4 Non-Toxic Sunscreens I Love
While I make it a point to apply SPF to my face every single day as part of my morning skincare routine, I don’t usually apply sunscreen anywhere else unless I know I’ll be outside during the day. With it warming up outside, we’ve been spending more and more weekends outdoors, and Michael plays golf whenever he has a free minute. I cleaned out my big sunscreen bag over the weekend to place a fresh order of sunscreen to make sure we’re stocked up for the spring and summer. I like to always have my favorites on hand!
As you know, I’ve been making an effort to swap out all of my skincare products to safer, cleaner products. This time of year is the PERFECT time to stock up on non-toxic sunscreen. Did you see this article that CNN published last week about sunscreens and how chemical sunscreens can seep into your bloodstream after just one day of use?! The article is quite alarming. The article was published in response to a recent study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration, that showed it took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation.
Why not just avoid all of those potentially harmful ingredients and switch to a clean, non-toxic SPF? The chemicals addressed in the study were avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene. The sunscreens I included below do not have any of these chemicals in them.
The spray version of Beautycounter’s Countersun is my go-to sunscreen. It was my number one for our wedding in January in The Bahamas, and I also brought it along with us on our honeymoon to Hawaii! It’s SPF 30 and is available in both a regular size and travel size. If lotion is more your jam, Countersun is available in a lotion formula too (regular size and travel size).
The Supergoop Mineral Matte Tinted Sunscreen is the sunscreen that I use everyday as part of my morning skincare routine. I apply it after all of my serums and moisturizers but before any of my makeup. I love the matte finish. And the tint acts as a nice primer for my everyday makeup!
I use the Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer as a lightweight foundation during the spring/summer months. It has SPF 20 in it, which is perfect on top of the Supergoop Mineral Matte sunscreen. The Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer is definitely more of a makeup product that has sunscreen in it rather than a stand alone sunscreen. For reference, I wear shade No. 3.
Last but not least, I like the Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen Stick for applying sunscreen to my face when I know I’m going to be outside for long periods of time. For example, if I’m going on a bike ride, handing by the pool, or at the beach. The stick makes it super easy to apply (I’ve heard it’s great for kids!).
New Product Alert
While we’re on the topic of non-toxic sunscreens, Beautycounter recently launched a few new sunscreen products! Two shades of Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist and an Aftersun Cooling Gel. I haven’t had a chance to try them just yet, but I’m particularly interested in the tinted spray sunscreen! I love the idea of the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist as it’s been a WHILE since my legs have seen the sun so a nice little tint will be nice!
Questions about which sunscreen might be best for you?! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!