Natural Sunscreen That Won't Leave You All White & Pastey

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You know what I'm talking about, and I'm here to tell you . . . you CAN have a non-toxic sunscreen that doesn't blind beach goers at the sight of your ghostly, pastey skin.
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Awesome Natural Sunscreen Does Exist!

I wasn't so sure, myself, after my first go at lengthy research and way too much money spent on natural sunscreen.

I hated it.

Never used it.

Nor did any of my family members.

Which is what ultimately led me to research and create this Holy Grail of Natural Sunscreens as a gift for all of mankind. (Followed by all the other "Holy Grail" Blissful Miss Natural Product Guides.)

You don't have to go through what I did. Not ever again, anyway.

You're totally welcome!


Don't Avoid Skin Cancer by Giving Yourself Other Kinds of Cancer from your Toxic Sunscreen


Why You Need a Safe Sunscreen

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. Proper exposure causes your body to produce Vitamin D, a hormone (yeah, not actually a vitamin) that most folks are far depleted in, resulting in a 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 Natural Sunscreen Guide.

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 brand of natural sunscreen into your skin.

Tinted Sunscreen

For an even better blend, try Kabana Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen at the bottom of the list.

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Seriously? Sunscreen that won’t give you cancer OR leave you all white and pasty? SERIOUSLY! Don’t waste your money and definitely don't risk your health. This Easy Reference Guide will lead you straight to your new favorite sunblock. Boom! Done. Yet another fantabulous product guide from Blissful Miss.

Blissful Miss Makes It Ridiculously Easy

You don't have to memorize lists of toxic ingredients. You don't need to research for hours. 

Quickly and easily find a safe & natural sunscreen that you'll agree is as awesome as the many people who have reviewed it. It’s easier than you think, because Blissful Miss has done the research for you. 

Find a Safe & Natural Sunscreen that Delivers

Whatever you're looking for in a non-toxic sunscreen ... it's here
 
  • Broad Spectrum
  • UVA/UVB
  • Up to 50 SPF
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Tinted
  • Water Resistant
  • Sunscreen For Face

Find it, Love it, and Get on with your Life Already!


 
Don't compromise your health to be gorgeous! Blissful Miss Natural Product Guides make it easy to find safe products you'll love.

"I've been trying to find the right natural sunscreen and have been sifting and sorting through the EWG site, Amazon, you name. so many choices! i appreciate your sunscreen guide. it sure saved me time and helped me find the right products. Thanks for your work!" ~ Lynn F.

 

How This Natural Sunscreen List Was Created

ONE

EWG BODY LOTION

EWG

The Environmental Working Group rates products according to their toxicity to the human body. Each Blissful Miss guide begins with products rated safe by EWG. Products are rated 1 through 10, with 1 being the safest.

TWO

natural body lotion reviews

Amazon

Products are cross-referenced with human reviewers on Amazon, who have tried them, love them and rated them with a super awesome 4 stars or higher. 

THREE

FAKESPOT TRUST

Fakespot

New for Blissful Miss in 2017, products are checked on Fakespot as well, to ensure that only products with real and honest (not paid for) reviews are recommended here. A Fakespot Grade of "A" is the most trustworthy.


 
Best Natural Sunscreen Guide: EWG Safe & Reviews | Blissful Miss
 

EWG Rating - 1


Thinksport Sunscreen

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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.


Badger Sport Sunscreen

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - B  
Pretty darn trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - REGULAR

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - SENSITIVE

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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.

EltaMD UV Pure Sunscreen

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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

MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Sunscreen

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • 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.

Derma E Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen Body Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - A
 Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • SPF 30 - Broad Spectrum
  • 4 oz

Reviewers love how light this natural sunscreen feels on their skin. It protects all day, though not the most water resistant. So excellent for casual days involving sun exposure, but consider another brand for swimming and sweating activities.

Amazon Review Quotes

This goes on smooth and spreads well. You don't need to use a lot and it doesn't leave you feeling like you just put on cement as some other mineral sunscreens do. I barely notice it on my skin. However, it isn't very water resistant, so you have to reapply frequently while swimming. I wouldn't recommend it you are going to spend a long time in the water. I have very fair skin and will burn easily, so I use this sunscreen for everyday sun exposure. During the summer, I keep a tube in my car so I can put it on while driving if the sun is streaming in.
I needed something to wear daily on my decolletage as it is constantly exposed here in Florida and sun damaged. Another brand I tried took a lot to work the zinc ozide in and left a residue that I was afraid would gunk up my jewelry. This takes a little rubbing in but does not leave a residue
LOVE this product! I love that I can apply this, and be done thinking about it. Feels so light and non-tacky on the skin. It does have a bit of a white cast, but ... will lessen after it soaks into the skin a bit. Also, I'll either apply a regular lotion first, before putting it, or apply it with a drop of argan oil. I spent an entire day in the sun with it on....worked perfectly and feels great on the skin.

Nurture My Body BABY Organic Sunscreen

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • SPF 32 - Broad Spectrum
  • 4 oz

Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen is marketed for baby, but great for the entire family. More than sun protection, it actually repairs skin with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Awesome!

  • 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

Review Quotes

It's the best sunscreen! You don't stink like sunscreen and a little goes a long way!! It doesn't leave too much of a white film more just makes you look a little pale. Blends in so fast. Love it! My whole family uses it.
I've tried several different organic sunscreens. This is the best I've used. Several of the organic sunscreens I've tried are creams. Although they are effective, they leave my skin too white and don't go on very smoothly. I much prefer the organic lotion; it goes on smoothly and doesn't leave my skin as white as the creams. I also appreciate the fact that it is "fragrance free" ... Although this product is labeled for babies and infants, the SPF factor (32) is sufficient for this 62 year old woman.
So far so great! Bought it for my kids but instead decided to use it primarily for myself and my baby as I find it impossible to find a really clean non-white sunscreen for my sensitive face, and other clean kids brands make her chin break out too.

Tinted Sunscreen


Kabana Green Screen Organic Tinted Sunscreens

EWG - 1
Fakespot Grade - A  
Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

  • SPF 31 - Broad Spectrum
  • 4 oz (Two 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.

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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. Deepak Chopra recommends The Environmental Working Group as a resource for finding safe products. Guest author Valencia Porter M.D. elaborates on What's in My Sunscreen: Sun Protection Tips on deepakchopra.com.


Disclaimer

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 100% safe, but combined with several other non-toxic ingredients that product receives a high rating by EWG. Any product on this list can be researched on the EWG Skin Deep Database for specific details of how each ingredient is rated and what the known concerns are, if any.


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