Top 8 Healthy Sunscreens of 2017

Not all sun care is created equal. Here are the brands that are both safe and effective.

Sunscreen is an essential skincare staple but how do you really know what’s safe, effective, and offers additional benefits for your skin too? Here are 10 safe and effective sunscreens that are great to use all year round.

1. Suntegtrity ($45 at suntegrityskincare.com)


Founded by Tricia Trimble in 2010 after losing her mother to skin cancer, Suntegrity offers natural and holistic sunscreen that protects users from the extremely critical effects of the sun without sacrificing health and safety. Every Suntegrity Sunscreen product is comprised of the best-known physical sunblock ingredient, which provides an extremely broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection along with youth promoting antioxidants, which aid in skin repair and anti-aging.


2. Éminence Organic Skin Care Sun Defense Minerals ($58 at buynaturalskincare.com)


For an even, flawless complexion with the added benefit of natural sun protection, this innovative all-in-one powder brush provides SPF 30 sun protection with hypoallergenic, non-pore clogging natural minerals, and micronized zinc oxide. Offered in six shades to blend with even dark skin tones, the formula also contains fruit extracts and vitamins A and E for ultimate nourishment.


3. glō therapeutics Solar Shade SPF 50 ($36 at gloprofessional.com)


Designed for delicate, sensitive skin, glō therapeutics Solar Shade SPF 50 is a lightweight blend of natural, mineral sunscreens, and added antioxidants that glides onto skin and is absorbed quickly. It provides broad spectrum protection to shield against sun damage and prevent photo aging. Formulated with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide and without dyes, fragrance, parabens, gluten, nuts, and soy, this non-irritating sunscreen can be worn alone or under makeup for daily sun protection.


4. John Masters Organics SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen ($32 at johnmasters.com)


Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide combine to provide all-over broad-spectrum UVA & UVB sun protection. Extracts of green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil hydrate, moisturize, and replenish the skin of vitamins and minerals while it protects from the sun and wind burn.


5. Jersey Shore Cosmetics($40 at www.jerseyshoresun.com)


Jersey Shore Cosmetics brands are paraben-free, phthalate-free, toxin-free and are formulated using essential oils, natural fragrances, plants, and botanicals with no artificial colors. The line also uses recyclable packaging and is never tested on animals.


6. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream ($39 at www.juicebeauty.com)


Made with certified organic ingredients and broad spectrum zinc, Juice Beauty’s sun care products offer ideal protection against both premature aging and hyperpigmentation. The Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR™ CC Cream is ideal for all skin types available in five shades.


7. Jane Iredale ($47 at www.janeiredale.com)


Jane Iredale created Iredale Mineral Cosmetics after her career in the entertainment industry where she saw how actors and models wore make up that wreaked havoc on their skin. Her mineral, all-natural make up line jane iredale, seeks to restore self-confidence through nourishing and soothing formulas with plenty of skin care benefits. Every product in the line is multi-functional; the mineral powders, for instance, are a foundation, powder, concealer, and suncreen all in one.


8. Coola ($36 at coolasuncare.com)


COOLA products are designed to protect the skin against UV damage and prevent premature skin aging while enhancing overall skin health. Each product is made in the USA with certified organic extracts, natural photo-protectors and rich blends of antioxidants and vitamins. Additionally, they are free of PABA, parabens, phthalates, and petroleum and are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. COOLA offers a wide variety of sunscreens for both the face and body. The COOLA Mineral Face Matte Tint SPF 30 perfects the complexion with a matte finish while promoting healthy skin and offering up to 40 minutes of water-resistant protection.


Originally published at medium.com

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