I've been looking for a safe sunscreen with the help of costmeticsdatabase.org.
I tried Badger, and even though I applied in 3 times in 5 hours, I was still burned. Not to mention it smelled horrible and was so greasy.
I am using Aveeno Mineral Block until I can find something that I like better.
Is it possible to have a natural sunblock that goes on sheer??
I would appreciate any comments!
Aubrey makes a nice sunscreen that smells Tropical and although is on the thicker side compared to those you are probably used to, it is definitely not as thick as Badger. I advised several people towards Aubrey after they were dissatisfied with Badger for it being so pasty and thick, and they were thrilled with the Aubrey. If you go in the water, you will see some white but I think of the natural sunscreens it is the best I've tried. Another nice one, although a little on the pricey side, is Mychelle. They make a suncreen that is SPF 28 and not pasty! Both sunscreens have much better ingredients than the majority out there.
Hope this helps!
The safest sunscreen on the market today is made by Melaleuca, Inc. Are you familiar with them? They are a eco-friendly manufacturer head quartered in the US. They make hundreds of products. BTW, be careful about most of these so-called product databases. Most of them are compacts, which are supported by the products on their websites. The various brands, companies pay to have their information on these databases. So, the information isn't always accurate.
I've been using Alba's mineral sunscreens for a few years and have been happy with them. They go on releatively sheer and aren't too oily.
EWG (Environmental Working Group) publishes safe and effective sunscreens each year. You can go on their website and see the list. They also do an email newsletter that publishes helpful information monthly. www.ewg.org
I burn incredibly easily and the only thing I've found that works for me is Surf-Vival SPF 30+ Mineral Sunscreen. It's fabulous. I still reapply every 1 1/2-2 hours, but I don't burn!!! I was surprised being it's only 30SPF, but it's truly amazing! Bonus points for being chemical and paraben free. Also, water resistant and doesn't give a white film like some mineral sunscreens :)
According to the Environmental working group the best and safest sunscreens contain either zinc or titanium. They should have no oxybenzone. Some good ones rated by the ewg are: Tropical Sands, Aubrey Organics natural sun green tea sunscreen, Loving naturals. See ewg.org for a list. My friend has tropical sands and she likes it I have loving naturals its good but it is white.
Image have a very good sun screen that has a tint so that its not white. Its not greasy and it smells wonderful. I am a medical esthetician and am very picky about my products.