9 Best Natural Sunscreens: EWG Rated & Human Reviewed


Yes, you CAN have a non-toxic sunscreen that doesn't make beach goers shutter in horror at the site of your ghostly white & pasty skin. I, myself, wasn't so sure after my first go at lengthy research, followed by forking out way too much money for the more "cost effective three tubes" of natural sunscreen, versus one. I hated it. Never used it, nor did any of my family members.

Which is what ultimately lead me to research and create this ultimate list for all of mankind. Yay me!

You may not know that traditional, chemical-laden sunscreens cause more cancer than the sun itself. Just different kinds. The sun is actually your friend, in that it causes your body to produce Vitamin D, a hormone (yeah, not actually a vitamin) that most folks are far depleted in, resulting in massive array of health problems. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a link to more info on the importance of Vitamin D and "proper" sun exposure. Having said that, we do still need protection from extended periods in the sun. Hence this list.

Why Many Mineral Sunscreens Are So White

Zinc and titanium oxide are the ingredients that make natural sunscreens white and generally thicker than most chemical laden brands. However, many companies have come a long way developing non-toxic sunscreens that consumers are quite happy with, but do expect to do a little extra rubbing to blend any natural sunscreen into your skin. For an even better blend, try Kabana Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen at the bottom of the list.

Broad Spectrum - UVA & UVB Protection

All of the sunscreens on this list are broad spectrum sunscreens, which means they protect from both UVA and UVB rays. 


This list is made up of products that are rated safe by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a well known and trusted organization that rates products according to their ingredients.  A rating of 1 is the safest, least toxic, with a 10 being the most harmful. All of the sunscreens on this guide have the highest safety rating of 1.

Amazon Reviews

EWG 1 rated sunscreens are cross referenced with those sold on the ever popular Amazon, and only those with a reviewer rating of 4 or more stars make the cut. So when you buy a sunscreen from the Blissful Miss Natural Sunscreen List, you are getting something you can trust is both safe and well liked by amazing folks just like you.


The safety of products suggested by Blissful Miss is based on the Environmental Working Group rating system. This is not to say that every ingredient in and of itself is considered completely safe, but combined with several other safe ingredients receives a good rating by EWG. If you want to ensure every ingredient is up to your personal standards you are encouraged to read ingredient lists and do further research as you see fit.

Blissful Miss List of Best Natural Sunscreens 2016

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 50+ -  Broad Spectrum
  • 3 oz

One of the first and most popular natural sunscreens out there, Thinksport has a long reputation of satisfied users.

  • Water & Sweat Resistant - 80 Minutes
  • Pleasant Citrusy Scent
  • No Nanoparticles
  • Baby Safe

NOTE: ThinkSport, ThinkBaby and ThinkSport Kid Safe are the same product. 

Here is a quote from the company's website. 

The base formulations of our sunscreens are identical. We set out to make the most effective safe sunscreen possible. It didn’t make sense to make one safe for babies, and a harmful version for adults.

Review Quotes

Best sunscreen I've ever used. Works flawlessly every time, even after hiking several hours in full sun and sweat in desert heat and sand! 
I have tried nearly every single sunscreen rated 2 or lower on EWG.org (skin deep) website ... Out of all of the brands I have tried, by far this is my favorite brand and one of the more economical choices out there.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 35 - Broad Spectrum
  • 2.9 oz

Ultra simple with only 5 ingredient, Badger Sport Sunscreen contains an antioxidant-rich Sunflower Oil base.

  • Water & Sweat Resistant - 80 Minutes
  • Unscented

Review Quotes

Badger is the perfect sunscreen! It goes on a bit white due to the zinc but after practicing my application skills I've found that a little goes a long way and leaves me without looking like a ghost.

I have used Badger for many years now and not once has it failed my expectations.

I love that its active ingredient is a non-nano physical barrier. I prefer this to similar products I've tried b/c it has a higher spf (35 v. 30 in so many similar products) and it's much less greasy than others I've tried.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 30 - Broad Spectrum
  • 8.75 oz

This large 8.75 oz bottle of super cool Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen actually turns blue when exposed to UV rays, letting you know it's time to rub sunscreen on your body.

  • Water & Sweat Resistant - 4 hours
  • For 6 months of age and older
  • Dermatologist Recommended

Review Quotes

Oh my goodness does this stuff ever work! My younger daughter and I have extremely fair skin and burn very easily ... This works so good!
I am a professional swimming instructor and the mother of two very fair skinned/light eyed kids who love to swim ... My kids both have very sensitive skin, as well, and this has never caused any kind of rash or reaction for them. They come to the pool with me at 9 am and swim constantly until noon. They sometimes forget to re-apply after toweling off, and the Lizard stays strong and doesn't let them burn.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 30 - Broad Spectrum
  • 8.75 oz

While the Blue Lizard "Regular" formula works well for the sensitive skin of some reviewers, if your skin is even more finicky consider the "Sensitive" formula. Just be aware that it is not advertised as water resistant, as is the regular formula. However, some reviewers say it IS water resistant while others say it is not, so you may have to test it out for yourself. You might also want to check out the next two sunscreens, which claim to be both water resistant and great for sensitive skin.

  • Gentle for Sensitive Skin
  • Face and Body
  • Dermatologist Recommended

Review Quotes

This sunblock is fantastic. It's white and goes on white, BUT, with a little extra effort, it will disappear into your skin nicely so you won't look like a vaudeville comedian from the '30's ... It's well worth the money in my opinion based on one thing and one thing only: it works as advertised.

