Summer Essentials: EcoLogical Natural Sunscreen
Summer has arrived here in Australia, and we’re gearing up for some warm sunny days on the beach. While we’re all for healthy sun exposure (adequate vitamin D is a must!), we’re not big on burning! So finding a natural sunscreen that’s free from nanoparticles and nasty stuff has been a priority.
Most of you are probably familiar with the common failings of most sunscreens: too greasy, too thick, too heavy, leaves a ghostly white cast or looks clammy under makeup.
Indeed, the struggle to find a good sunscreen is real. ?
And to tick all those boxes and be natural? It’s really no easy feat.
With that said, I came across the Eco Logical Natural Sunscreen for Face, and so far it’s topping my list for natural sun protection.
EcoLogical Natural Sunscreen: Let’s Talk Formula
What I love most about this natural sunscreen is that it is 100% non-greasy. In fact, it applies completely matte and feels almost undetectable on the skin. Despite being a physical sunscreen (using zinc oxide), it doesn’t seem to leave a white cast on my face, nor feel heavy in the slightest. I often wear it under makeup with no problems at all.
In terms of protection, this sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, with an SPF of 30+. It acts as a physical sunscreen using zinc oxide as its active ingredient.
What’s In It
Overall, this sunscreen scores a 1 in Skin Deep Database (check out it’s profile here!) – which is low hazard and fairly safe for use.
Active: Zinc oxide 20% w/w
Inactive: Purified Water (Aqua) Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract.
Have you tried the EcoLogical sunscreen? What’s you favourite natural sunscreen?