Applying SPF on your face is just as important as on your body. With much thinner and delicate skin on our faces, sunscreen is a MUST. Wearing sunscreen (with and without makeup) as the last step in your skincare routine daily is a true power move! And yes, even in the winter and cloudy weather. Overcast won’t block those UV rays! That being said, here are my favorite clean sunscreens for the face.
The Essential SPF 28 mineral sunscreen by Kari Gran speaks for itself – it’s essential. Made with non-nano zinc oxide and organic botanical oils like non-GMO red raspberry seed oil and organic French plum oil, it’ll keep your skin hydrated, glowing, and protected from the harmful aging and sunburn causing UVA and UVB rays. It’ll have you saying, “Wrinkles?! I don’t know her…”
3-in-1 products are such convenient time savers and the Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer is just that! With SPF 30, this sunscreen is perfect for use under makeup or by itself as an SPF moisturizer. It features certified organic ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba, and green tea to name a few. Plus, it’s refillable, cruelty-free, and vegan making it a win for your skin, our fellow sentient beings, and the environment!
Naturopathica’s best-selling Calendula Essential Hydrating Lotion is packed with holistic goodness. The calm, soothing powers of calendula soften and hydrate the skin, while knotgrass (loaded with antioxidants) improves its texture and appearance. Micronized zinc oxide is a reef-safe UVA/UVB protectant. An added bonus: Naturopathica ships with Zero Net Carbon Footprint!
The Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18 will keep your skin protected from UVs while also providing lots of nourishment. This lightweight, unscented formula contains 3 different types of stem cells: swiss apple to counter visible aging, alpine rose to protect the skin’s moisture barrier, and Mexican prickly poppy to replenish and hydrate the moisture barrier. On top of all that, it’s gluten-, cruelty-, petrochemical-, SLS-, SLES-, paraben-, synthetic fragrance & color-, glycol-, silicone-, and PEG-free, AND vegan. I know…it’s amazing.
ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 is another 3-in-1 favorite! This multi-award-winning skin tint combines skincare, makeup, and sun protection all into one. It’s jam-packed with good-for-you skincare ingredients like plant-based squalane, hyaluronic acids, and niacinamide. Nano-zinc oxide not only protects from UVs but even blue light and infrared rays. And to top it all off, it’s fragrance-, silicone-, chemical screen-, gluten-, and oil-free, non-comedogenic, and vegan. It truly is a super serum skin tint!