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Clean Beauty Box Roundup- April

Clean Beauty Box Roundup- April

The clean beauty box roundup for April is here!  Can anyone believe it's April?!  So crazy.  It feels like time is flying by.  This month is full of all the natural beauty boxes. If you're new each month I share all the details on the best natural beauty boxes in clean beauty.  Some come out at the beginning of the month and others come out a little later.  I update the post as things roll out!

First up this month is Beauty Heroes and Boxwalla.  Next will be The Detox Box and The Clean Beauty Box.

*Be sure to check back as I update the blog post as things continue to roll out.

Beauty Heroes- Mukti Organics

A hydrating mask like you've never experienced!

The brand Mukti is from Australia and really is a pioneer when it comes to incorporating their native resources into their products.  Their mantra is to be organic, sustainable and ethical in all that they do.  Their formulas are the real deal and don’t contain any unnecessary fillers.  Just potent botanical ingredients that do the work for the skin. I love that their ingredients are third party tested, ensuring that products are in fact eco and meet their strict criteria. They have an advanced extraction method that helps them to preserve the products so they are represented in their most potent state.  They really take it to the next level when it comes to creating something truly special in a skincare brand. I feel like there are two heroic products for this month, even though technically one is a sidekick- read on to see why! Love that you can get this Australian brand at Beauty Heroes.

Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Masque- This green hued masque is unlike any mask I've used.  I love how this masque came at the perfect time.  The seasons are changing and spring is coming upon us.  Just as the seasons change, so does our skin.  This masque really helps to set the skin up for success in this new spring season. Not only does this masque detoxify but also uses enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin.  You might think the masque is drying like so many masques, but it's actually not.  Instead this emollient masque stays very much like pudding on the skin, giving your skin all the antioxidants, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids.  You can thank ingredients like coconut, macadamia nut and jojoba oils for all the extra love.  The green hue comes from matcha and chlorophyll.  

I would apply a thin layer to damp skin, and then let the masque do it's magic.  After 5 minutes I would rub in circular motions and massage the jojoba beads all over my skin, polishing my face.  Then rinse.  You're left with baby soft skin!  Such a skin treat indeed.  

Age Defiance Eye Serum- This eye serum is good.  Although I can't speak to the long term effects because I haven't been using it that long, I can speak to the overall feel and consistency.  I love how fast it absorbs under the eyes- no greasy residue feeling.  My eyes also looked brighter overall the next morning.  It includes a blend of potent peptides, as well as emu apple and quandong.  These all work together to help diminish dark circles and puffiness.  Plus, with a heavy does of aloe vera and shea butter, your eye area will feel light and airy.  A new fave for an eye serum. 

This Beauty Heroes Discovery is valued at $180, but you can get it for $58.95!  Get it here before they sell out.

 

Boxwalla- TWELVE Beauty

Another winning box from Boxwalla!

In case you're not familiar with Boxwalla– allow me to introduce you.  This box delivers some of the best of green beauty.  I find that's what sets them apart from other green beauty boxes is their thoughtful curations.  I always find they go out on a limb and really find brands and artisans that I haven't heard of- which I love!  If you're into trying new brands and discovering people that truly love their craft- this box is for you.  I also love that this box is bi-monthly versus every month.  It helps me to savor each box and really get to know the products.  Their selections are always cruelty free as well.  

A quote from Boxwalla's website sums up Twelve Beauty as brand-

The April Box features the award-winning Spanish brand Twelve Beauty, founded by Pedro Catalá. Sporting a Master’s in Cosmetic Science and a PhD. in Natural & Formulation Technologies, Pedro creates magic by combining the beauty and potency of nature with the rigors of science.

Twelve Beauty Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil- This facial oil is nothing short of extra in every way!  It's made with unsaponifiables.  Now you might be wondering what unsaponifiables are!  

They are fractions of plant oils that are brimming with incredible vitamins and minerals, capable of repairing the skin's barrier in a very short span of time by stimulating its filagrin production.

They are not easy or cheap to extract, however, Twelve Beauty made sure to include 4 of them in their Frontier Facial Oil!  It's pretty cool how this oil can work for any skin type.  From dry skin to oily skin and even sensitive skin because of it's base of Meadowfoam and Sacha Inchi oil, which is full of linoleic acid that suits most skin types.  

The oil feels rich on the skin but still soaks in so well and leaves behind no oily residue.  I love how soothing it feels!  

Twelve Beauty Nutritive Repair Emulsion- I LOVE this cream.  It's the perfect everyday cream for your skin.  It is quick to absorb into the skin and doesn't leave it feeling greasy.  It has a perfect semi-matte finish.  It is herbal and antioxidant rich, soothing stressed out skin.  I love how this cream lasts and feels good well into the day.  My hubs is a fan too!  

This box is valued at $287!  But you can get it for $49.95- I know crazy!  I would hop on this now because word on the street this box will go fast.  You can get it until October 10th.  Get the box here!

The Clean Beauty Box- Live Botanical

Live Botanical has been a brand favorite for years!

 

Live Botanical is a gold mine of clean beauty products.  The line is not only organic, non-GMO, ethically wild-harvested, local, sustainable and fair trade but also budget friendly.  The maker and founder of Live Botanical, Carolyn, is an herbalist and so passionate about this skincare line! She really goes the extra mile.  She also uses glass packaging too-something I swoon over.  I mean it's kind of rare to check all the boxes but also be affordable!

Ambient Moisture Liquid- This had me the first time I used it!  This was a new launch from Live Botanical in 2020 and one that definitely was a hit.  It's a moisturizer, yet it doesn't feel a like a tractional moisturizer.  It is full of aloe and feels so lightweight, yet completely nourishing on the skin.  It's like a moisturizer but feels similar to how a serum would feel.  Full of skin loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, and ceramides that leave your skin feeling dewy and smooth.  I love applying this right before my moisturizer in the morning.  It really draws even more moisture to my skin and preps my face perfectly before my makeup.  

