Basking in the sun also means protecting your skin, but no one wants to slather on harmful products.
Several companies in the beauty industry now offer non-chemical sunscreens, that is, sunscreens made from minerals. It’s green, suitable for sensitive skin and does not leave a white mark on the body!
Here are 8 mineral sunscreens to try without moderation at the pool for a hassle-free summer!
1. Summer Fridays Shadedrops SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen
This lightweight mineral sunscreen is fortified with vitamins and antioxidants and glides on like a serum to help protect against UVA/UVB rays. Its formula contains squalane, zinc oxide, vitamin E and ethyl ferulate to ensure skin is softer, smoother, plumper and with a soft, natural finish.
At $47 – Available at Sephora
2. Blue Lizard 2-in-1 Mineral Sunscreen
The Australian brand Blue Lizard specializing in sun care offers the Sheer SPF 50+ mineral lotion. Designed for the face and body, the formula is based on vitamin E, shea butter and papaya, which hydrates and smoothes the skin. It dries quickly without leaving a white streak and is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes. Perfect for your days at the pool or at the Beach Club!
At $22 – Available at Well.ca
3. ATTITUDE mineral sun sticks
For those who opt for totally green choices, the Canadian ATTITUDE product line is vegan and cruelty-free. One finds among their sunscreens mineral sticks for the face enriched with oatmeal and odorless. The formula, designed for sensitive skin, is composed of a safe zinc-based sunscreen. In addition, the packaging is made of biodegradable cardboard.
At $13.95 – Available in several organic grocery stores or online
4. Zorah’s 100% Natural Argan Oil Sunscreen
The Quebec company Zorah also offers non-chemical sun lotions, whose formula is 100% mineral. Effective in protecting the skin from the sun’s rays, we love this treatment made with argan oil, like all the brand’s other products, which revitalizes and nourishes the skin. Moreover, the ingredients come from organic farming. Protect yourself from the sun, while protecting the planet, we love it!
At $40.00 – Available in pharmacies and online
5. Avène Aqua-Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50+
This spring, Avène products are adding a newcomer to the sunscreen range: Aqua-Fluid, equipped with a mineral screen and organic filters for broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection. Its ultra-light and transparent texture limits dark spots and provides the skin with an immediate soothing effect, thanks to the thermal water.
At $31.00 – Available in pharmacies or at Well.ca
6. Skinceuticals Sheer Physical Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50
The Skinceuticals company, which is recognized for its very advanced advances in dermo-aesthetics, attaches major importance to sun protection. In their line, Sheer Physical SPF 50 100% Mineral Filter Sunscreen is ultra-lightweight and provides broad-spectrum protection with an ultra-sheer finish. Neither seen nor known, but so effective!
At $50.00 – Available online
7. Mineral sunscreen SOLIS + from IDC Dermo
The Quebec beauty care house IDC Dermo is launching new products this season, including the new anti-aging mineral sunscreen SOLIS +. Its formulation is composed of broad-spectrum physical sunscreen, mineral sunscreens, corrective and protective ingredients. It is the ideal product to prevent wrinkles!
At $39.00 – Available in pharmacies or online
8. Ultra-fluid 100% mineral lotion Anthelios by La Roche-Posay
Among the must-sees, La Roche-Posay is a leader in sunscreens. On the shelves, their mineral sunscreen for the face, entirely composed of mineral filters, is very popular. We adopt the product for its ultra fluid and light texture, which is quickly absorbed by the skin and provides a natural glow in a snap of the fingers while leaving a matte finish on the skin. Moreover, slightly tinted, this cream is suitable for all skin tones.
At $39.95 – Available in all pharmacies or online