Your Guide to Vegan Sunscreen

April 23, 2013By 17 Comments

I know it’s not summer yet, but shiiiiiot, it’s gettin’ toasty up in dis biatch! Instead of waiting until it’s 120 degrees outside (and having to peel yourself off the couch) to update your arsenal of cruelty-free sunscreen, why not do it now so you can jumpstart your anti-aging beauty routine ’cause sun=wrinkles!

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Here’s my list of fave cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens:

* = faviest faves!

If you have any vegan sunscreens to add to the list, please holler at me in the comments section below! In the meantime, I’ll see you beautiful betches at the beach!

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  1. JM says:

    Do any of these sunscreens contain non-nanoparticle zinc oxide? Thanks!

  2. Elissa Braitman says:

    I have been using DeVita’s solar moisturizer and body block, like Miz_Mac. I discovered it in 2011 and always buy from Lucky Vitamin now.

  3. Alexa says:

    What sunscreen do you recommend for sensitive skin that isn’t greasy? I’m a college student so I walk around in the sun a lot to get to classes, so I need something that doesn’t hurt me!

  4. Susan says:

    Do you have any recommendations for lip balms with SPF protection?

  5. Mark G says:

    Green Screen Organic 35 spf isn’t vegan. It contains beeswax. The vegan option is SPF 32. Also, be on the lookout for palm oil in may sunscreens. It often masquerades as Glyceryl Stearate or a variant. Or it may say contains palm fruit or spell it outright and admit they’re using palm oil. Remember, palm oil id destroying the Orangutans and about 40 other animals and plants that can’t be replaced once they’re gone.

    • Sunny says:

      Thank you! I’ve updated that bit, and I totally understand your concern about palm oil. Hopefully more and more companies will start ditching that ingredient.

  6. Tabitha M says:

    Are any of those waterproof??? I’ve tried several vegan sunblocks that I like but can’t seem to find one that will let me go swimming while keeping the UV’s away… 🙁

  7. Sabrina C says:

    Thank you for this list! As a fair-skinned ginger, sunblock is a MUST during the summer months in the South (’cause if you think it is hot there, wait until it’s July here and everyone is melting). I will have to find the Sunology one because the higher the SPF, the better off I am not turning into a friggin’ lobster.

  8. Miz_Mac says:

    I love Devita solar protective moisturizer in SPF 30 for my face. I use it daily, and it’s the only sunscreen I’ve ever tried that doesn’t make me feel like I’m being slowly suffocated under a layer of greasepaint. Normally, I can’t wait to wash sunscreen off, but I totally forget I’m wearing the Devita. Supposedly this is because the zinc is micronized. I don’t care why, I’m just grateful I found it – and that it’s in SPF 30 – I’m too old and too pale for that SPF 15 nonsense, even for daily use under my makeup.

  9. Kourtney L. says:

    I couldn’t find one that I really felt good about (small ingredient list, vegan with plant based ingredients) so I made my own. I think it’s pretty great, feel free to check it out on my etsy shop:

    Thanks for making the list. It is nice having a good list of vegan sunscreens at hand. Do you have a favorite one out of the bunch?

    • Sunny says:

      I LOVE that you make your own–that’s too cool! From my list, the one I use most/my fave is the California Baby one. I always have it in my purse for my little munchkin man, and I always wind up using it too. It blends really well (no white streaks). 🙂

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