Here at Pretty Clean Shop, we independently research and test every single product we carry. And sunscreens are not the exception.
If you didn’t already know, sunscreen is a must year-round! Apply sunscreen everyday even on cloudy days, because clouds do not block UV rays and you’re still susceptible to sun damage. But then again, wearing sunscreen is especially important during the summer for all those outdoor adventures.
And remember it’s important to apply sunscreen on your body and your face.
All of the sunscreen options we carry are physical blockers, this is, mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Mineral sunscreens made with zinc oxide are great options that protect you by reflecting and scattering ultraviolet radiation (so that it doesn't penetrate the skin).
Here’s a breakdown of all the options we carry and their best uses.
Best for Kids: Substance Natural Sun Care Creme by Matter. Gentle & effective, keeps delicate skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements. Water-resistant, this formula is safe for children of all ages. And Kids Plastic Free Mineral Sunscreen Stick by Attitude. SPF 30 now comes an innovative biodegradable all-paper packaging designed to reduce single-use plastic.
Best for body: Everybody Loves The Sunshine Suncare with Zinc by Living Libations. It acts as sunscreen as it is made with 20% non-nanoparticle uncoated zinc oxide and glorious sun-loving essences distilled from plants that evolved to grow best in full sun.
Best for face: Ava Isa offers the most ultra-matte sunscreens to date. It dries down on the skin almost instantaneously after application and feels light-weight and invisible. And the Full Spectrum 360 Mineral Sun Silk Crème Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 - by COOLA is a transparent non-nano zinc oxide that forms an airy-light veil that layers perfectly under makeup!
Best Anti-redness: The Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 - by COOLA helps boost your naturally luminescent glow and support fresh, healthy-looking skin.
Best for dark skin: Ava Isa Sun-è-Serum Drops SPF35. Applies beautifully and transparently on all skin tones. All of them! It blends and absorbs immediately. And the Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 - by COOLA.
Best for sensitive skin: The Plastic Free Mineral Sunscreen Stick - Sensitive Skin Unscented - by Attitude. Hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and unscented, it is gentle on sensitive skin.
Best Tinted: All Good SPF 50+ Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Butter. It is tinted with iron oxides to blend seamlessly with most skin tones. Leaves a “barely-there” matte finish. And the Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 - by COOLA.