With summer in full swing, the time to suit up your skin to fight the rising intensity of the sun is now. Now that you know how to choose natural sunscreens, you’ll be able to sift through store shelves confidently. And if those products are underwhelming, we got you covered. For safe summer fun, here are the best clean-label sunscreens you can buy online from local businesses.
Best For Body: Oasis Beauty Sun SPF 30 Family Sunscreen
A full spectrum, moisturizing physical sunscreen packed with natural and organic ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E, Oasis Sun SPF 30 Family Sunscreen is designed to protect the whole family from sunlight and UV rays, including toddlers and pregnant women. Approved by the Eczema Association of New Zealand, this vegan-friendly, non-greasy sunscreen provides invisible protection that won’t stain your clothes.
HKD 180 – 380, Little Things In Life
Best For Face At The Beach: Sponge Me Perfect UV Mousse SPF 50
A lightweight sunscreen mousse made up of mulberry leaves extract (to instantly minimize appearance of pores), Perfect UV Mousse SPF 50 by Korean brand, Sponge Me is free of parabens, phthalates, alcohol and artificial fragrance. Vegan-friendly and fully biodegradable, this makeup-based, water resistant, shine-mattifying sunscreen lasts up to six hours and can be applied over make up for maximum sun protection.
HKD 180, No. 2 Organics
Best For Baby: Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream SPF 30
A broad spectrum sunscreen designed specifically for littles to protect against UVA and UVB rays using the safe mineral, zinc oxide, Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 uses absolutely no nasties or questionable chemical active sunscreening agents. Water-resistant for at least 40 minutes, this sunscreen is ultra moisturizing and soothing with organic ingredients like sunflower oil, beeswax and vitamin E for even hypoallergenic babies. With a mild scent of chamomile and calendula, this fave amongst pediatricians works immediately upon application.
HKD 158, O Green
Best For Kids: Goddess Garden Organics Kids Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
Created by a mom for her daughter, Goddess Garden Organics Kids Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 is an organic, mineral-only product free from hormone disruptors and harsh chemicals. Safe, effective, and gentle on skin and the planet, this natural sunscreen is water resistant for 80 minutes and is scented with lavender essential oil.
HKD 23.56, iHerb
Best For Face Everyday: Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen And Primer
An award-winning beauty product, Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer is a 3-in-1 sunscreen, moisturizer and makeup primer infused with youth promoting antioxidants like red algae and certified organic cucumber, aloe vera, pomegranate and green tea. This rich, non-greasy broad spectrum SPF 30 offers power-packed protection against UVA and UVB rays – all in a light, uplifting citrus scent.
HKD 420, Gourmet Skin Bar
Best For Outdoor Sport & Fitness Junkies: COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50
For outdoor enthusiasts looking for great sun protection, look no further than COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50. Both a moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen, this ultra-sheer, nutrient-rich lotion is loaded with antioxidant extracts for 80 minutes of water resistant fun. Made in small batches from sunny San Diego, California, this formula is ideal for those with sensitive skin and infused with a light natural white tea scent.
HKD 375, Beautegrity
Best For Vegans: Yaoh Organic Hemp Seed Oil Sun Block
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One of the UK’s leading vegan companies, Yaoh (pronounced yay-oh) Organic Hemp Seed Oil Sun Block is a chemical sunscreen made of organic hemp seed oil combined with the most effective and least damaging chemical sunblocks to nourish and moisturize the skin without compromising your protection from the sun. Available in both SPF 15 and SPF 30, apply generously to skin at least 30 minutes before stepping out into the sun and remember to continuously reapply for maximum coverage.
HKD 150, 360 Health & Fitness
Images courtesy of Pexels (lead), Oasis Beauty, Sponge Me, Badger, Goddess Garden, Suntegrity, COOLA, Yaoh