Tidal Moon Moisture Mask- This mask just screams hydration and my skin just loves that!  This mask is over flowing with nourishing ingredients from butters, to raw honey and oils- it's jam packed to give your skin the moisture it craves.  It's a pretty blue color that is reminiscent of the moon.  It's amazing as a mask but also as a moisturizer!  Just add a few drops of water to the formula and rub into the skin.  It's really unlike any product and such a standout for the year!  Your skin will drink it up.

This is such a stellar box!  I love anything Live Botanical makes and this is no exception.  Get the box here before it sells out!  

Detox Box: Honua Skincare

This facial mist has some of my favorite skincare ingredients!

So I haven't tried a ton of products from Honua, so I was excited to see them in The Detox Box!  Honua skincare line is based off of the healing practices and medicinal herbs found on the Hawaiian islands.  The founder Kapua Browning, the founder is a native Hawaiian herself.  She grew up on the beautiful island of Oahu.  After growing up in the sun she started to notice skin damage in her early 20's.  She studied aesthetics, herbalism and after years of practice created what is now Honua Skincare.

Being a native Hawaiian, her goal is to share her love of the Hawaiian culture and practice in her creations. Once you smell her skincare treats you will feel transported to the island life.  After all the skincare line is named Honua in Hawaiian, which means earth.  The founder loves to protect the land where she grew up and donates a portion of her proceeds to three organizations preserve such things as coastlines, forests, reefs and wildlife.

LIHAU Facial Mist- This facial mist feels so refreshing, just as the name suggests, on the skin. It contains sandalwood, neroli flower hydrofoil, aloe vera leaf juice and blue tansy.  This helps to give the skin some amazing properties that are anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.  It also has hyaluronic acid which helps to seal in the moisture.  It's very soothing on the skin.  My skin soaks it right up.  I love the scent too!  Smells of sandalwood and vetiver.  

Aloha Youth Serum- This is the perfect morning serum for the skin.  It instantly wakes it up.  It's not necessarily hydrating on it's own.  If you have dry skin you may need an additional lotion or oil on top of the serum.  The serum's scent is a total floral Hawaiian scent.  You're transported to the island vibe when you smell this serum.  The consistency is milky, different than many serums.  It has a blend of Hawaiian kava kava and kukui.  It gives your skin a glow- especially great in the morning when skin needs a little pick me up.  

This box is valued at $146 but you can get it for $55!  Get the box here.

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Credo Beauty- Hits and Misses

Credo Beauty- Hits and Misses

Sharing my Credo Beauty- hits and misses blog post with you today! Sharing what I liked and what I didn't like from my recent Credo Beauty haul when it comes to natural skincare and organic makeup. I'm sharing why I liked certain natural makeup products and why I didn't and why some natural skincare products worked and why some didn't!

*Credo Beauty did send me the products, but thoughts and opinions are my own!

If you're not familiar with Credo Beauty allow me to introduce them to you.  This is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products.  They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty.  All the “IT” brands in one place!  I've been to several of their retail locations and every time I've been to one I do a little happy dance.  If you don't have a Credo Beauty close to you, no problem!  Their online stores have it all and make it so easy to shop on the comfort of your home.

Watch the full Credo Beauty hits and misses video here!

 

Shop all of Credo Beauty here!

 

Products Mentioned In The Video:

Westman Atelier Foundation

Westman Atelier Blush Stick

Westman Atelier Bronzer Stick

Westman Atelier Highlighter Stick in Nectar

exa Foundation( I wear the color Katey)

Routine Deodorant

Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum

Goldfaden MD Doctor's scrub

Wildling Empress Gua Sha

 

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My Natural Cleaning Routine

My Natural Cleaning Routine

In today's video I'm sharing my nontoxic natural cleaning routine with you! From what natural products I love to what I use to clean my bathroom, kitchen and more! Giving you the full scoop on all the best.  It's easy to think that natural cleaning products aren't as effective but that's just not true!  Today, not only are there a ton of natural cleaning solutions to choose from but they are very effective too!  I'm sharing my top 3 favorites that I've vetted for you over the years.  These cleaners kill 99.9% of germs and truly work at getting your house sparkling clean.  I'm also sharing my favorite cleaning tools, such as natural scour pads, a natural mop solution, natural bottle cleaner and more!  

Watch my natural cleaning routine video here!

 

Products Mentioned in the Video:

*Check out my Natural Cleaning Blog Post, where I dive even deeper into all things cleaning!  From favorite laundry detergents, to DIY options! 

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Sharing my favorite natural cleaning products!

Top 10 Healthy Swaps

Top 10 Healthy Swaps

So excited to share this top 10 healthy swaps post with you!  I've teamed up with my good friend Kate from Kate's Clean Life to bring you our top 10 healthy personal care products.  It's easy to get overwhelmed when you're first swapping out your products for healthier ones.  Kate and I wanted to simplify the whole process for you and make it super convenient to make the swaps without the headache.  

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We are each sharing our top 10 favorite healthy swaps for 10 categories when it comes to personal care products.  These are the top categories we would recommend swapping out first as they carry the most harmful toxic burden overall.  Some of them are products that can build up over time and many of them are products you use everyday making them heavy hitters when it comes to exposure.  As I always like to tell people, it's not the one time or even a couple time uses of a product that matter but the products you use day in and out that matter.  Keep the conventional lipstick you wear twice a year for special occasions, but swap out your deodorant or body lotion you use everyday.

Also, please don't feel like you need to overhaul your beauty routine all at once.  That can be overwhelming and stressful!  Instead, just swap out a product as you use it up or do one product a month.  It makes it so much more doable and also doesn't put a huge hole in your wallet.

I'll be sharing my top 10 favorites for each category and Kate will be sharing her top 10 favorites as well!  We have some that are similar and some different, keeps things fun. We hope this helps as you make the swaps and know that these products have been vetted by us and are the best!

If you haven't met Kate yet, allow me to introduce you!  She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things health.  I admire her so much and promise you won't regret following her. She is as real and genuine as they come.  I've learned so much from her! 

