“Wear Sunscreen!”, a phrase we often hear, especially during the summertime, is enough to instill its importance, but doesn’t make choosing one any easier. Selecting a sunscreen can be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with skin sensitivity, acne, oiliness, concerns about absorption or SPF, and so much more! So to help you out, here are a few of my favorite sunscreens!
For the Face:
This sunscreen has an SPF of 25. I love this one because it is super absorbent, leaves a matte finish (great for underneath makeup) and doesn’t cause breakouts. I usually purchase mine online at Vitacost.com, about every 3-4 months, I haven’t seen it in any stores yet. This product is fantastic and I like the fact that it has more natural ingredients as compared to many sold in drugstores. I should note that this product contains egg yolk, just an FYI for anyone who is vegan or simply concerned about something like that.
Active Ingredients: Cinoxate, Benzophenone-3. Other Ingredients: Purified water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, egg oil, simethicone, methyl cellulose, aloe extract, methyl & propyl paraben, diazolidinyl, urea.
For the Face & Body:
With an SPF of 30, ecō FACE is great for daily use on the body. It absorbs in a few minutes and has great ingredients! If you put too much on though, it will leave a white coating (it will disappear eventually). I usually wear this one when going to the beach because it is also slightly oilier than the Reviva Labs.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%. Inactive ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Isoamyl Laurate, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*. *Certified Organic
For the Body:
I like this one especially for outdoor activities, whether you are simply hanging out in the sun or playing a sport, this sunscreen holds up pretty well with its SPF of 30. Like the ecō FACE, it can leave a bit of whiteness depending on how much you use and how well you rub it in. I do however, like that it doesn’t leave a super greasy feeling.
Ingredients: Aqua, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, polysorbate-20, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, acrylates copolymer, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, xanthan gum, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, avena sativa (oat) protein, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, carota sativa (carrot) extract, avena sativa (oat) betaglucan, glycrrhiza glabra (licorice) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, caprylic/capric triglyceide, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin.
Let us know your favorite sunscreen and skincare regimens for the summer!
Peace, Love & Coconuts