We use this for the whole family and 2 members of the family have highly sensitive skin.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 47 - Broad Spectrum
  • 4 oz

For both your face and your body, this EltaMD broad spectrum sunscreen is gentle and lightweight.

  • Water Resistant up to 80 minutes
  • Sensitivity-free & noncomedogenic
  • Gluten-free, oil free, hormone free and, of course, paraben free

Review Quotes

If you dread wearing sunscreen because it feels heavy and sticky, makes your face appear oily or white, requires multiple re-applications ... you might be in for a surprise with your first try of EltaMD SPF 47.

It has a very smooth and light feel on the skin - almost disappears into the skin ... We use this on the whole family and works great under makeup. 

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 50 - Broad Spectrum
  • 1.7 oz

MDSolar Science's lightweight "barely there" sunscreen offers the maximum broad spectrum protection and works well for both face and body.

  • Water & Sweat Resistant - 80 Minutes
  • Face & Body
  • Great for sensitive skin, including acne and rosacea prone
  • Silky smooth
  • Blends quickly
  • Won't clog pores

Review Quotes

This is the best by far, not only a facial sunscreen but also moisturizer for under make-up.

MDSolarSciences is definitely on the expensive side of sunblock but it is by far the best facial sunblock I have used (and I have used over 10+ brands over the past few years!)

This is a nice non-greasy broad-spectrum sunblock that goes on easily. It has a nice matte finish that evens out my complexion. Definitely recommended.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 30 - Broad Spectrum
  • .86 oz

Many people prefer sunscreen sticks for applying sunscreen to their face, neck and shoulders, and parents find it handy for getting sunscreen onto kids' faces. If you're one of those peeps, Loving Naturals is just the ticket.

  • Water & Sweat Resistant - No Time Period Indicated
  • Non-Greasy
  • Broad Spectrum - UVA/UVB Protection

Review Quotes

Love this sunscreen. Only brand that doesn't cause acne or hives on my highly sensitive skin. Highly portable and I don't have to worry about it leaking in the bag or car.

This is the only face stick that went on clear and smooth, and I did not have to rub it into their skin. My kids love it, and I am happy that this product protects my kids from the sun, is fast and convenient, and is one of the best rated for sunscreen safety.

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 32 - Broad Spectrum
  • 4 oz

Nurture My Body Organic Sunscreen proactively repairs your skin with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, while providing protection from the sun.

  • 100% Organic
  • BPA-Free & Ultraviolet-proof bottle will not leach chemicals even at hight heat
  • Fragrance Free
  • Face & Body
  • Broad Spectrum - UVA/UVB Protection
  • Baby Safe
  • Not Advertised as Water & Sweat Resistant, but some reviewers say it is

Review Quotes

I am giving this 5 stars because I am comparing this sunscreen to the many other natural sunscreens with zinc that I have used. This sunscreen spreads easily and it does not irritate my skin ... The bottle is large and a little bit goes a long way.

This sunscreen goes on really smooth and creamy. Excellent for the face and solid natural ingredients. I used it under makeup and it worked well. I would recommend.

~ Tinted Sunscreen ~

  • EWG - 1
  • SPF 31 - Broad Spectrum
  • TWO 4 oz tubes

If you're looking for a sunscreen that offers a tint of color, give Kabana Green Screen a try. Kabana offers 4 tints to choose from. Amazon Image Link is for Nude. See below for links and descriptions of other tints. Note that the price includes TWO tubes of sunscreen. Nice!

  • Tinted to blend with your natural skin tone
  • Face & Body
  • Baby Safe
  • NOT Water or Sweat Resistant
  • Color may rub onto your clothes, but reviewers say it washes out

4 Tints to Choose From

Note that Nude and Neutral have the most Amazon reviews, while to date Bronze has one 5 star review and Peach has none. 

Click on a color to see more info on Amazon.

  1. NUDE - Kabana  Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen
    Nude has a pinkish-beige undertone and is great for Caucasian skin tones
  2. NEUTRAL - Kabana Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen 
    Neutral is best for skin types with yellower or ivory undertones, light Mediterranean, Asian, Caucasian that tans
  3. BRONZE - Kabana Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen 
    Bronze is best for skin types with darker mocha undertones, easily tanned or naturally higher pigmentation, Mediterranean, East Indian, Native American, Deeper tan skin
  4. PEACH - Kabana Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen 
    Peach undertones make this shade great for northern European complexions

Review Quotes

I love this sunblock and I feel comfortable wearing it outside, not like other sunblocks that make me feel like people are staring at me because I look pale like a ghost! I have finally found a natural sunblock that delivers all I need in one simple product!
It blends in with my skin unlike other white zinc oxide products. It goes on easily and the price is reasonable for an organic sunscreen.

Sun Safety And The Importance Of Vitamin D

While it is important to protect your skin from "overexposure" to the sun with a safe sunscreen, it is also very important to your health that you get proper sun exposure with no sunscreen at all as consistently as possible. Learn more in Why Vitamin D is Vital to Good Health.

EWG Is Doctor Recommended

Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola both recommend The Environmental Working Group as a resource for finding safe products. So discover your bliss with all new safe and natural skin care products, live well, and be fabulous!  

Written by Jenna Dawn
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