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L'uvalla is an aromatherapy sunscreen made with 100% natural, vegan, and organic ingredients and bears the highly-respected European COSMEBIO organic certification. It uses an antioxidant-rich lotus extract along with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect and soothe. It is also paraben and PABA free, does not contain synthetic preservatives or other chemicals commonly found in sunscreen lotions, so you can feel great using it, for you and for the environment.
This lotion goes on smoothly and does not have your traditional sunscreen smell, but rather a more herbal, earthy smell. It is given a maximum of four starts for UVA (UV aging) by the EU sunscreen rating system. The container is not recyclable and it is not waterproof, but it is one of the least toxic sunscreens out there, contains soothing essential oils (including avocado oil), and is great to use as a base for make-up. In addition, it works well for individuals with acne rosacea as compared to other SPF 30 products. So if you have sensitive skin, or need something for everyday use, this is a great choice.
This product from the Australian company has a high degree of zinc oxide, higher than the other products in this list (22%). It is thick and creamy and goes on smoothly, though it is nearly invisible. It's hypoallergenic formula makes it great even for sensitive skin types. Soleo does not use nanotechnology in the making of their products.
This sunscreen is great for people with sensitive skins who would like some extra protection. This dermo-cosmetic product was developed by the Avene Dermatological Hydrotherapy Center in France, which has treated sensitive skins for over two centuries. This particular product is not water-resistant, but the company also makes a tinted product that is water-resistant.
This sunscreen is applied by stick but it is smoother than regular stick sunscreens, which are usually hard to rub in and messy. It is also waterproof and contains essential oils. It has a faint citrus scent, so if you don't like the traditional sunscreen smell, this is the product for you! Though the name suggests that it is for children, it is great for both adults and kids.
Though the name may suggest that it is for babies, it is great to use for adults. This sunscreen is lightweight and not greasy, though it does take a little rubbing to get it in the skin and can leave the skin a little whiter depending on your skin tone. It handles moisture well, and is therefore great for playing sports or other physical activity.
This fragrance-free sunscreen from Pharmaceutical Specialties is great for those with oily skin, as it is not as oily as some other sunscreens. It is also great for those with sensitive skin or with chemical sensitivities to sunscreens with fragrances. It is also free of preservatives, though it is not water-resistant.
Unlike some of the other zinc or titanium dioxide lotions, Mexitan does not leave a whitish film once it is rubbed in. It absorbs quickly into the skin and is light and there is almost no smell once it is on (though it does smell of eucalyptus when you apply it). It is great for use in protected marine areas as well as at the beach and the pool, not to mention that it is quite reasonably priced!
This sunscreen is made of biodegradable ingredients and has been sold for years at eco-friendly resorts and dive sites in Mexico, Florida, and Hawaii. Biodegradable means that it breaks down and will not harm the coral reefs; protected marine parks will not let you in without a biodegradable sunscreen (note: not all sunscreens that say ‘biodegradable' are – be sure to do your research). This sunscreen also contains organic aloe vera and Kukui Pod oil and natural cucumber-melon extracts, which promote skin hydration.
If you'd like added protection, this is the lotion for you. It takes a little rubbing but the lotion is smooth and is made for sensitive areas, though it can used for the entire body. It is also in a convenient size for a pocketbook, and great for everyday use.
The Eau Thermale Avenue Sunscreen Cream for Sensitive Area, SPF 50 is a great to use all over and not just for sensitive areas!
Love this sunscreen for non-water activities
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