Kate Murphy is a kinesiologist(human mechanics/movement expert), certified Foundation Training Instructor, Wellness Guru, and the founder of Kate's Clean Life.  She has worked thirteen years as a personal trainer.  For seven of those years she wrestled with chronic pain, failing to find relief on the symptom-chasing treadmill of conventional health care.  During her journey to find relief she spent thousands of hours researching and consulting with leading fitness, nutrition, and wellness experts.  She truly believes that we don't have to settle for a life of adjusting to our symptoms and rearranging our lives around problems we're told have no solutions. The answers and freedom Kate found drastically changed her life and now it's her passion and purpose to help other's change theirs. 

 

 

Top 10 Healthy Swaps:

 

Primally Pure's Blue Tansy Deodorant and Charcoal Deodorant have won my heart!

 

1. Deodorant-

This is one area when it comes to swapping out products that I want to shout from the rooftops!  Why?  Because everyday people use deodorant, or at least most of us should.  Maybe you can get away with every other day, but you get my point.  Multiply that by 365 days and you're rubbing harmful chemicals on yourself daily!

So what are these harmful chemicals I speak of?  Well, let's first talk about the biggest offender when it comes to mainstream deodorant, anti-perspirant.  What's in anti-perspirant- aluminum.  This harmful ingredient is put in deodorant for the sole purpose of blocking your pores from sweating.  In essence, so you don't get wet.  There's a problem though, we were made to sweat, and our body uses sweat as a way to rid ourselves of toxins.

So where does the aluminum go?  Into our blood stream, fatty tissue, and can settle into breast tissue.  Unlike toxic food that can be broken down once digested, chemicals we put on our body cannot.  Instead they find a home in our fat and can wreak havoc.  Specifically in breast tissue.  A quote from the Journal of Inorganic Bio-chemistry states, “Over 50% of breast cancers start in the upper outer quadrant of the breast local to the underarm region.”  Although, that doesn't equate to aluminum causing breast cancer, it certainly lays a case for it. Even if you're using a mainstream deodorant without the aluminum you're still putting harmful toxins in your body.  I can't forget triclosan, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol and fragrance- to name a few.

*For more information on how to detox your underarms, other natural deodorant reviews and more check out my full natural deodorant post here.

Best Natural beauty 2019

This spray deodorant hits all the marks when it comes to a natural spray deodorant that works!

Suzi's Top Deodorant Picks: 

Sublime Sage Deodorant- Where has this deodorant been all my life?!  But really.  I first tried this in the fall of 2019 and let's just say I was hooked after I used it for the first time.  I remember looking at it when I got it in the mail and thinking there is no way this is going to work.  I don't know about you but spray deodorants have never worked for me- not even conventional ones.  That is until I tried Ursa Majors!  Wow this deodorant really delivers.  When I looked into it more I learned that sage actually helps dry up underarm sweat.  It smells fresh but not too potent.  I smell good all day.  The kicker and what makes it extra special is the fact it doesn't get all over your clothes!  Most deodorants easily leave a residue all over your clothes and deodorant stains.  Not this one.  And guess what?  My hubs absolutely loves it!  It's his favorite deodorant to date and I always keep him stocked up.  And that's saying a lot because he's pretty picky!  He loves that it doesn't stain his clothes.  I can't recommend it enough!  Get it here.

Primally Pure Deodorant-  From an affordable price, squeaky clean ingredients, smell good scents and no irritation Primally Pure deodorant has it going on.  Overall the formula works so well!  They have a couple blog posts that really help understand natural deodorant.  Check out what you need to know about using natural deodorant and also their blog post on the science of natural deodorant and why their formula works so well. 

My hubs loves the Charcoal Deodorant.  I love their Blue Tansy.  Although, I tried the Charcoal and I have to say I would use that any day too!  It's crazy because the more I tell people about their deodorants the more feedback I hear on how amazing they are.  It seems to work for the majority of people. Get it here.

Kate’s Top Deodorant Pick:

Primally Pure Lemongrass Scent- As a personal trainer and somebody that is quite active, finding a clean deodorant was at the top of my list, and one of the first swaps I made. I have tried over 3 dozen clean deodorants, and nothing competes with Primally Pure’s lemongrass deodorant. I’ve been using it for over 6 years, and it just works!  Get it here!

The Christina Moss Shampoo and Conditioner was a product that had me coming back for more!

2. Shampoo and Conditioner

The scalp is 4 times more absorbent than other parts of our body, it's important what we use when it comes to shampoo and conditioner.  A study even showed how massaging a certain oil with a medicine into the scalp was absorbed almost the same as an oral dose(Source)!  Definitely showing the power of the scalp to absorb ingredients. I get e-mails all the time from readers telling me that natural shampoos don’t work for them.  Now, I understand it definitely depends on the shampoo and conditioner you’re using, but it also could be a phase you’re hair is going through.  Hair can go through a detox period where it actually gets oilier before it gets better when transitioning to a natural shampoo and conditioner.  Mainstream products are full of such harsh ingredients that strip the hair every time you use them.  Your hair gets used to feeling “clean” you think, and so when you switch to a gentler shampoo and conditioner your hair freaks out.  It’s used to constantly being dried out everyday and used to overcompensating by producing more oil to nourish your hair again.  Give your hair 6-8 weeks to detox.

*Check out my full organic shampoo and conditioner post with options for every hair type, ingredients to avoid in shampoo and why!

Suzi's Top Shampoo and Conditioner Pick: 

Christina Moss Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner- Love this shampoo and conditioner!  It gets my hair clean and doesn't weigh it down. It doesn't have a scent and is made for the most sensitive scalps. Something I love about it. It is great for any hair type.  I used it and my fine, thin hair loved it and so did my sister with thick hair. Comes in a tube and a little goes a long way.  Suds up a little and gets my hair feeling clean. My sister loved it as well.  Super impressed with the ingredients, no scent and lower price point compared to others too.  Especially great if you don't do scents or have a sensitive scalp. Get it here!

shampoo bottles

Haven't found a natural shampoo and conditioner you love? Check these out!

Kate’s Top Shampoo and Conditioner Pick:

EVOLVH's Volumizing Line- I’ve searched far and wide for a clean shampoo and conditioner that didn’t leave my hair feeling heavy and weighed down. EVOLVH’s volumizing line is nourishing, yet leaves my hair feeling soft and bouncy! I’m hooked!  Get it here!

