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15 Best Natural and Organic Sunscreens 2024 (I tested them all)

If you’re looking for the best new mineral and reef-safe sunscreens that offer broad spectrum SPF protection and are made of natural and organic ingredients, I’ve rounded up the best new natural sunscreens that launched this year! All brands in this mineral sunscreen guide are committed to high quality, safe ingredients and bringing you clean sunscreens that both fully protect and deeply nourish the skin. These are effective sunscreens that won’t clog your pores or make you look chalky with that dreadful white cast.

Best organic sunscreens 2021

As more and more people are switching to reef safe, natural sunscreens, we‘re seeing tons of new zinc oxide sunscreen drops this summer. Chemical sunscreens vs natural sunscreens are a hot topic, but as long as you are protecting your skin from the dangers of UV rays that’s what matters! From familiar clean sunscreen brands like Babo Botanicals to clean beauty brands launching their very first sunscreen, there is no shortage of safe new sunscreens to try summer. Blow natural sunscreens that are reef friendly and zinc oxide based. 

Best organic sunscreens

If you’re looking for the best natural tinted sunscreens for face in clean beauty check out my post here.

Check out more specific sunscreen breakdowns in these posts:

Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Fluid SPF50 Tinted Sunscreen

Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Fluid SPF50 Tinted Sunscreen

  • Ultra-light liquid formula blends in easily for a flawless finish without the greasy feel and minimal whitening on most skin tones
  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide mineral sunscreen combined with sweet white lupine for broad spectrum SPF50 protection against UVA, UVB, and blue light
  • Fragrance free & suitable all skin types, especially for sensitive skin
  • Contains 30-plant based ingredients, including Babo Botanicals’ Exclusive Organic Nutri-Soothe™ Herbal Blend, rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants.
  • Available in tinted and non tinted version
  • $19.99

Pestlo SafeRecipe Sun Essence SPF 50

  • Uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide a high sun protection factor of SPF 50
  • Formulated with EWG green grade ingredients and completed skin irritation test, suitable even for sensitive skin (does include handful of synthetics)
  • Contains Panthenol (10,000 ppm) and Ceramide (1 ppm) to soothe irritated skin, strengthen the skin barrier and replenish hydration
  • Silky lotion texture
  • Dries with matte / natural finish and very minimal white cast
  • Herbal pine scent
  • $17.30

Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Smoothing SPF 30

Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Smoothing SPF 30

  • 10% zinc oxide mineral primer, moisturizer and SPF
  • Contains Green Tea and Antioxidant-rich blooms like Desert Rose, Hibiscus, and Jasmine
  • $38 (Discount code OBL saves 15%)

Badger clear zinc sunscreen

Badger Clear Zinc Sport Sunscreen Tube SPF 40

Badger is a very rich and thick cream for sports and outdoor activities (not ideal as a face sunscreen).

  • 98% organic with just 4 simple clean ingredients
  • 22.5% zinc oxide
  • Unscented
  • $15 on Amazon

Babo sheer mineral sunscreen spf 50

Babo Botanicals Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

  • $21.99 on Amazon
  • New sunscreens from Babo Botanicals that are SPF 50
  • Formulated for even the most sensitive skin types
  • Available as spray or lotion
  • 80 minutes of water and sweat resistance

Zitsticka megashade sunscreen

 

Zitsticka MEGASHADE Breakout Proof SPF Serum

  • This has zero white cast and feels like a thin serum!
  • Formulated for breakout-prone and sensitive skin
  • Lightweight SPF 50 serum formula is a mineral-chemical hybrid for broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays
  • Blends in invisible for a dewy finish and no white cast
  • $40

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Sunscreen Serum

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Sunscreen Serum SPF 50

  • This is a 100% mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and zero white cast
  • Liquid serum with sheer tint
  • SPF 50
  • Contains Bloomeffects Proprietary Tulip Complex: rich in antioxidants, natural moisturizing factors, and amino acids
  • Contains Kakadu Plum (vitamin C), mushroom extract, Niacinamide and more
  • $65 (Discount code OBL saves 20%)

