Affordable Natural & Organic Sunscreen Without Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

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In my second installment of budget green beauty finds, I'm sharing my top picks for sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens are becoming more widely available and it's the time of year where you should be wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, especially when spending a long time outside.

Most mineral sunscreens are made with zinc oxide or titanium oxide as the physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. These are both clean broad-spectrum options but they sometimes have the unwanted side effect of leaving your skin with a white cast. So I've rounded several affordable options and a few of them won't leave your skin looking pale.

Why You Should Switch to Safer Sunscreen

Mainly for your skin's health and environmental protection! Conventional sunscreen often contains quite a few questionable ingredients which include:

  • oxybenzone – absorbs through the skin quickly and in high amounts, causes photoallergenic reactions, kills coral reef and has now been banned in several places around the world, endocrine disruptor
  • octinoxate – has been shown to have hormone-mimicking effects on laboratory animals, detected in mothers' milk samples, also kills coral reef
  • fragrance – umbrella term used to hide thousands of ingredients so who knows what's really in it
  • parabens – possibly linked to breast cancer, endocrine disruptor

All of these natural sunscreens listed below are cleaner options than conventional but check the ingredients to look for any ingredients you want to avoid. Some use essential oils or phenoxyethanol and I know some people like to avoid those ingredients. If you want more information on ingredients check out my post on nontoxic skincare.

Facial Sunscreen Without Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

BONUS: Blissoma Photonic Light Shifting Solution SPF 25 Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen + Moisturizer $52 – no white cast at all with this one and doubles as a primer! I know the price isn't affordable but this is the best mineral facial sunscreen I've tried so I had to include it as a bonus.

sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate

Body Sunscreen Without Oxybenzone and Octinoxate


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