Aleavia is so much more than a body wash!

3. Body Wash

This is another heavy hitter because we use body wash everyday if not every other day.  Especially because as we shower are pores on our skin open up, letting whatever we are putting on them in even more then when our skin is dry.  

 Suzi's Top Body Wash Pick:

Aleavia– This is my favorite body wash! Their Orchid Body Cleanse smells so lovely!  It basically transports you to Hawaii the minute you open up the bottle- and I’m all about that.  Aleavia is all my family uses for a body wash.They are a completely natural prebiotic skincare line, that specializes in putting the friendly bacteria back on your skin. Here is a quote from their website-

“Aleavia products are alkaloid based bio-stimulants which actually feed a wide variety of friendly microorganisms on the skin causing the healthy bacteria to go into a feeding frenzy. This ultimately results in much higher activity levels of normal friendly bacteria. Over a short period of time, the “good guys” will completely overwhelm any harmful bacteria, virtually eliminating skin disorders of many types. Our skin care products accomplish this on a molecular level using a combination of 100%-natural, organic, and environmentally safe ingredients.”

They also help balance the ph of the skin, all while conditioning it.  Now, you may be thinking they must put a ton of ingredients in their products…but that’s not the case!  They use just a handful of ingredients and all completely natural. I’m obsessed and I think you will be too!  Check out their whole line here.

beauty products on counter

This morning mojo bar soap will give you back your mojo in minutes!

Kate’s Top Body Wash Pick:

Ursa Major Morning Mojo Soap- I’m not a huge fan of body washes because most strip the skin of moisture and disrupt the skin’s delicate balance. Ursa Major’s “morning mojo” bar soap is gentle and doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural oils. It smells so refreshing too!  Get it here!

After one use, you won't want to stop using it!

 

4. Body Lotion/Body Oil

When you're using a body lotion or oil everyday, the load can build up.  This can have a big impact on your overall health if you're not careful.  Since body oil and body lotion is applied on a large portion of our bodies- our largest organ the skin, the exposure can be that much greater due to the surface area.  Add that in with how a body lotion or oil is applied everyday and you've got a recipe for harmful chemicals to build up.

According to the CDC:

Dermal absorption is the transport of a chemical from the outer surface of the skin both into the skin and into the body. Studies show that absorption of chemicals through the skin can occur without being noticed by the worker, and in some cases, may represent the most significant exposure pathway. -CDC

I think we often think about exposure in terms of food or even cleaning chemicals, but not the everyday products we put on our skin- like body oil.  This can present a problem as these are the products we are literally touching with are hands and applying to our bodies everyday.  

*Check out more information and reviews on body oils and body lotions in my post here!

Suzi's Top Body Lotion Pick:

Free + True Body Prophet- Obsessed with this body lotion!  They actually call it a body serum.  In my mind it's a cross between a body oil and a lotion- it's like a creamy lotion/oil.  Whatever, you want to call it, it's so good.  I was introduced to the brand in a Beauty Heroes box last year and fell in love with the product.  For a beauty blogger to go through a product you know it’s a big deal!  I literally scraped the bottle- it’s that good.  I love how it comes in a glass pump bottle, makes it so easy for application.  I also love how it smells.  Such a light scent, nothing overwhelming.  Plus, it has antioxidants that help to protect your skin.  The overall feel is so lightweight.  It absorbs instantly into the skin and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.  If you’re looking for a new body lotion that easily rubs in, hydrates but isn't too heavy- this is it.  Get it here!

True Botanicals Review

Take your skin to the next level with True Botanical's Resurfacing Body Mask and Pure Body Oil.

Kate’s Top Body Lotion/Body Oil Pick:

True Botanical's Body Oil- Our skin absorbs everything we put on it, which is why swapping out toxic body lotion is number one the list! I have searched far and wide for a good moisturizer, and I finally found it. True Botanicals body oil is one personal care item that I can’t live without. I have never had softer, more supple skin in my whole life. It’s a game-changer!  Get it here!

By Rosie Jane is one of my favorite natural fragrance retailers!

5. Perfume/Fragrance

To first understand natural perfume and fragrance one must understand the fragrance industry in general.  This is an industry that isn't regulated by the government like one might think.  Here is a direct quote from the FDA's website:

“If a cosmetic is marketed on a retail basis to consumers, such as in stores, on the Internet, or person-to-person, it must have a list of ingredients. In most cases, each ingredient must be listed individually. But under U.S. regulations, fragrance and flavor ingredients can be listed simply as “Fragrance” or “Flavor.” (3)

So in essence when you see the word “fragrance” on a label of a product there could be dozens and dozens of other ingredients in it as well- and more like hundreds to be exact. A company does not have to disclose their exact ingredients in their fragrance since it is looked at as “trade secret” by the Food and Drug Administration. You might think, what's the big deal with fragrance? A lot actually. As more and more people are being diagnosed with allergies, sensitivities, respiratory issues, nervous system damage, kidney damage, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and inflammation in the intestine- just to name a few…it starts to be a big deal.  

*For more in depth analysis and information on perfume, what ingredients to avoid and a full review of natural perfumes, check out my post here!

Suzi Top Pick for Natural Perfume-

by Rosie Jane- I don't know what it is about by\ Rosie Jane scents but they are just so good!  I'm not a person that loves scents in general.  Whether they are natural or not but by\ Rosie Jane has definitely changed my whole outlook.  These aren't too strong and are more complex than just one fragrance note. It wears SO well!  It's only $25 and you get all 7 of her scents in the cutest box!  Then once you've tried them you can purchase the larger size.  I can't recommend her fragrances enough. I love the scents Madie, Blake, Angie and Dylan- clearly it's hard to choose! Check out all of by\Rosie Jane fragrances here!

Kate’s Top Pick for Natural Perfume:

Leahlani Bless- Synthetic fragrances are downright dangerous and linked to so many health issues. This swap is a must. I’m not a huge fan of anything that’s
overpowering or too strong. Leahlani’s “bless” fits the bill. One whiff and you instantly feel like you’re on the Hawaiian Islands—with a hint of floral, citrus, and fresh tropical air. I’m in love! Get it here!