Bloomeffects tulip dew sunscreen

Le prunier plumscreen spf 31

Le Prunier Plumscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 31

  • Le Prunier has zero white cast and 4.7% non-nano zinc oxide
  • Plum Superfruit Complex™, which protects collagen and elastin from UV damage while reducing DNA-damaging free radicals
  • Zonaria Tourneforti Extract (hand-harvested seaweed from the Azorian Sea) and Le Prunier’s cult-favorite Plum Beauty Oil
  • Great for acne prone & extremely sensitive or allergy prone skin
  • $78 

Mychelle Sun Shield Liquid

Mychelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50

  • This is SO affordable and provides SPF 50 broad spectrum coverage
  • Offered in five sheer shades (Non-tinted, Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Dark, Dark)
  • 20% Zinc Oxide
  • Con: Strange smell
  • In a base of Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract (an extract of the leaf of the blue agave)
  • Get the tinted not the non-tinted version 

Mychelle sunscreen

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Earth harbor sunscreenEarth Harbor Sheer Eclipse Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

  • Reef-safe, non-nano, and 100% mineral-based with 18.9% Zinc Oxide
  • Oil free formula with a matte finish
  • Macroalgae, and Green Tea Extract to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays, blue light, and pollution damage
  • Con: May initially feel like it sits on your skin due to zero oil content 
  • $25

Earth harbor mineral sunscreen

Jane iredale powder me dry sunscreen

Jane Iredale Powder Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen

  • Dry powder SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen
  • For face, body and scalp
  • In a refillable flow-through vegan brush
  • Available in four shades

Naturopathica calendula essential hydrating lotion spf 30

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Lotion SPF 30

  • Luxury 100% Mineral, Non-Nano, Reef Safe, micronized zinc
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen with 15% Zinc oxide
  • Calendula to nourish and soothe and Knotgrass to improve skin texture
  • Soothing calendula scent
  • Light lotion with Matte finish
  • $68
  • (My personal favorite expensive luxury sunscreen launch of 2021)

 

 

Native sunscreen spf 30

Native Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

  • An affordable mineral sunscreen with 20% zinc oxide 
  • Face and body sunscreen options
  • Available in Unscented, coconut pineapple scent or rose scent
  • Well suited to oily skin; dry skin mist have well moisturized skin for this to apply and absorb well
  • Some white cast

 

Odacite sun guardian day creme

Odacite Sun Guardian Day Creme SPF 30

  • This gives a matte finish and slight blurring effect (dry skin types should use their Mineral Drops)
  • SPF 30 UVA and UVB protection
  • Does have some white cast 
  • Made with Oceanic Glacial Water, Aloe Vera and Calendula as well as Green Tea and Vitamin E

Mara Sea Kale Sunscreen. Serum SPF 30MARA Sea Kale Sunscreen. Serum SPF 30

  • Oil based sunscreen serum
  • 100% mineral based
  • Contains algae, zinc, blue sea kale, hemp seed
  • Dewy finish

Pai british summertime sunscreen

Pai Skincare British Summertime Sunscreen SPF 30

  • Organic sun cream with same formula but in a new, larger 75ml size
  • Non-greasy, non-nano Zinc Oxide sunscreen for sensitive skin
  • Blue-light and infra-red protection

Laspa naturals fluid matte foundation spf 20

La Spa Naturals Fluid Matte Foundation SPF 20 (Canada)

  • $38.99
  • Creamy and rich 
  • Made with certified organic and naturally derived ingredients
  • 3 in 1 lightweight mineral sunscreen offers a base level of sun protection in a moisturizing foundation
  • Suitable for all skin types and skin tones
  • Available in 3 naturally tinted shades

Derma e vitamin c weightless moisturizer spf 45

 

Derma E Vitamin C Weightless Moisturizer SPF 45

  • Stabilized Vitamin C to help with dark spots and age spots
  • 20% non-nano mineral zinc oxide
  • Con: VERY Strong white cast 
  • Milky, silky lotion
  • Made in a base of celery seed extract and rooibos fruit extracted

 

Sukin spf 30 sheer touch sunscreen

Sukin Naturals SPF 30 Sheer Touch Face Sunscreen

  • $18.99
  • 100% naturally derived and reef friendly
  • Available in untinted, light/medium and medium/dark
  • Thin, moussy consistency that separates
  • Rosehip Oil, Green Tea and Cucumber to nourish the skin
  • Cons: Strong natural sunscreen scent, skin should be well moisturized for this to spread evenly and absorb well

Sukin sunscreen

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