Choosing a Vegan Sunscreen

April 29, 2011By 4 Comments

Natural sunscreens have become increasingly popular in recent years, creating a much bigger selection for vegans. Dermatologists often recommend broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection of at least SPF 30 for daily wear, though SPF 15 is usually fine for those who aren’t outside for more than 20 minutes on a typical day. Read on for products that are cruelty-free and can help save your skin from the sun.

Everyday Sunscreen

Daily sunscreen formulas are usually in liquid or powder form. Liquid can often be more moisturizing, while powders are very versatile and have no distinctive fragrance. Recommended products include:

Makeup with Sunscreen

If you’d rather have a separate sunscreen for your face, consider a foundation or tinted moisturizer with SPF. Just don’t forget to cover exposed skin such as you ears, neck, and hands with a regular sunscreen. Try these cosmetics with SPF:

Guest post by make-up artist Kaylin Johnson of Kaylin’s Kit.

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  1. Gen says:

    FYI – Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation does not have any SPF protection in the formula. There do have a Dream Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 and their powdered formulas have SPF protection in the formulations.
    Thought you might want to correct yourself.

  2. Amy says:

    Another good one is Desert Essence’s Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen. I believe its vegan as well and has some great ingredients in it like vitamin E and grape seed extract.

  3. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    Very helpful info, especially living in SoCal, thanks!!

  4. Tcm says:

    I highly recommend the LaVanilla SPF. Also, their deodorant is great!

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