Henne Organics is taking center stage in this month's Detox Box!

6. Natural Lip Products

Studies show that women re-apply their lipstick/lip product at least 5 times a day…so that's a lot of toxins continually on those kissers.  And they also say women consume over 7 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime…whoah!  Pretty crazy.  So instead of consuming ingredients like tar, lead and other harmful toxins, I think I'll stick with consuming natural ingredients like vitamin e oil, jojoba oil and castor seed oil.

Suzi's Top Lip Balm Pick-

Henne Organics- It's so nice that their lip balm comes in a stick form, making it easy to apply to the lips without getting your fingers all messy. Plus, it hydrates for a long time! The ingredients are amazing too and the ingredients are squeaky clean.  They even have tinted lip balms that I love too.  Check them all out here!

Suzi's Top Lip Gloss Pick-

Fitglow Beauty Lip Serum- Ok, this product is just gold!  Trust me when I say there's nothing else like it out there.  It feels like a gloss but doesn't look gooey, or sticky at all.  It isn't fully a lip gloss really even though it's hard to not put it in that category.  I'm not a gloss girl and if you've read my blog long enough you know that.  The name really says it all- it's a lip color serum.  A serum that performs so well!  It offers color pigment but isn't all over the place.  I've become an addict of it and I can't stop wearing it! A new product fave for sure. Love the colors Buff, Go, and Gospel!  Check out all the colors here.

Kate’s Top Lip Gloss Pick:

Chocolate Sun/Ogee's Tinted Lip Oils- I’m not a huge gloss girl, just because I don’t like the feeling of “sticky lips”. However, Chocolate Sun’s moisturizing chap stick appears like a gloss, nourishes my lips,and is not a bit sticky. You cannot beat it! When looking for a hint of color, my favorite is Ogee’s tinted lip oils.

Josh Rosebrook hair spray is the best I've found in clean beauty!

7. Hair Spray-

Did you know aerosol hairsprays top the list when it comes to toxic chemical exposure?  You wouldn't think working in a hair salon would be considered such a toxic job but it is.  As a former hair stylist myself I realized this to be true. Think of all the countless hours you're breathing in harmful chemicals from color to hair spray!  Aerosol hairspray is basically a concoction of harmful chemicals, from glue, polymers, and solvents.  The propellant used to make aerosol hairsprays are anything but natural.  

Suzi's Top Hair Spray Pick:

Josh Rosebroook- First off, I love the smell!  It doesn't smell heavy and toxic like conventional hair spray. It has a list of essential oils but the ones that stick out to me are the rosemary and lavender.  I love knowing exactly what I'm breathing in, no hidden fragrance!  Second, it doesn't goop up when you spray.  It actually has a mist feel(but a good mist obviously), and it's not an aerosol.  Yeah, pretty cool.  Lastly, it just works.  With my hair being fine and thin, this product delivers hold throughout the day, volume, and doesn't get crunchy…you know what I'm talking about.  It's just good stuff.  I would recommend this for anyone transitioning from a mainstream hairspray.  It's going to give you the look and feel of what your used too.  Get it here!

Kate’s Top Hairspray Pick:

Josh Rosebrook- Finding a clean hairspray is tricky! I found that most were super heavy and left me with helmet hair. Josh Rosebrook knows what’s up! I absolutely love how this hairspray offers a nice hold, but without being too stiff or heavy. It’s a staple for me. Get it here!

nontoxic nail polish

Love all the nontoxic nail polish colors from Aila!

8. Nail Polish-

I get questions all the time about nontoxic nail polish.  People usually refer to the words, non-toxic nail polish but I prefer natural nail polish.  I don't think nail polish is horrible and I use it myself but I also think even natural nail polish isn't perfect.  I love the look of freshly polished nails. I want to live as healthy of a lifestyle as possible for sure!  But I also want to enjoy my life and not constantly be “afraid” of chemicals.  It really comes down to making an informed decision for yourself.  I used to really avoid anything and everything when I first went green- nothing was safe!  Then I slowly came out of my shell and realized I can't live that way forever.  It's about balance!  They say stress is linked to so many health issues- I agree.  Sometimes just relaxing and enjoying life is better medicine for us than avoiding everything. So with that being said I do paint my nails if I want too now with better natural nail polish options. 

*If you want to read more on ingredients to avoid in your nail polish check out the post here.

Suzi's Top Nail Polish Picks:

Aila- My favorite brand of nontoxic nail polish that I've found is Aila.  I love how rich their colors are and the variety!  Plus, they perform like my conventional nail polishes. The formula is so smooth, it doesn't get gunky, they're as clean as they come while still being effective and they're color range is so chic!  I don't feel I have to sacrifice at all! I love the colors Bodega, Namaste, and Room 212.  Their Better Than Gel Topcoat is also amazing and rates a 1 on the EWG!  Check out all the colors here.

Dazzle Dry- I feel like a broken record but the proof is in the pudding!  This natural gel nail polish option is literally changed my life.  It acts like a gel polish but in all the right ways.  They're free of all the big offenders when it comes to nail polish toxins too.  It doesn't ruin or strip your natural nail like conventional gel polish does.  My nails actually feel stronger after using!  It also dries in 5 minutes- yes let me repeat myself, 5 minutes and lasts for 7-10 days.  As a busy mom this is basically my favorite thing ever!  Check them out here!

Kate’s Top Nail Polish Picks:

Aila- I don’t wear nail polish much, but when I do, I wear Aila’s! It’s super smooth and lasts longer than most. I love all the color options as well. You can’t go wrong with Aila! Check them out here!

This Skin Twin foundation is too good!

9. Foundation

This is a huge offender when it comes to everyday exposure since most women wear a foundation everyday.  It's important to consider the ingredients you're using since the usage is daily typically. 

