Native Sunscreen Review 2022

Native first launched their deodorants which became a mega hit, and in summer of 2021 the affordable clean beauty brand that’s available in stores everywhere launched mineral sunscreens. Native has one face sunscreen and one body sunscreen that each come in either Unscented or Coconut Pineapple scents. I’ve been testing out the Native Mineral Face Sunscreen pineapple and coconut and the unscented Body Sunscreen for the past several months and I am ready to share my official Native Sunscreen Review.

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I’m happy to say that I’ve been enjoying the new Native mineral sunscreens, which I think are fantastic for the affordable price point. The formulation and texture may not be as perfect or sophisticated as the luxury mineral sunscreens I use, but the Native Sunscreens are still very wearable and I do reach for them often. They do have their faults though, which I’ll be talking about in this Native review.

Native sunscreen spf 30

Native Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 30

The Native Mineral Body Sunscreen contains one active ingredient as the UV blocker: non-nano zinc oxide. The formula is very simple and clean with avocado oil and sunflower seed oil, and the consistency is very lightweight and lotion-like. It can get a little chalky after applying, so some more oil or butter in the formula might have been better.

One of its biggest pluses is that the Native Mineral Body Sunscreen is an entire 5 fl Oz for just $20 and currently the biggest tube of sunscreen in my current arsenal. I also like to use it as a face sunscreen, but it does require adding several drops of face oil for even application.

The Native mineral body sunscreen, being such a lightweight lotion and offered in a HUGE bottle, would make a great alternative to affordable mineral sunscreens that are often very rich and a little too greasy for some.

Native Sunscreen Ingredients:

Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol & Coco-Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Native Mineral Face Sunscreen

Native Mineral Face Sunscreen

The Native Mineral face sunscreen is a lightweight lotion but formulated for better application on the face than the body lotion. It doesn’t have the chalky tendency that the body lotion has, but I do need to add a few drops of face oil (if it’s not already part of my morning skincare routine) for this lotion to spread evenly and absorb quicker. Otherwise it likes to spread unevenly and it feels like I would be trying to rub it in forever. I think oilier skin types would like the Native Face sunscreen.

As a mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen, the Native Face Sunscreen naturally leaves some white cast but nothing too terrible. The Pineapple Coconut scent smells of a pina colada-filled summer and isn’t overpowering. If I were to compare this pineapple coconut scent to others though, this one is not my favorite. The other thing I’m not a fan of is this removable cap, which is annoying to take on and off. I’d personally just prefer to get the Native Body sunscreen and customize it every time I needed to use it as a face sunscreen to save money.

One thing to note is that Native sunscreen, both body and face, are NOT water or sweat resistant. If you’re looking for a sunscreen that needs to endure water or sweat-filled activities, this is not the sunscreen for you.

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Native sunscreens are available online at their website only for US shipping.

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