Think Dirty’s Ultimate Sunscreen Guide
You should wear sunscreen every day, especially in the summer. Even on cloudy, overcast, and gloomy days when you don’t see the sun at all, the harmful UV rays still break through the clouds. The FDA reports that even on overcast days, up to 80% of the UV rays penetrate through.
Now, time for the good news: we’ve found the best sunscreens at every price point to keep you protected all summer. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about any of the potentially harmful ingredients that can be found in pretty much every name-brand sunscreen. We have broken it down by category so that whether you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all product or something more specific, you’ve come to the right place. Sit back, relax, and keep reading! If you’re curious about the potentially dangerous ingredients in conventional sunscreen, check out our blog post on that here.
Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen ($29.00): Specifically formulated to end all the main problem usually associated with mineral sunscreens (especially for people with darker skin tones), whitecast. The founder of Unsun, Katonya Breaux, designed the product for exactly this reason. She focused on formulating a sunscreen with a built-in tint that works for all skin tones, so you never have to worry about covering up that white residue. The blendable, sheer formula applies flawlessly for invisible protection.
We all know the perils of a greasy sunscreen that clogs your pores and leaves a sticky residue on your face. The only trade-off with using mineral sunscreens over chemical is that they tend to be slightly heavier than the harmful chemical sunscreen alternative. But fear not, because we have found face sunscreens that will blend seamlessly under makeup and provide more sheer coverage than some of the more heavy-duty body sunscreens.
Caribbean Sol Faces Only SPF 20 ($20.99): This sunscreen not only fights sun damage and protects from UV rays, but is also formulated with special anti-aging ingredients. These unique ingredients, derived from tropical plants, lock in moisture and condition your skin.
Caribbean Sol Sol Guard SPF 30 ($19.99): This is the water-resistant, biodegradable, reef-friendly sunscreen for all occasions. Added ingredients like aloe and cucumber extract, hydrate and condition the skin as you soak up the sun.
Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen ($19.95): Going into summer with a little one at home? Sunscreen for babies and kids is critical to protect their delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The Babo Botanicals formula is effective, gentle, and allergen-free, perfect for their sensitive skin!
After Sun Care
Caribbean Sol Kukui Body Silk ($18.99): If you happen to spend too long enjoying the sunshine or forget to re-apply, you may need a little something to help your skin recover. Caribbean Sol’s Kukui Body Silk can be used every day to moisturize and prevent sunburns and peeling.
Annie Fannie’s Sunshine Fragrance-Free Oil ($17.99): This vitamin-rich, nourishing body oil will help give you a natural glow and protect your skin after too many long hours in the sun.
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