Suzi's Top Foundation Pick:

Beautycounter Skin Twin- I've tried all the foundations and this one has my heart. It's such an amazing formula.  They've been working on it for quite some time and they did not disappoint.  Filled with skin loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid that literally give your skin a surge of hydration and draw moisture to your skin.  It offers buildable coverage. So you can opt for a more lightweight feel or you can apply more product and get more of a full coverage look.  It doesn't feel like you're wearing anything!  It truly lives up to it's name- Skin Twin.  Your skin but enhanced.  It gives you an overall polished look without look cakey or heavy.  I apply the foundation after I've applied my oils or moisturizers.  It glides on so smoothly.  I wear the color 340 with self tanner and 310 if I'm not wearing self tanner.  Check it out here!

Kate’s Top Foundation Pick:

Nu Evolution Powder Foundation- Because I’m so active, I’m always looking for something that feels light on my face, while offering just a bit of coverage. Nu Evolution’s powder foundation does this better than anything. It offers just the right amount of coverage, without looking chalky and without suffocating my skin. I can’t live without it!  Get it here!

10. Sunscreen

Sunscreen can cause a lot of exposure when it comes to harmful chemicals. In order to share the benefits of clean sunscreen, we first have to dive into the harmful affects of chemical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens contain these big long words.  They can have one or a combination of these six ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.  Instead of blocking the suns rays, like natural sunscreens do, they absorb the rays, and turn them into heat, which are then transferred from skin to the air.  These chemicals are known hormone disruptors.  The scary fact about these chemicals is the high absorption rate, compared to other ingredients. Clean sunscreens are known as physical or mineral sunscreens.  These sunscreens either use titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or a combination of both.  They are natural minerals that are ground up.  The main benefits of clean sunscreens are the minerals reflect the sun’s rays instead of absorb them, and they offer broad spectrum protection. 

*For a deep dive into natural sunscreen and a full review of many natural sunscreen products- check out my recent EWG Sunscreen post here!

Suzi's Top Natural Sunscreen Pick:

All Good- I've been using All Good sunscreens for several years and it's definitely my favorite non-toxic sunscreen!  Everything about it, from ease of application, to great sun protection, and even being more budget friendly- it checks all the boxes and then some.  Plus, the ingredients are clean!  Often it's easy to hit two of the boxes but not all of them.  Not with All Good sunscreen!  Not only is it organic, but non-gmo, gluten free, vegan and coral reef friendly.  It uses the mineral zinc oxide that's non-nano to block the suns rays.  It's also water and sweat resistant up to 80 min. too. If you've been searching for a clean, effective sunscreen- this is it.  It takes the cake in every area!  Check out All Good sunscreen here!

Kate’s Top Natural Sunscreen Pick:

All Good- When it comes to clean sunscreens, there is no contest. All Good is the best non-toxic sunscreen on the market. Period. It’s squeaky clean too!  Check it out here!

That sums up our top 10 healthy swaps!  I hope this post was helpful when looking for your own faves!

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EWG Sunscreen Picks

EWG Sunscreen Picks

Sharing the full EWG Sunscreen picks list with you! I get asked a lot about sunscreens and specifically what are EWG approved sunscreens.  I thought what better time share about natural sunscreens than at the start of the spring and summer season.  Also, in case you are wondering, the sun care market isn't going anywhere!  

The U.S. sun care market size was estimated at USD 1.95 billion in 2016 (1).

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For those who don't know what EWG is allow me to introduce you.  The EWG is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1993. They specialize in research, and advocacy when it comes to toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, corporate accountability, and agricultural subsidies.  It's an organization that exists to help empower people with knowledge to make an informed decision when it comes to the food they're consuming and the products they use in their home and on themselves. I couldn't love what they stand for anymore!  They really are challenging the status quo and helping the consumer to think twice about conventional products and methods.

Every year the EWG sunscreen picks guide comes out where they vet and share safe sunscreen options.  They list them in categories, ranging from beach and sport sunscreens, kid's options, best tinted moisturizers with SPF, and best lip balms with SPF.  This is a great resource to help see what sunscreens are safe and which are not.  The Sunscreen guide for 2021 has yet to be released.

After a 34-year process of reviewing sunscreen safety and efficacy, the Food and Drug Administration has not yet finalized rules on sunscreen ingredient safety and product effectiveness(2).

If you're not familiar with EWG, they have a category on their website called Skin Deep.  It rates products on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the best and 10 being the worst. You can enter in a product name and it will calculate if it's safe or not based on certain criteria.  They also list why it might get a higher score.  For example, you can type in a certain brand of sunscreen and get scoring on it, seeing why it might rank higher or lower depending upon ingredients.  This is really helpful in learning more about which ingredients are harmful and which are safe.

I want to explain how the EWG rates their sunscreens and the criteria it goes off of.  I get a lot of questions asking about their specific scoring, so I thought I would break it down for you. They first rate it on a scale of 1-10.  Again, 1 being the best and 10 being the worst. It then rates each sunscreen based on 5 categories.  

  • Health Hazards
  • UVB Protection
  • UVA Protection
  • The ratio of UVA absorbance to SPF
  • How long lasting the sunscreen is

 

I applaud the EWG for all the work it's done in creating a system of checks and balances that the consumer can use.  I do think the EWG is a reliable source for vetting products.  It helps to inform and educate consumers on what ingredients are and common ones to avoid.  It's obviously not a fail proof system, but overall I think it's a great place to start when you are searching for the safety of a particular product.  

I'm going to share some EWG sunscreens picks that have been approved by them and what some of the healthiest sunscreens are in 2021.  I'll also be sharing the best kid's water sunscreens, and what the sunscreens rate on the EWG.  Plus, sharing my top 5 sunscreens that are safe and effective and even some that are budget friendly!  But before I spill all the details on my favorites I need to share what the benefits of clean sunscreens are.

Sunscreen Tip: Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin that clothing will not cover. Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body (3).

