What with the advent of ethical beauty, there’s no reason why you can’t protect your skin from harmful radiation while protecting the planet against cruel and unsustainable practices. We’ve done some research on the best vegan sunscreen products to help you find the perfect option for your skin!
1. Coola’s Organic SPF 30 Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops: Unfortunately, the sun’s rays aren’t the only concerning form of radiation to which we expose our skin. We also expose it to HEV light from electronic screens, which is thought to cause premature aging and inflammation of the skin. Luckily, this amazing product by Coola contains ingredients to block not only UV radiation, but also HEV and IR light. Its ingredients are backed by clinical studies, and it’s both vegan and reef-friendly. ($46)
2. Farmacy Beauty’s Green Screen SPF 30: This sunscreen promises to protect your skin against both solar and electronic radiation. It’s great for everyday wear, as it won’t leave any greasy residue or white tinge on your skin. Meanwhile, it uses echinacea purpurea to give your skin a healthy glow. ($36)
3. The Honest Company’s Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50: This budget-friendly sunscreen is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an ideal product for skin protection. While it protects your skin from harmful radiation, it moisturizes and nurtures with coconut oil and shea butter, leaving your skin softer and smoother than ever. It’s never tested on animals, and it doesn’t contain any animal by-products. ($13.95)
4. Luminance Skincare’s Non Metallic Organic Sunscreen: This option may be a bit controversial, but the effectiveness of red raspberry seed oil as a sunscreen has been backed by research. Most sunscreen products out there use a blend of mineral oxides to protect your skin from the sun; if you’re concerned about the potential health ramifications of slathering heavy metals onto your skin on a daily basis, you might want to seek another solution. This sunscreen features red raspberry seed oil and carrot seed oil to protect your skin the natural way. It has excellent reviews from verified buyers who were impressed by its effectiveness.
It can be easy to forget about sunscreen during your morning skincare routine, but most of us should be using a sunscreen product on a daily basis throughout all the seasons of the year. We recommend keeping a bottle of sunscreen near your foundation as a reminder to incorporate it into your daily routine. You can apply sunscreen before putting on your foundation, or combine a few drops with your favorite foundation product, and apply both at once. You can also look for a makeup product that already has an SPF factor (hint: many BB creams have an SPF of between 15 and 30).
It’s also important to remember that one layer of sunscreen won’t last all day long. We recommend purchasing a mini or travel-sized sunscreen product that you can keep on your person throughout the day. For best results, reapply sunscreen about every two hours.
Camille Bond is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has interned in the film industry and the publishing industry, as well as for a political campaign. When it comes to the world of beauty and wellness, she loves researching natural skincare brands, concocting DIY recipes, and discovering new mediation techniques!