural Mama Boxes definitely suggest checking out this resource.
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