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The Best Sunscreens For Those Who Like to Keep It 'Au Naturel'

Did you know that there’s a big sunscreen debate? And that there are plenty of people in the health and wellness community that are actually AGAINST sunscreen? Sounds silly, right? Well, not really, considering the nasties that commercial sunscreen brands are now being called out for putting in their tubes. It makes perfect sense to be in fear…

However, since we know that any decision made out of fear is never going to be in our highest, most body-loving good, and since we still advocate sunscreen every single day, we’ve done our research on the best brands with the most body-loving ingredients, all still as protective of Father Sun as the Coppertone creams of your past.

And while we certainly don’t advocate for overthinking things, especially when it comes to daily summer necessities to keep your skin in tip top shape, check out this on-point article that we’ve been chain-mailing around HQ. So good.

Now lather up, lay out, and soak in some of that delicious vitamin D — it’s doing you more good than you know.


1) Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body, Unscented, SPF 30

Ideal for babies, kids, and adults sensitive to scent! This beauty was voted with a #1 Best Sunscreen ribbon by the EWG's 2013 & 2014 Sunscreen Guides.


2) Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body, Infused with Antioxidants, SPF 30

Same-same as the above, just infused with more antioxidant rich essential oils for a calming scent and skin hydration.


3) Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Primer, SPF 30

This guy was rated Best Face Sunscreen by the EWG/Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, and received a #1 rating for “Best Moisturizer with SPF” in the EWG’s 2013 & 2014 Sunscreen Guides. It's non-greasy, and acts as a 3 in 1 function for a moisturizer, sunscreen, and a primer all-in-one.


4) COOLA Mineral Face Sunscreen, in Cucumber Matte Finish, SPF 30

Ideal for any skin type, this COOLA cream provides an organic, cooling cucumber scent. Made with rose hip seed oil, vitamin C, evening promise and flax seed oils, as well as omega-3s and a phyto-protector plankton extract for beach-day skin rejuvenation.


5) COOLA Organic Tinted Mineral Lip Balm, in Honey Peach, SPF 30

Your lips need protection, too! Nobody thoroughly enjoys a sunburned kiss. COOLA created this natural lip conditioner with SPF 30 to keep your puckers safe. Made with cupuacu butter and mongongo oil, our favorite is the Honey Peach!


6) EiR NYC Surf Mud Body Oil, SPF 15

NYC-based brand EiR is alchemizing some seriously herby and hydrating sun safety products right now. And this antioxidant-rich oil is the perfect prep for long days in the sun, combining zinc with chocolate (whoa) to deeply moisturize and increase blood flow for that Sakara summer GLOW.


7) EiR NYC Surf Mud Pro, SPF 50

 Another EiR masterpiece, the Surf Mud Pro stick is their most popular formula, providing higher levels of sun protection in one big stick. It's waterproof, and hefty on the zinc.

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