Can’t you just feel it in the air…spring and summer are so close!  With summer comes lots of time spent outside, which equals lots of sun exposure.  I love the sun, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized the importance of what a good sunscreen can do.  Not only for blocking harmful rays, but also for anti-aging benefits.  Since a lot of people don’t know the difference between chemical sunscreens and natural ones, I’m going to break it down.  Check yourself into sunscreen school…

In order to share the benefits of clean sunscreen, we first have to dive into the harmful affects of chemical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens contain these big long words.  They can have one or a combination of these six ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.  Instead of blocking the suns rays, like natural sunscreens do, they absorb the rays, and turn them into heat, which are then transferred from skin to the air.  These chemicals are known hormone disruptors (4).  The scary fact about these chemicals is the high absorption rate, compared to other ingredients(5).  Hormone disruptors with high absorption rates is not something you want coupled together.  Chemical sunscreens can also produce free radicals, which cause skin damage, irritation and aging.  Can you say NO THANK YOU!  Plus, they damage the sea and all it's creatures and plants(6).

Coral bleaching (i.e., the release of coral symbiotic zooxanthellae) has negative impacts on biodiversity and functioning of reef ecosystems and their production of goods and services (8).

So what’s the alternative??  Clean sunscreens!  These sunscreens are also known as physical or mineral sunscreens.  These sunscreens either use titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or a combination of both.  They are natural minerals that are ground up.  The main benefits of clean sunscreens are the minerals reflect the sun’s rays instead of absorb them, and they offer broad spectrum protection.  Not only that, but they start working the moment you apply them to your skin, unlike chemical sunscreens where you have to wait 20 minutes.  Who wants to wait anyways?!  Plus, these aren’t going to irritate your skin compared to chemical sunscreens and they won't hurt the ocean or reef like chemical sunscreens.

Now that you know all the details on what makes clean sunscreen better compared to chemical sunscreen, let's dive into my top picks for healthiest sunscreen options that are also EWG sunscreen picks as well!

Here are a couple terms to look for when searching for natural mineral sunscreens and what they mean:

  • UVB/UVA- There are many rays present in sunlight but the most harmful are UV rays- ultraviolet rays. The two rays that reach the earth's surface are, UVB and UVA.  UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburn and can cause skin cancer. UVA rays also can contribute to skin cancer and penetrate the skin even further causing skin aging.  There are many more UVA rays in sunlight than UVB.  It's important to block both UVB and UVA rays.  Chemical sunscreen typically only block UVB, while mineral sunscreen blocks UVB and UVA.  When a sunscreen blocks both UVB and UVA it is called broad spectrum.
  • Broad Spectrum- This indicates that a sunscreen blocks both UVB and UVA rays.
  • Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide- These are what you want to look for when searching for a natural mineral based sunscreen, versus a chemical sunscreen.  These both are naturally occurring minerals.  When they are used in sunscreen, they block the sun's rays from being absorbed into your skin. The UV rays bounce off of your skin when you have either mineral applied.
  • Water Resistant- When you see the words water resistant on a label it means that the sunscreen is effective for either 40 minutes or 80 minutes depending on what the label states.  That means you will need to reapply the sunscreen after the 40 or 80 minutes to make sure it is still effective.  Look for this label if you're going to be in the water or excessively sweating(9).
  • SPF- It is recommended to use an SPF of 30 at minimum.  SPF 15 blocks 93% of rays studies show, while SPF 30 blocks 97% of rays.  You can go up in SPF after 30 however and reach the maximum benefit of sun blocking.  Studies have shown the higher SPF you use the greater overall skin protection you will have (6).
  • Rubs in Clear- If you don't see “rubs in clear” on a label of mineral sunscreen, be mindful that the product will be a white hue on your skin.  However, if you do want it to rub in clear, make sure and get a sunscreen that says rubs in clear. 
  • Non-nano- This term has been popping up all over on sunscreen labels.  When a product is nano-sized it means that they have formulated it so small that it can easily be rubbed into the skin and not be seen.  Since the issue often with mineral sunscreens is the white hue it casts on the skin more companies have been creating nano-sized particles so it absorbs clear.  Some concern has risen that nano-sized particles can seep past the skin and into the bloodstream.  Although research has not confirmed it.  The biggest concern is the harm they're causing to marine life(10).

 

My EWG Sunscreen Picks:

 

Beautycounter

Formula- You can either get the sunscreen in a spray form or in a tube.  I prefer the tube overall.  The spray sunscreen I've noticed didn't offer as great of coverage- especially when in direct sunlight or at the pool.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 30 using non-nano zinc to block the sun's rays.  

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it does rub in clear. You have to rub it in pretty good to get a completely clear application.

Longevity- It lasted for a good hour when in the water.  I felt like I needed to reapply after that or I would get burned. The formula feels a lot lighter than some mineral sunscreens.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes, 40 minutes.

EWG Score- 2- for the lotion and a 3 for the spray. Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  This mineral based sunscreen uses non-nano zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich California Poppy.  California Poppy is antioxidant rich and great at helping the skin against oxidation that leads to fine lines and wrinkles.  What's cool about this formula is that it shields you from not only UVA and UVB but also Blue Light rays- something that most sunscreens don't.  We are learning so much about Blue Light rays and I'm so excited to see Beautycounter pioneering the movement to block them.  The propellant is also powered by air so no harmful chemicals are being released as you spray too.  They offer this in a travel size too!  Oh and if you're not into sprays no worries, they also have a lotion an stick form.  Check them out here!

All Good-

Formula- This sunscreen comes in a spray form, stick, lotion, lip balm- you name it they carry it!  They also have kid's specific formulas and tinted versions too.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 30 using non-nano zinc oxide in their lotions, and sprays, but in their stick and tin formulations you can get up to SPF 50.

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it does rub in clear, and doesn't feel chalky.  Really hydrates the skin well. 

Longevity- The longevity on this sunscreen is my fave!  I can go a full 80 minutes in the water and not have to reapply.  

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes- 80 minutes!

EWG Score- 2- for the lotion and a 6 for the spray.  Check it out here. The 6 may sound alarming however, the only 6 in the formula is the zinc oxide and the reason for that is because EWG has assessed the spray has being harmful to the lungs and breathing it in.  This is obviously subjective.  Having used the spray you can easily spray it on and not breathe it right in.  It's all in how you do it.  Another reason to look at labels ourselves instead of just going off of a computer system.  

