Gone are the days of basking in the sun slathered in low or no SPF tanning oil. We’re well aware of the unwanted effects of sun damage: wrinkles, spots, and melanoma –-- no, thank you. So why be counterintuitive in the practice of sun protection by applying sunscreen packed with harsh chemicals? Arguably the most essential item to own in skincare, we’ve rounded up six of the very best toxin-free sunscreens that treat skin right, keeping it both clean and protected all summer long. With formulations for all skin types at $20 and under, there’s something for everyone. And the best way to keep skin safe under the hot summer sun.
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1. NATIVE UNSCENTED MINERAL SUNSCREEN
Made with coconut oil leaving the skin soft and absorbs quickly into all skin tones without leaving a white cast.
2. PIPETTE MINERAL SUNSCREEN
Calms the effects of infrared with plant-derived squalene and is baby-friendly.
3. JUICE BEAUTY SPORT SUNSCREEN
Hydrates the skin with antioxidant-rich ingredients coconut and jojoba, protects with vitamin C and E and soothes the skin with aloe.
4. VACATION MINERAL SUNSCREEN
Replenishes sun-exposed skin with vitamin E, keeps the skin cool with cucumber extract, and glides on clear with its higher-than-most dose of zinc.
5. TWO PEAS ORGANIC MINERAL SUNSCREEN
Formulated for sensitive skin, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter hydrates and calms the skin.
6. C'EST MOI GENTLE MINERAL SUNSCREEN
Rejuvenates skin with organic strawberry, kiwi, and apple extracts and soothes dry skin with aloe leaf juice and shea butter.