I confess, I haven't been a religious user of facial SPF in the past. Most formulas that I tried were heavy, chalky, left a white cast or made my makeup look bad, or my skin look strangely pink.
This year I was determined to find a non-toxic, mineral facial SPF that I actually enjoyed wearing. To my surprise I found not only one...I found several great options! I am sharing all of the ones I tried, because while they did not all work for me, they might be your perfect fit.
There are a number of reasons why you might want to choose a mineral sunscreen over a chemical sunscreen. Whether you have sensitive skin, you are avoiding oxybenzone or octinoxate, or you want a reef friendly option I have got you covered.
Why choose zinc oxide as your active sunblock ingredient? Zinc oxide is broad spectrum - meaning that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is usually not irritating on the skin and is non-toxic. It is preferable to choose a product that is using a non-nano form of zinc oxide.
Keep in mind, my skin is normal but influenced by the weather. We have very humid weather most of the summer. My skin is light to medium with warm undertones. Keep in mind I am extremely sensitive to even the most natural of fragrances, so that is always a consideration of mine that may not apply to your tastes.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the important of just 15-20 minutes of sun exposure daily without sunscreen. Just this little amount of sun on exposed arms and legs is enough for the body to create Vitamin D, which is so necessary for optimal immune and hormone function.
In this video, I'm sharing in depth why I loved my top 6 choices, scroll down to see all 15!