Whether you have someone who gets sunburned walking to your car or just want to avoid the chemicals in regular sunscreens, using a natural sunscreen may be your best bet to keep your skin safe, even if it’s just for you intended for daily use.
But let’s define “natural” first. Despite the lack of regulation of a natural claim by the FDA, the term “natural” as applied to sunscreen (no pun intended) usually describes the minerals used to block UV rays and that the product is generally free Oxybenzone, an ingredient known to cause coral bleaching.
Will you save your skin and the coral reefs? We don’t think life will get much better.
However, let’s leave at least one of these lofty goals aside for now and discuss these natural options. Even if you agree that this is the only way for you, we know there is little time to spill over the ingredient list while standing in a drugstore aisle. So we made the selection for you and found a sunscreen product that ranks above the reviews along with great reviews on the top websites.
To meet Blue Lizard Australian sun protectionwith a sensitive sun protection factor of 30+.
We don’t know what to do with Australia and its creepy crawlers – lizards count in our book – but we do know that this sunscreen is gentle as it doesn’t contain irritating chemicals like the ubiquitous parabens and scents. This sunscreen brand, trusted by dermatologists for over 20 years, combines the minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide a broad spectrum of protection from the sun’s harmful rays and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. The gentle formula also makes it super friendly for people with sensitive skin and its lack of oxybenzone guarantees it won’t harm the reef while snorkeling. And the bottle turns blue in the UV light so you will always be reminded when to use or reapply. Very pretty.
The sunscreen has a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Amazon and at least 1,000 reviewers gave it a perfect 5-star rating. These reviewers pointed out how effective it is on people with allergies and sensitive skin; a top comment. Reviewers have also praised it for being quickly absorbed without whitening the skin, while some noted its water resistance. After all, a handful of athletes said that if they sweat in the sun for hours, it was their sunscreen.
So we give them Blue Lizard Australian sunscreen, Sensitive SPF 30+, our recommendation today as the best natural sun protection. Don’t worry, no lizards were actually injured, blue or not.
Article medically reviewed by Yvonne Stolworthy, MSN, RN
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