I know this isn’t news, but most conventional sunscreens do more harm than good. Sun protection is great and all—but only if you’re not piling toxic, carcinogenic chemicals on your skin in the process. I’ve been fortunate to get my hands on some some pretty amazing vegan sunscreens over the years, and I’ve recently discovererd one of my new faves. It’s from the sustainable, organic, non-toxic skin care company, Marie Veronique Organics. The deets…
Kid Safe Screen SPF 25 ($19): I LOVE that it comes in a pump container (♪ p-pump it real good ♪). I’m not the biggest fan of using sunscreen from squeeze-tubes (too messy and arduous), so right off the bat I knew I was gonna be a fan of this stuff. I do want to note that it’s not a spray. I originally thought I was going to be able to spritz this on my face. My bad. It’s all gravy, though, because it goes on smoothly, it has a delicate scent, and it doesn’t leave any white residue. Best part: there are no harmful chemicals, nanoparticles, parabens, petroleum products, fillers, waxes or fragrances and it’s completely vegan!
Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green and white tea), non-nano zinc oxide, capric/capryllic triglycerides (fractionated coconut oil), Helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), Persea americana (avocado oil), MVO butter, vegetable glycerin, potassium sorbate, xantham gum, allantoin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide (Cosmocil CQ), glycine soja lecithin, rosemary oleoresin, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) essential oil, iron oxides
Btw, if you’re like, “But it’s almost fall, it’s getting cool, so I don’t need any sun protection this time of year.” Hate to break it to ya, but unless you aspire to look granny-ish well before your granny years, you’re gonna wanna slather some non-toxic SPF every chance you get. Keep in mind, the sun comes out every sing day (whether you see it or not). Sunscreen is one of the best ways to fight wrinkles—I can’t think of anyone who’s not down with that!
I’m always on the lookout for new vegan sunscreens. If you have any tips, please pass them along! Thank you y muchos gracias.