Some sun exposure is healthy, but if you’re spending significant time outdoors, it’s probably wise to protect your skin with a natural, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. The sun emits both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays—both of which can over time lead to skin damage and skin aging. That’s where all-natural sunblock comes in. Look for products with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. For stronger protection, opt for SPF 30 and up. Additionally, it’s important to avoid chemicals like parabens and phthalates in all of your body care products. At Thrive Market, we offer a wide range of nontoxic, chemical-free mineral sunscreens and natural sunblocks, perfect for your face, body, and the whole family—including your baby.
How to Choose a Sunscreen
Here are some things to keep an eye out for when choosing a natural sun lotion or sunblock:
- Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Zinc-based or mineral-based ingredients
- No artificial chemicals, which can harmfully interact with the sun
- Paraben-free and phthalate-free
- SPF 15 or higher
- Good reviews (no need to buy on faith!)
Top Sunscreen Brands
If you want chemical-free sun protection, these are your brands:
Thinksport (also sold as “Thinkbaby”) makes safe, non-toxic products for you and your child.
MyChelle’s natural line of skincare products nourishes sensitive skin with high-quality, petroleum-free ingredients.
Looking for fragrance-free, zinc-based sunscreens with impressive UVA/UVB protection? Babo Botanicals has you covered.
Best Face Sunscreen
Your face is your personal signature. Protect it with these natural sun lotions.
This SPF 50 mineral-based sunblock is designed to blend seamlessly with your skin. Check out the reviews.
Powered by non-nano zinc oxide and enriched with vitamins E and C, Everyday Face Sunscreen will be your new go-to!
Top Organic Sunscreen
Are you an all organic kind of person? Check out these member-favorite organic sunscreens.
Now you can protect your skin while setting the right foundation. This tinted moisturizer goes on smooth and nourishes with sunflower oil and vitamin E.
Natural Mineral Sunscreen
Natural sunscreens protect skin with natural minerals, not artificial chemicals. Try these top-reviewed products.
Family beach trip approaching? Protect your baby’s sensitive skin with this non-nano zinc sunscreen by Thinkbaby.
Enjoy some fun in the sun while still protecting your skin. This mineral-based formula glides on and helps moisturize skin with jojoba oil and sunflower oil.
You’ll get 80 minutes of water-resistant sun protection with this natural sport sunscreen. Swim, run, sweat—go for it.
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