Overall Experience- I've been using All Good sunscreens for several years and it's definitely my favorite non-toxic sunscreen!  Everything about it, from ease of application, to great sun protection- it checks all the boxes and then some.  Plus, the ingredients are clean!  Often it's easy to hit two of the boxes but not all of them.  Not with All Good sunscreen!  Not only is it organic, but non-gmo, gluten free, vegan and coral reef friendly.  It uses the mineral zinc oxide that's non-nano to block the suns rays.  It's also water and sweat resistant up to 80 min. too.  But the real kicker- it comes in a clean spray! Yes, you heard me right.  There is a spray sunscreen that is clean.  Instead of using toxic chemicals for the propellant like most spray sunscreens they use a combination of jojoba and nitrogen(something that is already in the atmosphere).  The ease of use with a spray can't be beat- it's amazing!  The sprays come in a kid's version that has an spf of 30 and adult version with spf 30.  I've used them both and can say they work so well.  If you've been searching for a clean, effective sunscreen- this is it.  It takes the cake in every area!  Check out All Good sunscreen here!

Raw Elements-

Formula- This sunscreen comes in a tin form, lotion, stick, lip balm, tinted sunscreen and facial sunscreen. The overall formula is very thick and heavier when it comes to their tins and lotion formulas.  Their daily moisturizer sunscreen definitely rubs in more clear and doesn't feel as heavy.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 30 using non-nano zinc oxide in all their lotions.

Rubs in Clear- No, it doesn't.  I definitely have a white hue when I use it.

Longevity- The longevity is awesome.  It really does stay on so well!  I can go 80 minutes in water and not have to reapply.  It also doesn't sting eyes.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes- 80 minutes!

EWG Score- 1- all of their products are squeaky clean! Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  They're the cleanest sunscreen I've found to date.  Made with only a handful of ingredients, all of which I can pronounce easily.  It's also organic, non-gmo, Leaping Bunny Certified and Natural Products Association Certified.  They are safe for all ages, water resistant and never run or sting the eyes.  They're also reef safe- I mean does it get any better when it comes to sunscreens? The biggest thing that stands out about Raw Elements is how eco-friendly they are.  From their packaging to being conscious of how they're affecting marine life.  Especially great for babies and kids, as the ingredients are so simple and it really does protect so well. Had to include Raw Elements in my EWG Sunscreen picks.  Get them here!

Suntegrity

Formula- I love this formula!  It feels hydrating, yet not greasy.  It absorbs so well. The specific one I love is their unscented sunscreen.  It works great for babies and kids too- so you only have to bring one sunscreen.  It comes in a tube as I mentioned, they do offer tinted facial sunscreens as well that are so great.  I wear their tinted facial sunscreen a lot in the summer. Check them out here.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 30 using non-nano zinc oxide in all their lotions.

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it is clear!  Rubs in well. 

Longevity- This lasts me about 40 minutes in water but 80 minutes if I'm just sitting out in the sun.  It's not as thick as other sunscreens, so you need to re-apply more often.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- No, it does not say it is on their tube, however for me it's water resistant for 40 minutes.  

EWG Score- 1 or 2- Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  I love this formula.  It really doesn't feel like you're wearing a heavy sunscreen like a lot of formulas which I love.  It's also nice that it works for babies and kids too.  The unscented formula works well for sensitive skin types too.  I think this is a great everyday sunscreen option but maybe not the one I grab when I'm going to be in heavy water all day.  Check out all their options here!

Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Formula- This is a smooth formula that blends in easy.  It comes in a tube.  

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 50 using non-nano zinc oxide in all their lotions.

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it is clear!  Rubs in well. 

Longevity- The longevity on this is amazing.  It lasts for 80 minutes.  I don't feel like I need to reapply that often.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes, up to 80 minutes.

EWG Score-  2- Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  This is just a really great overall sunscreen that offers some of the highest SPF protection available.  It was also the first sunscreen to see the Whole Foods Premium Requirements.  It's clean and effective and can work for the whole family. I also love that it's very accessible!  You can find it at Target, Walmart, CVS and other drugstores.  Definitely a great sunscreen for those long days at the beach!  Check it out here. 

Badger Clear Sport Sunscreen SPF 40 Unscented

Formula- This is a heavier formula.  It comes in a tube.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 40 using non-nano zinc oxide in all their lotions.

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it is clear!  Rubs in well. 

Longevity- The longevity on this is amazing.  It lasts for 80 minutes.  I don't feel like I need to reapply that often.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes, up to 80 minutes.

EWG Score-  1- Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  I love that this is unscented and with only 4 simple ingredients.  It's great for the whole family.  It's also easy to find.  You can find the Badger brand at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.  Great for the beach as it has a high water resistant time of 80.  I found that I could lather this on and not burn for several hours.  A great EWG sunscreen pick. Check it out here!

Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen 

Formula- This is a great smooth formula, hydrating but doesn't feel greasy. Comes in a tube.

SPF/Mineral- They use an SPF of 30 in this formula. They use non-nano zinc oxide in all their lotions.

Rubs in Clear- Yes, it is clear!  Rubs in well. 

Longevity- The longevity on this is great!  I have used this on my kids and it really lasts so well, even in direct sun.

UVB/UVA- Yes, it offers both UVB and UVA.

Water Resistant- Yes, up to 80 minutes.

EWG Score- 2- Check it out here.

Overall Experience-  I found this sunscreen before at Target!  I was so excited to find a budget friendly option when it came to mineral sunscreen that I didn't have to order online.  You can also find Babo Botanicals at Walmart!  You can get this for $10 and it hits all the marks of a great EWG Sunscreen.  I love how it's unscented too, making it great for delicate baby skin and even sensitive adult skin.  Get it here! 

I hoped that helped you when choosing a safe EWG sunscreen picks for yourself and your family!  Do you have a favorite mineral sunscreen that you use?

Be sure to check out my favorite mineral based facial sunscreens and tinted moisturizers video here!  

 

If you liked this post on the best natural mineral sunscreens, check out past posts below:

 

Sharing my favorite EWG approved sunscreens on the blog.

 

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