Let's keep things simple. You know why you should use sunscreen, and you know most mainstream sunscreens have some nasty chemicals in them. The downside with many truly natural and safe sunscreens is that they can be thick and heavy — which is alright for the sake of function, but not so much fun to put on your face.
However, Badger, the company that makes some of the healthiest of heathy sunscreens, has recently put out a new face sunscreen. This formula goes smoothly onto the skin, with very minimal residue. It has a thinner consistency than other natural sunscreens I have tried, and is great to put on before face makeup because it doesn't interfere too much with the application. It also has a floral rose scent that I absolutely love. My only suggestion is that higher SPF would be nice, but this works great as a daily lotion to protect from minimal sun exposure.
|Whoops that was a pretty big blob of this stuff...|
|But it still rubs in nice and smooth.|
Beyond performance, this sunscreen boasts a super clean ingredients list full of organic extracts, and the active ingredient is uncoated, non-nano Zinc Oxide — pretty much as good as it gets. For my super fair complexion, this is a new essential I'll be repurchasing again and again!
Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 10.55%
Other Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Extract, *Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Sucrose Polysoyate (from Organic Soybean), *Ethyl Palmate (from Organic Palm), Aqua (Purified Water), *Sucrose Cocoate (from Organic Coconut), *Glycerin (from Organic Palm), *Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Oil, *Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (from Organic Soybean), *Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip) CO2 Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn) CO2 Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Organic Rose Otto) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Organic Roman Chamomile) Oil, and *Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) CO2 Extract.
Where to buy: I got mine from iherb for $16.20. You can also use coupon code JOB127 for $5 off your first order.
Disclosure: This item was purchased with my own money. Contains affiliate links.